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  OGUK has launched a first-of-its-kind <a href="https://robertgordonuniversity.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/oguk-diversity-inclusion-survey-2020-2">survey</a> that will deliver a baseline for diversity and inclusion (D&I) demographic and sentiment within the sector, and act as an essential catalyst for progress and change. As the energy mix becomes increasingly integrated, differences of pe...
Thursday 5 November , 2020
  A flagship report released today (Wednesday, November 4) outlines the UK offshore oil and gas industry's health, safety and environmental performance in 2019, and highlights future plans for further improvement. The latest findings were revealed by leading representative body OGUK, which today published its first combined report into health, safety and environment data, showing encour...
Thursday 5 November , 2020
Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has awarded the rig contract for its Core Project Phase 1 to a subsidiary of Noble Corporation. This follows a competitive selection process by IOG’s drilling and contracting teams, assisted by well management contractor Petrofac, involving extensive technical and commercial evaluation across several drilling contractors. Noble’s Hans Deul jack-up rig has been ...
Tuesday 3 November , 2020
Following the recent acquisition of its second asset, Well-Safe Solutions has secured a significant £26 million investment to fund the next phase of its growth plan. The further investment into the decommissioning company was led by MW&L Capital Partners, following the group's initial investment of £66 million in Well-Safe in October 2019. Well-Safe CEO, Phil Milton, added that the con...
Monday 2 November , 2020
<img class="wp-image-46656 alignleft" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Eventbrite-Awards-2020-Finalist-Image.jpg" alt="" width="504" height="252" />The shortlist for this year’s prestigious OGUK Awards has been revealed today. The annual awards ceremony celebrates the brightest and best talent from across the country’s offshore oil and gas industry and finalists...
Monday 2 November , 2020
Global engineering and consultancy group Wood has renewed its training management service (TMS) contract with 3t Energy Group for a further three years, until 2023. 3t Energy Group, which includes AIS Training, Survivex, Drilling Systems, and Transform, has been contracted to deliver support for Wood’s onshore and site-based training and competency requirements in the UK since 2017. In that t...
Monday 2 November , 2020
Commenting on the publication of the Oil and Gas Authority's 'Thematic Review into Industry Compliance with Regulatory Obligations', which stresses the key role of licence management in maximising economic recovery, OGUK Operations Director Katy Heidenreich said: “Thematic reviews are an established method of performance improvement which has been used across a number of sectors and we wel...
Thursday 29 October , 2020
<img class="wp-image-45627 alignleft" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Workforce-engagement.jpg" alt="" width="415" height="415" />The number of workers on offshore oil and gas installations decreased by around 4,000 as the UK went into lockdown in March this year, official figures published by industry body OGUK confirm today. Average weekly personnel on board decreased f...
Tuesday 27 October , 2020
Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) has grown its membership over the past 12 months, with sign-ups coming from leading companies within the renewables sector, renowned industry bodies and energy companies who are placing an increased focus on clean energy. Among the 40 new sign-ups are Montrose Port Authority, a leading service hub for the North Sea energy sector, OGUK, the not-for-profit r...
Thursday 22 October , 2020
Archer has secured a two-year contract extension with a major North Sea operator for the provision of platform drilling operations and maintenance services on seven UK North Sea installations. The extension will commence 1 November 2020 in direct continuation of the current contract. Over the next two years Archer will continue to deliver platform rig drilling operations, maintenance and interv...
Thursday 22 October , 2020
<strong>Costain supports hydrogen feasibility project</strong> Smart infrastructure solutions company Costain, in collaboration with UK gas networks, has produced a feasibility study that will contribute to the ongoing assessments of the ability to use the existing UK gas transmission and distribution networks to transport hydrogen. The project is the first to bring together all the gas dist...
Wednesday 21 October , 2020
Decommissioning takes on a new global dimension as OGUK launches its first ever virtual conference to provide delegates with a dynamic, international and interactive online experience. Taking place from November 24-25, the event goes beyond the confines of traditional conferences to provide a digital platform with potentially global reach enabling participants to drive new conversations about d...
Tuesday 20 October , 2020
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Thursday 15 October , 2020
RGU’s online short courses cover a range of subjects focussing on strengthening businesses and providing skills development opportunities in response to the current climate. More courses are being added to keep up with the changing environment: <a href="https://www.rgu.ac.uk/upskill">https://www.rgu.ac.uk/upskill</a>...
Thursday 15 October , 2020
Energy industry training provider, Petrofac, has become the first company globally to be approved by OPITO to deliver its ‘Emergency Coordinator for Renewable Energy (Wind Sector)’ course. The move comes after energy industry skills body OPITO announced the launch of a new suite of safety and technical training standards, and qualifications, aimed specifically at the renewable energy indust...
Wednesday 14 October , 2020
Neptune Energy is to adopt Halliburton’s DecisionSpace 365 well construction suite of cloud applications to consolidate all global drilling and wells activities, improve efficiency and reduce non-productive time. The three-year agreement – part of Neptune’s digital subsurface programme – will create a platform for Neptune’s digital well program, and lead to potential annual savings of...
Tuesday 13 October , 2020
Xodus Group and BW Research Partnership will conduct a research project to assess the local and regional supply chain in support of the growing offshore wind industry in and around Massachusetts, USA. Working on behalf of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), Xodus and BW Research, in coordination with Greentree Consulting and the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, wi...
Monday 12 October , 2020
Apollo Offshore Engineering has hit a milestone in its renewable energy timeline, securing an award for the 100th project issued by Bombora. Project 100 is in support of Bombora’s innovative megawatt-scale wave energy conversion device, mWave. Bombora had previously developed a fixed bottom seabed solution with Apollo’s assistance, nearly 500 tonnes of structure supporting a comparable weig...
Monday 12 October , 2020
The Calgary office of Add Energy’s asset integrity and management (AIM) division has secured almost US$2.9 million worth of new business contracts within six months of launching. The team, based in Suncor Energy’s building in downtown Calgary, has announced new contracts with three oil and gas companies to deliver inventory management optimization solutions, physical data capture and verifi...
Friday 9 October , 2020
Controls technology company Proserv Controls has penned a strategic alliance with power system monitoring leader Synaptec to develop a cutting-edge integrated holistic cable monitoring system, which will reduce downtime, improve safety and lower operating costs at offshore wind farms. The partnership aims to move both companies forward in several energy markets, including offshore wind and upst...
Thursday 8 October , 2020