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Apollo Technical Software has further digitised the offshore worker with the launch of KnowHow DiveTM, a new module in its innovative data management solution, Apollo KnowHow™. It links up data silos between subsea, topsides, inspection, fabric maintenance etc through a common tool and workflow along with real-time data harvesting for the first time. Its effective use has the potential to save the offshore industry millions of pounds through efficiency gains. Read more…

TWMA, provider of specialised drilling waste management services, has secured a six-figure contract with Decipher Energy. The three month project, which commenced in February 2018, will see TWMA provide an at source drilling waste management package at the Orlando Field in the UK northern North Sea. The company will use its EfficientC® and TCC RotoMill® technology to allow processing of the drill cuttings offshore at source. Read more…

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and AspenTech (NASDAQ: AZPN) announced today they have teamed up to deliver asset optimisation software solutions along with global automation technologies and operational consulting services. Together, the two industry leaders will help customers optimise production and drive operational excellence. Read more…

Bruce Stuart brings with him over 30 years of commercial leadership experience and in-depth operational knowledge of the oil and gas industry.  Bruce joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for UK and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems. Read more…

Wood has been awarded a new contract with Bluewater to provide industrial services to the Haewene Brim floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility in the UK North Sea. Effective immediately, the contract is for two years with three one-year extension options, and includes the provision of rigging and scaffolding services on the facility, currently operating in the Pierce field. Read more…

AVEVA has acquired the intellectual property rights to the engineering design database and design productivity software known as EDD and PDMSi, developed by Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., a member of the Royal Dutch Shell plc group. The EDD solution tool has been developed by Shell to improve project efficiency by automating design processes, that would lead to time and cost savings. Read more…

AVEVA acquired the intellectual property rights to the engineering design database and design productivity software known as EDD and PDMSi, developed by Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., a member of the Royal Dutch Shell plc group. The EDD solution tool has been developed by Shell to improve project efficiency by automating design processes, that would lead to time and cost savings. The PDMSi application layer has been proven to reduce drawing production time by up to 85 per cent on past Shell Deepwater projects. Read more…

Designer and manufacturer of portable EX-lighting and power distributions systems – Atexor – will deliver an industry leading whitepaper at this year’s highly acclaimed HazardEx (UK) International Conference and Exhibition held on 28 February and 1 March in Cheshire.

Xodus Group is undertaking an international study on behalf of Scottish Enterprise to determine competitiveness and innovation in the Scottish subsea market and benchmark capabilities with regions across the world. Over the next 12 months, the findings will help to shape a range of projects and activities in support of Scottish Enterprise’s Subsea Engineering Action Plan. Read more…

Parkmead is delighted to announce it has significantly increased its equity in the Perth and Dolphin oil fields in the UK Central North Sea. The Perth and Dolphin fields lie at the core of Parkmead’s Greater Perth Area (“GPA”) oil hub project. The Group has increased its equity in these licences from 60.05% to 100%. Read more… 

Bureau Veritas UK, a leader in testing, inspection and certification services (TIC), is proud to announce that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings and HR Practices, for the sixth year running. Read more…

Working in partnership TechnipFMC’s marine operations service and Cresent have designed 4 bespoke Water Management course modules. Each module can be undertaken separately depending on the delegate’s required level of understanding or as a complete programme. The four modules have been designed to act as building blocks: starting with an awareness level understanding of potable water and then building on that knowledge with further modules. Read more…

TAQA is transforming its Eider platform and ensuring continued production from the Otter field as part of its strategy to maximise economic recovery and extend the life of its oil and gas fields in the northern North Sea. Read more…

Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) division has been awarded a new offshore manning services contract by Chevron North Sea Limited. The three-year award, which came into effect last week, will involve the provision of operations, maintenance and construction personnel across five of Chevron’s North Sea assets – the Captain wellhead protector platform, Captain floating production storage and offloading vessel, Alba north platform, Alba floating storage unit and the Erskine platform. Around 85 personnel currently supporting these assets will transfer to Petrofac from multiple organisations at the end of a transition period. Read more…

Global engineering and industrial services business Bilfinger has created a new £140 million turnover business after merging two of its core UK businesses. The company has announced the merger of Runcorn-based Bilfinger Industrial Services and Newton-le-Willows-based Bilfinger Industrial Automation Services. Together they will trade under the new Bilfinger UK Limited brand. Read more…

Global Energy Group (GEG) has played a key role, together with local businesses, in supporting Premier Oil reach first oil on the Catcher field in the North Sea.  This was safely achieved on 23 December 2017. GEG’s multi-faceted scope of work began in 2014 and is worth in excess of USD $40 million to date. This included extensive fabrication work for a number of UK energy and engineering firms at the company’s Invergordon and Nigg facilities on the Cromarty Firth.  It comprised of constructing six bundled towheads and associated spools for Subsea 7, six subsea drill centre templates (DCTs) for Aquaterra Energy, as well as the Spring-lok units for Britannia Engineering Consultancy. Read more…

TWMA, provider of specialised drilling waste management services, has been awarded a three year contract with Total to provide drilling waste management services on the UK Continental Shelf. The project, which commenced in October 2017, will see TWMA provide a tailored drill cuttings management package utilising the company’s proprietary TCC RotoMill® thermal processing technology alongside its EfficientC® skip and ship solution, including the newly developed Air Transfer System.

Sparrows Group has secured a new five-year contract with Premier Oil for the provision of crane operations and maintenance across two of its North Sea assets.

The contract encompasses all cranes and associated mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and instrumentation on the fields. Sparrows will also be responsible for all inspection, condition monitoring, management of maintenance strategies and full engineering scopes. Read more…

The Isometer iso685 is an insulation monitoring device used worldwide in unearthed IT system [AC, AC/DC and DC power supply applications]. Bender has focused on enhancing capability of iso685 with a new generation of insulation monitoring devices which exactly meet the needs of customers within challenging industry sectors. Read more…

In direct response to recently released safety statistics, Atlas Knowledge, a leading provider of digital learning solutions, today (Monday 27th November) announces the launch of its accredited Core4 Safety at Work campaign to champion safe working practices across safety critical industries. Read more…

Apollo KnowHow™ leads the way offshore

Apollo Technical Software has further digitised the offshore worker with the launch of KnowHow DiveTM, a new module in its innovative data management solution, Apollo KnowHow™. It links up data silos between subsea, topsides, inspection, fabric maintenance etc through a common tool and workflow along with real-time data harvesting for the first time. Its effective use has the potential to save the offshore industry millions of pounds through efficiency gains. Read more…

TWMA secures contract with AGR and Decipher Energy

TWMA, provider of specialised drilling waste management services, has secured a six-figure contract with Decipher Energy. The three month project, which commenced in February 2018, will see TWMA provide an at source drilling waste management package at the Orlando Field in the UK northern North Sea. The company will use its EfficientC® and TCC RotoMill® technology to allow processing of the drill cuttings offshore at source. Read more…

Emerson and Aspentech form alliance to deliver digital technologies

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and AspenTech (NASDAQ: AZPN) announced today they have teamed up to deliver asset optimisation software solutions along with global automation technologies and operational consulting services. Together, the two industry leaders will help customers optimise production and drive operational excellence. Read more…

Interventek Subsea Engineering is delighted to announce the appointment of Bruce Stuart to the role of Sales and Business Development Director

Bruce Stuart brings with him over 30 years of commercial leadership experience and in-depth operational knowledge of the oil and gas industry.  Bruce joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for UK and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems. Read more…

Wood secures new North Sea industrial services contract

Wood has been awarded a new contract with Bluewater to provide industrial services to the Haewene Brim floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility in the UK North Sea. Effective immediately, the contract is for two years with three one-year extension options, and includes the provision of rigging and scaffolding services on the facility, currently operating in the Pierce field. Read more…

AVEVA acquires rights to Shell’s engineering design and productivity software

AVEVA has acquired the intellectual property rights to the engineering design database and design productivity software known as EDD and PDMSi, developed by Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., a member of the Royal Dutch Shell plc group. The EDD solution tool has been developed by Shell to improve project efficiency by automating design processes, that would lead to time and cost savings. Read more…

AVEVA acquires rights to Shell’s engineering design and productivity software

AVEVA acquired the intellectual property rights to the engineering design database and design productivity software known as EDD and PDMSi, developed by Shell International Exploration and Production Inc., a member of the Royal Dutch Shell plc group. The EDD solution tool has been developed by Shell to improve project efficiency by automating design processes, that would lead to time and cost savings. The PDMSi application layer has been proven to reduce drawing production time by up to 85 per cent on past Shell Deepwater projects. Read more…

Atexor to deliver paper at renowned industry event

Designer and manufacturer of portable EX-lighting and power distributions systems – Atexor – will deliver an industry leading whitepaper at this year’s highly acclaimed HazardEx (UK) International Conference and Exhibition held on 28 February and 1 March in Cheshire.

Xodus to deliver international study to benchmark Scottish subsea capabilities

Xodus Group is undertaking an international study on behalf of Scottish Enterprise to determine competitiveness and innovation in the Scottish subsea market and benchmark capabilities with regions across the world. Over the next 12 months, the findings will help to shape a range of projects and activities in support of Scottish Enterprise’s Subsea Engineering Action Plan. Read more…

Parkmead increases stake in Perth and Dolphin oil fields and signs agreement with Nexen petroleum to study potential tie-back

Parkmead is delighted to announce it has significantly increased its equity in the Perth and Dolphin oil fields in the UK Central North Sea. The Perth and Dolphin fields lie at the core of Parkmead’s Greater Perth Area (“GPA”) oil hub project. The Group has increased its equity in these licences from 60.05% to 100%. Read more… 

Bureau Veritas acknowledged as top UK employer for sixth consecutive year

Bureau Veritas UK, a leader in testing, inspection and certification services (TIC), is proud to announce that it has been officially certified by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings and HR Practices, for the sixth year running. Read more…

Cresent and TechnipFMC create new Water Management e-learning suite

Working in partnership TechnipFMC’s marine operations service and Cresent have designed 4 bespoke Water Management course modules. Each module can be undertaken separately depending on the delegate’s required level of understanding or as a complete programme. The four modules have been designed to act as building blocks: starting with an awareness level understanding of potable water and then building on that knowledge with further modules. Read more…

TAQA achieves milestone in extending northern North Sea field life

TAQA is transforming its Eider platform and ensuring continued production from the Otter field as part of its strategy to maximise economic recovery and extend the life of its oil and gas fields in the northern North Sea. Read more…

Petrofac secures key north sea contract

Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) division has been awarded a new offshore manning services contract by Chevron North Sea Limited. The three-year award, which came into effect last week, will involve the provision of operations, maintenance and construction personnel across five of Chevron’s North Sea assets – the Captain wellhead protector platform, Captain floating production storage and offloading vessel, Alba north platform, Alba floating storage unit and the Erskine platform. Around 85 personnel currently supporting these assets will transfer to Petrofac from multiple organisations at the end of a transition period. Read more…

Bilfinger UK creates £140 million business following merger

Global engineering and industrial services business Bilfinger has created a new £140 million turnover business after merging two of its core UK businesses. The company has announced the merger of Runcorn-based Bilfinger Industrial Services and Newton-le-Willows-based Bilfinger Industrial Automation Services. Together they will trade under the new Bilfinger UK Limited brand. Read more…

Global Energy Group’s multi-client contract showcases UK-based engineering talent to achieve first oil for Catcher

Global Energy Group (GEG) has played a key role, together with local businesses, in supporting Premier Oil reach first oil on the Catcher field in the North Sea.  This was safely achieved on 23 December 2017. GEG’s multi-faceted scope of work began in 2014 and is worth in excess of USD $40 million to date. This included extensive fabrication work for a number of UK energy and engineering firms at the company’s Invergordon and Nigg facilities on the Cromarty Firth.  It comprised of constructing six bundled towheads and associated spools for Subsea 7, six subsea drill centre templates (DCTs) for Aquaterra Energy, as well as the Spring-lok units for Britannia Engineering Consultancy. Read more…

TWMA secures contract with Total

TWMA, provider of specialised drilling waste management services, has been awarded a three year contract with Total to provide drilling waste management services on the UK Continental Shelf. The project, which commenced in October 2017, will see TWMA provide a tailored drill cuttings management package utilising the company’s proprietary TCC RotoMill® thermal processing technology alongside its EfficientC® skip and ship solution, including the newly developed Air Transfer System.

Sparrows Group awarded five-year contract from Premier Oil

Sparrows Group has secured a new five-year contract with Premier Oil for the provision of crane operations and maintenance across two of its North Sea assets.

The contract encompasses all cranes and associated mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and instrumentation on the fields. Sparrows will also be responsible for all inspection, condition monitoring, management of maintenance strategies and full engineering scopes. Read more…

Bender launches new isoHR685W-D-B LIM for subsea cable insulation monitoring

The Isometer iso685 is an insulation monitoring device used worldwide in unearthed IT system [AC, AC/DC and DC power supply applications]. Bender has focused on enhancing capability of iso685 with a new generation of insulation monitoring devices which exactly meet the needs of customers within challenging industry sectors. Read more…

Atlas Knowledge announces the launch of its accredited Core4 Safety at Work campaign

In direct response to recently released safety statistics, Atlas Knowledge, a leading provider of digital learning solutions, today (Monday 27th November) announces the launch of its accredited Core4 Safety at Work campaign to champion safe working practices across safety critical industries. Read more…