Subsea Uk News

Subsea UK: New Board for 2020

Subsea UK announced a new board of senior subsea leaders with a mix of expertise and knowledge across all sectors of the industry.The new board members are Dorothy Burke, Managing Director at Ecosse IP, Suzy Davies, VP HSSE Greenfield Projects at Aker Solutions, Michael Jones, Chief Executive of SMD, Barry Macleod, Chief Executive of Rever Offshore, Tom Moore, Subsea Maintenance Lead at Shell UK and Jonathan Tame, Vice President UK and Canada for Subsea 7.Existing board members who were re-elected are: Zander Bruce, Subsea Operations Manager for BP North Sea; Bill Morrice, VP Commercial and Country

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C-Kore Systems Wins Queen's Award

and delivering truly innovative technology to the Oil & Gas market. C-Kore products are now recognized worldwide as must have pieces of equipment to bring significant cost savings and safety improvements to any offshore campaign.”Having also received the Innovation & Technology Award at Subsea UK’s awards ceremony in Aberdeen in February, combined with continually increasing trade and the launch of the new C-Kore Sensor Monitor, C-Kore reports that 2019 has been its busiest year to date

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New Conference for Subsea Umbilical Industry

Subsea UK and the Umbilical Manufacturers Federation (UMF) have joined forces to deliver a conference focusing on the new developments and opportunities which exist in the subsea umbilicals industry.The global subsea umbilicals, risers and flowline market is forecast to be worth more than $6.4 billion by 2021 and the half-day conference, which will take place on Thursday, November 21st, at the Chester Hotel in Aberdeen, will focus on the opportunities which exist in the growing sector. Ahead of the conference, a networking reception will take place at the hotel the night before.  A number of

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

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 which has attracted projects

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'

A joint initiative between Japan and Scotland, formed two years ago, will see almost $25.6 million invested into underwater technology projects to promote economic growth opportunities in the Blue Economy.  Industry body Subsea UK and its technology arm, NSRI, has (9th October 2019) announced that, through a close working relationship between Scottish Enterprise and the Nippon Foundation, $25.5 million will be invested into six R&D projects being developed by 20 companies from Scotland and Japan.Scottish Enterprise is supporting with $7.6 million in R&D funding to 12 Scottish companies

Neil Gordon (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea UK: Exploring Underwater Robotics

Companies are being invited to highlight the advances in underwater robotic technology, including developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI), autonomy and communication, at Subsea UK’s Underwater Robotics conference in Aberdeen later this year.  Sponsored by ROVOP and Saab Seaeye, the one day event will look at the new technology being developed by the industry and the potential which exists for advances in underwater robotics.The call for speakers is now open for the annual conference which will take place on Wednesday, September 18, at the Chester Hotel, Aberdeen.Abstracts are being

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

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Closed Bell Diving Courses Relaunched at The Underwater Centre

and course is seen by industry as key to maintaining the U.K.’s ability to train closed bell divers and underlines confidence that demand for saturation divers will grow as the energy sector continues to recover from the global downturn.Industry and public bodies including Oil & Gas UK, Subsea UK, Subsea 7, TechnipFMC, Premier Oil and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) recently collaborated to support The Underwater Centre and ensure its future success.Located in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, the company now operates as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and is

Tony Laing (Photo: NSRI)

Laing Appointed NSRI Director

he played an integral role in many industry firsts, both in technology and product commercialization.   Laing is well known for supporting the wider industry, which includes being a fellow member of the Society of Underwater Technology and treasurer of the Aberdeen branch.   Based at Subsea UK in Westhill, Aberdeen, he will take over the reins from Dr. Gordon Drummond who has returned to Subsea 7 following his three-year secondment to NSRI.   Commenting on his appointment, Laing said: “NSRI has a major role to play as a knowledge hub for subsea research and development,

XPRIZE Senior Director Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Ph.D., will give a closing keynote at Catch The Next Wave. Credit: XPRIZE

Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Announcements at OI2018

;Inside Mission Control – Challenges of Over-the-Horizon Autonomy’ (15.35-15.50), presented by James Cowles, Commercial Technical Sales Manager, ASV Global; and ‘Considerations for Dynamic Subsea Laser Scanning’ (11.20-11.45) with Gordon Beattie, Survey Innovation Lead, DOF Subsea UK. “I’ll be discussing whether new technology works straight out of the box, or if there’s work involved to reap the benefits,” Gordon remarks. Thursday, March 15 is Oi18’s designated ‘Careers Day’ featuring the SUT Women In Industry panel session (10-00-12

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