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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 [...]

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 [...]

Centrifuges Un-Limited eyes Norwegian growth

Aberdeen-based service company Centrifuges Un-Limited plans to grow its headcount to 20 by the end of the year, as it presses on with growing its core business and exploring diversification opportunities. Acquired by Linton Investments at the beginning of 2020, more than half of business secured by the company since has been won on the international [...]

Dräger announces ongoing Aberdeen investment

Medical and safety technology company Dräger Marine and Offshore has confirmed a new phase of investment in its Aberdeen office. The investment will focus on significantly expanding the company’s rental fleet of offshore safety equipment, which includes its industry-leading fire and rescue apparatus. The company’s safety products are employed [...]

John Lawrie completes MV Kaami decommissioning at Kishorn

Aberdeen headquartered metal waste recycling and processing firm John Lawrie Metals has confirmed the successful completion of a first-of-its-kind project in partnership with Kishorn Port Limited (KPL). The project involved the downsizing and recycling of the MV Kaami, a general cargo vessel recovered six miles off the north west coast of Skye after [...]

Iqarus expands remote consultations to support workers during COVID-19

Global occupational health services company, Iqarus, is now carrying out 50% of all consultations remotely to protect the health of energy industry workers. This has been fuelled by the impact of COVID-19, soaring from just 2% usage before the pandemic. Iqarus, part of International SOS, has been working around the clock with clients to support those [...]

Neptune Energy awards Cygnus remote monitoring contract to Fugro

Neptune Energy has awarded a subsea inspection contract to geo-data specialist, Fugro, for the surveying of subsea structures at the Cygnus gas field in the UK’s southern North Sea. Fugro’s will use state-of-the-art remote monitoring technology to inspect subsea infrastructure including pipelines and umbilicals, spools and communication cables, [...]

Carjon-NRG supports delivery of online technology platform

Aberdeen headquartered technology deployment service company Carjon-NRG is linking with TechnologyCatalogue.com, to deliver a UK Energy Technology Platform. This platform will connect technology operators, developers and end-users in the UK oil, gas and renewable energy sectors and support rapid technology deployment. End-users can quickly get an [...]

Rever Offshore completes multi-million IRM contract

Subsea project delivery and execution provider Rever Offshore has announced the completion of a two-phase contract with energy major Total E&P UK. Beginning in late March, Rever undertook an onshore project management and engineering campaign, accompanied by an initial 41-day offshore operation and subsequent 10-day campaign, to conduct essential [...]

OGTC Board welcomes Tendeka’s Gillian King

Tendeka’s VP for Europe, Russia, CIS & Africa, Gillian King, has joined the Board of The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC). Gillian has worked in the oil and gas industry for almost 20 years and is passionate about new technology. Throughout her time at Tendeka, she has played a key role in the commercialisation of swellable packers and [...]

Exceed increases global footprint, establishes Exceed Norge

Aberdeen-headquartered well management and performance improvement specialist Exceed has announced the establishment of Exceed Norge. The new unit reflects its parent company’s ongoing strategy to strengthen and diversify its profile, in terms of both geographic footprint and services offered. The Stavanger-based subsidiary is headed up by managing [...]

Brodies launches Oil & Gas Academy webinars

Brodies LLP is re-launching its Oil & Gas Academy series, now in an online format. Aimed at in-house lawyers and commercial managers in the sector, the seminars provide delegates with the opportunity to extend their depth of knowledge, breadth of skills and range of contacts. The firm will hold three one-hour sessions over the coming months, [...]

Cyberhawk secures five-year software contract with Shell

Drone-based inspection and asset visualisation expert Cyberhawk has secured a five-year, multimillion-dollar software contract with Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell). The company’s iHawk platform will become Shell’s next generation visualisation software platform for all onshore, offshore and subsea assets, as well as all global construction projects. Cyberhawk, [...]

Fraser Well Management secures first production well operatorship appointment

Well engineering and project management specialist Fraser Well Management (FWM) has assumed the production well operatorship of six southern North Sea development wells, marking the launch of a new product line. The work centres on NEO Energy’s Babbage platform, and includes five gas production wells and one suspended well. The scope of work covers [...]

Add Energy launches AssetVoice smart solution

Add Energy’s Asset and Integrity Management (AIM) division has developed a new integrated solution to monitor, track and analyse components of fixed assets in real-time. The award-winning technology, AssetVoice™, combines features from asset management, change management and real-time location systems, and offers a single source of data for an [...]

Altrad secures construction, hook-up and commissioning contract for Tolmount

Services group Altrad has secured a contract for the provision of temporary access, engineering design, insulation, corrosion and fire protection, rigging and LOLER support to enable the hook-up and commissioning of the Tolmount offshore gas platform. The contract, which commences immediately, will encompass Altrad mobilising resources to Ravenna [...]

Akselos selected as World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer

Swiss headquartered start-up Akselos has been selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. The company is deploying its real-time digital twin technology to support a systems-level transformation of the energy sector to lower the cost of renewable energy and support asset sustainability. The [...]

NHV extends offshore contract with Ithaca Energy

Helicopter services provider NHV Group has signed a five-year contract extension with Ithaca Energy (UK), providing aviation services to the Group’s operated FPF-1 installation, Alba, Captain and Erskine fields in the North Sea. The extension covers seven-day-a-week coverage and will start in January 2021. NHV will provide two H175 (primary and [...]