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Aberdeen-based offshore training provider, Survivex, has started work on a contract with BP to develop and deliver a bespoke four-week training programme for the operational personnel on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development project. The contract will see Survivex, part of the 3T Energy Group, train BP personnel in safety-critical operating procedures and processes for its floating production ...
Thursday 14 January , 2021
As of 1 January 2021, HMRC is allowing businesses to defer entry of their Customs declarations on goods imported or exported for up to six months. In essence this will maintain the security of the supply chain during what promises to be a period of upheaval for businesses which trade with EU partners. When considering this, the most important consideration is whether the deferring of the declar...
Thursday 14 January , 2021
<img class="alignleft wp-image-39919 " src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Deirdre-Michie-Bio-Photo.jpg" alt="" width="524" height="349" />OGUK chief executive Deirdre Michie OBE has today appeared before the House of Commons Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee to give evidence on the Energy White Paper (EWP), published in December. The recently...
Tuesday 12 January , 2021
The UK offshore oil and gas industry has welcomed the deal outcome between the EU and the UK as the EU (Future Relationship) bill is voted on in parliament today. The leading representative body for the sector said that as the detail of the agreement is worked through, it is important that any friction and red tape is kept to a minimum whist ensuring it also reinforces the opportunity to pursue an...
Wednesday 30 December , 2020
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Wednesday 23 December , 2020
The UK is set to lead the way in demonstrating how oil and gas producing countries can successfully and fairly transition towards a net zero future, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie OBE has said in a message to members today. In an end of year message to over 400 member organisations based across  the UK, Deirdre Michie said the stage is now set for 2021 to bring about truly transformationa...
Wednesday 23 December , 2020
The leading representative body for the UK oil and gas industry, OGUK, has appointed three major business leaders to its board as the sector sharpens its focus on the industry’s recovery and meeting net zero targets as it looks ahead to the new year. Jose Luis Muñoz is CEO of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited. José Luis joined Repsol in 2005 as part of the Strategy and Corporate Developm...
Tuesday 22 December , 2020
The leading UK oil and gas industry body OGUK has today welcomed the Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Policy Statement, which recognises that the critical role the country’s oil and gas industry has to play in realising a hydrogen economy. Commenting, OGUK Sustainability Director Mike Tholen said: “The Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Policy Statement released today recognises the critic...
Monday 21 December , 2020
The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry has today (Wednesday 14 December) responded to the Scottish Government’s updated Climate Change Plan, which recognises the value the oil and gas industry can make in stepping up the transition to net-zero. Commenting on the updated Climate Change Plan, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie OBE said: “The Scottish Gove...
Wednesday 16 December , 2020
A new collaboration that brings two major operators together with a leading energy e-learning firm is aiming to raise standards and improve training levels across the UK and wider North Sea oil and gas sector. The joint venture between Spirit Energy, Neptune Energy, and Norwell EDGE will deliver a digital well integrity training programme based around OGUK well lifecycle guidelines and Norwell ...
Wednesday 16 December , 2020
Energy consultancy Xodus Group has expanded its emissions team to support clients and the wider energy industry in achieving its Net Zero goals. Xodus has added experienced atmospherics expert Natasha Howlett to lead an in-house emissions management division, which will support clients’ emissions reduction initiatives around the world. This new offering will build on Xodus’ existing service...
Tuesday 15 December , 2020
The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry has today (Monday 14 December) responded to the UK Government’s Energy White Paper, in which the government reaffirms the value of the sector both now and in the future, and the need for the North Sea Transition Deal. Commenting on the paper, OGUK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie OBE said: “We welcome the publication ...
Monday 14 December , 2020
The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry has today (Saturday 12 December) commented on the Prime Minister’s announcement that the UK will end direct government support for the oil and gas projects overseas. Commenting on the announcement,  OGUK’s chief executive Deirdre Michie said: “The UK is taking a global leading role in how to tackle emissions at h...
Saturday 12 December , 2020
<img class="wp-image-47160 alignleft" src="https://oilandgasuk.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Winners-1920x1080-1.jpg" alt="" width="396" height="223" />The winners of OGUK’s Awards 2020 were honoured in virtual style this evening as industry came together to watch the ceremony digitally for the first time ever. The night was the highlight of industry’s cultural calendar, with hundreds at...
Thursday 10 December , 2020
Global completions service company Tendeka has appointed a new product line manager to drive its production enhancement offering around the world. Dr Li Jiang will be responsible for bringing new products to market to bolster Tendeka’s Production Enhancement portfolio, generating revenue through fluid technologies that complement the company’s existing tools portfolio. He will also provide ...
Thursday 10 December , 2020
Controls technology company Proserv Controls has penned an innovative strategic alliance with Intelligent Plant, an award-winning software engineering firm. The aim of the tie-up is to combine the two firms’ respective expertise in control systems and data analysis to provide operators with digital solutions tailored to their needs. This would lead to improved visibility of system information...
Wednesday 9 December , 2020
  A major independent report which sets out detailed routes for meeting the country’s climate targets has recognised the positive contribution the UK’s changing oil and gas industry can make in the energy transition. The Sixth Carbon Budget published by the Committee on Climate Change today (Wednesday 9 December) outlines an ambitious and challenging programme of change for all indu...
Wednesday 9 December , 2020
The leading UK oil and gas industry body OGUK has today reinforced the significance of securing a sector deal, in light of new emission targets announced by the Prime Minister today. The government’s plan commits to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions by at least 68% by 2030, based on 1990 levels. These ambitious new targets will see the UK commit to reducing emissions at a rate faster than ...
Monday 7 December , 2020
Industry body OGUK is urging the oil and gas workforce to rally behind its first ever survey on diversity and inclusion (D&I) with just three weeks to go until submissions close. With a growing focus being placed on the integration of the energy industry, attracting and retaining a diverse range of talent, as well as ensuring inclusive and collaborative ways of working, greater D&I is v...
Monday 7 December , 2020
Smart infrastructure solutions company Costain is one of the first to achieve the BSI Kitemark for innovation. Costain worked in partnership with BSI, the business improvement company, to help design and pilot the new global certification scheme for innovation. Designed to help organisations improve their innovation management performance and demonstrate the value and impact to internal stakeho...
Friday 4 December , 2020