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CSA, EEH announce Qatar joint venture

Jun 08, 2015

Doha-based Energy & Environment Holding (EEH) and CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), announced the formation of their new joint venture CSA Ocean Sciences (Doha) LLC. The board of directors for the joint venture is chaired by HE Sheikh Jabor bin Yusef bin Jassim al-Thani…

DeepOcean awarded IMR contract

May 28, 2015

DeepOcean has been awarded an inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) contract by GDF SUEZ E&P Norge (GDF SUEZ). The four-year contract covers all ROV-based IMR work for GDF SUEZ on Gjøa field and the associated subsea assets. DeepOcean…

UTEC NCS Survey completes West African project

May 27, 2015

UTEC NCS Survey, an Acteon company, has recently completed three months of AUV operations for a number of Saipem projects located in West Africa.  UTEC NCS performed pre-lay and as-laid surveys using their Gavia autonomous underwater…

Applus RTD announces new office opening

May 27, 2015

Applus RTD, provider of integrity technology services, will open an office in Corpus Christi, Texas following increased demand for its non-destructive testing (NDT) services from the region’s energy industry. The new office adds…

RINA buys Houston's QIC

May 14, 2015

International testing, inspection, certification and consulting engineering group RINA has acquired Houston-based QIC as part of its strategy to expand and internationalise services to the oil and gas industries.  QIC is a leading testing…

MMC Ventures invests in Sky-Futures

May 12, 2015

Sky-Futures, a provider of drone inspection services for the oil and gas industry, has raised US$3.9 million (£2.5 million) from venture capital fund, MMC Ventures, the largest investment into drone technology in Europe. The Series…

OTC Spotlight Awards reward technological advances

Apr 29, 2015

This year’s OTC Spotlight Awards showcases innovation in offshore seismic, drilling, subsea operations, inspection, performance maintenance and monitoring, and more. Congratulations to the recipients!   MultiNode…

DOF picks up Chevron IMR contract

Mar 12, 2015

Chevron Australia has awarded DOF Subsea Asia Pacific a three years master services agreement, IMR contract to work on projects on the Australian North West Shelf.  DOF Subsea will deploy the DP vessel Skandi Protector to undertake this work supported by an extensive management…

BW Offshore uses SafeEx systems

Feb 10, 2015

Danish saftware specialist SafeEx has developed software for Ex inspection and registration now deployed on three FPSOs, with more orders expected.  Traditionally, Ex inspections have been conducted with pen and paper as well as subsequent…

Helideck Analytics acquires inspection service company HCA

Dec 02, 2014

Privately held Helideck Analytics Ltd. has acquired the Helideck Certification Agency (HCA), which provides inspection and certification services for offshore helidecks. Alex Knight. Photo from HCA. HCA is based in Aberdeen…

Applus RTD to showcase new pipeline inspection tool

Sep 30, 2014

Applus RTD will showcase its RTD DTI Trekscan pipeline inspection tool at the International Pipeline Conference (IPC) in Calgary, 29 September – 3 October at booth #125. The RTD DTI Trekscan product is being led by Applus RTD’s global product line manager…

Woodside selects Lloyds for inspection

Sep 17, 2014

Woodside Petroleum has awarded Lloyd’s Register Energy a three-year global inspection contract to help ensure components and equipment Woodside procures globally meet quality expectations. Woodside is the largest independent oil and gas company in Australia…

Subsea 7 AIV completes trials

Aug 13, 2014

Subsea 7’s Autonomous Inspection Vehicle (AIV) has successfully completed its first test mission in the UK North Sea for Shell, the firm announced today (13 August).   A series of field trials were undertaken from Subsea 7 vessel the…

Seatronics partners with Digital Edge Subsea for video inspection

Jul 30, 2014

Seatronics, an Acteon company, has signed a worldwide contract with Digital Edge Subsea Ltd. for Digital Edge Subsea’s complete range of digital video inspection systems. Seatronics will be equipped with Digital Edge Subsea systems for…

UMG secures Blue Water Energy investment

Jul 16, 2014

United Arab Emirates-based subsea and offshore solution firm Unique Maritime Group (UMG) has secured investment from London-based private equity investor Blue Water Energy. The new partnership will allow UMG to accelerate its growth plans through additions to its rental fleet…

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