Great Yarmouth Borough Council to showcase area for investment at the largest oil and gas exhibition

Great Yarmouth Borough Council will once again be promoting the area for energy investment with a stand at Europe’s largest oil and gas exhibition next week. Offshore Europe, the largest oil and gas conference and exhibition outside North America, attracts in the region of 63,000 industry professionals from more than 100 countries. As part of important work to support and encourage energy businesses to relocate to, grow within and invest within the borough, Great Yarmouth Borough Council will have an active presence on the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft stand. The stand is organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Waveney District Council and Norfolk County Council as part of the East of En

Nautilus Hook - The New Safety Standard

NAUTILUS Rigging (UK) Ltd are the leading innovators of safe lifting equipment, the patented “Nautilus Hook” design incorporates unique safety features which significantly enhance personal safety for all general lifting hook applications. Setting a new workplace standard. Nautilus Hooks are widely recognised as the “next generation” of general lifting hooks, the unique design takes the evolution of lifting hooks to a peak level of development and sets a new standard for personal safety in lifting hooks. The integrated safety handle and side mounted locking mechanism eliminate the risk of, potentially serious, pinch and trap hand or finger injuries while providing the user a simple, easier,

Curious about ACFM®? Visit TSC on stand P49 at Materials Testing 2017, on 5th - 7th September

Plus, on Wednesday 6th September, you can also join us to find out more about ACFM® technology and the latest topside instrumentation, PACE™, as part of the in-show open session forums, CPD points may apply! Look out for Dr Mike Smith, TSC’s Director of Technology and Innovation, who will be delivering the TSC presentations in both sessions, on Wednesday 6th September, where attendance is free and open to all. Presentation theatres are located within the exhibition itself. The “E Session” will offer a series of tutorial sessions for practitioners based on the fundamentals of key NDT methods, CPD points will be awarded for attendance to these presentations. TSC will be delivering “ACFM techni

CRYOGENIC TECHNOLOGY BRINGS ROCKET SCIENCE TO SCREWDRIVERS

‘It’s not rocket science,’ people often say when describing how easily a problem might be solved. But cryogenic technology, now being used to produce stainless steel screwdrivers, is now enabling rocket science to benefit engineers and technicians working on or offshore. The principals of cryogenics, used by NASA and other space agencies to develop rocket fuel, have been used by designers and production engineers at Bahco to develop a ground-breaking new range of stainless steel screwdrivers. Until now stainless steel hard enough for industrial applications has been too brittle for everyday use. Bahco have overcome this by using cryogenic technology, giving their stainless steel screwdrive

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OFFERS INNOVATORS BEST TESTS YET

New products and innovations entering the well integrity market have never been tested more thoroughly than they are today, according to subsea specialist, Andrew Mosley, managing director at Aberdeenshire-firm, AS Mosley. Using ANSYS 3-D finite element analysis (FEA) software, engineers can test the safety of innovations ahead of operations. 3-D FEA uses a computerised modelling system that represents the geometry of the product, including all interfaces and boundary conditions. Once a computer model has been created, the product is tested in a virtual environment for structural capacity in high-temperature and high-pressure environments. Real-world forces, such as heat, fluid flow, dynam

September Offshore Europe Preview issue - OUT NOW

September Offshore Europe Preview issue - OUT NOW - CLICK HERE TO READ Welcome to the September issue of Subsea & Offshore Service Magazine SPE Offshore Europe arrives on 5-8 September 2017. We take a look at Offshore Europe’s special focus on Decommissioning and its expert speakers on page 21. RUD Chains, who feature on our front cover and page 22 within our Offshore Europe feature, discuss the launch of their new ROV hook. In our Decommissioning & Abandonment feature on page 34, ITF host a decommissioning debate during SPE Offshore Europe to fast-track technology solutions. KBA Europe partners with Batok Offshore to deliver a range of services in West Africa – read more on page 36. Please

UK subsea sector urged to seek opportunities in offshore wind

With global offshore wind expenditure expected to rise to over £350bn between now and 2026, there is a huge opportunity for subsea companies to step up and play their part in helping to meet the world’s renewable energy targets. This will see a significant number of developments taking off over the next few years, and with world renowned experience in offshore oil and gas engineering, the UK has the skills and expertise to lead the way - delivering investment and creating jobs. Subsea UK will be running an event on 20 September, to explore the offshore wind developments that are currently underway, while offering practical help and advice to companies looking to access the rapidly growing of

AGR ANNOUNCES STRONG GROWTH WITH JOBS BOOST AND MULTI MILLION POUND CONTRACTS

Leading global energy services and software provider AGR is enjoying a strong 2017 and a positive outlook for next year, having secured contracts worth over £6 million in the North Sea and internationally, and recruiting more than 20 engineers and operational experts. In the midst of “the hardest industry recession ever” due to a prolonged low oil price, the company’s UK and Middle East businesses have won more than eight contracts since the turn of the year. These cover AGR’s full range of services, from well management and reservoir engineering and analysis through to training and consultancy manpower. As part of the commercial success, AGR’s well management division has agreed two, two-we

HOISTS & CRANES FROM J D NEUHAUS OFFER OUTSTANDING TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP

J D Neuhaus (JDN) hoist and crane material handling solutions deliver optimum performance and claim to offer the best Total Cost of Qwnership (TCO) in its class. But what is Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)? TCO is a measure of the total cost of purchasing and operating a product over its useful life. This calculation is critical to a business because it shows the complete financial impact when deciding on purchasing a piece of equipment. In short, the initial price tag typically does not account for the overall, long-term costs to install, utilise, maintain, upgrade and support the product over its lifetime. For hoists and cranes, ongoing costs can be largely divided into two categories,

Osbit expands offshore access offering for landmark Scylla vessel

Osbit Ltd, the offshore engineering and technology company, has completed its first project for Seajacks with the delivery of a bespoke access system for the world’s most advanced offshore wind farm installation and maintenance vessel, Seajacks Scylla. The gangway, which is now in operation aboard the Seajacks Scylla, has been deployed to the DONG Energy Walney Extension Offshore wind farm development in the Irish Sea, off the west coast of England. Once fully completed in late 2018, the offshore wind farm will become the world’s largest at 659MW – capable of powering more than 500,000 homes. Providing access from the vessel to turbine transition pieces, the telescopic, variable height gangw

Teesside Welding And Engineering Firm Secures World Leading Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015

One of the region’s leading welding and engineering companies – QA Weld Tech - has this week announced that it has secured a world leading quality standard becoming - to its knowledge - one of first businesses in Teesside to secure the accreditation. Based in Middlesbrough, the welding and engineering experts were presented with the ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 accreditations only four months after kick starting the process to secure them and – alongside this – have also been boosted with the successful retention of a number of other quality standards. The 9001:2015 standard – only published in September 2015 – is the most rigorous quality standard introduced to date and, as such, companies

Sonardyne acoustic positioning technology selected for Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough

Ocean science technology company, Sonardyne International Ltd, UK., announced today it has been awarded the contract to supply Britain’s new polar research vessel, RRS Sir David Attenborough, with subsea acoustic tracking and position reference equipment. The Ranger 2 Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) system will be used by scientists to precisely track the position of, and communicate with, scientific instruments and robotic vehicles deployed from the vessel, including the now famous Boaty McBoatface AUV. Ranger 2 will also be interfaced with the vessel’s dynamic positioning (DP) system for precise station keeping during science operations. Commissioned by British Antarctic Survey, an institute o

Operators Urged To Support New Study To Transform Small Field Production

Crondall Energy, the independent oil and gas consultancy, will urge operators to support a study that aims to transform the recovery of oil and gas from small hydrocarbon fields, when the Technology Forum - 30th Offshore Licensing Round event takes place in Aberdeen tomorrow, Tuesday 22 August. Crondall Energy’s ‘multi-client’ project aims to further develop their concept for a floating normally unattended installation (NUI). The production buoy has the potential to break new ground in the economic recovery of oil and gas from small pools. The Technology Forum, which takes place at the AECC, is being jointly hosted by the Oil and Gas Technology Centre and the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and

Leading NE offshore services firm supports training the talent of tomorrow

With signs of the oil and gas market starting to recover from the downturn starting to show, it is more important than ever for companies to ensure skilled staff are in place to plug the looming skills shortage. For leading offshore services firm Motive Offshore, which is headquartered in Boyndie near Banff, training the future talent of tomorrow is extremely important and the company has continued to employ a high number of apprentices over the years. Providing a first-class service means that Motive is extremely passionate about developing its team to ensure that its clients always receive a high level of work allowing them to meet their business objectives. The firm, which has a skilled w

Mech-Tool Engineering Achieves RoSPA Award

The North East’s leading product designer, manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and heat hazard protection solutions - Mech-Tool Engineering (MTE) – has been awarded with one of the UKs most prestigious Occupational Health and Safety Awards. The Darlington based firm has achieved an Order of Distinction award in the annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). MTE started entering the annual scheme in 2000, and this highly acclaimed award comes in concession of the company receiving this accolade year on year with now 17 consecutive Golds as it continues to achieve exemplary health and safety standards. Speaking about the prestigious award, Georg

Aberdeen Harbour supports Maersk Oil decommissioning campaign

Two subsea mid water arches weighing around 100 tonnes each are just some of the items that have been landed at Aberdeen Harbour as the port supports Maersk Oil’s decommissioning campaign for the James, Janice, Affleck and Leadon fields in the North Sea. In conjunction with Scotoil and Maersk Supply Service, Aberdeen Harbour has supported Maersk as it works to safely recover subsea infrastructure from these decommissioned fields. A total of nine shipments, due to be complete in September, will be brought to Aberdeen by the vessel Maersk Achiever. The Janice decommissioning programme in its entirety involves more than 37,000 tonnes of material being brought ashore, of which more than 90% from

David Doig Foundation launches with goal of supporting ‘education for all’

A new charitable organisation has been launched in memory of oil and gas industry leader David Doig aimed at tackling education-related inequalities in the UK and abroad. The David Doig Foundation has been set up by the former CEO of OPITO’s wife Gillian, in memory of her husband, who died suddenly in January after a heart attack aged 57. A seed fund of over £90,000 has been established by David’s family and industry supporters and Gillian is now launching a fundraising drive so that the Foundation can help as many people as possible regardless of their circumstances. Gillian said: “David may have left us, but he also left behind a huge legacy and we want to honour and remember that by suppo

M2 Subsea Secures Vessel Alliance in Gulf of Mexico

M2 Subsea, the global independent provider of ROV services, has formed an alliance with leading vessel operator, Harvey Gulf Marine International to provide subsea ROV services in the Gulf of Mexico. The alliance will see M2 Subsea’s ROVs utilized on board Harvey Gulf’s DP2 survey support vessel, the Harvey Bronco. The offshore supply ship will focus on the survey and inspection market and will be equipped with M2 Subsea’s 150HP Triton XLX34 ROV system. The Triton is a heavy duty work class ROV which is rated to 3,000m depth and well suited for all aspects of subsea operations. The system is complete with a top-hat tether management system and equipped with a survey junction box and auxiliar

Quick word from the new Editor of Subsea & Offshore Service Magazine

Hi everyone, I hope August is proving to be a great month for you all, especially with the build up for OSE Offshore Europe 2017. I wanted to introduce myself and also let you know we are now working on the September issue of Subsea & Offshore Service magazine. In this issue we are covering... SPE Offshore Europe 2017 Preview (2nd of 2) Cranes, Lifting Equipment & Deck Machinery Flow Measurement Decommissioning & Abandonment Training & Development (We have a bonus circulation for OSE Offshore Europe as we are Media Partners) ------------------------------------------------ If you have any relevant editorial you would like to submit on any of the subjects above, please feel free to send them

SPE OFFSHORE EUROPE 2017 EMBRACING NEW REALITIES: REINVENTING OUR INDUSTRY

SPE Offshore Europe 2017 is taking place at a time when confidence levels are gradually climbing following the longest and most significant downturn the oil and gas industry has seen in decades. Over four days, under the central theme Embracing New Realities: Reinventing our Industry, 65 free-to-attend technical presentations and a programme of business breakfasts and topical lunches, will provide opportunities to debate, knowledge-share and take new courses of action that will shape the future of the industry. The 2017 conference chair, Catherine MacGregor, and her executive committee of 17 senior international industry figures, have put together a focused and hard-hitting keynote programme

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