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OGUK CEO says Energy White Paper must be opportunity for jobs and communities

OGUK chief executive Deirdre Michie OBE has today appeared before the House of Commons Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee to give evidence on the Energy White Paper (EWP), published in December. The recently published paper provides a critical opportunity for a transformational North Sea Transition Deal (NSTD) to deliver [...]

OGUK responds to Brexit deal outcome as EU Future Relationship bill voted through

The UK offshore oil and gas industry has welcomed the deal outcome between the EU and the UK as the EU (Future Relationship) bill is voted on in parliament today. The leading representative body for the sector said that as the detail of the agreement is worked through, it is important that any friction and red tape is kept to a minimum whist ensuring [...]

OGUK appoints two directors to drive forward stakeholder and communications agenda

The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry is appointing two directors to lead its newly created External Relations and Communications directorates aimed at supporting the current and evolving needs of OGUK’s members as the sector transitions towards a low carbon future. Natalie Coupar takes up the role of Communications [...]

Revised regulator strategy confirms alignment on industry future

The UK is set to lead the way in demonstrating how oil and gas producing countries can successfully and fairly transition towards a net zero future, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie OBE has said in a message to members today. In an end of year message to over 400 member organisations based across  the UK, Deirdre Michie said the stage is now [...]

Trio of board appointments as OGUK looks ahead to 2021 ambitions

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 the industry’s recovery and meeting net zero targets as it looks ahead to the new year. Jose Luis Muñoz is CEO of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited. José Luis joined Repsol in 2005 [...]

Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Policy Statement emphasises need for sector deal, OGUK says

The leading UK oil and gas industry body OGUK has today welcomed the Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Policy Statement, which recognises that the critical role the country’s oil and gas industry has to play in realising a hydrogen economy. Commenting, OGUK Sustainability Director Mike Tholen said: “The Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Policy [...]

Support for the supply chain vital throughout Just Transition says OGUK

The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry has today (Wednesday 14 December) responded to the Scottish Government’s updated Climate Change Plan, which recognises the value the oil and gas industry can make in stepping up the transition to net-zero. Commenting on the updated Climate Change Plan, OGUK Chief Executive [...]

OGUK response to the Government’s Energy White Paper

The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry has today (Monday 14 December) responded to the UK Government’s Energy White Paper, in which the government reaffirms the value of the sector both now and in the future, and the need for the North Sea Transition Deal. Commenting on the paper, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie [...]

OGUK response to UK Government plans to end funding for overseas oil and gas projects

The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry has today (Saturday 12 December) commented on the Prime Minister’s announcement that the UK will end direct government support for the oil and gas projects overseas. Commenting on the announcement,  OGUK’s chief executive Deirdre Michie said: “The UK is taking a global [...]

Industry unites to celebrate best and brightest amid challenging year

The winners of OGUK’s Awards 2020 were honoured in virtual style this evening as industry came together to watch the ceremony digitally for the first time ever. The night was the highlight of industry’s cultural calendar, with hundreds attending the event through YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook live and the prestigious first-time Audience Award [...]

Climate report reinforces need for homegrown transition

  A major independent report which sets out detailed routes for meeting the country’s climate targets has recognised the positive contribution the UK’s changing oil and gas industry can make in the energy transition. The Sixth Carbon Budget published by the Committee on Climate Change today (Wednesday 9 December) outlines an ambitious [...]

Prime Minister’s emissions targets reinforce the need for sector deal

The leading UK oil and gas industry body OGUK has today reinforced the significance of securing a sector deal, in light of new emission targets announced by the Prime Minister today. The government’s plan commits to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions by at least 68% by 2030, based on 1990 levels. These ambitious new targets will see the UK commit [...]

Last call for the industry workforce to voice opinion on D&I in the sector 

Industry body OGUK is urging the oil and gas workforce to rally behind its first ever survey on diversity and inclusion (D&I) with just three weeks to go until submissions close. With a growing focus being placed on the integration of the energy industry, attracting and retaining a diverse range of talent, as well as ensuring inclusive and collaborative [...]

OGUK responds to IPPR’s Net Zero North Sea report

The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry has today (Thursday 3 December) responded to a report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The Net Zero North Sea report has urged the offshore oil and gas industry to set out a plan for phasing out production and migrating to greener energies. Commenting [...]

The UK can build a homegrown transition towards clean energy future, OGUK’s Economic Report shows

A flagship report published today by the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry finds that the UK’s carbon emissions fell by an estimated 10.3 percent this year, as the economy contracted by 11.3 percent. OGUK today said the figures confirm the scale of the challenge in securing a green recovery, urging governments [...]

Survey is further confirmation of stark conditions faced by industry

OGUK has said a survey of oil and gas companies which finds about a fifth of firms are expecting more redundancies in 2021 is further confirmation of the stark conditions faced by many. The leading representative body for the sector, which is due to publish its flagship Economic Report early next week, said it continues to champion a North Sea Transition [...]

Report confirms no rush to decommission as sector withstands disruptive year

  As the oil and gas sector continues to deal with the effects of COVID-19 and the collapse of commodity prices, OGUK’s 2020 Decommissioning Insight report reveals the decommissioning industry though resilient has not escaped the impact of such unprecedented conditions. Given the major disruptions and challenges of 2020, OGUK conducted [...]

OGUK response: Prime Minister’s 10-point plan for green industrial revolution

Commenting on the 10-point green industrial revolution announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, OGUK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie said today: “We are pleased to see the Government is committed to its ambitious plans for tackling emissions in spite of all the other challenges we face. Our industry is already in action, evolving and contributing. [...]

Conference explores decommissioning in a low carbon future

The contribution decommissioning can make to the low carbon future is a key theme at OGUK’s first ever virtual conference on November 24-25 when Professor Paul de Leeuw director of the RGU Energy Transition Institute chairs a session exploring the skills and job opportunities this shift in focus presents. Joe Leask, OGUK’s decommissioning manager, [...]

Transition deal critical for sector as report warns recovery could take years

The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, OGUK, has today (Wednesday, November 11) warned that it could take up to three years to restart many of the projects lost due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and commodity price downturn. The warning comes in its Autumn Snapshot published today, which provides a business [...]

Augean purchases new site to support North Sea Services contract

Augean North Sea Services (ANSS) has purchased certain freehold land and assets in Great Yarmouth.  This site will enable ANSS to supplement those services already provided to customers in the northern and central North Sea, which will continue to be mainly delivered from Aberdeen. ANSS entered into a new contract in January 2016 to provide production [...]

READ Cased Hole launches well logging technology ZeroTime

Investors of Aberdeen-based well intervention specialist READ Cased Hole welcome continued growth of their portfolio company as it takes its latest logging technology, ZeroTime. Through close collaboration with a select number of multinational operators and global oil and gas companies, ZeroTime has been tried and tested under the rigours of the North [...]

Cyberhawk set for new heights with funding support

Cyberhawk, the world leader in Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicle (ROAV) inspection and survey, and a pioneer in the conversion of drone-captured data into powerful asset information, is targeting expansion following agreement on a new £2 million funding package from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks’ Growth Finance team. The funding will enable Livingston-based [...]

Nexen gains industry accreditation for its best practice competency system

One of the UK’s largest oil producer’s employee development and competency system has been recognised as amongst the best in the world after it secured coveted approval from industry skills organisation OPITO. Designed to ensure high quality performance and safe working practice, the Competence Management System (CMS) approval guarantees personnel [...]

Bender UK strengthens oil and gas team

Bender UK has strengthened its industrial sales team with the appointment of Nick Avill as sales manager responsible for the offshore, onshore and subsea oil and gas market. Nick has a background in electrical engineering and extensive experience in UK and international markets delivering systems and solutions for the oil and gas, utilities and IT [...]

Costain Success at Offshore Achievement Awards

Hayleigh Pearson, an employee of Costain - one of the UK's leading engineering solution providers - has been announced as the winner of the Young Professional category at the 2016 Offshore Achievement Awards. The Young Professional Award recognises the professional capability and the wider contribution made to the offshore industry by a man or woman [...]

Peterson scoops prestigious Offshore Achievement Award

Peterson is celebrating after winning the prestigious ‘collaboration’ award at last night’s 30th Offshore Achievement Awards held in Aberdeen. The company was recognised for its unparalleled track record in collaborative vessel sharing arrangements. Peterson is facilitator of Aberdeen Marine Logistics Alliance (AMLA) a vessel sharing initiative [...]

Tendeka triumphs at Offshore Achievement Awards

Tendeka is celebrating after winning the great large company award at the Offshore Achievement Awards held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). The award was presented to the company in recognition of its excellent performance in the offshore energy sector. Read more…   18 March 2016 Read more

TWMA recognised for export success at Offshore Achievement Awards 2016

TWMA has won the Export Achievement Award at this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards. The award recognises the company’s significant business growth resulting from successful export activity in the oil and gas and energy sector. Winners were announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 17 March at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference [...]

Petrofac secures well decommissioning contract from Tullow Oil

Petrofac is supporting Tullow Oil SK Limited to progress its decommissioning programme for the Horne and Wren platform in the Southern North Sea. For more than a decade Petrofac has performed the role of Duty Holder for the asset. Now the oilfield services provider will integrate its well engineering and project management services, through its subsidiary [...]

Peterson leads the way in collaborative vessel sharing arrangements

Demands for increased collaboration in the oil and gas industry are being reflected through a record rise in vessel shares, according to Peterson, the international energy logistics provider. The company, which is leading the way in collaborative vessel sharing, has seen a record number of vessel sharing arrangements since the turn of the year. Seven [...]

Emerson technology and expertise to support Maersk Oil’s Culzean project

Emerson Process Management has been awarded a contract to automate the Maersk Oil Culzean gas field development in the North Sea. One of the largest gas discoveries in the area, the Culzean field is expected to meet around five percent of the UK’s total demand. Read more…   14 March 2016 Read more

Petrofac evolves its duty holder model in support of new North Sea investment

Operating Company Limited (AOC), a UK joint venture formed between Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad (Hibiscus) and Ping Petroleum Limited (Ping). The arrangement is effective today in line with Ping and Hibiscus taking over as owner and AOC as license operator of the Anasuria cluster. The initial five-year contract, which has additional options to extend, [...]

Dundas embarks on new decommissioning partnership

Through effective collaboration Apollo and Dundas Consultants offer their advisory services across a full suite of disciplines required to plan an effective cessation of production and decommissioning campaign in line with regulatory processes. This includes geoscience and reservoir engineering, well engineering, economic evaluations, operations, engineering [...]

Exceed awarded well engineering services contract

Exceed has been successful in securing a contract to support Fairfield Energy Limited in its forthcoming North Sea well plugging and abandonment campaign. Fairfield’s programme includes 45 platform wells and 16 subsea wells, all of which will be plugged and permanently abandoned.  The platform wells decommissioning will commence in the next few [...]

Petrofac launches DECC-approved oil spill response course

Petrofac has launched a new online training course approved by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to address oil spill preparedness. The DECC Level 1 course is designed for personnel who may undertake the role of Offshore On-Scene Commander (OSC) during an oil spill incident. Typically, this will be the Offshore Installation Manager [...]

AVEVA announces the global launch of AVEVA Engage

AVEVA has announced the commercial availability of its showcase decision support system, AVEVA Engage™. Forward-looking companies are focussing efforts on digital transformation to increase efficiency, achieve competitive advantage and be ready for an accelerated recovery when markets recover. To support that transformation, and built with the involvement [...]

Sikorsky recognises Bristow for outstanding S-92 helicopter rescue accomplishments

Sikorsky has recognised Bristow Helicopters for its critical role in safely evacuating hundreds of workers with S-92® helicopters from six oil platforms in the North Sea on Dec. 31, 2015. Bristow crews, with support from engineers, technicians and operations personnel, used nine Sikorsky S-92 aircraft to airlift 400 offshore workers safely from platforms [...]

Maggie Braid offers new assessor courses

Competence Assurance Specialists, Maggie Braid Associates (MBA), has added to its portfolio of training recently, introducing two new courses specifically aimed at qualified Assessors and Verifiers. The MBA SQA 9Di Assessor Refresher Course is a half day course and is aimed at all qualified Assessors, including those who may not have been very actively [...]

The Underwater Centre identified in London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 companies to inspire Britain’

The Underwater Centre, has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses. To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly [...]