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Howard Woodcock, chief executive of Bibby Offshore. (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Bags North Sea Contract

dive support and offshore construction vessel, Bibby Polaris, utilised to support activities if required.    “This type of IRM service is at the core of our business and always receives close attention to ensure we deliver a high level of service for our clients,” said Howard Woodcock, chief executive of Bibby Offshore.   

Sapphire (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore Bags Spirit Energy Contract

subsea survey operations across a number of North Sea structures and pipelines.The project will utilize Bibby Offshore’s diverse fleet capabilities, including its multi-role diving and ROV support vessel, Bibby Sapphire, a Quasar MKII work class ROV and two Seaeye Lynx observation class ROVs.Howard Woodcock, chief executive of Bibby Offshore, said, “Having successfully delivered a varied program of workscopes across the company’s Morecambe Bay assets, and North Sea pipelines and structures over the past five years, this latest agreement highlights the on-going confidence in our ability

Bibby Offshore Deploys New Diving Safety System

2017.“The safety of our personnel is paramount at all times. COBRA significantly enhances the time our saturation divers have to return to the diving bell in an emergency situation - a step-change in improving subsea safety and one we will adopt in the future across our fleet,” said Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore.“It is imperative that our divers are equipped with the best equipment and leading technology,” Woodcock continued. “Having the full support of the client for the introduction of the COBRA rebreathers during operations on its offshore assets

Bibby Offshore chief executive Howard Woodcock (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Offshore Groups Bibby, Rever Merge

to close soon, announced Bibby owner Fara Holdco Limited. The merger will combine Bibby and Rever subsidiary CECON Contracting to create a larger offshore installation delivery business both in the North Sea and internationally, currently focused on the Atlantic and Mediterranean regions. Howard Woodcock, chief executive of Bibby Offshore, said, “Combining Bibby Offshore’s traditional diving and North Sea strengths with the international and engineering talents of CECON will create an operationally and financially strong business capable of delivering even greater value to clients

Polaris (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore Scores Contract Hat-Trick with Supermajor

a reel lay spread and tensioner to deploy flexible risers.   The second award will also be carried out by the DSV Bibby Polaris, supporting operations at a Southern North Sea gas field. Bibby Offshore will install the manifold and spools required to connect a new pipeline to the platform. Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore, said: “These contract awards represent an important win for Bibby Offshore, leveraging our extensive experience in the North Sea and further strengthening our established relationship with this supermajor. The planning and execution of all workscopes

Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore Photo Bibby PR

Bibby Offshore: BP North Sea Projects completed

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 was also supported by an onshore engineering team to meet urgent client needs.   Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore, said, “This is an important contract award for Bibby Offshore, and highlights the ongoing strong relationship between ourselves and BP.   “This most recent phase of work is the latest in a number of projects we have supported BP on and we

Bibby Offshore chief executive Howard Woodcock (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore Recapitalization Completed

of the £175 million (approximately $243 million) 7.5 percent senior secured notes, and makes noteholders the new owners of the group.   “The completion of the recapitalization will be transformational for Bibby Offshore and is a major milestone for our business,” said Howard Woodcock, chief executive of Bibby Offshore.   “The significant investment from the group’s new owners and the improved capital structure will provide the financial platform for us to weather current market conditions and to build the company with the full confidence of our customers

Allan Nairn (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore Names Nairn Diving Director

and Houston bases, as well as its headquarters in Aberdeen,” Nairn said. “I look forward to using my experience and industry relationships to enhance Bibby Offshore’s diving operations, while playing a key role in delivering strategic results for long-term success.”   Howard Woodcock, Chief Executive at Bibby Offshore, said, “The creation of this position was part of our management restructure, designed to ensure we are well placed to continue to succeed in this competitive marketplace and meet our long term strategic objectives.&rdquo

Howard Woodcock, chief executive Photo Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore Bags Mega North Sea Contract

;s dedicated onshore engineering team, the company will have access to offshore construction and pull in/lay teams, ensuring efficiency and productivity.  The contract is Bibby Offshore’s second construction project with the client, following a previous successful campaign in 2015. Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore, said: “This is a significant win for Bibby Offshore - not only is it a strong representation of our technical engineering capabilities, but it further underlines our commitment to the North Sea market. “Continued collaboration with this important

Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore and Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell at The Hangar (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore Hosts Scotland Minister

Minister David Cameron which will see the UK and Scottish governments jointly invest in the area. The City Region Deal agreement includes funding for an energy innovation centre and the expansion of Aberdeen harbour to help the city compete for oil and gas industry decommissioning work.   Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore commented: “As a leading services provider in the offshore oil and gas industry we were delighted to showcase Bibby Offshore’s capabilities and to discuss with Mundell and Lord Dunlop the significant challenges and opportunities facing the sector

Howard Woodcock Photo Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore Clinches BP Contract

.   From April 2016, Bibby Offshore will provide dive support and construction support vessels from its international fleet to deliver services including; umbilical installation, trenching, structure installation and commissioning through to final survey of the completed workscopes.   Howard Woodcock, Chief Executive Bibby Offshore said: “This is a significant contract win for Bibby Offshore, and we are delighted to be working with BP again, having previously undertaken subsea intervention work for BP in 2014.   “The contract award as part of this high-profile life extension

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Bibby Offshore Provides Lifeline to O&G Industry

, subsea contractors and industry bodies. The lessons learnt from the incident and the initiatives identified, are also continually addressed through the company’s Diving Safety Workgroup (DSW).  Directly after the incident, Sir Michael Bibby and Bibby Offshore’s Chief Executive Howard Woodcock took the decision to form the DSW to take every step possible to identify how the safety of diving operations can be further enhanced and the risk reduced to as low as possible. The DSW is an output from the incident, and the means by which Bibby Offshore has continued to engage with the

Bibby Offshore Graduates – Class of 2014

Bibby Offshore Wins Investment in People Award

of trends, especially around the workforce’s feelings in relation to the Bibby Offshore Core Values and business objectives. The overall 88% positive response from the survey reflects that personnel believe Bibby Offshore is an employer of choice. Bibby Offshore’s Chief Executive Howard Woodcock, said, “We are extremely proud to have won this award. The win demonstrates our commitment to people development and highlights a strong leadership culture. It is testament to the company’s achievements and the way it feels about its people.” Woodcock continued, “Personally

Howard Woodcock (Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore Scoops Two Business Awards

and personal development, investment and achievement programs and outcomes. The Outstanding Contribution to the Energy Sector award recognizes a company demonstrating an exceptional contribution to the energy industry within the north east of Scotland. Bibby Offshore’s Chief Executive Howard Woodcock said, “We are extremely proud to have won in both categories we were shortlisted for at this year’s Northern Star Business Awards. It is recognition of everyone at Bibby Offshore’s dedication to achieving our goals.” Woodcock continued, “The Commitment to People

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Bibby Offshore Expands in Norway

the depth of relationship that Bibby Offshore already has with the UKCS divisions of many operators. Arne Lier, who joins the Company on September 1, 2014, is leading the recruitment of further key positions for the Norway office to increase the total headcount to approximately 30 during 2015. Howard Woodcock, Chief Executive of Bibby Offshore, commented, “The opening of an office in Norway is in recognition of the size and opportunity of the offshore market in the North Sea and specifically in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Norway is a very important marketplace for us to operate in as the

MTR 100: Bibby Offshore

Atmosphere One, Prospect Road, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6FJ, Scotland T: +44 (0) 1224 857755 E: W: Chairman: Sir Michael Bibby CEO: Howard Woodcock Going back to 1807, Bibby Offshore has kept up its tradition of top-class ship ownership for more than two centuries. It has since expanded its services to the offshore oil and gas industries, starting in the 1980s. Sixth generation Sir Michael Bibby has been able to uphold the values that his ancestors created the company upon. Over the past 10 years, Bibby and its sister companies have skyrocketed

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UK Chancellor Mentions Hi-Tech Tax Breaks on Bibby Offshore Visit

, high temperature oil and gas fields. The allowance is designed to support investment in technically challenging development projects and encourage exploration in the surrounding areas. The allowance will reduce the tax on a portion of a company’s profits from 62% to 30% at current rates. Howard Woodcock, Chief Executive of Bibby Offshore, commented: “We were delighted to welcome Mr Osborne to our new facility in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, and to be chosen as the only stop on the Chancellors visit to the North east. “As a leading services provider in the Offshore oil and gas industry

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