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Monday, October 21, 2019

Howard Woodcock News

Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore Photo Bibby PR

Bibby Offshore: BP North Sea Projects completed

Bibby Offshore has completed a contract worth more than £2million for BP in the North Sea. The project, completed in December 2017, utilised Bibby Offshore’s diving support vessel Bibby Topaz to carry out inspection, repair and maintenance operations in the Rhum gas field, approximately 380 kilometres north-east of Aberdeen. The scope included control system low insulation resistance diagnostics and component replacements, manual valve operations and ROV inspection works at BP’s Bruce platform, which is located 44 kilometres south of Rhum.

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Bibby Offshore Provides Lifeline to O&G Industry

On an evening in September 2012, a rare sequence of events left one of Bibby Offshore’s saturation divers stranded in complete darkness, 90 meters below the surface of the North Sea, without any gas to breathe. The diver was rescued and recovered fully, but Bibby Offshore wanted to share its experience and the lessons learnt in the most effective way, so in collaboration with floating Harbour Productions, created a documentary style film, Lifeline, using real time footage and reconstruction of the event to recount the remarkable events that took place that evening.

Bibby Offshore Graduates – Class of 2014

Bibby Offshore Wins Investment in People Award

Bibby Offshore has been recognized for its commitment to staff and the development of its people with the Investment in People award at the 2014 Oil & Gas UK Awards, as announced last night, Thursday, November 6, at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center. Bibby Offshore’s Competency and Training Manager Claire Duncan, said, “The award is excellent recognition of the hard work undertaken by the Competency and Training team, the HR team and the company as a whole. It shows our people that what they do really does count.

Howard Woodcock (Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore Scoops Two Business Awards

Bibby Offshore, a provider of subsea installation, inspection, repair and maintenance services to the offshore oil and gas industry, has been recognized at the 2014 Northern Star Business Awards winning in the categories Commitment to People Development and Outstanding Contribution to the Energy Sector. The awards were announced September 25 at the AECC. The Commitment to People Development award recognizes the company that has shown the most commitment to developing its staff through skills and personal development, investment and achievement programs and outcomes.

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Bibby Offshore Expands in Norway

Bibby Offshore announced its continued international expansion with the opening of an office in Stavanger, Norway. The Norwegian office for Bibby Offshore will be headed by Arne Lier. Bibby Offshore has a leading subsea services position in the U.K. North Sea and the opening of the office in Norway further increases the company’s growing international presence. The company is currently participating in a number of tenders in the Norwegian Continental Shelf and is focusing on expanding its existing services to offshore operators in the region…

Shawn Bulgen

Bibby Offshore Expands

Bibby Offshore  announced a successful first quarter of the year for its recently opened Newcastle office. With existing premises in Aberdeen and Liverpool, Bibby Offshore is expanding its presence across the UK. Since its opening in November 2013, the Newcastle office has employed 23 skilled personnel, with a further ten to be recruited in the coming months. The 4724sqft office, located in Gateshead Quays on the River Tyne, will provide Bibby Offshore with an excellent hub in the region both now and as it increases staff numbers and service offerings in the future.

Fraser Moonie, Graeme Wood and Mike Arnold.

Bibby Offshore’s Management Restructures

Two new chief operating officers and an offshore support services director have been appointed at Bibby Offshore to support the company’s significant future development plans. Current managing director Fraser Moonie, who has been in the role for three years, becomes responsible for eastern regions including Norway, S.E. Asia (including Singapore) and Australia. He has 16 years’ experience in the subsea and offshore industry and has been with Bibby Offshore since 2003. In addition to his role as director of Bibby Remote Intervention Limited (BRIL)…

(L-R) First Minister Alex Salmond and Howard Woodcock, chief executive of Bibby Offshore officially open Bibby Offshore’s brand new purpose-built headquarters, Atmosphere One in Westhill.

First Minister Launches Bibby Offshore New HQ

First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, officially opened subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore’s new purpose-built headquarters, Atmosphere One. The company recently relocated from Aberdeen Harbour to the new office facility at Prospect Park, Westhill, to provide Bibby Offshore with the additional capacity necessary to support its significant increase in staff numbers and services, as Bibby Offshore’s operations expand both in the U.K. and internationally. Bibby Offshore…

Bibby Launches Training Scheme

Bibby Offshore Launches Graduate Training Scheme. Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has recently welcomed its first six graduates onto the Bibby Offshore Academy Graduate Training Scheme. Bibby Offshore Academy was launched last year to address the training needs of potential future employees and for the management and development of current staff. Six graduates were recently enrolled on the graduate scheme and plans are already in place for a further intake in September this year.

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Bibby Offshore Acquires Dive Support Vessel

Bibby Offshore Limited, the Aberdeen-based provider of subsea construction and offshore management services, announced that it has acquired the dive support vessel (DSV), Bibby Sapphire, from the vessel’s present owner, Volstad Subsea AS. A $52.5m loan facility has been provided by Standard Chartered Bank to fully fund the acquisition. Standard Chartered Bank will act as sole lender in the transaction. Bibby Sapphire has been on time charter from Volstad to Bibby Offshore for the last five years.