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Job support scheme provides certainty but focus on green recovery must continue

The leading representative for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has today initially welcomed the winter economy plans announced by the Chancellor, noting it will seek further information on the details of the proposals in the coming days. Plans announced by the Chancellor today include wage top-ups targeted at small and medium businesses [...]

Nominations opportunity to highlight true North Sea spirit

The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has hailed the grit and resilience of the thousands of people working for the critical sector as it opened nominations for its annual awards. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, key workers both on and offshore continued to safely operate installations around the UK Continental [...]

OGUK Industry Insights webinar inspires next generation on route to net zero

More than 200 people joined OGUK’s Industry Insights webinar for young professionals today (Thursday, September 17) to hear how the sector is working to advance new technologies on the route to net zero.  The free event, sponsored by Halliburton, centred around the skills required for the future in reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in [...]

OGUK’s response to Climate Assembly UK report

OGUK has welcomed the final report released by Climate Assembly UK today (Thursday, September 10), which states that the country’s path to net zero must be underpinned by education, choice, fairness and political consensus. OGUK is already discussing a transformational North Sea Transition Deal with the UK Government, which will also set out how [...]

OGUK responds to UK’s 32nd Offshore Licensing Round Awards announced by OGA

Commenting on the OGA’s announcement of the award offers in the 32nd Licensing Round Katy Heidenreich, OGUK’s supply chain and operations director said: “At a time when companies face huge pressures it is encouraging that our basin continues to demonstrate its attractiveness to a wide range of companies. This is a crucial element in unlocking [...]

Government licensing review is opportunity to shine a light on changing industry

The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has embraced a UK government review into future licensing rounds as an opportunity to shine a light on how the sector is changing to support the country’s climate ambitions while still ensuring it contributes to the UK’s ongoing security of energy supply. Speaking in [...]

Roadmap 2035 on course despite industry challenges

Over eight actions identified by the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry as essential if it is to realise a successful future in a lower carbon future have already been delivered, with a further 20 underway, despite the pressures heaped on the sector by the coronavirus pandemic. Progress against an ambitious industry roadmap was confirmed by representative [...]

Major new report sets baseline to push greater progress in digitalisation

Findings from the first survey of digitalisation in the oil and gas industry reveal there’s a strong appetite to ensure technology is matured to improve the sector’s connectivity, efficiency and sustainability but highlight the need to promote collaborative working if these transformational changes are to become a reality. With support from Deloitte, [...]

OGUK welcomes trio to Board with industry focus on recovery efforts

  The leading representative body for the UK oil and gas industry, OGUK, has appointed three major business leaders to its board as the sector sharpens its focus on recovery.   As UK Managing Director of gas-focused exploration and production company, Neptune Energy, Alexandra Thomas represents one of the leading independents [...]

Supply Chain focus boosted as OGUK creates new integrated directorate

The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry is driving its supply chain agenda forward by appointing Katy Heidenreich, director responsible for leading its supply chain and operations activities. Currently spearheading OGUK’s Recovery Group’s work with industry, Government and regulators to stimulate investment in [...]

OGUK response to OGA’s Decommissioning Cost Estimate report

Commenting on the OGA’s Decommissioning Cost Estimate report published today (Wednesday, August 19), Joe Leask, decommissioning manager at OGUK, said: “The OGA’s report on decommissioning cost trends for the UK industry shows the challenges we face. "While significant progress has been made over the years, new ways of working will be critical [...]

OGUK webinar to highlight progress on sector’s road to recovery

OGUK’s drive to ensure the UK oil and gas sector is taking collective action to stimulate its own recovery comes under focus in a free webinar featuring leading industry figures on Thursday 27 August. Since April 2020, members of OGUK’s Recovery Group have been working across the industry to help shape the sector’s recovery as it looks beyond [...]

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 [...]

Integrity and inspection experts form new partnership

A new partnership agreement between Add Energy’s Asset and Integrity Management division and inspection and technology firm LifeTech Engineering Ltd, will help plant and asset owners assess essential maintenance work. The two companies have partnered to develop an approach that analyses the associated risks of inspection or maintenance delay, and [...]

Xodus launches major floating offshore wind study

Global energy consultancy Xodus Group has launched a three-year collaborative research project on the costs around floating offshore wind. The study, led by Xodus through the IDCORE programme, is a collaborative partnership between the Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter as well as the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). [...]

Aberdeen Harbour awards £4.3 million for caisson contract

Aberdeen Harbour Board has issued further contract awards to the value of approximately £4.3 million, in support of the South Harbour Expansion Project. The awards cover the transfer of the remaining caissons – the 50m-long blocks that will form the North ‘Castlegate’ Quay and East ‘Dunnottar’ Quays – from their current storage location [...]

Deltic Energy reports enhanced prospectivity at Selene

Deltic Energy, the AIM-quoted natural resources investing company focused on high-impact exploration and appraisal in the Southern and Central North Sea, has announced a material increase in estimated volumes of gas and a significant increase in the chance of success in relation to the Selene prospect, compared with estimates made in 2019. Analysis [...]

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 [...]