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Subsea Excellence Centre Hosts Major Standardisation Event

13 October 2010

Leading international oilfield services company Expro is hosting a major subsea standardisation event at its Tronic products headquarters in Cumbria, England.

Representatives from many major oil and gas operators are attending the ‘Plugfest’ event, organised by Subsea Instrumentation Interface Standardisation (SIIS), at Expro’s Subsea Excellence Centre in Ulverston, from October 12-14.

SIIS is a Joint Industry Project with its goal to achieve improvements in subsea reliability through standardisation. It is a membership-based organisation open to all oil companies, subsea control system suppliers and subsea sensor vendors. It is committed to working towards an open standard for the benefit of industry as a whole, and the ‘Plugfest’ event is held to demonstrate communications compliance.

Expro’s new custom-built Subsea Excellence Centre is home to the company’s Tronic products, which are market-leading subsea power and data connection systems used to enable the extraction of valuable reserves throughout the global subsea oil and gas industry. The Tronic product name is recognised as leading in the design, manufacture and installation of reliable subsea mateable electrical and optical connection systems, with this technology providing the industry’s most reliable way of communicating in deepwater developments.

Expro Connectors & Measurements director Mark Jones said: “We are delighted to host this important event and proud to welcome so many major industry players to our Subsea Excellence Centre. This facility is designed to allow for a total focus on quality and efficiency, and the continuous research and development that we carry out here keeps our technology at the forefront of the oil and gas industry. Staging such an event at the Subsea Excellence Centre further reflects our leading position in this sector of the industry.”