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One of the industry’s biggest drilling contractors, Ensco, has awarded EM&I the Bottom in Water Survey (UWILD) on the semi-submersible drilling rig ENSCO 5004, classed by Bureau Veritas, which is currently drilling offshore Libya. This is a milestone contract for EM&I as it is the first contract with Ensco and on a semi-submersible, and will use EM&I’s ODIN® & NoMan® technology to complete the survey. Read more…

Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, announces the promotion of Allan Nairn to Director of Diving. Allan joined Bibby Diving Services in 2010 as Offshore Project Manager with over 30 years’ experience in the subsea sector. In his new role, Allan will be responsible for leading all diving related activity within the business. He will ensure day to day diving operations are executed safely, efficiently and continue to meet the high standards Bibby Offshore is known for. Read more…

Sparrows Group has secured a five year contract to deliver hydraulic, lifting and rigging services for Maersk Oil’s UK floating assets. The agreement will see Sparrows support the operator in strengthening its lifting operations for the Global Producer 3 and Gryphon FPSO’s and the new Culzean FSO. The scope encompasses hydraulic services including maintenance, repair and parts and materials procurement; as well as the supply, management and certification of all lifting gear. Read more…

DNV GL, the multinational provider of risk management services, is further developing its consultancy services to address key industry challenges such as enhancing safety, efficiency and performance. To drive this process, DNV GL has appointed Peter Boyle as Aberdeen operations manager and John Morgan as UK business development leader for Risk Advisory Services. Both positions will be based in DNV GL’s Aberdeen office. Read more…

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…

Bibby Offshore, the leading provider of subsea installation and services to the offshore oil and gas industry, is pleased to announce the long-term extension to the charter of its dive-support vessel (“DSV”) Bibby Topaz, owned by Volstad Maritime. The terms and conditions of the extended charter arrangement have been adjusted to reflect the current market environment and are now based on a more mutual sharing of risk and reward. Read more… 

NEL the flow measurement R&D specialist, has been selected to lead the development of a new multiphase flow measurement standard for the oil and gas industry. Despite the growing use of multiphase meters to cope with complex fluid mixtures from ageing fields which have depleting reserves, there is no internationally accepted standard for the testing of multiphase flow meters. The new standard will provide operators and regulatory authorities with more confidence in testing procedures and results, ensuring measurement accuracy and reducing their financial risks. 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…

EM&I contract award from Ensco

One of the industry’s biggest drilling contractors, Ensco, has awarded EM&I the Bottom in Water Survey (UWILD) on the semi-submersible drilling rig ENSCO 5004, classed by Bureau Veritas, which is currently drilling offshore Libya. This is a milestone contract for EM&I as it is the first contract with Ensco and on a semi-submersible, and will use EM&I’s ODIN® & NoMan® technology to complete the survey. Read more…

Bibby Offshore Appoints Director of Diving

Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, announces the promotion of Allan Nairn to Director of Diving. Allan joined Bibby Diving Services in 2010 as Offshore Project Manager with over 30 years’ experience in the subsea sector. In his new role, Allan will be responsible for leading all diving related activity within the business. He will ensure day to day diving operations are executed safely, efficiently and continue to meet the high standards Bibby Offshore is known for. Read more…

Sparrows Group lifts five year contract

Sparrows Group has secured a five year contract to deliver hydraulic, lifting and rigging services for Maersk Oil’s UK floating assets. The agreement will see Sparrows support the operator in strengthening its lifting operations for the Global Producer 3 and Gryphon FPSO’s and the new Culzean FSO. The scope encompasses hydraulic services including maintenance, repair and parts and materials procurement; as well as the supply, management and certification of all lifting gear. Read more…

New appointments for DNV GL as signs of confidence return to North Sea

DNV GL, the multinational provider of risk management services, is further developing its consultancy services to address key industry challenges such as enhancing safety, efficiency and performance. To drive this process, DNV GL has appointed Peter Boyle as Aberdeen operations manager and John Morgan as UK business development leader for Risk Advisory Services. Both positions will be based in DNV GL’s Aberdeen office. 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…

Bibby Topaz extension

Bibby Offshore, the leading provider of subsea installation and services to the offshore oil and gas industry, is pleased to announce the long-term extension to the charter of its dive-support vessel (“DSV”) Bibby Topaz, owned by Volstad Maritime. The terms and conditions of the extended charter arrangement have been adjusted to reflect the current market environment and are now based on a more mutual sharing of risk and reward. Read more… 

NEL to lead multiphase flow international standard development

NEL the flow measurement R&D specialist, has been selected to lead the development of a new multiphase flow measurement standard for the oil and gas industry. Despite the growing use of multiphase meters to cope with complex fluid mixtures from ageing fields which have depleting reserves, there is no internationally accepted standard for the testing of multiphase flow meters. The new standard will provide operators and regulatory authorities with more confidence in testing procedures and results, ensuring measurement accuracy and reducing their financial risks. 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…

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