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Proserv has launched a new subsea sampling cylinder that can improve the quality of results and reduce risks normally associated with sample transfer. Based on existing technology, the Proserv Subsea Sampling Cylinder is the world’s first fully qualified and certified ‘for shipping’ sample cylinder to be deployed in a subsea environment. The system accurately captures well properties throughout the lifetime of a field. Read more…

On 6 March 2017 15 ACE Apprentices will celebrate their graduation after completing a four-year Modern Apprenticeship with the company.  The ACE Winches Apprenticeship Programme was set up over 20 years ago to provide a succession of young talent to the company. The company has been working in collaboration with ITCA, spanning over 15 years, in the delivery of its three Modern Apprenticeship Programmes in Craft, Technical and Business. Read more…

Interventek Subsea Engineering has signed a two year exclusive deal with Louisiana-based Professional Rental Tools LLC (PRT) to supply its innovative in‑riser Revolution valve for well intervention operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Interventek will supply its 6.375” 15,000psi valves to PRT this summer. Read more…

Control Risks and International SOS have introduced an addition to their range of training resources for organisations – the Cyber and Information Security for Travellers course. This eLearning course aims to create greater awareness and understanding of cyber and information security threats, and provide advice and guidance on how business travellers can reduce their exposure to the risk of data theft. The online course is scalable, easily accessible and interactive, and is, importantly, designed by experts in cyber, information and travel security experts from the two organisations. Read more…

International SOS has revealed the results of the 2017 Business Impact of Travel Risk survey. Key findings, from the survey of European executives, include that travel security risk mitigation programmes are undermined by a lack of effective communication, with 70 per cent of respondents planning to address this in 2017, and 60% have only a partial or no understanding at all of medical threats faced by their mobile workforce. Read more…

The Health and Safety Executive has initiated, and will lead, a shared research project with industry that aims to improve collective knowledge and understanding of the long-term integrity of engineered composite repairs. The extent and use of engineered composite repairs on both onshore and offshore structures has increased dramatically in recent years. While such repairs have so far proven satisfactory, greater understanding is required as to their long-term performance and integrity, particularly where they may be used in safety critical applications. This 24-month project underlines HSE’s ongoing commitment to partner with industry and support science and research to address a range of cross-sector safety issues. Read more…

International SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company, has been awarded the ISO/TS 13131:2014 certification, for the high standards of its TeleHealth services.  This is the second consecutive year International SOS has achieved this benchmark.  Awarded by BSI (British Standards Institution), the scheme was launched last year and sets out quality criteria for the delivery of telehealth services.  The BSI auditor assessed remote medical assistance, clinical governance and quality management protocols, the ability to meet legal requirements and to protect patient data. Read more…

Xodus Group has won a contract with North Sea operator Apache to deliver subsea engineering services for two new infill well developments at the Nevis and Skene fields in the Northern North Sea. The project includes a novel idea of designing and fabricating spools with no requirement for metrology focusing on time and effort savings. Read more…

Aberdeen-headquartered energy services company Proserv has secured contracts valued at more than $12 million (around £10 million) so far this year and has revealed plans for further international growth with new bases in Saudi Arabia and India. The wins include a significant contract with a global oil and gas operator for the delivery of a three well subsea control system in Indonesia. For a Middle East operator, Proserv will design, engineer and manufacture chemical injection systems and the company has also secured a decommissioning project in the Far East for platform and subsea well severance. Read more… 

ACE Winches, has secured a spooling contract with Oceaneering for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project. The contract will be the first time ACE Winches’ newly developed 500te reel drive system is used. The tool is an upgrade of its existing 400te system that has been engineered and manufactured at ACE Winches facilities in Aberdeenshire. Read more…

Bilfinger Salamis UK has secured a significant contract extension, securing employment for over 150 personnel. The contract extension is for a period of three years, with the option to extend for a further two years. Read more…

The Veolia-Peterson partnership has been awarded two platform decommissioning contracts for recycling at their facility in Great Yarmouth. With an aim of reaching 96 per cent recycling rates the work to recycle materials and assets is expected to begin in spring 2017 when the platforms arrive onshore. Read more…

Kishorn Port Ltd, the joint venture that is seeking to resurrect the redundant oil fabrication yard at Kishorn on the west coast of Scotland, has commenced the first phase of re-instating the dry dock on the site. With the continuing support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, a contract has been issued to Harris Pye, a Welsh marine engineering company, to trial the dock gates which were last opened when the Skye Bridge caissons were constructed there in 1993. Read more…

Schlumberger has announced the acquisition of Peak Well Systems (Peak), a leading specialist in the design and development of advanced downhole tools for flow control, well intervention and well integrity. The addition of Peak’s mechanical and remedial solutions for cased-hole well intervention strengthens the Schlumberger production services portfolio with a broader offering of mechanical services to its global customers. Read more…

Expro, has strengthened its well abandonment services with the appointment of senior project manager, Bill Inglis. Expro launched four new business capabilities last year, including fully integrated well abandonment services encompassing late-life reservoir management, permanent reservoir abandonment and post abandonment monitoring. Bill brings more than 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, including drilling and completions superintendent for Hess Denmark, as well as single point accountability (SPA) wells decommissioning, for BP. This included a range of onshore and offshore decommissioning activity across the Schiehallion Claw, Don and Magnus fields. Read more…

NEL, the flow measurement R&D specialist, has developed a novel method for calculating Reynolds numbers in real-time using a differential pressure flow meter, delivering increased confidence in measurement results and fiscal accuracy. Read more…

ACE Winches is pleased to announce it has achieved a five star grading in the British Safety Council’s Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit. ACE Winches underwent a detailed, quantified and objective evaluation of its occupational health and safety management system, with its performance measured against a number of key safety management indicators. Read more…

A new interactive training course for media and production crews operating in dangerous environments has been launched aiming to provide life-saving skills through dynamic simulations. Designed by former Special Forces medical experts at Iqarus, who have decades of experience of supporting media teams, the Media Operations Emergency Training provides the equipment and skills to manage life threatening traumatic injuries and acute illness. Read more…

International energy logistics provider Peterson has been awarded a contract for marine services by ENGIE E&P UK Limited.  The contract, managed out of Aberdeen, covers the provision of marine warranty and assurance services in support of ENGIE’s operations across the UK Continental Shelf. Read more…

Well management and performance improvement specialist Exceed has reported a positive year in 2016, including a recruitment drive resulting from increased activity both internationally and in the North Sea. Read more…

Proserv launches new subsea sampling innovation

Proserv has launched a new subsea sampling cylinder that can improve the quality of results and reduce risks normally associated with sample transfer. Based on existing technology, the Proserv Subsea Sampling Cylinder is the world’s first fully qualified and certified ‘for shipping’ sample cylinder to be deployed in a subsea environment. The system accurately captures well properties throughout the lifetime of a field. Read more…

ACE Winches and ITCA mark Modern Apprentices 2017 graduation

On 6 March 2017 15 ACE Apprentices will celebrate their graduation after completing a four-year Modern Apprenticeship with the company.  The ACE Winches Apprenticeship Programme was set up over 20 years ago to provide a succession of young talent to the company. The company has been working in collaboration with ITCA, spanning over 15 years, in the delivery of its three Modern Apprenticeship Programmes in Craft, Technical and Business. Read more…

Interventek agrees exclusive Gulf of Mexico supply deal with PRT for its 15k in‑riser revolution valve

Interventek Subsea Engineering has signed a two year exclusive deal with Louisiana-based Professional Rental Tools LLC (PRT) to supply its innovative in‑riser Revolution valve for well intervention operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Interventek will supply its 6.375” 15,000psi valves to PRT this summer. Read more…

International SOS provides course on cyber and information security for business travellers

Control Risks and International SOS have introduced an addition to their range of training resources for organisations – the Cyber and Information Security for Travellers course. This eLearning course aims to create greater awareness and understanding of cyber and information security threats, and provide advice and guidance on how business travellers can reduce their exposure to the risk of data theft. The online course is scalable, easily accessible and interactive, and is, importantly, designed by experts in cyber, information and travel security experts from the two organisations. Read more…

International SOS reveals results from 2017 Business Impact of Travel Risk survey

International SOS has revealed the results of the 2017 Business Impact of Travel Risk survey. Key findings, from the survey of European executives, include that travel security risk mitigation programmes are undermined by a lack of effective communication, with 70 per cent of respondents planning to address this in 2017, and 60% have only a partial or no understanding at all of medical threats faced by their mobile workforce. Read more…

HSE launches shared research project on engineered composite repairs

The Health and Safety Executive has initiated, and will lead, a shared research project with industry that aims to improve collective knowledge and understanding of the long-term integrity of engineered composite repairs. The extent and use of engineered composite repairs on both onshore and offshore structures has increased dramatically in recent years. While such repairs have so far proven satisfactory, greater understanding is required as to their long-term performance and integrity, particularly where they may be used in safety critical applications. This 24-month project underlines HSE’s ongoing commitment to partner with industry and support science and research to address a range of cross-sector safety issues. Read more…

International SOS Telehealth service awarded ISO certification for industry leading best practice

International SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company, has been awarded the ISO/TS 13131:2014 certification, for the high standards of its TeleHealth services.  This is the second consecutive year International SOS has achieved this benchmark.  Awarded by BSI (British Standards Institution), the scheme was launched last year and sets out quality criteria for the delivery of telehealth services.  The BSI auditor assessed remote medical assistance, clinical governance and quality management protocols, the ability to meet legal requirements and to protect patient data. Read more…

Xodus wins subsea contract with Apache

Xodus Group has won a contract with North Sea operator Apache to deliver subsea engineering services for two new infill well developments at the Nevis and Skene fields in the Northern North Sea. The project includes a novel idea of designing and fabricating spools with no requirement for metrology focusing on time and effort savings. Read more…

Strong start to 2017 for Proserv with new contracts and global expansion

Aberdeen-headquartered energy services company Proserv has secured contracts valued at more than $12 million (around £10 million) so far this year and has revealed plans for further international growth with new bases in Saudi Arabia and India. The wins include a significant contract with a global oil and gas operator for the delivery of a three well subsea control system in Indonesia. For a Middle East operator, Proserv will design, engineer and manufacture chemical injection systems and the company has also secured a decommissioning project in the Far East for platform and subsea well severance. Read more… 

ACE Winches secures spooling contract with Oceaneering

ACE Winches, has secured a spooling contract with Oceaneering for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project. The contract will be the first time ACE Winches’ newly developed 500te reel drive system is used. The tool is an upgrade of its existing 400te system that has been engineered and manufactured at ACE Winches facilities in Aberdeenshire. Read more…

Bilfinger’s North Sea contract extension secures 150 jobs

Bilfinger Salamis UK has secured a significant contract extension, securing employment for over 150 personnel. The contract extension is for a period of three years, with the option to extend for a further two years. Read more…

First rigs to arrive for decommissioning in Great Yarmouth

The Veolia-Peterson partnership has been awarded two platform decommissioning contracts for recycling at their facility in Great Yarmouth. With an aim of reaching 96 per cent recycling rates the work to recycle materials and assets is expected to begin in spring 2017 when the platforms arrive onshore. Read more…

Kishorn Port invests £500k in its dry dock

Kishorn Port Ltd, the joint venture that is seeking to resurrect the redundant oil fabrication yard at Kishorn on the west coast of Scotland, has commenced the first phase of re-instating the dry dock on the site. With the continuing support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, a contract has been issued to Harris Pye, a Welsh marine engineering company, to trial the dock gates which were last opened when the Skye Bridge caissons were constructed there in 1993. Read more…

Schlumberger acquires Peak Well Systems

Schlumberger has announced the acquisition of Peak Well Systems (Peak), a leading specialist in the design and development of advanced downhole tools for flow control, well intervention and well integrity. The addition of Peak’s mechanical and remedial solutions for cased-hole well intervention strengthens the Schlumberger production services portfolio with a broader offering of mechanical services to its global customers. Read more…

Expro strengthens well abandonment services with senior project manager appointment

Expro, has strengthened its well abandonment services with the appointment of senior project manager, Bill Inglis. Expro launched four new business capabilities last year, including fully integrated well abandonment services encompassing late-life reservoir management, permanent reservoir abandonment and post abandonment monitoring. Bill brings more than 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, including drilling and completions superintendent for Hess Denmark, as well as single point accountability (SPA) wells decommissioning, for BP. This included a range of onshore and offshore decommissioning activity across the Schiehallion Claw, Don and Magnus fields. Read more…

NEL helps oil and gas industry reduce financial burden of heavy oil measurement

NEL, the flow measurement R&D specialist, has developed a novel method for calculating Reynolds numbers in real-time using a differential pressure flow meter, delivering increased confidence in measurement results and fiscal accuracy. Read more…

ACE Winches celebrates a five star grading in the British Safety Council’s occupational health and safety audit

ACE Winches is pleased to announce it has achieved a five star grading in the British Safety Council’s Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit. ACE Winches underwent a detailed, quantified and objective evaluation of its occupational health and safety management system, with its performance measured against a number of key safety management indicators. Read more…

Iqarus launches interactive medical training for media working in remote and dangerous locations

A new interactive training course for media and production crews operating in dangerous environments has been launched aiming to provide life-saving skills through dynamic simulations. Designed by former Special Forces medical experts at Iqarus, who have decades of experience of supporting media teams, the Media Operations Emergency Training provides the equipment and skills to manage life threatening traumatic injuries and acute illness. Read more…

Peterson awarded marine services contract with ENGIE

International energy logistics provider Peterson has been awarded a contract for marine services by ENGIE E&P UK Limited.  The contract, managed out of Aberdeen, covers the provision of marine warranty and assurance services in support of ENGIE’s operations across the UK Continental Shelf. Read more…

New partnerships and increased activity make 2016 a success for Exceed

Well management and performance improvement specialist Exceed has reported a positive year in 2016, including a recruitment drive resulting from increased activity both internationally and in the North Sea. Read more…

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