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Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) unit has been awarded a contract from independent E&P company, Siccar Point Energy. The three-year agreement, which includes options to extend, is estimated to be worth up to US$95 million over the term. The contract includes provision of well operator and well engineering project management services for Siccar Point’s operated assets...
Tuesday 12 February , 2019
Subsea ROV services provider ROVOP has appointed Lee Wilson to the newly created role of head of technology. Lee will establish a detailed vision for the company, leading technology development, as well as overseeing all business and IT applications with the aim of supporting organisational growth. A key priority, ROVOP says, will be promoting synergies between business infrastructure and opera...
Monday 11 February , 2019
Cluff Natural Resources has entered into a binding, conditional farm-out agreement and a three-month exclusive option with Shell U.K. for the Cluff's southern North Sea Licences P2252 and P2437, respectively. Under the terms of the farm out agreement, Shell will acquire a 70% working interest in P2252, and be appointed as the licence operator, in return for paying 100% of the costs of an agreed...
Friday 8 February , 2019
Floating production and subsea specialist Crondall Energy is commencing a study to examine internal pipeline coatings, with the aim of increasing understanding of potential flow assurance benefits. Led by Crondall’s flow assurance team in Aberdeen, the study will be conducted in partnership with Heriot-Watt University, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and the Oil & Gas Innovation C...
Thursday 7 February , 2019
The successes and achievements of a group of mentors and their mentees have been celebrated at an awards ceremony in Aberdeen. 18 project managers from a range of companies successfully completed the Oil and Gas Industry Project Management Mentoring Programme, co-ordinated by the ECITB and the Offshore Project Management Steering Group (OPMSG). Now in its fourth year, the six-month scheme allow...
Wednesday 6 February , 2019
LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 2019 In a unique communications partnership, Oil & Gas UK and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme exploring the importance and value of the oil and gas industry in the UK. From super majors to large contractor businesses and from independent oil companies to SMEs working in the supply chain,<strong> ‘Energy of the Future’</stro...
Tuesday 5 February , 2019
Energy consultancy Xodus Group has created a new group-wide role as part of a fresh drive for innovation and technology. Caragh McWhirr, who has worked for the company since it was established in 2005, has taken on the position of Innovation Manager where she will be responsible for leading innovation strategy. Based in the group’s Aberdeen headquarters, Caragh will be looking at how Xodus ca...
Monday 4 February , 2019
Commenting on the findings of the Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry into the future of oil and gas, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: “This was a considered inquiry into the future of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry and we welcome the rounded support provided by the Scottish Affairs Committee in its final report today. It confirms the value our sector provides for energy sec...
Monday 4 February , 2019
Dräger Marine & Offshore has become the first official sponsor of the Offshore Safety Professionals Register (OSPR) – an organisation established to recognise and create opportunities for those working in HSE across the offshore industry and simplify the process for energy employers searching for competent professionals. Dräger provides technology, innovation and training in personal pr...
Friday 1 February , 2019
ICR Integrity (ICR), an integrated maintenance and integrity solutions specialist for the oil and gas, power, chemical and nuclear industries, has appointed a new chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO) to support international growth. Richard Wilson joins ICR in a newly-created role as COO, harnessing 30 years of operational and commercial experience in oil and gas – ...
Thursday 31 January , 2019
<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Problem Statement   </strong></p> <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Case-Study-SAFEHOUSE-002.pdf"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-38222 alignright" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Case-Study-SAFEHOUSE-002-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a>An LPG tanker was in need of urgent rep...
Thursday 31 January , 2019
CNOOC Limited have made a gas discovery in the Central North Sea, further unlocking the exploration potential of the UK Continental Shelf. The Glengorm discovery is located in License P2215 which is operated by CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, holding 50 per cent. Total E&P UK North Sea Limited holds 25 per cent interest in the location and Euroil the remaining 25...
Tuesday 29 January , 2019
Commenting on CNOOC’s announcement regarding a new gas discovery on the Glengorm prospect, Oil & Gas UK’s market intelligence manager, Ross Dornan, said: “This is a major find and a great example of partner companies, CNOOC International, Total E&P and Edison working together to explore and unlock the potential of the UK Continental Shelf UKCS). Glengorm was a challenging prospect...
Tuesday 29 January , 2019
Petrofac is to establish a global workforce forum, offering a platform for elected members to engage directly with senior management and Board members on a range of key topics. The Petrofac Workforce Forum will comprise an elected body of 12 employees drawn from Petrofac’s global workforce of 12,750, with representatives from across the company’s major geographies of operation. This body wi...
Thursday 24 January , 2019
New research from DNV GL suggests that the UK oil and gas sector’s resilience to volatile market conditions will be put to the test in 2019, as business leaders expect the industry to commit to greater investment to meet hydrocarbon demand. According to '<em>A test of resilience,'</em> DNV GL’s ninth annual report on the outlook for the industry, confidence in the outlook for the UK sector...
Tuesday 22 January , 2019
Commenting on the DNV GL Industry Outlook report released today (Tuesday, January 22), which states that confidence in the outlook of the UK oil and gas sector has risen significantly over the last two years, Ross Dornan, Oil & Gas UK’s Market Intelligence Manager, said: “This report builds on our analysis showing the positive future ahead if we continue to strive towards Vision 2035. O...
Tuesday 22 January , 2019
Logistics provider Peterson has been awarded a new long-term integrated logistics contract to service Repsol Sinopec Resources UK. The contract sees Repsol Sinopec transitioning its marine and quayside operations from Peterhead to Aberdeen, with integrated supply base, logistics, transport and warehousing operations being provided from Peterson’s Aberdeen Operations Centre. This contract, tog...
Monday 21 January , 2019
Emerson has introduced the Performance Learning Platform – a portable and compact automation training solution that enables hands-on training to prepare workers to maintain plant safely and efficiently. The Platform features a complete working control loop piping system, tanks, pumps and a fully scalable suite of Emerson instrumentation and final control valves, linked to a DeltaV distributed...
Friday 18 January , 2019
[caption id="attachment_38003" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]<img class="wp-image-38003 size-large" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Iron-Ocean-26-1024x672.jpg" alt="" width="1024" height="672" /> Mhairi Begg, OGIC project manager, Simon Lamont, founder of Iron Ocean, and David Bucknall from Heriot Watt University, pictured with the Centurion 3 offshore survival garment...
Thursday 17 January , 2019
<p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Problem Statement   </strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Remote-tank-inspection.pdf"><strong><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-37988 alignright" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Remote-tank-inspection-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></strong><...
Thursday 17 January , 2019