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Normand Subsea (Photo: Subsea 7)

Subsea 7 Wins BP Work Offshore UK

Subsea 7 S.A. announced Wednesday it has been awarded a contract by BP Exploration for the provision of subsea construction, inspection, repair and maintenance services covering BP’s North Sea region portfolio of assets West of Shetland and Northern North Sea.Under the terms of the five year agreement, i-Tech Services will provide a life of field support vessel complete with work class and observation class remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV), capable of performing inspection, survey, intervention, light subsea construction and emergency response services.Subsea 7 said the work scope is

Bibby Offshore Deploys New Diving Safety System

Subsea services provider Bibby Offshore has become the first to deploy a pioneering diving safety system in the North Sea.The company said it provided its divers with the Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (COBRA) during a recent contract with BP North Sea. COBRA, developed by JFD, is a simple, reliable bailout system which offers divers up to 45 minutes of fully independent breathing gas in an emergency situation.Working at depths of up to 110 meters, the Bibby divers using the COBRA system to deliver electrical umbilical installation, subsea control module (SCM) change-out, and production and

Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore Photo Bibby PR

Bibby Offshore: BP North Sea Projects completed

 Bibby Offshore has completed a contract worth more than £2million for BP in the North Sea.  The project, completed in December 2017, utilised Bibby Offshore’s diving support vessel Bibby Topaz to carry out inspection, repair and maintenance operations in the Rhum gas field, approximately 380 kilometres north-east of Aberdeen.   The scope included control system low insulation resistance diagnostics and component replacements, manual valve operations and ROV inspection works at BP’s Bruce platform, which is located 44 kilometres south of Rhum.   The project

Three New Members Join Subsea UK Board

Nicky Etherson, group commercial director for Bibby Offshore; Zander Bruce, subsea operations manager for BP North Sea; and Phil Simons, vice president (North Sea and Canada) for Subsea 7, have joined the board of Subsea UK.    Etherson brings over 20 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, having previously worked for oil and gas majors Acergy Limited, Total E&P and Technip Offshore, covering a range of services, including drilling, well control, subsea support, logistics and topside operations.    Before joining BP in 2001 Bruce held a number of roles in the

(l-r) Stephanie Buchan, Joanne McDonald and Erin Kindness - Mintlaw Academy (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea UK to Sponsor MATE ROV Competition

year. Without Subsea UK, BP and our other sponsors, we would not be able to run the initiative, meaning many young people across Scotland would miss out on a unique opportunity to see what engineering is all about.”   Tim Smith, Vice President Communications & External Affairs for BP North Sea, added: “The ROV design competition has become a real highlight in the engineering calendar and BP is delighted to once again support RGU with this excellent initiative. The MATE ROV challenge offers pupils a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the oil and gas industry and supports

Claire Ridge Topside Modules Safely Installed West of Shetland

Claire Ridge Topside Modules Safely Installed West of Shetland

connect storage and redelivery facilities on Shetland. The next major milestone will be the installation of the production and drilling (DP) platform topside modules, scheduled for summer 2016, with production expected to commence in late 2017.   Trevor Garlick, Regional President for BP’s North Sea business said: “The safe installation of these three topside modules is a fantastic achievement by the project team. In a challenging time for the industry, this project shows the potential of our basin and why it is so important that we work to ensure a competitive future business.&rdquo

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BP to Sell CATS Business To Antin Infrastructure

million ($486 million). BP is currently the operator of CATS.   The agreement comprises a payment on completion of £302 million ($453 million) and a deferred amount of £22 million ($33 million), subject to certain post-closing adjustments.   Trevor Garlick, Regional President BP North Sea said: “The North Sea is an important region for BP. Our strategy here is to focus our resources and investment to create an efficient, sustainable and competitive business which will contribute to UK energy security for many years to come. Key elements of this are the completion of our major

UK Subsea Industry Supports STEM Initiative

are cutting investment.”   RGU engineering lecturer and competition coordinator, Graeme Dunbar, said: “We are delighted that Subsea UK and ROVOP have all come on board to sponsor the MATE competition this year, adding to the vital financial support that we continue to receive from BP North Sea who have supported the competition from the start and the provision of underwater cameras by DOF Subsea.   “The competition is a fantastic way of sparking a love of engineering in school pupils and over the years we have seen more and more schools and pupils interested in getting

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New Oil Field Found in British North Sea

open up development options for several stranded discoveries. The discovery is our third successful well this year and demonstrates a continuing commitment by GDF SUEZ to an active exploration and appraisal drilling programme on the UK Continental Shelf.” Trevor Garlick, Regional President of BP North Sea said: “As BP marks its 50th year in the North Sea and as the industry looks to maximise  economic  recovery from the basin, increasing exploration activity and finding new ways to collaborate will be critical to realising remaining potential. This discovery is a great example of

Important Offshore Shetland Field Appraisal Agreed

BP & its co-venturers Shell, ConocoPhillips and Chevron to look at development of a third phase of the giant Clair field west of Scotland's Shetland Isles. Trevor Garlick, Regional President for BP North Sea, said: “This is a major milestone and a further big commitment to the west of Shetland by BP and its co-venturers. If successful, the appraisal programme could pave the way for a third phase of development at Clair - this is now a real possibility.” The initial commitment involves a two year programme to drill five appraisal wells. This could increase to between eight and twelve

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