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  As the oil and gas sector continues to deal with the effects of COVID-19 and the collapse of commodity prices, OGUK’s 2020 <a href="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/product/decommissioning-insight-report/">Decommissioning Insight</a> report reveals the decommissioning industry though resilient has not escaped the impact of such unprecedented conditions. Given the major disruptions and chal...
Tuesday 24 November , 2020
Aberdeenshire-headquartered start up Salus Technical has launched a new software solution aimed at enhancing and streamlining the risk assessment process across the energy industry and beyond. Bowtie Master has been developed with the intention of helping organisations to understand and manage the risks of major accident hazards, thereby reducing incidences. A cloud-based application, Bowtie Ma...
Tuesday 24 November , 2020
Since the coronavirus pandemic erupted in early 2020, energy companies have introduced various worksite measures to ensure social distancing – and keep tabs on contacts – all with varying levels of success. In response, Craig International has secured exclusive access to an out-of-the-box wearable tech solution to help address this issue. A Space Band is a wearable transmitter that looks li...
Tuesday 24 November , 2020
Industrial control systems (ICS) are prone to cyber-attacks, DEKRA experts have warned. Cyber defense measures usually focus on computers, IT networks and data highway, but process control and ICS is often a little-noticed gateway for attacks. If these control systems are not secure, the process industry in particular could face huge losses. DEKRA experts advise systematic security assessments usi...
Wednesday 18 November , 2020
Commenting on the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pm-outlines-his-ten-point-plan-for-a-green-industrial-revolution-for-250000-jobs">10-point green industrial revolution </a>announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, OGUK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie said today: “We are pleased to see the Government is committed to its ambitious plans for tackling emissions in spite of all t...
Wednesday 18 November , 2020
Marine consulting and safety specialist AMS Global Group has secured a five-year contract with major North Sea independent E&P company, Premier Oil. The deal comes as AMS confirms it has doubled revenues in its most recent financial year. AMS Global Group has recently recruited five new employees to meet demand across all its divisions, bringing its total number of staff to 39. To accommoda...
Tuesday 17 November , 2020
Integrated materials and logistics management company, ASCO, has been granted a two-year extension by Equinor for terminal and warehousing services in Sandnessjøen. The contract with ASCO’s Norwegian unit, which commences in July 2021, secures activities and jobs in Sandnessjøen until 2023. The award is part of a larger round of contracts for services at coastal bases along the entire Norwe...
Tuesday 17 November , 2020
AGR has begun decommissioning operations at Ireland’s first indigenous gas wells, on behalf of PSE Kinsale Energy. PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, is decommissioning its gas fields in the Kinsale Area in the Celtic Sea, approximately 50 km off the south coast of Cork, Ireland. AGR’s Aberdeen-based team is overseeing the planning and decommissioning of 14 platf...
Tuesday 17 November , 2020
Drone inspection and survey service provider Sky-Futures, an ICR company, has appointed connected insurance provider Flock as its drone insurance partner. The partnership will enable Sky-Futures to seamlessly scale its drone insurance in line with its global expansion plans. The company has now conducted hundreds of large-scale projects in over 33 countries, with further plans for expansion for...
Friday 13 November , 2020
The contribution decommissioning can make to the low carbon future is a key theme at OGUK’s first ever virtual <a href="https://offshoredecommissioningconference.co.uk/">conference</a> on November 24-25 when Professor Paul de Leeuw director of the RGU Energy Transition Institute chairs a session exploring the skills and job opportunities this shift in focus presents. Joe Leask, OGUK’s decom...
Thursday 12 November , 2020
Global offshore services provider Swire Oilfield Services has unveiled a new corporate brand, as the business continues to embrace the current energy transition. The company has changed its name to Swire Energy Services after more than 40 years’ operating in the oil and gas industry. The move follows a period of diversification for Swire, which has seen it evolve from the world’s largest su...
Thursday 12 November , 2020
Global Energy Group has appointed Iain Sinclair to the newly created role of Executive Director of Renewables and Energy Transition with plans to launch a new operation in Edinburgh. The former professional rugby player, who has over 18 years’ experience in senior energy and infrastructure roles, previously held managing director positions at Forth Steel and Murray Plate Group. Mr Sinclair wi...
Wednesday 11 November , 2020
Aberdeen-based engineering and technology company, Apollo, has been awarded a consultancy engineering services contract with Total E&P UK. The contract, which runs for an initial period of three years, covers seven work packages including: safety engineering, environmental engineering, development engineering, process and flow assurance, facilities engineering, subsea and pipelines engineer...
Wednesday 11 November , 2020
North Sea oil and gas independent Chrysaor has submitted a Licence Application for the purpose of storing CO2, and will, in parallel, seek agreement for a Storage Lease with The Crown Estate for the storage of CO2 in a depleted southern North Sea gas reservoir. These applications are in support of the V Net Zero Project, which aims to store and transport CO2 from the Immingham cluster on Humber...
Wednesday 11 November , 2020
The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, OGUK, has today (Wednesday, November 11) warned that it could take up to three years to restart many of the projects lost due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and commodity price downturn. The warning comes in its Autumn Snapshot published today, which provides a business outlook for the third quarter of 2020. ...
Wednesday 11 November , 2020
The end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 will have significant implications for port authorities in relation to the customs procedures and documentation required for goods being imported and exported. Previously, free circulation goods were allowed to move within the EU with no tax or duties payable. However, all EU states will now be classed as a third country, and vice vers...
Tuesday 10 November , 2020
Commenting today on the speech to oil and gas workers by Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross, that protecting oil and gas jobs must be a priority and the North Sea sector can thrive alongside a growing renewables sector, OGUK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie said: “We welcome recognition of the vital role of the offshore oil and gas industry in our economy, which supports over 100,00...
Monday 9 November , 2020
<div dir="auto">Every year on the first Saturday in November the UK Oil & Gas Chaplaincy conducts a Service of Remembrance to allow families, friends and the offshore community to pause and remember all who have died while working offshore in the UK’s Oil and Gas Industry.</div> <div dir="auto"></div> <div dir="auto">The names of those who have died in the last year are added to the Book o...
Friday 6 November , 2020
Deltic Energy has issued an update on activity relating to Licence P2252, which contains the Pensacola Prospect. The company reports that Shell, in its capacity as operator of the Licence, has reiterated to Deltic and the UK Oil and Gas Authority, its plan to drill the high-impact, play opening Pensacola Prospect on Licence P2252 and that it remains scheduled to be drilled in Q4 2021. A signifi...
Thursday 5 November , 2020
Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement today that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of March 2021, OGUK’s workforce engagement and skills manager, Dr Alix Thom said:   “We welcome the support the Chancellor is providing today as it may provide a vital lifeline to many of our members enabling them to retain hundreds of workers in our industry whose skills and ...
Thursday 5 November , 2020