Category Archives: Dive Industry


Rana Nets Bonaccia NW Diving Contract from Saipem

September 4, 2015

Rana Diving, a provider of underwater services to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a saturation diving contract by Italy’s Saipem. The contract is for the saturation diving activities for the tie-ins at new installed platform Bonaccia North West in the Adriatic Sea. According to the company, the workscope includes metrology for tie-in… Continue Reading »


IMCA Updates Two Diving Guidance Documents

August 19, 2015

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published revisions of two important diving publications, Diving Equipment Systems Inspection Guidance Note (DESIGN) for Mobile/Portable Surface Supplied Systems (IMCA D 040 Rev 1) and Mobile/Portable/Daughtercraft Surface Supplied Systems (IMCA D 015 Rev 1). According to IMCA, Both documents can be downloaded free of charge from its website. “Our… Continue Reading »


OceanWorks Upgrades Italian Navy’s HARDSUIT ADS

July 27, 2015

OceanWorks International announces the completion of system upgrades to the third Italian Navy’s HARDSUIT™ Atmospheric Diving System (ADS) designed and delivered by OceanWorks. The conclusion of the work on the third ADS marks the completion of a major survey and upgrade of the Italian Navy’s ADS fleet to the Quantum II, OceanWorks wrote. OceanWorks utilized improvements in the… Continue Reading »


Hydrex Crops Propellers in South Korea

May 2, 2015

Hydrex diver/technician team performed a propeller blade cropping operation on a 190-meter bulker while the vessel was at anchorage in Yeosu, South Korea. An underwater inspection revealed that all five blades were bent severely and that they also suffered cracks and dents along the trailing edges. Cropping was the only option and Hydrex technical department… Continue Reading »


Osiris Passes FPAL Checkup

September 13, 2014

Osiris has successfully completed benchmarking audit with Achilles FPAL, which will see them included on their database of official suppliers to the oil and gas industry. The successful completion of this audit demonstrates their capability to provide safe and cost-effective subsea solutions to the oil and gas industry. FPAL is an industry initiative created by… Continue Reading »


Rigzone’s CV/Resume Dos and Don’ts

August 20, 2014

With the upstream oil and gas industry currently undergoing the “Great Crew Change”, right now is likely the best time in a generation for oil workers to be maximizing their potential by seeking out more-rewarding roles in the sector. Of course, the first step involved in getting your foot in the door for any job… Continue Reading »


UK. Busy autumn lies ahead for IMCA experts

August 20, 2014

September sees the start of the Autumn conference season, and a busy time lies ahead for experts from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), who will be speaking at events in the UK, Singapore, China and The Philippines.   Dynamic positioning (DP) specialists Ian Giddings and Chris Baldwin, both Technical Advisers at the association will… Continue Reading »


Surviving the Alaskan Waters

August 7, 2014

Alaskan waters are one of the most inhospitable places to conduct work for commercial divers in the oil and gas industry sector. Companies dealing with infrastructure, rig repairs, pipeline installation, maintenance, inspection and surveys battle the dangerous environment that Alaska has to offer. Some of these energy industry facilities are found in Cook Inlet, situated… Continue Reading »


Cousteau Diver Center to Open on Petit St. Vincent, Grenadines

August 4, 2014

Jean-Michel Cousteau is the son of the late Jacques-Yves Cousteau, a French naval officer and marine conservationist who has been very involved in underwater exploration, film-making and research including the development of the first Aqua-Lung device during World War II. His son Jean-Michel also shares the same passion when it comes to underwater and ocean exploration. The family… Continue Reading »


Top 5 Advantages of getting Offshore Oil Rig Job

April 15, 2014

1. Good pay and benefits Although this career can be very tough, it is very rewarding. An entry level can earn US $50,000 – US $80,000 per annum and this only involves working 6 months out of the year. Other technical and professional positions can make US $70,000 – US $220,000 per annum. Most companies provides major medical insurance, life insurance,… Continue Reading »

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