We pioneer new ways to make pipelay, inspection and intervention quicker, safer and cleaner for the global energy industry.

Cortez Subsea Flexible Pipelay

Transforming the industry landscape with designed and patented pipeline solutions, the most advanced Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and state-of-the-art software packages.


Cortez Subsea will reduce the cost of your subsea pipelay in mature and shallow water regions by utilising proven, safe and clean alternatives to traditional rigid and flexible pipeline solutions.


We work to improve conventional pipeline and platform inspection daily, bringing it into the digital age, with state-of-the-art technology.


  • Advance Technology
  • Maximise Value
  • Optimise Costs
  • Exceed Expectations


Our company blog & latest announcements

29th Jul 2019

The best ideas can be found in unusual places

The energy sector has made great strides in recovering reserves from the deepest depths of the ocean with advanced techniques and technologies.

The demand for more complex solutions to overcome challenges increases daily, as does the desire to develop them.

Investment in research and development (R&D) is key in driving the sector forward but it’s also important that existing technology from both inside and outside the industry is optimised.

At Cortez Subsea we pride ourselves in creative collaboration to provide the best possible service and utilise state-of-the-art technologies for quicker, safer and cleaner solutions.
21st Jun 2019

Zap-Lok™ and MPS® presented as key technology at Oil & Gas Asia 2019

Our Director and General Manager in Asia, Murray Ross, presented the benefits of our technology at the Oil & Gas Asia Conference in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.

Murray was invited by Subsea UK to contribute to its session which addressed issues and shared the latest developments in the energy industry.

Cortez has been working with NOV-Tuboscope for many years to deliver Zap-Lok™ mechanical connectors to the Malaysian and worldwide offshore market for pipelay which is faster, stronger and cheaper.

The Zap-Lok™ technology is proven with more than 7000km of subsea hydrocarbon pipelines installed worldwide and zero recorded failures in operation of over 70,000 joints.

A challenging environment can render traditional techniques inefficient, uneconomic or impossible, and Murray explained how this solution can offer a weld-free alternative to improve safety, dramatically cut costs and reduce our carbon footprint.

The event included other speakers from Wood and Enpro Subsea and delegates heard about many ingenious technologies transforming our industry daily.
20th May 2019

Five Reasons to Lay Zap-Lok™ and MPS® Pipelines

A vast volume of subsea pipelines are planned and built every year to bring the world’s energy supplies from the seabed to the surface.  In an industry continuing to adjust to new norms, its vital we work together to drive the adoption of ingenious technology to make the process smarter.

Welding is the predominant method for fabricating pipe systems across the sector.  But there are several applications where traditional welded pipe connections become inefficient, uneconomic or impossible.  Cortez Subsea works with NOV-Tuboscope to pioneer Zap-Lok™ mechanical connectors into new markets for pipelay which is faster, stronger and cheaper.

30th Apr 2019

Team Boost for Cortez Subsea

Cortez has more than doubled its team across Aberdeen and Kuala Lumpur (KL) after being awarded a contract to lay the first ever subsea pipeline using mechanical connectors offshore Malaysia.

The work will be jointly executed with Alam Maritim Resources Berhad under our consortium agreement and Cortez will deliver the engineering, procurement and operational activities from our office in KL.
1st Apr 2019

Cortez Subsea Limited Contract Award in support of the Pipeline System for Tembikai Non-Associated Gas Development

Aberdeen, 1st April 2019 – Cortez Subsea Limited have been awarded a contract by Alam Maritim Sdn. Bhd. to support their recently awarded Pipeline System for Tembikai Non-Associated Gas (TNAG) Development by Vestigo Petroleum Sdn. Bhd.

Cortez Subsea, under its consortium agreement with Alam Maritim will jointly execute the project scope of work covering the engineering, procurement and operational activities from their offices in Kuala Lumpur. The work starts immediately and is targeted for completion in Q4 2019.