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Share Fair Spotlight to Focus Attention of Suppliers and Clients on Production Efficiency

Opportunities for suppliers and clients to work collectively to improve oil and gas field production performance will be shared by Oil & Gas UK’s Production Efficiency Task Force at its next Share Fair Spotlight on May 4 in Aberdeen. Stephen Marcos Jones, Oil & Gas UK’s director of business excellence, said: “Production efficiency [...]

Leading business figures to highlight supply chain resilience strategies at breakfast briefing

Strategies businesses deploy to shift from short-term survival to long-term sustainability will be explored by a diverse range of companies across the supply chain at Oil & Gas UK’s breakfast briefing in Aberdeen later this month. The Strengthening Resilience briefing sponsored by Deloitte, will take place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference [...]

Safety champions wanted for industry awards

The hunt begins again for the men, women and companies going the extra mile for safety in the UK oil and gas industry.  Individuals and businesses from across the sector are being encouraged to enter this year’s Offshore Safety Awards taking place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on August 23. Jointly organised by Oil & [...]

Extractive industries report demonstrates oil and gas sector’s commitment to transparency

  Mike TholenUpstream policy director In response to the UK Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (UK EITI) report released by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy in Aberdeen today (March 31), Oil & Gas UK welcomed the demonstration of the oil and gas sector’s continued commitment to meet the EITI’s [...]

Impressive turnout at Share Fair Spotlight demonstrates supply chain thirst for business insights

  More than 90 delegates attended Oil & Gas UK’s Share Fair Spotlight on 28 March to discover how their products and services could play a part in contributing to the repair and maintenance needs of three major purchasing companies: Chrysaor, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited and Stork. Stephen Marcos Jones Business Excellence Director Stephen [...]

Industry demand for repair & maintenance services to be revealed at Share Fair Spotlight

Supply chain companies with innovative solutions for delivering offshore repair and maintenance services more efficiently have an ideal opportunity to meet potential clients and find out about their forthcoming projects at Oil & Gas UK’s Share Fair Spotlight event on March 28 in Aberdeen. The event, which takes place at Oil & Gas UK’s [...]

29th licensing round has the potential to open up new areas of UKCS

  Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK’s upstream policy director, said: “We welcome today’s announcement by the Oil and Gas Authority that it is to award 25 licences to companies seeking to explore for oil and gas across frontier areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). This 29th licensing round has the potential to open up new [...]

Chancellor responds positively to Oil & Gas UK Budget asks

  Relevant measures announced today for oil and gas include: A formal discussion document on tax issues relating to late-life assets (i.e. transferable tax history) to be published on 20 March. A new expert panel to be established to help scrutinise the issues over the summer. The government has today laid in the House of Commons [...]

Business Outlook 2017: Fresh investment sought as efficiency improves

Download Business Outlook 2017 The UK offshore oil and gas industry is now in better shape to compete for much-needed investment and confidence is slowly returning to the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) following an intensive two-year drive to improve efficiency, streamline costs and boost productivity. Domestic oil and gas production continues to [...]

Industry lends support to launch of Oil and Gas Technology Centre

Deirdre Michie, chief executive, Oil & Gas UK, supported today’s (February 10) launch of the Oil and Gas Technology Centre in Aberdeen, she said:   Deirdre Michie Chief Executive “As our industry focuses on maximising economic recovery from the UK Continental Shelf, technology must play a pivotal role in helping the sector [...]

New Scottish Government decommissioning fund is encouraging

  Deirdre Michie, chief executive, Oil & Gas UK said: Decommissioning Insight 2016 “The First Minister’s announcement today (8 Feb 17) of a new £5 million fund to support Scottish companies looking to take advantage of decommissioning sector opportunities is encouraging news for the many supply chain companies still struggling [...]

Industry welcomes launch of consultation for Brent Decommissioning Plan

  Deirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, said: “For more than 40 years, Brent has been a leading light in the UK’s industrial success story, contributing almost 10 per cent of the region’s oil and gas, delivering billions of pounds to the UK economy and supporting tens of thousands of highly skilled jobs. Today’s announcement [...]

Subsea Guidelines: Take a bolder approach to subsea simplification

Download the guidelines   Realising the potential of the North Sea’s ‘small pool’ reserves could be helped by the launch of a new set of Oil & Gas UK guidelines aimed at simplifying subsea developments. The launch follows a call at Subsea Expo 2017 from Oil & Gas UK’s upstream policy director, Michael Tholen, for the industry [...]

Oil & Gas UK welcomes Shell’s multi-billion pound deal with Chrysaor

  Welcoming today’s announcement (31 January) that Shell has agreed to sell a package of UK North Sea assets to Chrysaor in a multi-billion pound deal, Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: “This is a very significant deal and signals a strong vote of confidence in the future of the UK Continental Shelf and the focus [...]

Two new industry leaders join Oil & Gas UK’s board

    Two leading figures in the UK oil and gas industry, Greta Lydecker from Chevron Upstream Europe and ConocoPhillip’s Terri King, have joined the board at Oil & Gas UK, the sector’s leading trade association, it was announced today (26 January).   Greta Lydecker, managing director, Chevron Upstream Europe, and Terri [...]

Oil & Gas UK comments on the Scottish Government’s Energy Strategy

Commenting on the publication of the Scottish Government's consultation on its Energy Strategy, Oil & Gas UK's CEO Deirdre Michie said: “I welcome the Scottish Government’s recognition that oil and gas has an important part to play in Scotland’s energy mix going forward and that it is committed to supporting the policy of maximising economic [...]

Oil & Gas UK welcomes news from BP and EnQuest

  Commenting on the sale of part of BP’s interests in the Magnus oil field and Sullom Voe Terminal to EnQuest, Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: Deirdre Michie Chief Executive "This is an innovative deal which will open a new chapter in the life of Sullom Voe and the productive life of Magnus, an iconic North [...]

Oil & Gas UK response to the Industrial Strategy green paper

In welcoming the publication of the UK Government’s green paper “Building our Industrial Strategy”, Oil & Gas UK’s CEO Deirdre Michie said: “We look forward to contributing to the consultation on the Industrial Strategy to ensure that Government policy recognises and supports the importance of the vital upstream sector to the UK.  [...]

Offshore Helicopter Safety Leadership Group statement re S-92 helicopter alert service bulletin

  The Offshore Helicopter Safety Leadership Group (OHSLG) is a tripartite group established through the amalgamation of the CAA’s Offshore Helicopter Safety Action Group (OHSAG) and Step Change in Safety’s Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG).  It is jointly chaired by John McColl (CAA) and Mark Abbey (CHC).  Step Change in Safety act [...]

S-92 Helicopter Alert Service Bulletin – Oil & Gas UK response

Mick Borwell, Health, Safety and Environment Policy Director, Oil & Gas UK   Mick Borwell, Health, Safety and Environment Director with Oil & Gas UK, said: “This is the expected response from a helicopter manufacturer when a potential problem has been identified. It is a precautionary measure to ensure the continued safe transportation [...]

An innovative approach to capturing the history of the North Sea

Do you have a story to tell about working in oil and gas? What memories and experiences do you have that are captured on camera, and how does life offshore now compare to the early days of North Sea exploration and production? ‘Capturing the Energy’, in partnership with Aberdeen-based software development company Intellicore, is creating an interactive [...]

International SOS expands Aberdeen Offshore and Occupational Health Centre

International SOS has announced the expansion of its Aberdeen Offshore and Occupational Health Centre in response to increasing client needs. The improved Health Centre – which houses the 24/7 response centre – also features a new telemedicine facility to provide a sophisticated level of medical care to personnel in the North Sea and beyond. It [...]

Bristow announces Apache contract award

Bristow Helicopters Limited has secured a new contract with Apache North Sea Limited to support its North Sea operations. The contract which has a five year primary term, with further extension options, will commence on 1 September 2017. Read more... Read more

Acquisition of SNS pipeline

Independent Oil and Gas plc has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of the recently decommissioned Thames Gas Pipeline in the Southern North Sea from Perenco UK Limited, Tullow Oil SK Limited and Centrica Resources Limited.  The pipeline will provide the proposed export route for IOG’s Southern North Sea assets. Read more... Read more

Bilfinger expands inspection service footprint with Netherlands contract win

Asset lifecycle support services provider Bilfinger has secured a multimillion pound contract with Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V (NAM) and Shell UK, creating over 30 jobs. The contract award will see Aberdeen-headquartered Bilfinger Salamis UK work with Bilfinger Industrial Services NL to provide topside inspection engineering and non-destructive [...]

Craig International secures five-year procurement contract with Premier Oil

Craig International has signed a five-year procurement contract for all Premier Oil’s maintenance and repair operations in the UK North Sea. The contract, which could be worth up to £5 million, will see Craig International’s UK office work alongside its global network on all aspects of the procurement process – from sourcing to logistics – [...]

LUX Assure supports strategic growth plans with key appointment

Oil and gas technology firm, LUX Assure, who specialise in providing onsite chemical monitoring and management solutions, has strengthened its business development team with the appointment of Paul Gavin as business development executive for the company’s innovative technology, OMMICA™. Read more

£16 million investment in new world class multiphase centre of excellence

A new £16 million Centre of Excellence for subsea development, which will be unrivalled anywhere else in the world, is to be established in Scotland, reinforcing NEL's position as the leader in multiphase flow measurement. Led by NEL, a leading provider of research and development, consultancy and testing to the international oil & gas industry, [...]

EV Launches Revolutionary Videoing Service

Leading specialist in well diagnosis, EV, has announced the launch to market of its pioneering Video While Tractoring (VWT) service. The new, innovative offering provides users with the unique ability to stream real-time live video simultaneously to the surface whilst tractoring in hole. Among many benefits, VWT leads to minimised risk and increased [...]

Restrata appoints new managing director

Restrata, a global leader in safety and security consultancy and training services, has appointed a new Managing Director to lead the organisation’s continued growth and international expansion. Botan Osman officially took over the reins at Restrata in February. He brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record in the technology, safety [...]

IOG is nearing Southern North Sea pipeline deal

Independent Oil and Gas plc (IOG), the development and production focused oil and gas company, is now close to signing the sale and purchase agreement for the UK Southern North Sea pipeline, which is expected to be used to deliver IOG’s gas to shore. Read more… Read more

Exceed secures £5.5million of North Sea contracts

Aberdeen-headquartered Exceed, a well management and performance improvement specialist, has secured four new North Sea contracts in the first quarter of 2017 with a combined revenue of approximately £5.5 million. The work includes a new contract for Exceed’s Performance Improvement division, a well management project and two engineering studies. [...]

McDermott selects Dassault Systèmes’ platform to digitally transform its global offshore engineering services

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that McDermott International, Inc., a leading provider of engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) services, has chosen the 3DEXPERIENCE [...]

International SOS launches digital consultation service from Aberdeen healthcare centre

International SOS, the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company, has introduced a new Digital Consultation Service, which safeguards patient health and wellbeing while reducing operational costs. The secure telemedicine platform, performed from the Aberdeen Health Centre, provides video conferencing to perform return to work [...]

Hurricane Energy completes Halifax well operations

Hurricane Energy plc, the UK based oil and gas company focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, announces that operations on the 205/23-3A well (the "Halifax Well") are complete. The Company can confirm that the well is an oil discovery with initial data analysis indicating Halifax is linked to the Lancaster field [...]

Bureau Veritas acquires Maritime Assurance & Consulting

Bureau Veritas (BV) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Maritime Assurance & Consulting (MAC).  Based in Aberdeen, MAC was established in 2010 and now has 30 employees as well as more than 40 associates. This transaction is in line with BV’s recent developments in the North Sea offshore sector, where it has reaffirmed ambition to strengthen [...]

Bureau Veritas reaffirms commitment to the future of the oil and gas industry with scholarship support

Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, has confirmed its commitment to the North Sea oil and gas sector with the support of the scholarship program at Robert Gordon University. Read more

READ signs multi-country award with shell

READ Cased Hole (READ) has been awarded a multi-country award in the UK, Ireland and Norway, to provide all cased hole logging services and analysis within scope of supply for Shell’s operations in these regions. Read more… 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 [...]

Emerson introduces rugged, high precision digital downhole data logger

Emerson Automation Solutions introduces the Paine 328-12-0010 pressure and temperature data logger and digital transmitter, a high precision solution for process measurement and data logging in downhole drilling applications. Read more… Read more

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