Subsea Expo

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Subsea Expo 2016: Chief exec calls for simplification

01/02/2016

“The problem that the UK had was realised before we had this oil price crash,” Gordon said. “Our costs were spiralling out of control; the writing was on the wall, but we didn’t do much about it as an industry. The drop amplified and compounded those problems.”

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Subsea Expo 2015: Guest Editor Neil Gordon says we still need a fresh flow of talent

13/02/2015

As the cherry pickers come in to remove the ROVs and the weary exhibitors dismantle their stands and pack up their sales brochures, I am sitting down to write my final editorial for Energy Voice. Subsea Expo is over for another year but it’s an event we will not forget. With the oil and gas industry facing one of the toughest times in our history, Europe’s largest annual event focused on subsea broke all records. Over 6,500 delegates attended the show and with 8,500 visits, indicating many of them came back for a second time over the three days.

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Subsea Expo 2015: Animation key to saving costs

13/02/2015

Cadherent has championed the use of 3D animation in a bid to cut costs as the subsea industry tightens its belt. The Aberdeen-based company said by harnessing the ability to simulate, build and install subsea operations, the function of 3D animation has become a realistic option for the reduction of unnecessary operational expenditure. Lee Muir, business development manager for Cadherent, said animation was previously considered as a "nice-to-have" commodity for many organisations but in the current market has become more valuable.

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Subsea Expo 2015 video: Panel talks innovation, oil price and new technology

13/02/2015

On the penultimate day of Subsea Expo 2015, Energy Voice sat down with three industry experts to discuss the exhibition and how innovation can lead the way in developing new technology. Gordon Drummond, chief executive of the newly re-launched NSRI (National Subsea Research Initiative), Ian Phillips, chief executive of OGIC (Oil and Gas Innovation Centre) and Ian Reid, chief executive of CENSIS formed the panel.

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Subsea Expo 2015: Sonardyne signs £1million deal with Seatronics

13/02/2015

Marine equipment company Sonardyne International UK yesterday tied up a deal to supply Seatronics with £1million-worth of its 6G acoustic positioning technology. The order was placed at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on day two of Europe’s biggest offshore energy industry event, Subsea Expo 2015, which finishes today. It is not the first contract Sonardyne has managed to secure at this year’s installment of the expo.

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Subsea Expo 2015: Power Jacks unveils new lifting devices

13/02/2015

An Aberdeenshire-based engineering firm has produced a new range of mechanical lifting devices that is the first its kind in the oil and gas industry. Power Jacks, which employs about 70 people at its base in Ellon, unveiled its new kit at the offshore energy industry’s flagship event, Subsea Expo 2015, which is being held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. Oil and gas is something of a new frontier for Power Jacks, which is exhibiting at the expo for the first time. The company only moved into the subsea market in the last 18 months, when it started receiving requests for lifting devices that do not use hydraulics, the industry standard for decades.

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Subsea Expo 2015: Spotlight on technology showcase

13/02/2015

Nearly a dozen marine technology firms will each have 10 minutes to show off their latest gadgets and gizmos before a panel of subsea bigwigs in Aberdeen today. The Spotlight on Technology showcase, whose format is reminiscent of hit BBC TV series the Dragons’ Den, is being tried out for the first time at the annual Subsea Expo 2015, the largest offshore energy event in Europe. Subsea Expo, which is being held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, closes today. The quick-fire presentations are a chance for firms to promote new equipment that can help operators locate and produce oil and gas with greater efficiency and at a lower cost, but without skimping on safety.

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Subsea Expo 2015: Guest Editor Neil Gordon says increasing overseas business is crucial

12/02/2015

Focus turned to the international market today at Subsea Expo. Infield unveiled the detailed findings of their latest report into global subsea activity – underlining the tough times ahead but with a more promising outlook from 2017 onwards. The conference session on global markets, along with UKTI’s programme of one-to-one meetings matching UK expertise with demand from regions including Africa, Australia, Brazil and Mexico. The maturity and challenges of the North Sea make it even more crucial for UK subsea companies to increase their overseas business if they are to sustain their growth in the long-term.

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Subsea Expo 2015 video: Exhibitors give their view

12/02/2015

Europe’s largest annual subsea conference and exhibition, which showcases the expertise and technology of a UK industry generating about £9billion in revenue annually, opened yesterday. More than 6,000 people registered to attend the event, organised by trade body Subsea UK, which takes place at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre till Friday.

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Subsea Expo 2015 video: Forum Energy Technologies

12/02/2015

Forum Energy Technologies unveiled its latest generation subsea robotic system on the first day of Subsea Expo 2015. Graham Adair, vice-president of sales and marketing at Forum, spoke to Energy Voice about Subsea Expo and the challenges ahead for the industry.