• BP announces first oil from Kinnoull Field in central North Sea

    December 30, 2014

    BP, on behalf of the Kinnoull field co-venturers, is pleased to announce the start of production from the Kinnoull field in the central North Sea. Kinnoull is BP’s seventh and final major upstream project start-up in 2014. The Kinnoull reservoir, developed as part of a wider rejuvenation of the Andrew field area, is tied back to BP’s Andrew platform, 230 kilometres east of Aberdeen, and is expected to enable production there to be extended by a further decade. In order to access the reservoir, a new subsea system has been installed, together with a 700 tonne topside processing module on the Andrew ...
  • Robert Gordon University student to create trophy for upcoming Offshore Achievement Awards

    December 22, 2014

    Alexandra Pate, a Robert Gordon University student, has won a competition to design the trophy for this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards, taking place in March. The brief was to design a trophy which encompassed the key themes of the Offshore Achievement Awards – innovation, creativity and out of the box thinking. The panel of judges were impressed by Alexandra’s award design, which was inspired by the underground pattern of deviated wells and will be made from a combination of stainless steel and granite. The prototype will now be developed into a final product, which will be presented to winners at the black ...
  • Statoil awards Mariner drilling and well services contract to Schlumberger Oilfield UK

    December 19, 2014

    Statoil has, on behalf of the Mariner co-venturers, awarded the contract for integrated drilling and well services on the Mariner field on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) to Schlumberger Oilfield UK Plc. From its Aberdeen base, Schlumberger will deliver all the main drilling and well services for Mariner, including drilling, completion, electrical submersible pumps (ESPs), cement and fluids. A total of 22 drilling and well services are included in the scope, including a logistics support responsibility that goes beyond the normal scope for similar Statoil contracts. The contract will commence in January 2015 and has a duration of four years, plus options for ...
  • Exceed announces strong growth in Aberdeen and globally

    December 17, 2014

    Well management and performance improvement specialist Exceed has announced significant growth in 2014, reaching its target turnover of £15 million. In addition, the expansion of its Aberdeen team adds ten new business support positions to the head office, including the appointment of a global business development manager. Founded in 2005, the Aberdeen-based company now employs a team of 75 with an international presence in Canada, Ghana, Kenya, Myanmar and Malaysia. Read more… Wednesday 17 December 2014
  • Petrotechnics and Fergus Ewing MSP discuss development of UK Continental Shelf

    December 16, 2014

    Petrotechnics, the leading provider of enterprise operations excellence management solutions, was delighted to receive Fergus Ewing MSP and senior members of the Scottish Government’s oil and gas unit at the company’s Aberdeen headquarters. With a portfolio including energy and enterprise, Mr Ewing has a keen focus on fostering innovation within the North Sea oil and gas industry and met with Petrotechnics’ CEO Phil Murray to discuss how the challenges faced by operators on the UK Continental Shelf can be addressed. Read more… Tuesday 16 December 2014
  • Chevron North Sea Limited awards Captain enhanced oil recovery project contracts to United Kingdom suppliers

    December 16, 2014

    Chevron North Sea Limited has announced that it has awarded Front End Engineering and Design contracts for its Captain enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project to two UK suppliers. The Captain EOR project contract awards have been made to: Wood Group Kenny Caledonia Limited for the subsea engineering of the trees, wellheads, controls and the polymer injection flowlines to the subsea injection wells. The workscope will be carried out in Aberdeen. An Amec Foster Wheeler company for the facilities engineering of the proposed bridge-linked platform (BLP), which will be used to store, mix and pump polymer. This company will also be responsible for ...
  • Amec Foster Wheeler acquires Scopus

    December 15, 2014

    Amec Foster Wheeler announced that it has acquired Scopus Group (Holdings) Limited (Scopus), a market-leading laser scanning, dimensional control and lean engineering company whose precise survey data is used to engineer piping and structural solutions for the global oil and gas industry. Headquartered in Aberdeen, with bases in international oil and gas hubs, Scopus employs about 200 employees who provide specialist engineering services to the global oil and gas, petrochemical and nuclear industries. Scopus will continue to offer independent services to its customers while building on Amec Foster Wheeler’s presence in 50 countries and extensive customer base. Read more… Monday 15 December ...
  • Aker Solutions wins hook-up and commissioning contract for Mariner development

    December 15, 2014

    Aker Solutions secured a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering to provide engineering, construction and commissioning services for the hook-up phase of the Mariner oilfield development in the UK North Sea. The agreement is worth more than £120 million. It comes in addition to a five-year maintenance and modifications services contract awarded in June by Statoil for the Mariner field, which is set to start production in 2017. Read more… Monday 15 December 2014
  • David Odling joins Brevia Consulting

    December 12, 2014

    David Odling, the former energy policy lead at Oil & Gas UK, has been appointed as a member of the Brevia Energy Advisory Board. Brevia Energy, a dedicated division of Brevia Consulting, has a longstanding reputation for expertise and experience in the UK energy sector. The division advises energy businesses of all sizes from innovative start-ups to global corporations. In his new role, Odling will assist Brevia in developing its presence in the oil and gas market, providing policy insight and assisting with business development. Read more…  Friday 12 December 2014
  • Wood Group secures major BP contract

    December 11, 2014

    Wood Group has been awarded a five year contract with an estimated value of $750million from BP. Under the contract Wood Group PSN (WGPSN), will deliver engineering, procurement and construction services to six UK continental shelf (UKCS) offshore upstream assets and the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) onshore midstream facilities in Grangemouth. Effective January 2015, the contract will create 150 new jobs and secure more than 700 existing positions. This is WGPSN’s largest contract award in 2014 and includes an option for two, one-year extensions. Read more… Thursday 11 December 2014