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Smart infrastructure solutions company Costain is one of the first to achieve the BSI Kitemark for innovation. Costain worked in partnership with BSI, the business improvement company, to help design and pilot the new global certification scheme for innovation. Designed to help organisations improve their innovation management performance and demonstrate the value and impact to internal stakeho...
Friday 4 December , 2020
<img class="wp-image-39919 alignleft" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Deirdre-Michie-Bio-Photo.jpg" alt="" width="650" height="434" />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 offsho...
Thursday 3 December , 2020
Petrofac has signed a three-year partnership with Intoware, a provider of workflow automation software for mobile applications, to develop and deploy automation software specifically tailored to the requirements of the oil and gas industry. The development of ‘WorkfloPlus Oil and Gas’ will further optimise the efficiencies that Petrofac has gained from digitalising maintenance and inspectio...
Wednesday 2 December , 2020
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 to act now to ensure the UK builds a homegrown t...
Tuesday 1 December , 2020
bp’s head of North Sea has praised the resilience and determination of the team which has brought the 30-million-barrel Vorlich field online safely – despite the challenges of COVID-19. Vorlich is the second North Sea fast-paced, high-return subsea tieback to come onstream in as many years, following the successful start-up of Alligin, west of Shetland, in 2019. bp and partner Ithaca Energy...
Monday 30 November , 2020
As the end of the Brexit transition period looms ever closer, many businesses are waiting to find out whether the UK government and their EU counterparts can reach a Free Trade Agreement. Any such agreement would allow ‘free’ trade between the EU and the UK. It would mean that, if we have a full Free Trade Agreement covering all the relevant sectors, the rate of duty would be 0%, allowing t...
Monday 30 November , 2020
TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has secured Government funding to build the UK’s first mobile primary standard facility for testing hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) to ensure they deliver the correct amount of fuel. Funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through the National Measurement System mechanism, the mobile facility will ensure accu...
Wednesday 25 November , 2020
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 Deal. Commenting on the 32nd AGCC Oil...
Wednesday 25 November , 2020
  As the oil and gas sector continues to deal with the effects of COVID-19 and the collapse of commodity prices, OGUK’s 2020 <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/product/decommissioning-insight-report/">Decommissioning Insight</a> report reveals the decommissioning industry though resilient has not escaped the impact of such unprecedented conditions. Given the major disruptions and chal...
Tuesday 24 November , 2020
Aberdeenshire-headquartered start up Salus Technical has launched a new software solution aimed at enhancing and streamlining the risk assessment process across the energy industry and beyond. Bowtie Master has been developed with the intention of helping organisations to understand and manage the risks of major accident hazards, thereby reducing incidences. A cloud-based application, Bowtie Ma...
Tuesday 24 November , 2020
Since the coronavirus pandemic erupted in early 2020, energy companies have introduced various worksite measures to ensure social distancing – and keep tabs on contacts – all with varying levels of success. In response, Craig International has secured exclusive access to an out-of-the-box wearable tech solution to help address this issue. A Space Band is a wearable transmitter that looks li...
Tuesday 24 November , 2020
Industrial control systems (ICS) are prone to cyber-attacks, DEKRA experts have warned. Cyber defense measures usually focus on computers, IT networks and data highway, but process control and ICS is often a little-noticed gateway for attacks. If these control systems are not secure, the process industry in particular could face huge losses. DEKRA experts advise systematic security assessments usi...
Wednesday 18 November , 2020
Commenting on the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-outlines-his-ten-point-plan-for-a-green-industrial-revolution-for-250000-jobs">10-point green industrial revolution </a>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 t...
Wednesday 18 November , 2020
Marine consulting and safety specialist AMS Global Group has secured a five-year contract with major North Sea independent E&P company, Premier Oil. The deal comes as AMS confirms it has doubled revenues in its most recent financial year. AMS Global Group has recently recruited five new employees to meet demand across all its divisions, bringing its total number of staff to 39. To accommoda...
Tuesday 17 November , 2020
Integrated materials and logistics management company, ASCO, has been granted a two-year extension by Equinor for terminal and warehousing services in Sandnessjøen. The contract with ASCO’s Norwegian unit, which commences in July 2021, secures activities and jobs in Sandnessjøen until 2023. The award is part of a larger round of contracts for services at coastal bases along the entire Norwe...
Tuesday 17 November , 2020
AGR has begun decommissioning operations at Ireland’s first indigenous gas wells, on behalf of PSE Kinsale Energy. PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, is decommissioning its gas fields in the Kinsale Area in the Celtic Sea, approximately 50 km off the south coast of Cork, Ireland. AGR’s Aberdeen-based team is overseeing the planning and decommissioning of 14 platf...
Tuesday 17 November , 2020
Drone inspection and survey service provider Sky-Futures, an ICR company, has appointed connected insurance provider Flock as its drone insurance partner. The partnership will enable Sky-Futures to seamlessly scale its drone insurance in line with its global expansion plans. The company has now conducted hundreds of large-scale projects in over 33 countries, with further plans for expansion for...
Friday 13 November , 2020
The contribution decommissioning can make to the low carbon future is a key theme at OGUK’s first ever virtual <a href="https://offshoredecommissioningconference.co.uk/">conference</a> 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 decom...
Thursday 12 November , 2020
Global offshore services provider Swire Oilfield Services has unveiled a new corporate brand, as the business continues to embrace the current energy transition. The company has changed its name to Swire Energy Services after more than 40 years’ operating in the oil and gas industry. The move follows a period of diversification for Swire, which has seen it evolve from the world’s largest su...
Thursday 12 November , 2020
Global Energy Group has appointed Iain Sinclair to the newly created role of Executive Director of Renewables and Energy Transition with plans to launch a new operation in Edinburgh. The former professional rugby player, who has over 18 years’ experience in senior energy and infrastructure roles, previously held managing director positions at Forth Steel and Murray Plate Group. Mr Sinclair wi...
Wednesday 11 November , 2020