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Thursday 29 November , 2018
<span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Oil & Gas UK has said it is encouraged by the latest Oil and Gas Survey issued by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce today, which reveals industry recruitment is on the rise as 33 per cent of firms look to increase their UK workforce by 10 per cent or more in 2019.</span> <span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'A...
Wednesday 28 November , 2018
Speaking at the Decom North Sea Conference in St Andrews, Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse reveals that the Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund (DCF) will award a further £2.5 million to decommissioning projects. The DCF, launched by the Scottish government in February 2017, supports infrastructure improvements and innovation to deliver decommissioning of North S...
Wednesday 28 November , 2018
The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has championed its skills and capabilities in response to a highly anticipated report from the UK Government outlining its plans to support carbon capture usage and storage. Energy Minister Claire Perry today published an action plan to deliver the UK’s first carbon capture usage and storage project by the mid-2020s....
Wednesday 28 November , 2018
The second-phase development of the Clair field, the Clair Ridge project, located 75 km (47 mi) west of Shetland has commenced. The Clair Ridge field, discovered in 1977, designed for 40 years of production, contains an estimated 7 Bbbl. BP commissioned two new, bridge-linked platforms and oil and gas export pipelines for the project at a total cost of over £4.5 billion. The field should recov...
Wednesday 28 November , 2018
<strong>Problem Statement  <img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-37459 alignright" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/INEOS-Case-Study-for-ETF-PSV-Sharing-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></strong> The PSV spot market was not an economic solution for INEOS’ Normally Unmanned Installation (NUI) support  – The challenge was trying to share other Op...
Tuesday 27 November , 2018
Oil & Gas UK’s 2018 <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/decommissioninginsight/"><strong>Decommissioning Insight Report</strong></a>, which provides a fresh insight of the market over the next ten years (2018–27), reveals that decommissioning expenditure is expected to run at about £1.5 billion per annum over the next decade, 20 per cent lower than forecast in 2017. <strong>The repor...
Tuesday 27 November , 2018
A new North Sea decommissioning deal will see Bilfinger Salamis UK provide topside removal preparatory services on Spirit Energy’s ST1, Audrey A and Audrey B platforms. The contract will create up to 30 new offshore and onshore jobs at Bilfinger. Seaway Heavy Lifting, a Subsea 7 company, have awarded this contract which will look to “ensure safe dismantling” of the three North Sea assets....
Tuesday 27 November , 2018
Faroe Petroleum has announced the commencement of the Faroe-operated Brasse East exploration well 31/7-3 S in the Northern North Sea. Discovered by Faroe in 2016 and appraised in 2017, the Brasse East well is being drilled immediately east of the Brasse field, which in turn is located to the south of the Brage field and to the south east of the Oseberg field. Faroe have a 50% working interest i...
Friday 23 November , 2018
Montrose Port Authority has received £5.4 million in funding from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to assist ongoing redevelopment work. The project aims to increase port capacity and the potential size of berthing vessels from 12,000 to 18,000 deadweight tonnage. The works also received £1.5m of supporting investment from the Scottish Government earlier this year, and the latest tranche of f...
Thursday 22 November , 2018
<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Problem Statement <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/RINA-Reducing-Maintinance-Spend.pdf"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-37396 alignright" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/RINA-Reducing-Maintinance-Spend-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a></strong></p> Customer challenged to reduc...
Thursday 22 November , 2018
<strong>Problem Statement  </strong> <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Asset-Life-Extension-Through-Reverification.pdf"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-37392 alignright" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Asset-Life-Extension-Through-Reverification-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a> OEM recommended that gas turb...
Thursday 22 November , 2018
<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Problem Statement </strong></p> <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/RINA-Extending-life-of-existing-Assets.pdf"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-37389 alignright" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/RINA-Extending-life-of-existing-Assets-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a> Oil produc...
Thursday 22 November , 2018
There are more women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) roles than ever before, however, still far fewer than their male counterparts. In celebration of STEM day on November 8 2018, EXPRO released short films to highlight the importance of encouraging women into these roles and benefits of pursuing such a career. EXPRO's Global Head of Innovation, Dr Alexandra Rogachev...
Tuesday 20 November , 2018
ROVOP, the independent provider of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has appointed David Lamont as a non-executive director. David Lamont has over 35 years of industry experience in the oil and gas sector, most recently as the CEO of global energy services company Proserv. Lamont’s appointment is in line with ROVOP’s business and growth strategy of providing a focused ROV servic...
Tuesday 20 November , 2018
Bender UK has unveiled its ISOMETER isoHR685W subsea line insulation monitor (LIM). Designed primarily for subsea umbilical monitoring and ROV applications, the system monitors, reports and provides early warning of subsea cable insulation degradation and failure, enabling preventative maintenance and reducing unplanned shutdowns. A measuring range of up to 10 gigaohms allows the trend of the i...
Monday 19 November , 2018
<strong>Problem Statement  </strong><a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Accelerating-First-Oil.pdf"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-37355 alignright" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Accelerating-First-Oil-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a> IOC challenged to accelerate project first oil and reduce overall project C...
Monday 19 November , 2018
TGS and Axxis Geo Solutions (AGS) have agreed to work together to develop opportunities to co-invest in multi-client ocean bottom node projects; TGS will have a right to process all new node data acquired under this collaboration. TGS will join the 1,560-sq km (602-sq mi) Utsira node multi-client project which is currently being acquired by AGS in the Norwegian North Sea. This is TGS’ second ...
Thursday 15 November , 2018
Oil & Gas UK has praised news that Azinor Catalyst has struck oil at Agar-Plantain as promising proof of industry’s competitive approach to exploration activity. The discovery, located in the Viking Graben area in the Northern North Sea, contains 15-50 million barrels of recoverable resources. Six exploration wells have been spudded so far in 2018, including Total’s Glendronach disco...
Thursday 15 November , 2018
University of Aberdeen and Equinor will offer a new scholarship worth £25,000 for students admitted to the MSc in Integrated Petroleum Geoscience programme. Regarded as one of the top vocational training pathways in the world, the one-year programme offers students input and support from industry early on, ensuring that graduates are highly sought after. The closing date for scholarship applic...
Thursday 15 November , 2018