July 31, 2017

DeepOcean has acquired French company Searov Offshore SAS based in Frontignan in southern France, and has expanded its presence in West Africa. Searov, established in 2008, is an agile and cost effective ROV service provider with a strong focus on West Africa. The company owns and operates ten Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) from its operating bases in Pointe Noire, Congo and Port Gentil, Gabon. Searov has a proven track record of delivering inspection, maintenance and repair and construction support services to a variety of international oil companies in West Africa.
“This acquisition will allow DeepOcean to expand its West Africa operations from its current operations in Ghana into other countries in West Africa such as Congo, Gabon and Ivory Coast. Africa is a key region for DeepOcean and building a platform for the provision of life-of-field subsea services to our customers is one of our main strategic objectives. We are excited that Searov’s President Maxime Cerramon has decided to join DeepOcean. Maxime will play a key role in DeepOcean’s Africa activities”, said Henk van den IJssel, DeepOcean’s Managing Director for the Africa region.
Searov Offshore SAS is a French company specialized in inspection and submarine work by underwater robots or ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) with operational in Europe and Africa using local branches in the Congo and Gabon to ensure rapid response, logistical support and quality of operational monitoring. (Source: DeepOcean)