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Nominations for the 2018 Offshore Safety Awards are closing soon. Companies and individuals who go the extra mile to improve offshore safety have been encouraged to submit award entries by 18 May to be in with a chance of being crowned an industry safety champion. The awards – organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety with TOTAL as principal sponsor – recognise the people a...
Tuesday 15 May , 2018
The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has  reported that more than 500 jobs will be sustained or created in Scotland over the next six years as a direct result of its support for research and development. <a href="http://ht.ly/sqPE30k0dTV" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read more... </a>...
Tuesday 15 May , 2018
The chief executive of  Proserv, David Lamont, is stepping down following the completion of a restructuring deal which will see the firm taken over by its two largest lenders. <a href="https://www.proserv.com/newsroom/proserv-looks-to-future-as-company-completes-financial-restructuring/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read more... </a>...
Monday 14 May , 2018
The oil and gas industry urged to support new skills strategy to safeguard jobs and up-skill for digital transformation in the new <em>UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review</em>, by  OPITO in partnership with Robert Gordon University. <a href="https://www.opito.com/news-article/oil-and-gas-industry-urged-to-support-new-skills-strategy-to-safeguard-jobs-and-up-skill-for-digital-transformation" target...
Thursday 10 May , 2018
<strong>Commenting on the launch today of the UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review by global energy skills body OPITO, in partnership with Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute, Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: </strong> “This insightful report shows while overall direct employment is likely to fall, we will need over 40,000 new people in the industry to d...
Thursday 10 May , 2018
Companies focused on improving efficiency when drafting, executing and negotiating commercial contracts stand to benefit from using a new edition of the ‘Standard Contract for General Conditions of Contract for Purchase of Goods’, which is available from LOGIC (Leading Oil & Gas Industry Competitiveness) a not-for-profit organisation and subsidiary of Oil & Gas UK.   Graham ...
Thursday 10 May , 2018
Following on from a previous five-year agreement, the two-year a fixed term framework agreement will see Bibby Offshore carry out inspection repair and maintenance (IRM) works, ROV inspection and subsea survey operations across a number of North Sea structures and pipelines. <a href="http://www.bibbyoffshore.com/news/bibby-offshore-secures-spirit-energy-contract.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noope...
Tuesday 8 May , 2018
https://vimeo.com/267884357 Sweeping changes made to offshore safety over the years will be discussed at a major conference taking place in Aberdeen three decades on from the Piper Alpha disaster. Views on how things were, how they are now and how they might change in the future will be shared by a former offshore installation manager, a union official and an HSE inspector in one of the plen...
Thursday 3 May , 2018
Clyde Training Solutions (CTS) received the award of Chamber Business of the Year at the West Dunbartonshire Working4Business Awards 2018. <a href="https://clydetrainingsolutions.com/news/cts-win-dunbartonshire-chamber-business-year-award" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read more...</a>...
Wednesday 2 May , 2018
Siccar Point Energy has started drilling a final appraisal well on the Cambo field, north-west of Shetland, with results expected this summer. It has also announced Shells acquisition of a 30% non-operated working interest in UKCS licences, incorporating the Cambo discovery, and a 22.5% non-operated working interest in a licence, including the Blackrock prospect. <a href="http://www.siccarpo...
Wednesday 2 May , 2018
The contract is to provide technical support for a range of Shell’s UK-based ONEgas assets in the Southern North Sea, as well as onshore facilities, offshore installations, and vessels. <a href="https://www.stork.com/en/news-blog/news/stork-awarded-shell-southern-north-sea-technical-support-contract" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read more… </a>...
Tuesday 1 May , 2018
Verus Petroleum has secured a 17 per cent interest in the Alba oil field in the central North Sea from <a href="https://www.statoil.com/en/news/26apr2018-sells-non-core-uk-asset.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Statoil</a> and has acquired <a href="http://www.premier-oil.com/premieroil/media/press/sale-of-babbage-area-interests" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Premier Oil’s</a> interests in t...
Monday 30 April , 2018
  Today’s publication of the third UK Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (UK EITI) report by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, showcases the UK oil & gas industry’s determined commitment to transparency for the extractive industries. The report is available to view on the UK EITI website <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-extra...
Monday 30 April , 2018
Statoil has sold its 17 per cent interest in the Alba oil field in the central North Sea to Verus Petroleum. As part of the deal Statoil will retain a share of the decommissioning liabilities. <a href="https://www.statoil.com/en/news/26apr2018-sells-non-core-uk-asset.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read more...</a>...
Monday 30 April , 2018
The contract is expected to run for approximately three years and covers the drilling, completion and subsea tie-in of development wells on Chrysaor's operated assets, with BHGE supplying well services and equipment from its full stream portfolio. <a href="https://www.chrysaor.com/downloads/news/Chrysaor%20announces%20new%20well%20campaign%2027.04.18.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read mor...
Friday 27 April , 2018
A short publication highlighting the work of industry's Efficiency Task Force. <a href="https://oilandgasuk.cld.bz/ETF-Efficiency-Task-Force-at-a-Glance"><img class="aligncenter wp-image-34806 size-medium" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ETF-at-a-glance-1-300x214.png" alt="" width="300" height="214" /></a>...
Friday 27 April , 2018
Following a 44-year career, Robert J Cooper is to retire from his post as CEO Harland and Wolff Group PLC and Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries Limited. Robert has been CEO since 2003 and makes way for the current Director of Business Development and Improvement, Jonathan Guest, to step in to his shoes. <a href="http://www.harland-wolff.com/News/Appointment-of-new-CEO.aspx" target="_blank" rel...
Friday 27 April , 2018
In response to a letter issued by the Health and Safety Executive regarding hydrocarbon releases from offshore oil and gas installations, Oil & Gas UK's chief executive, Deirdre Michie said:   “As the HSE recognises in the letter sent to our members, our industry has delivered 'a substantial and welcome downward trend in the total number of HCRs since 2005'. However, we all know ...
Thursday 26 April , 2018
The £8 million upgrade will enable Aker Solutions to extend its services offering beyond subsea controls to include subsea trees and tooling equipment. It includes installation of new equipment, a reorganization of the space and implementation of lean processing and methodologies, helping to improve efficiency at the site. <a href="https://akersolutions.com/news/news-archive/2018/aker-solution...
Thursday 26 April , 2018
Marine Technical Limits (MTL), has expanded its service offering by appointing a new Lead Naval Architect, Ian Stewart. His appointment will see the expansion of its service offering to include Marine Warranty Surveying (MWS). <a href="https://sbnn.co.uk/2018/04/25/marine-technical-limits-expands-services-with-new-senior-appointment/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read more...</a>...
Thursday 26 April , 2018