Sharjah-based contractor Petrofac has taken many in the offshore industry by surprise with its decision to step into the deepwater projects market by ordering a sophisticated construction ship.
Challenges will come from tightness in supply chain coupled with a huge 'inexperienced talent problem', Douglas-Westwood chief executive Andrew Reid tells Jeremy Cresswell.
As advances in exploration and subsea technology make existing reservoirs and marginal fields more viable, it is not only the age of your platform that counts - what you know about its condition is vital too.
Subsea UK has developed a "toolkit" to help companies grow their own talent as the industry faces a massive shortfall of people.
Launched at Subsea Expo 2013, subsea contractor Harkand says it has experienced exceptional growth in the last 12 months as it seeks to become a leading brand in subsea inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction for the oil and gas industry worldwide.
Increasing production challenges in the Middle-east, the world’s largest petroleum region, are fuelling the demand for advanced technology.
This year's Subsea Expo will see a record number of attendees and exhibitors heading to Aberdeen's Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Travel tips and maps for getting to Subsea Expo 2014.
The companies contributing to this year's Subsea Expo.
Often referred to as NASA but on the seabed, the world of subsea is one of the most fast-paced, pioneering, ingenious, hi-tech and dynamic industries on the planet with a long-term, sustainable future.
Subsea Expo looks poised to draw more than 5,000 people to Aberdeen next month.
Since it was first held in 2004, the annual exhibition and conference has grown to become one of the leading events in the international subsea calendar. From an initial 40 exhibitors and 200 visitors, 2013 saw the biggest event to date, hosting 140 exhibitors and almost 4,000 delegates.
After a series of workshops designed to establish the key priorities facing the British subsea sector, the overwhelming response was that a trade body was essential in order to maintain the UK’s leading edge in a global industry with a then capital expenditure of £2billion.
Up to 5,000 delegates are now expected to attend Europe’s leading annual subsea conference and exhibition in Aberdeen next year.
The shop window for Britain’s £9billion subsea industry will now be known as Subsea Expo and will stretch to three days versus the prior two-day format.
Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, talks to P&J Energy about the outlook for the sector and global opportunities for smaller UK companies. He was speaking at the record-breaking ninth annual Subsea show last week, held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Global opportunities for UK companies were in sharp focus at a record-breaking ninth annual Subsea show in Aberdeen yesterday.
Aberdeen-based Ecosse Subsea Systems launched a new rigid pipelay system it has developed at Subsea 2013 yesterday.
A senior manager at oil firm Apache in Aberdeen said yesterday he expected continued growth in the North Sea's subsea sector but the industry needed to change the way it did business.
Two private equity backed subsea firms, ISS and Iremis Offshore, have been merged to create a new business - Harkand Group.
The talent and success of the north east's subsea industry were celebrated at Subsea UK's seventh annual business awards last night.
Aberdeen-based offshore energy service firm Specialist Subsea Services (S3) has more than doubled its turnover from £4.8million to £12million in the past year.
Aberdeen-based oilfield service firm Glacier Energy Services has appointed two new managing directors to lead a change in the structure of its business.
The top challenges for the North Sea oil and gas industry in the subsea sector have been outlined at Subsea 2013.
Growth in the subsea sector is here for the long term but UK firms in the industry are facing constraints and threats, a survey revealed yesterday.