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  • Nexen sanctions Buzzard Phase II

    August 7, 2018

    Nexen has announced that the Buzzard Phase II (BPII) project has received full sanction from project partners Suncor Energy UK, Chrysaor, Dyas EOG and Oranje-Nassau Energie Resources, and that the Field Development Plan has been approved by the UK Oil and Gas Authority. The selected concept is a subsea development of the Buzzard northern area, around 5 km north east of Buzzard and consisting of a 12-slot manifold (8 production slots and 4 water injection). The development will be tied back to the existing Buzzard complex with a pipeline bundle assembly incorporating pipelines, manifolds, subsea controls and chemical injection. Read more…
  • Subsea 7 awarded Buzzard contract

    August 6, 2018

    Subsea 7 has been awarded a sizeable contract by Nexen, as part of the Buzzard Phase 2 Project. The contract scope includes project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of a 5km Pipeline Bundle along with associated well and platform tie-ins, and provision of a heavy lift vessel for transport and installation of a new topside module. Read more…
  • Crondall leads study into new production buoy design

    August 3, 2018

    Crondall Energy is leading a multi-partner study into a new reusable production buoy concept which could help extend North Sea production by unlocking smaller oil and gas reservoirs. The study will be led and managed by Crondall’s subsidiary, Buoyant Production Technologies Ltd, with funding from Crondall, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and other industry sponsors including Premier Oil, Total E&P UK, Lloyds Register, Siemens, Wärtsilä, Ampelmann and BW Offshore. The project will explore the feasibility of a floating Normally Unattended Installation (NUI) as a stand-alone oil production facility for marginal fields in a North Sea environment, as part of the ...
  • Hunting progresses Organic Oil Recovery technology with operators

    August 2, 2018

    Hunting is now progressing Organic Oil Recovery (OOR) technology within the UKCS, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. This follows a collaboration agreement signed between Hunting and US-based enhanced oil recovery (EOR) company, Titan Oil Recovery, earlier in 2018. Hunting describes the OOR process as a unique form of microbial EOR which can optimise reservoir performance and recovery rates. The process involves stimulating the growth of native microbes within producing reservoirs allowing for oil to move more freely. Read more…
  • Xodus Group wins Silver Corporate Partner Award

    July 27, 2018

    Xodus Group has been awarded the Silver Corporate Partner Award by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) in recognition of its commitment to supporting engineers’ professional development and promoting engineering to school pupils through outreach activities. Read more…
  • DEKRA Organisational Reliability celebrates a strong year of growth

    July 25, 2018

    DEKRA Organisational Reliability, has reported a strong year of growth thanks to a string of significant contract wins, worth in excess of £3million. Read more… 
  • Xodus Group appoints new advanced engineering lead

    July 19, 2018

    Xodus Group has appointed Dr Tao Zhao as its new advanced engineering lead. Dr Zhao has more than 15 years’ experience in subsea pipeline and riser design and analysis and joins the group from Heerema Marine Contractors. Read more…
  • BP’s ETAP hub celebrates 20 years of production

    July 18, 2018

    The Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) North Sea development, hailed as the “poster child” for its MER UK strategy, celebrates 20 years of production today and is expected to operate into the mid-late 2030s. Read more…
  • Oil & Gas Innovation Centre signs its 75th project

    July 16, 2018

    In supporting this latest project the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGIC) takes its investment total up to £3.8 million, in the last four years. Read more…  
  • OPITO launches project to develop a new UK oil and gas skills strategy

    July 16, 2018

    OPITO’s project to develop a new UK oil and gas skills strategy has been launched following the positive reaction to its UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review. Robert Gordon University’s Oil and Gas Institute will support the development of the strategy over the next six months. Read more…