Over-complication of the back deck isn’t a means of improving the quality of operation, believes MDL rental director, Mike Gaskin - and a double-tensioner solution for horizontal lay is one example.
As MDL cements its US presence with Subsea Tieback, VP MDL Americas Andrew Blaquiere investigates what this year's show has taught us about change - and how to capitalise on it in the O&G business.
Great things take time to mature... and so does engineering excellence. As MDL reaches 18 years in business, CEO Derek Smith recaps on the company's journey of growth - one reel drive at a time.
Strengthening the safety of oil and gas operations doesn't have to mean higher expenditure - with the right tools, H&S and cost reduction go hand in hand, believes MDL commercial director Mike Gaskin.
As MDL adds a brand new tensioner to its Offshore Service fleet in a challenging market, BD & commercial manager Dave Gardiner explains how going against the tide results in greater returns for the industry - not only in oil and gas.
You’re only as good as your last job, they say... but when you're backed up by a great team, every job is a success, believes MDL operations director, George Mackintosh. Read his views on the power of nurtured internal resources in this blog.
The 2017 Subsea Expo felt quieter than the previous years - a clear sign of the market's continued struggles. And yet, some discussions left the delegates feeling "quietly positive"... MDL CEO Derek Smith reviews this year's show.
It's a paradox of our industry: there's hunger for innovation, but few willing to champion it. MDL CEO Derek Smith takes a view on the "first to be second" approach to new technology - over a cup of tea...
Cost savings in flex lay are there for the taking - but are you finding them? MDL commercial director Mike Gaskin believes an open dialog - and an open mind - help make the most of the market's competitive offering.
From sailing the seas to championing reduced vessel time - MDL Americas president Mark Williamson explains the attraction of facing industry challenges with the back deck specialist
As the New Year loses its novelty factor, it's tempting to abandon ambitious plans for the months ahead... But 2016 can be better than you think, if you follow this one advice.
In the current difficult market of low oil price, can we afford to be penny-wise and pound-foolish?
We're all human: commercial director Mike Gaskin talks about leadership and team-building in a difficult market
Maritime Developments' commercial director Mike Gaskin talks about the power of collaboration in cost reduction
If it's not broken, why fix it? Maritime Developments CEO Derek Smith explains how he found common language with the Texans.
Maritime Developments' commercial director Mike Gaskin reflects on the Budget 2015 announcement.
Maritime Developments' CEO Derek Smith shares his impressions of Subsea Expo 2015.