List of Members

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Account Name
Tel: Address 1: Street 1
Fax: Address 1: Street 2

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2020 Business Insight Limited
Tel: Ingleside
Fax: 310 Broughty Ferry Road
Web: DD4 7NJ

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A&P Tyne Limited
Tel: Wagonway Road
Web: NE31 1SP

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ABB Ltd
Tel: Pavilion 9
Fax: Byland Way
Web: TS23 4EB

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Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
Tel: The Hub
Fax: Exploration Drive
Web: AB23 8GX

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Aberdeen City Council
Tel: 20 Barry Way
Fax: Business Hub 12, 2nd Floor West
Web: AB10 1AB

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Aberdeen Drilling Consultants Ltd
Tel: Rubislaw Toll House
Fax: 32 - 34 Queens Road
Web: AB15 4YF

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Aberdeen Drilling School
Tel: 50 Union Glen
Web: AB11 9ER

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Aberdeen Oil Corporation
Tel: 7 Queens Gardens
Web: AB15 4YD

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Abertay University
Tel: Bell Street
Web: DD1 1HG

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Absoft Ltd
Tel: Davidson House Campus 1
Fax: Aberdeen Innovation Park
Web: AB22 89T

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Accenture
Tel: Aberdeen Science and Energy Park
Web: AB23 8HZ

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Access Partnership
Tel: 4th Floor, Broadway Studios
Fax: 20 Hammersmith Broadway
Web: W6 7AF

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ACE Winches - Alfred Cheyne Engineering Ltd
Tel: Cheyne House
Fax: Towie Barclay Works
Web: AB53 8EN

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ActivityMix
Tel: Suite 2
Fax: International Base
Web: AB12 3AX

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Addax Petroleum UK
Tel: 17 Rubislaw Terrace
Web: AB10 1XE

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Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Tel: Sovereign House
Fax: Sovereign Street
Web: LS1 1HQ

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AECOM
Tel: Mid City Place
Fax: 71 High Holborn
Web: WC1V 6QS

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Aero Stanrew Ltd
Tel: Gratton Way
Fax: Roundswell Industrial Estate
Web: EX31 3AR

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Aerossurance Ltd
Tel: 3 Airyhillock Manor
Web: AB51 0JS

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AGR
Tel: Union Plaza
Fax: 1 Union Wynd
Web: AB10 1SL

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Air Liquide UK Ltd
Tel: Greenbank Road
Fax: East Tullos Industrial Estate
Web: AB12 3BQ

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Air Partner plc
Tel: 2 City Place
Fax: Beehive Ring Road
Web: RH6 OPA

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AIS
Tel: Units 3 & 4
Fax: Jupiter Court
Web: NE29 7SE

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Aker Solutions
Tel: Howe Moss Avenue
Fax: Kirkhill Industrial Estate
Web: AB21 0GP

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Alcumus Holdings Ltd
Tel: Midshires House
Fax: Smeaton Close
Web: HP19 8HL

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Alexander Comley Ltd
Tel: 1 Dandy Bank Road
Fax: The Pensnett Estate
Web: DY6 7ND

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Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited
Tel: Victoria House
Fax: London Square
Web: GU1 1UJ

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Amec Foster Wheeler
Tel: 3rd Floor
Fax: Annan House
Web: AB11 5QP

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Ampelmann Operations B.V
Tel: Klvyverweg 1
Web: 2629HS

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Anartya
Tel: Harbour Buildings
Fax: South Quay
Web: DD10 9SL

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Andrews Kurth (UK) LLP
Tel: 16 Old Bailey
Web: EC4M 7EG

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Apache North Sea
Tel: Caledonia House
Fax: Prime Four Business Park
Web: AB15 8PU

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APEM Ltd
Tel: Gwaun Elai Medi Campus
Web: CF72 8XL

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Aperimus Communications Ltd
Tel: 16 Hatton Court
Fax: Hatton of Fintray
Web: AB21 0YA

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Apollo Offshore Engineering Ltd
Tel: Nautilus House
Fax: 35 Waterloo Quay
Web: AB11 5BS

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APSYS
Tel: Unit 3
Fax: Dyce Avenue
Web: AB21 0LQ

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ARAMARK Limited
Tel: First Floor, Pavilion 2
Fax: Kirkhill Business Park
Web: AB21 0GD

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ARCADIS EC Harris
Tel: Suite J
Fax: 5 Golden Square
Web: AB10 1RD

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Archer (UK) Ltd
Tel: Archer House
Fax: Main Road
Web: AB21 0BP

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Arco Ltd
Tel: Blackness Road
Fax: Altens Industrial Estate
Web: AB12 3LH

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ASCO UK Limited
Tel: Regent Centre
Fax: Regent Road
Web: AB11 5NS

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ASET - International Oil & Gas Training Academy
Tel: Altens Centre
Fax: Hareness Road
Web: AB12 3LE

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Ashurst LLP
Tel: Broadwalk House
Fax: 5 Appold Street
Web: EC2A 2HA

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Asset Development & Improvement Ltd (ADIL)
Tel: 4 Rubislaw Terrace
Web: AB10 1XE

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Asset55 Ltd
Tel: 1 Merchant Court
Fax: Monkton Business Park South
Web: NE31 2EX

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Astrimar Ltd
Tel: Unit 41, Cranfield Innovation Centre
Fax: University Way
Web: MK43 0BT

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Athens Group Technology Assurance Services Limited
Tel: 2 Sheen Road
Fax: Richmond
Web: TW91AE

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Atkins
Tel: Kirkgate House
Fax: Upper Kirkgate
Web: AB10 1HW

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Atlantic Petroleum Ltd
Tel: 26-28 Hammersmith Grove
Fax: Hammersmith
Web: W6 7BA

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Atlas
Tel: Aberdeen Energy Park
Fax: Claymore Drive
Web: AB23 8GD

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Atlas Copco Ltd
Tel: Swallowdale Lane
Web: HP2 7EA

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ATR Group
Tel: 16 Denmore Road
Fax: Bridge of Don
Web: AB23 8JW

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Attollo Offshore
Tel: 11 Bon Accord
Fax: Cresent
Web: AB11 6DE

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Attric Limited
Tel: Sovereign House
Fax: Craven Street South, Hedon Road
Web: HU9 1AP

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Augean North Sea Services
Tel: Woodside Road
Fax: Bridge of Don
Web: AB23 8EF

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Augmentias
Tel: 9 Centurion Court
Fax: North Esplanade West
Web: AB11 5QH

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Autodesk Ltd
Tel: One Discovery Place
Fax: Columbus Drive Farnborough
Web: GU14 ONZ

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AVEVA Solutions Limited
Tel: Suite 7, Venture House
Fax: Venture Way
Web: S41 8NR

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Awilco Drilling plc
Tel: 12 Abercrombie Court
Fax: Prospect Road
Web: AB32 6FE

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Azinor Catalyst Ltd
Tel: 192 Sloane Street
Fax: Second Floor
Web: SW1X 9QX

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Babcock International Group
Tel: Rosyth Business Park
Fax: Rosyth
Web: KY11 2YD

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BAE Systems Detica
Tel: Waterside House
Fax: 170 Priestly Road
Web: GU2 7RQ

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Baker & McKenzie LLP
Tel: 100 New Bridge Street
Web: EC4V 6JA

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Baker Hughes
Tel: Campus 1
Fax: Aberdeen Science & Technology Park
Web: AB22 89GT

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Banford Consulting Ltd
Tel: Chrichiebank Buisiness Centre
Fax: Mill Road
Web: AB51 5NQ

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Bank of Scotland
Tel: 3-5 Albyn Place
Web: AB10 1PY

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Bayerngas UK Ltd
Tel: Suite 4A
Fax: 160 London Road
Web: TN13 1BT

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Bel Valves
Tel: 11 Glasshouse street
Fax: St Peters
Web: NE6 1BS

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Benchmark Geophysical Consulting Limited
Tel: Sandy Farm Business Centre
Fax: Sands Road
Web: GU10 1PX

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Bender UK Ltd
Tel: Low Mill Business Park
Web: LA12 9EE

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Berendsen UK Ltd
Tel: Intec 3
Fax: Intec Business Park
Web: RG24 8NE

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Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Tel: Adelaide House
Fax: London Bridge
Web: EC4R 9HA

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BG Group Plc
Tel: 28 Albyn Place
Web: AB10 1YL

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Bibby Offshore Limited
Tel: Atmosphere One
Fax: Prospect Road, Arnhall Business Park
Web: AB32 6FJ

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Bilfinger Salamis UK Limited
Tel: 4 Greenhole Place
Fax: Bridge of Don
Web: AB23 8EU

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Bird & Bird LLP
Tel: 15 Fetter Lane
Web: EC4A 1JP

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Black Isle (UK) Limited
Tel: 100 Longwater Avenue
Fax: Green Park
Web: RG2 6GP

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Blackhill Engineering Services Ltd
Tel: Blakhill Quarry
Fax: Woodbury
Web: EX5 1JL

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Blade Energy Partners Ltd
Tel: Newmacher Business Centre
Fax: Kingseat Business Park
Web: AB21 0UE

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Blaze Manufacturing Solutions Ltd
Tel: Blaze House
Fax: Laurencekirk Business Park
Web: AB30 1EY

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Bluewater Service UK Ltd
Tel: Bluewater House
Fax: Badentoy Crescent
Web: AB12 4YD

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BMT ARGOSS Ltd
Tel: Broadfold House
Fax: Broadfold Rd
Web: AB23 8EE

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BMT Cordah Ltd
Tel: Broadfold House
Fax: Broadfold Road
Web: AB23 8EE

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Bond Dickinson
Tel: 13 Albyn Terrace
Web: AB10 1YP

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Bond Offshore Helicopters Ltd
Tel: Kirkhill House
Fax: Dyce Avenue
Web: AB21 0LQ

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BP Exploration Operating Company Limited
Tel: 1 Wellheads Avenue
Fax: Dyce
Web: AB21 7PB

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Bracewell & Giuliani (UK) LLP
Tel: Tower 42
Fax: 25 Old Broad Street
Web: EC2N 1HQ

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Brevia Consulting
Tel: 5 Salamanca Street
Web: SE1 7HP

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Briggs Environmental Services Ltd
Tel: Seaforth House
Fax: Seaforth Place
Web: KY3 9AX

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brightsolid
Tel: Gateway House
Fax: 1 Luna Place
Web: DD2 1TP

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Bristow Helicopter Ltd
Tel: Dyce Avenue
Fax: Dyce
Web: AB21 0LQ

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British Safety Council
Tel: 70 Chancellors Road
Fax: Hammersmith
Web: W6 9RS

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Brodies LLP
Tel: 31 - 33 Union Grove
Web: AB10 6SD

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Brown Shipley
Tel: 2 Multrees Walk
Web: EH1 3DQ

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Bumi Armada UK Limited
Tel: Level 4, Annan House
Fax: 33-35 Palmerston Road
Web: AB11 5QP

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Bureau Veritas
Tel: Pavilion 1, Craigshaw Business Park
Fax: Craigshaw Road
Web: AB12 3AR

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Burges Salmon LLP
Tel: One Glass Wharf
Web: BS2 0ZX

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Burness Paull LLP
Tel: Union Plaza
Fax: 5th Floor
Web: AB10 1DQ

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Burnett & Reid LLP
Tel: 15 Golden Square
Web: AB10 1WF

The Economic Report 

This event will take place during Offshore Europe and as such you must be registered to attend Offshore Europe to attend. This can be done free of charge by clicking here.

Further information to follow.

Oil & Gas UK events provide an excellent opportunity to network with industry colleagues and be informed of the latest developments in the sector.

 

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There have been further improvements in the management of major safety hazards offshore, according Oil & Gas UK’s Health & Safety 2015 Report published today (Wednesday, 1 July).

Based on incidents reported to the Health and Safety Executive for April 2014 to March 2015 and shared with the trade body; the total number of hydrocarbon releases – oil and gas leaks – has gone down and is at its lowest level ever.

Offshore oil and gas has a lower personal injury rate than many other sectors including construction, transport, manufacturing, health, retail and education, the report reveals. The non-fatal injury rate for offshore workers also continues to show a declining trend.

Securing continued effective search and rescue helicopter cover for offshore workers in the Central North Sea was a major milestone for the sector. The industry remains focused on aviation safety, with the launch of measures such as a new emergency breathing system for offshore flying and changes to helicopter seating allocation based on passenger size.

Preparing for the introduction into UK law of the EU Offshore Safety Directive – the single biggest shake-up of offshore health, safety and environment management for a decade – has also been a key focus for the industry.

However, the report did find a growing backlog of safety-critical maintenance on offshore installations.

Robert Paterson, health, safety and employment issues director at Oil & Gas UK, said: “Industry, on the whole, is performing well across a range of safety criteria. However, ours is a major hazard sector where complacency has no place.

“The overall reduction in hydrocarbon releases is to be welcomed and we must continue our focus on curbing these even further.

“Safe offshore transport remains a priority. 2014 saw the launch of the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) CAP 1145 report into aviation safety. Some of the measures proposed were already under way, but this is an area where progress continues to be made with the CAA, helicopter operators, industry and trade unions meeting regularly to monitor progress and stimulate action.

“Industry also demonstrated its commitment to safety by funding an offshore search and rescue helicopter service for the Central North Sea to ensure the same levels of rescue and recovery service following changes to previous provision.

“Our report did find a growing backlog of safety-critical maintenance offshore and this is an area that needs close attention. However, decisions on deferring maintenance are taken following robust management systems that assess risk and involve the relevant technical and engineering authorities. All operators are also being encouraged to participate in providing data to all stakeholders to best reflect how the industry as a whole is managing safety-critical maintenance.

“Producing hydrocarbons safely, ensuring assets are operated safely, and transporting our workforce to and from installations safely is of paramount importance to the industry. Despite these difficult times they must always remain our priority.”

ENDS
Notes to Editors:
The report can be read here:

Robert Paterson, Oil & Gas UK’s health, safety and employment issues director, is available for interview. To arrange, contact Oil & Gas UK Press and PR Officer Jennifer Phillips on 01224 577279.

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its growing membership, which comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies, now numbers more than 500.

Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK’s economics director, said: “Oil & Gas UK welcomes the Scottish Government’s recognition of the significant remaining potential of the UK’s oil and gas industry and we are ambitious for the sector to deliver that. The industry is currently working hard to improve cost efficiency so that it is well placed to grasp the opportunities that are presented both on the UK Continental Shelf and in oil and gas provinces around the world. Promoting exploration and developing many marginal opportunities will be crucial and we welcome further engagement with governments and the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to achieve a successful outcome.”
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The Oil and Gas Analytical Bulletin is available here.

Cost efficiency, a prominent and topical theme at Oil & Gas UK’s 2015 conference, will feature in a series of events the trade association is holding to push progress on the industry’s activities in this priority area.

Stephen Marcos Jones, Oil & Gas UK’s business development director, said: “As the trade association for the UK offshore industry, our aim is to help all efforts to make sure the sector is safe, competitive and sustainable in a world of $60 oil. Our events in Aberdeen and London are designed to support these objectives by providing opportunities for people to explore and discuss the challenges facing the industry and work more effectively together to improve efficiency.”

In Aberdeen, Oil & Gas UK’s supply chain seminar on June 30, organised in association with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), focuses on potential opportunities for the sector to tackle costs through simplification and standardisation in areas including technical standard setting and equipment procurement. Delegates will also hear from speakers representing Lockheed Martin, Renault Nissan, Siemens and Bombardier on how other industrial sectors including aerospace, automotive, power generation and railways have introduced measures to drive efficiency and regain competitiveness as a result.

Also in Aberdeen, Oil & Gas UK’s breakfast briefing on July 2 will look at the part leadership or collaboration can play in helping companies on the UKCS co-operate in a competitive environment. Guest speakers include Gunther Newcombe, exploration and production director at the Oil and Gas Authority, and Matt Betts, Halliburton’s UK vice president, whose presentations will be followed by a panel session, chaired by Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie.

As part of Oil & Gas UK’s efforts to increase interaction between operators and the supply chain to drive further co-operation across the sector, it is also organising one of its popular speed networking events in London on June 30. The unique format of the event allows participants to meet many new contacts in a short period of time and delegates have described the sessions as a great opportunity for service providers to meet operators looking for innovative ways to work more efficiently.

For information about all these events, please contact Lucy Gordon at [email protected] or 01224 577331 or the Oil & Gas UK events team at [email protected].

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Notes to Editors

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for and produce oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.

To book the Oil & Gas UK Members Speed Networking – London event on June 30, click  here

To book the Supply Chain Seminar on June 30, click here

To book the Aberdeen Breakfast Briefing on July 2, click here

Oil & Gas UK’s annual conference, which focused on the next 40 years of the offshore industry and attracted more than 500 people, featured the launch of an animation celebrating the sector’s achievements to date. The short infographic celebrates 50 years of exploration for oil and gas on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and the production that has been achieved over four decades. It gives a snapshot history of oil and gas development in the UK, highlights the sector’s significant contribution to British jobs, skills, technology and energy security and underlines the industry’s potential to remain a driving force in Britain’s economy for decades to come.

At the launch of the animation to delegates, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie, said: “As we grapple with the very real issues that our industry faces today – 2015 also marks a major anniversary – 50 years – half a century – since we found the first gas in the North Sea (oil was found some years later in 1969). We wanted to acknowledge this moment and the journey we have been on and to reinforce the contribution that the industry has made over all these years.”

Closing the conference yesterday (June 18), following on from a session on the Aberdeen City Region Deal, Deirdre Michie, commented: “I’m pleased to live and work in the North East – a  region that holds such promise – and look forward to seeing it transform for the better. We might be at the heart of the UK industry, but it is the expertise of companies right across Britain, working together, that make this sector truly unique.

“This has been an incredibly busy two days with rich discussions and a developing sense of purpose.  The objective of this conference was to bring us together, recognize the challenges that face this industry and focus us on the way ahead. From the feedback I’ve had, I know there is now a better understanding of these challenges and how to meet them.  And, that as an industry, we are committed to resolving them.”

Notes to Editors

For more information, please contact Helen Jackson.

The animation can be viewed and downloaded here.

The round-up of the conference is available here.

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for and produce oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.

Deirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, said: “Tonight’s news is very welcome indeed and we hope an acceptable outcome for all parties can be reached quickly.

“To secure the future of the industry, it is important that we resolve issues by working together – companies, workforce, regulator, unions and government.”

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For more information, please contact Sally Hatch.

Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie, warned today (17 June) that the UK offshore oil and gas industry must become sustainable ‘in a world of $60 oil’. The rallying call was made before an audience of over 500 people in Aberdeen at the opening of the leading trade association’s annual conference, sponsored by EY. First Minister of Scotland, the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, and chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority, Andy Samuel, also addressed delegates.

Deirdre Michie commented: “Here in Aberdeen and throughout the UK, from Teesside to Truro, from Aberdeen to Anglesey, we have built an industrial powerhouse for the UK – the offshore oil and gas industry. In terms of our economic contribution and value to the country, this industry stands head and shoulders above the rest. We have paid more to the Treasury than most other industrial sectors, we generate hundreds of thousands of skilled jobs, we have a vibrant supply chain, at home and abroad, and make a key contribution to the UK’s security of energy supply. It is an industry that has grown and evolved for 50 years.

“However, we now face real and present threats that are challenging our future. At $60 oil, 10 per cent of our production is struggling to make money and there is a shortage of capital and a shortage of investors willing to place their money here. While demand for our products remains strong, critical for our transport and heating our homes and giving us a whole host of everyday products, our productivity as an industry has fallen – and fallen rapidly.

“In relation to our escalating cost base, we know that as an industry we have been part of the problem; now we need to be part of the solution.

“Over the last 20 years, the price has averaged at $62 per barrel and the forward curve is between $65 and $75. Therefore it is not unreasonable for the North Sea to set out its stall at being sustainable in a $60 world. As a target, it’s one that we as a trade association can champion, Government can align with and the regulator can pursue as an enabler, for example, to focus on key infrastructure.”

Deirdre Michie called for a change in mindset: “To succeed with this approach, we have to be open to change. We must avoid doing the same things in the same way and expecting a different outcome. We have had a decade of escalating costs, so we can be sure that our current approach doesn’t work. We need to think about this from an investor’s point of view. Given that we compete for investment dollars on a global basis, we must ensure the UK is a commercially attractive and predictable place in which to invest.

“Learning from our mistakes, we know that our focus cannot merely be on ‘cutting costs’, but must more fundamentally address the efficiency of the basin. Focusing on efficiency means that, if or when the oil price bounces back, we will be best placed to seize new opportunities. And let’s not forget, efficient management is also safe management – and I know safety remains the top priority for everyone in this room.”

Deirdre Michie gave examples of efficiency improvements already happening within the industry, highlighting the gains Total and Nexen have made by engaging with the workforce to help drive positive change, adding:

“In order to be successful in the future, we too must raise the bar in terms of co-operating. We must work together to secure the future of this industry – for this country. There is a role for everyone – client, customer, employer and employee.  For unions, for governments, for regulators and for trade associations.  This is not a time for conflict or entrenched positions. We don’t need to wait for consensus, but we do need leadership in this industry to drive co-operation and an ‘early adopter’ culture from companies willing to rise to the challenge.”

Concluding with comments on the prize to be won through the industry’s efficiency drive, Deirdre Michie said: “With over 20 billion barrels of oil and gas still to play for, there’s plenty of opportunity to ensure an indigenous supply for the country. On a global-scale we might be a small player, but we’re also a world-leader.  Our technical expertise is unsurpassed and reflected in the quality, the capability and the success story that is our supply chain.

“I’m pleased to be able to say that we have come together, aligned as to the prize our industry still offers. In keeping together, we have already made progress with the OGA being set up, positive fiscal change being delivered and industry working hard to improve its competitiveness. And in working together I am very confident that we will be successful in delivering a safe and competitive industry that is indeed sustainable in a $60 world.”

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Notes to Editors

For more information and interview requests, please contact Helen Jackson on[email protected] or Jennifer Phillips on [email protected].

The full text of Deirdre Michie’s speech is available here.

Details of Oil & Gas UK’s annual conference are available herehttp://www.oilandgasuk.co.uk/events/Annual_Conference.cfm.

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its growing membership, which comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies, now numbers more than 500.

Leaders from the offshore oil and gas industry met with Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Damian Hinds today (10 June) to discuss the sector’s future as part of a Fiscal Forum

Oil & Gas UK chief executive, Deirdre Michie, commented:

“We had a positive meeting with the Exchequer Secretary earlier today and are heartened to hear of his Government’s commitment to measures which can provide immediate support and form a long term strategy to reduce the burden of tax on the basin over time.

“In addition to the tax changes announced in the 2015 Budget, the Wood Review has laid strong foundations for the regeneration of the UK North Sea and we look forward to working with the OGA and HM Treasury in a tripartite approach to maximising economic recovery of the UK’s substantial remaining oil and gas reserves. In this regard, I’m also pleased to report that the meeting of PILOT, a joint government-industry forum, today was similarly constructive and positive.

“The industry is pleased that HM Treasury plans to take the next step to engage on measures to promote exploration and address the decommissioning challenge over the summer. It is essential that appropriate action is taken by Budget 2016 – if not sooner.

“We further welcome the affirmation that the scope of the investment allowance will be extended to include a broader range of expenditure, this clarity will make a difference to the attractiveness of this basin to domestic and international investors.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to reaffirm industry’s commitment to increasing efficiency and addressing its cost base in what continues to be a challenging time for the sector.”

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For more information including requests for interviews, please contact Helen Jackson at[email protected].

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for and produce oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.

The final session of Oil & Gas UK’s Annual Conference, in Aberdeen on 17 and 18 June 2015, will be led by the Leader of Aberdeen City Council , Jenny Laing.

The session will include an outline of the Aberdeen City Region Deal, leading into a debate on the broad themes highlighted in the City Region document with a panel of industry specialists.

The innovative format will ensure that those attending the second annual conference will have the opportunity to have their say on the concepts suggested in the City Region Deal – considering the impact on the region and the offshore oil and gas sector specifically though a digital voting system, and, crucially, making their collective voice heard on how each element should be funded.

Stephen Marcos Jones, Oil & Gas UK’s business development director, commented: “We’re looking forward to what we hope will be an informative and engaging final session to our event programme.

“This is a national industry with a national jobs footprint, but few would argue against the perception that it has its heart in Aberdeen.

“However, our members have told us that Aberdeen does not have the road, rail and air services it needs to maintain its position as Europe’s oil and gas capital. They are clear that there must be more innovation if the region is to keep up with its global competitors, from Stavanger to Singapore.

“We applaud both councils for pursuing a City Region Deal – and look forward to a robust and lively discussion after the voting.  This is a chance for delegates at the Oil & Gas UK conference to have their say about infrastructure improvements in an important oil and gas hub for the North Sea.”

Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said:

“Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils have taken the lead in bringing all tiers of Government together to develop the City Region Deal for the benefit not only of this region but of the whole country.

“Securing the Deal will be the catalyst to create the roads, the homes, the jobs, the skills development and the digital connectivity that we need. It will pump in 20 years’ worth of investment, amounting to almost £3billion, which will anchor the oil and gas industry in the North-east for the next 50 years or more.

“The city, the surrounding area and the oil and gas industry itself still have huge potential which needs to be realised. Improvements to our infrastructure are long overdue – and the two local authorities, the Scottish and UK Governments, the businesses world and academia are unanimous that the City Region Deal is the mechanism to unlock that potential.”

A panel of experts will react live to a series of delegate votes looking at the City Region Deal priority areas of innovation, internationalisation and skills and taking some questions from the floor, the session will be chaired by Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie.

Under the theme of Maximising Economic Recovery from the UK Continental Shelf, the conference is titled: ‘MER UK: The Next 40 Years’ the two day event sponsored principally by EY, alongside ABB Limited and Stellar Energy Advisors, will aim to highlight, define and debate the critically important issues facing upstream petroleum exploration and development on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), 40 years on from first oil production.

Stephen Marcos Jones concluded:

“In recognition of the cost and efficiency pressures on this sector, we’ve endeavoured to put on an event which delivers real value for our delegates. We hope that this focus on our home city Aberdeen will not only be of interest to those attending the event, but will underscore the importance of vibrant oil and gas industry to the city of Aberdeen and the surrounding county, which in turn empower hubs throughout the UK.”

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Demand for the expertise of well services contractors operating in UK waters remained steady according to figures in the Oil & Gas UK Well Services Contractors Report published today (June 3) which looks back at how the sector fared in 2014. These companies, which  support the UK offshore oil and gas industry throughout the life cycle of well operations, reported gross revenue of $3.24 billion (£1.97 billion) which is a small increase of one per cent on the 2013 figure. The information contained in the 2015 report represents around 85 per cent of well services contractors.

Oonagh Werngren, Oil & Gas UK’s operations director, said: “Throughout the first half of 2014, it was clear that well services contractors continued to benefit from the high level of investment in the UK continental shelf (UKCS) which occurred in 2013. In the latter half of 2014, however, a number of companies reported a slow-down in the demand for their services and expect this trend to continue in 2015, with respondents predicting that the oil price fall will have a negative impact on drilling activity.”

The report confirms that along with the rest of the UK oil and gas industry, well services contractors face a challenging business environment and therefore recruited fewer staff during 2014. However, the sector highlighted its intention to encourage broader commitment to shared industry tools including standard contracts which would contribute to the industry’s cost and efficiency efforts and help both operators and supply chain companies become more competitive.

 

To access the report, please click here .

For more information, contact Lucy Gordon at [email protected]

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Notes to editors

  1. Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its growing membership, which comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies, now numbers more than 500.
  2. Well services contractors are those companies involved in delivering to operators the services required to complete, test and maintain an oil, gas or water or gas injection wells. With its involvement across exploration for and appraisal and development of oil and gas, the sector provides a useful insight into the current and future activity on the UKCS.
  3. The survey respondents in total represent a significant majority of the UK well services market in terms of gross revenue so the figures quoted are conservative estimates of the total market size.
  4. An average 2014 exchange rate of $1.6469/£ was used in conversions.
  5. Gross spending on UK oil and gas exploration, development, production and decommissioning (i.e. the cost of doing business in terms of capital expenditure, operating expenditure, exploration and appraisal and decommissioning) was £26.5 billion in 2014. [Ref: Oil & Gas UK Activity Survey 2015].

Nominations are open for the inaugural Young Oil & Gas Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award, to be announced at the supply chain seminar, hosted jointly by Oil & Gas UK and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), on June 30 at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Ken Cruickshank, Oil & Gas UK’s operations manager, said: “The quest to find the most talented people working in the field of procurement, logistics, contract management will be one of the highlights of the 2015 supply chain seminar, where delegates  will explore the theme: ‘Simplification – Can it be Standard?’.  The industry’s drive to simplify and standardise processes across the sector is one of a range of initiatives it has launched to tackle costs and improve efficiency in the current challenging business environment.”

Phil Broughton, Corporate Relations for CIPS, energy and oil and gas sectors, adds:  “Finding the stars of the future is a responsibility we all share as these gifted supply chain professionals will help drive improvements, manage change and disseminate good practice. Outstanding performances often come from reassessing existing processes and exploring how other sectors rise to business challenges and, accordingly, the supply chain seminar will provide delegates with thought provoking input from speakers representing the aerospace, power generation and automotive sectors. ”

For further details of how to nominate a candidate for the Young Oil & Gas Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award, who will win a trophy and certificate,  can be found here.  Booking details for: ‘Simplicity – Can it be Standard?’ seminar  are available here.

For further information please contact Lucy Gordon at [email protected] or 01224 577331.

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Editor’s Notes

  1. Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for, and produce, oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.

 

2  The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 106,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business productivity.  More information available at www.cips.org; @CIPSNews

Much has been done to further improve safety and help restore workforce confidence in helicopter flights offshore.

Some of those steps will be outlined at an aviation seminar organised by Oil & Gas UK and taking place next Tuesday (2 June).

The UK Civil Aviation Authority and helicopter manufacturers will give their views on the response to the CAA ‘CAP1145’ report which contained a series of actions and recommendations for helicopter safety.

Progress being made to further improve pilot training and helicopter maintenance will also be outlined at the event taking place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Other talks are on topics including innovations in safety, what is being done to improve the helideck team training, changes in helicopter flight deck technology and triggered lightning.

Robert Paterson, health and safety director at Oil & Gas UK, said: “Collectively, oil and gas companies, regulators, helicopter operators and manufacturers are continuing to work hard to improve helicopter flight safety.

“When the CAA’s CAP 1145 report came out in 2014 there were a number of industry-led initiatives already underway. CAP 1145 has significantly broadened the work being done to ensure North Sea helicopter operations are as safe as they can be.

“Our seminar will provide a platform for industry to hear about developments in aviation safety from representatives from the major helicopter companies, the CAA, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and HeliOffshore – a relatively new body that aims to improve flight safety and advance technical competence globally.”

The seminar is expected to be of interest to all involved in helicopter operations, especially those involved in logistics, or in the latest developments in helicopter health and safety more generally.

To find out more or book a place email [email protected].

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Notes to Editors:
Robert Paterson, health and safety director at Oil & Gas UK is available for interview. To arrange, contact press & PR officer Jennifer Phillips on 01224 577279 / [email protected].

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its growing membership, which comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies, now numbers more than 500.

Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie, commented:

“We welcome the inclusion of an Energy Bill as part of the 2015–2016 parliamentary legislative session announced at the State Opening of Parliament today (Wednesday 27 May). This  Bill will formally establish the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) as an independent, government company (GovCo). The OGA is a critical catalyst for the work being done to sustain offshore activity.

“We look forward to receiving further details of this new legislation when the Bill is published, that will complete the implementation of Sir Ian Wood’s recommendations for MER UK – Maximising Economic Recovery from the UK continental shelf, in addition to providing the full set of tools and capabilities that the new regulator will need to do this job effectively and efficiently. We hope Government will bring forward this legislation as soon as possible.

“We are at a critical stage in the history of UK offshore oil and gas development and bold steps need to be taken now to ensure strong activity continues into the future. Oil & Gas UK is dedicated to continuing its engagement with the OGA and HM Treasury, forming a tripartite approach to maximising economic recovery of the UK’s substantial remaining oil and gas reserves, as recommended in the Wood Report and agreed by all major parties, bringing through the change that is so urgently required.

“The commissioning of the Wood Review and implementation of its recommendations, and the tax changes announced in the 2015 Budget, laid strong foundations for the regeneration of the UK North Sea. The focus of the industry now is to continue its hard work to increase efficiency and address its cost base.”

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Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for, and produce, oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.

An Oil & Gas UK spokesperson said:

“Oil & Gas UK is deeply disappointed to learn that union officials have today decided to go to strike ballot. The door is still open to finding an agreement, and it is our hope that both sides can reach an understanding that will safeguard the long term future of our industry.

“The cost of oil and gas operations on the UKCS has more than doubled over the last five years, making it the most expensive province in the world in which to operate. The significant fall in oil price also means that all companies in the UK North Sea are having to make difficult decisions to secure the future of their operations in the basin.

“The industry must look to improve its efficiency on a sustainable basis in order to restore the basin’s competitiveness, attract investment to the UK and protect jobs across the supply chain for the long term. Industrial action will only serve to further undermine the real challenges facing the industry and ensure that there will be no winners.”

Oil and Gas UK Current Members

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A&P Tyne Limited
Tel: Wagonway Road
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ABB Ltd
Tel: Pavilion 9
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Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce
Tel: The Hub
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Aberdeen City Council
Tel: 20 Barry Way
Fax: Business Hub 12, 2nd Floor West
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Aberdeen Drilling Consultants Ltd
Tel: Rubislaw Toll House
Fax: 32 - 34 Queens Road
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Aberdeen Drilling School
Tel: 50 Union Glen
Web: AB11 9ER

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Aberdeen Oil Corporation
Tel: 7 Queens Gardens
Web: AB15 4YD

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Abertay University
Tel: Bell Street
Web: DD1 1HG

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Absoft Ltd
Tel: Davidson House Campus 1
Fax: Aberdeen Innovation Park
Web: AB22 89T

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Accenture
Tel: Aberdeen Science and Energy Park
Web: AB23 8HZ

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Access Partnership
Tel: 4th Floor, Broadway Studios
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Web: W6 7AF

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ACE Winches - Alfred Cheyne Engineering Ltd
Tel: Cheyne House
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Web: AB53 8EN

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ActivityMix
Tel: Suite 2
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Web: AB12 3AX

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Addax Petroleum UK
Tel: 17 Rubislaw Terrace
Web: AB10 1XE

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Addleshaw Goddard LLP
Tel: Sovereign House
Fax: Sovereign Street
Web: LS1 1HQ

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AECOM
Tel: Mid City Place
Fax: 71 High Holborn
Web: WC1V 6QS

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Aero Stanrew Ltd
Tel: Gratton Way
Fax: Roundswell Industrial Estate
Web: EX31 3AR

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Aerossurance Ltd
Tel: 3 Airyhillock Manor
Web: AB51 0JS

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AGR
Tel: Union Plaza
Fax: 1 Union Wynd
Web: AB10 1SL

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Air Liquide UK Ltd
Tel: Greenbank Road
Fax: East Tullos Industrial Estate
Web: AB12 3BQ

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Air Partner plc
Tel: 2 City Place
Fax: Beehive Ring Road
Web: RH6 OPA

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AIS
Tel: Units 3 & 4
Fax: Jupiter Court
Web: NE29 7SE

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Aker Solutions
Tel: Howe Moss Avenue
Fax: Kirkhill Industrial Estate
Web: AB21 0GP

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Alcumus Holdings Ltd
Tel: Midshires House
Fax: Smeaton Close
Web: HP19 8HL

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Alexander Comley Ltd
Tel: 1 Dandy Bank Road
Fax: The Pensnett Estate
Web: DY6 7ND

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Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited
Tel: Victoria House
Fax: London Square
Web: GU1 1UJ

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Amec Foster Wheeler
Tel: 3rd Floor
Fax: Annan House
Web: AB11 5QP

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Ampelmann Operations B.V
Tel: Klvyverweg 1
Web: 2629HS

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Anartya
Tel: Harbour Buildings
Fax: South Quay
Web: DD10 9SL

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Andrews Kurth (UK) LLP
Tel: 16 Old Bailey
Web: EC4M 7EG

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Apache North Sea
Tel: Caledonia House
Fax: Prime Four Business Park
Web: AB15 8PU

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APEM Ltd
Tel: Gwaun Elai Medi Campus
Web: CF72 8XL

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Aperimus Communications Ltd
Tel: 16 Hatton Court
Fax: Hatton of Fintray
Web: AB21 0YA

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Apollo Offshore Engineering Ltd
Tel: Nautilus House
Fax: 35 Waterloo Quay
Web: AB11 5BS

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APSYS
Tel: Unit 3
Fax: Dyce Avenue
Web: AB21 0LQ

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ARAMARK Limited
Tel: First Floor, Pavilion 2
Fax: Kirkhill Business Park
Web: AB21 0GD

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ARCADIS EC Harris
Tel: Suite J
Fax: 5 Golden Square
Web: AB10 1RD

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Archer (UK) Ltd
Tel: Archer House
Fax: Main Road
Web: AB21 0BP

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Arco Ltd
Tel: Blackness Road
Fax: Altens Industrial Estate
Web: AB12 3LH

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ASCO UK Limited
Tel: Regent Centre
Fax: Regent Road
Web: AB11 5NS

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ASET - International Oil & Gas Training Academy
Tel: Altens Centre
Fax: Hareness Road
Web: AB12 3LE

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Ashurst LLP
Tel: Broadwalk House
Fax: 5 Appold Street
Web: EC2A 2HA

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Asset Development & Improvement Ltd (ADIL)
Tel: 4 Rubislaw Terrace
Web: AB10 1XE

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Asset55 Ltd
Tel: 1 Merchant Court
Fax: Monkton Business Park South
Web: NE31 2EX

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Astrimar Ltd
Tel: Unit 41, Cranfield Innovation Centre
Fax: University Way
Web: MK43 0BT

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Athens Group Technology Assurance Services Limited
Tel: 2 Sheen Road
Fax: Richmond
Web: TW91AE

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Atkins
Tel: Kirkgate House
Fax: Upper Kirkgate
Web: AB10 1HW

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Atlantic Petroleum Ltd
Tel: 26-28 Hammersmith Grove
Fax: Hammersmith
Web: W6 7BA

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Atlas
Tel: Aberdeen Energy Park
Fax: Claymore Drive
Web: AB23 8GD

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Atlas Copco Ltd
Tel: Swallowdale Lane
Web: HP2 7EA

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ATR Group
Tel: 16 Denmore Road
Fax: Bridge of Don
Web: AB23 8JW

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Attollo Offshore
Tel: 11 Bon Accord
Fax: Cresent
Web: AB11 6DE

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Attric Limited
Tel: Sovereign House
Fax: Craven Street South, Hedon Road
Web: HU9 1AP

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Augean North Sea Services
Tel: Woodside Road
Fax: Bridge of Don
Web: AB23 8EF

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Augmentias
Tel: 9 Centurion Court
Fax: North Esplanade West
Web: AB11 5QH

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Autodesk Ltd
Tel: One Discovery Place
Fax: Columbus Drive Farnborough
Web: GU14 ONZ

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AVEVA Solutions Limited
Tel: Suite 7, Venture House
Fax: Venture Way
Web: S41 8NR

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Awilco Drilling plc
Tel: 12 Abercrombie Court
Fax: Prospect Road
Web: AB32 6FE

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Azinor Catalyst Ltd
Tel: 192 Sloane Street
Fax: Second Floor
Web: SW1X 9QX

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Babcock International Group
Tel: Rosyth Business Park
Fax: Rosyth
Web: KY11 2YD

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BAE Systems Detica
Tel: Waterside House
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Doctors Training Workshop – 27 August 2015

Aberdeen Breakfast Briefing – 9 September 2015

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Offshore safety performance captured in annual report

There have been further improvements in the management of major safety hazards offshore, according Oil & Gas UK’s Health & Safety 2015 Report published today (Wednesday, 1 July).

Based on incidents reported to the Health and Safety Executive for April 2014 to March 2015 and shared with the trade body; the total number of hydrocarbon releases – oil and gas leaks – has gone down and is at its lowest level ever.

Offshore oil and gas has a lower personal injury rate than many other sectors including construction, transport, manufacturing, health, retail and education, the report reveals. The non-fatal injury rate for offshore workers also continues to show a declining trend.

Securing continued effective search and rescue helicopter cover for offshore workers in the Central North Sea was a major milestone for the sector. The industry remains focused on aviation safety, with the launch of measures such as a new emergency breathing system for offshore flying and changes to helicopter seating allocation based on passenger size.

Preparing for the introduction into UK law of the EU Offshore Safety Directive – the single biggest shake-up of offshore health, safety and environment management for a decade – has also been a key focus for the industry.

However, the report did find a growing backlog of safety-critical maintenance on offshore installations.

Robert Paterson, health, safety and employment issues director at Oil & Gas UK, said: “Industry, on the whole, is performing well across a range of safety criteria. However, ours is a major hazard sector where complacency has no place.

“The overall reduction in hydrocarbon releases is to be welcomed and we must continue our focus on curbing these even further.

“Safe offshore transport remains a priority. 2014 saw the launch of the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) CAP 1145 report into aviation safety. Some of the measures proposed were already under way, but this is an area where progress continues to be made with the CAA, helicopter operators, industry and trade unions meeting regularly to monitor progress and stimulate action.

“Industry also demonstrated its commitment to safety by funding an offshore search and rescue helicopter service for the Central North Sea to ensure the same levels of rescue and recovery service following changes to previous provision.

“Our report did find a growing backlog of safety-critical maintenance offshore and this is an area that needs close attention. However, decisions on deferring maintenance are taken following robust management systems that assess risk and involve the relevant technical and engineering authorities. All operators are also being encouraged to participate in providing data to all stakeholders to best reflect how the industry as a whole is managing safety-critical maintenance.

“Producing hydrocarbons safely, ensuring assets are operated safely, and transporting our workforce to and from installations safely is of paramount importance to the industry. Despite these difficult times they must always remain our priority.”

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Notes to Editors:
The report can be read here:

Robert Paterson, Oil & Gas UK’s health, safety and employment issues director, is available for interview. To arrange, contact Oil & Gas UK Press and PR Officer Jennifer Phillips on 01224 577279.

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its growing membership, which comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies, now numbers more than 500.

Oil & Gas UK Welcomes the Scottish Government’s Oil and Gas Bulletin

Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK’s economics director, said: “Oil & Gas UK welcomes the Scottish Government’s recognition of the significant remaining potential of the UK’s oil and gas industry and we are ambitious for the sector to deliver that. The industry is currently working hard to improve cost efficiency so that it is well placed to grasp the opportunities that are presented both on the UK Continental Shelf and in oil and gas provinces around the world. Promoting exploration and developing many marginal opportunities will be crucial and we welcome further engagement with governments and the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to achieve a successful outcome.”
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The Oil and Gas Analytical Bulletin is available here.

Efficient Business Practices the Topic of Forthcoming Events in Aberdeen and London

Cost efficiency, a prominent and topical theme at Oil & Gas UK’s 2015 conference, will feature in a series of events the trade association is holding to push progress on the industry’s activities in this priority area.

Stephen Marcos Jones, Oil & Gas UK’s business development director, said: “As the trade association for the UK offshore industry, our aim is to help all efforts to make sure the sector is safe, competitive and sustainable in a world of $60 oil. Our events in Aberdeen and London are designed to support these objectives by providing opportunities for people to explore and discuss the challenges facing the industry and work more effectively together to improve efficiency.”

In Aberdeen, Oil & Gas UK’s supply chain seminar on June 30, organised in association with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), focuses on potential opportunities for the sector to tackle costs through simplification and standardisation in areas including technical standard setting and equipment procurement. Delegates will also hear from speakers representing Lockheed Martin, Renault Nissan, Siemens and Bombardier on how other industrial sectors including aerospace, automotive, power generation and railways have introduced measures to drive efficiency and regain competitiveness as a result.

Also in Aberdeen, Oil & Gas UK’s breakfast briefing on July 2 will look at the part leadership or collaboration can play in helping companies on the UKCS co-operate in a competitive environment. Guest speakers include Gunther Newcombe, exploration and production director at the Oil and Gas Authority, and Matt Betts, Halliburton’s UK vice president, whose presentations will be followed by a panel session, chaired by Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie.

As part of Oil & Gas UK’s efforts to increase interaction between operators and the supply chain to drive further co-operation across the sector, it is also organising one of its popular speed networking events in London on June 30. The unique format of the event allows participants to meet many new contacts in a short period of time and delegates have described the sessions as a great opportunity for service providers to meet operators looking for innovative ways to work more efficiently.

For information about all these events, please contact Lucy Gordon at [email protected] or 01224 577331 or the Oil & Gas UK events team at [email protected].

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Notes to Editors

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for and produce oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.

To book the Oil & Gas UK Members Speed Networking – London event on June 30, click  here

To book the Supply Chain Seminar on June 30, click here

To book the Aberdeen Breakfast Briefing on July 2, click here

Animation Celebrating 50 years of UK Offshore Oil and Gas Launched at Close of Successful Annual Conference

Oil & Gas UK’s annual conference, which focused on the next 40 years of the offshore industry and attracted more than 500 people, featured the launch of an animation celebrating the sector’s achievements to date. The short infographic celebrates 50 years of exploration for oil and gas on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and the production that has been achieved over four decades. It gives a snapshot history of oil and gas development in the UK, highlights the sector’s significant contribution to British jobs, skills, technology and energy security and underlines the industry’s potential to remain a driving force in Britain’s economy for decades to come.

At the launch of the animation to delegates, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie, said: “As we grapple with the very real issues that our industry faces today – 2015 also marks a major anniversary – 50 years – half a century – since we found the first gas in the North Sea (oil was found some years later in 1969). We wanted to acknowledge this moment and the journey we have been on and to reinforce the contribution that the industry has made over all these years.”

Closing the conference yesterday (June 18), following on from a session on the Aberdeen City Region Deal, Deirdre Michie, commented: “I’m pleased to live and work in the North East – a  region that holds such promise – and look forward to seeing it transform for the better. We might be at the heart of the UK industry, but it is the expertise of companies right across Britain, working together, that make this sector truly unique.

“This has been an incredibly busy two days with rich discussions and a developing sense of purpose.  The objective of this conference was to bring us together, recognize the challenges that face this industry and focus us on the way ahead. From the feedback I’ve had, I know there is now a better understanding of these challenges and how to meet them.  And, that as an industry, we are committed to resolving them.”

Notes to Editors

For more information, please contact Helen Jackson.

The animation can be viewed and downloaded here.

The round-up of the conference is available here.

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for and produce oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.

Oil & Gas UK Welcomes Unite’s Decision to Put Industrial Action Ballot on Hold

Deirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, said: “Tonight’s news is very welcome indeed and we hope an acceptable outcome for all parties can be reached quickly.

“To secure the future of the industry, it is important that we resolve issues by working together – companies, workforce, regulator, unions and government.”

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For more information, please contact Sally Hatch.

UK Offshore Oil and Gas Must Become Sustainable in a $60 World, warns Oil & Gas UK

Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie, warned today (17 June) that the UK offshore oil and gas industry must become sustainable ‘in a world of $60 oil’. The rallying call was made before an audience of over 500 people in Aberdeen at the opening of the leading trade association’s annual conference, sponsored by EY. First Minister of Scotland, the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP, and chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority, Andy Samuel, also addressed delegates.

Deirdre Michie commented: “Here in Aberdeen and throughout the UK, from Teesside to Truro, from Aberdeen to Anglesey, we have built an industrial powerhouse for the UK – the offshore oil and gas industry. In terms of our economic contribution and value to the country, this industry stands head and shoulders above the rest. We have paid more to the Treasury than most other industrial sectors, we generate hundreds of thousands of skilled jobs, we have a vibrant supply chain, at home and abroad, and make a key contribution to the UK’s security of energy supply. It is an industry that has grown and evolved for 50 years.

“However, we now face real and present threats that are challenging our future. At $60 oil, 10 per cent of our production is struggling to make money and there is a shortage of capital and a shortage of investors willing to place their money here. While demand for our products remains strong, critical for our transport and heating our homes and giving us a whole host of everyday products, our productivity as an industry has fallen – and fallen rapidly.

“In relation to our escalating cost base, we know that as an industry we have been part of the problem; now we need to be part of the solution.

“Over the last 20 years, the price has averaged at $62 per barrel and the forward curve is between $65 and $75. Therefore it is not unreasonable for the North Sea to set out its stall at being sustainable in a $60 world. As a target, it’s one that we as a trade association can champion, Government can align with and the regulator can pursue as an enabler, for example, to focus on key infrastructure.”

Deirdre Michie called for a change in mindset: “To succeed with this approach, we have to be open to change. We must avoid doing the same things in the same way and expecting a different outcome. We have had a decade of escalating costs, so we can be sure that our current approach doesn’t work. We need to think about this from an investor’s point of view. Given that we compete for investment dollars on a global basis, we must ensure the UK is a commercially attractive and predictable place in which to invest.

“Learning from our mistakes, we know that our focus cannot merely be on ‘cutting costs’, but must more fundamentally address the efficiency of the basin. Focusing on efficiency means that, if or when the oil price bounces back, we will be best placed to seize new opportunities. And let’s not forget, efficient management is also safe management – and I know safety remains the top priority for everyone in this room.”

Deirdre Michie gave examples of efficiency improvements already happening within the industry, highlighting the gains Total and Nexen have made by engaging with the workforce to help drive positive change, adding:

“In order to be successful in the future, we too must raise the bar in terms of co-operating. We must work together to secure the future of this industry – for this country. There is a role for everyone – client, customer, employer and employee.  For unions, for governments, for regulators and for trade associations.  This is not a time for conflict or entrenched positions. We don’t need to wait for consensus, but we do need leadership in this industry to drive co-operation and an ‘early adopter’ culture from companies willing to rise to the challenge.”

Concluding with comments on the prize to be won through the industry’s efficiency drive, Deirdre Michie said: “With over 20 billion barrels of oil and gas still to play for, there’s plenty of opportunity to ensure an indigenous supply for the country. On a global-scale we might be a small player, but we’re also a world-leader.  Our technical expertise is unsurpassed and reflected in the quality, the capability and the success story that is our supply chain.

“I’m pleased to be able to say that we have come together, aligned as to the prize our industry still offers. In keeping together, we have already made progress with the OGA being set up, positive fiscal change being delivered and industry working hard to improve its competitiveness. And in working together I am very confident that we will be successful in delivering a safe and competitive industry that is indeed sustainable in a $60 world.”

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Notes to Editors

For more information and interview requests, please contact Helen Jackson on[email protected] or Jennifer Phillips on [email protected].

The full text of Deirdre Michie’s speech is available here.

Details of Oil & Gas UK’s annual conference are available herehttp://www.oilandgasuk.co.uk/events/Annual_Conference.cfm.

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its growing membership, which comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies, now numbers more than 500.

Response to Fiscal Forum with Exchequer Secretary from Oil & Gas UK

Leaders from the offshore oil and gas industry met with Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Damian Hinds today (10 June) to discuss the sector’s future as part of a Fiscal Forum

Oil & Gas UK chief executive, Deirdre Michie, commented:

“We had a positive meeting with the Exchequer Secretary earlier today and are heartened to hear of his Government’s commitment to measures which can provide immediate support and form a long term strategy to reduce the burden of tax on the basin over time.

“In addition to the tax changes announced in the 2015 Budget, the Wood Review has laid strong foundations for the regeneration of the UK North Sea and we look forward to working with the OGA and HM Treasury in a tripartite approach to maximising economic recovery of the UK’s substantial remaining oil and gas reserves. In this regard, I’m also pleased to report that the meeting of PILOT, a joint government-industry forum, today was similarly constructive and positive.

“The industry is pleased that HM Treasury plans to take the next step to engage on measures to promote exploration and address the decommissioning challenge over the summer. It is essential that appropriate action is taken by Budget 2016 – if not sooner.

“We further welcome the affirmation that the scope of the investment allowance will be extended to include a broader range of expenditure, this clarity will make a difference to the attractiveness of this basin to domestic and international investors.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to reaffirm industry’s commitment to increasing efficiency and addressing its cost base in what continues to be a challenging time for the sector.”

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For more information including requests for interviews, please contact Helen Jackson at[email protected].

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for and produce oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.

Aberdeen City Region Deal in focus at Oil & Gas UK Annual Conference

The final session of Oil & Gas UK’s Annual Conference, in Aberdeen on 17 and 18 June 2015, will be led by the Leader of Aberdeen City Council , Jenny Laing.

The session will include an outline of the Aberdeen City Region Deal, leading into a debate on the broad themes highlighted in the City Region document with a panel of industry specialists.

The innovative format will ensure that those attending the second annual conference will have the opportunity to have their say on the concepts suggested in the City Region Deal – considering the impact on the region and the offshore oil and gas sector specifically though a digital voting system, and, crucially, making their collective voice heard on how each element should be funded.

Stephen Marcos Jones, Oil & Gas UK’s business development director, commented: “We’re looking forward to what we hope will be an informative and engaging final session to our event programme.

“This is a national industry with a national jobs footprint, but few would argue against the perception that it has its heart in Aberdeen.

“However, our members have told us that Aberdeen does not have the road, rail and air services it needs to maintain its position as Europe’s oil and gas capital. They are clear that there must be more innovation if the region is to keep up with its global competitors, from Stavanger to Singapore.

“We applaud both councils for pursuing a City Region Deal – and look forward to a robust and lively discussion after the voting.  This is a chance for delegates at the Oil & Gas UK conference to have their say about infrastructure improvements in an important oil and gas hub for the North Sea.”

Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said:

“Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils have taken the lead in bringing all tiers of Government together to develop the City Region Deal for the benefit not only of this region but of the whole country.

“Securing the Deal will be the catalyst to create the roads, the homes, the jobs, the skills development and the digital connectivity that we need. It will pump in 20 years’ worth of investment, amounting to almost £3billion, which will anchor the oil and gas industry in the North-east for the next 50 years or more.

“The city, the surrounding area and the oil and gas industry itself still have huge potential which needs to be realised. Improvements to our infrastructure are long overdue – and the two local authorities, the Scottish and UK Governments, the businesses world and academia are unanimous that the City Region Deal is the mechanism to unlock that potential.”

A panel of experts will react live to a series of delegate votes looking at the City Region Deal priority areas of innovation, internationalisation and skills and taking some questions from the floor, the session will be chaired by Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie.

Under the theme of Maximising Economic Recovery from the UK Continental Shelf, the conference is titled: ‘MER UK: The Next 40 Years’ the two day event sponsored principally by EY, alongside ABB Limited and Stellar Energy Advisors, will aim to highlight, define and debate the critically important issues facing upstream petroleum exploration and development on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), 40 years on from first oil production.

Stephen Marcos Jones concluded:

“In recognition of the cost and efficiency pressures on this sector, we’ve endeavoured to put on an event which delivers real value for our delegates. We hope that this focus on our home city Aberdeen will not only be of interest to those attending the event, but will underscore the importance of vibrant oil and gas industry to the city of Aberdeen and the surrounding county, which in turn empower hubs throughout the UK.”

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UK Oil and Gas Well Services Contractors Report Steady but Slowing Demand in 2014

Demand for the expertise of well services contractors operating in UK waters remained steady according to figures in the Oil & Gas UK Well Services Contractors Report published today (June 3) which looks back at how the sector fared in 2014. These companies, which  support the UK offshore oil and gas industry throughout the life cycle of well operations, reported gross revenue of $3.24 billion (£1.97 billion) which is a small increase of one per cent on the 2013 figure. The information contained in the 2015 report represents around 85 per cent of well services contractors.

Oonagh Werngren, Oil & Gas UK’s operations director, said: “Throughout the first half of 2014, it was clear that well services contractors continued to benefit from the high level of investment in the UK continental shelf (UKCS) which occurred in 2013. In the latter half of 2014, however, a number of companies reported a slow-down in the demand for their services and expect this trend to continue in 2015, with respondents predicting that the oil price fall will have a negative impact on drilling activity.”

The report confirms that along with the rest of the UK oil and gas industry, well services contractors face a challenging business environment and therefore recruited fewer staff during 2014. However, the sector highlighted its intention to encourage broader commitment to shared industry tools including standard contracts which would contribute to the industry’s cost and efficiency efforts and help both operators and supply chain companies become more competitive.

 

To access the report, please click here .

For more information, contact Lucy Gordon at [email protected]

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Notes to editors

  1. Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its growing membership, which comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies, now numbers more than 500.
  2. Well services contractors are those companies involved in delivering to operators the services required to complete, test and maintain an oil, gas or water or gas injection wells. With its involvement across exploration for and appraisal and development of oil and gas, the sector provides a useful insight into the current and future activity on the UKCS.
  3. The survey respondents in total represent a significant majority of the UK well services market in terms of gross revenue so the figures quoted are conservative estimates of the total market size.
  4. An average 2014 exchange rate of $1.6469/£ was used in conversions.
  5. Gross spending on UK oil and gas exploration, development, production and decommissioning (i.e. the cost of doing business in terms of capital expenditure, operating expenditure, exploration and appraisal and decommissioning) was £26.5 billion in 2014. [Ref: Oil & Gas UK Activity Survey 2015].

Supply Chain Seminar to Feature New Young Professional Award

Nominations are open for the inaugural Young Oil & Gas Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award, to be announced at the supply chain seminar, hosted jointly by Oil & Gas UK and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), on June 30 at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Ken Cruickshank, Oil & Gas UK’s operations manager, said: “The quest to find the most talented people working in the field of procurement, logistics, contract management will be one of the highlights of the 2015 supply chain seminar, where delegates  will explore the theme: ‘Simplification – Can it be Standard?’.  The industry’s drive to simplify and standardise processes across the sector is one of a range of initiatives it has launched to tackle costs and improve efficiency in the current challenging business environment.”

Phil Broughton, Corporate Relations for CIPS, energy and oil and gas sectors, adds:  “Finding the stars of the future is a responsibility we all share as these gifted supply chain professionals will help drive improvements, manage change and disseminate good practice. Outstanding performances often come from reassessing existing processes and exploring how other sectors rise to business challenges and, accordingly, the supply chain seminar will provide delegates with thought provoking input from speakers representing the aerospace, power generation and automotive sectors. ”

For further details of how to nominate a candidate for the Young Oil & Gas Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award, who will win a trophy and certificate,  can be found here.  Booking details for: ‘Simplicity – Can it be Standard?’ seminar  are available here.

For further information please contact Lucy Gordon at [email protected] or 01224 577331.

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Editor’s Notes

  1. Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for, and produce, oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.

 

2  The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 106,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business productivity.  More information available at www.cips.org; @CIPSNews

Aviation safety progress up for discussion

Much has been done to further improve safety and help restore workforce confidence in helicopter flights offshore.

Some of those steps will be outlined at an aviation seminar organised by Oil & Gas UK and taking place next Tuesday (2 June).

The UK Civil Aviation Authority and helicopter manufacturers will give their views on the response to the CAA ‘CAP1145’ report which contained a series of actions and recommendations for helicopter safety.

Progress being made to further improve pilot training and helicopter maintenance will also be outlined at the event taking place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Other talks are on topics including innovations in safety, what is being done to improve the helideck team training, changes in helicopter flight deck technology and triggered lightning.

Robert Paterson, health and safety director at Oil & Gas UK, said: “Collectively, oil and gas companies, regulators, helicopter operators and manufacturers are continuing to work hard to improve helicopter flight safety.

“When the CAA’s CAP 1145 report came out in 2014 there were a number of industry-led initiatives already underway. CAP 1145 has significantly broadened the work being done to ensure North Sea helicopter operations are as safe as they can be.

“Our seminar will provide a platform for industry to hear about developments in aviation safety from representatives from the major helicopter companies, the CAA, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and HeliOffshore – a relatively new body that aims to improve flight safety and advance technical competence globally.”

The seminar is expected to be of interest to all involved in helicopter operations, especially those involved in logistics, or in the latest developments in helicopter health and safety more generally.

To find out more or book a place email [email protected].

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Notes to Editors:
Robert Paterson, health and safety director at Oil & Gas UK is available for interview. To arrange, contact press & PR officer Jennifer Phillips on 01224 577279 / [email protected].

Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its growing membership, which comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies, now numbers more than 500.

Oil & Gas UK reacts to news of new Energy Bill

Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie, commented:

“We welcome the inclusion of an Energy Bill as part of the 2015–2016 parliamentary legislative session announced at the State Opening of Parliament today (Wednesday 27 May). This  Bill will formally establish the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) as an independent, government company (GovCo). The OGA is a critical catalyst for the work being done to sustain offshore activity.

“We look forward to receiving further details of this new legislation when the Bill is published, that will complete the implementation of Sir Ian Wood’s recommendations for MER UK – Maximising Economic Recovery from the UK continental shelf, in addition to providing the full set of tools and capabilities that the new regulator will need to do this job effectively and efficiently. We hope Government will bring forward this legislation as soon as possible.

“We are at a critical stage in the history of UK offshore oil and gas development and bold steps need to be taken now to ensure strong activity continues into the future. Oil & Gas UK is dedicated to continuing its engagement with the OGA and HM Treasury, forming a tripartite approach to maximising economic recovery of the UK’s substantial remaining oil and gas reserves, as recommended in the Wood Report and agreed by all major parties, bringing through the change that is so urgently required.

“The commissioning of the Wood Review and implementation of its recommendations, and the tax changes announced in the 2015 Budget, laid strong foundations for the regeneration of the UK North Sea. The focus of the industry now is to continue its hard work to increase efficiency and address its cost base.”

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Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for, and produce, oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.

Oil & Gas UK Response to Union Members Vote for Industrial Ballot

An Oil & Gas UK spokesperson said:

“Oil & Gas UK is deeply disappointed to learn that union officials have today decided to go to strike ballot. The door is still open to finding an agreement, and it is our hope that both sides can reach an understanding that will safeguard the long term future of our industry.

“The cost of oil and gas operations on the UKCS has more than doubled over the last five years, making it the most expensive province in the world in which to operate. The significant fall in oil price also means that all companies in the UK North Sea are having to make difficult decisions to secure the future of their operations in the basin.

“The industry must look to improve its efficiency on a sustainable basis in order to restore the basin’s competitiveness, attract investment to the UK and protect jobs across the supply chain for the long term. Industrial action will only serve to further undermine the real challenges facing the industry and ensure that there will be no winners.”