Abyssal’s CTO speaking at the 25th SNAME

Who is Manuel Parente? Well, if you have an interest in Disruptive Technologies in the Offshore Industry, he´s someone you should know.
Manuel is Abyssal´s founder, CTO and inventor, holding several patents on Augmented Reality and Deep Learning for Remotely Operated Vehicles. This amazing technologist is speaking at the 25th SNAME Offshore Symposium, Houston on the 27th February 2020. Join us there!


Abyssal featured in ROV Planet Magazine


Abyssal featured on page 23, on issue 22 of the ROV Planet Magazine leading the way on “THE FUTURE OF REMOTE SUBSEA OPS USING THE DIGITAL TWIN“!


Abyssal has developed a platform, that incorporates a 3D visualisation engine and a survey grade Geographic Information System (GIS) and is able to acquire, process, and integrate data in real-time from multiple sources. Abyssal´s methodology relies on an innovative approach of integrating all relevant data that results from offshore operations, and is time-stamped, and geospatially referenced in a 3D platform.


Special thanks to ROV Planet.

Abyssal Cloud Launch

We are very excited to launch the Abyssal Cloud today!



Abyssal Cloud delivers the tools that streamline Design & Engineering, improve Handover & Operations Planning, and enables the easy creation of digital assets that live throughout the LoF.

It integrates and correlates historical and real-time data from operations and assets, delivering a single evergreen view of any project and facility.


Please check the Abyssal Cloud page for more details.



Abyssal AI, our research department, was at the industry day of VISUM 2019, a summer school which gathers researchers from academia and industry interested in computer vision and machine intelligence.

We shared the results of our research projects—Structure Inspection and Underwater SLAM-NET System—where we are using artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency of subsea operations. Therefore we showed how to:

> Automatically detect structure integrity threats and other entities (i.e. fish) on subsea videos;

> Reconstruct the surrounding 3D environment and estimate the movement of a subsea vehicle using a single video camera.

The discussion opened doors to great feedback and networking with all the participants, making it worth to work on a Saturday! Thank you VISUM for the invitation, we hope to see you next year!

Structure Inspection Investors
Underwater SLAM-NET System Investors

Abyssal at the OTC2019

Join us at the OTC 2019 Houston, Texas, USA. This year celebrating its 50th anniversary!
Find us at the Wood booth #439.


Don’t miss the opportunity to see our presentations given by our CTO- Manuel Parente, CEO- Rafael Simão and Head of Research- Pedro Costa.


Abyssal strengthens its team by appointing Joe Little to its Advisory Board

Abyssal, a software engineering company that provides cutting-edge 3D Visualization, Simulation and Digitalization capabilities for subsea operations, announced today that Joe Little accepted to support the company on a business and strategic level.

Joe has more than 30 years in the oil and gas sector around the globe, the past 13 of which have been spent working with VCs, academics, major research firms, SMEs and IT industry leaders in researching and educating executives and senior level leaders in the value and impact of emerging technologies such as immersive 3D, AR/VR, advanced visualization techniques, robotics and the future of work at BP. His work has been presented at Stanford University, MIT and IE Business School as well as appearing in books such as “Learning in 3D”.

”It is a privilege to have Joe helping us achieve the next stage of our journey. His expertise and vision will be crucial to accelerate our business roadmap and to provide “Vision in Depth” to our customers”, said Rafael Simão, Abyssal CEO.

“We have no doubt that Joe’s experience in solving business problems with real innovative digital solutions will help us refine our technology and product roadmap” said Manuel Parente, Abyssal CTO. “Joe’s view and vision are 100% aligned with Abyssal’s “Future-Proof Fit-for-Purpose” approach”.

Regarding his appointment, Joe Little said:

“Abyssal is an exciting company and one that has impressed me over the past 3 years in developing, what I believe, to be the most complete subsea Digital Twin platform on the market. I look forward to working with Abyssal in the next stage of their journey”.