Flexlife News

From left: Chris Kuykendall, Paul Chittenden and Linda Villa (Photo: Seanamic Group)

Seanamic Group Hires Three in Houston

The Seanamic Group said it has expanded the teams in Houston-based companies Umbilicals International (UI) and Flexlife.    Chris Kuykendall and Linda Villa have joined Umbilicals International as sales manager and procurement manager, bringing more than 30 years’ combined subsea experience to the firm.     Additionally, Paul Chittenden has joined Flexlife as business development manager, having held similar roles in Proceanic, Pulse Structural Monitoring and GE Oil and Gas.  He joins the firm three months after it became part of the Seanamic Group.   

Photo courtesy of Tekmar Energy

Tekmar Says Bucking O&G Market Trend

what has been a challenging time for the industry. Since the start of the year, and against the dramatic fall in the oil price, the company has expanded its reach into new global regions, won multiple orders of repeat business and brought in six new clients so far this year including JDR Cables, FlexLife and GE Oil & Gas. James Ritchie, CEO, commented, “Working under the stringent guidelines of the American Petroleum Institute’s API 17L specifications, we have invested and expanded our materials processes and in house testing to support the supply into this quality demanding sector

Gilles Gardner (Photo: 2H Offshore)

2H Offshore Strengthens Flexible Riser Service

team in the development of 2H’s flexible riser analysis and engineering capability in the region.   Gardner holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada, and has been active in the offshore industry since 2003. He joins 2H from Flexlife, where he was engineering, delivery and integrity director. Gardner previously held positions as a flexible pipe design engineer with Technip, and a flexible package delivery manager and riser team leader at Wood Group Kenny.    Additionally, Hanh Ha, technical director, has relocated

Ciaran O’Donnell

Flexlife Reports Rise in Global Demand

Flexlife, specialist provider of flexible pipe integrity and engineering services for the oil and gas industry, has generated more than £4 million in new orders over the first six months of this financial year, the company announced. Expanding its global reach beyond the UKCS and West Africa where demand continues, Flexlife said it has also generated new business in the U.S., with approximately half of all new orders coming from its Houston base, which opened in 2012. The company has already won £2 million in contracts so far in the U.S. this year, with further deals in progress.

Aubin and Flexlife Partener for Integrity Solutions

Offshore chemical engineering specialist Aubin Group has formed a cooperation agreement with subsea flexible pipe specialist Flexlife to create an industry first in subsea integrity management (IM). Aubin Integrity, a division of Aubin Group, and Flexlife are working together to provide full-service IM solutions to the oil and gas industry. Under the cooperation, Aubin Integrity will supply its development team to create bespoke products and provide offshore personnel for operations. Flexlife will bring its subsea engineering and project management expertise to ensure quality deployment for all

Jon Hawes (left) and Simon Hounsome

Flexlife Makes Double Management Appointment

Flexlife, the subsea flexible pipes specialist, has strengthened its management organization with two senior appointments. Simon Hounsome joins Flexlife’s Aberdeen headquarters as integrity and projects director, responsible for the policy, strategy and technical services delivered globally from the firm’s Aberdeen, Newcastle and Houston offices. Mr. Hounsome brings more than 20 years’ oil and gas experience in construction projects and operations management. Most recently he worked at JP Kenny, where he held the position of business manager – operations support. Prior to

Flexlife technician examining annulus testing kit

Flexlife Completes Field Trial for Chevron

Flexlife, a provider of flexible pipe technologies and engineering services, used its new integrity monitoring technology at Chevron’s Captain field in the U.K. North Sea. FlexGuard is an early detection system for possible riser integrity issues, designed to provide continuous real-time data on the condition of flexible risers. With more than 3,000 risers in use globally, with this number forecast to rise to 5,000 by 2015, and 35% forecast to suffer some form of outer sheath damage, the cost savings and environmental benefits are immense. Since its inception in 2007, Flexlife has developed

Flexlife engineers with Armadillo technology in Flexlife’s Aberdeen HQ research and development facilities.

Flexlife Targets U.S. Expansion

Flexlife is expanding into new premises in Houston and targeting U.S. work with a value of nearly £2million in the next financial year.   The company, which currently has three members of staff at its U.S. office, is looking to double its workforce when it expands to new premises later this month, with options for future growth over the coming 12 to 18 months.   Since its opening 18 months ago, the Houston office has seen an annual turnover of around £195,000 ($300,000) and expects that to rise to nearly £1.9m ($3million) for the coming financial year.   This

STATS Group CEO, Pete Duguid, Carl-Petter Halvorsen and Dave Shand

New Directors Key to Isolation Experts STATS Group

as part of its growth strategy and forecast revenues for 2013 are estimated at £27.5 million, which would be a 49% upturn on 2012 sales of £18.5 million. Carl-Petter Halvorsen has an extensive knowledge of the Scandinavian energy sector, was a founder of integrity management specialist Flexlife, and was previously business development director at Wellstream. Dave Shand has worked with number of dynamic fast-growth companies during a 30 years career in the oil and gas sector. He was a director and part of the founding management team of WellDynamics, was operations director with Petroleum

Flexlife Annual Results 2011-12

Flexlife, a specialist provider of flexible pipe technologies and engineering services, has posted its 2011-12 (to year end March 31) results with more than a 45% rise in comparable turnover from £7.35million to £10.6million. The Aberdeen-based company expanded significantly over the 12-month period, with projects completed around the world and long-term agreements signed with a number of operators, including Petrobras America International (PAI), for integrity management services. Further growth is under way with high volumes of work secured in both the project management and

Ecosse Subsea Systems managing director, Mike Wilson, flanked by David Hunt (left) and Faris Lutfy

Ecosse Subsea Systems’ Growing Engineering Division

in development. The new division will complement ESS’ well established consultancy service and will  be headed up by chartered engineers David Hunt and Faris Lutfy. Mr Hunt has extensive experience in subsea construction and operations and was previously in a senior role with Flexlife and Acergy Group. Mr Lutfy has worked on major EPIC design, manufacture and installation projects while employed in senior roles at Subsea 7 and DOF Subsea UK Ltd. Ecosse Subsea Systems managing director, Mike Wilson, said: “We have been listening to our clients and recognised there was

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