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Issue 57 – December 2010

news from the International Marine Contractors Association



A full report on our annual seminar ‘Delivering Value in Marine Operations’ in Dubai

IMCA INCORPORATES NEW COMPANY security poster screensavers safe management of data CALL FOR ROV STATISTICS

International Marine Contractors Association

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From the President Johan Rasmussen, Acergy IMCA President, 2010

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Information Note

Means to Demon strate Compliance Contractor Membe to IMCA Guidel ines: For rs of the Diving Division

IMCA D 06/10

Several diving contractor members have asked clients. A full list IMCA for a means of IMCA’s relevant to demonstrate guidance from the members only website on: https://memis contained in the IMCA document compliance to IMCA’s guidelines to their register (currently Issue 5, August 2009) ents/IMCA-DocumentReg This Information Note contains below ister.xls a means which members compliance. can use to build their own company’s demonstration of 1. Demonstrate the ability Offshore Diving (IMCA to undertake offshore diving activities in accordance with D 014 Rev. 1) which the IMCA International describes global good ♦ select and monitor Code of Practice for practice for offshore personnel; diving. Demonstrate ♦ control offshore the means to: operations, and; ♦ deal with medical/safet y issues. 2. Demonstrate that diving equipment is maintained in accordance ♦ Code of Practice on the initial and periodic with: examination, testing and; and certification of diving plant and equipment ♦ DESIGN (Diving Equipment Systems (IMCA D 018) Inspection Guidance – IMCA D 023 Note) for Surface Orientated – IMCA D 024 Systems (Air) and/or for Saturation Systems and/or – IMCA D 037 for Mixed Gas Surface Supplied Diving Systems – IMCA D 040 for Mobile/Port and/or 3. Have a current emergency procedure able Surface Supplied Systems. 4. Have a set of manual for the type current operations manuals and procedures of operations undertaken; 5. Ensure that all diving and supervisory for the type of operations personnel engaged D 014 Rev. 1. undertaken; in offshore diving 6. The following work are qualified documentation should in accordance with IMCA be available: Document

Company health, safety environmental policies and Management organisation

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Documentation system

Diving operations and emergency manuals

Medical emergency


Emergency response drills and emergency response plan Records of actual dives Job descriptions

Details of specialist hyperbaric medical practitioner or organisation

Suggested contents

Copies of policies signed by a senior person in the organisation. Copy of the management organisation for both operations. the onshore management and the offshore diving Copy of certificates from the insurance company or broker and third party cover. showing current cover for personal injury Details of the document control/management ISO 9000 or ISM). system including any accredited system Details of diving operations (such as and emergency manuals diving is undertaken, for the diving operations details of hyperbaric undertaken. If saturation evacuation procedures evacuation system. and follow-up support to a launched Organisation description/cha diving medical emergencies. rt showing who in the organisation is responsible for the management of Details of drills and plan such drills or exercises. for emergency response to an incident involving diving personnel. Records of Records of diving operations undertaken, such as Job descriptions, including copies responsibilities, authorities of dive log and end of job reports. the diving operation and reporting lines including: for key personnel involved  Onshore Manager in  Senior Offshore Representative (Dive Superintenden  Dive Supervisor t or Offshore Manager)  Safety Manager  Equipment Maintenance  Maintenance Technician Manager Details of contract or service supply agreement for specialist hyperbaric medical practitioners.

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My two years as IMCA President are coming to an end and I have enjoyed them immensely. This being my last President’s letter, I want to reflect on this time and the word ‘growth’. During this period the membership has grown from 560 to 740 – an impressive 33% increase. Our industry, after a period of rapid fleet growth followed by the global banking crisis and an economic downturn, is growing again. But alongside this, the industry has had to ask itself some trying questions following the Macondo incident. Are we structured, managed and regulated correctly? I think the answer, allowing for improvements in some areas, is a resounding YES. So we should use the current global interest in our industry as a springboard to necessary growth in recruitment, training and contractor expansion. It is a perfect opportunity to be better prepared for the upcoming exciting and growing project portfolio. In the past two years IMCA has been positioning itself structurally for this future and our efforts cover a number of areas: contract and insurance policy wording; lifting and wire ropes; security; the wider use of programmable logic controller (PLC) technology; expansion in Brazil, Mexico, India and China; lobbying nationally, for example in the USA, and internationally, for example with the IMO; and on-going client liaison both individually and collectively with groups like the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP). In addition, IMCA has restructured itself and created a limited liability company, IMCA Trading Ltd, as its principal operating entity; no longer being dependent upon its CEO and other officers’ credit worthiness, for example, in relation to leasing offices. This is another advancement in strengthening IMCA as a trade association. I was pleased to be able to join the discussion on these topics and more at the recent seminar in Dubai – another resounding success! Now I look forward to following IMCA’s further growth and I know that I leave the Association in capable hands.

around IMCA

The eighteenth IMCA annual seminar took place at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE on 24-25 November. The theme for this year’s event was Delivering value in marine operations and was endorsed by the Offshore Support Journal, IADC, OGP and the MTS DP Committee, with the official media partner The seminar attracted more than 360 delegates and included a range of presentations, workshops, social/networking events and an exhibition with over 20

stands. Hugh Williams welcomed delegates before introducing Roy Donaldson of Topaz Marine, the IMCA Middle East & India Section Chairman. Roy gave the opening welcoming address, followed by IMCA President Johan Rasmussen, Easa S Al Sarkal of Zadco and Stewart Fraser of OGP, who all gave keynote addresses on this year’s theme. The morning plenary session included presentations on better integration of ROV operations, the operational

challenges of working in the Caspian Sea and the complexities of marine offshore management systems. The seminar then split into three parallel sessions: Marine, Diving and ROV & Survey. Presentations were given at all three sessions followed by focused technical workshops covering AUVs, CMID, crewing management, SPS Code and hyperbaric evacuation. The day concluded with a seminar dinner in the desert with entertainment from Dubai Drums, where delegates took the chance to unwind by playing traditional drums. Day two started with a plenary session including three presentations covering 3D visualisation tools for marine construction, new vessels and equipment for subsea operations and a subsea contractor’s response to light well intervention.

The technical session again split into three sections and included presentations in Marine, Diving and ROV & Survey. A final plenary session followed, covering offshore crane simulation and security offshore. The final workshop sessions covered the topics of simulators in training, security emergency response, DESIGN/DSAA, installing ROVs on vessels and the delegates’ choice, which this year was on annual DP trials. The workshop sessions and seminar were summarised by Hugh Williams who thanked all attendees and staff involved in the seminar. The seminar was concluded with a beach barbeque at the Royal Meridien Hotel & Spa, Dubai. A CD of all presentations including summaries is now being prepared and will be sent to all members in due course. PB


around IMCA Goodbye to Phil Following a lunch with the IMCA secretariat, Phil Wiggs said goodbye as he retired as one of IMCA’s technical team members. Phil joined IMCA in 2001 to provide technical support to Jane Bugler, Technical Director. As a Master Mariner, Phil was very much part of the work of IMCA’s Marine Division. Over his time he has drafted a number of marine documents and led IMCA’s work at the IMO and on

crane and winch issues, including the development of IMCA guidance on this topic. He also oversaw the work of the Security Task Force and more recently helped with the formation of the IMCA Rope Forum. Phil was well known in the membership and his work much appreciated throughout the industry, reflected by the many good wishes for a happy retirement being sent from around the world. JB/HW

IMCA Incorporates New Company To be better prepared for the future, IMCA has incorporated a new company: IMCA Trading Ltd. It will carry out all trading activities of the Association, including managing seminars, workshops and events, selling publications and managing third parties, such as consultants. IMCA has grown rapidly in recent years from a membership of 300 companies in 2005 to over 740 companies in 58 countries around the world in 2010. We need the right corporate structure to carry out our business, deliver sensible governance and prepare for the future which – if recent years are anything to go by – will continue to include significant growth. The Association was formed in 1995 by merging two previous trade associations, the Association of Offshore Diving Contractors (AODC) and the Dynamically Positioned Vessel Operators Association (DPVOA), which had very similar memberships, structures and objectives. The Constitution created in 1995 has served us very well and will remain unchanged. The Association will still handle the annual subscriptions rather than IMCA Trading Ltd, because these fall typically in the remit of an association, whereas the other aspects are indeed better described by the word ‘trading’. The Directors of the new company will be the IMCA President and Vice President, plus Hugh Williams and Jane Bugler as Chief Executive and Technical Director, respectively. The Association cannot own shares so the President holds the shares in IMCA Trading Ltd ‘in trust’ for the Association and the ‘not for profit’ label of an association remains. This closely replicates the structure of the Association and will deliver the objectives we seek in a tangible way, similar to many other trade associations which we know. HW




IMCA Member Undertakings Following numerous discussions with members about the ‘meaning’ of IMCA membership we have published a new factsheet entitled IMCA member undertakings. This was circulated to all members and is available, with the other factsheets, on the IMCA website. It is also on the membership application form. It clarifies in one place the undertakings of members in the various IMCA membership categories as detailed in IMCA publications – especially the IMCA Constitution and logo guidelines. HW

IMCA’s First Baby

We would like to congratulate Claudine Bleza from our events team and her husband Rommel on the arrival of a new baby girl. Little Tatiana arrived in the early hours of 7 September 2010, weighing a healthy 2.83kg, and is a new

baby sister for Talisa. Tatiana is another milestone reached by IMCA, being our first ever baby! We wish Claudine and her family all the best and we will be welcoming her return from maternity leave in mid 2011. KG

Secretariat Grows Again

Kris Chambers joined IMCA in September 2010 as a Technical Adviser (Diving). Kris came from one of IMCA’s members – Global Industries – in the Middle East, where he was diving equipment manager and diving manager. Kris holds technical qualifications in diving, ROV, marine and aviation and has been involved in the diving industry since 1997, primarily as a dive technician. He has worked in Asia, Australia, America, the Middle East and the North Sea and is experienced with building and classing new systems. He previously served as the IMCA Vice-Chairman for the Middle East & India Section and as a member of the Overall Management Committee, as well as the section representative for Diving on the Diving Division Management Committee. We welcome him as another valuable member of the IMCA team. KG

core activities Case Studies in Competence

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Plans for the 2011 safety seminar – HSE practices: which route to take? – are well advanced with the programme being finalised for issue. The seminar, comprising a two day programme, will include presentations and discussions on the theme as well as lessons learnt from incidents and a series of presentations on emergency management 24–25 FE UA covering oil spill response, RY 20 NH LAGUNABR PALACE HOTEL11 VENICE, ITA LY medical and diving emergencies. Visit www.imca-int. com/events to register for the seminar when registration opens in early December. JB International



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Competence is about the capability that individuals or organisations have and/or defined as the ability to apply skill, knowledge, need to be good at. Competenc understanding, attitude, requirements set by the e can be behaviour and experience organisation. to perform a job to the This particular members’ programme provides a structure for detailing the behaviours required for knowledge, activities, personal a given offshore role. This allows the candidate to levels and to identify any skills and safety complete a self-assessm gaps or development areas, ent of their current skill understand their level of and so to develop their competence today they own can plan their career developmen career aspirations. If people can easily t to meet their future professiona l goals.

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This Information Note sets out the process one of IMCA’s leading contractor competence assurance members has gone through and assessment programme to develop its own based Competence assurance and assessment - Guidance document upon the IMCA Competence framework (IMCA assessment in core/key C001 - C005 and competence tables). competences across the This approach allows for offshore community. These factors including communica consistency of competences include safety tion, and emergency response. issues, behavioural

The MLC consolidates over 60 existing maritime labour instruments into a single set of global standards for seafarers’ conditions of work, covering everything from working hours, medical care, welfare and social security protection, to catering and accommodation standards. It also establishes new international requirements for the regulation of crewing agencies. Most importantly, the MLC provisions will apply to anyone whose main place of work is on board, not just traditional seafarers. This means that the new standards are likely to affect a number of different types of field and project personnel on board offshore construction support vessels. In September, IMCA participated in an MLC preparatory meeting at ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to review countries’ preparations for ratifying the MLC and to consider general implementation issues. The MLC is likely to pose a number of challenges to the offshore industry, and IMCA is in the process of identifying some of the key issues for marine contractors, discussing possible practical solutions with various key flag states with a view to encouraging a common approach to offshore construction support vessels. An IMCA workgroup is expected to be set up shortly to consider these matters further. For further information, please contact [email protected]

A small workgroup comprising members of the SEL Committee has started work on a guidance document on dropped object prevention. This will sit alongside the existing IMCA Avoiding dropped objects poster IMCA SPP 04 and pocket card IMCA SPC 12. The document is to include the main principles of dropped object prevention, hazard management, inspection and audit, some useful dropped object tools such as a DROPS calculator, along with some broad guidelines on inspection and maintenance of equipment and worksites in order to minimise and prevent dropped objects. NH

AB The C&T Committee has drafted an example case study covering the development of a competence assurance and assessment programme, based upon input from one of IMCA’s leading contractor members. It has been published as information note IMCA C 07/10 – Case study: Development of a competence assurance and assessment programme. The case study outlines a competence programme that promotes and supports the ongoing development of a workforce in terms of knowledge, skills and expertise, while at the same time it addresses the business case for a competent workforce. It outlines why competence assurance is important, and provides an example of how to develop a competence programme. It also covers the importance of communication with all those involved, so that the programme remains relevant and has ‘buy-in’ from personnel and management. Some of the challenges involved are addressed, such as improving understanding and agreement about what competence actually is, ensuring sufficient resources are allocated by management and delivering a competence scheme to a widely scattered offshore community. Key pointers are: u Using a systematic or methodical approach; u Ensuring the involvement of all stakeholders; u Ensuring the availability of appropriate management support and financial resources. NH

Information Note

The International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC) is expected to enter into force before the end of 2012.




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Delegates must register and Each delegate pay online in advance. will receive e-mail confirmati on arrival at the seminar. on of their regist Any delegate ration once unable to attend online paym ent has been may transfer made, which their registration should be prese up to 17 Febru nted ary 2011 by informing event Cancellation s may only be [email protected] made After this date, no refunds will until 8 February 2011. No refunds be given as fi will be given nal arrangeme for any regist nts will have rations receiv ed after 8 Febru been made and cost agree ary 2011. ments enter ed into. This printed programme is subject to programme change and availa and/or other related inform ble online at ation. m/events, where we will post any updated Internationa l Marine Contr actors Assoc [email protected] iation, 52 Grosv .com  Tel: enor Gardens, + 44 (0) 20 London, SW1W 7824 5520  0AU, Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7824 5521 UK



Downloadable IMCA Documents IMCA continues to produce varied documentation on a range of subjects including safety promotion materials, safety flashes, guidance and information notes. Although much of this material is printed and distributed to members upon issue, all are also available free of charge online on the Association’s membersonly website: A selection of key documents is available for download by non members on our public website, ensuring that these are more widely available to all. Printed copies of all can be purchased from IMCA. ABu





core activities Energise Your Future

IMCA supported the OPITO Oil & Gas Academy in an Energise Your Future careers day held at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen, UK. Aimed primarily at older schoolchildren, these events are designed to interest them in a career in the oil and gas industry. IMCA had a stand of careers material, with Nick Hough on hand to answer youngsters’ questions about the exciting work of marine contractors. The event for pupils was followed by a public session, which was enlivened by the arrival of 200 RAF personnel from local air bases, all of whom were asking questions about work in the oil industry. NH

Rope Forum

The second meeting of IMCA’s Rope Forum was on 4 November 2010 at the Grosvenor Hotel, London, UK. The meeting was well attended by a cross section of delegates from manufacturers, suppliers and end users. Topics included the need for guidance on Flemish eye and socket terminations, with active debate and a number of topics identified for further action. At the first meeting it was decided that a sub workgroup should be formed to look at fibre ropes. Members are now identified and meet for the first time early next year. Interest in the Rope Forum continues to grow and the next meeting has been arranged for February 2011 in Aberdeen. All are encouraged to participate in the event, and if anyone would like further information on the activities of the Rope Forum please contact [email protected]


Safety Statistics Every year IMCA produces a report of safety statistics covering fatalities and injuries supplied by members. These are a useful insight into the performance of the industry in the areas of health, safety and the environment, recording the safety performance of IMCA contractor members and enabling them to benchmark their performance. In 2009, statistics were provided by 152 companies and organisations, representing a significant fraction of the marine contractor membership. 46 companies and organisations took part for the first time. We would like to encourage every contractor member to take part in this important exercise in 2011, which would make the IMCA safety statistics report a truly authoritative picture of safety in the offshore workplace. In addition to the contractors who have contributed statistics faithfully for many years, we would particularly like to encourage contractor members who have not taken part in the past. At the beginning of January 2011, IMCA will circulate a letter to the SEL representatives of every contractor member, inviting the submission of statistics on an easy to complete Excel template. Instructions will be available and the template can be completed in less than a quarter of an hour. IMCA members are asked to send information from which the usual lagging indicators (TRIR, LTIFR and FAR) can be calculated, as well as information for calculating a number of leading indicators, such as reporting activity level (RAL) and safety observation frequency rate (SOFR). Additionally, members are asked for basic information on causes of LTIs and any fatalities, which have proved very useful in directing the work programme of the SEL committee into areas where attention may be required. All information received is treated in the strictest confidence. If members have any questions regarding the programme, please contact [email protected]

core activities Competence of Offshore Safety Advisers The role of an offshore safety adviser is fundamental to the operations of many member companies. Providing both an onshore and offshore support function, there is some variation in job title, roles and responsibilities for these positions. The SEL and C&T Committees have developed guidance on competence assurance and assessment for the offshore safety adviser position in order to provide clarity for members in terms of the standard of competence and entry level criteria required. The tables outline the knowledge and ability required to undertake competently the role of offshore safety adviser, including lingusitic and cultural barriers to safety on a multi-cultural site, planning and implementing of safety measures and maintaining a good health and safety culture. It is anticipated that this competence table will be included in the forthcoming document covering competence in a number of offshore supporting roles not already covered by the existing IMCA framework. NH

Security Poster Cartoons as Screensavers The Security Task Force has suggested that some of the cartoons used in IMCA’s posters IMCA SPP 05 Vessel security and IMCA SPP 06 Personal security may be useful as screensavers or backgrounds for use on screens used in public spaces onboard members’ vessels or in members’ offices. These are currently being developed by the secretariat. NH

Five New Safe and Unsafe Behaviour Posters A series of five posters illustrating five unsafe behaviours in the usual humorous way is currently being developed, comparing and contrasting good and poor behaviour. It will be possible to download both PDF and the original design files from the IMCA members-only website, allowing members to display their own corporate identity on the posters and print them locally. The printed versions will be available for purchase and the PDF version for free download by members early in Q1 2011. NH

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regional news regional news North America The section held a successful meeting in Houston on 6 October 2010. Three presentations were given, all related to the Macondo incident. Two presentations covered experiences of marine contractors in the field during the well plugging operations, focusing a lot on SIMOPS and safety, and the third covered the raft of proposed US legislation being debated as a result of the incident. These gained a high level of interest in the audience and a lively discussion ensued. The work programme includes local liaison with other organisations, so it was important to join in and make a presentation at the Offshore Operators Committee Marine Technical Group meeting in New Orleans on 7 October 2010. Local members have been awaiting a government announcement about proposed changes to the Jones Act. We have now learnt that this has been dropped.

Middle East & India The section met on the day before the annual seminar in Dubai, and was pleased to be hosting it for the second time – the seminar having previously been in the region in 2005 – with the safety seminar having being held there more recently in 2008. IMCA held a well attended India briefing seminar in Mumbai on 21 September 2010. As well as providing an update on IMCA activities for members, there were three interesting presentations on developing personnel in the offshore industry, ROV operations and safety onboard DP vessels – the role of IMCA, The Nautical Institute and training centres. Everyone agreed that it would be beneficial to hold twice yearly meetings in India.

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Central & South America The region’s second section meeting was held on 14 September at the Windsor Guanabarra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Members discussed with the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Hugh Williams issues such as: the IMCA work programme; the recent reciprocal membership with IBP; IMCA’s input to the IBP Safety Event in Macaé 20-22 July; and our supporting role for Rio Oil & Gas 2010, 13-16 September, also run by IBP. The Brazilian initial diver training is now recognised on information note IMCA D 05/10 and there is a means in place to recognise Brazilian diving supervisors – both important and positive developments in the region.

Europe & Africa The most recent meeting of the Europe & Africa Section took place on 7 October 2010 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Following the section meeting IMCA held a half-day seminar on offshore renewables, focusing in particular on marine operations and safety in renewables. The workshop included presentations from the client, regulator and contractor perspective, presentations on safety in offshore renewables, and constructive workshops on issues raised by delegates during the afternoon.

Asia-Pacific The latest meeting was in September 2010 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It has been some nine years since the section held a meeting there, when around 30 members and guests attended the meeting. This recent meeting attracted more than 65 people, including locally based clients and suppliers. As well as the usual updates on IMCA activities and workshops on topical issues, there was a presentation from Jumbo Offshore on deepwater subsea deployment. The next section meeting will take place on 13 January 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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diving Verification of Diver Qualifications Several members have enquired about how they can verify the validity of diving certificates recognised under the IMCA International code of practice for offshore diving (as listed in IMCA D 05/10). information note IMCA 09/10 – Verification of diver qualifications – has been produced to assist in this task. This note will be kept up to date on the members-only website. KC

Decompression Tables A review and comparison of some North Sea diving contractor diving tables was conducted during the course of 2009-2010 by the IMCA Diving Division Management Committee. The aim of the review was to share operational experience of the use of different company saturation diving tables. Examples of variables compared and discussed were: u Speed of compression and decompression; u O2 level at storage and during decompression; u Speed of ascent and descent during excursion in the water; u CO2 levels and any night stop requirements for the individual tables. Some of the individual companies’ procedures were subsequently harmonised on the basis of this review process. PE

Dive System Assurance Audits The 3rd Annual Canadian Underwater Conference and Exhibition was held in Toronto, Canada from 24-26 October 2010 and was a well attended, interesting subsea industry event. Paul Evans presented a paper on dive system assurance audits which gave an overview of the work of IMCA and the history of dive system audits. The paper went on to describe IMCA’s current suite of diving system inspection guidance notes and how the documents had evolved and expanded over the years to include surface orientated (air) diving systems, saturation (bell) diving systems, surface supplied mixed gas diving systems and mobile/portable surface supplied diving systems. The paper also described the work of the IMCA Diving Division in updating the documents and revising its guidance on the annual audit of diving systems (IMCA D 011) and how this update will aim to provide international guidance on the management of diving system assurance audits. The presentation was followed by a question and answer session. PE

Demonstrating Compliance with IMCA Guidelines Several diving contractor AB Information Note member companies have asked IMCA for a means to demonstrate compliance with IMCA’s guidelines to their clients. To assist with this, information note IMCA D 06/10 has been issued. By listing key processes and documentation which should be in place and implemented, the note contains information which members can use to build their own company’s demonstration of compliance. This demonstration would also include access to all appropriate IMCA guidance and operational implementation as appropriate. PE IMCA D 06/10

Means to Demonst rate Compliance Contractor Mem to IMCA Guideline bers of the Divin s: For g Division

Several diving contrac tor members have clients. A full list asked IMCA for a of IMCA’s relevant means to demons trate compliance guidance is containe from the member to IMCA’s guidelin d s only website on: es to their https://members.imca-intin the IMCA document register (current ly Issue 5, August .com/documents/IMCA-D This Information 2009) ocumentRegister.xls Note contains below a means which member compliance. s can use to build their own compan y’s demonstration 1. Demonstrate of the ability to undertak e offshore diving activities Offshore Diving (IMCA in accordance with D 014 Rev. 1) which the IMCA Internatio describes global good ♦ select and monitor nal Code of Practice practice for offshore personnel; for diving. Demonstrate ♦ control offshore the means to: operations, and; ♦ deal with medical/ safety issues. 2. Demonstrate that diving equipme nt is maintain ♦ Code of Practice on the initial and periodic ed in accordance with: examination, testing and; and certification of diving plant and equipme ♦ DESIGN (Diving nt (IMCA D 018) Equipment Systems Inspection Guidanc – IMCA D 023 e Note) for Surface Orientat ed Systems (Air) and/or – IMCA D 024 for Saturation Systems and/or – IMCA D 037 for Mixed Gas Surface Supplied Diving Systems – IMCA D 040 for Mobile/P and/or 3. Have a current ortable Surface Supplied emergency procedu Systems. re manual for the 4. Have a set of type of operations current operations undertaken; manuals and procedu 5. Ensure that all res diving and supervis ory personnel engaged for the type of operations undertak D 014 Rev. 1. en; in offshore diving 6. The following work are qualified documentation should in accordance with IMCA be available:


Company health, safety environmental policies and Management organisa tion

Insurance certificat es

Documentation system

Diving operations and emergency manuals

Medical emergency


Emergency response drills and emergency response plan Records of actual dives Job descriptions

Details of specialis t hyperbaric medical practitioner or organisation

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Suggested contents

Copies of policies signed by a senior person in the organisation. Copy of the managem ent organisation for operations. both the onshore managem ent and the offshore Copy of certificates diving from the insurance company or broker and third party cover. showing current cover for personal injury Details of the documen t control/manageme ISO 9000 or ISM). nt system including any accredited system Details of diving operation (such as s and emergency manuals diving is undertaken, for the diving details of hyperbari c evacuation procedure operations undertaken. If saturation evacuation system. s and follow-up support to a launched Organisation descriptio n/chart showing who diving medical emergenc in the organisation is responsible for the ies. management of Details of drills and plan such drills or exercises. for emergency response to an incident involving diving personne l. Records of Records of diving operation s undertaken, such as copies of dive log Job descriptions, including and end of job reports. responsibilities, authoritie the diving operation s and reporting lines including: for key personnel involved  Onshore Manager in  Senior Offshore Represen tative (Dive Superintendent  Dive Supervisor or Offshore Manager )  Safety Manager  Equipment Maintena nce  Maintenance Technicia Manager n Details of contract or service supply agreemen t for specialist hyperbari c medical practition ers.

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IMO Update Lifeboat hooks Despite a meeting of a separate working group in October to try to finalise the technical details, the Industry Lifeboat Group (of which IMCA is a member) remains concerned that the latest IMO proposals for new design and evaluation requirements for on-load release hooks are still not fit for purpose. More stringent requirements could result in the vast majority of existing on-load release hooks having to be replaced, with obvious time and cost implications. However, given the lack of information about the root causes of hook failures, it seems only right that IMCA should continue to support the ILG’s calls for more robust requirements to ensure a proper functional evaluation of hook designs.

Cargo blending ban Following efforts by IMCA and IADC to highlight concerns about the possible unintended consequences of an IMO cargo blending ban, the IMO working group dealing with this issue has confirmed that the ban was never intended to apply to the routine blending of products for offshore operations, such as well intervention, and has recommended that the final wording of the new IMO regulation on cargo blending should make this point clear. IMCA will continue to monitor the development of the new regulation, but in the meantime this should provide useful reassurance that the ban should not lead to any disruption of accepted offshore industry practices. On board noise limits Work has started on a review of the IMO Code on Noise Levels on Board Ships, which will look at reducing the current recommended noise limits and making the revised Code mandatory for new ships. As one of the proposals would introduce significant reductions in accepted noise levels and require noise to be tested in conjunction with dynamic positioning equipment, IMCA

is seeking technical input from members to try to ensure that any new limits that would apply to new construction vessels are achievable. EC

CMID Inspection Report Database November saw the first anniversary of the CMID inspection report database going live and time for considering the revision of both the database and inspection report. 547 organisations have registered on the database and 400 vessels have been added, but only 34 completed CMID inspection reports have been made available online. To improve this figure IMCA is looking at ways to encourage and assist making CMID reports available. One way would be for IMCA to process paper-based CMID inspection reports and upload them to the database. If there are enough organisations wanting to do this it will be put into action. 103 client companies and 220 inspection companies have registered, and a new ‘user’ category has been created for industry organisations such as maritime authorities and classification societies. IMCA has delivered 11 workshops

across the globe for vessel owners and operators and for inspection companies, with more to follow. These have provided useful feedback. The revision will address issues such as questions which when correctly answered cause a finding to be triggered, for example the question on helidecks which records a finding when no helideck is fitted. It is thought that, although these questions produce valid information, they should not necessarily appear in the summary findings. The inclusion of small workboats and similar in the database is also being considered. The feasibility of converting IMCA M 189 – Marine inspection checklist for small workboats – into a database format is being considered, with preliminary work on this already done. Finally, a number of meetings have taken place between IMCA and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), which operates the Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID), to explore common ground and cooperation. IMCA welcomes feedback from any user which will enable us to improve the service. IG

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marine DP Incident Reporting and Analysis The publication of IMCA M 207 – Dynamic positioning station keeping incidents reported for 2008 – adds another volume of information where IMCA members and others anonymously share details of incidents on vessels during the year. Readers can not only see the range of incidents but in many cases can see the actions taken to resolve them, prevent recurrence and the lessons learnt. During 2008 111 DP incident reports were received. However, for various reasons, only 103 of these incidents have been included in the final document. These cover a whole range of causes, two of which are worth focusing on. Firstly, more incidents are being seen as attributable to computer error, a cause which further splits into hardware and software. With software it is often more difficult to assign a precise cause of failure other than to state the software itself. Much has been done in recent years to reduce this cause through,

amongst others, quality control/assurance of software and hardware-in-the-loop testing. The second noticeable cause is human error – the new name for operator error introduced a few years ago to indicate inclusion of others involved with DP operation along with the DPO. These have included the clothing of a seafarer catching on and activating an emergency fuel shut-off and the switching off of the DP instead of another switch in the vicinity. Both of these are preventable once the consequences are identified, but that did not happen until after the incident because they were the result of the action of someone other than the DPO. Maintaining confidentiality has been paramount, with all analysis carried out in-house and any further information addressed to the vessel owner or operator. Proprietary names of equipment have been removed and generic terms such as DGNSS and laser radar system used to ensure confidentiality whilst maintaining the essence of

the report. Another change for this year is a few vessel owners offering their own findings as to main and secondary causes, which assists with the preparation of the overall report. Finally, work continues

on the revision of the reporting scheme to make it more effective. IMCA welcomes reports in any appropriate format and also any supporting material such as alarm printouts and screenshots. IG

A Guide to DP Electrical Power and Control Systems A new publication IMCA M 206 – A guide to DP electrical power and control systems – is about to be issued. This new document consolidates and updates three DPVOA/IMCA guidance documents:126 DPVOA – Reliability of electrical systems on DP systems, 108 DPVOA – Power system protection for DP vessels and IMCA M 154 – Power management system study, by bringing the information into a single comprehensive document. The guide discusses the DP system focusing on the electrical components and covers power generation, power management, power distribution, vessel management systems, thruster drives and controls, and safety systems. The information in the guide is considered relevant to a wide variety of users including vessel owners and operators, clients, AB classification and inspection AB auditors, and consultants. The guide contains aidesmemoire, recommendations for studies and further analysis, comparisons and other material which will help users to deliver their work better toward building, running and maintaining safe and efficient DP vessels. JB A Guide to

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offshore survey Safe Management of Data In recent years there has been a rapid increase in the volume of offshore survey data and an increase in complexity of the requirements of data handling. These issues mean that data management strategies have to evolve to meet modern requirements. It is considered ever more necessary for offshore survey personnel and data processors to know how to handle large volumes of data properly and safely. A workgroup of members of the Offshore Survey Division Management Committee has been established to prepare guidance on the safe management of data in the context of offshore survey operations. Anyone interested in contributing to or assisting with this work should contact [email protected]

Guidance on Vessel USBL Systems The Offshore Survey Division Management Committee has prepared guidance on vessel ultra-short baseline (USBL) acoustic systems for use in offshore survey and positioning operations. It is intended that this document will be published jointly as both an Offshore Survey and Marine Division document. The document has an overview of USBL positioning and system functionality,

and has brief sections on the various technologies used to support underwater acoustics, including heading reference systems, inertial navigation, GNSS and sound velocity profiling. Its objective is to raise awareness of factors affecting USBL system installation and use on offshore vessels of all kinds. NH

Other Documents The Committee continues to be very busy and several

other documents are being dealt with at the moment. It is anticipated that a document on subsea metrology – covering the main technologies in use – will be ready for technical review by the Committee early in 2011. Ongoing work on geographical information systems (GIS) is being conducted when time allows and a document on the selection and installation of satellite positioning equipment for use on DP vessels, to

GNSS Positioning – Revised 1994 UKOOA DGPS Guidelines Over the past two years, a technical workgroup consisting of representatives from OGP, IMCA and the marine seismic survey industry has thoroughly revised the 1994 UKOOA DGPS guidelines. This widely-used document has been overtaken by the rapid technical advances in satellite positioning since 1994 and is very much in need of revision. In October the revised guidelines – with a new, updated name reflecting modern usage – were delivered for review to OGP’s Survey & Positioning Committee and to IMCA’s Offshore Survey Division Management Committee and, following any technical feedback from these bodies, it is anticipated that the document will be available for free download and purchase of printed copies early in 2011. IMCA is working to ensure that the industry is fully aware of the publication of this important document. A representative of IMCA will be giving a paper on the document at the prestigious Norwegian surveyors event Seabed Mapping and Inspection at Geilo, Norway in February 2011, and a short presentation will also be made at Offshore Survey 2011 – the conference being held at the biennial Ocean Business show at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK. A number of articles and press releases are also being prepared for appropriate journals and other publications. NH


be published jointly with IMCA’s Marine Division, is anticipated following feedback and discussion at the annual seminar. NH

Mobilisation Checklist The Committee is developing a short checklist to assist members’ personnel in covering mobilisations. The intent is that it can be used by the contractors themselves and presented to a client or used by the client acting separately. The proposed checklist should help to deliver safe and efficient operations, and act as a prompt to ensure the equipment, personnel and procedures are fit for purpose, able to do the work and ready to deliver the contemplated operation to the satisfaction of all parties. It should help to ensure that there are no unpleasant surprises which can mean potentially costly delays in mobilisation. The document is undergoing technical review by members of the Committee and its publication is anticipated in early 2011. NH

remote systems & rov Call for ROV Statistics

ROV Installation Guidelines

Following the success of 2009, IMCA has recently called for the submission of 2010 statistics for ROVs. These call for information on numbers of personnel as well as numbers and types of ROV in use on 1 February 2010 and 1 August 2010. Once all information has been collected an information note will be published detailing these ROV activities for 2010. If you have not already done so, please send completed ROV statistics forms to [email protected]

Two ROV installation workshops have been held recently, one following the ROV Committee meeting in Aberdeen, UK, and one at this year’s annual seminar. Their purpose was to gain information to produce a guideline document for the installation of ROV systems onto vessels and platforms. Members provided some valuable feedback which will be included in the final guidance, aimed at vessel/platform designers and managers. To help them understand the complexities of ROV systems it will include information on typical system footprints, deck loadings, services, operational limits, standards and legislation, and is intended to complement the existing suite of IMCA ROV documentation. PB

Simulator Guidance

AB Guidance on the

Use of Simulators

International Marine tion Contractors Associa

IMCA C 014

IMCA has recently published IMCA C 014 – Guidance on the use of simulators. Its purpose is to provide guidance on the use of simulators in the marine contracting industry and on their use in training and competence in particular. The front section covers generic issues such as definition, types of simulators and appropriateness for training and competence assessment. The document will eventually include at least four appendices including ROV, diving, DP and crane simulators detailing classes of simulators and their application. Only the ROV appendix is currently available with the remainder being added as they are completed. PB


Information Note

Worldwide ROV

Statistics for 2009

February CSA Area AP 22 14 Inspection 98 53 Drill Support 78 71 Construction 0 1 Cable-lay 43 24 Inspection 176 114 Drill Support 124 Pilot Technicians (all grades) Construction 125 0 10 Cable-lay 541 412 total 0 0 Inspection All other offshore ROV support Drill Support 0 0 2 personnel e.g. data recorders, 2 Construction 0 0 specialist FMD and CP techs etc Cable-lay 2 2 other total 543 414 Overall total Personnel

ROV Supervisor / Superintendants


Area Class I Class II Class III Class IV Class V

AP 6 3 57 7 0 73

CSA 2 1 60 0 0 63

MEI EA 8 127 2 208 13 186 5 0 10 229 4 408 28 343 7 0 77 1501 0 25 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 55 77 1556 EA 27 90 214 1 0 332

MEI 2 6 9 0 0 17

IMCA R 02/10

Personnel and Vehicl


After many years collecting ROV personnel UK), last year IMCA statistics for the North took the decision Sea area (Denmark, to collect information of ROV in operation, the Netherlands, , not using the classes of Norway and the remotely operated vehicles ROV defined in IMCA just on personnel working on ROVs but also Rev. 3. R 004 Code of practice for the safe and efficienton the types operation of These statistics are intended to reflect February and August. personnel and vehicle The figures do not levels at two times those actually working include personnel in the year roughly on leave, sick, or six months apart on the two days not working for any account any major of the survey. Because – contract that may reason and only include the figures represent have been completed which may have started a snapshot, shortly before the they do not take shortly after. Additionall into days of the count, refers to the office y, it should be nor location Therefore, since members of the member company submitting noted that the regional breakdown for that matter one of statistics generally statistics, rather than may be carrying out degree of uncertainty the actual location ROV operations on in the geographic of ROV operations a world-wide basis, split in the statistics. . this could possibly generate a small Though Augustthese statistics represent MEI NA Total personnel and vehicles CSA EA Area AP information here is of broadly IMCA 259 representa 68 members submitting 6 137 in use, 24 types tive of a significant 2009 Breakdown24of ROV statistics, IMCA believes Figure 2:Inspection proportion of the 451 99 1 100 203 48 ROV industry. that the Drill Support

NA Total 239 68 462 101 447 99 6 0 443 137 906 204 771 151 17 0 760 3291 25 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 59 0 760 3350 NA 6 5 99 1 0 111

Total 43 105 439 9 0 596

Construction Cable-lay Inspection Drill Support Construction Cable-lay Inspection Drill Support Construction Cable-lay

Area Class I Class II Class III Class IV Class V total

82 1 34 105 156 4 454 2 0 1 0 3 457

70 0 46 178 125 0 543 0 0 4 0 4 547

AP 4 7 57 1 0 69

CSA 2 2 48 0 0 52

114 12 224 0 2 0 Date 137 10 248 195 2 412 Feb202008170 415 0 Aug 42008 0 783 1639 57 Feb 2009 0 0 34 0 0 0 Aug 2009 0 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 61 783 1700 57 EA 28 72 243 2 0 345

502 3 475 892 886 8 3476 36 0 32 0 68 3544

ROV superinten dents, supervisor s, and pilot techs (all grades)

NA Total 42 6 Date 89 3 Feb 2009 453 97 Aug 2009 3 0 0 0 106 Table587

MEI 2 5 8 0 0 15

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operated vehicle involved in world-wide ROV operations, 2009 Classes of ROV: (after IMCA R 004 broken down by IMCA regional section – Code of practice Table 3: ROV Personnel and vehicle data for the safe and efficient ♦ – North America India.I NA – Observatio MEI – Middle East &Class operation of remotely n ROVs & South America. EA – Europe & Africa. operated vehicles) Area Key: AP – Asia-Pacific. CSA – Central ♦ total


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♦ ♦ ♦

n ROVs with Payload Option Class III – Work-clas s Vehicles Class IV - Towed and Bottom-Crawling Vehicles Class V - Prototype or Development Vehicles

Findings ♦ ♦ ♦

IMCA members had IMCA members

fewer ROV personnel

For more details,

please contact:

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Figure 1: Technical breakdown of personnel

at work in 2009 than

in 2008;

did more inspection (IRM) work in 2009 than in 2008; The majority of IMCA members’ ROV operations and the Asia-Pacific are conducted in region are also quite the Europe & Africa operations, appears active, whereas the region. The Americas not to use as many Middle East & India regions ROVs. region, with mostly shallower water Issue date:

June 2010

Document reference(s ):

Remote Systems &


IMCA R 02/10

statistics, 2008-2009

September 2010


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Please tell us about your company and what it does Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) is a world leading marine contractor in the offshore oil and gas industry. HMC transports, installs and removes all types of offshore facilities – including fixed structures, complex infrastructures and floating facilities – in shallow water, deep water and ultra deep water. HMC is part of the privately owned Heerema Group.

I won’t even attempt to predict the long term future! What is your current job? I am a Senior Quality, Environment, Safety and Health (QESH) Engineer. Recently, most of my time has been developing processes and procedures for the removal and disposal of North Sea installations.


How did you get to where you are in your career today? My career in the offshore construction industry started in 1978 at the drawing office of McDermott’s fabrication yard in Ardersier, Scotland. I moved to the Netherlands in 1979 where I worked for a short spell with Heerema, before moving to the Union Oil Company as a contractor, then returning to HMC! In 1997 I became Head SHE Offshore in the Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) Department. The QA and SHE departments have since amalgamated to form the QESH Department, where you’ll find me.

There are many ways to motivate a workforce What key issues are currently affecting SEL? We await the new legislation resulting from the Macondo incident in the Gulf of Mexico. There are more than 100 bills relating to it making their way through the US Congress. We can be sure that contractors operating in the Gulf area will be affected by both new legislation and additional client requirements. What do you see as the key areas affecting the industry at the moment? For the past ten years one area affecting the industry

has been the inability to hold on to experienced personnel and attract a newer and younger workforce. This has been mentioned in previous editions of Making Waves and is still one of the key issues, and it seems it will remain so for the foreseeable future. Resources will be stretched even more as the industry recovers from the last financial crisis and orders are placed for new vessels. How can these issues be taken forward? I am not a psychologist but even I can see the benefits of working with motivated personnel. More positive in attitude, they tend to remain with their current employer, and it can be argued that they attract others to the industry. There are many ways to motivate a workforce – competency and training, for example. One of IMCA’s core committees is Competence & Training (C&T), comprising members from various branches of the industry. The C&T Committee has published guidance on competency levels and training requirements, which is available from the IMCA website. How do you think IMCA makes a difference? With more than 700 members, IMCA provides a strong voice to promote member interests. From

lobbying regulators to setting common guidance and standards, IMCA plays an important role in unifying the industry. I sit on the Safety, Environment & Legislation (SEL) Core Activity Management Committee, which has produced a comprehensive library of guidance aimed at unifying contractors’ systems, safe working practices and approaches to industry requirements. Items the Committee addresses come from various sources, but the Committee is dependent on input and feedback from IMCA members. The SEL Committee is currently preparing for the 2011 safety seminar in Venice, Italy, where the papers, discussions and workshops provide the feedback needed to set an agenda for the coming term. How do you see the future? In the short term things are looking good as order books are filling and new vessels are being built. After more than thirty years in this industry I won’t even attempt to predict the long term future! However, I am sure there will be as many highs and lows as we have had over the past decade and the strength of the workforce will remain one of the key issues.

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The following pages contain details of IMCA’s recent publications, safety flashes and information notes, as well as the members of IMCA’s various management committees and a list of current members.

The directory is compiled in advance of Making Waves going to print and is correct as at the date stated. The below summary of recent IMCA documentation keeps all members updated on activities throughout IMCA. If you would like a copy of any document, or for further information, please contact the secretariat.

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Guidance on the use of simulators (IMCA C 014) Code of practice for the safe use of electricity under water (IMCA D 045, IMCA R 015) Guidance on operational communications (IMCA D 046, IMCA M 205)


Safety flash 05/10 – covering five incidents: Near miss: burnt out electrical socket; Water ingress to bow thruster space; Diver injury during air cylinder recharging; Near miss: crane wire grease and headache ball; Oxy-arc umbilical handling winch – fire on deck Safety flash 06/10 – covering six incidents: Third degree burn sustained during rope access hot work; LTI – severed tendon; Minor chest burns suffered by rope access technician; Near miss: safety device (hard link) damaged during hot work; Tug capsized during operations; Load dropped owing to incorrect manufacture of ‘flemish eye’ crane pennant Safety flash 07/10 – covering four incidents: Near miss: falling object; Crewman fatally injured during mooring operations; Precautions against jellyfish sting during diving operations; Fatality – fall from height

Information notes COMPETENCE & TRAINING IMCA C&T C 06/10 Proposed amendments to IMO life saving appliance requirements for ships – feedback required 07/10 Case study – development of a competence assurance and assessment programme 08/10 Competence of offshore safety advisers

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IMCA SEL 23/10 Draft submission on IMO cargo blending ban 24/10 Proposed amendments to IMO life saving appliance requirements for ships – feedback required 25/10 IMO review of noise limits on board ships – feedback required 26/10 Handling naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM)

Diving Division IMCA D 08/10 Medical examination of divers: Middle East & India initiative 09/10 Verification of diver qualifications

Marine Division IMCA M 22/10 Draft submission on IMO cargo blending ban 23/10 Proposed amendments to IMO life saving appliance requirements for ships – feedback required 24/10 IMO review of noise limits on board ships – feedback required

The views expressed on these pages are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of IMCA itself. Editing, design and artwork: Andy Butler


C o m m i t t e e

M e m b e r s

To achieve its objectives and deliver its work programme, IMCA relies on elected member representatives who serve on the committees listed below as well as various individuals active on workgroups around the world.

Overall Management Committee IMCA President and OMC Chairman: Johan Rasmussen, Acergy IMCA Vice-President: Andy Woolgar, Subsea 7 IMCA Chief Executive: Hugh Williams IMCA Tech. Director: Jane Bugler Committee Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen C&T: Steve Sheppard, Helix ESG Roy Hay, Technip SEL: Dave Forsyth, Bibby Offshore Jim Knight, Heerema Marine Contractors Diving: Alan Forsyth, Subsea 7 Steve Sheppard, Helix ESG Marine: Pete Somner, Technip Pete Fougere, Transocean Survey: Will Primavesi, Specialist Subsea Services Walter Steedman, Veripos ROV: Neil Milne, Subsea 7 Espen Ingebretsen, Oceaneering International Regional Section Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen Asia-Pacific: Andy Bolton, Technip Oceania Steve MacMillan, McDermott Central & South America: Giorgio Martelli, Saipem Gilles Lafaye, Acergy Europe & Africa: Wim de Boer, Heerema Marine Contractors Jim Sommerville, Fugro Middle East & India: Roy Donaldson, Topaz Marine Guy Odell, Fugro Survey North America: Alan Allred, Aker Marine Contractors Bruce Gresham, Heerema Marine Contractors


Diving Chairman: Vice-Chairman:

Alan Forsyth, Subsea 7 Steve Sheppard, Helix ESG

Joar Gangenes, Acergy Alan Thomas, Cape Diving Jerry Starling, Integrated Subsea Services Darren Brunton, KB Associates David Smith, National Hyperbaric Centre Hans Berkhof, Noordhoek Offshore Calum Buchanan, RBG Maurizio Chines, Saipem Dennis Stolk, SMIT Subsea Ian Mitchell, Technip Asia-Pacific: Middle East & India:  North America: SMTT Chairman: 

Glyn Jones, Hallin Marine Sean Brunton, McDermott Allan Palmer, Cal Dive International Dave Munro, Subsea 7

Marine  Chairman:  Vice-Chairman: 

Pete Somner, Technip Pete Fougere, Transocean

Alistair MacLeod, Acergy Quirien Grul, Allseas Derek Judd, Bibby Offshore Anders Waage, DOF Management Michiel Goedkoop, Heerema Marine Contractors David Blencowe, Maersk Supply Service John de Hartog, Saipem Geir Karlsen, Subsea 7 Kjell-Egil Helgøy, Teekay

Competence & Training

Asia-Pacific:  Middle East & India:  North America: 

Chairman: Vice-Chairman:

Offshore Survey

Steve Sheppard, Helix ESG Roy Hay, Technip

Gavin Smith, Subsea 7 Gary McKenzie, DOF UK Ltd David Moxey, Northern Marine Management David Foster, Saipem Lynn Elder, Acergy Hilary Cliffe/Julian Nelson, Fugro Survey George Robertson, Fugro-Rovtech Paul Gleisner, Schilling Robotics Asia-Pacific: Anthony Reudavey, Blue Water Engineering Middle East & India: Mohamed Omar, INW North America: Tony Greenwood, Cal Dive International

Safety, Environment & Legislation Chairman: Vice-Chairman:

Dave Forsyth, Bibby Offshore Jim Knight, Heerema Marine Contractors

Andrew Culwell, Acergy Raffaele Mascia, Allseas Pete Goodman, Global Industries Joe McWilliam, Hallin Marine Wallace Robertson, Helix ESG Sal Ruffino, Saipem Alan Forsyth, Subsea 7 John Greensmyth, Technip Asia-Pacific: Middle East & India: North America:



Des Power, Subsea 7 Asia Pacific Mohamed Osman, Maridive Greg Payne, Heerema Marine Contractors

Chairman:  Vice-Chairman: 

Mike Meade, M3 Marine Ron Clark, Topaz Marine Mike Lawson, Transocean

Will Primavesi, Specialist Subsea Services Walter Steedman, Veripos

Scott Winning, Acergy Michiel van de Munt, Allseas Stuart Reid, Andrews Survey Simon Barrett, DOF Subsea Aris Lubbes, Fugro Survey Peter Thomas, Maritech Group Sam Hanton, Nautronix Martin Day, Neptune Paul Bennion, Saipem Mike Clark, Subsea 7 Dave Matthews, Technip Asia-Pacific:  Middle East & India:  North America: 

Dave Scott, Fugro Survey Pte Ltd Milind Abhyankar, McDermott Dave Ross, UTEC Survey Inc.

Remote Systems & ROV Chairman:  Vice-Chairman:

Neil Milne, Subsea 7 Espen Ingebretsen, Oceaneering International

Colin Mackay, Acergy Piet Sluijter, Allseas Piero Bruti Liberati, DNT Offshore Keith Robathan, DOF Subsea Jim Mann, Fugro Mark Wood, Hallin Marine Gary Thomson, Helix ESG David Rhodes, Integrated Subsea Services Ewan Emslie, Saipem John Pirie, Technip Asia-Pacific:  Middle East & India:  North America: 

Tim Hartley, Mermaid Offshore Services Doug Graham, Fugro Survey ME Ian Edmonstone, Helix ESG


M e m b e r s

li s t as at 23 November 2010

IMCA welcomes the following new members u

ACE Winches


Awaritse Nigeria Limited BIDCO Ltd Britoil Offshore Services Pte Ltd BS Divers C&I Leasing plc CCCC International Shipping Corp.

u u u u u u u

A company providing the design, manufacture and hire of hydraulic winches and marine deck machinery. Web: Tel: +44 18 88 51 16 00

A shipping company based in China, operating a fleet of semi-submersible vessels. Web: Tel: +97 14 44 77 838

Consortium Underwater Engineers Ltd CS Offshore DMC Est An independent company offering a complete solution for the oil and gas industry. Web: Tel: +86 22 25 60 07 80


Danaquor Industries Ltd


Dynamic Surveys


Fugro Brasil Serviços Submarinos e Levantamentos Ltda


Golden Energy Offshore Services AS Greatship Subsea Solutions (Australia & Asia Pacific) Hydrasun Integrated Subsea Engineering & Services LLC

u u u u u u u u u

A newly formed offshore subsea company providing air/saturation diving and ROV services. Web: Tel: +1 60 49 88 15 00 A company offering specialist DP services, including FMEAs and gap analysis for DP upgrades. Web: Tel: +356 99 26 35 72 A company providing offshore survey, seabed mapping and subsea ROV and diving services Web: Tel: +21 21 25 85 00

An ISO 9001:2008 company specialising in subsea operations requiring manned diving intervention. Web: Tel: +971 65 69 00 17

Intron Plus Jan De Nul nv Joint-Stock Company Tetis Pro A company specialising in the manufacture and supply of underwater, diving and search & rescue equipment. Web: Tel: +7 49 57 86 98 55

JSL International (Trinidad) Ltd Kreuz Subsea Marine Pte Ltd Leighton Contractors (Singapore) Pte Ltd A multi-disciplinary offshore and onshore pipeline contractor with full service delivery. Web: Tel: +60 32 03 51 688


Maritime Asset Security and Training (MAST) Ltd


MCA Electric Co Ltd Medea srl

u u u u u u u

A global maritime security company delivering expertise in land and underwater survey. Web: Tel: +356 21 32 37 74

A company providing complete ship design and project management of offshore support vessels. Web: Tel: +39 08 15 23 09 26

NoelDive Pte Ltd OK Welding Marine Ltd A ‘shipyard at sea’ specialising in life extension projects for FPSO, FSO and all vessels in the industry. Web: Tel: +44 28 90 46 38 30/1/2

Positioneering Ltd PRONAV Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG RRC Robótica Submarina Ltda Samson Rope Technologies Saturation Services

u A project management service for engineering companies building saturation diving equipment. Tel: +1 98 52 55 93 20 u u u u u u u u

Scanmudring Seacor Offshore Dubai LLC Simon Møkster Shipping AS Sources Workshop Equipment Co (LLC) Specialist Marine Consultants Ltd Subsea Robotics Services Pte Ltd Swiber Offshore Construction Services TeleMedic Systems Ltd A company manufacturing the VitalLink3, a remote medical vital signs monitoring system. Web: Tel: +44 87 01 41 73 30


Unidive Offshore Pte Ltd


UTEC Survey Construction Services Ltd

An ISO 9001 company based in Singapore, specialising in all subsea and rope access works. Web: Tel: +65 62 65 36 06 An independent company providing a wide range of offshore survey and geotechnical services. Web: Tel: +44 12 24 65 03 80

Recent name changes u u u

J Ray McDermott is now McDermott International Inc. Offshore International FZC is now L&T Sapura Shipping Pvt Ltd Noble Denton Consultants Ltd is now GL Noble Denton

INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTORS Acergy Allseas Group SA Global Industries Heerema Marine Contractors Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. J Ray McDermott Saipem Subsea 7 Technip CONTRACTORS Abel Acergy Asia Middle East ACSM Adams Offshore Services Ltd Adsun Offshore Diving Contractors Pvt Ltd Advanced Energy Systems (ADES) Ajang Shipping Sdn Bhd Aker Marine Contractors AS Aker Marine Contractors Inc. Aker Oilfield Services Alam Subsea Pte Ltd Allied Marine & Equipment Sdn Bhd AlMansoori Production Services LLC Andrews Survey Aqua Diving Services Arab Tanker Services Arabian Gulf Mechanical Services & Contracting Co. Ltd Arctia Shipping Ltd Arena Sub srl Argus Remote Systems AS ATCO Ports Management & Marine Services Atlantic Towing Ltd Atwood Oceanics Pacific Ltd Awaritse Nigeria Ltd B+H Equimar Singapore Pte Ltd BEKK Solutions Ltd Bibby Offshore BIDCO Ltd BJ Services Co. Middle East Ltd Bluestream Offshore BV Bluewater Energy Services BV Boskalis Offshore Bourbon Britoil Offshore Services Pte Ltd Brodospas dd Bumi Armada Berhad C&C Technologies C&C Technologies Inc. C&I Leasing plc Cal Dive International Inc. Cal Dive International Pte Ltd Cal Dive International Pte Ltd – Middle East Canship Ugland Ltd Cape Diving Caspian Sea Oil Fleet (CSOF) CCCC International Shipping Corp CDMS Ltd CDS Subsea Pte Ltd Celtic Africa Ltd CH Offshore Ltd Clough Oil & Gas CNS International srl CCC (Underwater Engineering) SAL Copetech-SM Coral Alliance Sdn Bhd COSL Drilling Europe AS CS Offshore DMC Est CUEL Ltd Dalgidj Private Company Danaquor Industries Lt DCN Diving BV DCN Global LLC Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc DNT Offshore srl Dockwise DOF Management AS DOF Subsea (Australia & Asia Pacific) DOF Subsea Brasil Serviços Ltda DOF Subsea Norway AS DOF Subsea UK Ltd

DOF UK Ltd Dolphin Drilling Ltd Dolphin Offshore Enterprises (India) Ltd Dulam International Ltd Dunnimaa Engineers & Divers Ent Pvt Ltd EDT Marine Construction Ltd EDT Shipmanagement Ltd EGS (Asia) Ltd Eidesvik AS EMAS Offshore Pte Ltd ER Offshore GmbH & Cie. KG Fairmount Marine bv Far Eastern Shipping Company Farstad Shipping ASA Five Oceans Services GmbH Fugro Brasil Serv Sub e Levantamentos Ltda Fugro Marine Services bv Fugro SAE Fugro Subsea Services Pte Ltd Fugro Survey (India) Pvt Ltd Fugro Survey (Middle East) Ltd Fugro Survey Ltd Fugro Survey Pte Ltd Fugro-Rovtech Galliano Marine Service LLC GAS Geological Assistance & Services srl GEMS International NV – Abu Dhabi GeoLab Limited Abu Dhabi GeoLab srl GEOTeam srl Global Marine Services Global Marine Systems Ltd GO Offshore GOGAS Gulf Oil and Gas LLC Golden Energy Offshore Management AS Great Offshore Ltd Greatship (India) Ltd Greatship Subsea Solutions (Australia & AP) Gulf Dredging & General Contracting Co. Gulf Marine Services Gulf Offshore (North Sea) Ltd Gulmar Offshore Middle East LLC HAL Offshore Ltd Hallin Marine Hallin Marine UK Ltd Halul Offshore Services Company Harbor Star Shipping Services Inc HEISCO Horizon Survey Company (FZC) Hornbeck Offshore Operators LLC Hull Support Services Ltd Huta Marine Works Ltd HydroDive Nigeria Ltd HydroDive Offshore International Ltd IDMC srl - Impresub Diving & Marine Contractor IKM Subsea AS Impresub International LLC Inspectahire Instrument Co Ltd Integrated Subsea Engineering & Services LLC Integrated Subsea Services AP Pte Ltd Integrated Subsea Services Ltd International Marine Works – Alexandria International Naval Works –- Abu Dhabi IOTA-Survey IRSHAD Island Offshore Management AS Jack-Up Barge BV Jan De Nul nv Jifmar Offshore Services Jumbo Offshore VoF KD Marine Ltd Khalifa A Algosaibi Diving & Marine Svcs Knutsen OAS Shipping AS Kreuz Subsea Marine Pte Ltd Kreuz Subsea Pte Ltd L&T Sapura Shipping Pvt Ltd Lamnalco Group Lauritzen Offshore Services AS LD Travocean Leighton Contractors (Singapore) Pte Ltd LLP FSDS Louisiana Overseas Inc


Maersk Drilling Maersk Supply Service Maridive & Oil Services Maridive & Oil Services (SAE) Maridive Offshore Projects Marine Consulting Marine Subsea (UK) Ltd Marine Subsea AS Maritime & Underwater Security Consultants (MUSC) Maritime Asset Security and Training Ltd Master Tech Diving Services MENAS Mermaid Marine Australia Ltd Mermaid Offshore Services Ltd Miclyn Express Offshore Pte Ltd MMT (Marin Mätteknik AB) Mohn Drilling AS Mutawa Marine Works Est National Marine Dredging Co National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) Survey NDE – Nordic Dive Enterprise Neptune Neptune Survey Expedition ehf Newcruz Offshore Marine Pte Ltd Nexans Norway AS - Energy Division Nippon Steel Engineering Co Ltd NoelDive Pte Ltd Noordhoek Offshore BV NOR Offshore Ltd Northern Marine Management Ltd Ocean Works Asia Inc. Oceaneering International (UK) Oceaneering International Asia Pacific Oceaneering International Inc. Oceaneering Marine Prod Sys do Brasil OceanWorks International Inc Octomar Odfjell Drilling Offshore Geo-Surveys Sdn Bhd Offshore Manpower SA Offshore Marine Management Ltd Offshore Marine Services Pty Ltd Offshore Oil Engineering Co. Ltd Offshore Subsea Services Offshore Subsea Works Sdn Bhd Offshore Technology Solutions Ltd Olympic Shipping AS Orogenic GeoExpro Sdn Bhd OSM Offshore AS Pacific Crest Pte Ltd Pacific Richfield Marine Pte Ltd PBJV Group Sdn Bhd Pelican Offshore Services Pte Ltd Petra Resources Sdn Bhd Petroleum Marine Services Company PFCE Ocean Engineering Sdn Bhd Phoenix International Pride International PRONAV Ship Mgmnt GmbH & Co KG Prosafe Offshore Ltd PT Advanced Offshore Services PT Calmarine PT Ekanuri Indra Pratama PT Lancar Rejeki Berkat Jaya PT Patra Dinamika PT Prima Mitranata PT Samudera Biru Nusantara PT Wintermar PW Group Rana Diving spa RBG Ltd REM Offshore ASA Riise Underwater Engineering AS Riise Underwater Engineering AS – AP Riise Underwater Engineering AS – ME&I Rolv Berg Drive AS ROV Service di Rocco Fabio Rubicon Offshore International Pte Ltd Sahara Petroleum Company SAL Shipping Sapura Diving Services Sdn Bhd Sarku Engineering Services Sdn Bhd SAROST SA SBM Offshore NV SC Grup Servicii Petroliere SA SC Shark SRL Sea Trucks Group - Asia-Pacific Sea Trucks Group - Europe & Africa Sea Trucks Group FZE Seabed AS Seacor Marine (International) Ltd


Seacor Offshore Dubai LLC Seadrill Americas Inc Seadrill Management AS Seahorse Services Co Ltd Sealion Shipping Ltd SEAMEC Searov Offshore Seascape Surveys Pte Ltd Seatrans AS Seatrax Singapore Pte Ltd Seaway Heavy Lifting Engineering BV Seaways International LLC Seaworks Ltd Sevan Drilling Pte Ltd Shanye Marine Services Co Ltd Siem Offshore AS Simon Møkster Shipping AS SMIT SMIT Subsea Africa SMIT Subsea Asia-Pacific SMIT Subsea Europe SMIT Subsea Middle East LLC Solstad Offshore Ltda Solstad Shipping AS Specialist Subsea Services Ltd Stapem Offshore SA Stena Drilling Limited Subocean Group Ltd Subsea 7 Asia Pacific Subsea Petroleum Services Subsea Robotics Services Pte Ltd Subtech (Pty) Ltd Subtech Qatar Diving & Marine Svcs LLC Supreme Hydro Engineering Pvt Ltd SURF Subsea Inc Svitzer Swiber Offshore Construction Pte Ltd Swire Pacific Offshore Operations Pte Ltd Target Engineering Construction Co. Taste of Imagination – Inspection Tech Lda Technip Oceania Pty Ltd Technip USA, Inc. Technocean AS Tecnosub Teekay Norway AS Tidewater Inc. Tidewater Marine North Sea Ltd Tideway Marine & Offshore Timsah Shipbuilding Company TL Geohydrographics Sdn Bhd Topaz Marine Topaz Marine – Azerbaijan Topaz Marine – Kazakhstan Topaz Marine MENA Total Marine Technology Pty Ltd Transocean Transoceanic Cable Ship Company Inc. Trico Marine Group (CTC Marine, DeepOcean and Trico Offshore) – AP Trico Marine Group (CTC Marine, DeepOcean and Trico Offshore) – E&A Trico Marine Group (CTC Marine, DeepOcean and Trico Offshore) – NA Troms Offshore AS TSMarine Pty Ltd UMC International plc Underwater Services Company Ltd Unidive Offshore Pte Ltd Unimar Ltd URS nv UTEC Survey Asia Pte Ltd UTEC Survey Construction Services Ltd UTEC Survey, Inc. V.Ships Ltd Van Oord Offshore BV Varun Shipping Company Ltd Vector Offshore Ltd Veolia Environmental Services Special Svcs Visser & Smit Marine Contracting bv Vroon Offshore Services BV VTT Maritime Wagenborg Offshore BV Wilhelmsen Ship Management (Nor) AS Workships Contractors BV Zakher Marine International Zamil Offshore Services Company SUPPLIERS Suppliers of equipment ABB AS, Marine Division ABB Ltd ABB Pte Ltd AC Plus Marine Inc.

ACE Winches Advanced Marine Ageotec srl Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC Air Liquide UK Ltd Air Products Middle East FZE Air Products plc Air Products Singapore Pte Ltd Analox Sensor Technology Ltd Arab Tanker Services Arabian Industrial Gases Company Ashtead Technology (SEA) Pte Ltd Balmoral Offshore Engineering Beerenberg Inc Bridon Brunvoll AS CAPE Group Pte Ltd Chesterfield Special Cylinders Ltd Clough Oil & Gas CMC Industries Comanex SAS Converteam UK Ltd CUEL Ltd D&R Boats Pte Ltd Deep Down Inc. Divetechnoservice Ltd Divex Asia Pacific Divex FZE Divex Ltd Dominion Gas Dominion Gas Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Dräger Safety Drass Galeazzi Underwater Technology Srl up Drexel Oilfield Equipment Eastar Offshore Pte Ltd Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani spa Franklin Offshore International Pte Ltd Fugro GRL Global Gases & Chemicals FZCO (Dubai) Global Gases Australia Pty Ltd Global Gases Group Singapore Pte Ltd Global Gases South Africa (Pty) Ltd Global Marine Systems Ltd Great Offshore Ltd Greatship Subsea Solutions (Australia & AP) Guidance Navigation Ltd Hydrasun Hydratight Ltd Hyperbaric Technology BV (Hytech) Intron Plus IXSEA Joint-Stock Company Tetis Pro JW Automarine Kenz Figee BV Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Kongsberg Maritime AS Kongsberg Maritime Ltd KTL Offshore Pte Ltd Kystdesign AS L-3 Communications Lexmar Engineering Pte Ltd MacGregor Hydramarine AS Mako Technologies LLC MCA Electric Co Ltd MCS Free Zone Measurement Devices Ltd Nautronix Ltd Navis Engineering OY NSW Technology Ltd Oceanscan Ltd Offshore Joint Services Offshore Logistics (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd Pacific Commercial Diving Supply Pty Ltd Pacific Crest Pte Ltd Perry Slingsby Systems Inc. Perry Slingsby Systems Ltd Pommec TDE BV Proserv Offshore PT Advanced Oil & Gas Consulting Redaelli Tecna spa Rolls-Royce Marine AS Rolls-Royce Oy Ab Rolv Berg Drive AS Rovsco Asia Pte Ltd RRC Robótica Submarina Ltda Saab Seaeye Ltd Samson Rope Technologies SBM Offshore NV Schilling Robotics, Inc. Sea and Land Technologies Pte Ltd Sea Trucks Group FZE Seaflex Ltd

Sealion Shipping Ltd Seanetics Asia Works Pte Ltd Seaswift Subsea Engineering LLC Seatools BV Serimax Ltd Siem Offshore AS Skan-El AS Solstad Shipping AS Sonardyne Asia Pte Ltd Sonardyne International Ltd Sources Workshop Equipment Co (LLC) SS Subsea Pte Ltd Submarine Manufacturing & Products Ltd SubNet Services Ltd Subsea Vision Ltd Sundan Offshore Pvt Ltd TeleMedic Systems Ltd TGH AP Pte Ltd The Tritanium Company bv Totalmat Indústria e comercio de Equipamentos Hiperbáricos Ltda Trelleborg Protective Products AB Trico Marine Group (CTC Marine, DeepOcean and Trico Offshore) – E&A Trim Systems Pte Ltd TSMarine Pty Ltd Ulstein Marine System (Shanghai) Co Ltd Underwater Technology Services (S) Pte Ltd Unique Hydra Unique System FZE United Oil Company (Unico) Vanguard Offshore Pte Ltd Vroon Offshore Services Ltd Suppliers of services Abermed Ltd Advanced Marine Advanced Offshore Contractors Pvt Ltd Air Products Singapore Pte Ltd Alfa Petroleum Services Alliance Marine Services Anglo-Eastern Group Anglo-Eastern Group (Asia-Pacific Region) ASP Rope Access Auto Dynamic Positioning Services Bahrain Ship Repairing and Engineering Co Beerenberg Inc Blade Offshore Services Ltd Blue Water Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd Bluewater Energy Consultants Ltd Braemar Falconer Braemar Howells Ltd C-MAR Group CAPE Group Pte Ltd Cescor srl Consortium Underwater Engineers Ltd Construction Specialists Ltd Cosalt Creative Offshore Yard Pvt Ltd Deep Diving Consultancy Ltd (DDC Ltd) Deep Down Inc. Delta Marine Technologies Inc Derrick Services (UK) Ltd Divetechnoservice Ltd Diving and Offshore Works Consultancy DMC Offshore DOF UK Ltd DRC Dive Systems Drexel Oilfield Equipment Dynamic Surveys Egyptian Company for Oil Services (ECOS) El-Automation AS EnerMech Ltd ETPM Ltd Explorer Marine SBoSS ApS Fender & Spill Response Services Flinders EMA Pte Ltd Franklin Offshore International Pte Ltd GL Noble Denton Global Maritime Global Maritime Singapore GW & Associates Ltd Houlder Insurance Services Ltd Hydrasun IHC Offshore & Marine BV Imes Ltd Inchcape Shipping Services Inchcape Shipping Services (S) Pty Ltd Inchcape Shipping Services – North America Inchcape Shipping Services – South America Inchcape Shipping Services Ltd Independent Risk Solutions BV Inter Mar Technology Ltd

Personnel agencies Ace Diving Services CC Advanced Offshore Contractors Pvt Ltd Alfa Petroleum Services Aqua Omega Services Pvt Ltd Atlas DOOR Atlas Services Group Australia Pty Ltd Bibby Ship Management Group Ltd – E&A

Bibby Ship Management Group Ltd – ME&I Compass Personnel Services Inc Dave Oliver Hydrographic Services Ltd De Moura Shipping Ltda Drexel Oilfield Equipment Flare Project Services LLC Hydrosub Ltd IOS (International Offshore Services) Lerus Ltd Maritech Group MJD (North East) Ltd Naurex Resources Nautech Services Ltd Offshore Marine Services UK Ltd OilExec International Oilfield Medics UK Ltd Petrolis Pharos Offshore Group Ltd PR Offshore Services Ltd ROVin Marine Ltd Saturation Services LLC Seatek India Sheffield Offshore Services Pte Ltd SubNet Services Ltd SubNet Services Ltd - Asia-Pacific SubServPro The Underwater Centre Fremantle Pty Ltd Tigitrans SA Total Marine Services UK Project Support Ltd Underwater Engineering Ltd Training establishments Aberdeen Skills & Enterprise Training Ltd Abyss AS AdriaMare Maritime Training Center Ålesund University College AMC Search Ltd Banff & Buchan College Bergen University College - Diver Education Bibby Ship Management Group Ltd – E&A Bibby Ship Management Group Ltd – ME&I Bonifacio Srl BS Divers Centre for Marine Simulation CFO - Centro Formazione Offshore Commercial Diving Academy Daniels Maritime Group De Moura Shipping Ltda Delphinus Services Ltd – ROV Training Division Divers Academy International Divers Institute of Technology Divers University Esporte Aquático Ltda Diving Diseases Research Centre Falck Nutec bv Force Technology Fundação Homem do Mar GL Noble Denton Global Marine Systems Ltd - Subsea Training Holland College - Marine Training Centre Hydratight Ltd Hydrolab-HydroCAT i-UTecH - Institute for Underwater Technology and Human Resourcse IDESS Maritime Centre (Subic) Inc. Institut National de Plongée Professionnelle Interdive Services Limited ISFORM KB Americas LLC KBA Training Centre Pte Ltd Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Marine Solutions (Pty) Ltd Maritech Group Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz MSU named after G.I. Nevelskoy Maritime Training & Comp Solutions Ltd Marseille Maritime Academy MOG Industry Training Co. Ltd MSTS Asia Sdn Bhd National Hyperbaric Centre National Oceanography Centre Netherlands Diving Centre North Sea Lifting Ltd Offshore Skills Training Centre (OSTRAC) Perry Slingsby Systems Inc. PetroVietnam Manpower Training College PNI Training Centre AS Power & Generation Services Professional Diving Academy Professional Diving Centre Project Maritime Training PT Barron International

PT ISBI PVD Technical Training and Certification Joint Stock Company RRC Robótica Submarina Ltda Satakunta University of Applied Sciences SBS International Ltd SEADOG Seahorse Services Co Ltd Seneca College – Underwater Skills Program Ship Manoeuvring Simulator Centre AS Skilltrade BV SMTC Global Inc. Sogn og Fjordane TC, Maritime Dept Måløy Stord/Haugesund University College SubNet Services Ltd SubNet Services Ltd – Asia-Pacific Survie Mer Formation TGH AP Pte Ltd The Dynamic Positioning Centre Ltd The Faraday Centre Ltd The Ocean Corporation The Underwater Centre (Tasmania) Pty Ltd The Underwater Centre Fort William Ltd The Underwater Centre Fremantle Pty Ltd The Underwater Training Centre – S Aus Underwater Engineering Ltd WA Maritime Training Centre – Fremantle YAK Diving Academy Naval units Irish Naval Service Royal Saudi Navy Forces Salvage & Marine Operations IPT CORRESPONDING MEMBERS Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company Agip Kazakhstan N Caspian Operating Co NV Associazione Imprese Subacquee Italiane Aker Exploration AS Azerbaijan International Operating Company Bahamas Maritime Authority Bapco – The Bahrain Petroleum Company BG Americas and Global LNG – C&SA BG Americas and Global LNG – NA BG Group BHP Billiton BP America Production Company BP Berau BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd Cairn Energy India Pty Ltd Chevron Brasil Petroleo Ltda Chevron Energy Tech Company Subsea Chevron Nigeria/Mid-Africa Chevron Shipping Co. Chevron Thailand Exp & Prod Ltd CNR International UK Ltd ConocoPhillips ConocoPhillips (UK) Ltd ConocoPhillips China Dana Petroleum Netherlands BV Dana Petroleum plc Department of Labour (South Africa) Det Norske Veritas Dolphin Energy Ltd Esso Australia Pty Ltd GDF Suez E&P Nederland bv Germanischer Lloyd SE Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO) Health & Safety Authority Husky Energy IBP International Diving Schools Association IDPOA Kuwait Oil Company Lloyd’s Register EMEA Maersk Oil Qatar AS Mobil North Sea Ltd Murphy Sarawak Oil Co. Ltd National Offshore Petroleum Safety Auth Nautilus Minerals Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd Perenco UK Ltd Pertamina Hulu Energi ONWJ Ltd Petrobras Premier Oil Natuna Sea Premier Oil ONS Ltd PTT Exploration & Production plc Qatar Petroleum Ras Laffan Industrial City Sarawak Shell Berhad

Shell Int Exploration & Production bv Shell Petroleum Dev Co of Nigeria Ltd Shell Todd Oil Services Ltd Sonangol Pesquisa & Produção Statoil ASA Suncor Energy Inc. Talisman Energy (UK) Talisman Malaysia Ltd Total Austral (Argentina) Total E&P Indonesie Total E&P Nederland BV Total E&P UK Ltd Total Exploration & Production Wintershall Noordzee BV Woodside Energy Ltd Zakum Development Company (ZADCO)


InterMoor Marine Services Ltd Interocean Marine Services Ltd Italian Maritime Academy Technologies JSL International (Trinidad) Ltd K2 Specialist Services Pte Ltd KB Associates Pte Ltd Kennedy Marr Ltd Lexmar Engineering Pte Ltd London Offshore Consultants Ltd M3 Marine Pte Ltd Marex Marine Services Ltd Marine Cybernetics Marine Solutions (Pty) Ltd Maritime Management Services Inc MatthewsDaniel MCA Electric Co Ltd MCS Free Zone Medea srl MJR Controls Ltd Modular Underwater Systems Ltd MOS Marine Offshore Services Pte Ltd National Hyperbaric Centre Nautronix Ltd Navigare International Inc. Noble Denton & Associates Serviços Maritimos Ltda Noble Denton Marine, Inc. Noble Denton Middle East Ltd Noble Denton Singapore Pte Ltd NUI AS ODS-Petrodata Pte Ltd Offshore Commissioning Solutions Offshore Joint Services Offshore Technical Management Solutions Int OK Welding Marine Ltd Optimus Safety Management Ltd Orwell Offshore Ltd PAE Singapore Pte Ltd PEM Offshore Ltd Perry Slingsby Systems Ltd Peterson SBS Den Helder BV Positioneering Ltd Promarine Ltd PT Advanced Oil & Gas Consulting PT Rigspek Perkasa PT Sirius Maritimindo Services QinetiQ Reel Group Ltd Rolls-Royce Power Engineering plc Saturation Services LLC Scanmudring Schilling Robotics Ltd Schilling Robotics, Inc. Seacroft Marine Consultants Ltd Seanetics Asia Works Pte Ltd Sebastian AS Sigma Offshore Ltd Skan-El AS Skuld AS Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd Solstad Offshore Ltda Sparrows Offshore Services Ltd Specialist Marine Consultants Ltd Spica Marine Inspections Ltd STAT Marine SAS Sub-Tech Systems Ltd SubNet Services Ltd Subsea Vision Ltd Survey Association The Tritanium Company bv Thome Offshore Management Pte Ltd Tigitrans SA Tristein AS Underwater Technology Services (S) Pte Ltd United Oil Company (Unico) V.Ships Ltd Vassnes MB Cnsultants AS Veripos Verret Marine Services Viking Moorings Ltd Vroon Offshore Services Ltd Wartsila Electrical & Automation Services Wavespec Ltd Xing Wei Pte Ltd


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Safety Seminar 2011


ates are responsible for making their accommodation ements. Aa number of rooms have been reserved until uary 2011 for seminar participants at the NH Laguna at an especially reduced rate. ates are encouraged make their reservations early 13 Januaryto2011 mailing [email protected] and quoting the Asia-Pacific Section group code or faxing the enclosed hotel booking form. Jakarta, Indonesia

Forthcoming events

16–17 February 2011 OSJ Conference London, UK 22-24 February 2011 Subsea Tiebacks Forum & Exhibition San Antonio, USA 23 February 2011 Europe & Africa Section Venice, Italy

24-25 February 2011 HSE practices – which route to take? IMCA Safety Seminar DITIONS Venice, Italy

7 March 2011 Middle East & India Section nline payment has been made, which should be presented Dubai, UAE

9 March 2011 [email protected] bruary 2011 by informing India Briefing Seminar Mumbai, India

22 March 2011 en made andWorking cost agreements entered into. Together 011. IMCA Competence Workshop Aberdeen, UK

5-7 April 2011, where we will post any updated Ocean Business Conference Southampton, UK 13-15 April 2011

6th ChinaSW1W Offshore Summit nor Gardens, London, 0AU, UK 20  Fax: + Beijing, 44 (0) 20China 7824 5521 2-5 May 2011 Offshore Technology Conference Houston, USA 12 May 2011 IMCA Golf Day Aberdeen, UK 19 May 2011 IMCA Social Reception London, UK

24–25 FEBRUARY 2011

10 June 2011 IMCA Midsummer Charity Ball Aberdeen, UK


6-8 September 2011 Offshore Europe 2011 Aberdeen, UK

Working Together

Competence Workshop

Tuesday 22 March 2011 Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen, UK

Speakers include: u u u For full details on forthcoming IMCA and thirdparty events, please visit the website:

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Northern Marine Management ETPM Ltd McGrigors LLP Acergy Subsea 7

Discussing issues and challenges to help improve competence schemes