• Neptune Energy appoints Alexandra Thomas as MD for UK

    March 10, 2020

    Neptune Energy has announced that Alexandra Thomas has joined the company as UK managing director, based in Aberdeen. Alexandra joins Neptune from Tullow Oil, where she most recently held the position of Head of Exploration, Development and Commercial for Ghana. With 18 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector, she has held a number of senior leadership roles in the UK, Netherlands, Norway and, most recently, in Ghana where she was responsible for both new venture exploration and development. Read more…  
  • OPEX Group and Wood Mackenzie launch Operations DataHub

    March 9, 2020

    OPEX Group has joined forces with global research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie to launch a new data service for the oil and gas industry. Developed in partnership between the two companies, the Operations DataHub™ enables operators to securely pool and gain insight from operations data from multiple assets across the UKCS basin, with the aim of learning from each other and sharing best practice to make more informed decisions, reduce costs and optimise operational performance. Read more…  
  • Babcock wins major new North Sea helicopter contract

    March 9, 2020

    Babcock’s Offshore business has secured a new five-year shared contract with three oil and gas operators for helicopter transport in the northern North Sea. The contract will initially see Babcock operate over 100 helicopter flights each month from Sumburgh in Shetland, on behalf of CNR International, EnQuest and TAQA. Flights are expected to begin on 1 July 2020. Read more…  
  • Montrose Port Authority announces new COO

    March 6, 2020

    Montrose Port Authority has recently appointed Graeme Nimmo, former Ship’s Agency Manager for Seletar Shipping, as its new Chief Operating Officer. Supporting CEO Tom Hutchison, Graeme brings a wealth of experience to his role overseeing the daily operations across the 59-acre port site, which includes the arrival of over 600 vessels each year, the transfer of goods across the quayside and management of leaseholders onshore. Montrose Port has an established reputation for servicing the oil and gas industry along with general cargo, as well as recently becoming the operations and maintenance base for the Seagreen wind farm. As a Trust port, all ...
  • Welaptega, STAT-Marine partnership delivers Nigerian FPSO contract

    March 2, 2020

    Underwater inspection provider Welaptega has delivered on contracts to support two energy supermajors in West Africa, after establishing a strategic partnership with engineering and training organisation STAT-Marine Nigeria Ltd. The awards saw the Ashtead Technology-owned business inspect the mooring systems on two floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels for ExxonMobil and ENI in Nigerian waters. Welaptega undertook inspection services on ENI’s Abo FPSO, on the western edge of the Niger Delta, at water depths of 550-1,100m. It also inspected moorings on ExxonMobil’s Usan FPSO in the Gulf of Guinea at depths of up to 850m. Read more…  
  • Xodus Group reveals new global gas analysis

    February 28, 2020

    International energy consultancy Xodus Group has published new analysis on the future of gas in the context of rising global energy demand. In contrast to some future energy scenarios, Xodus believes worldwide energy consumption will continue to increase, driven by economic growth in developing countries, and that approximately half of that demand will need to be fulfilled by natural gas. Read the report here.  
  • Codex Integrity expands following successful 2019

    February 27, 2020

    Asset integrity, operational support and engineering services provider Codex Integrity has moved to larger offices in Aberdeen’s Queen’s Gardens following growing demand and contract wins in excess of £1 million. As Codex celebrates its 10-year anniversary, the company continues to provide support to UK and global oil and gas operators. Services include integrity and maintenance management frameworks, risk-based assessments, anomaly risk prioritisation, day-to-day operational integrity support, independent design reviews, and asset life extension studies for offshore facilities. Codex boasts a team of highly experienced engineers, many with over 30 years of North Sea experience and a vast breadth of knowledge of upstream ...
  • James Fisher AIS strengthens R2S advisory team

    February 27, 2020

    Digital twin solutions provider R2S will benefit from the experience of Joe Little joining its senior advisory team, supporting continued growth and new sector diversification. Joe joins James Fisher AIS as an advisor with a focus on the R2S digital twin solution.  This follows 30 years working directly with BP and other leading FTSE 100 organisations, bringing sector specialisms and experience in educating senior leaders on the likely impact of disruptive new technologies. He has led several waves of technology evangelisation such as immersive technology (virtual worlds, gamification, VR/AR, remote operations, digital twins), satellite and robotics as well as research into Industry ...
  • ASCO starts new decade with North Sea contract extension

    February 26, 2020

    Global materials and logistics manager ASCO has been awarded a five-year contract extension by CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited to support all the operator’s North Sea assets. The contract, worth in excess of £100 million, will see ASCO continue to provide a fully managed and integrated, logistics, materials management, waste and marine gas oil supply service. ASCO has supported CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited’s assets since 2006, and this new contract will enable the provision of continuous support across the asset lifecycle, with options for a further extension of six years. The service will be predominantly delivered from ASCO’s Peterhead supply base, with support ...
  • OPEX Group invests in new staff, R&D

    February 24, 2020

    A busy 2020 has seen data science company OPEX Group secure several new agreements for its X-PAS predictive analytics service and bolster its team with 10 new members of staff. Responding to increased demand for its services, the roles are spread across the business, from data analysts and data scientists, to software developers and oil and gas domain experts. OPEX has also committed to investing a further £750,000 in research and development of new technology over the next 12 months, with several new service offerings in the pipeline. Read more…