Some project's that have been undertaken with international subsea contractor Subsea 7.

Bundle monitoring and control system

This system was developed to enhance offshore installation functionality and operational efficiency. Initially an R & D concept, it was developed into a reliable bundle monitoring and control system that dramatically improved tow out speed and reduced installation time by proving real-time death data of the bundle whilst under the CDTM, and allowed the installation team to acoustically control valve functions without the need of ROV intervention.


In addition to working on the development of the system, Steven managed all vendors, FAT, site testing, commissioning, vessel mobilisation and offshore operation. 


As part of the continuous improvement in the system reliability and functionality, Steven initiated and managed a variety of research trials, both on and offshore. For each trial, Steven called upon the in-house or sub-contracted experts to help tackle the issues, such as improving subsea acoustic communication.

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Research & Development

Steven assessed technology under development to determine how it could be adopted to increase vessel operational capability, performance and utilisation.


Steven identified key offshore performance failings, assembled a team to meet the challenge to bring about improvement using in-house Engineering “know-how” and if necessary, external technology acquisition.


Based on Steven's market and business analysis, Subsea 7 sponsored the creation of a new company to develop a novel production-enhancing component that was installed inside a subsea wellhead exclusively by Subsea 7. In addition, Steven managed the due diligence procedures, to ensure all patent issues and risks were clearly defined and assessed.

Business acquisition
Commercialisation of new technology

Steven was requested by Subsea 7's Business acquisition department to help bring a robust technical axis to proposal development. The business opportunities being pursued were the provision of ROV systems, including vessel-based surveys, construction support and inspection services to a global market including UK, West Africa, SE Asia and Brazil.


Typical tender work involved:

  • Costing analysis

  • Proposal development in its entirety.

  • Technical and contractual qualifications,

  • Risk assessment both technically and commercially.

  • Ensuring capability of logistical exportation/importation.

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Subsea 7 was investigating the feasibility of developing a new technology. The MARS (Multiple Application Reinjection System), had been developed by two entrepreneurial Oil & Gas Engineers. They were seeking a commercialisation partner to both develop and commercialise the technology. As part of the due diligence process, Steven:


  • Developed a business case predicting investment requirements and financial return based on several scenarios.

  • Technical due dilligence, with a specific emphasis on risk assessing potential patent infringments and reliability of the technology.

  • Technical evaluation to ensure that the installation of the systems was within Subsea 7's current vessel capability.

  • Commercial model development and negotiation.



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