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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 [...]

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 [...]

Rod Buchan appointed executive chairman at IMES Group

Experienced industry figure Rod Buchan has been appointed executive chairman at IMES Group. Rod has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, including five years as managing director of Aker Offshore Partner in Aberdeen. In 2013, he established his own management company to advise oil and gas clients on their growth and other strategic [...]

OGIC completes first project as it celebrates anniversary of funding approval

The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) acts as a matchmaker between Scottish Universities and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to cut costs using innovative technology. A year ago the Scottish Funding Council approved funding of £10.6 million for OGIC, which formally opened for business in Aberdeen in November. One hundred technology [...]

The Underwater Centre Appoints New ROV Operations Manager

The Underwater Centre, has appointed Steve Cullen to the newly created role of ROV operations manager, where he will lead the development of the Centre’s ROV training and trials activities. He joins the Centre from Ashtead Technology and Subsea 7 where he took up a similar training roles, with responsibility for ROV personnel’s technical and [...]

Wood Group wins major Total contract

Wood Group has been awarded a five year multi-million dollar contract by Total, which includes the option for two, one-year extensions. Under the contract, Wood Group PSN will deliver engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services to four offshore assets and two onshore facilities on the UK continental shelf. Read more… Wednesday [...]

Atlas’s competence system to be used across Maersk Oil Operations worldwide

Maersk Oil has become the first to adopt an exclusively electronic competence system with the ability to effectively track employees’ knowledge and minimise risk in the oil and gas sector. Developed by Atlas Knowledge with expertise from a 100-strong industry advisory group, the Competence Assurance Management System (CAMS) is a ground-breaking [...]

Cyberhawk appoints new chief financial officer

Cyberhawk Innovations, a leader in remote aerial inspection and survey, has appointed David McIntyre as chief financial officer. An experienced CFO and chartered accountant, David has held a number of positions in listed, multinational and start-up companies prior to his appointment at Cyberhawk. David joins the senior management team at Cyberhawk [...]

Bibby Offshore helps create a positive future for youth employment

In August last year, Bibby Offshore recruited its first intake of ROV apprentices, through its new ROV Training Scheme.  From the 276 interviewed, the six candidates with the most ambition, talent and drive were chosen, and are now seven months into a rigorous four year training scheme. Bibby Offshore put employee development at the forefront of [...]

Scopus Engineering Receives Healthy Working Lives Award

Scopus Engineering, the dimensional control, laser scanning and lean engineering provider, is pleased to announce that it has achieved a Bronze Healthy Working Lives Award. The Healthy Working Lives initiative is led by the NHS, and empowers organisations to develop a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce. Read more… Friday 27 March [...]

Stork launches the next generation in sand management

Stork, held a series of sand management technology showcase events on Wednesday 18 March at their premises in Dyce, Aberdeen. Each technology showcase demonstrated Stork’s innovative Advanced Online Desanding (AOD) capability, with a number of major oil and gas players in attendance. Read more… Wednesday 25 March 2015 Read more

Chevron celebrates 50 years of pioneering in the North Sea

Over half a century ago, on 26 December 1964, Chevron's joint venture operator Amoseas (American Overseas Petroleum Ltd.) drilled the first North Sea well, 165 miles offshore the United Kingdom. Though it was dry, the well broke new ground in offshore operations, proving the capability of drilling year-round in the North Sea's harsh environment. Two [...]

ASCO secures long-term service contract with BP

ASCO is delighted to announce the award of a contract by BP Exploration and Production to provide a range of integrated oilfield services to support its UK North Sea operations. The comprehensive contract, which is worth in excess of £100 million, covers a variety of activities including: supply-base operations; warehouse operations; the provision [...]

FMC Technologies and Technip to launch Forsys Subsea

FMC Technologies Inc. and Technip have signed an agreement to form an exclusive alliance and to launch Forsys Subsea, a 50/50 joint venture that will unite the skills and capabilities of two subsea industry leaders. This alliance will redefine the way subsea fields are designed, delivered and maintained. Bringing the industry’s most talented subsea [...]

Maggie Braid Associates extends its global reach in 2015

Maggie Braid Associates (MBA) is extending its global reach in the oil and gas industry during 2015. With a significant number of contract awards already gained in 2015, with a value of over £1,000,000, MBA is well on track to achieving its overseas targets for the year. The beginning of 2015 has seen a considerable recruitment drive for MBA, [...]

Expro wins innovation accolade at offshore achievement awards

Expro, has won the Innovator Award at this year’s SPE Offshore Achievement Awards for its pioneering Wireless Well Solutions technology. The award, which was presented on 12 March, recognises Expro’s excellence in technological innovation within the offshore energy sector. The judges commended Expro’s Cableless Telemetry System (CaTS), an [...]

GDF SUEZ announces central North Sea oil discovery

GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and its partners have announced a new discovery in the UK central North Sea. The 22/16-6 well on the Dalziel structure flowed at rates in excess of 8,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The well is now being sidetracked to appraise the extent of this discovery. Block 22/16 is part of GDF SUEZ operated Licence P.1799. Read [...]

Atlas Knowledge secures second seven-year safety contract

Atlas Knowledge has secured a major seven-year contract to deliver second generation safety critical training to the UK offshore workforce. The deal reaffirms the Scottish-headquartered company’s position as the provider of the Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST) online programme in the North Sea, with an expected 150,000 workers expected to [...]

Optimus Seventh Generation develops new training programme for drilling

Aberdeen-based behavioural change consultancy, Optimus Seventh Generation, has reinforced its commitment to safety in the drilling industry, by announcing the launch of its new ‘operationalising the safety case’ workshop. The workshop, designed for drill rig crew and leadership in the global drilling industry, has been developed to raise awareness [...]

Statoil orders new emergency vessel for the Mariner field

Statoil (U.K.) Limited has awarded a contract to Sentinel Marine Limited to provide a new multi role emergency response and rescue vessel to support operations on the Mariner field on the UK Continental Shelf. The Mariner field, located approximately 150 kilometres east of the Shetland Isles, is currently under development, with production start-up [...]

Interocean appoints mooring equipment divisional manager

Aberdeen based, Interocean Marine Services, a leading provider of marine project solutions, has announced the appointment of Dan Moutrey as mooring equipment divisional manager. Dan will be responsible for setting up the company’s new mooring equipment rental division in compliment to the company’s ever-expanding marine service portfolio. Read [...]

Astrimar joins leading independent specialist companies to form The Alliance

In response to the oil price cloud that is currently engulfing the oil & gas industry, four leading independent specialist companies have come together to form The Alliance - a practical, realistic solution to improving both production and operational efficiencies simultaneously. The Alliance partners and recognised industry experts, Hamilton [...]