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Energy Voice | Aiken buoyed by sharp upturn in offshore cabins division

Aberdeen-based Aiken Group secured contracts worth more than £700,000 for its offshore cabin modules arm in the last month. The influx represents a sharp upturn in one of the energy service company’s core divisions. Strengthening demand in the North Sea is expected to lead to job creation at the company. Aiken Group managing director Danny […]

Ocean Infinity Joins ‘Stellar Daisy’ Search

Ocean Infinity will be working with the government of South Korea in the search for the wreckage of the ship Stellar Daisy, which was lost on 31 March 2017. The vessel was lost in the South Atlantic Ocean approximately 2500 nautical miles due east of Uruguay with 24 people on board, whilst […]

Energy Voice | Halo gets nod from OGA for Third Energy deal

Hague and London Oil (Halo) said today that it had received regulatory consent for its acquisition of Third Energy Offshore. Halo said it had taken a “huge step” in the implementation of its strategic focus on lower risk, natural gas development and appraisal opportunities in the southern North Sea. The acquisition, first announced in September, […]

Energy Voice | UK North Sea exploration well spudded

Drilling has got under way on the Rowallan exploration well in the central North Sea, project partners said today. The Ensco 121 jack-up rig is drilling the high pressure, high temperature gas condensate prospect, according to Serica Energy, which has a 15% stake in the well. Italian firm Eni is the operator and JX Nippon and Mitsui […]

Viewport3 Enjoys Growth in 2018

Subsea 3d scanning specialists Viewport3 has reported a momentous 2018, despite being in only its second year of trading. The Aberdeenshire tech start-up said it has enjoyed turnover and growth far in excess of its projections. Over the past year the Ellon-based firm’s turnover increased 34 times, from £10,000 to over £340,000. This growth has […]

Energy Voice | North-east jobs saved as parent rescues Paradigm

More than 20 north-east jobs have been saved after oil and gas industry supplier Paradigm Flow Services (PFS) was rescued from administration by its parent. PFS, based in Drumoak, Aberdeenshire, collapsed on Friday, putting all 23 jobs at risk. Dutch owner Paradigm Group moved swiftly to set up a new company under the same name. […]

MacGregor-TTS Deal Gets South Korean Clearance

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a clearance decision from the South Korean Fair Trade Commission on the company’s acquisition of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group. MacGregor announced the approval from the German regulator on 6 November 2018 but is still waiting for the approval from the competition authority […]

Seatec Equips Work Class ROV

Seatec has recently received an order for 4-off Surveyor HD PRO IP Colour Zoom Cameras. All 4 units will be integrated on a work class ROV system for subsea inspection. The Teledyne Bowtech Surveyor-HD-Pro ultra-wide underwater HD camera is designed to provide the widest angle of view (100deg). These 6000mtr rated cameras […]

Energy Voice | Forum launches new ‘cost-efficient’ ROV

Forum Subsea Technologies has created a new remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) designed to drive cost efficiencies for North Sea operators. The Texas-headquartered firm said the XLe Spirit ROV would provide the functionality only usually found “in larger work-class vehicles”. Kevin Taylor, vice president of subsea at Forum, said: “As the subsea market continues to recover from […]