Middle East News

BOKA Constructor (Photo: Boskalis)

Boskalis Wins Subsea Work in the Middle East

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced Tuesday it has signed a multi-year subsea services agreement for an unnamed customer in the Middle East. The base value of the three-year contract amounts to $40 million with an option to extend.Under the terms of the contract commencing, The Dutch company said it will carry out a broad spectrum of subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services, including integrity assessments for offshore platforms and tripods, wellhead jacket inspections, integrity assessments and inspections of pipelines and light ad-hoc construction work.Boskalis said

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Polarcus Awarded Middle East Project

Marine geophysical firm Polarcus Limited announced it has won a contract from Dubai Petroleum Establishment for a combined towed streamer and ocean bottom node (OBN) 3D seismic acquisition and processing project in the Middle East.The project will commence in the first quarter of 2019 and run for approximately three months. The towed streamer seismic will be acquired by the vessel Vyacheslav Tikhonov. The OBN acquisition services for the project will be provided by fellow seismic data acquisition company SAE Exploration.Polarcus said the core of its fleet is heavily booked in the first quarter of 2019

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3D at Depth Expands

manufacturing and calibration department.As the company continues to expand operations and recruit offshore talent to meet the growing demand for subsea LiDAR technology solution, 3D at Depth established a U.K. entity, 3D at Depth Ltd. The Norwich location is the headquarters for their European, Middle East and Africa regional sales, services, and project support. Norwich also opened a dedicated data processing and offshore services center. The center provides an equipment and data processing hub located in a globally central time zone to enable better customer support with faster more efficient

Seagull fitted with KATFISH for remotely operated mine countermeasures and underwater surveillance
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Kraken Completes Sea Tests of KATFISH with Elbit Systems

low bandwidth wireless link;Survey operations conducted by supervised autonomy from remote shore-based site;Single operator launch and recovery of KATFISH payload in high sea states;Underwater ThreatsThe underwater defense market is evolving rapidly; responding to changing threats, tensions in the Middle East and Asia, economic and budgetary pressures and a growing trend by emerging navies to deploy asymmetrical weapons. As an example, today’s diesel-electric submarines are quickly becoming one of the biggest threats to naval operations and the $2 trillion commercial shipping industry.Compounding

Knut Eriksen (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Eriksen Joins Kreuz Subsea Board

west coast of India.Eriksen said, “Kreuz Subsea has a growing track record for its workforce delivering reliable, quality and safe operations from its versatile fleet of assets. It is making all the right moves in the subsea sector as it looks to expand its services in new regions including the Middle East and Africa. I look forward to working closely with AJ Jain, his executive team and the board as it continues on its mission to deliver exceptional results and fulfill its true potential in new markets in the years ahead.”Earlier this year, Eriksen joined the board at Fairfield Geotechnologies

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Subtech Wins Middle East Contracts

Specialist marine and subsea services provider Subtech Group announced on Tuesday it has recently secured multimillion dollar contracts with an oil and gas contractor, supporting a number of offshore and subsea projects across the Middle East.Subtech, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, said the contracts cover a range of works from installation and maintenance to demolition and decommissioning.Specialist crew and equipment is being mobilized in support of the operations and will join teams based permanently in the region to complete the concurrent projects. The scope of works include a subsea installati

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ROVOP Opens Middle East Hub

Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services provider ROVOP said it has expanded in the Middle East, opening a new base in the region.Two senior staff members, operations director Doug Middleton and business development consultant Michael O’Donnell, will relocate to the region to staff the new Middle East operation.The Middle East will now have the largest independent ROV operator providing the highest quality services to clients across the Drill Support, IRM, and Construction markets within the oil and gas sector, underpinned by operational excellence and a diverse fleet of ROVs, all managed and

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N-Sea Expands Its Middle East Capabilities

Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) subsea services provider N-Sea said it has reinforced its commitment to the Middle East with expanded its service capabilities in the region.N-Sea, which opened its regional office in Dubai in 2016, said its TUP (transfer under pressure) Diving System has recently arrived in the Middle East for refurbishment and work in the regionDesigned and built in-house by N-Sea, the TUP Diving System is a mobile, surface-oriented closed bell diving system comprising a three-man bell, launch and recovery system, triple lock decompression chamber and gas diver control

Manta OBN. Pic: Seabed Geosolutions

Seabed Geosolutions Wins Red Sea Ocean Contract

4C Manta ocean bottom nodes will be used, in combination with its best-in-class ROV deployment system in deep waters and node-on-a-wire system in shallower areas. The surveys are scheduled to commence early 2019.The contract will be jointly executed and shared with Seabed’s partner in the Middle East ARGAS, who is the contract holder.Stephan Midenet, CEO of Seabed: “We are very pleased to partner with ARGAS in order to provide services to Saudi Aramco on this high profile project using our best-in-class nodes and deployment technologies. This latest contract demonstrates Saudi Aramco&rsquo

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ROVOP Acquires M2 Subsea's ROV Fleet

customers with the appropriate ROVs for their requirements based on capability and greater cost efficiency. This increased capacity allows ROVOP to support customers with a wider geographical reach.”In particular, ROVOP said it aims to strengthen deployment capabilities in Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. The fleet is expected to be deployed in the vessel and rig markets

UTEC Secures Floatover Project in the Middle East

to Saudi Arabia, and installation of multiple platform topsides.UTEC said its scope includes topside dimensional control, positioning and motion monitoring during topside transportation and installation, and metocean and weather prediction services.“2018 has been a great year for UTEC in the Middle East and we have seen a sharp increase in demand for our services,” said Bill Hickie, UTEC Middle East and Caspian business unit director. “We have invested significantly in the region and this award further confirms our capability to undertake technically complex and logistically challenging

JFS’s twin grab offshore equipment on back deck (Photo: James Fisher and Sons plc)

James Fisher Continues Growth in Middle East

James Fisher and Sons plc reported further expansion of its operations in the Middle East, including the recent completion of cable and pipeline trenching projects and new construction and decommissioning activities going live across the region.With decommissioning and subsea trenching projects recently completed, James Fisher said it has moved onto five construction and decommissioning projects currently underway, including cable installation, survey and diving operations and the cutting and removal of subsea infrastructure in the Gulf of Arabia. A heavy duty 500t linear winch is also on route to the

CSS Lightweight Pipeline Lifting and Handling Frames have been used for more than 1000 freespan correction operations, and folds into a 10' container for effective transportation and storage (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Partners with Connector Subsea Solutions

for CSS, said, “Partnering with the group will give us an excellent opportunity to grow further in terms of geographical reach with our rental business. With our unified engineering expertise and technical support skills we are confident in our ability to execute subsea projects in the Americas, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions with increased efficiency.&rdquo

Nadir Rahmatullah (Photo: UTEC)

UTEC Names Rahmatullah Middle East Director

UTEC, a global survey company in subsea services group Acteon, has appointed Nadir Rahmatullah as the commercial and strategy director of its Middle East and Caspian operations.Rahmatullah was most recently managing director of UTEC StarNet, a specialist division of UTEC providing survey, inspection and data management services to the oil and gas, telecommunication, renewables, civil engineering and nuclear sectors. He joined UTEC's parent company, Acteon Group, under its Pacer Program, which is designed to attract high-achieving, driven individuals. The program gave Rahmatullah the opportunity to

Photo: James Fisher

James Fisher Bolsters Middle East Capabilities

James Fisher and Sons plc (James Fisher) is bolstering its offering in the Middle East (ME) with the addition of further subsea-focused capabilities to strengthen its position and enable it to support the fast-growing oil and gas market.The deployment of a significant range of additional capabilities, including dedicated specialist equipment to support offshore construction, IRM and decommissioning services, will enable customers to benefit from a fast, local response. This combined regional capability will provide total subsea engineering solutions that draw upon James Fisher’s established

Hal Goldie (Photo: Enpro Subsea)

Goldie Appointed to Enpro Subsea Board

in the Gulf of Mexico on the Crown and Anchor field.Goldie, who is based in Houston, has a career that spans almost 50 years in the oil and gas industry. Having started as an engineering apprentice at Cameron in Scotland in 1969, he rose through the ranks within various divisions in Norway, Middle East, UK and USA holding senior management and executive positions including president, Cameron Subsea Systems

Mike Read (Photo: Teledyne Marine)

5 Minutes with Mike Read, President, Teledyne Marine

Teledyne Marine, we have a healthy pipeline of customer funded investments in R&D that total approximately $25 million this year. We are very excited about our collaboration agreement with Research Products Development Company to develop technologies for Saudi Aramco and other leaders within the Middle East region, starting with the SWIM-R, Shallow Water Inspection Monitoring Robot.As Teledyne Marine has continued to evolve, please discuss the strategic advantage(s) that have come to fruition as the various brands continue to meld.Since Teledyne Marine first formed, the essence of our One Team approach

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