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8th Annual Decommissioning Summit to break down silos and give industry ‘boost’ for uncertain future

With operators demanding more joined-up thinking from the supply chain in order to do more with less in an era of depressed oil prices, the decommissioning industry’s flagship knowledge-sharing event has responded by organizing cutting-edge seminars on breaking down the silos that hamper efficiency and innovation offshore. For the first time, the Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit, to be held February 23-25 in Houston, will unite the well intervention and late-life production community with operators’ top decommissioning leaders to look afresh at the technologies and techniques needed for cost-effective end-of-life transition.

OpenHydro claims top accolades for Innovation

Winner of Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards for Tech Innovation Award and International Engineer of the Year Winner of Innovation Award from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Tidal energy developer OpenHydro, a DCNS company, has secured top honours at this year’s Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards and SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards.

Subserv Pro to Become Atlas Professionals ROV, Diving & Inspection Office

In September, two of the UK’s strongest agencies in the ROV, Renewables and Offshore Survey industry fused together under one brand. On 7th December, Subserv Pro (SSP) will become Atlas’ official ROV, Diving and Inspection office (RDI).

Three-year award in Angola strengthens Harkand’s position in West Africa

HARKAND and its local consortium partner TOS Angola Lda has secured a three-year contract to deliver inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services in Angola for a major international oil company operating in the West Africa region.

Ocean Installer awarded first contract in Nigria

Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for field development work in Nigeria for Folawiyo Aje Services Limited. The contract starts with immediate effect. Ocean Installer will perform the offshore construction of the Aje Ph1 project off the coast of Nigeria. The scope of work includes mooring buoy installation and hook up, flowline and umbilical installation. Folawiyo Aje Services Limited (FASL) functions as dedicated technical advisor to the field operator Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum.

OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Shanghai Call for Papers Final Deadline Monday, December 7, 2015

Every Spring, the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society sponsor the OCEANS conference in either Asia or Europe. It is a prestigious conference/exhibition that draws hundreds of international attendees. The venue for OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Shanghai, the Shanghai International Convention Center, has a high reputation both at home and abroad for holding large-scale international conferences, has expansive meeting and exhibition space, with a riverside view, and is convenient to major airports and other local, modern attractions.

ROVOP announce £3m of new contract wins

Independent subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider ROVOP has announced £3m worth of new contract wins in the last month across the oil and gas, offshore wind and power transmission sectors.

North Star Shipping awarded prestigous health and safety management award

North Star Shipping has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council. The company, which has the largest, wholly-owned British fleet engaged in the UK offshore industry, is a division of the family-owned global shipping and energy services firm, Craig Group. North Star Shipping is one of 61 organisations worldwide - and one of only two in the North-east of Scotland - that achieved a Sword of Honour which is awarded to organisations that have demonstrated excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.

Odyssey Marine Exploration goes to great lengths with Sonardyne GyroiUSBL

New subsea technology which allows geophysical towfish to be tracked at distances far greater than current methods allow, has been successfully evaluated by Odyssey Marine Exploration during trials in the Bay of Biscay. Developed by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, the Ranger 2 GyroiUSBL system was able to track Odyssey’s latest deep tow side-scan platform at a slant range of 7,500 metres from their vessel, Odyssey Explorer. Only the depth of the ocean prevented greater ranges being achieved

2G Robotics' ULS-200 provides Total Marine Technology

Seatronics and 2G Robotics recently conducted a demonstration of the ULS-200 with Australian based company, Total Marine Technology (TMT). TMT provides locally built Work Class Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV’s) and intervention tooling designed specifically for the offshore drilling and production industry.

Fugro performs offshore survey programme in Equatorial Guinea

Fugro has been awarded a contract by Ophir Equatorial Guinea (Block R) Limited for the provision of survey services for the development of large scale assets and infrastructure offshore Equatorial Guinea.

SECC Oil & Gas appoints US sales manager

Fernando Hernandez has been appointed US sales manager at connector technology company SECC Oil & Gas. Hernandez joins SECC with extensive field experience and commercial expertise in the dynamic positioning, ROV tooling, automated controls, subsea and well Intervention sectors.

Korea Institute for Ocean Science and Technology (KOIST) buys advanced 3D profiling sonar from Marine Electronics LTD

Guernsey, UK-based Marine Electronics Ltd has supplied an advanced 2001 3D Profiling Sonar System to one of the world’s leading ocean science organizations. KOIST plays an important role in researching and developing ocean science and technology and undertakes basic and applied research to promote the efficient use of coastal and ocean resources. This includes undertaking a comprehensive survey and study of Korea's seas and open oceans. It is also active in the Polar Regions where it supports other government, educational and commercial organizations in the development of marine resources and the protection of the ocean environment. Currently, KIOST also has several projects studying the development of deep seabed mineral resources in the South Pacific.

Third Fugro vessel -Havila Harmony - Joins search for MH370

Fugro is providing an additional vessel, the Havila Harmony, to join the search for the missing flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. From the 93-metre multi-role vessel, Fugro will deploy the Echo Surveyor VII autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).

Aker Solutions Wins Maintenance and Modifications Contract From BP in Norway

November 26, 2015 - Aker Solutions won a framework agreement to provide maintenance and modifications services at BP-operated oil and gas fields offshore Norway.

Introducing: LiquidOptics

SubC is excited to introduced its latest development in terms of underwater optical engineering.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd Win International Growth Award

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd are delighted to receive the award for Great International Business Growth at this year’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards dinner. The high profile awards evening celebrated all that’s outstanding in business and enterprise in the Borough of Great Yarmouth, focusing on and recognising the achievements through innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and sheer determination of businesses of all sizes and from every sector.


The “what’s when” of the Oceanology International 2016 (OI 2016) conference programme has been announced, (15-17 March 2016, ExCeL London) with ten separate conferences making up a highly topical and relevant programme over the three days at the world’s largest ocean science and marine technology exhibition and conference.

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