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National Hyperbaric Centre offers a range of innovative medical solutions, including DanMedical’s D-MAS HyperSat medical monitoring system for offshore workers and divers.

The D-MAS system will be available for demonstration on NHC’s stand 126 at SubSea Expo 2016 in Aberdeen.

DanMedical’s solution enables real-time medical monitoring of patients offshore, including divers in saturation. So specialist doctors based onshore can now provide real-time, expert medical diagnosis and advice to support a patient who is working offshore. The D-MAS device enables compliance with the requirements of OGP 411 and DMAC 28 by measuring the patient’s heart rhythm and ECG, blood pressure, blood oxygen content and core temperature, as well as medical images in still or video format. D-MAS is now deployed by many leading offshore energy contractors and medical advisors, worldwide. The equipment is also installed at the NHC’s hyperbaric facility, to enable diagnosis and medical support of any injured diver brought in to the NHC’s chambers.

Laura Stuart, General Manager of NHC said: “NHC is committed to improving the safety of subsea operations through promoting world class equipment and training. We share this commitment to safety with DanMedical, and we look forward to demonstrating the D-MAS system at SubSea Expo 2016.”

Peter Couldery, CEO of DanMedical added: “In these tough times, implementing innovative medical practice can both save lives and deliver business benefits. I’m looking forward to SubSea Expo to meet the leading offshore operators to talk through these issues.”.


ProSep appoints Sales Manager to strengthen Norwegian foothold

Stavanger, Norway, 27 January, 2016: Houston-headquartered ProSep, the oil, gas and water process separations technology company, has appointed Jacek Kacperski as Norway Sales Manager. Based in Stavanger, Kacperski joins the company with over a decade’s experience in oilfield services, including sales roles with TDW Offshore and Siemens AS.

ProSep recently renewed its focus on its suite of proprietary technologies – including mixers – which offer operators a cost-effective and reliable solution for reducing chemical consumption, maximising hydrocarbon recovery and process optimisation. Norwegian companies continue to champion best-in-class technology and in this new commodity price environment Kacperski will work hand-in-hand with local operators to drive the development of new and existing opportunities.

Patrick McCarthy, CEO of ProSep, says: “We are excited to welcome Jacek to the team. His knowledge of the local market coupled with his impressive track record make him the ideal person to lead our Norwegian operations. The development and early deployment of ProSep’s mixing technologies trace their roots to Norway and we believe that in the current environment, technologies like ours can play a significant role in enabling operators to optimise their offshore operations.”

Kacperski adds: “ProSep’s portfolio of patented technology is really impressive and I am very proud to become a part of this enthusiastic, innovative and results-driven team. I look forward to strengthening the company’s position as a trusted technology partner in the Norwegian market by offering solutions that can genuinely improve operational efficiencies.”

Jacek Kacperski

Dräger and GasSecure experts announced as keynote speakers at Topsides UK conference and exhibition

Dräger’s Oil and Gas Regional Segment Manager and the Regional Sales Director of GasSecure AS have been announced as keynote speakers at the Topsides UK conference and exhibition.

Dräger is headline partner of Topsides UK, Europe’s first and only annual oil and gas event focusing solely on extending the life of ageing topsides installations in the UK’s offshore sector.

The two-day event being held on the 16/17th March at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre will enable the North Sea’s leading operators of existing assets, contractors, equipment manufacturers and service companies to learn how to work together more effectively and to understand ways of safely improving production, whilst lowering the cost of capital and operations spend.

Michail Tzouvelekis, Oil and Gas Regional Segment Manager,said: “Dräger is delighted to headline the first ever Topsides UK and I am delighted to be among the first keynote speakers. It’s a great initiative for the oil and gas industry and we’re proud to be involved from the very beginning in what we hope will become a successful annual event.“

During his keynote speech, Michail will look at the oil and gas market and how cost efficiency has to be balanced with safety.

He added: “The show will give us the opportunity to talk to operators and contractors to better understand their needs and work with them on innovative total safety solutions for the future.

“Dräger provides products and services that protect, support and save lives, we have multiple sales and service centres across the UK, Norway, the Netherlands and Denmark and a dedicated oil and gas team of over 100 to assist our customers fulfil their requirements.”

Ian Mackay, Regional Sales Director of GasSecure AS, will talk about offshore project cost reduction through the use of fixed wireless gas detection systems. “The GS01 is a wireless device which offers unique features that can help to dramatically reduce project costs, something that is very attractive in this current low oil price climate.”

In the current market, few are looking at new projects except perhaps for decommissioning, and everyone is cutting back on costs. Despite this, safety never stops and exisiting oil and gas facilities need to operate safely. Equipment upgrades, expansions and additions often expose gaps in gas detection that must be filled.

Ian added: “Safety is of prime concern offshore and when it comes to detecting the presence of gas which may cause a hazard, that can never be taken away. Past events such as the Piper Alpha explosion are forever on people’s minds, so we must always keep the process safe.”

“With a wireless device, you can strip out infrastructure components such as cabling, junction boxes and cable trays. When it comes to project design, you can reduce the design hours because there are less elements to draw up, design or manage in the project, so we can demonstrate offshore cost reductions compared to a wired equivalent.”

“For the last year few years there has been talk of efficiencies in the North Sea, but now we need to see hard evidence of the deployment of the way to actually achieve those efficiencies. We really must now go ahead and deploy these methodologies and squeeze out every penny from every barrel.”

More than 60 exhibitors from across the North Sea have also been confirmed.

During the conference, headline speakers will cover topsides news, including late life extension projects, recycling of topsides facilities, TAR/turnaround, skills and new careers, cost and production efficiency and new technology.

There will be supply chain presentations provided by topsides-related contractors, service companies and equipment suppliers and installers – all focused on creating value.

Clients, suppliers and colleagues will also be able to network on a 1-2-1 basis, creating new opportunities and following up strong leads.

To find out more about Dräger in the UK visit

North Sea industry needs a cultural shift to maximise UKCS potential

Companies operating in the North Sea require a cultural shift to make the most of the its potential, according to a new report from Deloitte, the business advisory firm.

The report, which gauges the oil and gas industry’s reaction to Sir Ian Wood’s Maximising Recovery Review, calls on the new regulator – the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), the Government and companies operating in the North Sea to adapt to a new reality in the basin. Read more…

SPDC completes 8th Nigerian oil mining lease sale

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, November 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B), has completed the assignment of its 30% interest in Oil Mining Lease 30 (OML30) in the Niger Delta to Shoreline Natural Resources Limited (Shoreline).  Total cash proceeds for Shell amount to some US$567 million. Read more…

Nigeria oil and gas report Q4 2012

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Nigeria Oil and Gas Report Q4 2012″ report to their offering. Read more…

Your Oil and Gas News to Exhibit at Granite Expo 2011

Your Oil and Gas News will be exhibiting this Thursday, October 27th at the Granite Expo 2011, Hilton Treetops Hotel. Read more…

North-east business leader James Milne CBE, Balmoral Group to open Granite Expo 2011

A major new event designed to showcase the very best of North-east business is to be opened by one of the area’s leading entrepreneurs. Read more…

Ace Winches Selects Spartan Solutions as a Strategic Technology Provider

ACE Winches has announced the selection of Spartan Solutions as the key provider of mobile logistics and equipment management solutions to support ACE’s rapidly expanding winch and deck machinery business.

Unveiling the key contract at Offshore Europe 2011, Chief Executive Officer Alfie Cheyne said: “We are a world-class business, extending our reach across the globe. As our activities continue to intensify within both the Manufacturing and Hire divisions, and as we enlarge our international customer base, it is critical that we continually review and improve our operational processes to efficiently manage our people and equipment. We chose Phalanx from Spartan because it is proven in the oil and gas market. Working with Spartan will ensure that ACE Winches maintains the highest levels of project performance, efficiency and service excellence.”

Managing Director of Spartan, Jim Green, said: “This is a valuable contract for Spartan and its award reflects the close fit of Phalanx to ACE Winches’ equipment management needs. It took Alfie only a few minutes to recognise the potential business benefits to his organisation.”

Source: ACE Winches

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