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Shell Fife NGL Plant Manager and OGUK Mentor of the Year 2019 Teresa Waddington has produced a great video highlighting the impact of COVID-19 on oil and gas, and the important role of our industry through challenging times. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL2WYBgl7Fg&feature=youtu.be[/embed] <a href="https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AO4so03dPFrLWi8&cid=8EE61405F2D8531D&a...
Wednesday 3 June , 2020
A key piece of research is launched today by OGUK, the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry together with the Technology Leadership Board (TLB), the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), and Opportunity North East (ONE) to assess the pace and extent of digitalisation across the sector. With support from Deloitte, the joint partners will use the first ever UKCS Da...
Tuesday 2 June , 2020
Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has awarded the well management contract for its Core Project Phase 1 to Petrofac. Phase 1 comprises the development and production of the Southwark, Blythe and Elgood fields through a total of five wells. The contract scope covers the planning, execution and close-out phases of the Phase 1 drilling programme, with Petrofac intended to act as Well Operator on behal...
Monday 1 June , 2020
A new immersive scenario game that puts oil and gas worker’s skills to the test has been launched by specialist energy e-learning company Norwell EDGE. Players are transported to virtual rigs where they can explore the layout, equipment and systems needed to drill wells before being put through their paces with a range of tasks. Each task is aligned with the content and learning outcomes on N...
Thursday 28 May , 2020
More than 300 people have signed up to attend OGUK’s first-ever D&I webinar to further explore opportunities to improve diversity and inclusion in what remains a challenging landscape for the UK oil and gas industry. The free webinar ‘<em>An opportunity in the disruption’</em> offers a virtual chance to network and hear first-hand from industry’s D&I Task Group as they reflect o...
Wednesday 27 May , 2020
Archer’s UK engineering team has been awarded a contract by TAQA for the provision of derrick equipment set (DES) and derrick removal services on Cormorant Alpha. The scope of services includes the engineering design and preparation activities, derrick dismantlement in modular sections by specialist rope access teams followed by the de-construction and removal of the DES drillfloor and major ...
Friday 22 May , 2020
Safety and emergency response technology provider Restrata has developed a suite of fully remote emergency response tools, supported by digital solutions and facilities within its Global Operations Control Centre (GOCC). Whilst the energy sector is considered key to keeping the nation’s lights on, the response plans of last week may not work this week, therefore response teams need to continu...
Wednesday 20 May , 2020
Specialist rig inspection company Aberdeen Drilling Consultants (ADC) has launched a resilience audit to help the oil and gas industry maintain safe operations by protecting against the spread of COVID-19 on offshore installations. ADC has combined guidance from the world’s leading advisory, regulatory and legislative bodies, including the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Oil & Gas...
Wednesday 20 May , 2020
OGUK, the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, has launched a new online knowledge-sharing network aimed at encouraging companies to work collaboratively to share problems and source solutions to their efficiency challenges. Users can access the <a href="https://ogukefficiencyhub.co.uk/the-problem-solving-network/">Problem-Solving Network</a> via OGUK’s Effici...
Wednesday 20 May , 2020
Following the publication of a new report published today by Professor Alex Kamp of  the University of Aberdeen, which has modelled the impact of $25, $35 and $45 oil prices, with corresponding gas rates, OGUK's market intelligence manager, Ross Dornan said: “OGUK continues to work with governments and the OGA to understand how we can protect the sector now, support its recovery and accelera...
Wednesday 20 May , 2020
International engineering and design specialist PD&MS Group has been awarded a new three-year contract with Spirit Energy, with options for a further three-year extension. The deal, worth an undisclosed multimillion-pound sum, will see the Aberdeen-headquartered firm deliver complex modifications for the E&P business. The engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning firm has...
Tuesday 19 May , 2020
As the oil and gas industry deals with the impact of COVID-19 and the fall in oil prices, businesses operating in the UKCS will face similar challenges to those following the 2014 downturn, albeit with new dimensions, including complications presented by associated limitations on storage capacity. In a blog post, law firm Brodies LLP considers the legal impact of the coronavirus on the sector, ...
Monday 18 May , 2020
ODE Asset Management Ltd (ODE) has secured a contract from NEO Energy for the Babbage Field in the Southern North Sea, in its first appointment as duty holder on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). ODE is no stranger to the Babbage asset. The company has acted as operations and maintenance provider since the project phase and successfully transitioned the platform from normally manned to not norma...
Monday 18 May , 2020
The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector has convened a group of experts to help shape the sector’s recovery as it looks beyond the immediate health and safety issues posed by COVID-19. BP regional president Ariel Flores, Aker Solutions Head of UK and SVP Europe and Africa Sian Lloyd-Rees, Asset Solutions CEO at Wood Dave, VP Upstream at Shell Steve Phimister an...
Monday 18 May , 2020
Data science and predictive technology service provider, OPEX Group, has launched a new emissions reduction service in response to demand from the oil and gas industry, as operators seek to cut costs and achieve ambitious net-zero targets. X-PAS™ Emissions is a new data science service which enables operators to reduce CO2 intensity and emissions from oil and gas operations. It aims to help c...
Friday 15 May , 2020
With so many uncertainties still surrounding post-Brexit trading regulations, it’s good to know there are measures available to UK businesses that will streamline the cross-border transport of goods beyond 31 December 2020. Regardless of the eventual outcome of the EU exit negotiations, the UK will remain a member of the Common Transit Convention (CTC) – a customs procedure that’s availab...
Wednesday 13 May , 2020
Petrofac is set to build on its provision of digitally enhanced services for BP, following the award of a three-year extension to its existing maintenance contract and a new four-year metering contract. The metering services contract includes on- and offshore consulting and support services. Under the agreement, Petrofac will continue to harness digital technology to drive improvements and incr...
Wednesday 13 May , 2020
Maersk Training has successfully completed the pilot for the first ever virtual well control certification, the IADC WellSharp® Live. For the first time, all professionals attending the course were at home, in accordance with shelter-in-place regulations. Maersk Training is the first training provider to be audited and to pass for the virtual training courses it now offers, which are accredite...
Wednesday 13 May , 2020
Companies aiming to get the best possible output from existing North Sea assets, while deferring major new offshore projects, can now boost their efforts with <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/product/unlocking-brownfield-resource-opportunities-guidelines/">new guidelines</a> published by OGUK today aimed at unlocking brownfield resource opportunities. The guidelines aim to help companies unde...
Wednesday 13 May , 2020
Testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas has reported a 900% rise in demand for the remote inspection of offshore assets and equipment since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bureau Veritas says requests for its remote inspection, certification, examination and verification services has escalated from a ‘want’ to a ‘need’ this year as businesses seek t...
Tuesday 12 May , 2020