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Statoil, IKM Subsea partner to introduce residential ROV concept

IKM Subsea has been awarded a contract for ROV and subsea services for Statoil's Visund and Snorre B assets.

Subsea 7 acquires polymer lining specialist Swagelining Limited

Subsea 7 has announced the acquisition of Swagelining Limited, the subsea industry’s leading polymer lining technologist, to further expand existing polymer pipeline technology interests.

Forum Energy Technologies nets order for three ROVs

Forum Energy Technologies has received an order from New Orient Marine Pte. Ltd, to supply three remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for its multi-purpose ice-class vessel currently under construction in Singapore.

Delta Subsea, Boskalis Subsea Services team up in Gulf of Mexico

Delta Subsea and Boskalis Subsea Services have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to provide integrated diving and ROV solutions in the Gulf of Mexico.

Forum Subsea Rentals invests in multi-million-dollar rental order

Forum Subsea Rentals has strengthened its offering of state-of-the-art rental equipment by placing a multi-million-dollar equipment order with subsea technology provider, Sonardyne International.

Seatronics renews global partnership with 2G Robotics

Seatronics, an Acteon company, has announced the renewal of its global sales and distribution partnership with 2G Robotics, specialists in high precision underwater laser scanning and imaging technology.

Aker Solutions to provide global subsea engineering services to BP

Aker Solutions secured a global framework agreement to deliver engineering and project management services at BP-operated subsea oil and gas fields.

Aker Solutions, Saipem to cooperate on subsea projects

Aker Solutions and Saipem have agreed to cooperate on targeted subsea oil and gas development projects worldwide.

Seatronics collaborates with robotic systems manufacturer, Inuktun

Seatronics, an Acteon company, has announced a collaboration with Canadian-based manufacturer, Inuktun Services Ltd.

Technip, FMC Technologies said to be in advanced merger talks

Technip SA, Europe’s largest oilfield-services provider, is in talks to merge with U.S. peer FMC Technologies Inc., people familiar with the matter said.

EuroROV chooses Forum Sub-Atlantic as preferred ROV supplier

EuroROV, the Spanish ROV training and engineering company, has taken delivery of a Forum Sub-Atlantic Mojave vehicle for its newly-launched ROV pilot training facility.

The evolution of subsea EPC: DW Monday

The subsea sector is highly consolidated with just five players servicing the $12 billion annual requirements of the global E&P community.

OneSubsea announces global alliance with Subsea 7

OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, announced today that they have signed an agreement establishing a worldwide non-incorporated alliance with Subsea 7.

DNV GL forges ahead in enabling reduced subsea lead times

Steel forgings are important building blocks for subsea components and are often tailored to meet end-users’ specific requirements. This results in long delivery times and repeated follow-ups throughout the supply chain.

Ezra bags more than $65 million worth global contracts; gets Lewek Constellation on track

Ezra Holdings, through the group’s subsea services division, EMAS AMC, has secured multiple contracts from various energy companies valued at more than $65 million (including options).

Life as an entrepreneur: Is it for you?

Art J. Schroeder, Jr.,, Energy Valley, Inc.

My life as an entrepreneur—it couldn’t be better or more challenging. Entrepreneur; noun, [ahn-truh-pruh-nur,-noo rz; a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. Yes, I am once again a small business owner, hoping to do something significant. A short case study of my most recent start-up will hopefully provide insights into whether entrepreneurship is for you.