Reflex Marine

Offshore Personnel Transfer Solutions

1400 Broadfield,
Houston, Texas,
77084 United States of America

Reflex Marine provides innovative and risk focused crew transfer solutions, delivering value to our clients by setting the highest possible standards for offshore personnel transfer. Established in 1992, our first target was to raise the standard for one of the most important, and yet often neglected, areas of offshore operations – the safe transfer of personnel by crane.

The Frog – marine personnel transfer capsule

In 1995 Reflex Marine launched a new marine transfer capsule to the oil and gas industry. The launch followed an extensive, risk-based review of existing crane transfer operations and the most rigorous testing and verification program ever performed on equipment used for moving people by crane. The design of the Frog addresses the four main risks associated with transferring personnel by crane – the seats and seat-belts virtually eliminate the risk of personnel falling mid-transfer, the feet and the suspension under the seats protect against heavy landings, the frame protects against lateral impacts and the buoyancy ensures that the Frog is self-righting and floats if immersed in water. The Frog provides the industry with a significantly safer means of transferring personnel by crane and has set a new benchmark in this area.

The Frog has now been extensively used by most major oil companies in diverse conditions. These companies have performed millions of routine transfers around the world, including high profile projects in the Atlantic Frontier, North Sea, Mediterranean, Canada, South East Asia, Australia, Russia and the Caspian Sea. It has also gained a reputation as a highly effective tool for down-manning, evacuation and MedEvac situations.

Crew access solutions

Reflex Marine can provide the following services:

  • Risk evaluations
  • Operational reviews (desk and onsite reviews are offered)
  • Development of field / installation assessments
  • Shore-based or onsite training
  • Crane inspections
  • Vessel inspections

Reflex Marine also undertakes systematic reviews of crew access arrangements to help our clients develop strategies and operational practices to better manage crew transfer-related risks. Reflex Marine also works with other lifting and marine specialists to produce a best practice approach that provides safe and cost-effective solutions for your operations.

Commitment to quality

Reflex Marine is totally committed to providing the highest quality products, services, training and operational support. As a result of this, and the Frog’s extensive and impressive track record, marine transfers can now be carried out with confidence and the conviction that all reasonable steps to ensuring personnel safety have been taken. You can now make a better choice for your company and protect your personnel in the field.

Offshore Crew Supply

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Reflex Marine Focused on Increasing Safety in Offshore Decommissioning

Reflex Marine continue to share knowledge and improve standards of safety across the offshore industry with their series of live webinars. In February, they explore the subject of decommissioning and how personnel access technologies can support the ever-changing demands of this sector.

Reflex Marine Launching Podcast Series

Following the success of their popular webinar series discussing the challenges and solutions relating to personnel transfer and access in offshore industries, Reflex Marine launches a series of daily podcasts split into two streams.

Reflex Marine presenting at Shell’s Global Lifting Meeting

Reflex Marine is the first company to officially participate in Shell’s Global Lifting Meeting, with the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Technical Director Philip Strong presenting at the exclusive safety-focused event.

Reflex Marine Celebrate Record Demand for Transfer Devices

An increasing awareness of greater safety in marine personnel transfer has led to record demand for the FROG and TORO crew transfer devices from recognised expert in the field, Reflex Marine. Last year’s Icelandic volcanic ash cloud, which resulted in the grounding of several helicopte

Reflex Marine Launches Inspection and Maintenance Courses for FROG and TORO

Offshore Technicians can learn how to correctly inspect and maintain their marine personnel transfer devices at training courses organised by offshore access specialist Reflex Marine. The new program has been developed in response to the considerable interest and demand from operators around the

Reflex Marine Celebrates 10th Anniversary of FROG Crew Transfer Device

Reflex Marine, a recognised expert in marine personnel transfer, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its groundbreaking FROG crew transfer device, which has revolutionised marine personnel transfer in the energy industry. More than 450 FROGs are now used in the world's major oil pro

Reflex Marine to Attend the 15th North Sea Cranes and Lifting Conference

Reflex Marine, a specialist in risk-focused crew transfer solutions, will be attending the 15th North Sea Cranes and Lifting Conference, which will be held 27-29 April 2010 in Aberdeen, Scotland. To find out how Reflex Marine's offshore personnel transfer services can benefit your opera

Reflex Marine Launches TORO Transfer Device to US Market

Recognised as the global expert in marine personnel transfer, Reflex Marine recently launched its revolutionary TORO personnel transfer device to the US market with a demonstration, hosted by its service partner, Energy Cranes, at its facility in Houston, Texas. Each of the two demonst

Reflex Marine Meets Mexican President to Outline Regional Growth Plans

Recognised global experts in marine personnel transfer, Reflex Marine, highlighted its plans to increase company activity in Mexico during a recent Mexican presidential visit to Aberdeen. Reflex Marine’s business development director, David Brittan, met with President Felipe Calderon a

Reflex Marine Frog Activity Signals Increase in Crane Transfers

Recognised global experts in marine personnel transfer, Reflex Marine, has announced that 14 Frogs have gone into service offshore Africa in March and April 2009. This is a record level of activity for the company for one month and brings the total number of Frogs in use in Africa to 70.

Reflex Marine Introduces TORO™, a Personnel Transfer Innovation

Reflex Marine, the global expert in marine personnel transfer, revolutionised the safety of offshore workers ten years ago with the introduction of the Frog, which has been used to carry out millions of safe crane transfers globally. Today, Reflex Marine announces the launch of the ne

Reflex Marine Appoints New Board Member

Reflex Marine, the global expert in marine personnel transfer, has appointed a new board member to help meet the demands of global growth, particularly in the Americas, and diversification of the company’s products and service portfolio. David Brittan, a graduate of mechanical engineer

Crane Transfer Safety II Seminar, Aberdeen, 15th September 2008

After last year's successful event, Reflex Marine will now be running a follow up seminar, incorporating topics suggested by the audience. Our focus will continue to be personnel crane transfers, but touching upon current discussions such as; evaluation options, decommissions and reconstruction o

The New Frog-6 High Capacity Transfer Capsule

In response to requests from our clients, Reflex Marine has now developed the Frog–6, a high capacity unit for six passengers. This new unit is specifically designed to provide substantially increased transfer rates. Operators benefit from reduced crew change times, and, as vessels and cranes are

The ‘Swing Factor’ – a key risk during crane transfers

What is the ‘Swing Factor’? All forms of transfer to offshore installations involve risk. Analysis of past incidents relating to traditional basket transfers has highlighted one specific risk area that warrants particular focus. The dynamic motions of a vessel make it d

Fleet of Frogs for Pride in Angola

Global expert in marine transfer, Reflex Marine Ltd, has secured a contract with Pride International Inc, one of the world’s largest drilling contractors, for the delivery of several Frog™ high safety personnel transfer capsules to offshore Angola. Pride International will deploy the th

GlobalSantaFe Opts for Safer Transfer Solution

GlobalSantaFe has selected the Frog„· personnel transfer system for its ultra deepwater drillship (rated to 10 0000 ft) C.R. Luigs, currently operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The Frog, supplied by international experts in marine transfer, Reflex Marine, will help GSF to minimise the risks when tr

The Gap… Striving for Excellence in Marine Personnel Transfer

By Roger Catherall, director, Reflex Marine Millions of crew transfers take place each year and whether they are achieved by boat or helicopter, crew transfer remains one of the areas of greatest risk in offshore operations. Every year, similar numbers of personnel are

Norwegian Operators Upgrade to Frogs

"When we first started working with Norwegian operators, it was very encouraging to see their readiness to look at data objectively and take positive steps to introduce a risk-based approach to their operations," comments Philip Strong, Managing Director of Reflex Marine Limited. <

Reducing Incidents During Crew Transfers

When Charlie leaves his house to go offshore for two weeks he knows his family are as safe as they can be. He has smoke detectors fitted, a security alarm and fire extinguishers in the kitchen and garage. He drives to his check-in in his faithful pick up. It has ABS brakes, four wheel drive in

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