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The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry has praised industry and political backing for the North Sea Transition deal published today. OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie this morning attended a roundtable hosted by BEIS Energy Minister Anne Marie Trevelyan, along with senior representatives from industry and the Oil and Gas Authority. The deal is supported by...
Wednesday 24 March , 2021
Bristow Group is the first helicopter operator in the UK to achieve a new mandatory international aviation safety standard designed to ensure the airworthiness of its aircraft, underscoring the company’s commitment to safety and industry leadership. Bristow was notified it officially achieved the certification – Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation certification (known as Part CA...
Wednesday 24 March , 2021
ASCO Norge has been awarded the contract as the preferred base supplier for INEOS Oil & Gas Norway’s first drilling operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. ASCO will be responsible for the delivery of base services for INEOS’ drilling operation of the Fat Canyon out of Kristiansund, where work is expected to begin in July. The scope for the project includes complete logistics a...
Wednesday 24 March , 2021
Neptune Energy has awarded a $21.4 million contract to Borr Drilling, consolidating development, exploration and well decommissioning activities in the Dutch and UK sectors of the North Sea, and reducing costs and operational emissions. The activities will be carried out by Borr Drilling’s new Prospector 1 jack-up rig which is equipped with technologies that reduce carbon and nitrogen emissio...
Wednesday 24 March , 2021
The UK government has today announced (Wednesday, 24 March) that it will deliver a transformational deal in partnership with the UK oil and gas industry to tackle climate change and deliver key aspects of their ten-point plan. The deal is the first of its kind by any G7 country, setting an example of how oil and gas producing countries can move fairly towards a lower carbon future in a ...
Wednesday 24 March , 2021
TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has launched the UK’s first traceable hydrogen flow calibration facility for domestic gas meters. The new facility will help meter manufacturers determine if existing meter stock, and new technologies under development, are correctly measuring hydrogen flow rates. This is a crucial step to ensure that hydrogen gas meters deployed onto the market in th...
Tuesday 23 March , 2021
Operations, maintenance and asset integrity contractor Bilfinger Salamis UK has secured a three-year global support contract to provide offshore execution services, including inspection and enactment services, to Altera Infrastructure Production. The multi-million-pound contract award comes on the back of a successful period of growth for Bilfinger’s inspection department, with the company o...
Tuesday 23 March , 2021
Commenting today on the recommendations published in the Just Transition Commission’s final report which said the Scottish Government should create a “skills guarantee” to help workers make the leap from oil and gas to low-carbon sectors, OGUK’s workforce engagement and skills manager, Dr Alix Thom said: “Oil and gas workers have a key role to play in an inclusive and sustainable tran...
Tuesday 23 March , 2021
Following the recent establishment of the Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA), energy consultancy AGR is expanding its Well Management support to client decommissioning projects as a response to increased activity within the field. CODA reports that there is over $50 billion of decommissioning work in Australia over the next 50 years, over half of which will commence within the next ten yea...
Tuesday 23 March , 2021
Accenture and Ripjar, a UK-based data intelligence company, are collaborating with Royal Dutch Shell to further enhance risk screening within its global supply chain using artificial intelligence (AI). Shell is leveraging Accenture’s industry experience and risk expertise to configure Ripjar’s AI technology for analysis of its supply chain. The insights will provide additional accuracy and ...
Monday 22 March , 2021
Leading tank cleaning company Re-Gen Robotics will be adding a cutting-edge, tank localisation mapping system to its service offering later this year. The new addition follows the introduction of a range of ancillary tools last year that have proven to further reduce tank downtime during cleans. Managing director Fintan Duffy advises that the system is in the final stages of development and by ...
Monday 22 March , 2021
Following bp’s <a href="https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/news-and-insights/press-releases/bp-plans-uks-largest-hydrogen-project.html">announcement</a> today (March 18) that it proposes to develop the UK’s largest hydrogen project in Teesside, Mike Tholen, OGUK's Sustainability Director commented: “This is a brilliant example of how OGUK members such as bp are pioneering low-carbon e...
Thursday 18 March , 2021
Training and technology company 3t Energy Group has appointed a new finance director for its training division to help drive ambitious global growth plans. Chris Durling comes to 3t Energy Group from EY, where he led the Aberdeen transactions business and EY’s focus on energy services in the UK. Chris will be responsible for the financial management of the Group’s combined training business...
Thursday 18 March , 2021
Serica Energy has confirmed the spudding of the Columbus 23/16f-CDev1 development well in the UK Central North Sea. The well will be drilled to a total depth of 17,600ft and will include a 5,600ft horizontal section. The well is being drilled with the Maersk Resilient Heavy Duty Jack Up rig and is expected to take around 70 days. The Columbus development area is 35km north east of the Shearwate...
Thursday 18 March , 2021
Commenting on the launch of the UK Government’s Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy announced today (17 March) OGUK’s Sustainability Director, Mike Tholen said: “Many of our members are already active in decarbonisation projects and committed to bringing carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and offshore floating wind projects to life across the UK. This industrial decarbonisation strategy...
Wednesday 17 March , 2021
Eni has announced that the HyNet North West integrated project, aimed at decarbonising the important industrial district in the North-West of England, has received £33 million in funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The funding, issued through the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge (IDC) fund, covers around 50% of the investment necessary to finalise ongoing planning studies with ...
Wednesday 17 March , 2021
Following its successful expansion into Australia, subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group has expanded its survey operations in the Netherlands, whilst making three new senior appointments to its global survey team. The move is in line with the company’s strategy to provide autonomous survey solutions and technologically advanced survey and inspection equipment to customers in Eu...
Tuesday 16 March , 2021
The oil and gas industry has said the UK’s energy transition could be under threat unless the government can provide vital support for the sector. OGUK, the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, has stated that securing and sustaining investment in the sector is now critical to help the UK quickly realise a net-zero future. The findings of OGUK’s 2021 Busi...
Tuesday 16 March , 2021
In response to a story published today in The Sunday Telegraph which suggests Ministers are considering declaring the beginning of the end for the North Sea oil industry with a ban on new exploration licences. Commenting on the story, OGUK Sustainability Director Mike Tholen said: “The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry recognises the urgent need for change and was one of the first secto...
Sunday 14 March , 2021
The Hampton Roads Alliance has partnered with Xodus Group and BW Research to conduct a major offshore wind supply chain study for the Hampton Roads area in Virginia. The project will be used to build out the US offshore wind industry in Hampton Roads and identify key opportunities for economic expansion. The partnership will deliver an in-depth offshore wind supply chain assessment and gap anal...
Friday 12 March , 2021