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Subsea UK: New Board for 2020

Global Business Development and Strategy Director at Boskalis Subsea Services.The new members will serve on the board for up to two years, before being given the opportunity to apply for re-election.The newly elected board will operate under the leadership of chairman, Bill Edgar, and chief executive, Neil Gordon, with a focus on ensuring the UK is represented across the global subsea industry.Edgar said: “Our board for 2020 reflects the changing face of the subsea industry and represents an excellent cross section of the underwater industries. The guidance and support of our new board will allow

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New Conference for Subsea Umbilical Industry

companies will explore a range of topics relating to subsea umbilicals including project achievements to date, life extension and safety. Shell, Equinor, Subsea 7, Aker Solutions, Oceaneering, JDR Cable Systems, Fibron, Nexans, MAATS Tech and Trelleborg will all deliver presentations at the event.Neil Gordon, chief executive at Subsea UK, said: “The subsea umbilical market has seen a massive growth in recent years, and it is predicted to expand and be part of a multi-billion-dollar market. We have developed this conference in direct response to the number of opportunities which exist in subsea

L- R: Tony Laing of NSRI, David Rennie of Scottish Enterprise and Neil Gordon of Subsea UK. (Photo: Subsea UK)

Japan, Scotland Invest in Subsea Technology

within the sector.The first round of funding, announced last year, saw £7.15 million go to eight Scottish companies to collaborate on five projects.This second round of funding of £9 million includes support of £6.2 million from Scottish Enterprise to the 12 Scottish companies.Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said, “Globally the Blue Economy is forecast to be worth £140 billion by 2035 and Scottish companies who can develop disruptive technology can capitalize on this opportunity. The scale of this opportunity was reflected in the response to the second call

L- R: Tony Laing of NSRI, David Rennie of Scottish Enterprise and Neil Gordon of Subsea UK.(Photo: Subsea UK)

Japan, Scotland Invest $25.6m for 'Blue Economy'

in mooring, installation systems, geoscience and artificial intelligence.The additional funding has been secured as a result of the success of the first call, promoted by this partnership, which saw $10.7 million invested into five R&D projects centered around digitalization involving 12 companies.Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “Globally the Blue Economy is forecast to be worth $171 billion by 2035 and Scottish companies who can develop disruptive technology can capitalize on this opportunity. The scale of this opportunity was reflected in the response to the second call which

Neil Gordon (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea UK: Exploring Underwater Robotics

take place on Wednesday, September 18, at the Chester Hotel, Aberdeen.Abstracts are being sought across the following topics: latest developments in underwater vehicles, marine robotics and autonomous operations, survey and measurement, and inspection technology and operational developments.  Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “In recent years the UK robotics sector has seen substaintal growth, with the UK Government announcing a $22 million investment into university research into AI last year. The rapid evolution of digitalization, AI and automation offers multiple benefits

The North Sea is currently home to approximately 11,000 oil and gas wells with 2,379 expected to be decommissioned over the next 10 years. (Photo: Heriot-Watt University)

Partners Find a New Way to Detect Well leaks

produced in sufficient quantities to begin offshore trials conducted by Subsea Sentinel in wells in the North Sea before Heriot-Watt scientists evaluate the trial data and ensure functionality matches lab-based results.Widespread production of the system is expected to begin in Spring/Summer of 2019.Neil Gordon, Chief Executive Officer at Sentinel Subsea, said, “Environmental assurance and cost reduction are the two cornerstones of well decommissioning. It is vital that the North oil and gas industry can ably demonstrate proactive, best practice of environmental stewardship to all stakeholders

Neil Gordon is chief executive of Subsea UK  (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea State? Steady with Waves of Optimism

With the oil price hovering around $80 and increasingly positive signs of an increase in activity, Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, gives his prognosis of the U.K.’s subsea sector, which is worth £9 billion and supports 50,000 jobs.It’s been a long, long time coming but the subsea industry is finally starting to feel the positive effects of improved market conditions in oil and gas.Pockets of the supply chain are still incredibly fragile, and the impact of this prolonged downturn was underlined yesterday by the announcement about The Underwater Center going into administratio

Andrew Jaffrey, Chief Technology Officer; Neil Gordon, Chief Executive; Elliot Kinch, Business Development Director. (Photo: Sentinel Subsea)

Revolutionizing Decom Environmental Monitoring

subsea environment around a suspended or abandoned well for over 10 years without the requirement for intervention, its early detection of leaks aims to mitigate the potential environmental consequences of long-term issues following well plug and abandonment (P&A) activity.Sentinel Chief Executive Neil Gordon explained, “The long-term integrity of suspended or abandoned well barriers is a critical component of the late life and decommissioning process. With well P&A activity representing a large proportion of North Sea decommissioning activity, the environmental and financial ramifications

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

, and safe, as possible and we have worked closely with The Underwater Centre to ensure the refurbished closed bell training facilities continue to closely mirror those you would find offshore. The new SPHL is a fantastic addition and the new equipment makes use of the very latest technology.”Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said, “Subsea UK has been supporting The Underwater Centre, as one of our member companies, for many months to work more closely with industry and the launch of the new SPHL training facility is great news which will ensure the center remains the global diving

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