Engineering provider Apollo has joined NECCUS as part of its growing activities within the Energy Transition. Focussed on enabling green technologies and playing a key role in industry achieving net zero, Apollo is looking forward to bringing its expertise and contributing to the strengthening of the alliance and supporting the reduction of carbon emissions from industrial sources in Scotland and beyond.

The company is currently working with a number of oil and gas operators reducing their greenhouse gas emissions through removal of redundant and carbon intensive equipment, refinement of processes and making step change decisions such as assessing suitability for electrification. This is in parallel with its growing footprint in renewable energy, supporting offshore wind and technology for the wave and tidal sectors.

More recently Apollo has undertaken a number of studies investigating the feasibility of repurposing existing infrastructure for CO2 and hydrogen transportation and management in the North Sea. Read more…

 

Kishorn Port has received approval from Highland Council for its proposal to extend the port’s dry dock. This is a further and significant step in the regeneration of the port and dry dock which was originally established in the mid-1970s to fabricate the Ninian Central oil and gas platform.

The development proposal involves an extension of the dry dock into adjoining land which, when completed, will allow the port to receive vessels and structures up to 250 metres in length in comparison to the current 160 metres. This will allow the port to accommodate a wider range of marine projects for decommissioning, maintenance and upgrade, and enhance the port’s offering to the offshore wind sector.

Rock excavated from the dry dock extension will be utilised in the reclamation of an area of foreshore which will provide further land within the port to support the various industry sectors which use the port now and in the future. Read more…

 

Swire Energy Services (SES) has committed to a £4 million investment for the installation of two new robotic blast and paint coating processes across its UK and Norway operations.

The leading-edge robotic technology for the blasting and paint coating process will support Swire Energy Services’ North Sea offshore container rental fleet of 28,000 units. The technology allows for consistent quality through the precise application of blast media and paint coatings which will extend the operating life of the fleet. The robotic installation will also increase SES’s capacity to support maintenance and services for customer equipment.

The automation project, expected to be installed during the second half of 2021 in Aberdeen and Stavanger, will see SES emissions related to the process reduce by more than 30% for both locations. Read more…

 

AVEVA, a global provider of industrial software, has extended its long-term relationship with Aker Solutions to help accelerate the company’s digital transformation strategy.

The two organisations will work together to deploy new engineering capabilities which will enable multi-discipline teams to work effectively together to develop and maintain the detailed definition of all the key operational items as well as deliver the full range of AVEVA’s process simulation, design, engineering, and lifecycle management technologies.

The extended partnership which now comprises most of AVEVA’s engineering offerings, including AVEVA™ E3D Design, AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management, AVEVA Asset Information Management, and AVEVA Point Manager, will further strengthens Aker Solutions and AVEVA’s relationship. Read more…

 

The Spirit Energy-owned York gas field has been given another three years of life following a successful life extension project. The Southern North Sea field achieved first gas from the recent campaign on 18 April, having been sanctioned by Spirit in May 2020.

The project extends the life of an important North Sea field for Spirit, which has produced 45 billion cubic feet of gas over the past eight years and a further 18 billion cubic feet is expected thanks to the recent investment. York started production in 2013 and was planned to produce until 2020. Now, production is extended until 2023/24.

The life extension work comprised activities both onshore and offshore, including a walk to work campaign. The project included re-routing the York gas to the Dimlington Gas Terminal and accessing its onshore gas compression facility, a move from its previous export route via the Easington Gas Terminal. Read more…

 

Storegga, through its subsidiary Pale Blue Dot Energy, Shell, and Harbour Energy have become equal partners in the Acorn Project, with the signing of the Acorn Development Agreement. As equal partners, Storegga, Shell and Harbour will develop Acorn through to Final Investment Decision, construction, operation and beyond.

The Acorn CCS and Hydrogen Projects could provide critically important CCS and hydrogen infrastructure, helping industries and homes across Scotland and the UK to decarbonise. It is anticipated to be operational in the mid-2020s, providing a clear pathway to help Scotland and the UK to meet their net zero targets.

Using CO2 from the St Fergus gas terminal in Aberdeenshire, from Scotland’s carbon intensive industries and imported CO2 from the rest of the UK and Europe into Peterhead Port, Acorn is expected to be storing at least 5Mt/yr of CO₂ by 2030, half the CO2 emissions set out in the UK Government’s Ten Point Plan for a green Industrial Revolution by 2030. Read more…

 

3t Energy Group is leveraging its extensive expertise in the global energy sector by establishing a new consultancy division headed up by industry professional, Alan Sharp.

The new division, called ‘3t Training Solutions,’ will provide a wide selection of specialist consultancy services ranging from helping companies gain new industry accreditations to instructor training, guidance on facility expansion and embedding digital booking and management systems.

Alan is well equipped to lead 3t Training Solutions having previously run his own consultancy offering support and guidance on achieving industry accreditation with global training bodies such as OPITO, GWO, IADC and IRATA. Prior to this, he worked for OPITO as UK and Europe approvals manager. Before OPITO, Alan was centre manager for a fully accredited training business in the Middle East for a number of years, responsible for setting up and growing the centre from scratch to delivering courses to hundreds of delegates every month. Read more…

 

Energy major Shell is the latest company to join a multi-operator group driving innovation to tackle the challenge of offshore methane emissions monitoring.

Leading this innovation is unmanned aviation business Flylogix, who alongside US gas sensor technology experts SeekOps and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), are developing the accurate measurement of methane emissions in the offshore environment.

With no requirement to take personnel offshore, their approach uses an unmanned aerial system (UAS) operating beyond visual line of sight paired with a highly sensitive miniaturised sensor to collect data in the field. Detailed post-flight analytics enable the translation of data into emission rates. The developers say this technology could support operators in the drive towards net zero and in meeting best practice principles for methane management such as those outlined in the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0 framework. Read more…

 

Safety and certification group DEKRA UK is hosting a series of webinars covering remote HAZOPs and remote behavioural coaching.

Held on 20 April, the first session titled “Remote HAZOPS: The Do’s and Don’ts”, will see DEKRA experts explore and discuss the HAZOP technique and its methodology for evaluating risk, as well as answering questions on the topic.

On 4 May, DEKRA staff will cover the fundamentals of Remote Behavioural Coaching in a session titled “Remote Behavioural Coaching for Leadership and Workforce: Is It Still Effective?” Topics covered include what remote coaching is; why organisations typically undertake remote coaching; the benefits; real-life case-studies; the common objectives of remote coaching, and a Q&A session to answer any questions. Read more…

 

Tuesday 12 April saw the long-awaited arrival of Well-Safe Solutions’ D300 Diving System to Scottish shores.

The journey from Singapore has taken six weeks and the hard work and dedication of the team has ensured the unit’s safe arrival. Operations have been managed from the UK by Well-Safe Solutions along with the support of Orca Oceanic Systems. Throughout this project, the team have adjusted their working hours to match that of the team in Singapore and now with its arrival in the UK are excited to start their new journey.

The unit will undergo a full refurbishment, and major enhancements to the system, including the addition of a bespoke bell handling system and twin self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats (SPHLs). This will enable the execution of saturation diving operations from the Well-Safe Guardian asset when required by clients. Read more…

 

International service provider Petrofac has been awarded an early one-year extension to its integrated services contract with NEO Energy.

The extension, awarded eight months ahead of the renewal date, takes Petrofac’s contract for operations, maintenance, engineering and construction support for NEO Energy’s UK activities, through to December 2022.

Petrofac supported the transition of operations on the Quad 15 & Flyndre area in 2020 following NEO Energy’s acquisition of the assets, and at the same time assumed responsibility for ongoing operations, maintenance, engineering and construction under its integrated delivery model. In July of the same year, under a separate two-year agreement, Petrofac’s well engineering team were selected by NEO Energy to provide well management and well operator support for 25 production wells across the Affleck, Balloch, Dumbarton, Flyndre and Lochranza fields. Read more…

 

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has announced the spudding of the Elgood development well, 48/22c-H1, the first of first of five planned development wells in its Phase 1 project.

The well is expected to take approximately three months to drill and complete, after which the rig will move on to Blythe in early Q3.

The Noble Hans Deul jack-up rig mobilised from the Cromarty Firth on 1 April and reached the Elgood field location early on 4 April. After preparation and jacking-up the Elgood well spudded at 1730 on 9 April. Read more…

 

Altrad has announced the appointment of John Welsh, Client Services Director, to accelerate its upstream growth strategy for the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

John Welsh returns back to his roots to join the enlarged Altrad business, some nine years after leaving Cape plc, a company that was acquired by Altrad back in 2017, wherein he grew the business to be one of the major providers of support services to the oil and gas industry.

This appointment builds on a number of investments Altrad is making to support the delivery of its 2026 strategy – ‘It all begins with a desire to create a better tomorrow’ – which will see it transform into a business that is 75% larger in 2026 than it is today. Read more…

 

ChampionX has secured two contracts worth a combined £2.8 million ($3.9 USD), to deliver its next generation, non-toxic chemicals to two major North Sea operators. The company’s environmentally acceptable corrosion inhibitor product line has been developed to enable E&P organisations to economically extend the life of their assets in a sustainable way, without sacrificing efficiency.

ChampionX’s latest range of environmentally acceptable corrosion inhibitors meet the strict North Sea environmental regulations and use active components that are biodegradable, making them non-toxic to marine life. The chemicals deliver an effective preventative corrosion method while ensuring assets can operate safely for years to come, with a reduced environmental impact.

Through a successful field trial, the company has seen its new inhibitor deployed to help avoid production deferment on a major UKCS operator’s platform in the North Sea. The second client’s supply will be used at its Floating, Production, Storage, Offloading vessel (FPSO) from Q2 next year. Read more…

 

Aberdeenshire-headquartered process safety firm Salus Technical has grown its team with the appointment of Andrea Ferdinands as a process safety engineer.

Andrea’s role will encompass managing customer accounts, supporting the consulting arm of the business, hosting webinars and contributing to the creation of resources for the firm’s online and social media channels. Andrea is currently based in Taipei, Taiwan, where she is well placed to support Salus Technical’s growing band of customers in Brazil and New Zealand.

Andrea will also support the roll-out of the company’s Bowtie Master software. A cloud-based application aimed at enhancing and streamlining the risk assessment process, Bowtie Master facilitates the building and sharing of bowtie diagrams, offering unprecedented capabilities to design, collaborate on and share these diagrams across disciplines and organisations. Read more…

 

Global consulting and engineering company Wood will build upon its 12-year relationship with TAQA following the award of a new contract to provide integrated facility services across the company’s North Sea assets.

With the award of a five-year Integrated Facilities Services agreement, Wood will focus on supporting TAQA’s operations across the Cormorant Alpha, North Cormorant, Eider Alpha, Harding, Tern Alpha, Brae Alpha, and East Brae assets. Read more…

 

China’s leading centre for well control training, CNOOC Well Control Centre (CWCC), is investing £1.1 million in state-of-the-art simulator technology to support the oil and gas industry across the region.

CWCC has developed new classrooms and installed several MultiSIMs, DrillSIM:5s and DrillSIM:Educators at its training centre in Tianjin, delivered by 3t-China and advanced simulator developer, Drilling Systems. The new facilities complement CWCC’s existing centre, which currently teaches more than 2,400 students annually, and will be used to train and assess oil and gas personnel in all elements of well control and drilling to internationally-approved IADC and IWCF standards.

3t-China and Drilling Systems, both part of 3t Energy Group, won the contract with CWCC last year and have been working closely with the company to design and develop the simulator technology, which was installed this week. The MultiSIM system allows training in multiple well intervention operations including coiled tubing, wireline and newly developed software for snubbing operations, while the DrillSIM:5 and DrillSIM:Educator systems are specifically designed as a cutting-edge teaching tool for multiple person class sizes. Read more…

 

A partnership agreement aimed at helping high-risk industries create safe and competent workforces has been signed between digital learning specialists Mintra and competence framework experts ITB Competence Assurance Ltd.

The move brings together Mintra’s market-leading learning and competence management system, Trainingportal, with ITB’s expertise in creating competence management system frameworks, policies and procedures. Both companies have a strong track record in responding to the needs of highly regulated industries, where technical competence is critical to the safety of people, assets and the environment.

The memorandum of understanding will allow ITB and Mintra to combine their knowledge and services to provide a holistic, digital-focused competence management solution to customers operating in the energy and maritime sectors worldwide. Read more…

 

Deltic Energy has confirmed that it and joint venture partner Shell U.K. Limited have made a positive well investment decision to drill the high-impact Pensacola Prospect on Licence P2252 in the UK Southern North Sea. Shell and Deltic have subsequently confirmed to the Oil and Gas Authority that the contingent well commitment is now firm.

The drilling of this key well on Pensacola has the potential to be transformational for Deltic and is a vital step in evaluating the highly prospective Zechstein reef play, which in turn has the potential to revitalise exploration in the Southern North Sea.

Shell expects the well to be drilled in May 2022 and this timing allows the joint venture to take advantage of a drilling unit that will be contracted by Shell as part of a multi-well drilling campaign. This also brings advantageous day rates and operational efficiencies for the JV. Deltic remains fully funded for its 30% working interest in the well. Read more…

 

3t Energy Group has secured a contract with the UK’s largest oil and gas operating company, Chrysaor, to manage the training of its entire UK workforce using the latest innovative digital learning technologies.

The contract will run for an initial three years with an option to extend for a further two. It will provide a complete workforce management solution for Chrysaor’s 1,500 onshore and offshore personnel by leveraging the capabilities of the 3t Energy Group, including 3t Transform and AIS Training.

As well as traditional training in safety critical areas such as offshore survival, emergency response and crisis management, the contract will include 3t Transform’s cloud-based software systems and digital learning technologies such as eLearning, virtual reality and micro-learning tools to plan, organise and track training, while increasing knowledge retention and employee engagement for Chrysaor. Read more…

 

Apollo backs NECCUS

Engineering provider Apollo has joined NECCUS as part of its growing activities within the Energy Transition. Focussed on enabling green technologies and playing a key role in industry achieving net zero, Apollo is looking forward to bringing its expertise and contributing to the strengthening of the alliance and supporting the reduction of carbon emissions from industrial sources in Scotland and beyond.

The company is currently working with a number of oil and gas operators reducing their greenhouse gas emissions through removal of redundant and carbon intensive equipment, refinement of processes and making step change decisions such as assessing suitability for electrification. This is in parallel with its growing footprint in renewable energy, supporting offshore wind and technology for the wave and tidal sectors.

More recently Apollo has undertaken a number of studies investigating the feasibility of repurposing existing infrastructure for CO2 and hydrogen transportation and management in the North Sea. Read more…

 

Kishorn Port granted approval for dry dock extension

Kishorn Port has received approval from Highland Council for its proposal to extend the port’s dry dock. This is a further and significant step in the regeneration of the port and dry dock which was originally established in the mid-1970s to fabricate the Ninian Central oil and gas platform.

The development proposal involves an extension of the dry dock into adjoining land which, when completed, will allow the port to receive vessels and structures up to 250 metres in length in comparison to the current 160 metres. This will allow the port to accommodate a wider range of marine projects for decommissioning, maintenance and upgrade, and enhance the port’s offering to the offshore wind sector.

Rock excavated from the dry dock extension will be utilised in the reclamation of an area of foreshore which will provide further land within the port to support the various industry sectors which use the port now and in the future. Read more…

 

Swire Energy Services announces technology investment to support net zero target

Swire Energy Services (SES) has committed to a £4 million investment for the installation of two new robotic blast and paint coating processes across its UK and Norway operations.

The leading-edge robotic technology for the blasting and paint coating process will support Swire Energy Services’ North Sea offshore container rental fleet of 28,000 units. The technology allows for consistent quality through the precise application of blast media and paint coatings which will extend the operating life of the fleet. The robotic installation will also increase SES’s capacity to support maintenance and services for customer equipment.

The automation project, expected to be installed during the second half of 2021 in Aberdeen and Stavanger, will see SES emissions related to the process reduce by more than 30% for both locations. Read more…

 

Aker Solutions and AVEVA extend strategic partnership

AVEVA, a global provider of industrial software, has extended its long-term relationship with Aker Solutions to help accelerate the company’s digital transformation strategy.

The two organisations will work together to deploy new engineering capabilities which will enable multi-discipline teams to work effectively together to develop and maintain the detailed definition of all the key operational items as well as deliver the full range of AVEVA’s process simulation, design, engineering, and lifecycle management technologies.

The extended partnership which now comprises most of AVEVA’s engineering offerings, including AVEVA™ E3D Design, AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management, AVEVA Asset Information Management, and AVEVA Point Manager, will further strengthens Aker Solutions and AVEVA’s relationship. Read more…

 

Spirit extends life of York field

The Spirit Energy-owned York gas field has been given another three years of life following a successful life extension project. The Southern North Sea field achieved first gas from the recent campaign on 18 April, having been sanctioned by Spirit in May 2020.

The project extends the life of an important North Sea field for Spirit, which has produced 45 billion cubic feet of gas over the past eight years and a further 18 billion cubic feet is expected thanks to the recent investment. York started production in 2013 and was planned to produce until 2020. Now, production is extended until 2023/24.

The life extension work comprised activities both onshore and offshore, including a walk to work campaign. The project included re-routing the York gas to the Dimlington Gas Terminal and accessing its onshore gas compression facility, a move from its previous export route via the Easington Gas Terminal. Read more…

 

Storegga, Shell, and Harbour Energy become equal partners in the Acorn Project

Storegga, through its subsidiary Pale Blue Dot Energy, Shell, and Harbour Energy have become equal partners in the Acorn Project, with the signing of the Acorn Development Agreement. As equal partners, Storegga, Shell and Harbour will develop Acorn through to Final Investment Decision, construction, operation and beyond.

The Acorn CCS and Hydrogen Projects could provide critically important CCS and hydrogen infrastructure, helping industries and homes across Scotland and the UK to decarbonise. It is anticipated to be operational in the mid-2020s, providing a clear pathway to help Scotland and the UK to meet their net zero targets.

Using CO2 from the St Fergus gas terminal in Aberdeenshire, from Scotland’s carbon intensive industries and imported CO2 from the rest of the UK and Europe into Peterhead Port, Acorn is expected to be storing at least 5Mt/yr of CO₂ by 2030, half the CO2 emissions set out in the UK Government’s Ten Point Plan for a green Industrial Revolution by 2030. Read more…

 

3t Energy Group appoints expert to lead new consultancy division

3t Energy Group is leveraging its extensive expertise in the global energy sector by establishing a new consultancy division headed up by industry professional, Alan Sharp.

The new division, called ‘3t Training Solutions,’ will provide a wide selection of specialist consultancy services ranging from helping companies gain new industry accreditations to instructor training, guidance on facility expansion and embedding digital booking and management systems.

Alan is well equipped to lead 3t Training Solutions having previously run his own consultancy offering support and guidance on achieving industry accreditation with global training bodies such as OPITO, GWO, IADC and IRATA. Prior to this, he worked for OPITO as UK and Europe approvals manager. Before OPITO, Alan was centre manager for a fully accredited training business in the Middle East for a number of years, responsible for setting up and growing the centre from scratch to delivering courses to hundreds of delegates every month. Read more…

 

Shell joins operators driving innovation in emissions monitoring offshore

Energy major Shell is the latest company to join a multi-operator group driving innovation to tackle the challenge of offshore methane emissions monitoring.

Leading this innovation is unmanned aviation business Flylogix, who alongside US gas sensor technology experts SeekOps and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), are developing the accurate measurement of methane emissions in the offshore environment.

With no requirement to take personnel offshore, their approach uses an unmanned aerial system (UAS) operating beyond visual line of sight paired with a highly sensitive miniaturised sensor to collect data in the field. Detailed post-flight analytics enable the translation of data into emission rates. The developers say this technology could support operators in the drive towards net zero and in meeting best practice principles for methane management such as those outlined in the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0 framework. Read more…

 

DEKRA hosts free HAZOP, coaching webinars

Safety and certification group DEKRA UK is hosting a series of webinars covering remote HAZOPs and remote behavioural coaching.

Held on 20 April, the first session titled “Remote HAZOPS: The Do’s and Don’ts”, will see DEKRA experts explore and discuss the HAZOP technique and its methodology for evaluating risk, as well as answering questions on the topic.

On 4 May, DEKRA staff will cover the fundamentals of Remote Behavioural Coaching in a session titled “Remote Behavioural Coaching for Leadership and Workforce: Is It Still Effective?” Topics covered include what remote coaching is; why organisations typically undertake remote coaching; the benefits; real-life case-studies; the common objectives of remote coaching, and a Q&A session to answer any questions. Read more…

 

Well-Safe welcomes D300 diving system to Scotland

Tuesday 12 April saw the long-awaited arrival of Well-Safe Solutions’ D300 Diving System to Scottish shores.

The journey from Singapore has taken six weeks and the hard work and dedication of the team has ensured the unit’s safe arrival. Operations have been managed from the UK by Well-Safe Solutions along with the support of Orca Oceanic Systems. Throughout this project, the team have adjusted their working hours to match that of the team in Singapore and now with its arrival in the UK are excited to start their new journey.

The unit will undergo a full refurbishment, and major enhancements to the system, including the addition of a bespoke bell handling system and twin self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats (SPHLs). This will enable the execution of saturation diving operations from the Well-Safe Guardian asset when required by clients. Read more…

 

Petrofac extends integrated services for Neo Energy

International service provider Petrofac has been awarded an early one-year extension to its integrated services contract with NEO Energy.

The extension, awarded eight months ahead of the renewal date, takes Petrofac’s contract for operations, maintenance, engineering and construction support for NEO Energy’s UK activities, through to December 2022.

Petrofac supported the transition of operations on the Quad 15 & Flyndre area in 2020 following NEO Energy’s acquisition of the assets, and at the same time assumed responsibility for ongoing operations, maintenance, engineering and construction under its integrated delivery model. In July of the same year, under a separate two-year agreement, Petrofac’s well engineering team were selected by NEO Energy to provide well management and well operator support for 25 production wells across the Affleck, Balloch, Dumbarton, Flyndre and Lochranza fields. Read more…

 

IOG begins Phase 1 development campaign at Elgood

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has announced the spudding of the Elgood development well, 48/22c-H1, the first of first of five planned development wells in its Phase 1 project.

The well is expected to take approximately three months to drill and complete, after which the rig will move on to Blythe in early Q3.

The Noble Hans Deul jack-up rig mobilised from the Cromarty Firth on 1 April and reached the Elgood field location early on 4 April. After preparation and jacking-up the Elgood well spudded at 1730 on 9 April. Read more…

 

Altrad appoints industry stalwart to support its upstream growth agenda

Altrad has announced the appointment of John Welsh, Client Services Director, to accelerate its upstream growth strategy for the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

John Welsh returns back to his roots to join the enlarged Altrad business, some nine years after leaving Cape plc, a company that was acquired by Altrad back in 2017, wherein he grew the business to be one of the major providers of support services to the oil and gas industry.

This appointment builds on a number of investments Altrad is making to support the delivery of its 2026 strategy – ‘It all begins with a desire to create a better tomorrow’ – which will see it transform into a business that is 75% larger in 2026 than it is today. Read more…

 

ChampionX awarded contracts to deploy next-generation corrosion protection

ChampionX has secured two contracts worth a combined £2.8 million ($3.9 USD), to deliver its next generation, non-toxic chemicals to two major North Sea operators. The company’s environmentally acceptable corrosion inhibitor product line has been developed to enable E&P organisations to economically extend the life of their assets in a sustainable way, without sacrificing efficiency.

ChampionX’s latest range of environmentally acceptable corrosion inhibitors meet the strict North Sea environmental regulations and use active components that are biodegradable, making them non-toxic to marine life. The chemicals deliver an effective preventative corrosion method while ensuring assets can operate safely for years to come, with a reduced environmental impact.

Through a successful field trial, the company has seen its new inhibitor deployed to help avoid production deferment on a major UKCS operator’s platform in the North Sea. The second client’s supply will be used at its Floating, Production, Storage, Offloading vessel (FPSO) from Q2 next year. Read more…

 

Continued growth prompts team expansion for Salus Technical

Aberdeenshire-headquartered process safety firm Salus Technical has grown its team with the appointment of Andrea Ferdinands as a process safety engineer.

Andrea’s role will encompass managing customer accounts, supporting the consulting arm of the business, hosting webinars and contributing to the creation of resources for the firm’s online and social media channels. Andrea is currently based in Taipei, Taiwan, where she is well placed to support Salus Technical’s growing band of customers in Brazil and New Zealand.

Andrea will also support the roll-out of the company’s Bowtie Master software. A cloud-based application aimed at enhancing and streamlining the risk assessment process, Bowtie Master facilitates the building and sharing of bowtie diagrams, offering unprecedented capabilities to design, collaborate on and share these diagrams across disciplines and organisations. Read more…

 

Wood extends long-standing relationship with TAQA in UK North Sea

Global consulting and engineering company Wood will build upon its 12-year relationship with TAQA following the award of a new contract to provide integrated facility services across the company’s North Sea assets.

With the award of a five-year Integrated Facilities Services agreement, Wood will focus on supporting TAQA’s operations across the Cormorant Alpha, North Cormorant, Eider Alpha, Harding, Tern Alpha, Brae Alpha, and East Brae assets. Read more…

 

3t-China installs next-generation simulators for CNOOC

China’s leading centre for well control training, CNOOC Well Control Centre (CWCC), is investing £1.1 million in state-of-the-art simulator technology to support the oil and gas industry across the region.

CWCC has developed new classrooms and installed several MultiSIMs, DrillSIM:5s and DrillSIM:Educators at its training centre in Tianjin, delivered by 3t-China and advanced simulator developer, Drilling Systems. The new facilities complement CWCC’s existing centre, which currently teaches more than 2,400 students annually, and will be used to train and assess oil and gas personnel in all elements of well control and drilling to internationally-approved IADC and IWCF standards.

3t-China and Drilling Systems, both part of 3t Energy Group, won the contract with CWCC last year and have been working closely with the company to design and develop the simulator technology, which was installed this week. The MultiSIM system allows training in multiple well intervention operations including coiled tubing, wireline and newly developed software for snubbing operations, while the DrillSIM:5 and DrillSIM:Educator systems are specifically designed as a cutting-edge teaching tool for multiple person class sizes. Read more…

 

Mintra and ITB Competence Assurance agree partnership

A partnership agreement aimed at helping high-risk industries create safe and competent workforces has been signed between digital learning specialists Mintra and competence framework experts ITB Competence Assurance Ltd.

The move brings together Mintra’s market-leading learning and competence management system, Trainingportal, with ITB’s expertise in creating competence management system frameworks, policies and procedures. Both companies have a strong track record in responding to the needs of highly regulated industries, where technical competence is critical to the safety of people, assets and the environment.

The memorandum of understanding will allow ITB and Mintra to combine their knowledge and services to provide a holistic, digital-focused competence management solution to customers operating in the energy and maritime sectors worldwide. Read more…

 

Deltic, Shell make investment decision for Pensacola

Deltic Energy has confirmed that it and joint venture partner Shell U.K. Limited have made a positive well investment decision to drill the high-impact Pensacola Prospect on Licence P2252 in the UK Southern North Sea. Shell and Deltic have subsequently confirmed to the Oil and Gas Authority that the contingent well commitment is now firm.

The drilling of this key well on Pensacola has the potential to be transformational for Deltic and is a vital step in evaluating the highly prospective Zechstein reef play, which in turn has the potential to revitalise exploration in the Southern North Sea.

Shell expects the well to be drilled in May 2022 and this timing allows the joint venture to take advantage of a drilling unit that will be contracted by Shell as part of a multi-well drilling campaign. This also brings advantageous day rates and operational efficiencies for the JV. Deltic remains fully funded for its 30% working interest in the well. Read more…

 

3t Energy Group wins training contract with Chrysaor

3t Energy Group has secured a contract with the UK’s largest oil and gas operating company, Chrysaor, to manage the training of its entire UK workforce using the latest innovative digital learning technologies.

The contract will run for an initial three years with an option to extend for a further two. It will provide a complete workforce management solution for Chrysaor’s 1,500 onshore and offshore personnel by leveraging the capabilities of the 3t Energy Group, including 3t Transform and AIS Training.

As well as traditional training in safety critical areas such as offshore survival, emergency response and crisis management, the contract will include 3t Transform’s cloud-based software systems and digital learning technologies such as eLearning, virtual reality and micro-learning tools to plan, organise and track training, while increasing knowledge retention and employee engagement for Chrysaor. Read more…