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Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Flexlife has been chosen to conduct life extension verification for seven dry tree unbonded flexible pipe jumpers for a UK operator.  Our life extension services and offshore inspection and verification testing will be completed with the pipes in situ, eliminating the risks and expenses associated with regular onshore hydrostatic testing. 

Published: Tuesday, 23 January 2018

We would like to welcome Paul Chittenden as Business Development Manager to our office in Houston.  Paul has extensive experience in the energy industry, having held similar roles at Proceanic, Pulse Monitoring Systems and GE Oil and Gas. 

Kirk Francis, Regional Director for Flexlife, said: "Paul's skills will be invaluable as our office in Houston continues to grow.  He has a vital role as we take on new projects, and cement our combined asset integrity management capabilities in the Seanamic Group. 

Paul is pictured (centre) with Chris Kuykendall and Linda Villa who recently joined Group firm Umbilicals International as Sales and Procurement Managers. 


Published: Friday, 01 December 2017

The Seanamic Group has appointed subsea boss Alan Brunnen as its new Chairman.

Mr Brunnen has more than 30 years’ experience in the international energy industry, having previously undertaken senior management positions with subsea and engineering businesses.

He takes over the role from David Pridden, who resigned from the post in October due to an ongoing illness.

Martin Barnes, CEO of the Seanamic Group, said: “Alan’s depth of experience in the global subsea sector brings a new dynamic to the Seanamic Group.  His commercial and project-orientated perspective will be invaluable as we move forward with our integrated service offering.  On behalf of the Board and our management team, I’d like to welcome him to the Group, and I look forward to working with him in the future.”

Seanamic employs more than 140 people across Group companies Caley Ocean Systems, IMES International, Umbilicals International and Flexlife, and serves clients in the energy, defence, seismic and oceanographic science industries.  The Group is backed by the Piper Jaffray-managed Simmons Private Equity.

Newly appointed Chairman Mr Brunnen said: “There are significant long-term opportunities in the markets which the Seanamic Group serves, despite the surrounding uncertain operating environments.  The Group has a strong management team, sound business fundamentals and supportive investors: three factors which indicate the potential for strong business performance.  I am looking forward to working with Seanamic’s stakeholders as we take this promising Group forward.”  

Alan Brunnen Chairman Seanamic Group

Published: Tuesday, 09 January 2018

Flexlife has been selected to design, supply and install FlexSentinel monitoring systems for three floating production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.  The systems will provide annulus monitoring for six flexible risers. 


Our FlexSentinel annulus monitoring system provides real-time data, trending and alarms for flexible riser permeation rates and outer sheath integrity.  Understanding the condition of a flexible riser’s annulus is a vital component of integrity maintenance.  The order of these systems has shown our client's commitment to long-term safety and asset integrity.

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.”

Flexlife Seanamic


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