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[caption id="attachment_39850" align="alignnone" width="300"]<img class="size-medium wp-image-39850" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Oil-Gas-UK_227-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /> From left: Matt Abraham, Rebecca Groundwater and Karis Thain[/caption] The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry will next week head to a ma...
Friday 3 May , 2019
Azinor Catalyst has committed to the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to the drilling of two wells in 2020, as part of a planned three-well campaign. Catalyst has signed farm-out agreements with Seapulse Limited for the drilling of the Boaz and Hinson wells, while negotiations for the Goose well farm-out are progressing, with an announcement expected in due course. Maersk Drilling is set to deliv...
Friday 3 May , 2019
Oilfield procurement specialist Craig International has secured a contract with Spirit Energy potentially worth £21 million over seven years. The agreement covers a five-year contract, with a two-year extension option, to source and supply products for maintenance, repair and operations at Spirit Energy’s onshore and offshore sites in the UK. Craig International says it has invested in techn...
Thursday 2 May , 2019
OGUK, the leading representative body for the UK’s oil and gas industry has committed to work with governments on the practical response to the Committee on Climate Change report published today (Thursday 2 May). In addition to industry work to reduce operational emissions from offshore production, the sector is well placed to support the advancement of low carbon technology, in particular ca...
Thursday 2 May , 2019
Shell U.K. Limited has confirmed it will exercise an exclusive option to farm into Cluff Natural Resources’ Licence P2437, which contains the 90 million boe Selene prospect. Shell will pay $600,000 for a 50% working interest in the licence. On completion of the deal, it has also indicated its intention to drill an exploration well on Selene at the soonest possible opportunity. The prospect is...
Wednesday 1 May , 2019
As an organisation that incorporates both men and women’s perspectives, AXIS Network is promoting the concept of ‘better gender balance for better business’ in the industry. It was when Jenny Junnier returned to work after becoming a mum in 2008 that the issue of gender balance and her role in cultivating diversity and supporting her peers really began to crystallise in her mind. “Un...
Wednesday 1 May , 2019
Step Change in Safety is a not-for-profit, member-led organisation which aims to make the UK the safest oil province in the world to work in. It brings together operators and contractors, trade unions, regulators and the onshore and offshore workforce to raise safety standards, share good practice and communicate facts so that no-one becomes complacent about staying safe. It also provides guide...
Wednesday 1 May , 2019
Flow measurement R&D specialist TUV SUD NEL has launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to fill a significant knowledge gap in the oil and gas industry’s use of online oil-in-water analysers to help optimise recovery. The JIP will deliver a new set of regulatory requirements for subsea produced water discharges, as well as guidance for the acceptance of using online oil-in-water analysers...
Wednesday 1 May , 2019
The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has signed its 100th project, taking the total it has invested in oil and gas technology to £6 million over the last five years. The latest project will see OGIC support Targe Environmental Consulting with the development of a decommissioning materials management platform. Using AI, the technology will greatly increase the pre-dismantlement identifica...
Tuesday 30 April , 2019
Specialist FPSO integrity and repair management company Marine Technical Limits (MTL) has welcomed a senior naval architect to its team. Paul Allan, who has more than ten years’ experience in delivering naval architecture and marine warranty surveying (MWS) to the oil and gas industry, has been appointed to the position of Senior Naval Architect by the Kintore-based firm. The chartered engine...
Tuesday 30 April , 2019
A new release of Emerson’s Mimic simulation software makes it easier for plants to develop a more accurate digital twin. New modelling capabilities, usability enhancements and tuning options help engineers more easily create, modify and integrate dynamic simulations for process improvements across the plant lifecycle. New online stream-flow views in the latest release significantly speed engi...
Friday 26 April , 2019
The health and wellbeing of staff are ever-greater priorities for employers at a time of major change in the industry. Wireline looks at two distinctive company initiatives that fit the bill. Programmes being rolled out at BP and Centrica Storage both embrace a theme that the oil and gas industry is already familiar with – resilience. A psychological wellbeing initiative instigated by BP acr...
Thursday 25 April , 2019
Since 2014, the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has run a successful offshore project management mentoring programme that has so far brought together nearly 50 pairings. The programme emerged from an acknowledgment around five years ago that there was a gap in the way industry was developing its project management capabilities. Under its auspices, an offshore project ma...
Thursday 25 April , 2019
The Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK), an organisation that encourages people of black and minority ethnicity (BME) to study engineering, runs programmes and activities from which mentoring relationships develop routinely. At AFBE-UK, mentoring activities mainly revolve around a programme dubbed “Transition” which helps to prepare young people for the world of work....
Thursday 25 April , 2019
KCA Deutag has been awarded an extension to its existing contract with CNOOC Petroleum Europe for the Scott platform, which it operates in the UK North Sea. The contract extension covers the provision of drilling operations and maintenance services, and came into effect on 1 March 2019. It has an initial term of four years, plus a two-year extension option. <a href="https://www.kcadeutag.com/" ...
Thursday 25 April , 2019
Sparrows Group has reinforced its North Sea business with contract renewals worth an estimated £30 million in revenue in the first quarter of 2019. The one- and five-year agreements with two long-standing major operators on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) cover the provision of crane management services for 73 cranes situated on manned and normally unmanned installations in both the north and ...
Thursday 25 April , 2019
Archer (UK) Limited has been awarded a new five-year contract with two, one-year options to provide platform drilling services for Chevron North Sea. As part of the contract, Archer will continue to provide onshore rig operations, maintenance and QHSE management, as well as offshore operations and maintenance supervision on the Alba Northern and Captain platforms in the UK sector of the North Sea....
Wednesday 24 April , 2019
Leading figures from the North Sea’s oil and gas industry will take centre stage at the launch of a key industry report next month to discuss how changing skills requirements will impact on the industry over the next six years. Mark Cullens, Director of strategic development at OPITO and Paul de Leeuw, Director of the Oil and Gas Institute at the Robert Gordon University will present the find...
Tuesday 23 April , 2019
Chrysaor has reached a deal to acquire ConocoPhillips’ UK oil and gas business for $2.675 billion. Chrysaor is a private company established in 2007 focussing on generating superior equity returns by developing and commercialising oil and gas incremental resources. This acquisition supports Chrysaor’s goal of becoming 'one of Europe’s leading independent, full cycle exploration and productio...
Thursday 18 April , 2019
<span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force (ETF) has appointed three new members to its steering group which aims to seek out, promote and provide access to best practice across the industry whilst boosting collaboration.</span> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Romain Chambault, director of Oilfie...
Thursday 18 April , 2019