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2016 MCE Deepwater Development Technical Program release

After over 175 Technical Abstracts, from 92 Companies, were processed and evaluated; we are happy to announce the 2016 Technical Program.

Falkland Islands Exploration drilling update – Successful Isobel Deep Re-drill

Premier Oil plc is pleased to announce that the Isobel Deep re-drill (well 14/20-2) has successfully confirmed the oil discovery encountered in the original Isobel Deep well. In addition, this re-drill has discovered new hydrocarbons in additional sandstones.

Rob Spillard joins Bibby HydroMap as their new Technical Director

Seabed survey company Bibby HydroMap continues to strengthen their executive board with the appointment of Rob Spillard as Technical Director.

Fugro concludes sale and lease back of two vessels

Fugro has entered into a sale and lease back agreement regarding its geotechnical vessels Fugro Scout and Fugro Voyager.

Sharing lunch, experience and ideas at subsea seminar

Bibby Offshore shares costs efficiency solutions and highlights best internal working methods to help ensure safe future for industry. Those attending the lunch and learn event at Village Hotel Club Aberdeen, Prime 4, in Kingswells, will hear from Bibby Offshore on how best to conduct business with the firm, as well as take part in discussions about adding value to projects and sharing ideas on cost efficiency in the supply chain.

Finalists announced for annual British subsea awards

Aker Solutions, N-Sea and Saab are in contention for the Subsea Company of the Year award at this year’s Subsea UK Awards, held during Subsea Expo – Europe’s largest subsea focused exhibition and conference.

‘Ask Fugro’ campaign celebrates Fugro's global ingenuity

Dutch geoscience and inspection specialist Fugro is embarking on an ambitious, year-long celebration of its global ingenuity by launching 'Ask Fugro' - a media-wide campaign focusing on specific industry hurdles and innovative solutions.

Christmas Unwrapped

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR); specialists in providing leading technology and services to the offshore marine sectors, are pleased to confirm the addition of two Sonardyne ‘Syrinx’ Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) to their expanding rental inventory.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

ROV Planet would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

New appointments further strengthen Subsea UK Board

Subsea UK has unveiled its new Board, following a members’ ballot at the industry body’s Annual General Meeting.

Fugro provides survey services for deepwater development at significant Guyana oil discovery

Fugro has been awarded a contract by Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, an ExxonMobil affiliate, for survey services at a deepwater field development offshore Guyana. The contract provides for autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) geophysical survey and an environmental baseline survey, along with shallow geohazard and geotechnical coring.

Pemex extends Fugro offshore geophysical and geotechnical campaign

Mexican national oil company, Pemex, has awarded a further extension to Fugro’s contract to support its exploration drilling activities in the Bay of Campeche.


Ocean Installer has been awarded an offshore wind contract with Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH. This strengthens Ocean Installer’s position in the European offshore wind market.

Subsea Commercial Services Ltd. to Showcase Advanced New Technology at Subsea Expo 2016

Subsea Commercial Services Ltd. (SCS) will be showcasing new and advanced subsea technology at the upcoming Subsea Expo 2016 Exhibition in Aberdeen, Scotland. The Aberdeen based company has recently secured the national and international representation of a number market leading manufacturers.

Aker Solutions and Saipem to Cooperate on Subsea Projects

Aker Solutions and Saipem agreed to cooperate on targeted subsea oil and gas development projects worldwide. The companies will through a joint work group identify opportunities where they can create value for customers by combining Aker Solutions' capabilities in subsea products and technologies with Saipem's assets and expertise in engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea infrastructures.

C&C Technologies upgrade to Sonardyne Ranger 2 Pro

Sonardyne Inc., Houston, has received an order to supply five Ranger 2 Pro USBL tracking systems to survey and mapping specialists C&C Technologies, Inc. – a subsidiary of Oceaneering International, Inc. By upgrading to the latest standard of acoustic positioning technology, C&C Technologies will now benefit from Ranger 2 Pro’s ability to track multiple subsea targets at greater speeds, over longer ranges, and with the highest level of positioning accuracy.

- Using technology to transform costs - Call for proposals launched for Technology Showcase 2016

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) is seeking proposals on the oil and gas innovations which can make the biggest impacts in transforming costs and increasing efficiencies for its Technology Showcase 2016. The event, held in collaboration with Oil & Gas UK, comprises both a conference and an exhibition on Wednesday 9th March 2016 at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre. It has the support of a number of organisations including the Oil & Gas Authority along with global operators and service companies that are hosting technical sessions including Shell, Baker Hughes, TOTAL, AMEC, Centrica, EnQuest and GE Oil & Gas.

OPITO Appoints Action Man to Meet Increasing Demand in US

With 13 OPITO approved training centres in the Gulf of Mexico and over 25,000 offshore workers now accredited to OPITO standards in 2015, the oil and gas skills body has appointed a new approvals manager to meet rising demand.

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