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Fugro has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Uruguay B.V. to support its drilling campaign offshore Uruguay. The contract provides for ROV and tooling services in the Raya-1 field in 3,400 metres water depth.

SPE Offshore Europe executive committee appointed and setting the agenda for “pivotal” event in 2017

A sixteen-strong executive committee of industry experts has been appointed for SPE Offshore Europe 2017 and is working on the theme and topics for the event which will take place in Aberdeen from 5-8 September 2017 when the industry will have faced the longest and most severe downturn in decades.

Milestone for IKM Subsea

IKM Subsea AS (IKM) is pleased to announce the receipt of contract award for “ROV and Subsea services for Visund and Snorre B” with Statoil. The contract has duration of 10 years firm and the contract value for IKM is up to 0.75 billion NOK in total for this period. The contract may be extended for a further period of 15 years. The contract represents a significant milestone and acknowledgement for IKM Subsea as a company, involving operational as well as technological challenges.

Business success for ROVOP

Today (9th August 2016) independent subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider ROVOP has announced over $4million of contract wins spanning the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and Europe.

SCS and Forum host demonstration event for cutting-edge offshore instrumentation

Internationally developed pioneering subsea technologies aiming to improve working practices in the offshore sector have been showcased in Aberdeen. Organised by Subsea Commercial Services (SCS) in conjunction with Forum Energy Technologies, the two-day event featured specialist equipment manufacturers from the US, Canada and France who took the opportunity to highlight developments in a range of areas

Proserv strengthens its capabilities with KLAW Products partnership

Proserv, a global technology services company, has formed a strategic partnership with KLAW Products to offer an enhanced field safety service preventing offshore spills in the Middle East. KLAW Products, an oilfield equipment provider, supplies breakaway couplings and emergency release systems for the safe transfer of hazardous and non-hazardous material. This agreement will see Proserv offering KLAW’s products across the region while also delivering in-country technical support.

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Specialist provider of diving equipment becomes part of JFD

JFD, the world-leading subsea operations and manufacturing company and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, is pleased to announce the acquisition of LEXMAR.

AISUS Offshore Boosts Team to Drive Growth

AISUS Offshore has strengthened its team in Aberdeen as it continues to grow its UKCS position and gears up for significant overseas expansion. The company, which provides remotely deployed visual and ultrasonic inspection solutions to the global oil and gas industry is looking to double its turnover over the next three years through expansion both at home and abroad.

STR design and manufacture bespoke cabling solution for CEFAS

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) have enhanced their reputation as specialists in developing high quality bespoke technology for the subsea industry with the design and manufacture of a bespoke cabling solution for the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). STR were approached by CEFAS to produce a cable design to simplify their more complex operations and expand the capabilities of their recently purchased STR SeaSpyder Telemetry Camera System.

Whittaker Engineering develops welding procedure which can save millions of pounds through the prevention of dry docking

Whittaker Engineering, an independent Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company, has developed a unique water-backed welding procedure for vessels which can save companies millions of pounds from the prevention of dry docking and resultant loss of production.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 08

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 08 The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Featuring the Offshore Wind Construction Market – The Ariane HROV – Testing the Waters: Seanic Test Facility – Poster: The New Seanic Test Tank – Product Focus: Imagenex 881AL-GS Gyro-Stabilised Scanning Sonar – MATE International ROV Competition 2016 – AeroLift eXpress Unmanned Offshore Transport – The iXblue Phins Compact Family – Marine Technology at Northwestern Michigan College.

Imenco UK Ltd and Tokyo Sangyo Co Ltd Sign Agency Agreement

In early July 2016 at a meeting in Aberdeen, Imenco UK Ltd signed an agency agreement with Tokyo Sangyo Co Ltd for the promotion and sales of all Imenco products into the Japanese geographic region. The agreement covers all aspects of the Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy sectors. Tokyo Sangyo Co Ltd identified Imenco as one of the critical North Sea OEM organisations that could support their efforts on behalf of the Japanese Government’s aspiration of moving away from reliance on Nuclear Energy to other forms of sustainable power.

ATR and Centurion Merge to Create Global Oil & Gas Rental Group

Centurion Group and ATR Group are to merge to create a global player in the oil and gas rental equipment and services market. The group, which will have a combined turnover of over £100 million, will operate from bases in the UK, Netherlands, Caspian, Singapore, Australia and the U.S.

Subsea Centre introduces new Hydraulics Training Course

Subsea training facility, The Underwater Centre, has introduced a new hydraulics course which will provide candidates from a wide range of industries an introduction to fluid power systems. Hydraulics are an essential component of many industrial applications in manual and automated plant, from forestry, agriculture and marine engineering, to complex robotic and mechatronic systems. The Underwater Centre has developed the course to give candidates an introduction to the principles of fluid mechanics and provide hands-on experience using the Centre’s new training equipment.

Hydromapping with the AC-ROV 100

Bibby HydroMap have recently used the AC-ROV 100 supplied by Holdfast Marine Solutions Ltd to carry out visual inspection of seabed conditions along a number of survey corridors in some highly challenging coastal environments.

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Technip awarded key IRM frame agreement in UKCS

Technip has been awarded a key contract by Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited for Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) works on its North Sea subsea infrastructure. The frame agreement with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK will see Technip provide diving support and IRM services for 2016, with possible extension to include 2017 and 2018.

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