Project Management News

The 2018 MATE International ROV Competition was held at the King County Aquatic Center in in Federal Way, Wash.  (Photo: MATE)

MATE ROV Competition Planned in Tennessee

within four levels (EXPLORER, RANGER, NAVIGATOR and SCOUT) to design, build and test underwater robots to complete specified, simulated real-world missions. They also must organize themselves into mock companies, an exercise that encourages them to develop entrepreneurial thinking and business and project management skills, while spurring innovation and collaboration to produce and compete with their ROVs.The simulated mission this year stems from Eastman’s doing “Good for Good.” Teams must ensure public safety and healthy waterways by inspecting and repairing a hydroelectric dam; monitoring

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McDermott Wraps Up Ichthys LNG Campaign

. This has demonstrated McDermott's execution capability on a large-scale, complex SURF EPCI scope," said Ian Prescott, McDermott's Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific.McDermott recorded more than 500,000 engineering workhours from offices across the world, including a Perth led Project Management team that was in place from 2012 and consisted of 160 personnel at its peak in 2017; procured over $600 million in-field equipment; built 48 subsea structures weighing a total of approximately 26,000 metric tons that included one of the largest riser support structures in the world at the time

Jon Regh (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings)

Phoenix Promotes Regh

company assets, increasing market share, and expanding into new markets.Prior to joining Phoenix, Regh’s 38+ year career began as a surface/saturation diver and steadily progressed through the ranks from Project Superintendent to Offshore Construction Manager before moving into the office and Project Management in 2006.  He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has worked on several major deepwater projects around the world

Robert Shuman  (Photo: OceanGate)

OceanGate Names Shuman COO

is responsible for ensuring operational excellence and positioning the company for future growth. He is tasked with overseeing strategic prioritization, resource alignment, and accountability across the company.Shuman brings with him over 15 years of senior level management in business development, project management and operations. His previous experience has been in satellite communications, cloud-based products, smart antennas, online education, and VoIP companies where he has managed strategic account relationships with both public and private organizations.Shuman has been awarded a patent for an Indoor

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom announced that the marine survey for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system has been completed and the cable route finalized. The companies also announced the addition of a landing station in Bosaso, Somalia. Image: Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom

DARE1 Marine Survey, Somalia Landing Station Complete

of 40 channels at 300 Gbps.“We are excited about the completion of the marine survey and the additional landing point for DARE1. We believe this cable system is crucial for the development of the East African region and we are impressed by SubCom’s level of dedication and professional project management. We look forward to expanding DARE1 into other regions and connecting it with other cables to increase accessibility in Africa and across the globe,” said M Mohamed Assoweh Bouh, Djibouti Telecom Director General.“With the additional landing point in Bosaso, we are further establishing

Barry MacLeod has been named CEO of the newly rebranded Rever Offshore (Photo: Rever Offshore)

Rever Offshore Names MacLeod CEO

appointment builds on eight years’ experience as board director of the company. His roles within Rever have included operations director, asset management director and – latterly – managing director; a post he has held for the past five years.MacLeod has extensive engineering and project management experience within the wider oil and gas industry, having delivered projects across the North Sea, Canada and West Africa with subsea contractors and consultancies.Rever Offshore, formerly known as Bibby Offshore, completed a full rebrand in January of this year following the transition to new

Normand Subsea (Photo: Subsea 7)

Subsea 7 Wins BP Work Offshore UK

(ROV), capable of performing inspection, survey, intervention, light subsea construction and emergency response services.Subsea 7 said the work scope is worth between $150 million and $300 million.Offshore activities began in January 2019 using the company’s vessel, the Normand Subsea. Project management and engineering support will be executed from i-Tech Services' office in Aberdeen, UK.Steve Wisely, i-Tech Services’ Senior Vice President, said, “We have over 20 years’ experience working with BP both in the North Sea and in particular the challenging environmental conditions

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McDermott Wins Subsea Tieback Work for Stonefly

has secured a contract from LLOG Exploration Company to install the subsea infrastructure to support a two well subsea tieback from the Stonefly development site to the Ram Powell platform approximately 140 miles southeast of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico.McDermott said its work scope includes project management, installation engineering, subsea structure and spoolbase stalk fabrication, and subsea installation of the subsea infrastructure to support a two well subsea tieback from the Stonefly development site to the Ram Powell platform via a 60,000 foot 6-inch pipeline at water depths ranging from

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Subsea Integration Alliance Wins Esso Contract

to Subsea Integration Alliance, which comprises OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, and Subsea 7.The work scope includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation of two production wells in a water depth of approximately 45m that will be tied-back to the Longford onshore gas plants. Project management and engineering will be provided by OneSubsea and Subsea 7 from local offices in Perth and Melbourne, Australia. Offshore installation activities are scheduled for 2020.The Subsea 7 scope includes project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the two production

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Vryhof Reports New Contracts

for the supply of two pre-lay spreads including the supply of all mooring line inserts, engineering and rig move services for a drilling campaign offshore Australia. The project is expected to last for a minimum of two years.(Photo: Vryhof)The Vryhof Anchors contracts include an agreement to supply project management services and full scope mooring systems for three floating wind turbines to the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm, offshore Portugal, the world’s first commercial floating wind farm. This project is running in close partnership with Bourbon Subsea Services.Vryhof Anchors will also provide

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Polarcus Awarded Middle East Project

Exploration.Polarcus said the core of its fleet is heavily booked in the first quarter of 2019, creating the opportunity to call on the Vyacheslav Tikhonov (ex-Polarcus Selma, currently on bareboat charter to the seismic division of Sovcomflot) to provide marine seismic acquisition services with project management delivered by Polarcus.Polarcus COO, Lars Oestergaard said the towed streamer seismic project will be acquired in unison with an undershoot OBN component to address imaging challenges in obstructed areas. "We see OBN as an important complement to towed streamer acquisition in certain environment

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