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Joining Wood Group from his position as Amec Foster Wheeler’s managing director for upstream asset solutions, Alan brings almost three decades of North Sea, Southern North Sea and Caspian oil & gas experience.

A long-standing member of Step Change in Safety’s leadership team and former co-chair of the organisation’s asset integrity steering group, Alan was chairman of the Offshore Contractors’ Association until August, 2016; a position he held for three years. Read more…

Aker Solutions was awarded two framework agreements to provide concept and front-end engineering (FEED) services for BP globally. The first contract is for feasibility and concept engineering and the second is for FEED services covering the full range of upstream developments. Each agreement is for three years with options to extend for two years. The work will involve Aker Solutions teams globally. Read more…

Leading subsea training and trials facility, The Underwater Centre, Fort William, has picked up a top award at the 2017 Subsea UK Awards ceremony in Aberdeen (2 February). The Centre triumphed in the Innovation for Safety Award for its role in improving diver safety through its development of Commercial Enriched Air Nitrox training for the commercial diving sector. Read more…

Control of Work and Health and Safety Specialists, Cresent is delighted to announce that Warren Thomson, who joined the firm in 2012, has been appointed operations director and invited to join the board. Cresent finished the end of last year by successfully signing off the project completion documents on their first major nuclear contract, worth around £0.5 million. Newly appointed director, Warren, had overseen the delivery of the two-year project, from initial gap audit to handing over the bespoke safe system of work system and the associated training. Read more…

Petrofac is set to build on its provision of maintenance services for BP, following the award of a three-year extension to its existing contract in the North Sea. The contract, worth in the region of US$25million, was awarded following a competitive tender process. Under the agreement, Petrofac will continue to provide campaign maintenance and isolation valve sourcing scopes on BP’s North Sea assets, many of which the company has supported since 2009. Read more…

International energy logistics provider Peterson has been awarded a contract to provide integrated logistics for Ithaca Energy UK Limited. The contract, Peterson’s first with Ithaca, will be in support of the Harrier field development, which is part of the Ithaca operated Greater Stella Area, located in the heart of the Central Graben area of the Central North Sea. Read more…

Genesis has been awarded two frame agreement contracts by BP covering work in the Conceptual, Pre-FEED and FEED stages of the project lifecycle. Read more…

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Ithaca Energy UK Ltd (Ithaca) to provide helicopter services in support of their upcoming drilling project at the Harrier Well in Block 30/6. The operations are expected to start Q2 2017. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the harrier well, which is approximately 150nm from Aberdeen. Read more…

Total E&P UK Limited has awarded Prosafe a contract for the provision of the Safe Caledonia semi-submersible accommodation vessel at the Elgin-Franklin Facility in the UK sector of the North Sea. The firm period of the contract is 134 days plus additional 30 days option to extend with on-site operations planned to commence 15 May 2017. Read more…

A new on-demand wireless ribbon lighting system, designed to revolutionise diver safety and efficiency in remote subsea locations, has been launched following a collaboration between award-winning Scottish technology companies WFS Technologies Ltd and PhotoSynergy Ltd.  Read more…

EnQuest PLC has made a deal with BP to acquire an initial 25 per cent interest in the Magnus oil field as well as a 3 per cent interest in the Sullom Voe oil terminal (SVT) and supply facility. Also included is a 9 per cent interest in the Northern Leg Gas Pipeline (NLGP) and 3.8 per cent of the Ninian Pipeline System (NPS). EnQuest currently has existing interests of 3 per cent in SVT, 5.9 per cent in NLGP and 2.7 per cent in NPS. Read more…

Sparrows Group has built upon our recent success in securing work on newly developed fields with a contract to provide crane management services at the Kraken Field in the UK North Sea. Over three years, we will provide support during the pre-operations and operations phase aboard the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel being deployed at the field, approximately 125km east of the Shetland Islands. The Kraken Field is expected to deliver first oil this year. Read more…

Cyberhawk Innovations has completed its first internal and external structural inspection for the UK rail network. The inspection, which took place earlier this year, was completed over the course of two days at Rugby rail station in Warwickshire, England. Working with Network Rail Air Operation, Cyberhawk was appointed to complete the internal inspection, as well as the external inspection of the station, as part of its framework agreement with Network Rail. Read more…

Chevron North Sea Ltd has awarded Atkins a three year framework contract for structural integrity services across selected fixed and floating platforms in the UK North Sea. The contract covers assets including the Alba Northern platform and topsides of the Alba floating storage unit (the first to be purpose-built for the UK North Sea); the topsides of the Captain floating production, storage and offloading vessel, as well as the wellhead protector platform and bridge linked platform on the Captain field, and the Erskine platform. Read more…

TechnipFMC has announced that it is operating as a unified, combined company following completion of the merger of FMC Technologies and Technip. The merger creates a global leader in oil and gas projects, technologies, systems, and services that will enhance the performance of the world’s energy industry. Read more…

UK-headquartered GE Oil & Gas is providing subsea production systems to a project, which will develop oil and gas fields approximately 60km offshore from the western side of Ghana’s coast. Following first gas production in 2018, the new fields are expected to continuously feed Ghana’s thermal power plants for more than 20 years. The contract will support jobs in Aberdeen and Bristol. This is the first time a European export credit agency has supported a financing structure of this kind and it is UK Export Finance’s first direct loan for a project in Africa. Read more…

International energy logistics provider Peterson has appointed Sarah Forbes as director projects and innovation.  The appointment follows an investment by Peterson in Core 29, the project management and consultancy business founded by Ms Forbes in Aberdeen in 2012. Ms Forbes has 15 years’ industry experience in a number of senior roles focused on implementing innovative business systems and supporting organisations deliver improved efficiency and cost reductions through technology.

Iqarus, the global provider of intelligent health solutions in demanding and complex operating environments, has announced the appointment of Dr Rikard Moen as chief medical officer. In this newly created role, Dr Moen will oversee the company’s medical and clinical governance as well as provide strategic and technical operational support for the business and its clients. Read more…

Cyberhawk has welcomed Oil & Gas UK’s new guidelines on the use of drones in offshore environments. Cyberhawk played a key role in the drafting of the ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Management Standards and Guidelines’, which were produced by Oil & Gas UK in conjunction with a working group. As well as Cyberhawk, this group included duty holders who have used UAS, industry and aviation safety experts and a limited number of additional UAS operators. Read more…

NEL, the flow measurement specialist, has completed a major upgrade of its Densitometer Calibration Facility – the only independent calibration facility of this type in the UK. The newly upgraded test facility will significantly reduce instrument testing turnaround times by 30 per cent. The facility’s enhanced capabilities allow greater flexibility for helping companies that require emergency assistance with calibration and testing. Read more…

Wood Group appoints asset life cycle solutions president

Joining Wood Group from his position as Amec Foster Wheeler’s managing director for upstream asset solutions, Alan brings almost three decades of North Sea, Southern North Sea and Caspian oil & gas experience.

A long-standing member of Step Change in Safety’s leadership team and former co-chair of the organisation’s asset integrity steering group, Alan was chairman of the Offshore Contractors’ Association until August, 2016; a position he held for three years. Read more…

Aker Solutions secures two global engineering framework accords from BP

Aker Solutions was awarded two framework agreements to provide concept and front-end engineering (FEED) services for BP globally. The first contract is for feasibility and concept engineering and the second is for FEED services covering the full range of upstream developments. Each agreement is for three years with options to extend for two years. The work will involve Aker Solutions teams globally. Read more…

The Underwater Centre awarded for increasing diver safety

Leading subsea training and trials facility, The Underwater Centre, Fort William, has picked up a top award at the 2017 Subsea UK Awards ceremony in Aberdeen (2 February). The Centre triumphed in the Innovation for Safety Award for its role in improving diver safety through its development of Commercial Enriched Air Nitrox training for the commercial diving sector. Read more…

Cresent announces new sectors and a new appointment to the Board

Control of Work and Health and Safety Specialists, Cresent is delighted to announce that Warren Thomson, who joined the firm in 2012, has been appointed operations director and invited to join the board. Cresent finished the end of last year by successfully signing off the project completion documents on their first major nuclear contract, worth around £0.5 million. Newly appointed director, Warren, had overseen the delivery of the two-year project, from initial gap audit to handing over the bespoke safe system of work system and the associated training. Read more…

Petrofac secures BP maintenance contract

Petrofac is set to build on its provision of maintenance services for BP, following the award of a three-year extension to its existing contract in the North Sea. The contract, worth in the region of US$25million, was awarded following a competitive tender process. Under the agreement, Petrofac will continue to provide campaign maintenance and isolation valve sourcing scopes on BP’s North Sea assets, many of which the company has supported since 2009. Read more…

Peterson awarded contract to support Ithaca’s Harrier field development

International energy logistics provider Peterson has been awarded a contract to provide integrated logistics for Ithaca Energy UK Limited. The contract, Peterson’s first with Ithaca, will be in support of the Harrier field development, which is part of the Ithaca operated Greater Stella Area, located in the heart of the Central Graben area of the Central North Sea. Read more…

BP award Genesis Front-End Engineering Contract

Genesis has been awarded two frame agreement contracts by BP covering work in the Conceptual, Pre-FEED and FEED stages of the project lifecycle. Read more…

NHV awarded offshore contract from Ithaca Energy

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Ithaca Energy UK Ltd (Ithaca) to provide helicopter services in support of their upcoming drilling project at the Harrier Well in Block 30/6. The operations are expected to start Q2 2017. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the harrier well, which is approximately 150nm from Aberdeen. Read more…

Prosafe nets Total contract for vessel at Elgin-franklin

Total E&P UK Limited has awarded Prosafe a contract for the provision of the Safe Caledonia semi-submersible accommodation vessel at the Elgin-Franklin Facility in the UK sector of the North Sea. The firm period of the contract is 134 days plus additional 30 days option to extend with on-site operations planned to commence 15 May 2017. Read more…

New technology collaboration lights the way for improved diver safety

A new on-demand wireless ribbon lighting system, designed to revolutionise diver safety and efficiency in remote subsea locations, has been launched following a collaboration between award-winning Scottish technology companies WFS Technologies Ltd and PhotoSynergy Ltd.  Read more…

EnQuest takes over operatorship of Magnus and Sullon Voe

EnQuest PLC has made a deal with BP to acquire an initial 25 per cent interest in the Magnus oil field as well as a 3 per cent interest in the Sullom Voe oil terminal (SVT) and supply facility. Also included is a 9 per cent interest in the Northern Leg Gas Pipeline (NLGP) and 3.8 per cent of the Ninian Pipeline System (NPS). EnQuest currently has existing interests of 3 per cent in SVT, 5.9 per cent in NLGP and 2.7 per cent in NPS. Read more…

Sparrows Group seals crane management contract at new North Sea field

Sparrows Group has built upon our recent success in securing work on newly developed fields with a contract to provide crane management services at the Kraken Field in the UK North Sea. Over three years, we will provide support during the pre-operations and operations phase aboard the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel being deployed at the field, approximately 125km east of the Shetland Islands. The Kraken Field is expected to deliver first oil this year. Read more…

Cyberhawk completes rail station inspection

Cyberhawk Innovations has completed its first internal and external structural inspection for the UK rail network. The inspection, which took place earlier this year, was completed over the course of two days at Rugby rail station in Warwickshire, England. Working with Network Rail Air Operation, Cyberhawk was appointed to complete the internal inspection, as well as the external inspection of the station, as part of its framework agreement with Network Rail. Read more…

Atkins secures structural integrity services contract from Chevron

Chevron North Sea Ltd has awarded Atkins a three year framework contract for structural integrity services across selected fixed and floating platforms in the UK North Sea. The contract covers assets including the Alba Northern platform and topsides of the Alba floating storage unit (the first to be purpose-built for the UK North Sea); the topsides of the Captain floating production, storage and offloading vessel, as well as the wellhead protector platform and bridge linked platform on the Captain field, and the Erskine platform. Read more…

TechnipFMC begins operations as a combined company after completing merger of FMC Technologies and Technip

TechnipFMC has announced that it is operating as a unified, combined company following completion of the merger of FMC Technologies and Technip. The merger creates a global leader in oil and gas projects, technologies, systems, and services that will enhance the performance of the world’s energy industry. Read more…

UK Export and Finance supports GE Oil & Gas contract with major energy project in Ghana

UK-headquartered GE Oil & Gas is providing subsea production systems to a project, which will develop oil and gas fields approximately 60km offshore from the western side of Ghana’s coast. Following first gas production in 2018, the new fields are expected to continuously feed Ghana’s thermal power plants for more than 20 years. The contract will support jobs in Aberdeen and Bristol. This is the first time a European export credit agency has supported a financing structure of this kind and it is UK Export Finance’s first direct loan for a project in Africa. Read more…

Peterson strengthens leadership team with new appointment

International energy logistics provider Peterson has appointed Sarah Forbes as director projects and innovation.  The appointment follows an investment by Peterson in Core 29, the project management and consultancy business founded by Ms Forbes in Aberdeen in 2012. Ms Forbes has 15 years’ industry experience in a number of senior roles focused on implementing innovative business systems and supporting organisations deliver improved efficiency and cost reductions through technology.

Iqarus strengthens leadership team with appointment of Dr Rikard Moen

Iqarus, the global provider of intelligent health solutions in demanding and complex operating environments, has announced the appointment of Dr Rikard Moen as chief medical officer. In this newly created role, Dr Moen will oversee the company’s medical and clinical governance as well as provide strategic and technical operational support for the business and its clients. Read more…

Cyberhawk plays key role in development of UK drone guidelines for offshore oil and gas

Cyberhawk has welcomed Oil & Gas UK’s new guidelines on the use of drones in offshore environments. Cyberhawk played a key role in the drafting of the ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Management Standards and Guidelines’, which were produced by Oil & Gas UK in conjunction with a working group. As well as Cyberhawk, this group included duty holders who have used UAS, industry and aviation safety experts and a limited number of additional UAS operators. Read more…

NEL densitometer calibration facility reduces instrument calibration time by 30 per cent

NEL, the flow measurement specialist, has completed a major upgrade of its Densitometer Calibration Facility – the only independent calibration facility of this type in the UK. The newly upgraded test facility will significantly reduce instrument testing turnaround times by 30 per cent. The facility’s enhanced capabilities allow greater flexibility for helping companies that require emergency assistance with calibration and testing. Read more…

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