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Published: Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Seanamic Group has today announced its acquisition of Flexlife, the specialists in the integrity management of flexible pipelines and umbilicals.

Seanamic, which is backed by the Piper Jaffray-managed Simmons Private Equity II (SPE II) fund, has acquired the share capital of Flexlife’s trading businesses in both the UK and US.

Flexlife’s CEO Garry Millard, who joined the business in 2014, said: “Being part of the Seanamic Group opens Flexlife up to a new and invigorating future. We can go forward confident of financial stability, to explore growth opportunities in Subsea Integrity Management and continue our successful history of R&D. Our customers will have access to a unique portfolio of products and services from diverse companies, resulting in a simplified and more efficient supply chain.”

Flexlife operates from offices in Aberdeen and Houston, and its technology is being used globally.

Founded in 2014, the Seanamic Group comprises Caley Ocean Systems, IMES International and Umbilicals International, and serves clients in the international energy, defence and seismic industries. The Group employs more than 120 staff in the UK and Houston.

Martin Barnes, CEO of the Seanamic Group, added: “This is a significant step in the evolution of Seanamic. Our customers now have access to proven subsea monitoring and repair technologies and specialist subsea engineering. Our combined engineering capabilities and advanced monitoring technologies means we can offer a fully integrated Subsea Integrity Management service to support the performance and life extension of flexible and umbilical assets. I would like to welcome Flexlife to the Group, and am looking forward to working with Garry and his team as we enter this new chapter.”

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Published: Thursday, 19 October 2017

Two more FlexDefend® annulus venting collars have been successfully installed offshore and outer sheath repairs performed for flexible risers with annulus venting problems that leads to a burst outer sheath in the splash zone.

Regular annulus testing with the FlexScout® equipment can catch these issues before a burst happens.

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Published: Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Flexlife and Rio Analytics of Brazil will sign an agreement to develop technology in the subsea sector.

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Published: Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Flexlife have successfully transitioned to ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 as well as continuing certification to OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO/TS 29001. 

Published: Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Kirk Francis, Regional Director of Flexlife North America, will present two papers on behalf of Flexlife:


ASSET INTEGRITY II: Inspection & Monitoring (V. 4) Monday June 26 14:00 Regency AB

Combined Advanced Inspection & Analysis Method for Flexible Riser Remnant Life Assessment

This paper presents the methodology used by Flexlife to assess the life extension of flexible risers using advanced inspection techniques such as FlexScan UT scanning of a flexible riser annulus combined with analysis.


ASSET INTEGRITY III: Corrosion 1 (V. 4) Monday June 26 16:20 Regency AB

Use of Corrosion-Mitigating Thixotropic Gel for Riser Abandonment Inside Pull-Tube

This paper presents the use of FlexGel inside a Pull-Tube in the USA Gulf of Mexico to prevent further degradation of an abandoned flexible riser with known outer sheath damage in the splash zone. 


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