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Advice from other sectors to be given at Oil & Gas UK conference

Delegates attending Oil & Gas UK’s annual conference will be able to take lessons from other sectors which have adapted and evolved to emerge from their own form of downturn. Nora Senior, current President of the British Chambers of Commerce and Chair of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, will give insights as to how other industries have either rejuvenated, [...]

Lord Dunlop one of key speakers at major industry conference

A key UK Government minister with close links to the UK oil and gas sector is one of the leading speakers at Oil & Gas UK’s flagship conference taking place next month. Lord Dunlop – one of a group of senior Government ministers who meet regularly with industry and the Oil and Gas Authority at the MER UK Forum to discuss how to maximise [...]

Efficiency efforts under the spotlight at key conference

The steps oil and gas companies are taking to steer their way through the downturn will come under scrutiny at a major industry conference being held in Aberdeen next month. Cost and efficiency is an overarching theme of the Oil and Gas Industry Conference – Open for Business event organised by Oil & UK and taking place at the Aberdeen Exhibition [...]

Study Identifies New Technologies to Improve Asset Integrity

In the critical area of offshore asset integrity, a new study published by Oil & Gas UK today (May 23) promises to broaden awareness of the array of technologies developed and deployed successfully by the industry and other sectors which could be used to great effect in delivering safe and effective improvements in efficiency. ‘The Asset Integrity [...]

Oil & Gas UK and Deloitte analysis suggests collaboration in offshore industry increasing

Results of a survey on collaboration between operator companies in the North Sea oil and gas industry and the wider supply chain indicate that the sector is heading in the right direction and becoming more collaborative. Key Findings The Operator Collaboration Index (CI) score moves from 5.9 to 6.7 out of a possible 10 based on almost 400 pieces of [...]

Commitment to Increasing Co-operative Working Practices Evident at Supply Chain Seminar

Companies spanning a cross section of the industry demonstrated their commitment to discussing opportunities to work co-operatively at the annual Supply Chain Seminar hosted jointly by Oil & Gas UK and the Chartered  Institute of Procurement and Supply (CiPS) at the AECC today (May 17). ‘Cultural Change and Greater Collaboration’ provided the [...]

Oil & Gas UK welcomes inauguration of Laggan-Tormore West of Shetland gas project

Following Total’s event today (Monday 16 May) to celebrate the inauguration of the Laggan-Tormore project, Oil & Gas UK chief executive, Deirdre Michie commented: “I was delighted to be in Shetland today, to attend the formal inauguration of Total’s Laggan-Tormore project – which allows, for the first time, gas to flow into the UK [...]

Suspension to AS332L2 Super Puma helicopters – Oil & Gas UK response

Following the Norwegian Super Puma helicopter tragedy on Friday 29 April, the UK and Norwegian Civil Aviation Authorities introduced restrictions to the Airbus EC225LP helicopter to prevent operators using it for commercial flights. Both organisations have now also agreed to extend the scope of the restriction to include the AS332L2 Super Puma helicopter [...]

Offshore Safety Awards to be postponed

The Offshore Safety Awards – jointly organised by Step Change in Safety and Oil & Gas UK – has been postponed until Wednesday 17 August. The decision was made by the membership organisations so both companies can focus closely on supporting the industry and workforce following the helicopter crash in Norway on Friday (29 April). Les Linklater, [...]

Oil & Gas UK refocusing to better serve its members’ needs

Oil & Gas UK today (Tuesday 3 May) announces its new organisational structure, following a thorough business review. The revised business model is designed to make sure the leading trade association is in the best shape possible to promote and serve its members’ interests – and remains a clear and consistent voice of the UK’s oil and gas industry. Oil [...]

Norway helicopter crash – Oil & Gas UK response

Mick Borwell, Health, Safety and Environment Policy Director with Oil & Gas UK, said: “This is tragic news from Norway and our immediate thoughts go to the family, friends and colleagues of those involved in this incident.  “The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has followed the Norwegian CAA in issuing a Safety Directive effective from 2000 [...]

Deadline extension for new look Offshore Safety Awards

Organisers of a revamped awards ceremony celebrating the men, woman and companies doing their utmost for safety in the UK oil and gas industry have extended the deadline for nominations. Those nominating in the six categories of the Offshore Safety Awards – organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety with Maersk Oil as principal sponsor [...]

Restructuring the UK Continental Shelf – Insightful Speakers to Explore Dynamic New Approach to Infrastructure Investment

Leading figures from three companies adopting a dynamic approach to investing in infrastructure aimed at restoring competitiveness to the UK continental shelf (UKCS), are guest speakers at Oil & Gas UK’s forthcoming breakfast briefing.  This event, the first in a series to be sponsored in Aberdeen by professional services firm Deloitte, will [...]

New Arena for Repair and Maintenance Discussions to Support Sharing of Good Practice

Maintenance and repair is the theme of Oil & Gas UK’s ‘Share Fair Spotlight’, the first in a new series of events which Oil & Gas UK is launching in its Aberdeen office on April 27 to promote co-operative business behaviours across the sector to improve efficiency in key activity areas. Stephen Marcos Jones, Oil & Gas UK’s business [...]

Oil & Gas UK Welcomes Progress on Plans for the 2016-2017 Government-funded Seismic Surveys and Subsurface Work

Commenting on the Oil and Gas Authority’s invitation to tender for 2016-2017 Government Seismic Acquisition and Other Subsurface Work, Oil & Gas UK’s economics director, Mike Tholen, said: “The industry is encouraged by the Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA) swift action  in publishing the invitations to tender for the acquisition [...]

Open for business: North Sea opportunities to be reinforced at key conference

The significant opportunities still to be seized within the North Sea offshore industry will be considered at one of the sector’s flagship events, the annual conference organised by Oil & Gas UK. To encourage wide participation in the two-day event during this challenging time for the sector an ‘efficiency ticket’, which is transferable between [...]

Oil & Gas UK welcomes EITI report

Oil & Gas UK welcomes the publication of the UK’s first Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) report as a significant further step towards the UK becoming an EITI compliant country next year. Claire Ralph, Oil & Gas UK’s fiscal policy manager, said: “Today’s report reveals taxation and licence fee payments made by holders [...]

Deadline for Young Professional Supply Chain Award extended for one week only

April 15 is the new deadline for nominations to be submitted for the 2016 Young Oil & Gas Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award. Oil & Gas UK and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) will present the award at an industry seminar they are co- hosting on May 17 at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. Ken Cruickshank, [...]

Manifesto for oil and gas launched in run-up to Scottish elections

A manifesto outlining the four key commitments the next Scottish Government can make to help secure the future of the North Sea oil and gas industry has been launched by Oil & Gas UK. The trade body has listed the areas where Holyrood can help after Scotland goes to the polls on May 5. It urges the next Parliament to: • Create a supportive business [...]

Oil & Gas UK Announces New Board Officers and Members

Oil & Gas UK, the representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, today (5 April) announces the appointment of a number of member company representatives and a new team of officers to lead its Board. All changes are of immediate effect. Neil McCulloch, president, North Sea at EnQuest PLC, and Terry Savage, corporate relationship [...]

Atkins appoints new lead for oil and gas decommissioning

John Spiteri has been appointed as head of decommissioning in Atkins’ oil and gas business, based in Aberdeen. Taking on the role of managing Atkins’ wide portfolio of decommissioning work, John will help to support clients to plan, manage and deliver the decommissioning of their assets.  Read more… Read more

EM&I awarded 9th RoSPA Gold Award

EM&I has been awarded a 9th consecutive RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Gold Award, which also means it is the 5th Gold medal for occupational health and safety. Read more… Read more

Cyberhawk CEO shortlisted for EY Entrepreneur of the Year Scotland Award

Chief executive of Livingston-based Cyberhawk Innovations, Craig Roberts, has been shortlisted as a regional finalist in the 2016 EY (Ernst and Young) Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for Scotland. Formed in 2008, Cyberhawk has grown significantly to become the world leader in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection and survey and in the conversion [...]

Bibby Offshore awarded multimillion pound North Sea Contract

Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has announced a multimillion pound contract with a global energy player, to provide first gas and construction support on its assets in the Southern North Sea. The contract, due to be executed between Q3 and Q4 2016, will see Bibby Offshore’s construction support vessel [...]

Wood Group awarded contract across Shell’s North Sea offshore assets

Wood Group has been awarded a three year contract extending its support of Shell’s eight UKCS offshore assets. Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) will continue to deliver maintenance and construction services to the Shearwater, Gannet, Nelson, Curlew, Brent Delta, Brent Alpha, Brent Bravo and Brent Charlie installations. In addition WGPSN will provide engineering [...]

Proserv seals significant North Sea contract with Apache

Proserv has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract from Apache Corporation for work on the UK Continental Shelf. Proserv will supply a subsea control system and associated topside and subsea interface equipment for use on the new Callater wells located south of the Beryl Alpha platform. The latest award comes after Proserv successfully completed [...]

Chevron’s central North Sea Alder development progresses towards production

Over the last few months, Chevron has achieved a number of significant milestones as it progresses Alder, one of its major capital projects in the UK, towards first production. Following last year’s safe and successful load out and installation of the topsides module onto the Britannia Bridge Linked Platform, where Alder produced fluids will be [...]

Petrofac becomes duty holder for BP Miller

Petrofac has been awarded a Duty Holder contract from BP to support the late life management of the Miller platform, located in the Central North Sea. The contract is for ‘life of asset’ but has a four-year ceiling at which point extension options will be reviewed as required.  Petrofac will assume Duty Holder responsibility for the non-producing [...]

EV acquires epidote limited

Leading specialist in well diagnosis, EV, has announced the acquisition of Aberdeenshire-based well integrity software supplier, Epidote Limited, to enable a world-class well diagnosis service. The acquisition results in EV taking full ownership of the company and its five employees. Read more… Read more

Emerson opens Solutions Centre in Aberdeen

Emerson, a leading provider of industrial automation technology and services, celebrated the official opening of its new £20 million Solutions Centre in Aberdeen on April 22. The facility provides North Sea oil and gas industry operators access to operational support, a broad portfolio of engineering services and state-of-the-art training facilities [...]

Petrofac staff raise more than £42,000 for Aberdeen children’s charity

More than £42,000 has been raised by Petrofac’s charity-minded staff in Aberdeen to help the North East’s premature and sick babies. Friends of the Special Nursery is the charity of Aberdeen Maternity Hospital’s neo-natal unit. It was selected by Petrofac teams at the end of 2013 as their chosen charity and a two-year fundraising campaign began.  [...]

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore UK

Subsea 7 S.A. has been awarded a sizeable engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract by Apache North Sea, as part of the Callater field development, located 335 kilometres north east of Aberdeen. The contract work scope covers the project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of a 4 kilometre, [...]

Chevron Inspire Future Engineers through NextGen

Chevron is aiming to inspire the next generation of engineers through its support for the NextGen programme, run by AFBE-UK Scotland, an Aberdeen-based not-for-profit organisation, in conjunction with Aberdeen City Council, to promote engineering as a career choice among young people. The organisation’s first NextGen event of 2016 recently welcomed [...]

Interocean Marine Services awarded 5 year contract by Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited

Leading Marine Project Solutions provider, Interocean Marine Services have been awarded a 5 year contract by international Oil and Gas Company, Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited. The Contract, for the Provision of Rig Move and Marine Technical Support Services, will be managed by Interocean’s Head Office in Aberdeen, and will provide marine and engineering [...]

Benchmark Geophysical secures Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Benchmark Geophysical Consulting Limited is very proud to announce receipt of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2016. This represents many years of focussed hard work from career experienced consultants. Benchmark consultants manage geophysical operations worldwide for major international and national oil and gas companies. Although [...]

Babcock’s innovation and international trade success recognised with Queen’s Award

Babcock LGE Process, part of Babcock International Group, the UK’s leading engineering support services company, has received two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – and is part of an elite group of only six companies receiving a double accolade in this year’s awards. The awards, announced today, are for outstanding business achievement in the fields [...]

Viper Subsea wins a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Viper Subsea is celebrating winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its ground-breaking V-LIFE Electrical Insulation Resistance Improvement System. V-LIFE has enjoyed spectacular global success since it was launched in 2013 and has become established as a key component in helping operators extending the life of their offshore fields. [...]

Petrofac unites oil spill responders

Petrofac has welcomed more than 100 of the industry’s offshore oil spill response stakeholders to an inaugural event, hosted in collaboration with Marine Scotland, with the aim of facilitating engagement between experts and responders within the offshore oil spill community. Unified Response was attended by representatives from major operators, service [...]

International SOS finds correlation between calls for information about malaria and reduction in malaria cases

Countries are reporting a rise in imported malaria cases and oil and gas industry travellers are reminded about the importance of taking appropriate precautions and implementing prevention tactics when travelling to malaria endemic areas. New data indicates a correlation between malaria education and the number of malaria in-patient, out-patient, and [...]

Flowline specialists wins Queen’s Award for International Trade

In recognition of its outstanding export achievement over the past six years, and as it prepares to mark its 15th anniversary, Oldmeldrum-based Flowline Specialists has received a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. The Aberdeenshire energy industry equipment manufacturer and service provider is one of a handful of Scottish [...]

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