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Heyman Joins Tymor Marine

. Tymor Marine is a UK- and USA-based independent marine and naval architectural consultancy with offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Lafayette.  Tymor delivers a range of design and analysis functions, such as vessel and rig stability and modifications, seafastening of cargo and equipment, subsea deployment analysis, mooring analysis and offshore equipment design and modification.  Tymor also provides MetOcean analysis.    

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Subsea: Standardization is the New Innovation

Oslo, Norway – May 19, 2014 – As one of the world’s most technologically innovative industries, the highly specialized subsea sector is not typically known for standardized operations. But that might change.   Companies like Statoil, the world’s second largest subsea operator, have traditionally achieved success by pushing the boundaries to what is possible under water, frequently going “longer, deeper and colder.”    But as the complexity of global subsea projects grows, so too does the bill for contractors, suppliers, operators, engineers

PREVCO Subsea Seeks Mechanical Ocean Engineer

PREVCO Subsea, LLC is seeking a Mechanical/Ocean Engineer to work in Fountain Hills, Arizona.   PREVCO Subsea is a subsea engineering consultancy, specializing in submersible pressure vessels, instrumentation housings, junction boxes, underwater camera housings, underwater housings, subsea housings pressure relief valves and other subsea enclosures and accessories.   The company is looking for candidates with the following minimum requirements: Mechanical Ocean Engineer (BA Required, minimum five years' experience preferred), as well as hands-on, independent engineer to specify, design

Mark Cooper (Image: ENG Resources)

'Subsea Matchmaking Service' at Subsea Expo

A matchmaking service aiming to reduce the costs of recruiting engineers for subsea projects is being launched at Subsea Expo. ENG Resources has been established to help subsea companies find the most suitable engineers for projects in oil and gas and marine renewables at the most competitive rates.   Set up by experienced subsea engineer, Mark Cooper, ENG Resources will source and provide the most appropriate engineering consultants to match the specific needs of a client’s project, reducing the risk of costly mistakes due to a lack of understanding of both the technical competences of

Neil Gordon (Photo: Subsea UK)

New Market Intelligence for Subsea Companies

Subsea UK has launched a new market intelligence service to help subsea companies exploit global opportunities. The industry body, which represents the UK’s $13.3 billion subsea sector, has developed SubseaIntel – a unique on-line database which provides regularly updated details on almost 1,200 subsea projects worldwide. Subsea UK says this unique database will provide sought-after subsea market intelligence all in one place, at the touch of a button. Subsea Intel allows users to delve deeper into current projects across the globe and discover upcoming opportunities using intensively

Ankit Munjal (Photo: James Fisher Subsea Excavation)

Munjal Joins James Fisher Subsea Excavation

Mass flow excavation company James Fisher Subsea Excavation has appointed Ankit Munjal as business development manager to concentrate on the Asia Pacific region as the company continues to grow its global footprint.   Munjal joins the team at James Fisher Subsea Excavation, supporting Asia Pacific regional director Richard Beattie. James Fisher Subsea Excavation has offices and equipment strategically located in Singapore and China to service clients throughout this region.   Munjal brings to the role technical and project management expertise, having worked in Australia and Singapore in

Photo: Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Opens Subsea Plant in Brazil

 Aker Solutions has formally opened its new subsea manufacturing and technology plant in Curitiba, Brazil.   The facility will employ about 850 people and is dedicated to machining, welding, surface treatment, assembly and testing of Christmas trees and other subsea equipment. It will provide the first subsea control systems manufacturing capability in Brazil, enabling delivery of complete well systems that are placed on the seafloor.   “The facility will build on and strengthen our nearly four-decade presence in Brazil, which is a key global offshore market with significant

Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi (Photo: Texas A&M University)

Kondapi Named Subsea Director at Texas A&M

Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi has joined the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University as the director for subsea engineering.   Kondapi brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in the industry with FMC Technologies and KBR, where he focused on engineering and consulting projects worldwide. As the KBR Adjunct Professor of Subsea Engineering at the University of Houston, he helped develop the first subsea engineering program in the United States.    “We are very pleased to have Dr. Kondapi join Texas A&M’s subsea engineering program as director

Maria Ancheril (Photo: Xodus Subsea)

Xodus Subsea Strengthens Americas Team

Xodus Subsea has appointed a General Manager and Business Development Manager to drive activity in the Americas, as the company aims to challenge the largest tier one subsea engineering companies for a share of the market in the region. Amedeo Marcotulli is the company’s new General Manager – Americas, and previously worked with Genesis where he was Subsea Business Unit Director for Asia Pacific. He will be based in Houston and will be responsible for all aspects of Xodus Subsea operations in North and South America. With more than 28 years’ experience working within the subsea

New Online Learning Program for Subsea Engineers

Subsea UK has launched its new online learning program to support the development of new engineers and technicians entering the subsea sector and to develop graduates to become the next generation of engineers to help the UK’s $14 billion subsea sector achieve its global potential. The Introduction to Subsea Engineering course can be completed in around 60 hours, spread over eight weeks. Students will study a series of modules to become fully inducted into a sector which has revolutionized the way in which hydrocarbons are extracted since its early days in the late seventies. Initially

Tony McKay

Cortez Subsea Appoints New Operations Director

Subsea services and technology products company Cortez Subsea has appointed a new operations director, as the company looks to expand its scope internationally. Tony McKay has joined the company at a time of rapid growth as demand for their services is expected to increase following U.K. patent approval of their Modular Pipelay System (MPS).  With more than 35 years of professional experience working onshore and offshore in the oil and gas industry, McKay was recently successful in turning Topaz Oil and Gas Limited in UAE from a loss making company into a profit generating business which was

Neil Gordon (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea UK to Support SMEs with Apprenticeships

Subsea UK has launched a new support service to bring fresh, young talent into the subsea sector by making it easier for businesses to recruit apprentices.   Research conducted by the industry body which represents the U.K.’s $14 billion subsea sector revealed the barriers for SMEs in setting up apprenticeships. These are broadly the time and cost involved in what is perceived as a complex process.   Subsea UK’s scheme will provide financial support and specific help with making the process simpler so that small firms can benefit from apprentices and develop the next generatio

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Bibby Subsea Expanding in Houston

Bibby Offshore’s Houston-based division, Bibby Subsea, has announced the investment in a new office and staff appointment as a result of continued growth in the region. The new premises, due for completion in November 2014, consist of a 6,300 sq. ft. office space and 2,000 sq. ft. warehouse and workshop area, which will allow for further team expansion. A recruitment drive is planned to increase the number of Bibby Subsea staff in the region by more than 70, both onshore and offshore, throughout 2015. Since its inception in August 2013, Bibby Subsea has experienced significant client

From left: Jack Taylor, David Sheret, David Sinclair and Hugh Riddell (Photo: M2 Subsea)

Sinclair Joins M2 Subsea

ROV services provider M2 Subsea said David Sinclair has joined its European business development team as the company’s newly appointed business development manager – renewables and decommissioning.  Based in Aberdeen, Sinclair will be responsible for leading M2 Subsea’s business acquisition strategy for both these sectors in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and Europe. Bringing more than 10 years of industry experience, Sinclair joins M2 Subsea from Bibby Offshore where he held the position of engineering and innovation manager.  Sinclair graduated with a masters

Bruce Heppenstall (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea NE Names Heppenstall Regional Chairman

The regional advocacy group for the North-east of England’s subsea sector has appointed Bruce Heppenstall as its new chairman, taking over the reins of Subsea North East from Andrew Hodgson.   CEO of BEL Valves and former general manager for the GE Oil & Gas Wellstream division, Heppenstall will be tasked with promoting the North-east sector on a global scale to maximize opportunities, while working with Subsea UK, the national industry body to provide a forum for collaboration, diversification and technology development.     With the region’s subsea sector

Bruce Stuart (Photo: Interventek)

Interventek Appoints Stuart as Business Development Director

Interventek Subsea Engineering has announced the appointment of Bruce Stuart to the role of Sales and Business Development Director. Stuart brings with him over 30 years of commercial leadership experience and in-depth operational knowledge of the oil and gas industry.  Stuart joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for U.K. and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems. This new position at Interventek will support increasing levels of commercialization

(Photo: The Underwater Centre)

The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

The Underwater Centre, a subsea training and trials center located in the Scottish Highlands, has turned a corner after receiving industry support to secure its future.Industry and public bodies including Oil & Gas UK, Subsea 7, TechnipFMC, Premier Oil and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) have collaborated to support The Underwater Centre and ensure that the industry continues to have access to critical, world-leading underwater training and can undertake vital subsea equipment trials.The company will now operate as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, which will be funded and

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