• 3t-China installs next-generation simulators for CNOOC

    April 6, 2021

    China’s leading centre for well control training, CNOOC Well Control Centre (CWCC), is investing £1.1 million in state-of-the-art simulator technology to support the oil and gas industry across the region. CWCC has developed new classrooms and installed several MultiSIMs, DrillSIM:5s and DrillSIM:Educators at its training centre in Tianjin, delivered by 3t-China and advanced simulator developer, Drilling Systems. The new facilities complement CWCC’s existing centre, which currently teaches more than 2,400 students annually, and will be used to train and assess oil and gas personnel in all elements of well control and drilling to internationally-approved IADC and IWCF standards. 3t-China and Drilling Systems, ...
  • Mintra and ITB Competence Assurance agree partnership

    April 6, 2021

    A partnership agreement aimed at helping high-risk industries create safe and competent workforces has been signed between digital learning specialists Mintra and competence framework experts ITB Competence Assurance Ltd. The move brings together Mintra’s market-leading learning and competence management system, Trainingportal, with ITB’s expertise in creating competence management system frameworks, policies and procedures. Both companies have a strong track record in responding to the needs of highly regulated industries, where technical competence is critical to the safety of people, assets and the environment. The memorandum of understanding will allow ITB and Mintra to combine their knowledge and services to provide a holistic, ...
  • Deltic, Shell make investment decision for Pensacola

    March 29, 2021

    Deltic Energy has confirmed that it and joint venture partner Shell U.K. Limited have made a positive well investment decision to drill the high-impact Pensacola Prospect on Licence P2252 in the UK Southern North Sea. Shell and Deltic have subsequently confirmed to the Oil and Gas Authority that the contingent well commitment is now firm. The drilling of this key well on Pensacola has the potential to be transformational for Deltic and is a vital step in evaluating the highly prospective Zechstein reef play, which in turn has the potential to revitalise exploration in the Southern North Sea. Shell expects the well ...
  • 3t Energy Group wins training contract with Chrysaor

    March 25, 2021

    3t Energy Group has secured a contract with the UK’s largest oil and gas operating company, Chrysaor, to manage the training of its entire UK workforce using the latest innovative digital learning technologies. The contract will run for an initial three years with an option to extend for a further two. It will provide a complete workforce management solution for Chrysaor’s 1,500 onshore and offshore personnel by leveraging the capabilities of the 3t Energy Group, including 3t Transform and AIS Training. As well as traditional training in safety critical areas such as offshore survival, emergency response and crisis management, the contract will ...
  • Bristow becomes first UK helicopter operator to achieve major international safety standard

    March 24, 2021

    Bristow Group is the first helicopter operator in the UK to achieve a new mandatory international aviation safety standard designed to ensure the airworthiness of its aircraft, underscoring the company’s commitment to safety and industry leadership. Bristow was notified it officially achieved the certification – Continued Airworthiness Management Organisation certification (known as Part CAMO) – on March 22, 2021, well ahead of the required compliance date of August 2021, determined by the Civil Aviation Authority, following European Aviation Safety Agency guidelines. While the use of a management system has been mandatory for operators for several years, Part CAMO includes a comprehensive requirement ...
  • ASCO wins INEOS Oil & Gas contract in Norway 

    March 24, 2021

    ASCO Norge has been awarded the contract as the preferred base supplier for INEOS Oil & Gas Norway’s first drilling operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. ASCO will be responsible for the delivery of base services for INEOS’ drilling operation of the Fat Canyon out of Kristiansund, where work is expected to begin in July. The scope for the project includes complete logistics and supply base services, including loading/unloading of vessels, transport and customs clearance, storage, waste management, CCU services and management of equipment. Read more…  
  • Neptune awards Borr Drilling contract for Dutch, UK campaigns

    March 24, 2021

    Neptune Energy has awarded a $21.4 million contract to Borr Drilling, consolidating development, exploration and well decommissioning activities in the Dutch and UK sectors of the North Sea, and reducing costs and operational emissions. The activities will be carried out by Borr Drilling’s new Prospector 1 jack-up rig which is equipped with technologies that reduce carbon and nitrogen emissions from its operations by up to 95%. The approach complements Neptune Energy’s commitment to working with supply chain partners to maximise efficiency and reduce operational emissions across its growing portfolio of assets and development projects. Read more…  
  • TÜV SÜD NEL launches UK’s first domestic hydrogen meter calibration facility

    March 23, 2021

    TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has launched the UK’s first traceable hydrogen flow calibration facility for domestic gas meters. The new facility will help meter manufacturers determine if existing meter stock, and new technologies under development, are correctly measuring hydrogen flow rates. This is a crucial step to ensure that hydrogen gas meters deployed onto the market in the future will deliver accurate measurements for customer billing and taxation purposes. Funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through the National Measurement System mechanism, the new facility will initially support ongoing hydrogen feasibility and metrology research, including the European ...
  • Altera Infrastructure contract bolsters Bilfinger’s growth strategy

    March 23, 2021

    Operations, maintenance and asset integrity contractor Bilfinger Salamis UK has secured a three-year global support contract to provide offshore execution services, including inspection and enactment services, to Altera Infrastructure Production. The multi-million-pound contract award comes on the back of a successful period of growth for Bilfinger’s inspection department, with the company on track to double its inspection revenue by 2023. The new agreement sees Bilfinger extend its existing service delivery with Altera, providing a range of conventional and advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) services on assets operated by Altera in the UK. Bilfinger has extensive experience with Altera Infrastructure, having worked with the ...
  • AGR’s iQx software to assist CODA’s well decommissioning cost target

    March 23, 2021

    Following the recent establishment of the Centre of Decommissioning Australia (CODA), energy consultancy AGR is expanding its Well Management support to client decommissioning projects as a response to increased activity within the field. CODA reports that there is over $50 billion of decommissioning work in Australia over the next 50 years, over half of which will commence within the next ten years. AGR, which has been heavily involved in the inception of the initiative launched by National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), said it will combine its vast international and regional well decommissioning experience with its own propriety iQx software to reduce ...