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Phoenix Welcomes New Quality Management System and Improvement Lead

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) announces that John Torgersen has joined the company as our new Quality Management Systems (QMS) Lead overseeing elements in all aspects required to achieve and maintain registration and certification in Commercial and Military quality standards and certification programs. The initial focus for John in this position will be spearheading the effort to transition Phoenix from our current ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard

Oceanscan invests in R2Sonic Multibeam and I2NS from Applanix

Swathe Services announce that Oceanscan have recently made a significant investment for an R2Sonic 2022 digital wideband multibeam system with integrated I2NS (POS MV Wavemaster) INS. The Sonic 2022 is portable, the compact form factor making it ideal for integration into AUV, ROV, or small boat operations with a range up to 400m of water.

Matt Corbin joins Sparrows Group as director of European operations

Sparrows Group has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Matt Corbin as its regional operations director for the UK and Europe to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables and industrial sectors.

The Underwater Centre sees Increase in Bespoke ROV Training Outside Oil & Gas Sector

Well-known for offering bespoke training in commercial diving and ROV operations to a range of clients worldwide, The Underwater Centre has recently noticed a real expansion in their client base for ROV training to companies outside the oil and gas sector.

Ashtead Technology puts spotlight on latest subsea technology

Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology, put the spotlight on the latest subsea technology yesterday at its annual Technology Showcase event. Hosted at the company’s purpose built facility in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, the event welcomed more than 140 industry peers to highlight the latest tools, products and services from leading subsea manufacturers.

Subsea Expo: World's Largest Annual Subsea Exhibition and Conference (7 - 9 February 2018)

Attracting over 5,000 delegates and hosting in excess of 150 exhibitors, Subsea Expo is the world's largest subsea-focused exhibition and conference and is completely free to attend.

Xodus wins two ESIA contracts in Senegal

Xodus Group has been awarded two Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) contracts for projects in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) blocks in Senegal, West Africa.

Ashtead Technology signs five-year collaboration agreement with TSC (part of Eddyfi Technologies)

Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology has signed a five-year global collaboration agreement with Technical Software Consultants Limited (TSC), part of Eddyfi Technologies, for its Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM®) instruments.

Ashtead appoints regional director to drive growth

Global subsea equipment specialists, Ashtead Technology has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Brett Lestrange as UK regional director. Bringing more than 25 years’ experience in the subsea industry, Lestrange will lead Ashtead’s UK sales and technical team to drive growth and support the company as it continues to innovate against a low oil price environment.

New realities for the North Sea

North Sea oil and gas production is undergoing a period of renewal as it adapts to the new realities of a changing world – with BP at the forefront of the transformation in one of its ‘crown jewel’ heartlands Innovation will be key, BP chief executive Bob Dudley told industry leaders at the biennial Offshore Europe conference in Aberdeen.

Subsea 7 Awards Letter of Intent for New Reel-Lay Vessel

Subsea 7 S.A. announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Royal IHC in the Netherlands for the construction of a new reel-lay vessel and associated pipe lay equipment. The cost, excluding capitalised interest, is expected to be below USD 300 million with an early 2020 delivery. The firm contract with Royal IHC is expected to be awarded before the end of 2017, subject to certain conditions and final Board approval.

Shelf Subsea completed the purchase of the Singapore-based ROV fleet from Bibby Offshore.

The systems are one Atom and three Quasar work class ROVs plus one Lynx eyeball ROV. These, coupled with Shelf's existing Panther XTP zone rated ROV will give us a handy fleet of capable and diverse ROV’s.

The International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association Launches

(Washington, DC): Filling a needed niche in the oceans science and technology space, a new international industry association launched today to provide programs, services, and a unified voice on Capitol Hill and in the regulatory agencies to companies that sustainably and commercially utilize the oceans.

Positivity flows from OE17: Long-game focus helps re-build confidence

THE energy industry is embracing the new realities it faces in the age of a lower-for-longer oil price and rising costs, according to representatives of every facet of the sector attending SPE Offshore Europe 2017.

Down-Hole Testing added to C-Kore Systems Subsea Services

C-Kore Systems recently expanded the application of their subsea testing technology to down-hole testing. The new application was tested on Total’s K5F field off the coast of the Netherlands. The C-Kore units helped located the source of low IR on the down-hole system by plugging directly into the subsea Christmas tree, eliminating the need to use down-lines. The hand-held, pre-programmable units were easily installed by divers who located the fault quickly with limited diving time.

SMD Design and Build Innovative 6000m Electric Winch and LARS for Shanghai Salvage

Dedicated deck equipment engineers at Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) have successfully completed work on an electric drive dual-purpose winch and Launch and Recovery System (LARS) to accompany an order from Shanghai Salvage for a Quasar Work Class ROV. The equipment will be used for salvage operations in deep waters around the world, with an assured maximum working depth up to 6000m.

Houston see Saab Seaeye expand

The world’s largest manufacturer of e-robotic underwater systems, Saab Seaeye is further expanding its operations in Houston, USA. This comes as interest grows in the region for Saab Seaeye’s advanced smart robotic systems. Offshore operators and other users of underwater vehicles are seeing considerable savings coming from Saab Seaeye’s latest innovative robotic technology.

Xodus advises Japan on decommissioning trends

Xodus Group has delivered a decommissioning ‘trend survey’ to JOGMEC (Japan Oil & Gas and Metals National Corporation) to provide Japanese oil and gas companies with a better understanding of the decommissioning process and how to manage their global asset and abandonment liabilities. Xodus spent six months researching and collating international decommissioning best practice and presented the findings to over 100 operators and businesses at JOGMEC’s Technology Research Centre in Chiba, east of Tokyo.

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