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Halving the Headache

on the Back Deck

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Halving the headache with a simple approach

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 ...

Three lessons about change

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 - ...

Instinct, Matured

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 ...

Safe as MDL

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 ...

Calculated Moves

As MDL adds a brand new tensioner to its Offshore Service fleet in a challenging market, BD & commercial manager Dave Gardiner explains how going ...

24/7 Ambassadors

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 ...

Turning the frown upside down at Expo

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 ...

A different cup of tea

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 ...

Asking the right questions

Cost savings in flex lay are there for the taking - but are you finding them? MDL commercial director Mike Gaskin believes an open dialog ...

An ex-Captain’s perspective

From sailing the seas to championing reduced vessel time - MDL Americas president Mark Williamson explains the attraction of facing industry challenges with the back ...

That's one New Year's resolution worth sticking to

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 ...

Selling value: The toughest challenge with supply chain

In the current difficult market of low oil price, can we afford to be penny-wise and pound-foolish?

Let their hair down: Investment that pays back

We're all human: commercial director Mike Gaskin talks about leadership and team-building in a difficult market

Cutting costs: Why we’re all in it together

Whenever times get tough in the oil and gas industry it’s the big boys that take the blame but, more often than not, it’s the ...

Innovation: Speaking the same language

If it’s not broken, why fix it?

The Budget: A step in the right direction

"The Budget contained some good news for an oil and gas industry that’s been operating under dark clouds for several months."

Smart thinking at Subsea Expo: It all figures

“The figures for Subsea Expo 2015 make for impressive reading. Around 6,500 people – up 23% on last year – visited the event at Aberdeen ...