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FPSO and marine vessel integrity and repair management company, Marine Technical Limits (MTL), has announced the appointment of six new recruits as part of a £400,000 investment in the organisation. The Kintore-based company, which specialises in a whole scope approach to the risk-based integrity management of FPSO and marine vessels, has taken on Angela Noonan, Ashley Kilgour, Beau Buxton, Da...
Wednesday 19 February , 2020
Subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has completed subsea installation monitoring work to support the Northern Lights Carbon Capture and Storage project (CCS) in the Norwegian North Sea. Developed by Equinor in partnership with Shell and Total, the Northern Lights project is the first of its kind in the region. The project aims to securely collect and transmit CO₂ from ons...
Tuesday 18 February , 2020
Global completions service specialist Tendeka has worked with design engineering and manufacturing company Wellvene to create and qualify a new version of its swellable sealing solution, SwellStack. The patented technology provides a cost-effective sealing solution, compatible with all Wellvene and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) insert safety valves. It ensures production can be reinstat...
Tuesday 18 February , 2020
Bethan Customs Consultancy helps businesses grow through importing and exporting. Based in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeen, our team provides customs support and training to businesses across the UK. We help businesses navigate their way through ever-changing customs legislation, ensuring compliance at every step. We are independent and work across all sectors, specialising in Oil & Gas, Food & Dr...
Monday 17 February , 2020
QUALIFYING PEOPLE - DEVELOPING THE FUTURE TÜV SÜD helps people and organisations to drive business performance to levels of excellence. We provide effective global training programmes for individuals and whole organisations to support you in becoming an expert for your industry: from work safety, management systems and technical skills to high-level executive programmes. Our training and Pers...
Monday 17 February , 2020
Commenting on the current concerns regarding coronavirus in the UK, Trevor Stapleton, OGUK's HSE director, said: "We’re already working with our members to share official advice on coronavirus (Covid-19) from the relevant bodies and will continue to work across the sector to ensure the health of the people in our industry. This sector is well versed in managing risk on complex safety and heal...
Saturday 15 February , 2020
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Friday 14 February , 2020
Ten subsea companies have pledged £65,000 towards a medical research project which aims to determine the best procedure for resuscitation of divers in a diving bell. Led by Philip Bryson, medical director of diving services at Iqarus, the joint industry project (JIP) will find out how resuscitation techniques should be delivered to a casualty in a diving bell at depth. The project is so far...
Thursday 13 February , 2020
Wave energy start-up Mocean Energy has teamed up with Chrysaor, subsea energy storage expert EC-OG and AUV specialist Modus for a project which will examine the use of renewables for subsea power. The project, funded by the partners together with the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), will look to use Mocean Energy’s Blue Star wave energy converter and EC-OG’s HALO subsea energy storage ...
Tuesday 11 February , 2020
Integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group has announced the acquisition of Australian-based Western Advance’s Marine Division and the appointment of Chris Forde as its new regional vice-president. Western Advance’s integration with Unique Group ties in with the Group’s strategy to enhance its portfolio of autonomous solutions for marine, offshore and subsea industry o...
Monday 10 February , 2020
Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded a five-year framework agreement to provide general and specialist technical safety and human factors engineering services to support Shell’s global projects and assets. Work will be delivered through the capabilities of teams in the US, UK and Australia. The scope of work includes technical safety reviews such as HAZOP and HAZID, and saf...
Friday 7 February , 2020
Equinor has launched a new climate roadmap which aims to ensure a competitive business model for the energy transition and one which is in line with the Paris Agreement. Equinor aims to reduce the net carbon intensity of energy produced - from initial production to final consumption - by at least 50% by 2050. It will also grow renewable energy capacity tenfold by 2026 to position itself as a gl...
Friday 7 February , 2020
Controls technology provider Proserv Controls has recorded several substantial wins for its subsea controls team through Q3 and Q4 2019. The unit was established as one of two distinct global divisions of Aberdeen-headquartered Proserv Group during 2019. The subsea team secured a significant deal with a leading US-based independent to deliver a complete subsea production control system for a ti...
Thursday 6 February , 2020
Efforts by the sector to support decarbonisation, improve business competitiveness and develop skills for the future will be explored at OGUK's annual industry conference in Aberdeen on Wednesday 3 June. Nearly 500 delegates are expected to attend the conference, titled "<a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/oguk-annual-conference-3-june-2020-tickets-86321338447"><strong>Getting to Net Zero -...
Wednesday 5 February , 2020
The need for improved digitalisation across North Sea operations and the critical role of data in delivering Roadmap 2035, the UK oil and gas industry’s blueprint for net zero, will come under the spotlight at OGUK’s Data and Digital Day on Tuesday 25 February 2020 at The Chester Hotel, Aberdeen. The inaugural event, chaired by Dr Daniel Brown, Executive Director of Common Data Access (CDA)...
Wednesday 5 February , 2020
Independent producer RockRose Energy has signed an agreement to secure a 100% interest in the Cotton gas Field in the southern North Sea, via the acquisition of current licence holder Speedwell Energy. Discovered in 2009, Cotton is estimated to contain recoverable gas resources of 97 billion cubic feet (16.7 million boe) and has the potential to produce at peak rate of up to 70 million cfd (12,...
Wednesday 5 February , 2020
In an operational update ahead of full year results in March, independent producer Ithaca Energy has announced a $250 million North Sea capital expenditure programme in 2020. Around two-thirds of this expenditure relates to activities at the Alba and Captain fields, as well as the Greater Stella Area (GSA). These include the start-up of the Vorlich field development in the GSA, scheduled for th...
Tuesday 4 February , 2020
BP has announced encouraging early production from the Alligin field in the west of Shetland region. Operated by BP (50%) and developed in partnership with Shell (50%), Alligin is part of a series of subsea tieback developments in the North Sea. Located in the Greater Schiehallion Area, it has been developed as a two-well subsea tieback into the existing Schiehallion and Loyal subsea infrastruc...
Tuesday 4 February , 2020
Companies often assume that measuring safety culture is as simple as reviewing the statistics they keep. If markers like LTI (Lost Time Injury), TRIF (Total Recordable Injury Frequency) or FAC (First Aid Cases) are on the low side, the reasoning goes, the organisation’s safety culture must be good. They may also look to employee feedback through surveys to assess safety culture. These methods...
Thursday 30 January , 2020
The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry today outlined the details of its response to UK and Scottish Government net zero commitments in a keynote speech delivered by OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie OBE. <img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-43470" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Oil-Gas-UK_023-200x300.jpg" alt="" width="2...
Thursday 30 January , 2020