Interviews

5 Questions: An update on the ROV, Diving & Inspection and Offshore Survey industries

October 12, 2016 - Rebecca Baker

Over the last year Atlas’ ROV, Diving and Inspection and Offshore Survey business lines have been through some changes. With over 30 years of experience in the subsea sector, the teams have learnt to adapt to the market and compete with the challenges across the oil & gas sector. ROV, Diving & Inspection Business Manager Claire Freestone and Director Andrew Blears discuss how Atlas are facing the challenges ahead. Read More
5 Questions - ROV Pilot, Derek Marshall

May 16, 2016 - Rebecca Baker

“I suppose it started when I was younger, the natural world and the ocean had always fascinated me. I found deep sea exploration really interesting as we know so little about what lies beneath the surface of the waves. One time I was watching a programme about ROVs and how they are operated and I thought ‘that looks amazing, I would love to do that job one day’.” Read More
5 QUESTIONS – Dom King Survey Client Representative

March 8, 2016 - Rebecca Baker

“In the offshore survey industry, the 24hr day and the 7 day week have no relevance. Every job is different and unpredictability is the only predictable factor, it is a rarity when everything goes off ‘the same as last time’!” Survey Client Rep, Dom King, talks to Atlas about why he chooses to work in such a demanding industry. “Whilst studying for my BSc (Hons) degree in Surveying and Mapping Sciences from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, I decided that I wanted to work onshore as a land surveyor. Read More
The Forefront of Subsea Technology: Leszek Rutkowski Offshore Manager MMT

February 18, 2016 - Rebecca Baker

As one of our core clients, MMT is an industry leader in the marine survey market, specialising in bathymetric, geophysical and geotechnical services. Alongside their specialism in the marine survey industry, MMT is also at the forefront of subsea technology with the recent launch of their new ROV Surveyor Interceptor (SROV), a high speed survey ROV that has revolutionised survey operations. Read More
Investment through Competency: Madeleen van der Wal Lead Crewing Coordinator from Bluestream

February 18, 2016 - Rebecca Baker

Recently, the importance of competency management schemes within offshore recruitment became apparent; with a greater need to certify recruitment agents as internal verifiers and ensure that a safer workforce was being provided to the industry, it was clear that the industry was beginning to adapt to the $30 oil price. This change was also noticed at this year’s Subsea Expo in Aberdeen where a number of industry leaders expressed their views on the importance of competency in the current climate. Read More

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