Services company Subsea 7 announced it has acquired 4Subsea, a provider of technology and services that delivers decision support to oil and gas and offshore wind operators.
4Subsea will function autonomously within Subsea 7, maintaining an independent brand and management team. 4Subsea's Peter Jenkins will continue in his role as CEO of the company.
4Subsea will support Subsea 7 in delivering advanced digital solutions to customers within Life of Field and Field Development contracts and be a key contributor to the ongoing digital transformation of Subsea 7 business delivery, the company said.
Stuart Fitzgerald, Executive VP - Alliances and Strategy, Subsea 7, said, "We regard the acquisition of 4Subsea as an important opportunity for Subsea 7 to expand its digital capability and offering. 4Subsea digital insights will create value for Subsea 7 in both our services provided to customers, and to improve efficiency within our own operations and delivery.
"4Subsea's experienced team of subsea domain experts and data scientists provides innovative digital solutions to energy operators, reducing operational risk, cost and providing actionable insights."
An early priority project will be a joint effort between Subsea 7 and 4Subsea toward monitoring of key operational data on Subsea 7 vessels, contributing to the digitalization of its marine operations. With the use of advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence, 4Subsea will deliver key insights and decision support with digital twins, in order to optimize these activities.
Jenkins said the integration provides an opportunity for 4Subsea to scale its technology and services to a larger market.
"We aim to combine our ability to deliver quick and targeted business value within well intervention, drilling, subsea operations, and offshore wind with Subsea 7's strong position as a leading player within the subsea and renewables market," he said.
"We believe there is significant value to energy operators in combining our services with Subsea 7's Field Development and Life of Field business. In addition, we can create value within Subsea 7 with the vessel monitoring project, in the same way we have developed digital twins for subsea production and drilling."