Viper Subsea Technology, Portishead
Viper Subsea Technology started trading in July 2007 with three staff based in an old converted barn in Tickenham. By January 2009, they had moved to more modern, newly built offices in Portishead. Five years later, they have moved to even larger offices, still in Portishead, and are employing around 40 members of staff.
Viper Subsea is a ‘subsea engineering’ company that provides consultancy services and innovative products to the subsea oil and gas sector. Its customers range from the international and independent oil companies to other ‘first tier’ suppliers to those oil companies. Viper Subsea’s products are designed in-house and provide highly reliable, and novel solutions to address the challenges of installing, operating and maintaining equipment on the seabed for periods in excess of 25 years. The products focus on the distribution of electrical power, hydraulic fluids, chemicals and optical fibres on the seabed in order to enable the control of oil and gas production equipment. With significant expenditure in Research and Development, new products are regularly being introduced to the subsea market resulting in significant year on year growth.
Viper Subsea has established a reputation within the oil and gas industry for excellence and innovative solutions and has secured long term engineering consultancy contracts with three of the five ‘super-major’ oil companies. The products, growth, and success of the company was recognised in February 2011 when they won the prestigious Subsea UK award for the ‘New Enterprise of the year’. This was an impressive achievement within an industry which is worth over £7 billion per annum in the UK alone.
Viper Subsea has also won the Technology Innovation of the Year category at the National Private Business Awards 2014. For more information visit our news item (16 September 2014).
Viper Subsea has been successful in exporting its expertise and products with a rapidly expanding international client base. Contracts have been won that have resulted in equipment use in subsea locations offshore Brazil, USA, Australia, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and the Caribbean as well as in the home waters of the North Sea. For more information visit our news item (4 September 2014).
Although a satellite office has been opened in Aberdeen, Portishead remains the head office for the company with plenty of local office space for the planned expansion. Since the clients are located worldwide, the selection of North Somerset as the company’s primary base was an easy decision – excellent international connections and regular flights from Bristol Airport, easy access to the M4 and M5 coupled with a good working environment to attract staff.
Viper Subsea Technology, Unit 3A, Marine View Office Park, 45 Martingale Way, Portishead BS20 7AW.
Telephone: 01275 787 878
Fax: 01275 460 580