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Proserv

Jun 26, 2012

Aberdeen-headquartered Proserv, backed by private equity firm Intervale Capital, has acquired the subsea controls business of Weatherford International. The deal includes more than 300 personnel and all control systems operations in the UK, Norway, North America, the Middle East and the Far East.

Valle Silencioso

Jun 26, 2012

Valle Silencioso, a company managed by Sophia Capital, now has a 95.8% stock holding in pipeline coatings and subsea thermal insulation specialist Socotherm following the acquisition of 50% of the outstanding shares of SO-4 Ltd from 4D Global Energy Investment…

West Engineering Services

Jun 26, 2012

Newly acquired West Engineering Services joined the Lloyd’s Register stable on 1 May in a move the class society believes will secure its position as the premier independent risk-management organisation supporting the global offshore drilling industry…

Alan Jordan joins Jee

Jun 26, 2012

Subsea cables specialist Alan Jordan has joined Jee as a principal cables engineer.

Subsea tiebacks struggle from Macondo's grip

Jun 01, 2012

OE's latest review of deepwater subsea tieback projects ongoing in the Gulf of Mexico shows the region is still suffering from the after-effects of the drilling moratorium that followed in the April 2010 Macondo disaster's wake. Jennifer Pallanich…

Big pull for Triton polymer liners

May 27, 2012

Pipeline rehabilitation and life extension specialist Swagelining lay claim to the longest ever single insertion pull length of 1500m while installing polymer liners into pre-constructed subsea pipeline spools. Under contract to Subsea 7…

FES supplying Caesar connectors

May 27, 2012

A mechanical issue detected early last year with the production riser system on Anadarko’s Caesar/Tonga development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico had the potential to substantially delay production from this 10-mile subsea tieback to the Constitution spar…

Marine Renewables

May 01, 2012

US offshore wind studies under wayThe US Department of Energy has awarded GL Garrad Hassan two grants worth a total of $700,000 to fund studies that will help identify optimal strategies for the installation, operation and maintenance of offshore…

Fast Worker

Apr 28, 2012

Tomahawk, the latest addition to Forum Subsea Technologies’ ROV range, has been built to be fast and agile and it shares the same 35kW power system and thrusters as Forum’s largest electric vehicle, the Comanche.It is manufactured at the Aberdeenshire facility of Sub-Atlantic…

Leak sniffer

Apr 28, 2012

The mobile early leak detection system (MELDS) from Teledyne TSS is claimed capable of quickly detecting leakages of dissolved methane and combustible gases from pipelines and subsea structures at depths down to 3000m. The versatile and…

Sealing sub-zero

Apr 28, 2012

A low temperature perfluoroelastomer material introduced by Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) for use in oil and gas applications has been developed to perform under extreme conditions, in temperatures as low as –40°C (–40°F). According to PPE…

Proserv

Apr 28, 2012

Proserv has opened a new facility in Aberdeenshire for subsea system integration testing, factory acceptance tests, tree assembly and BOP re-certifications.

Plumbing the depths

Apr 02, 2012

Subsea has moved from being the outlier to being ‘one of the core ways of us doing our business’, Chevron’s Peter Blake told the recent Subsea 2012 conference in Aberdeen. He expects the company’s net operated subsea production, currently in the region of 600…

Gearing up for growth

Apr 01, 2012

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies is the relatively small group, with a current roster of around 300 people, spun off from parent group Kongsberg Maritime a year or two ago. Having merged its drilling and production units into a single division early this year…

Rolling in the deep

Apr 01, 2012

One portion of the Golden Triangle – the Gulf of Mexico – has slipped a notch in its dominance of the global deepwater play while activities in the other two corners – West Africa and Brazil – amped up. In addition, a new region has joined the report this year…

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