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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, the UKCS Data and Digital Maturity Surve...
Tuesday 1 September , 2020
  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.   <img class="size-medium wp-image-45897 alignleft" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Alexandra-Thomas-002-Preferred-pic-300x254.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="254" /> As UK Mana...
Wednesday 26 August , 2020
<img class="alignright wp-image-43209 size-medium" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Oil-Gas-UK_198-200x300.jpg" alt="Katy Heidenreich" width="200" height="300" />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 ...
Tuesday 25 August , 2020
North Sea waste and decommissioning services provider Augean North Sea Services (ANSS) has acquired the EcoCentre at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. ANSS says the addition of the site compliments and enhances the range of services it offers the market, including the ability to recycle and re-use a wider spectrum of waste materials. ANSS assists the treatment, recycling and re-use of waste material...
Monday 24 August , 2020
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 to ensure we stimulate activity in the supp...
Wednesday 19 August , 2020
Safety and technical training provider for the wind, oil and gas and maritime industries, Maersk Training, has entered a global partnership with Bristol Community College’s National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) in Massachusetts, US. The collaboration is the next step in securing Bristol’s National Offshore Wind Institute as the region’s leader in basic safety training and basic technica...
Tuesday 18 August , 2020
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 <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/road-to-recovery-uk-oil-and-gas-industry-action-tickets-114507679552">webinar</a> featuring leading industry figures on Thursday 27 August. Since April 2020, members of OGUK’s Recovery Group have been working across th...
Tuesday 18 August , 2020
Neptune Energy has formed a partnership with 3D technology specialist Eserv as part of the ongoing digitalisation of its assets, including its operated Cygnus gas platform in the UK southern North Sea. Using 3D and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, a digital map of all three bridge-linked jackets was captured, enabling Neptune to detect asset integrity issues early and plan fabric main...
Tuesday 18 August , 2020
A new partnership agreement between Add Energy’s Asset and Integrity Management division and inspection and technology firm LifeTech Engineering Ltd, will help plant and asset owners assess essential maintenance work. The two companies have partnered to develop an approach that analyses the associated risks of inspection or maintenance delay, and offers the justifications required for postpon...
Monday 17 August , 2020
Global energy consultancy Xodus Group has launched a three-year collaborative research project on the costs around floating offshore wind. The study, led by Xodus through the IDCORE programme, is a collaborative partnership between the Universities of Edinburgh, Strathclyde and Exeter as well as the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). To enable the best industry outcomes, Xodus is i...
Thursday 13 August , 2020
Aberdeen Harbour Board has issued further contract awards to the value of approximately £4.3 million, in support of the South Harbour Expansion Project. The awards cover the transfer of the remaining caissons – the 50m-long blocks that will form the North ‘Castlegate’ Quay and East ‘Dunnottar’ Quays – from their current storage location in the Cromarty Firth, through to their placemen...
Tuesday 11 August , 2020
Deltic Energy, the AIM-quoted natural resources investing company focused on high-impact exploration and appraisal in the Southern and Central North Sea, has announced a material increase in estimated volumes of gas and a significant increase in the chance of success in relation to the Selene prospect, compared with estimates made in 2019. Analysis by a joint Deltic-Shell team indicate that the...
Tuesday 11 August , 2020
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 sessions and break-out sessions, allowing for dis...
Monday 10 August , 2020
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 accommodation, catering and office facilities. ...
Thursday 6 August , 2020
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 <a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/employment-support-and-advice-session-tickets-115881768489">webinar</a> is open to anyone looking for support and advice on roles within the energy sector and...
Wednesday 5 August , 2020
<img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-45649" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Emily-Taylor-300x182.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="182" /> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt;font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif">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 re...
Tuesday 4 August , 2020
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 most important social enterprises. The AMS d...
Monday 3 August , 2020
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 services, from feasibility studies and project ma...
Monday 3 August , 2020
Commenting on the Just Transition Commission Advice for a <a href="https://www.gov.scot/groups/just-transition-commission/">Green Recovery report</a>, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: “We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to show how we as an oil and gas producing country can successfully build a more diverse and lower carbon energy mix in a way that embraces the skills and talen...
Thursday 30 July , 2020
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 and converts operational, engineering a...
Wednesday 29 July , 2020