On the face of it, the UK-based subsea sector appears to be faring reasonably well. This is despite lingering impacts from the 2014-17 oil and gas slump, mounting pressures from the climate change crisis and major geopolitical forces at work.
A former Aberdeen energy service firm boss has found a new job south of the border.
Subsea robotics company Rovop is supporting two teams from St Margaret’s School for Girls in Aberdeen in the First Lego League.
A subsea conference set to take place in Aberdeen next week has said it will have a focus on the latest developments in the "evolving" underwater robotics technology.
There is a new boss at the helm of Scottish subsea robotics company Rovop today following a sudden change at the top.
A Subsea UK conference due to be held in Aberdeen later this year will focus on underwater robotic technology.
North-east underwater robotics firm Rovop has significantly reduced its losses over the last 12 months as it looks to expand the business in Europe.
An Aberdeenshire oil and gas pipeline welding company has been snapped up by a private-equity firm in a multi-million pound deal.
A north-east underwater robotics firm has expanded into mainland Europe to meet growing demand and ready itself for Brexit.
The engineers of the future went head-to-head at Robert Gordon University (RGU) last month when they put underwater robots, which they designed and built, to the test as part of an annual competition.
Rovop boss Steven Gray will join the line-up of speakers at the prestigious Entrepreneurial Scotland annual summit at Gleneagles on April 25.
Former EY Scottish entrepreneur of the year David Lamont has been unveiled as the new chairman of north-east subsea company Rovop.
The boss at M2 Subsea (M2S) has jumped ship to another remotely-operated-vehicle (ROV) specialist after “winding down” the firm -- less than three years after its launch.
The former chief executive of energy services firm Proserv has joined the board of Aberdeenshire subsea specialist Rovop.
A north-east supplier of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) has opened a new base in the Middle East as part of its expansion drive.
A north-east remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) specialist has launched a consultation process with employees.
A north-east firm, which provides the use of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has announced the purchase of the entire fleet of 28 systems from M2 Subsea.
Remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) company Rovop, of Westhill, Aberdeenshire, is celebrating bumper sales.
An Aberdeenshire remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) firm has expanded its fleet after receiving £56million worth of new funding.
A UK Government minister tasked with managing Brexit said there are opportunities for the struggling oil and gas sector to cut red tape after Britain leaves the EU.
A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider based in Aberdeen has bolstered its US team after winning a raft of contracts worth around $19million (£15million) including a two-year deal with a Houston-based global company. Rovop has appointed Euan Tait as president of the company’s US operations, while Katarina Tehlirian takes up the post of VP business development. Both will be based at the company’s Houston hub with Mr Tait taking over from Wayne Betts who is moving across to establish Rovop’ s operations in Brazil. Mr Tait is a member of Rovop’s board and will continue his role as commercial director while heading up the US operations with the support of general manager, Neil Francis, in the western region Ms Tehlirian, who joins the company from Subsea 7, has extensive business development experience in the US subsea sector and has previously worked with DOF Subsea and Canyon Offshore. Steven Gray, chief executive at Rovop, said: “This is a great start to Q2 in 2017. The growth in our US team strongly positions Rovop for further growth in the region while the substantial new long-term contracts we’ve won demonstrates that, in a challenging market, our industry is changing and becoming more efficient, using technology and new working practices to lower cost and risk. “As such, Rovop anticipates a record year in 2017 because our service and equipment is aligned with the future needs of the industry. While prolonged oil and gas market downturn is still hurting our industry, we believe there is much to look forward to.” Rovop’s latest contract wins include a two-year deal with a Houston-based global oil & gas engineering company and a five-year contract with a European power cable installer. The firm has also secured a three-year contract with Centrica E&P to provide ROV services to the UK based oil & gas operator. The agreement will see Rovop support Centrica across multiple work scopes including drill support, decommissioning, and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM). In addition, Rovop is preparing to execute innovative platform-based asset life extension work for a UK operator to help boost hydrocarbon recovery.
An event celebrating the business links between the north-east and Houston has marked its landmark fifth anniversary by welcoming its largest ever international delegation.
A celebration of north-east technology has heralded the start of a week-long international business event in Aberdeen.
North-east firm Rovop, which specialises in all aspects of subsea remotely-operated vehicles, has reported confidence in its prospects as it strives to diversify.
Aberdeenshire-based Rovop has shown a group of north-east pupils the ropes in an effort to improve subsea industry’s appeal among young people.