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  <img class="alignnone wp-image-37097 size-large" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Mariesha-at-Share-Fair-2017-1024x678.jpg" alt="" width="1024" height="678" /> A new interactive online tool which aims to help oil and gas firms “streamline and optimise” for the future will be launched at Oil & Gas UK’s revamped Share Fair this week. The industry’...
Tuesday 30 October , 2018
Oil & Gas UK has welcomed the UK Government’s commitment to maintain fiscal conditions in recognition of industry’s hard work in improving its competitiveness, following the publication of the government's 2018 Budget this afternoon. Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced that the current headline tax rate will continue.  He also stated that the UK government will launch a call ...
Monday 29 October , 2018
Petrotechnics has released part two of its 2018 Operational Risk and Process Safety Management (PSM) report, suggesting that technology is expected to help drive improvements in process safety and operational risk management (ORM). In part one, insights from more than 100 senior industry leaders revealed significant areas of concern, including the impact the previous low oil price is still havi...
Monday 29 October , 2018
Industry experts from Equinor, Premier Oil, Spirit Energy and Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited (Nexen), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, have selected seven forward-thinking companies and organisations to participate in Oil & Gas UK’s new Innovation Forum which launches at <a href="http://oilandgasuksharefair.co.uk/">Share Fair</a> in Aberdeen’s Exhibition and Conference Centre on O...
Thursday 25 October , 2018
  [caption id="attachment_37006" align="alignnone" width="1024"]<img class="wp-image-37006 size-large" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Mariesha-Jaffray-1024x794.jpg" alt="" width="1024" height="794" /> Mariesha Jaffray, Oil & Gas UK's Continuous Improvement Manager[/caption] Over 50 oil and gas company representatives have been nominated as part of a key ne...
Thursday 25 October , 2018
Alpha Petroleum Resources has entered into agreements with Teekay Offshore for use of the Petrojarl Varg Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit, to be deployed to the Cheviot oil field. The agreements will facilitate Cheviot-specific process modifications to be made to the FPSO unit, ensuring that it can safely operate for the maximum 10-year term of the contract. These will be ...
Thursday 25 October , 2018
Zennor Petroleum has received approval from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to proceed with the Finlaggan Field development in the central North Sea (block 21/05c). It has also secured a £170 million senior secured term loan facility to fund the development into production. The project to recover 26 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of 2P gas condensate reserves will include two subsea p...
Tuesday 23 October , 2018
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has approved BP’s plans to proceed with the Alligin development. Located 140km west of Shetland in the Greater Schiehallion Area, the development will target 20 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), and at peak is expected to produce 12,000 boe per day. Operated by BP (50%) and partner Shell (50%), the project will consist of two wells, which will be tied ba...
Monday 22 October , 2018
<span style="font-size: 12.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;">Commenting on news that Zennor Petroleum Limited has been given field development plan approval for the Finlaggan field in the Central North Sea, and BP has received field development plan approval for its Alligin development west of Shetland, Oil & Gas UK Upstream Policy Director Mike Tholen said<strong><span style="font-family...
Monday 22 October , 2018
Stork, part of Fluor’s Diversified Services segment, has been awarded a two-year contract extension by Chrysaor to deliver integrated specialist asset integrity services for its Armada, Everest and Lomond offshore production platforms in the central North Sea. Under the extension, Stork will continue to deliver a range of solutions to extend the offshore assets’ life cycle. Stork’s integr...
Friday 19 October , 2018
Floating production and subsea specialist Crondall Energy has secured a frame agreement contract with Siccar Point Energy to provide support on the Cambo field, west of Shetland. The contract will initially cover the identification and evaluation of FPSO options for the development and pre-FEED technical assurance of the subsea design. The FPSO scope of work includes consideration of a range of...
Tuesday 16 October , 2018
BP has chartered the Prosafe accommodation vessel Safe Zephyrus to provide gangway-connected operations at the Clair Ridge platform west of Shetland during summer 2019. The US$19 million, five-month contract commences mid-May 2019, with a one-month option, and will support the completion of some post-first oil scopes at the project. The contract will be performed using dynamic positioning, affo...
Friday 12 October , 2018
The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), have joined forces to explore how new advanced manufacturing tools and processes can drive more efficient, smarter ways to reduce cost and increase productivity across BHGE’s operations. BHGE will work with the AFRC’s team of engineers and researchers to improve its manufacturing...
Friday 12 October , 2018
Four petroleum data management students have been awarded scholarships funded by Common Data Access (CDA), a subsidiary of Oil & Gas UK which provides data management services to the UK oil and gas industry. Wonuola Scott from Aberdeen and Nora Ribera from Argentina will study the Graduate Certificate course at Robert Gordon University while Patrick Kaczmarek from Canada and Jennifer Butler...
Wednesday 10 October , 2018
<img class="alignnone wp-image-36853 size-large" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Mike-Tholen-1024x786.jpg" alt="" width="1024" height="786" /> Commenting on the news today that Shell has announced a final investment decision (FID) for the Arran field in the North Sea – whilst also becoming operator of the project – Oil & Gas UK’s Upstream Policy Director, Mik...
Wednesday 10 October , 2018
Shell UK Limited, alongside partners Rockrose Energy and Dyas U.K. Limited, has announced a final investment decision (FID) for the Arran gas and condensate field in the UK North Sea. This is Shell's fourth FID announcement in the North Sea in 2018, and will also see it become operator of the Arran project. At peak production, Arran is expected to produce around 100 million cubic feet per day ...
Wednesday 10 October , 2018
<strong>Problem Statement  </strong> <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Nexen-Gas-Lift-Optimisation-Decision-Analysis.pdf"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-36834 alignright" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Nexen-Gas-Lift-Optimisation-Decision-Analysis-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a> Buzzard platform has a la...
Tuesday 9 October , 2018
<strong>Problem Statement  </strong> <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Nexen-Installed-Production-System-Capacity-and-Locked-in-Potential.pdf"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-36831 alignright" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Nexen-Installed-Production-System-Capacity-and-Locked-in-Potential-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height...
Tuesday 9 October , 2018
<strong>Problem Statement  </strong> <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Nexen-Well-Flow-Assurance-Management-WellFARM.pdf"><img class="size-medium wp-image-36827 alignright" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Nexen-Well-Flow-Assurance-Management-WellFARM-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a> A lack of awareness of evolving thr...
Tuesday 9 October , 2018
<strong>Problem Statement  </strong> <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Nexen-Risk-and-Opportunity-Management-System.pdf"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-36822 alignright" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Nexen-Risk-and-Opportunity-Management-System-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a> Consistent and process driv...
Tuesday 9 October , 2018