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One-to-one appointments at oil and gas Share Fair filling up fast

Oil and gas suppliers looking to grow their business are snapping up slots for one-to-one sessions with major purchasers at Oil & Gas UK’s Share Fair event at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on November 1.   Stephen Marcos Jones, director of business excellence at Oil & Gas UK, said:   “The appointments are [...]

Clean Growth Strategy – Oil & Gas UK response

Commenting on the UK Government's Clean Growth Strategy, Mike Tholen, Upstream Policy Director with Oil & Gas UK, said: “Oil & Gas UK welcomes the Government’s publication of the Clean Growth Strategy. The UK offshore oil and gas industry strives to reduce its emissions and CO2 emissions from production have fallen by 30% since 2000 – [...]

Fresh insight into UK oil and gas jobs scene captured in new report

New data providing more insight into the employment picture of the UK offshore oil and gas industry is published today (7 October) by Oil & Gas UK - the sector’s trade body. The people working on offshore installations are a key focus of the Workforce Report which reveals the areas they travel from across the UK to get to their jobs offshore [...]

Statoil announcement welcomed by Oil & Gas UK

Responding to Statoil’s announcement that it has made an oil discovery in the Verbier prospect on the UK Continental Shelf, Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK, said: "This is good news from Statoil and partners and we now really hope that the find proves to be commercially appealing and proceeds to development. "It’s also [...]

UK oil and gas experience and expertise shared with Mexico

Mexico’s offshore oil and gas sector will gain insights from the UK Continental Shelf at a key event taking place today (3 October). The British Chamber of Commerce in Mexico is hosting an Energy Day in the country - bringing together around 600 of Mexico’s leading energy professionals to discuss what’s next for the country’s sector. Stephen [...]

Oil & Gas UK welcomes Chancellor’s visit to Aberdeen

Commenting as the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond visits Aberdeen, Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: “It’s good to see the Chancellor here in Aberdeen. His visit sends a strong message of support for industry and his funding announcement to help stimulate exploration - that has been particularly hard hit by the downturn [...]

New business and diversification opportunities flagged at oil and gas Share Fair

North Sea operators and contractors will share their forward activity plans with the supply chain at a major industry event in Aberdeen this November.   Share Fair – organised by Oil & Gas UK – will take place on November 1 at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. This year’s event also aims to strengthen the resilience of [...]

Statement on Edinburgh University oil and gas study

Commenting on Edinburgh University’s oil and gas study published today, Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK, said: “There are up to 20 billion barrels of oil and gas resources still to be recovered on the UK Continental Shelf, based on production forecasts provided by the Oil and Gas Authority. “Production has increased over [...]

Outstanding performers reach the penultimate stage of Oil & Gas UK Awards 2017

The quest to find this year’s most outstanding individuals and companies reaches a stage closer as Oil & Gas UK today announces the finalists for its 2017 annual awards.   The judging panel for the industry’s flagship event, sponsored by Shell U.K. Limited, has selected the finalists from nearly 100 nominations and the winners will [...]

Momentum builds as support for industry efficiency increases

ETF Chairman Walter Thain at Offshore Europe The team behind a pioneering initiative tasked with improving the global competitiveness of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, credits its success to businesses adopting an “open door to change” mindset. The Efficiency Task Force (ETF), which marks its second anniversary this week, today [...]

Investors seeing value in UK North Sea re-inventing itself: Economic Report 2017

  Almost $6 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions have taken place in the UK oil and gas sector in the first half of the year - sending a strong vote of confidence in a basin that has been grappling with the challenges of a major downturn, a new report reveals today (September 6). Assets changing hands and the increasing diversity in [...]

Cyber and terror attacks under spotlight at Offshore Europe

The growing physical and digital threats that the world faces today will be discussed by a panel of experts, including the BBC’s Security Correspondent Frank Gardner, at Offshore Europe on Wednesday (September 6). The broadcast journalist and best-selling author, who was partially paralysed in the legs after being shot six times by terrorists in [...]

Best and brightest of industry championed at Offshore Europe

The leading trade body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry has revealed its plans to promote the sector during Offshore Europe. Oil & Gas UK will launch its flagship Economic Report 2017 this week (Wednesday 6 September) at a breakfast briefing event held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. The organisation will host a trade [...]

Industry commitment to collaboration demonstrated in infrastructure access guidance

An update of the Code of Practice on Access to Upstream Oil and Gas Infrastructure on the UK Continental Shelf (known as the ICoP) is published by Oil & Gas UK today (August 30). The intention of the code of practice is to encourage companies to conduct timely and constructive negotiations when seeking new capacity in the extensive production [...]

Subsea 7 Vice President appointed to trade association board

An industry professional with over 20 years’ experience in the subsea pipelines business has been appointed to Oil & Gas UK’s board. Phil Simons, VP North Sea & Canada at Subsea 7, will sit alongside the leading industry representatives responsible for setting Oil & Gas UK policy. Mr Simons began his career in 1992 as an engineer [...]

Safety champions announced at industry awards

The people and companies doing their utmost for offshore safety were today (August 23) recognised for their efforts at a key industry event. The winning entries of six categories were announced at the Offshore Safety Awards, jointly organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety, with Maersk Oil as principal sponsor. Our Offshore Safety [...]

Offshore experiences to be shared at ceremony celebrating safety

Feedback from the frontline will be shared by an award-winning offshore safety rep at an industry celebration taking place on Wednesday (Aug 23). Stuart Mann will share some of his North Sea safety experiences at the Offshore Safety Awards organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety and taking place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference [...]

Still time to recognise industry talent

Organisers of a prestigious industry awards event have said it’s still not too late to recognise industry talent. Nominations for the Oil & Gas UK 2017 annual awards, sponsored by Shell U.K. Limited, will close on the afternoon of Friday 11 August. A key event in the upstream industry calendar, Aberdeen’s Exhibition and Conference Centre [...]

Updated guidelines are prime example of industry collaboration

A suite of updated guidelines published today, which ultimately aim to ensure the safety of offshore wells, underline industry’s commitment to continuously improve, Oil and Gas UK said today. The trade body’s award winning guidelines are written by industry, for industry, and provide a true reflection and balanced perspective on industry good [...]

Event heralded as opportunity for oil and gas supply chain

Supply chain firms supporting the oil and gas sector have been urged to grab an opportunity for growth and innovation as leading trade organisation Oil & Gas UK launched its 2017 Share Fair. The high profile one-day event will be hosted at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on November 1. Its distinctive format attracted over 650 delegates [...]

Chevron Sanctions Stage 1 Captain Enhanced Oil Recovery Project

Chevron North Sea Limited (CNSL), operator of the Captain Field, announced today it has sanctioned the Final Investment Decision (FID) to proceed with the first phase of the Captain Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project. Read more… Read more

TechnipFMC reaches an agreement to acquire Plexus’ exploration wellhead business

TechnipFMC announces that an agreement has been reached with Plexus Holding plc to acquire Plexus’s Wellhead exploration equipment and services business for jack up applications. In conjunction with TechnipFMC’s global footprint and market presence, this portfolio expansion in the mudline and high pressure high temperature (HPHT) arena enables TechnipFMC [...]

Petrofac and NHS to address emergency preparedness

Petrofac’s Training Services business has partnered with NHS Grampian to deliver the UK’s first training course for appointed Hospital Liaison Representatives. The half-day course is specifically created for oil and gas company representatives who play a vital role in the event of a colleague being injured at work and then hospitalised. Read more… [...]

Emerson agrees to acquire Paradigm

Emerson has agreed to acquire Paradigm®, a leading provider of software solutions for the oil and gas industry, for a purchase price of $510 million, reflecting a multiple of 13 times expected 2017 EBITDA. Paradigm, joined with Emerson’s existing Roxar software business, creates a best-in-class, end-to-end Exploration & Production (E&P) software [...]

Local Aberdeen business becomes part of DEKRA

In July 2015, DEKRA acquired local Aberdeen business, Optimus Seventh Generation Ltd., into its occupational safety consulting portfolio. In July 2017, Optimus Seventh Generation Ltd. and Behavioral Science Technology International, Inc. have joined forces to create the new entity DEKRA Organisational Reliability Ltd. The entity formation was marked [...]

NEL makes further investment in high capacity wet gas test facility

NEL has invested £200,000 in further development of its Glasgow-based Wet Gas Flow Testing Facility, as part of a continual programme to deliver industry-leading test facilities. Read more… Read more

Statoil oil discovery in Verbier sidetrack on UK continental shelf

Statoil and partners have made an oil discovery in the Verbier sidetrack well in the outer Moray Firth on the UK Continental Shelf, proving a minimum of 25 million recoverable barrels of oil in the immediate vicinity of the wellbore. The preliminary results suggest the discovery could range anywhere between 25 and 130 million barrels of oil. Read more… [...]

Ampelmann provides increased operational efficiencies with E100 development

Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions, has enhanced its existing E1000 gangway transfer system to speed up conversion of its gangway from personnel to cargo mode from at least ten minutes to less than one minute, providing greater operational efficiencies. Read more… Read more

Petrofac secures North Sea contract extension

Petrofac has secured a contract extension from Chevron North Sea Limited (Chevron) for the provision of engineering services; an agreement it has held since 2014. The 12-month agreement, which comes into effect this month, will involve the continued provision of engineering support to Chevron’s key North Sea assets. Read more… Read more

Exceed creates 20 jobs with major North Sea contract

Aberdeen-headquartered Exceed has announced it will create 20 jobs, having been awarded a contract by Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited for its forthcoming Cheviot Field development campaign. Alpha Petroleum is an upstream oil and gas operator focused on the UK sector of the North Sea and backed by private equity firm Petroleum Equity. Read more… [...]

Global Energy Group invest in industry first technology system

Global Energy Group has further strengthened its leading position in the sector by investing in the latest technology for carrying out dimensional control surveys. Last month, the UK’s first commercially available Lieca BLK360 arrived at Global Energy Group’s Aberdeen office and has since been piloted on a number of projects where its efficiencies [...]

Scotoil Services Ltd secures £2.5m of contracts for decommissioning services

Scotoil Services Ltd, a specialist oil and gas service company in the UK has been awarded a number of contracts worth over £2.5 million for onshore waste management services. The Aberdeen based company will provide the transportation, dismantling, recycling and disposal of over 5000 tonnes of subsea infrastructure recovered from decommissioning campaigns [...]

Texo Drone Survey and Inspection deploys world’s first UT integrated UAV system

Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (UKCS), the dedicated Oil & Gas services division of Texo DSI - owner-operator of the world’s most comprehensive and dynamic fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles is pleased to announce the deployment of the world’s first UT (Ultrasonic Thickness Testing) integrated UAV system. Read more… Read more

Bibby Offshore continues North Sea success with triple contract win

Bibby Offshore has successfully completed three further contracts from global oil and gas operator, Apache North Sea. The multimillion pound contracts utilised Bibby Offshore’s diving support vessels, Bibby Polaris and Bibby Topaz, and its construction support vessel, Olympic Ares. Read more… Read more

Petrofac awarded training contract for major North Sea development

Petrofac has secured a training management services contract from Maersk Oil in relation to the North Sea High Pressure High Temperature development, Culzean. The two-year agreement, with a further one year option to extend, was awarded following competitive tender. Under the contract, Petrofac will deliver training across a wide range of subjects, [...]

Interocean completes subsea LBL positioning and metrology campaign

Interocean’s Survey and Positioning Division recently completed a subsea LBL based positioning and metrology campaign for Marteam and Noble Energy. An essay on the project has now been published in the Journal of Ocean Technology. Read more… Read more

Total in talks with Google as energy sector turns to AI

Total is in talks with tech giants Google and Microsoft to help develop bespoke artificial intelligence (AI) in the energy sector’s race to tap digital technologies. Engineers at Total are currently working alongside top software developers to explore how complex algorithms could be applied to its work in oil and gas. Read more... Read more

ABB introduces new MID/OIML R117 certified coriolis flowmeter for custody transfer applications in oil & gas

‎ The CoriolisMaster series offer some unique and practical advantages to customers in the oil and gas industry. Their compact design saves unnecessary on-site handling and installation costs and the easy to use Human Machine Interface (HMI) ensures savings on training and commissioning costs. Read more... Read more

Apollo takes off in new markets with opening of office in Doha, Qatar

Apollo continues to grow in 2017 with the opening of a new office in Doha, Qatar.  Having already outgrown and subsequently expanded office space in Aberdeen, the new Middle East office has opened to leverage on the already successful work carried out in the region. Read more... Read more

Matt Corbin joins Sparrows Group as director of European operations

Sparrows Group has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Matt Corbin as its regional operations director for the UK and Europe to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables and industrial sectors. Read more... Read more

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