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SUBSEA TECHNOLOGY & RENTALS HAVE OFFICIALLY LANDED IN ABERDEEN

31.08.2017
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) are delighted to announce the opening of its Aberdeen Office.

Premier Oil commits to advancing oil and gas technology development through ITF

31.08.2017
The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) boasts a growing and diverse group of prominent industry players dedicated to working together to solve complex technical challenges in the oil and gas sector. Premier Oil, which has been a member since 2011, is extending its membership to the organisation by three years.

Splash in the Empire State

30.08.2017
“New York is a diamond Iceberg floating in river water” – Truman Capote. New York State is richly endowed with freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, as well as portions of two of the five Great Lakes and thousands of miles of rivers and streams. These inland bodies of water serve as drinking water, provide flood control to protect life and property, and support recreation, tourism, agriculture, fishing, power generation, and manufacturing. They also provide habitats for aquatic plant and animal life.

First ever Korean-language HSE course delivered

29.08.2017
Language no barrier to obtaining global diving certification A group of Korean commercial divers have obtained their HSE (Health & Safety Executive) diving certification on the first ever Korean-language HSE diving course at The Underwater Centre, Fort William.

New digital and technology event launched for the international oil and gas industry

29.08.2017
ENGenious: 4-6 September 2018, Aberdeen A new three-day biennial global symposium and exhibition aimed at driving radical digital and technological transformation across the upstream oil and gas industry has been launched by SPE and Reed Exhibitions, the partners behind SPE Offshore Europe. ENGenious has been conceived in response to demand from the upstream oil and gas community for an event focusing on emerging products, services and techniques with the ability to transform the efficiency of exploration and production activities. The first edition will be held at AECC, Aberdeen, Scotland from 4 – 6 September 2018. The event will run on alternate years to SPE Offshore Europe.

UK subsea sector urged to seek opportunities in offshore wind

29.08.2017
With global offshore wind expenditure expected to rise to over £350bn between now and 2026, there is a huge opportunity for subsea companies to step up and play their part in helping to meet the world’s renewable energy targets. This will see a significant number of developments taking off over the next few years, and with world renowned experience in offshore oil and gas engineering, the UK has the skills and expertise to lead the way - delivering investment and creating jobs. Subsea UK will be running an event on 20 September, to explore the offshore wind developments that are currently underway, while offering practical help and advice to companies looking to access the rapidly growing offshore renewables market.

N-Sea Announces Inaugural Cameroonian Contract

29.08.2017
Subsea IMR provider, N-Sea, has begun work in the Cameroonian offshore market, via a contract win with Dutch offshore lifting and transportation company, Jumbo Offshore. With phase one completed in mid-July, the project takes place off the shores of Cameroon’s South Province, as a part of the Hilli Episeyo Subsea Soft Yoke Installation. N-Sea’s workscope comprises diving and ROV support, performing all subsea installation of the soft yoke system.

ECA Group’s USV INSPECTOR MK2 goes wireless

28.08.2017
ECA Group extends capabilities of its Unmanned Surface Vehicle INSPECTOR MK2 to provide faster data transfer linked to other unmanned systems. Premium equipment has been selected and tested in real user conditions to complete and qualify ECA Group radio communication solutions for its USV range.

Ashtead strengthens Singapore Operation with New Appointment

28.08.2017
Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology has boosted its Singapore operation with the appointment of Ankit Munjal as regional sales manager. Ankit will be instrumental in driving forward the firm’s sales and business development activities in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region in support of both existing and new clients.

Webtool targets smaller and inspection class ROVs with electro-hydraulic power pack

24.08.2017
Cutting systems specialist, Webtool, announces the industry’s first electro-hydraulic power pack bringing a high pressure, hydraulic capability to inspection class and smaller ROVs. The lightweight, battery powered power pack, called EHP350, is designed to be used with Webtool wire rope and softline cutters at water depths up to 1000m.


Tests Confirm that New Patented Buoyancy Design Eliminates VIV in High Currents and Minimizes Drag

24.08.2017
A major milestone is successfully completed under the joint development agreement between Diamond Offshore, Inc. and Trelleborg that focuses on creation of a helically grooved buoyancy design with enhanced performance for drilling riser operations in high current conditions. Test results revealed that, when using the patented design, Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV) is effectively eliminated in high currents, with the added bonus that drag loading on the riser is also reduced to a level comparable with fairings. In June of this year, tow tank testing on the patented helically grooved design was performed at SINTEF Ocean’s Tow Tank facility in Trondheim, Norway. The joint facility, under SINTEF and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), is one of the premier hydrodynamic research facilities in the world, allowing testing of the new buoyancy design in the supercritical flow regime representative of offshore current conditions.

Spotlight on the Latest Subsea Technology

23.08.2017
Date: 14th September Opening hours: 11.00 – 16.00 Location: Ashtead House, Discovery Drive, Westhill AB32 6FG

Cathie Associates Strengthen Commitment to US Energy

23.08.2017
Leading offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, Cathie Associates, are pleased to announce the opening of operations in the USA with the appointment of a Vice President. The move is part of the company’s drive for international expansion and will enable them to better serve the US offshore energy industry, following creation of Cathie Associates Inc., at the turn of the year.

M2 Subsea achieves ISN approval in US for employee safety management programme

23.08.2017
M2 Subsea, the global independent provider of ROV services, has secured the seal of approval from ISNetworld (ISN) in the US for its Safety Management System. Following an evaluation of the company’s internal system for managing its health and safety, M2 Subsea met the required standards from the global leader in contractor and supplier management. ISN is an internationally recognised resource for connecting companies with safe, reliable contractors and suppliers and is designed to meet internal and governmental record keeping and compliance requirements. It measures key performance indicators among workers in meeting industry needs and regulations.

SPE Offshore Europe set to welcome UK Government minister and new technology pioneers

23.08.2017
SPE Offshore Europe 2017 has secured Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Andrew Jones MP as a speaker at the opening plenary and has also confirmed a strong line up for its all new Tech Trek. As Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Mr Jones oversees UK growth and productivity, with interests in industrial strategy and North Sea oil and gas.

Specialist well abandonment company bolsters management team with commercial and technical expertise

23.08.2017
Well-Safe Solutions has announced the appointment of two more directors to lead the recently launched business which aims to become a market-leader in North Sea decommissioning. A specialist well abandonment company, Well-Safe Solutions will help oil and gas operators to meet the challenges of safe and cost-efficient decommissioning of subsea wells.

Sonardyne acoustic positioning technology selected for Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough

22.08.2017
Ocean science technology company, Sonardyne International Ltd, UK., announced today it has been awarded the contract to supply Britain’s new polar research vessel, RRS Sir David Attenborough, with subsea acoustic tracking and position reference equipment.

IMCA Publishes ROV Personnel and Vehicle Stats

22.08.2017
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has long collected information both on personnel working on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and also on the types of ROV in operation. There has now been a thorough reassessment of the original reported data going back to 2010 in order to identify long-term trends.
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