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Continued uncertainty in the North Sea

Commenting upon the Chancellor of the Exchequers Budget Statement with regard to the North Sea Taxation Regime, James May, Director-General of UKOOA said: We regret the continuing uncertainty for the oil and gas industry, and the impact that this will have on business confidence and the prospects for investment and employment. However, we welcome [...]

The Brent Spar Solution does not set a precedent for decommissioning

London - The UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) is pleased that Shell UK has announced its preferred disposal option for the Brent Spar. This will now be submitted to the UK Government which will make the final decision for its disposal. The solution for the Brent Spar does not set a precedent for the decommissioning of other offshore structures [...]

UKOOA Expands Its Technical Resources In Aberdeen

The UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) today announces the appointment of Gordon Harvey as assistant director of operations and technical affairs in Aberdeen from 2 February 1998. Gordon Harvey joins UKOOA after 24 years with the civil service where he has been head of Environment and Development Authorisations for the previous four years [...]

New UKOOA President and Executive Officers

5 January 1998 - The UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) today announces the appointment of its Executive Officers for 1998 with Steve Suellentrop, Managing Director of ARCO British Limited as President for the forthcoming year. UKOOAs Executive Officers for 1998 are: President Mr Steve Suellentrop Managing Director, ARCO British Limited Vice [...]

North Sea Companies Call For Stable Fiscal Regime

Senior representatives of the North Sea oil and gas industry have asked the Treasury to maintain a stable fiscal environment. The North Sea industry wants to work with the Government to ensure that the UK retains a world-competitive oil and gas industry. The industrys key points are: * the UK oil and gas industry is one of the most successful [...]

UKOOA appoints Steve Harris as Director of Communications.

UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Harris to the new post of Director of Communications. Steve has joined UKOOA from Consumers Association, where he has been Communications Director for the past two years. He joins the organisation during a period of considerable change and a renewed commitment [...]

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 [...]