• Sword and Phusion form strategic partnership

    May 21, 2019

    Phusion IM has established a partnership with global IT solutions specialist, Sword, to deliver services enabling the energy and engineering sectors to better use data to drive safety and efficiencies. The collaboration will see the deployment of a cloud-based Master Data Model – a single data model to structure and store critical information – which can then be connected to a variety of clients’ systems. This provides more efficient and safe project operations, which ultimately support cost control and savings. This approach can be applied to both new and brownfield assets and helps ensure that information management isn’t among the activities compromised ...
  • Zennor completes drilling and testing at Finlaggan

    May 21, 2019

    Zennor Petroleum has reported the successful completion of drilling and testing operations at its Finlaggan development, where it is targeting 30 million boe of gas condensate reserves from two subsea production wells. Production wells F1 and F2 each flowed more than 12,000 boepd, and at significantly higher than flowing well head pressures. The conclusion of these offshore works represents a key step in de-risking the Finlaggan development and delivering first production in Q4 2020. Read more…  
  • DEKRA develops cultural change for international services company

    May 20, 2019

    DEKRA Organisational Reliability has published a case study on how it succeeded in developing company cultural change through leadership training at an international energy and services company. DEKRA was brought in to undertake a Culture of Care Diagnostic to develop leadership at the company’s sites and raise performance on the Culture of Care Maturity Ladder model. Through coaching support and workshops, the client went from being a poor HSE performer in the oil and gas sector to reaching the top quartile in HSE performance, with a significantly reduced lost time injury frequency (LTIF) and a 300% increase in reporting. Read more…  
  • Major players unite to form new decommissioning platform

    May 17, 2019

    Three leaders in oil and gas decommissioning have launched a new company – Fairfield Decom – which aims to combine operator knowledge with the expertise and capabilities of major offshore decommissioning contractors. Leveraging the expertise and assets of Decom Energy, Heerema Marine Contractors and AF Offshore Decom, the group will form a unique late-life operations and decommissioning operator capable of providing an all-encompassing solution for ageing offshore oil and gas assets, primarily in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The group say they are determined to be at the forefront of the drive to establish a thriving decommissioning hub in Scotland. Read more…  
  • New TechX Pioneers to accelerate low-carbon technology in oil and gas

    May 15, 2019

    The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and Deep Science Ventures (DSV) have selected two pioneering start-up companies – Eltera and Optic Earth – to join the TechX Pioneers technology accelerator programme. 2019 TechX Pioneers include ten start-ups from across the oil and gas and clean-tech industries. Eltera’s technology converts wasted heat into electricity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while Optic Earth uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence to remove human bias from the seismic imaging workflow, improving the quality of images available. The start-ups will embark on a 16-week Pioneer programme, which provides up to £100,000 in funding with no equity or pay back ...
  • Xodus adds renewables advisory team

    May 15, 2019

    International energy consultancy Xodus Group has expanded its renewables capabilities with the addition of a dedicated advisory unit. The team will support lenders, developers and the wider supply chain to identify and capitalise on renewable energy opportunities and mitigate against risk. Xodus has a wealth of advisory experience in the oil and gas sector but this is the first time it will offer a dedicated resource for renewable energy projects. Scott Hamilton has been appointed to lead the team, with a focus on due diligence, supply chain analysis and techno-economic analysis. Mr Hamilton will develop, manage and deliver a range of ...
  • Siccar Point announces Blackrock well results

    May 14, 2019

    Siccar Point Energy has completed drilling the Blackrock exploration well 204/5b-2 in the West of Shetland. The well was drilled with the Diamond Ocean GreatWhite semi-submersible on Licence P1830, 10km north of the Siccar Point-operated Cambo field. The well encountered a 34m gross package of intra-volcanic siliciclastic sediments which contained a number of thin oil-bearing sandstones, from which oil samples were obtained. Gas was also encountered in the overlying Hildasay supravolcanic Member. Siccar Point said that well results will now be incorporated with existing regional data to better define and target thicker reservoir packages. Read more…  
  • Rever Offshore fleet fully deployed in North Sea

    May 13, 2019

    Subsea services provider Rever Offshore has announced the deployment of all four of its vessels since the start of April 2019. The Rever fleet, which includes the saturation dive support vessels Rever Topaz, Rever Sapphire and Rever Polaris, along with the heavy construction support vessel Normand Clipper, was fully employed for several key clients on projects within the UK sector of the North Sea. The company said the Rever Polaris and the Normand Clipper have been working simultaneously on a large subsea decommissioning scope recovering flexible flowlines and various subsea structures, while the Rever Topaz has been working on saturation diving IRM ...
  • Hurricane close to first oil at Lancaster

    May 13, 2019

    Hurricane Energy has said the start-up phase of the Early Production System at the Lancaster field (Lancaster EPS) has now commenced. On 11 May hydrocarbons were introduced into the Aoka Mizu FPSO’s process system. During this phase, each of the two production wells will be individually tested and shut-in for data gathering purposes. The start-up phase will conclude with simultaneous flow from both wells for 72 consecutive hours, after which a further announcement of “first oil” will be made. Read more…  
  • Worley INTECSEA partners with OGTC on pseudo dry gas liquid removal technology

    May 10, 2019

    Worley’s INTECSEA consultancy has partnered with the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) to fund prototype testing of its Pseudo Dry Gas (PDG) liquid removal system. The technology has been developed to help make long distance subsea tiebacks commercially viable, and could also enable small pools development. By reducing back pressure in the pipeline, the system eliminates the need for topsides and costly compression, reducing the associated high carbon emissions. This allows for much greater tie-back distances. Read more…