• Drive for renewables sees AREG membership grow

    October 22, 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 representative body for the UK’s oil and gas industry, Aker Solutions, a global provider of products and services to the energy industry, Ryse Hydrogen, the creators of the UK’s first network of green hydrogen production plants, and OPITO, the energy ...
  • Archer wins two-year contract extension in the UK North Sea

    October 22, 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 intervention support activities including where required the provision of Well Services and rental equipment. Archer’s engineering team has also been contracted to conduct a rig reactivation and provide brownfield engineering and operation preparational support to the other six assets. Read more…  
  • October 21, 2020

    Costain supports hydrogen feasibility project 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 distribution networks, working collaboratively to develop an innovative hydrogen solution that could be an answer to decarbonised energy for heat, transport, industry and power generation, helping the UK meets its target to be net zero carbon by 2050. The study is funded under the Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) ...
  • Petrofac first to secure OPITO renewables standard approval

    October 14, 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 industry. Petrofac has been delivering emergency management courses to the renewables industry since 2009 and was approached by OPITO to consult with it on the development of the new standards. The course, which is held at Petrofac’s Aberdeen and Montrose training facilities, is open to ...
  • Neptune Energy adopts Halliburton cloud applications for drilling and wells

    October 13, 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 more than US$20 million. The program aims to reduce the duration for planning wells from weeks to days, automate engineering calculations and consolidate data currently held across multiple global locations into one. Moving to a cloud-based solution will enable Neptune to incorporate artificial intelligence, machine learning and ...
  • Xodus supports Massachusetts offshore wind consultation

    October 12, 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, will deliver a comprehensive offshore wind supply chain assessment and gap analysis. This will be based on the requirements of both developers and tier one companies, and the capabilities, qualifications and interest of Massachusetts companies and neighbouring states. With many offshore wind facilities currently manufactured ...
  • Apollo celebrates centenary green project

    October 12, 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 weight of equipment. The next phase concerns a substantial floating platform structure. True to the philosophy of sharing learning, Apollo has drawn on experience of other sectors to perform a full concept design study and cost feasibility evaluation. Apollo’s Energy Transition team is currently involved in ...
  • Add Energy’s Canadian office secures business wins

    October 9, 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 verification services and maintenance improvement plans. A key team of maintenance experts from Aberdeen and Houston have been on secondment to Calgary since the new office opened in March 2020 to share industry experience and support with new projects. It is expected that a further ...
  • Proserv and Synaptec sign strategic alliance agreement

    October 8, 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 upstream oil and gas, via the co-development of multiple innovative products and services. The two firms will work to integrate their mutual technologies to generate condition monitoring solutions which will take preventative failure warnings to another level of sophistication, enabling timely intervention by operators, and preventing ...
  • Fraser Well Management secures new well operatorship contract

    October 8, 2020

    UK-based independent Bridge Petroleum has appointed well engineering and project management specialist Fraser Well Management (FWM) to operate the suspended appraisal well in the Galapagos field in the northern North Sea. FWM launched its new turnkey well operatorship division earlier this year, providing end-to-end well operator support for the entire lifecycle of oil and gas wells. The Bridge contract marks a significant expansion for the new division, coming in the wake of the successful transfer of operatorship of NEO Energy’s Babbage and Victoria wells earlier in 2020. Bridge’s Galapagos well, whose operatorship was awarded to FWM, is a suspended standalone subsea appraisal ...