• Attollo Offshore launch video series ‘Attollo Conversations’

    February 18, 2019

    Attollo Offshore specialise in managing offshore marine assets with the goal of advancing the use of rig-less well intervention and P&A techniques. The company has created an ‘Insight’ series consisting of interactive, multimedia content shared on their digital platforms. In the video interview series ‘Attollo Conversations’, created for ‘Insight’, Attollo brings experts together to give their opinions on key industry issues of technology and innovation within the offshore energy industry. The videos are available to view on Attollo Offshore’s YouTube channel. Read more…
  • Emerson issues improved asset management software

    February 14, 2019

    Emerson has released a new version of its AMS Device Manager, aimed at improving plant reliability with better organised data for more informed and proactive management of field devices. Part of the Plantweb system, new embedded tools allow project and operations teams to customise plant device hierarchies, project tracking and device alerts. The latest release also introduces system-wide automated locking of devices to protect against unauthorised changes. Read more…  
  • Petrofac secures UK well services agreement

    February 12, 2019

    Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) unit has been awarded a contract from independent E&P company, Siccar Point Energy. The three-year agreement, which includes options to extend, is estimated to be worth up to US$95 million over the term. The contract includes provision of well operator and well engineering project management services for Siccar Point’s operated assets west of Shetland. Petrofac will be responsible for all new well work and the ongoing integrity management of existing well stock. In doing so, the company will also deploy its unique well project management software – WellAtlas – to ensure efficient and assured project ...
  • ROVOP appoints new Head of Technology to enhance digital agility

    February 11, 2019

    Subsea ROV services provider ROVOP has appointed Lee Wilson to the newly created role of head of technology. Lee will establish a detailed vision for the company, leading technology development, as well as overseeing all business and IT applications with the aim of supporting organisational growth. A key priority, ROVOP says, will be promoting synergies between business infrastructure and operational technology. This includes, for example, enabling the use of operational data and advanced analytics to support business decisions via an integrated management system. Read more…  
  • Cluff Natural Resources agrees farm-out deal with Shell

    February 8, 2019

    Cluff Natural Resources has entered into a binding, conditional farm-out agreement and a three-month exclusive option with Shell U.K. for the Cluff’s southern North Sea Licences P2252 and P2437, respectively. Under the terms of the farm out agreement, Shell will acquire a 70% working interest in P2252, and be appointed as the licence operator, in return for paying 100% of the costs of an agreed forward work programme. Cluff will retain a 30% non-operated interest. Shell will also have the option to acquire a 50% working interest in P2437 by the end of April 2019. Read more…  
  • Crondall Energy launches internal pipeline coatings study

    February 7, 2019

    Floating production and subsea specialist Crondall Energy is commencing a study to examine internal pipeline coatings, with the aim of increasing understanding of potential flow assurance benefits. Led by Crondall’s flow assurance team in Aberdeen, the study will be conducted in partnership with Heriot-Watt University, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC). Computational models will be developed to explore polymeric coating behaviour, followed an experimental phase that will focus on correlating wax deposition behaviour with coating surface parameters and flow characteristics under operating conditions. The final stage of the project will establish potential ...
  • ECITB celebrates project management mentors

    February 6, 2019

    The successes and achievements of a group of mentors and their mentees have been celebrated at an awards ceremony in Aberdeen. 18 project managers from a range of companies successfully completed the Oil and Gas Industry Project Management Mentoring Programme, co-ordinated by the ECITB and the Offshore Project Management Steering Group (OPMSG). Now in its fourth year, the six-month scheme allows qualified and experienced project practitioners to ‘mentor-forward’, imparting wisdom and providing guidance to less experienced project professionals with the aim of accelerating their performance and careers. To date, almost 50 participants have benefited, many of whom are working towards chartered ...
  • Xodus creates new innovation-focused role

    February 4, 2019

    Energy consultancy Xodus Group has created a new group-wide role as part of a fresh drive for innovation and technology. Caragh McWhirr, who has worked for the company since it was established in 2005, has taken on the position of Innovation Manager where she will be responsible for leading innovation strategy. Based in the group’s Aberdeen headquarters, Caragh will be looking at how Xodus can evolve its business into one that can supply different sectors or markets, including the addition of new software, products and other technology initiatives. Caragh previously worked in field development as a process development engineer and throughout ...
  • Dräger Marine & Offshore supports energy safety professionals

    February 1, 2019

    Dräger Marine & Offshore has become the first official sponsor of the Offshore Safety Professionals Register (OSPR) – an organisation established to recognise and create opportunities for those working in HSE across the offshore industry and simplify the process for energy employers searching for competent professionals. Dräger provides technology, innovation and training in personal protection and specialist monitoring, such as gas area detectors. OSPR members are also eligible for discounts on participation in Dräger’s training courses, including face fit testing, OPITO-approved H2S and confined space. Read more…  
  • ICR Integrity adds key appointments

    January 31, 2019

    ICR Integrity (ICR), an integrated maintenance and integrity solutions specialist for the oil and gas, power, chemical and nuclear industries, has appointed a new chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO) to support international growth. Richard Wilson joins ICR in a newly-created role as COO, harnessing 30 years of operational and commercial experience in oil and gas – specifically from his time leading a major service contractor and oil company. In addition, Alan McQuade has joined as CFO. A Chartered Accountant with over 12 years’ experience, he was previously CFO of two of Acteon Group’s operating companies. Read more…