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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

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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

Tony Laing (Photo: NSRI)

Laing Appointed NSRI Director

within the global industry. The excellent work done by Gordon Drummond established NSRI as the focal point for subsea research and development. I look forward in continuing this work with Tony and I’m sure many others throughout the sector will too.”   Chief executive of Subsea UK, Neil Gordon said, “With extensive subsea experience in developing and deploying technology and an understanding of the innovation landscape involved in such work, I believe Tony will help to drive NSRI forward while ensuring the technology needs of subsea end users are recognized and progressed.&rdquo

NSRI: Project Director Sought

and understand the difficulties those in this field can face. The project director will advise business, technology developers, universities and academics as they look for support in bringing new innovations to market that can push the U.K. energy industry forward for years to come.   Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, added, “NSRI’s strong links into Subsea UK ensure that it is fully aligned with what industry needs and it’s why the two organizations work alongside each other. Subsea UK echoes Mr. Blake’s praise of and gratitude to Dr. Drummond. He will

Neil Gordon (Photo: Subsea UK)

Underwater Vehicles Conference Set for November

Centre.   Bringing together representatives from the U.K. and international growing underwater robotics community, the event will also look at new and innovative ways to reduce operating costs, as operators delve into deeper waters and the demand for enhanced ocean data increases.   Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said, “The subsea landscape is constantly evolving and in order to keep up we must continue to push forward with radical new ideas and innovations. Technology is vital to the future of the UKCS and the increasingly diverse energy mix.   “Innovation

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UK Subsea Sector Eyes Offshore Wind Opportunities

and creating jobs.   Subsea UK will be running an event on September 20, to explore the offshore wind developments that are currently underway, while offering practical help and advice to companies looking to access the rapidly growing offshore renewables market.    Chaired by Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, the event will welcome speakers from SIEM Offshore Contractors, Ecosse Subsea Systems, DeepOcean and James Fisher Marine Services, to discuss the synergies between the subsea and offshore renewable industries, share lessons learned, and examine the role that offshore

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Subsea UK Unveils Teaching Resource for Schools

, Surveying the Seabed, Vessels, Diving, ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) and Robotics. The lesson plans have been developed to enable teachers to deliver the lessons in sequence, as a scheme of work or as individual programmes. Each come with teaching notes, information sheets and videos.   Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK said: “The industry’s continued success is, to a large extent, dependent on having the scientists and engineers who will meet the ongoing and future technological needs of the UK subsea sector. In order to inspire the next generation, we must start that

OCEANS Conference Returns to Aberdeen

in 1970 in Seattle OCEANS has become established worldwide as one of the major proponents of marine engineering, technology and science education.   The event also marks the second time that OCEANS has come to the U.K., both hosted in Aberdeen, a major maritime and offshore energy hub.   Neil Gordon CEO of Subsea UK and Dr. Gordon Drummond of NSRI will kick off the conference’s plenary session and take the opportunity to underline “A vision to sustaining our marine futures”.  Major topics in the Aberdeen OCEANS are marine energy and renewables.   A plenary presentatio

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