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OGUK partners with skills body to offer support to redundant oil and gas workers

The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector has partnered with Skills Development Scotland to signpost support for oil and gas workers impacted by redundancy. The free webinar is open to anyone looking for support and advice on roles within the energy sector and will signpost attendees towards practical support and [...]

OGUK launches new SME forum to support smaller businesses under pressure

A new forum dedicated to helping small and medium-sized businesses navigate the downturn has been launched by OGUK as it continues to help the sector stimulate a recovery. The leading representative body’s Continuous Improvement team is launching a new SME forum this month amid concern that a growing number of smaller companies may not survive [...]

Industry body reveals continued fall in covid-19 offshore cases ahead of upcoming event

  The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector will reflect on lessons learnt from the coronavirus pandemic as it reveals suspected covid-19 cases offshore continue to decrease due to “effective industry-wide measures” to protect the sector. OGUK will host a free webinar ‘Covid-19: A retrospective and look [...]

Share Fair webinar gives suppliers sight of business opportunities ahead

Major contractor Petrofac will be sharing its future project and activity plans with companies seeking new business opportunities at OGUK’s free Share Fair Spotlight webinar on August 4. Part of a series of online business development events, the webinar enables attendees to engage with potential clients, gain insight of future contracts and quiz [...]

OGUK board appoints leading voice as new vice co-chair

The leading representative body for the UK oil and gas industry, OGUK, has appointed a new vice co-chair to its board as the sector makes moves to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and low oil and gas prices. Sian Lloyd Rees, UK country manager and SVP of customer management at Aker Solutions, has been appointed as OGUK’s [...]

Oil and gas industry welcomes job support and underlines need to remain focused on delivering successful transition

The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has today welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement of support for employers, including the Job Retention Bonus and moves to support more traineeships and jobs for young people. The leading representative body for the sector OGUK said that the UK faces a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver moves to a [...]

Digital Debut for OGUK’s Share Fair

One of the offshore oil and gas industry’s most significant business development events is going digital in July when OGUK launches the first of its series of Share Fair Spotlight webinars featuring the forward work plans of Spirit Energy next week. Matt Abraham, OGUK’s supply chain director said: “Transforming Share Fair from a one-day event [...]

Don’t leave energy communities behind in green recovery plans

The leading representative for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has welcomed the Committee on Climate Change report to parliament today, calling for energy communities like the North East of Scotland and the East of England to be put at the heart of plans to transition to a lower carbon future. OGUK recently set out industry commitments to [...]

UK offshore oil and gas industry outlines plan to cut emissions as talks on transformational sector deal formally begin

The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has today (Tuesday 16) committed to halving operational emissions in the next decade, confirming its pathway to becoming a net zero emissions basin by 2050. The sector is one of the first in the UK to commit to industry-wide targets and provide details on how they will be achieved. A report published by industry [...]

BP job losses underline need to deliver fair transition to net zero

Commenting on news BP is to cut 10,000 jobs globally, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: "This shows the very real and personal impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on jobs and livelihoods while companies are stepping up to deliver the net zero agenda. "There is a serious risk the UK loses the skills it needs not only to meet existing energy [...]

Collaborative working to deliver new survey on oil and gas digitalisation

A key piece of research is launched today by OGUK, the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry together with the Technology Leadership Board (TLB), the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), and Opportunity North East (ONE) to assess the pace and extent of digitalisation across the sector. With support from Deloitte, [...]

First virtual D&I event to highlight sector opportunities  

More than 300 people have signed up to attend OGUK’s first-ever D&I webinar to further explore opportunities to improve diversity and inclusion in what remains a challenging landscape for the UK oil and gas industry. The free webinar ‘An opportunity in the disruption’ offers a virtual chance to network and hear first-hand from industry’s [...]

New online tool promotes collaborative approach to problem-solving

OGUK, the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, has launched a new online knowledge-sharing network aimed at encouraging companies to work collaboratively to share problems and source solutions to their efficiency challenges. Users can access the Problem-Solving Network via OGUK’s Efficiency Hub, where they can post [...]

OGUK responds to new academic study on future of UK oil and gas industry

Following the publication of a new report published today by Professor Alex Kamp of  the University of Aberdeen, which has modelled the impact of $25, $35 and $45 oil prices, with corresponding gas rates, OGUK's market intelligence manager, Ross Dornan said: “OGUK continues to work with governments and the OGA to understand how we can protect [...]

Offshore oil and gas industry eyes net zero opportunities in recovery plan

The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector has convened a group of experts to help shape the sector’s recovery as it looks beyond the immediate health and safety issues posed by COVID-19. BP regional president Ariel Flores, Aker Solutions Head of UK and SVP Europe and Africa Sian Lloyd-Rees, Asset Solutions CEO at Wood [...]

New guidelines help operators to make the most of existing North Sea assets

Companies aiming to get the best possible output from existing North Sea assets, while deferring major new offshore projects, can now boost their efforts with new guidelines published by OGUK today aimed at unlocking brownfield resource opportunities. The guidelines aim to help companies understand good practice in how to identify, rank, approve [...]

OGUK response to Chancellor’s announcement to extend furlough scheme

Commenting on the Chancellor's announcement today that that furlough scheme will be extended for four months until October, OGUK’s chief executive Deirdre Michie said: “OGUK welcomes the Chancellor’s announcement today to extend the furlough scheme until October this year. “Across the country, this industry has been deeply impacted by [...]

OGUK’s response to OGA announcement regarding its proposed revised strategy to support Net Zero

Commenting on the OGA’s announcement that it has signalled its intention to refresh its core aim, including a requirement for industry to help the government achieve the target of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 – Mike Tholen, OGUK’s sustainability director, said: “The UK oil and gas industry was one of the first industrial [...]

Industry restates call to support recovery framework as it warns net zero role is not a given

The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has repeated its calls to accelerate moves to net zero as part of efforts to support the sector’s recovery. Speaking in response to advice issued to governments by the Committee on Climate Change today, and confirmation by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the UK Government [...]

Industry remains relentlessly vigilant in spite of fall in number of suspected Covid19 cases

Passenger movement figures released today by Step change in Safety and OGUK show a decline in suspected coronavirus cases across the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry.   The data tracks the numbers of workers travelling back offshore, with four different categories of transport depending on their status.   The dataset released [...]

Spirit Energy to host Virtual Supplier Day

Spirit Energy is hosting a virtual event for existing and potential suppliers and contractors on 24 September 2020. This offers the opportunity to be made aware of Spirit Energy’s strategic and business priorities and to encourage collaboration to deliver value for both organisations. The event will include a combination of information-sharing [...]

Altera awards yard stay contract to Semco Maritime and Kishorn Port

Semco Maritime has been awarded a yard stay project with Altera Infrastructure for its FPSO asset Voyageur Spirit, to be moored at the Kishorn Port facility on Scotland’s west coast. Semco was awarded based on its extensive project management and engineering expertise in conjunction with the bespoke offering at Kishorn Port, which now includes [...]

AMS Global Group delivers 99.9999% virus disinfection in Aberdeen

Marine and safety specialist AMS Global Group has enabled Aberdeen charities to continue delivering essential services to the local community throughout the lock down period by offering its state-of-the art disinfection service for free. AMS has delivered a full, weekly disinfection treatment using its AM71 service for CFine, one of the northeast’s [...]

Exceed MPR launches rig integration service

Exceed MPR, part of the Aberdeen-headquartered Exceed Group, has announced the launch of a specialist rig integration (RI) service, in tandem with the appointment of industry specialist Jon Goodenough as Rig Integration Manager. Founded in 2016, Exceed is a Lowestoft-based Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) expert which provides a wide range of MPD [...]

ABB launches new analytics software to help optimise operations

ABB has launched new analytics software and services that combine operational data with engineering and IT data to deliver actionable intelligence for oil and gas producers. The ABB Ability™ Genix Industrial Analytics and AI Suite is a scalable advanced analytics platform with pre-built, easy-to-use applications and services. It collects, contextualises [...]

Petrofac doubles UK well portfolio with NEO Energy award

Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) business has been awarded a two-year contract with NEO Energy, for the provision of well management and well operator support for 25 production wells across the Affleck, Balloch, Dumbarton, Flyndre and Lochranza fields. This builds on Petrofac’s previously awarded Integrated Services Contract [...]

3T Energy Group awarded Total E&P UK training management contract

Following a tendering process which concluded in January 2020, AIS Training and sister company Survivex - both part of the 3T Energy Group - have been selected by Total E&P UK to manage their UK onshore and offshore workforce training requirements. The solution, based on 3T Energy Group’s “Transform” platform, aims to digitise and streamline [...]

International SOS rolls out screening to support businesses

Healthcare and security risk services provider International SOS is rolling out a new screening service to help get people back to work. Using expertise and the experience gained in delivering rapid temperature and vulnerability screening, as well as clinical support staff, to sites across the north east of Scotland for over 25,000 offshore workers [...]

SSI Group acquired by Remote Medical International

Remote Medical International, a global leader in workplace health and safety services, completed its acquisition of SSI Group on July 1. UK-based SSI specialises in emergency response medical services for the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, global risk management, and international safety. Remote Medical International will leverage SSI’s [...]

OSIsoft and Tendeka form reservoir monitoring data partnership

Global completions service company Tendeka has joined the OSIsoft EcoSphere, a collection of more than 300 industrial leaders that provide products, applications, and services for the PI System. The Aberdeen-headquartered company will provide downhole monitoring, analysis and modelling products to support customers in their digital transformation [...]

Mabbett Ltd partners with Katoni Engineering

Safety, environment and engineering professional services firm Mabbett Ltd has announced a partnership with engineering and offshore services provider Katoni Engineering. Together, the two companies are working to strengthen combined technical offering to support the energy transition in both onshore and offshore environments in energy communities [...]

Apollo reaches phase 2 of Wave Energy Scotland project

Apollo Offshore Engineering has been further shortlisted as one of four companies chosen to share a £1.4 million investment to develop quick connection systems for Wave Energy Scotland. The project was developed in order to develop technology to enable the quick connection and disconnection of wave energy converters, reducing costs and improving [...]

Wood completes work on SGN green hydrogen-to-homes project

Global engineering and consulting group Wood has successfully delivered preliminary engineering design services for gas network operator SGN’s candidate site at Machrihanish, on the west coast of Scotland, as part of its Hydrogen 100 (H100) project. The H100 demonstration project will initially aim to supply energy to homes in Fife, Scotland. On [...]

READ Cased Hole and EV develop downhole video technology

Cased hole logging specialist READ Cased Hole has announced a new collaboration in Alaska with EV, a leader in downhole visual analytics. Working in partnership in the state, READ is now the selected operator of EV’s cutting-edge downhole video technology which enables vivid, high-definition video, providing a complete 360° picture from inside [...]

Rever Offshore completes Serica campaign

Subsea project delivery and execution provider Rever Offshore has announced the recent completion of a contract awarded by Serica Energy. This is the second campaign Rever has undertaken for the independent North Sea operator within a framework agreement which commenced in November 2018. The work scope, which took place in the North Sea’s Rhum [...]

TechnipFMC and Halliburton offer new subsea sensing technology

Halliburton and TechnipFMC have introduced Odassea™, the first distributed acoustic sensing solution for subsea wells. The new technology platform enables operators to execute intervention-less seismic imaging and reservoir diagnostics to reduce total cost of ownership while improving reservoir knowledge. The Odassea™ service integrates hardware [...]

INSITE projects secure £5 million in funding

The Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture (CEFAS) have announced 7 INSITE projects set to receive £5 million of funding over the next 3 years. The awards come after an Announcement of Opportunity from NERC in 2019 inviting researchers to submit proposals for a new programme of science [...]

ABB teams up with Yinson on offshore oil and gas project in Brazil

ABB has signed an agreement with energy solutions provider Yinson for electrical, control and telecommunication equipment and services onboard the FPSO Anna Nery bound for the Marlim 2 oil field in Campos Basin, Brazil. Yinson secured the contract to convert the 2002 Crude Oil Tanker leading operations and maintenance of the FPSO. The vessel is planned [...]

AGR automates end-of-well reporting for exploration company

AGR’s software unit has delivered the first automated end-of-well report for Lundin Energy Norway. The firm’s industry-leading plug-and-play solution, iQx™, was used to generate the detailed well completion report for a well drilled in the Edvard Grieg area by the Leiv Eiriksson rig. Lundin Energy Norway will now use the cloud-based iQx™ [...]

TSG Marine leads the fight against COVID-19 offshore

North east marine engineering specialist TSG Marine is taking new molecular technology offshore in a bid to get the sector back up to speed safely amidst the COVID-19 crisis. TSG Marine is deploying a rapid sanitisation system which not only renders a workplace immediately virus-free but also features a unique molecular layer which, when applied [...]