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Neptune Energy and its joint venture partners BP and JAPEX have awarded new drilling services contracts for the Seagull project in the UK North Sea. All contracts have been awarded under a three-year agreement, with two one-year options to extend. M I Drilling Fluids will provide mud, drilling fluids and well-bore clean-up services; Halliburton Manufacturing & Services secured a completions...
Thursday 5 December , 2019
A comprehensive report into the changing energy landscape has called for urgent action to progress low carbon technologies critical to the UK and Scottish Government’s net zero ambitions. It says government and industry must work together to progress to the next stage five key projects across the UK which look to capture, transport and store carbon dioxide from heavy emitting industrial proce...
Tuesday 3 December , 2019
Subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract by China Offshore Oil Engineering Co. (COOEC), for the design and manufacture of a classed saturation diving system. The system will be installed on a COOEC vessel, with additional services including technical support during and post-installation. The package will include Unique Equipment Manage...
Wednesday 27 November , 2019
Prominent figures from across the North Sea’s oil and gas industry will come together on 3 December to launch a vital piece of industry research and to discuss practical steps that are being taken by industry to help deliver the energy transition. Will Webster, report author and energy policy manager OGUK, will present the findings of OGUK’s key report “Energy Transition Outlook 2019” a...
Wednesday 27 November , 2019
<strong>The UK’s decommissioning sector’s growing competitiveness is revealed in the <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/product/decommissioning-insight-report/">2019 Decommissioning Insight</a> report launched by OGUK today at the Offshore Decommissioning Conference held jointly with Decom North Sea.</strong> Now in its tenth year of publication, the report forecasts the UK’s decommissionin...
Tuesday 26 November , 2019
Subsea and offshore solutions provider Rever Offshore has announced a three-year extension to the charter of its dive support vessel Rever Topaz. The contract will see Rever secure exclusive access to this asset from long-term partner Volstad Maritime until December 2022, with flexible options to extend again to the end of 2025. Rever says the vessel has been a fundamental part of its fleet for...
Monday 25 November , 2019
Dutch offshore access provider Ampelmann is developing a new full motion compensation system, with the ability to transfer personnel as well as cargo up to 5,000kg in rough waters offshore. The E5000 is the latest development by the company and builds on the proven technology of the E1000, released in 2016. The new system will be able to operate in high sea states, enabling safe offshore access...
Monday 25 November , 2019
<span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;font-size: 12pt"><span style="color: #000000">Responding to the Labour Party Manifesto 2019, Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive OGUK said:</span></span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;font-size: 12pt"><span style="color: #000000">“The Labour manifesto talks about a windfall tax on oil and gas companies, but does not give numbers.</span><...
Thursday 21 November , 2019
The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry is challenging the nation to put its energy know-how to the test as part of a new educational campaign. OGUK’s ‘Know Your Energy’ aims to increase awareness of where energy comes from, the emissions resulting from its use and how oil and gas powers the nation’s everyday lives as part of a diverse energy mix. Cen...
Wednesday 20 November , 2019
Starn Group, owner of the Safehouse Habitats and Sabre Safety Services businesses headquartered in Dundee, has successfully completed its acquisition of Canada-based Dynamic Air Shelters for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition extends the group’s reach, adding bespoke, blast-resistant and environmental protection air-supported shelters to its range of products and services designed to protect...
Wednesday 13 November , 2019
Private equity group Antin Infrastructure Partners has sold Kellas Midstream to a joint venture of BlackRock’s Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Funds (GEPIF III) and GIC. Kellas owns and operates key gas infrastructure in the UK, including the Central Area Transmission System (CATS), the Esmond Transportation System (ETS), and the Humber Gathering System (HGS). The transaction is expe...
Monday 11 November , 2019
It’s at the tips of our fingers, at the flick of a switch, at the turn of a key, at the touch of a button. But how often do we stop to think about where it comes from? How is the electricity we use every day to light up our houses and charge our phones generated? How does it reach us? What happens beyond the plug? In a changing world, we all have a duty to reflect on how we can reduce our ...
Monday 11 November , 2019
<p style="text-align: justify"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif">A fledgling industry star who unlocked £20 million of additional value for her company and a business that is using pioneering 3D printing to champion improved safety and environmental performance were among those to be crowned winners last night at the <a href="https://ogukawards.co.uk/">OGUK Awards 20...
Friday 8 November , 2019
Infrastructure solutions company Costain has secured some £4 million worth of design, engineering and consultancy contracts for the energy market which will see the Group shaping the future for sustainable operations and improved efficiencies at several UK onshore gas terminals. The awards being delivered by the Aberdeen-based team include topside modification projects for several subsea tie-b...
Friday 8 November , 2019
New guidelines promoting good practice in <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/product/robust-project-delivery-guidelines/">robust project delivery</a> published by OGUK today provide companies with a systematic framework for ensuring oil and gas projects are on time and within budget. Industry experts including operators, contractor companies and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Bo...
Thursday 7 November , 2019
In a speech opening OGUK’s inaugural HSE Conference in Aberdeen this morning, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: Good morning ladies and gentlemen and a warm welcome to our very first OGUK HSE Conference, Health, safety and the environment are at the core of everything we do, both as a major hazard industry and as an industry with people at its heart, So, I’m delighted that we are bui...
Wednesday 6 November , 2019
The chief executive of the leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has today urged Aberdeen to grab the £1trillion of business opportunities presented by moves to net zero. Speaking at the State of the Cities Conference today in Aberdeen, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said “Indeed, as the excellent Climate Change Committee report showed, there will s...
Tuesday 5 November , 2019
Data services provider DataCo Ltd has been acquired by Sword Group. Focused primarily on the oil and gas industry, DataCo provides information management solutions and support, helping customers reduce costs and increase efficiency through effective data management. With offices in the UK (Aberdeen), Netherlands (The Hague), Australia (Perth) and USA (Houston), DataCo will join the Sword Ventur...
Tuesday 5 November , 2019
The Aramark team for the BP North Sea HQ (NSHQ) has successfully gained full HSEQ ISO accreditation across three prestigious ISO standards: ISO14001, ISO9001 and ISO45001. ISO14001 is the international standard for designing and implementing an effective environmental management system, while ISO9001 is the international standard for a quality management system. ISO45001 is the international st...
Tuesday 5 November , 2019
Stork, part of Fluor’s Diversified Services segment, has been awarded a five-year contract by EnQuest to provide multi-skilled deck crew services for its northern and central North Sea assets. Stork’s crew will provide services for the Heather, Thistle and Magnus platforms in the northern North Sea, and FPSO vessels in the northern and central North Sea. The five-year contract began in Septemb...
Thursday 31 October , 2019