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UK Govt Backs Aberdeen Subsea Engineering Hub

Underwater Engineering Hub will bring together underwater technologies from both industry and academia from up and down the country to build on UK expertise in subsea robotics, remotely-operated underwater vehicles and maritime support vessels.The hub is also intended to help the country’s oil and gas sector diversify and support the UK’s transition away from fossil fuels toward renewables, the government said in an announcement of Friday.Prime Minister Theresa May said, "Today I can announce that the UK government is backing plans for a new Global Underwater Hub in Aberdeen, helping

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

those companies that see the benefit of investing in these important niche market technologies. A continued investment and collaboration in these projects is not only vital for the future of the sector, but also vitally important to maintain Scotland’s lead in innovative technologies for the oil and gas sector - both in the UK and globally.&rdquo

Diego Baraldi is C-Kore's new South American sales manager (Photo: C-Kore Systems)

Baraldi Joins C-Kore Systems

C-Kore Systems announced it has hired Diego Baraldi to represent the subsea testing tools manufacturer as Sales Manager – South America.Baraldi has more than 15 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas sector, starting his career with Halliburton as Field Engineer and then working for Lupatech as Business Development Manager. For the past six years he has worked for Fugro in Brazil, starting as the Service Line Manager, before moving to Business Development Manager.“The principles of [C-Kore’s] cost-saving tools fit extremely well with the wishes of the South American market

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Ocean Infinity Names Paul Helmore as CCO

Services leading a consulting led organisation providing world class advice and support in complex oilfield related projects.He also managed global business in the Schlumberger Information Solutions group, providing world class software product, data management and consulting services to the Oil and Gas sector. Paul began his career in the Royal Navy, in which he served for eight years.  He is Harvard 2016 Alumni having studied Leadership and Behavioral Economics.Helmore will oversee all aspects of the group’s commercial activities, ensuring that Ocean Infinity fully realizes the commercial

Claxton Expands Norwegian Base

. This will increase clients’ project efficiency further by providing an extensive equipment base and in-region technical personnel.Claxton’s expanded facility and capacity will focus on providing life of field services support to existing and new clients in the Norwegian shallow-water oil and gas sector

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Ocean Infinity to Conduct AUV Surveys for Petrobras

3,000 meters. The data collected by Ocean Infinity will then be interpreted and reported upon by Cepemais. The Brazilian project, which follows recent work for Woodside on the Scarborough Field offshore Western Australia, reconfirms the merits of Ocean Infinity's offering to the offshore oil and gas sector, according to CEO Oliver Plunkett.“Working on a project of this scale is a clear endorsement of our technology and highlights how the oil and gas industry recognizes that through the deployment of multiple AUVs, we can deliver the highest quality data, safely, quickly and more cost effectively

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GCE Subsea Announces Rebrand

Norwegian subsea cluster group GCE Subsea announced it will change its name to GCE Ocean Technology as it widens its focus to include other ocean industries beyond the traditional oil and gas sector."Our new name gives us a more distinct identity and is more inclusive as it reflects, to an even greater extent, what is and will be the cluster’s focus areas in the years to come," the group said in a press release of Friday. The name change will take effect from February 1, 2019.The revised strategy and rebrand reflects a green shift within the industry and the Norwegian government’s

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Aker Solutions, Siemens Join Forces To Strengthen Digital Offerings

said that the collaboration focuses on the creation of software applications and joint service offerings including the development of industrial digital twins that will drive efficiency throughout the entire plant lifecycle.In addition, the companies will further develop specific offerings for the oil and gas sector based on Siemens' Comos engineering platform. These solutions will help customers to reduce engineering and operational cost and enable improved decision making, said a press release.The agreement builds on a long-standing, successful relationship between both companies by combining individual

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Eriksen Joins Kreuz Subsea Board

Subsea has appointed Knut Eriksen as the board’s first independent nonexecutive director. Eriksen, who took up the advisory position on December 1, will support the business on a strategic level and help to identify future growth opportunities.Eriksen has worked for more than 35 years in the oil and gas sector around the world, having worked for the past two decades in senior management roles, including president of engineering at Aker Maritime and senior VP roles at Oceaneering International and NATCO Group, focusing on operations and business development. Additionally, he has held the position

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ROVOP Names Lamont Non-executive Director

Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) services provider ROVOP announced the appointment of David Lamont as a non-executive director.Lamont has over 35 years of industry experience in the oil and gas sector. After starting his career at Schlumberger where he worked for 18 years, he has held a number of senior management roles, most recently as the CEO of global energy services company Proserv.ROVOP CEO Steven Gray said, “David is a highly respected figure in the international oil and gas industry. He joins us at an exciting time of growth and we are in no doubt that his dynamism and experienc

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ROVOP Opens Middle East Hub

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 operated in-country.Middleton said the new hub will provide a quality of ROV service that was not widely available there previously.“ROVOP already has equipment on the ground in the region, and so is ready

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