PRESS RELEASE
15 August 2012

DEMAND FOR ROV PILOT TECHNICIANS GROWS

Maritime Training and Competence Solutions (MTCS Ltd) claims the whole subsea industry is getting busier all the time, with companies investing and expanding - and one area in which this has been particularly noticeable is in remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). As the demand for ROVs increases, so does the need for qualified ROV Pilot technicians.

Fuelled by the search for oil in ever deeper waters and utilising numerous strands of technology, the world of ROVs is breaking new ground to develop ever more sophisticated vehicles - meaning an increased need for
pilot technicians. The global demand for ROVs was recently highlighted in a report from analysts, Douglas-Westwood, which revealed that expenditure on work class ROV operations had more than doubled since 2002. The energy analysts predict that by 2012, $1.458billion will have been spent in this sector.

MTCS Ltd an internationally recognised ROV training company, based in Windermere, UK, is all to familiar with the need for ROV training, as it prepares to put on extra courses to keep up with the demand. The ROV Induction course will run on Monday 26 November to Friday 7 December 2012 (weekend is free time). Courses will also be running on January 14 - 25, plus further dates throughout 2013. 

MTCS Ltd is a fully accredited assessment and training centre, whose head office is based in the Lake District. They provide a spectrum of operational, technical and supervisory training to the offshore industry, both in the UK and abroad. With a new facility now open in Singapore, MTCS Ltd will be delivering various courses in Loyang in 2013 and further courses are planned in Aberdeen. The majority of their courses focus on ROVs as used in the oil & gas, nuclear and renewables.

Richard Warburton, Managing Director for MTCS commented:
"ROV pilots are in huge demand in the oil and gas industry and this is set to continue over the coming years
. In recent months we've seen companies such as Canyon Offshore, CTC Marine, Subsea 7, Saipem and DOF Subsea all recruiting, plus agencies such as Advance Global Recruitment and EuroSearch have been putting out calls for ROV Pilot Technicians for their clients. In addition to these advertised posts, here at MTCS, we have been inundated with requests for student CVs - almost four times as many as we had for the same period last year. Estimates are that by the end of 2012 there will be almost 6000 subsea wells in operation, with vacancies in the Scottish sector of the North Sea, plus opportunities to work abroad, in Norway, the Middle East, Asia, South America, Africa, Australasia and China "

PRESS RELEASE
02 JULY 2012

BRITISH COMPANY MTCS LTD FORECASTS A GLOBAL DEMAND FOR SUBSEA ROV PILOT TECHNICIANS

British company, Maritime Training and Competence Solutions (MTCS Ltd) claims the subsea industry is one of the fastest growing niche markets in the oil and gas industry  - and  no where is this more evident than within Southeast Asia. One area in which MTCS Ltd has identified a marked growth, is in the use of remotely operated vehicles and the demand for qualified ROV Pilot technicians.

Fuelled by the search for oil in ever deeper waters and utilising numerous strands of technology, the world of ROVs is breaking new ground to develop ever more sophisticated vehicles - meaning an increased need for
pilot technicians. The global demand for ROVs was recently highlighted in a report from analysts, Douglas-Westwood, which revealed that expenditure on work class ROV operations had more than doubled since 2002. The energy analysts predict that by 2012, $1.458billion will have been spent in this sector.


MTCS Ltd, an internationally recognised, fully accredited Assessment  and ROV training centre, whose head office is based in the Lake District of the UK, is all too familiar with the demand for ROV training. As they prepare to launch a series of open courses this October from their new facility in Loyang, Singapore, they will be including an ROV Pilot Induction Course, High Voltage Safety Awareness Skills and Hydraulic Systems. All Offshore ROV courses are in line with the trade association (IMCA) guidelines. MTCS Ltd hold numerous key industry accreditations and have a solid track record, making them a world leader in ROV and underwater technology training.

MTCS Ltd is looking to grow their business investment in Southeast Asia - encouraged by the figures from the Indonesian Energy & Mineral Resources Department, who state: The Indonesian oil & gas sector for 2012 is projected to rise by 23.7% to $18.3 billion (approximately $14.9 billion in 2011).

Commenting, Richard Warburton, Managing Director of MTCS Ltd said: "On the back of client demand, we have been investigating the potential in Southeast Asia for some time and are pleased to have delivered some excellent training courses at our facility in Loyang.

"ROV pilots are in huge demand in the oil and gas industry and this is set to continue over the coming years. In recent months we've seen many companies recruiting, plus agencies have been putting out calls for ROV Pilot Technicians for their clients. We will be using high-calibre trainers with proven experience in the ROV field, to drive forward our operations in both Malaysia and Singapore."

Richard concluded:  "Estimates are that by the end of 2012 there will be almost 6000 subsea wells in operation, with opportunities to work not only in Asia, but also Norway, the Middle East, South America, Africa, Australasia,  China and in the UK"

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