• Deltic Energy issues update on Pensacola Prospect

    November 5, 2020

    Deltic Energy has issued an update on activity relating to Licence P2252, which contains the Pensacola Prospect. The company reports that Shell, in its capacity as operator of the Licence, has reiterated to Deltic and the UK Oil and Gas Authority, its plan to drill the high-impact, play opening Pensacola Prospect on Licence P2252 and that it remains scheduled to be drilled in Q4 2021. A significant amount of technical work has been and continues to be undertaken by the Shell/Deltic joint venture. Following the 3D seismic which was shot over the licence last year, the JV has confirmed that the ...
  • IOG awards Phase 1 rig contract to Noble

    November 3, 2020

    Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has awarded the rig contract for its Core Project Phase 1 to a subsidiary of Noble Corporation. This follows a competitive selection process by IOG’s drilling and contracting teams, assisted by well management contractor Petrofac, involving extensive technical and commercial evaluation across several drilling contractors. Noble’s Hans Deul jack-up rig has been selected to drill the five Phase 1 production wells, one each of which are planned at the Blythe and Elgood fields and three at the Southwark field. The fields all lie in 20-30 metre water depth in the UK southern North Sea. The Hans ...
  • Well-Safe Solutions secures major investment

    November 2, 2020

    Following the recent acquisition of its second asset, Well-Safe Solutions has secured a significant £26 million investment to fund the next phase of its growth plan. The further investment into the decommissioning company was led by MW&L Capital Partners, following the group’s initial investment of £66 million in Well-Safe in October 2019. Well-Safe CEO, Phil Milton, added that the continued support of MW&L and existing shareholders, including the direct investment clients of Stonehage Fleming, would enable the company to bring the Well-Safe Guardian and Well-Safe Protector into operation in the spring of 2021. The company also aims to add further assets to ...
  • Wood extends training contract with 3t Energy Group

    November 2, 2020

    Global engineering and consultancy group Wood has renewed its training management service (TMS) contract with 3t Energy Group for a further three years, until 2023. 3t Energy Group, which includes AIS Training, Survivex, Drilling Systems, and Transform, has been contracted to deliver support for Wood’s onshore and site-based training and competency requirements in the UK since 2017. In that time, 3t has focused on digitising and streamlining to drive efficiency, as well as delivering thousands of world-class, industry-accredited technical and safety-critical skills courses and assessments. As part of the extended contract, AIS Training and Survivex will continue to deliver training courses with ...
  • 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 ...