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For 30 years, employee-driven safety systems – sometimes known as behaviour-based safety (BBS) – have been widely implemented, although it can be difficult to gauge how effective such approaches have been. Recently, a new research whitepaper on DEKRA’s Behavioural Accident Prevention Process (BAPP) approach from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School provides some surprising an...
Thursday 26 September , 2019
RDS, a unit of KCA Deutag which provides engineering and design solutions to the oil and gas, renewable and alternative energy sectors, has announced a new contract to carry out a conceptual study for Pharis Energy. Pharis aims to initiate the world’s first major offshore steam flood project and is exploring innovative ways to maximise oil recovery in the Pilot Field in the UK North Sea. RDS'...
Wednesday 25 September , 2019
Craig International has been awarded its first contract with Petrofac in the UK following a competitive tender process. It follows £50 million of new contracts awarded to the procurement specialist in the first half of 2019, including two major agreements with Spirit Energy and BP. Under the Petrofac contract, Craig International will provide third-party procurement services and the supply of ...
Wednesday 25 September , 2019
Hurricane Energy has confirmed that the 204/30b-A ("Warwick West") well was spudded on 24 September using the Transocean Leader rig. Warwick West is the third and final well of the 2019 Greater Warwick Area drilling programme on Hurricane's Lincoln and Warwick assets. The company will issue a further update following completion of drilling and testing operations. Hurricane holds a 50% intere...
Tuesday 24 September , 2019
Underwater inspection provider Welaptega has used its pioneering optical chain measurement system (CMS), alongside new automated edge tracking software, to execute a mooring inspection campaign for BP offshore Angola. The project saw Welaptega use its new edge tracking data system and its patented CMS technology to inspect the mooring system of BP’s PSVM FPSO. Situated in Block 31 offshore An...
Monday 23 September , 2019
  Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterisation, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. This week, it announced a collaboration with Chevron and Microsoft to develop innovative petrotechnical and digital technologies. The three companies will work together to build Azure-native applications in the DELFI* cognitive E&...
Wednesday 18 September , 2019
  Surrey-based operator Zennor Petroleum Ltd plans for two more central North Sea projects which would follow on from the firm’s Finlaggan development. The Finlaggan field, situated in the Central North Sea, will produce via two subsea production wells tied back 12 miles to the Britannia field. <a href="https://www.zennorpetroleum.com/our-news/">Read more...</a>...
Tuesday 17 September , 2019
  Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has approved Equinor’s proposals for long-term field-life extensions in the North Sea. Equinor now has consent to continue operating the Tordis and Vigdis field until the end of 2036 and 2040 respectively. <a href="https://www.equinor.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read more...</a>...
Monday 16 September , 2019
  Crondall Energy, the floating production and subsea engineering specialist, has been awarded a contract by Pharis Energy to deliver a Concept Select study for the operator’s Pilot Field development in the Central North Sea. The study will development approaches for the Pilot field, including the facilities, marine and subsea scope of work. Pharis Energy hopes to become the first ope...
Friday 13 September , 2019
  DNV GL released it's Energy Transition Outlook 2019 this week. The report provides an independent forecast of developments in the world energy mix to 2050. DNV GL is a leading provider of risk management and quality assurance services to the industries including oil and gas. <a href="https://www.dnvgl.com/news/technology-revolutionizing-energy-mix-but-policy-failing-to-keep-pace-15...
Thursday 12 September , 2019
  Howick prospect, owned by CNOOC, was drilled at the site on August 31 by the Island Innovator semi-submersible rig. Drilling is expected to last 49 days. The discovery, located west of Shetland, is operated by CNOOC with a 70% stake, while the remaining 30% is held by Ineos. <a href="https://www.cnoocltd.com/col/col32091/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read mo...
Wednesday 11 September , 2019
  Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has confirmed a gas discovery at its Harvey appraisal well in the Southern North Sea. Initial analysis of data demonstrates the presence of a 49ft gas column at the top of the Permian Leman Sandstone reservoir. The IOG has started the analysis required to reach a definitive view on resource range, reservoir quality and deliverability. <a href="https://...
Wednesday 11 September , 2019
  BP will implement drones and surveillance cameras to continuously monitor methane emissions at every new project. Some existing facilities will also be retrofitted with fixed detection gear as part of a wider initiative by BP to reduce its impact on the environment. The methane sensor uses technology originally designed by Nasa for its Curiosity rover, which is looking for signs of li...
Wednesday 11 September , 2019
The shortlist for this year’s prestigious OGUK Awards, sponsored by Shell U.K. Limited, is revealed today. The annual awards ceremony is a highly regarded event within the UK oil and gas industry calendar which celebrates the brightest and best talent from across the North Sea sector. 30 individuals and businesses, selected from a record number of over 100 entries, have been nominated acro...
Wednesday 11 September , 2019
Ashtead Technology has expanded its inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) and decommissioning capabilities with the acquisition of Underwater Cutting Solutions (UCS) for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2004, UCS provides mechanical cutting, dredging and coating removal equipment and services to the North Sea. It has developed and deployed a suite of purpose designed tools and techniques for t...
Friday 6 September , 2019
Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services, is using cutting-edge technology to reduce costs for clients, while increasing safety for engineers. Using Microsoft HoloLens equipment, BV can provide an augmented reality system enabling inspection experts to view parts, understand inspection requirements and digitally splice the asset to view cross-sections. De...
Thursday 5 September , 2019
  Craig Shanaghey, President, Operations Services, Europe & Africa at Wood, has been announced as the chair of a new task group set up to champion diversity and inclusion in the oil and gas industry. The Diversity and Inclusion Task Group set up by OGUK will bring industry together to drive action towards recruiting and retaining diverse people, representative of wider society, and ...
Thursday 5 September , 2019
Ancala Midstream Acquisitions has secured a life-of-field contract to process the gas sourced from the Finlaggan field, owned by Zennor Pathway. The gas will be processed through Ancala Midstream’s Scottish Area Gas Evacuation (SAGE) terminal in St. Fergus, north east Scotland. Ancala says that the multi-million-pound contract will help ensure the SAGE system remains a competitive option for ...
Thursday 5 September , 2019
Serica Energy has become the first operator to digitise safety in the North Sea after signing a deal to adopt the Restrata Platform – technology which enables real-time monitoring of people and assets around the world. The Restrata Platform allows operators to safeguard the operational safety of their employees and to quickly locate them in an emergency situation, as well as providing support...
Wednesday 4 September , 2019
Drilling waste management company TWMA has secured new contracts worth £20 million in the North Sea during the first eight months of 2019. The contracts, with major North Sea operators, will see TWMA provide offshore processing of drilling waste using its innovative TCC RotoMill® technology, which allows drill cuttings to be recycled back into the active mud system on site, resulting in signi...
Wednesday 4 September , 2019