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Barry MacLeod has been named CEO of the newly rebranded Rever Offshore (Photo: Rever Offshore)

Rever Offshore Names MacLeod CEO

Barry MacLeod as its new chief executive officer, replacing Mark Bessell, who stepped down from the role last month, for personal reasons.MacLeod’s appointment builds on eight years’ experience as board director of the company. His roles within Rever have included operations director, asset management director and – latterly – managing director; a post he has held for the past five years.MacLeod has extensive engineering and project management experience within the wider oil and gas industry, having delivered projects across the North Sea, Canada and West Africa with subsea contractors

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Nexans Forms IMR Team

a total length of over 1,100 kilometers of submarine and underground cables, spread over 19 systems on and offshore.“We encourage our customers to inspect and maintain their cable systems on a regular basis.” Skattum said. “Our IMR department can offer advice and help optimize asset management to build a concrete strategy for ensuring continuity of operations.&rdquo

Left to right: Jon Beatty and Greg Hammond (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Makes Two Key Appointments

on the StarNet business unit director role having been with the business for more than 13 years. During this time, he has been instrumental in StarNet’s development, most recently as business development manager. Previously, Hammond supported the development of iSite, StarNet’s visual asset management solution

The Gwynt Y Mor wind farm. Photo from Rovco.

Subsea Robotics for Renewables

in Europe in 2017, double the capacity installed in 2016, according to WindEurope, a trade body. By 2020, WindEurope expects a total European offshore wind capacity of 25GW – with all the associated infrastructure that comes with it.HOME Offshore estimates that use of remote inspection and asset management of offshore wind farms and their connections to shore could be an industry worth up to £2 billion annually by 2025, just in the UK. The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult thinks that 20-40% savings could be made by using remote operations.  SurfaceUnmanned surface

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New Consortium for Offshore Decommissioning

has the capability to take well operatorship, duty-holdership and title of offshore structures, in addition to providing independent third-party assurance.“This consortium offers a new, collaborative approach to decommissioning for operators,” highlights Steve Gilbert, Director of Asset Management and Decommissioning from LR. “It represents a fundamental step change for the industry, aligning assurance, project management and safe, fit-for-purpose removal and disposal.Global spending on oil and gas decommissioning is expected to be $13 billion per year by 2040.“Decommissioning

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Kraken Wins Offshore Wind Energy Competition

time to generate an ultra high-resolution point cloud. SeaVision produces over 300,000 colored points per second and can reconstruct a 3D object in real-time with typical spatial accuracy of better than 2 millimeters. These datasets can be used to create highly detailed models for 3D visualization, asset management, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics

SeaVision generates high resolution 3D imagery for predictive analytics. (image: Kraken Robotics Inc.)

Partners to Advance Subsea Robotic Inspection

Machines event in San Francisco. "We look forward to developing complex solutions that offshore assets in challenging ocean conditions require."   Karl Kenny, Kraken's President and CEO, added, "Integrating our technologies with Avitas Systems will significantly enhance subsea asset management and provide improved safety, reduced costs and actionable intelligence for operators. We look forward to announcing our first contract during 4Q 2017."   Routine subsea inspections can be slow and costly and often include manual visual inspection with large margins of error. Utilizing

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Global Marine Group Extends UK Footprint

response times for customers.   The expansion to the Port of Blyth is the latest step in GMG’s plan for continued growth and the development of a suite of local operational hubs situated where customers need support. Beginning in August, Blyth will serve as a regional base for strategic asset management and modular equipment storage, as well as a mobilization and deployment site for the GMG fleet, complementing the group’s existing operational U.K. bases at Grimsby, Lincolnshire and Portland, Dorset. A number of GMG assets, including C.S. Sovereign and CS Recorder, two multi-role DP2

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John Crane Wins North Sea Maintenance Data Contract

John Crane Asset Management Solutions has secured a contract to supply Maersk Oil with data services to support the planned maintenance strategy at one of the largest new developments in the U.K. North Sea.   At the Culzean field, John Crane Asset Management Solutions will provide data build services as well as establishing a maintenance plan for all topside equipment. A Detailed Criticality Analysis and Maintenance Definition (DCAMD) strategy will be developed to cover high-criticality equipment with generic procedures being used for non-critical appliances.  The Culzean gas condensate

Fugro Venturer (copyright Fassmer)

Fugro’s Newest Survey Vessel Goes to Work

innovation, where Fugro’s trademark technologies such as OARS (centralized command centers with direct access to offshore survey projects), Back2Base (enabling large amounts of survey data to be sent from offshore vessels to onshore processing centers and clients) and ROAMES (a powerful asset management solution streamlining subsea operations) are changing information delivery.   Fugro said it has secured a significant confirmed work backlog so that a campaign of site and pipeline route surveys, for clients including Aker BP, following commissioning and survey trials. Fugro Venturer

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To Create a Sustainable Future – Digitalize Offshore Energy

enable a new capability in human interaction with the remote and relatively inaccessible parts of offshore sites.   Within the final six months of the project, there will be an exhibition of robotics and autonomous systems, working with engineers to deliver the next generation of offshore asset management.   High Costs and Low Safety At present, most asset management is still undertaken manually on site. Flynn explains, “Currently the monitoring of cables, for example, focuses on internal ‘health’ parameters, mostly electrical - an effect called partial discharge (PD)

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New Full Color 3D Underwater Laser Imaging System

time to generate an ultra high resolution point cloud. SeaVision produces over 300,000 colored points per second and can reconstruct a 3D object in real-time with typical spatial accuracy of less than 2 millimeters. These datasets can be used to create highly detailed models for 3D visualization, asset management, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics.   SeaVision does not have any externally moving parts. It is integrated in a compact twin pod configuration with flexible mounting options and localized auto-calibration. This enables the system to be mounted at-sea without the need for

Ashtead’s newly formed engineered measurement solutions group – (L to R) Mark Ellington, Scott Smith, Ross MacLeod, and Alistair Birnie. (Photo: Ashtead)

Ashtead Technology Launches Engineered Measurement Solutions Group

clients to effect essential change within our industry.” A globally recognized market leader in the rental and sale of specialist subsea technology, Ashtead is committed to further improving and growing its range of value-added services which now include engineered measurement solutions, asset management, equipment sales and rental, the supply of offshore personnel and training. The company employs 80 people in Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Houston, London and Singapore.  

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Delving Deeper with AUVs

are typically used offshore to investigate environmental, metocean or water-mass structures.   Ashtead Technology, a leader in marine technology and subsea services, has been an exclusive distributor of Blue Ocean’s fleet of Teledyne Webb Research Slocum gliders since striking a global asset management agreement last year with the provider of ocean data solutions.   Blue Ocean’s Slocum gliders can be equipped with a diverse range of different sensors and can be deployed in the water for up to a six months at a time. With two-way satellite communications the gliders can be deployed

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New Tool for Subsea Wireless Crack Monitoring

ACFM can be configured as standalone sensors or within subsea wireless networks.    As standalone devices, information is harvested by fly-by ROV or a diver. When configured as a wireless network on offshore platforms, real-time data is streamed wirelessly through the splash zone to an asset management control station located either on the platform or on shore.   Seatooth ACFM systems come with an internal battery pack to support between five and 15 years of operation and are installed by light-class ROV deployed off platforms.    “The ability to easily install the

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Emerson, IPRES Enter Software Partnership

of the field development lifecycle. IPRISK provides for flexible well or field development planning, fast economic analysis, and a consistent approach to uncertainty and risk management. Document planning and design workflows also come with cash flow projections.   IPRESOURCE is a corporate asset management tool for managing reserves, resources, reporting and production forecasting for financial and government bodies. IPRESOURCE uses a relational database for data storage and data management, with a central repository for reports and improved corporate production forecasting. This enables users

Ross MacLeod (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Technology Lands Deal with Van Oord

Netherlands, the DVRO systems were custom built to meet Van Oord’s requirements.    Through the delivery of enhanced technical support services, Ashtead Technology said it will deliver a range of services which now include the supply of offshore personnel, equipment sales, complete asset management, calibration, repair and maintenance, custom engineering, cable molding and training

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