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Independent oil and gas production and development company EnQuest has signed an agreement with Suncor Energy UK Limited to purchase Suncor’s entire 26.69% non-operated equity interest in the Golden Eagle area, for an initial consideration of US$325 million. The area comprises the producing Golden Eagle, Peregrine and Solitaire fields, and will see the company add immediate incremental produc...
Friday 5 February , 2021
Talented energy entrepreneurs have the chance to benefit from a share of £11 million government funding to turn their ideas into real products and services whilst eliminating carbon emissions. Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan announced the latest round of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF), which seeks to drive forward new clean technologies across all sectors of UK industry, supporting t...
Thursday 4 February , 2021
Oilfield technology group ChampionX has appointed Mohammed Al-Khalifa to the newly created role of general manager of Saudi Arabia to spearhead the region for further growth in 2021. Mr Al-Khalifa brings more than 18 years’ oil and gas experience to the business, most recently holding the title of director business development & commercial at Wood plc, as well as prior senior roles across...
Tuesday 2 February , 2021
Full-service unmanned aviation company, Flylogix, has entered into a strategic partnership with Oil Spill Response Ltd, to develop enhanced response techniques using long-range unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The two-year development agreement will explore the benefits of using long-range UAS – operating beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) – for spill identification, quantification and monit...
Tuesday 2 February , 2021
AGR has announced its well management business unit has entered into a strategic framework agreement for decarbonisation exploration with UK-based dCarbonX to support the development of GeoEnergy resources. This includes carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) and geothermal and hydrogen storage covering dCarbonX’s planned operated projects in the UK and Ireland. AGR is a leading well engineer...
Tuesday 2 February , 2021
Following the publication today (1 February) of Greenpeace's Unearthed unit's report looking into emissions from venting and flaring on the UKCS, OGUK's emissions improvement manager, Louise O’Hara Murray said: “We know that there is more work to be done and we’re already in action to ramp up our response as an industry. As one of the first industrial sectors to set out our roadmap to net...
Monday 1 February , 2021
Enhancing collaborative culture within the offshore oil and gas industry is not only key to maximising the potential of its existing world class supply chain but could also unlock future activity in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and be key to delivering a successful Net-Zero future. Improving commercial models which support cost reduction whilst incentivising the supply chain could re-energis...
Thursday 28 January , 2021
Neptune Energy and its joint venture partners, bp and JAPEX, have announced drilling has commenced on the Seagull project in the UK Central North Sea. The Gorilla VI (JU-248) jack-up rig, operated by Valaris, will drill four wells for the development over the course of the drilling campaign which is expected to last 18 months. Seagull is a high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) development o...
Thursday 28 January , 2021
North-east customs consultancy Bethan has highlighted the need for businesses to understand basic customs documentation as they adjust to the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU. In a blog, founder and Director of Oldmeldrum-based Bethan Customs Consultancy, Nicola Alexander, notes that a high proportion of businesses who deal solely with the EU have never previously needed to complete ...
Wednesday 27 January , 2021
Integrated maintenance, modifications and services contractor Bilfinger Salamis UK has opened a new 27,000 sq. ft. operations and logistics site in Aberdeen, marking a long-term commitment to the region and UK energy market. Located in one of the most accessible low carbon business communities in Scotland, Bilfinger at The Core will operate as the company’s northern hub for all equipment, pla...
Wednesday 27 January , 2021
Commenting on the Scottish Government’s proposal to end all overseas trade backing and promotion activities focused on fossil fuel goods and services by COP26, OGUK chief executive Deirdre Michie OBE said: “We are requesting an urgent meeting with Scottish Ministers so that we can highlight the effect this policy may have on members, particularly our SME members, who are still reeling from ...
Tuesday 26 January , 2021
EC-OG, a developer of intelligent battery and energy management technology for the energy industry, has appointed Bob MacDonald as Chairman. Bob was previously CEO of the Specialist Technology Solutions (STS) business for Wood, a global leader in energy projects, and has nearly thirty years’ experience covering multiple sectors across the energy transition and industrial markets. He is a Char...
Tuesday 26 January , 2021
Bristow Group’s UK operations have received International Organization for Standards (ISO) 14001 certification, making the company one of the first vertical lift operators in the UK to achieve the global standard. The certification confirms Bristow’s UK operations have a certified environmental management systems (EMS) in place to monitor, manage, and deliver continuous improvement at its base...
Monday 25 January , 2021
Flow control solutions provider Gilmore, a Proserv company, has appointed 25-year energy industry veteran David Nemetz as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Gilmore, a long-established Houston based business and an integral component of Aberdeen-headquartered Proserv’s global portfolio, has been providing cutting-edge flow control solutions, such as critical service valves and regulators,...
Thursday 21 January , 2021
Flange management and construction solutions technology house, asset55, has secured a further 3-year contract term to provide global flange management assurance to BP. Having originally delivered flange management software and services on the HUC phase of the Glen Lyon FPSO in the North Sea through 2015, shortly after BP commissioned asset55 to carry out analysis of their Flanged Joint Assembly...
Thursday 21 January , 2021
Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a memorandum of intent (MOI) to analyse, develop and implement space-enabled technology and services to support the renewable energy sector. The organisations will work together to foster the development of space-utilising applications to support technical and business innovation in the renewables sector. The...
Wednesday 20 January , 2021
Training provider Survivex has received approval from the International Well Control Forum (IWCF) to run well intervention courses from its Well Control Training Centre of Excellence in Aberdeen. Well intervention is essential training for those working in critical well intervention positions and Survivex has been approved to offer the full range of IWCF Well Intervention courses including Leve...
Wednesday 20 January , 2021
Bristow Helicopters, CHC, NHV and Babcock have joined forces to lead a collaborative peer assistance network to support the mental health of offshore pilots in the UK. Upcoming changes to regulations set out by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) require all UK operators to have an effective peer assistance network in place by February 2021. Those networks must be overseen by a qua...
Wednesday 20 January , 2021
Wood has entered into a new agreement with Spirit Energy to partner on the delivery of late-life solutions for the Morecambe Bay gas fields, one of the UK’s largest gas accumulations. The five-year consolidated services contract, valued at $130 million, will see Wood leverage its experience and capability in late-life asset optimisation and management to extend field life, lower costs, and re...
Tuesday 19 January , 2021
Safe Influx Ltd, a provider of automated well control solutions, has been granted a patent by the United Kingdom Patent Office covering its automated well control technology. This patent recognises the ability of the automated well control to detect the presence of a fluid influx condition in a wellbore, make a decision against criteria to shut-in, and then automatically initiate an initial wel...
Tuesday 19 January , 2021