Subsea Technologies Welcomes New Chairman

Subsea Technologies has appointed Mark Vorenkamp as chairman with immediate effect.

Mark's career in the offshore oil and gas industry spans nearly 40 years

He began his UK-based oil and gas career in 1973 and for 7 years managed a fleet of offshore vessels in the North Sea and West Africa, for Acadian Shipping in Edinburgh.

Mark has a 30-year track record in the subsea survey industry, and has held the position of managing director of Brown & Root's international survey division, Subsea Offshore Survey and Fugro-UDI.

He was a founding partner in 2000 of deepwater survey and positioning company Century Subsea Ltd which was acquired by DOF Subsea UK in 2006 to become the cornerstone of their operations in the UK and Gulf of Mexico. Mark is also a non-executive director of PanGeo Subsea Inc, a Canadian company developing innovative acoustic 3D and 4D imaging technology.

STL specializes in subsea well intervention and well control. Among STL's purpose-built technology is the High Angle Emergency Disconnect Package and the Stackable Lightweight Intervention Connector (SLIC), and the company also offers a bespoke well access product and system-level design and manufacturing service.

As STL chairman, Mr Vorenkamp will focus on strategy and marketing. He said, "STL is an exceptional company with a talented and dedicated team whose engineering achievements in subsea intervention technology have already placed them at the forefront of the market.

"I am looking forward to working with the team and helping take STL forward."

STL managing director Drummond Lawson said, "It is a privilege to have Mark join us — his extensive commercial experience and detailed knowledge of this market make him an invaluable addition to our management team."