• ASCO secures West Africa contract wins

    February 8, 2021

    Global integrated materials and logistics management company, ASCO, has started 2021 with the announcement of two vessel monitoring contracts in West Africa, worth in the region of US$3.5 million. Contracts include provision of ASCO’s fully managed vessel monitoring service for collision risk management, along with an entire field monitoring solution inclusive of design, procurement, installation, maintenance and monitoring. The vessel monitoring service is just one of ASCO’s dedicated global marine services, offering clients a 24/7/365 global marine control service coordinated from a dedicated marine operation centre in Aberdeen. Read more…  
  • OPEX Group consolidates data analytics partnership with Dana Petroleum

    February 5, 2021

    An Aberdeen-based provider of data analytics and predictive technology solutions has entered into a long-term collaboration with North-Sea oil and gas operator, Dana Petroleum. Having worked with OPEX Group previously, Dana has now entered into a three-year contract with two one-year options. As Dana’s data-analytics partner, OPEX Group will be applying its X-PAS analytics platform across the firm’s Triton and Western Isles FPSO assets. Combining domain expertise in data science, software development and oil and gas, the X-PAS platform helps customers to make better use of their data so they can achieve cleaner, more efficient and lower cost operations. Read more…  
  • EnQuest to acquire equity interest in the Golden Eagle development

    February 5, 2021

    Independent oil and gas production and development company EnQuest has signed an agreement with Suncor Energy UK Limited to purchase Suncor’s entire 26.69% non-operated equity interest in the Golden Eagle area, for an initial consideration of US$325 million. The area comprises the producing Golden Eagle, Peregrine and Solitaire fields, and will see the company add immediate incremental production of around 10,000 boepd, 18 million barrels to net 2P reserves and 5 million bbls to net 2C resources. A four-well infill drilling programme is currently ongoing, with two of the four wells onstream. The programme is scheduled to conclude prior to completion of ...
  • UK Government opens latest £11 million Energy Entrepreneurs Fund

    February 4, 2021

    Talented energy entrepreneurs have the chance to benefit from a share of £11 million government funding to turn their ideas into real products and services whilst eliminating carbon emissions. Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan announced the latest round of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF), which seeks to drive forward new clean technologies across all sectors of UK industry, supporting the UK to eliminate its contribution to climate change by 2050. This includes innovations that boost energy efficiency in people’s homes, reduce carbon emissions and develop green transport as well as sourcing cleaner and greener ways to generate power and heat. Budding energy entrepreneurs ...
  • ChampionX appoints its first general manager for Saudi Arabia

    February 2, 2021

    Oilfield technology group ChampionX has appointed Mohammed Al-Khalifa to the newly created role of general manager of Saudi Arabia to spearhead the region for further growth in 2021. Mr Al-Khalifa brings more than 18 years’ oil and gas experience to the business, most recently holding the title of director business development & commercial at Wood plc, as well as prior senior roles across operations, engineering and project management at national oil company Saudi Aramco. In his new position, Mr Al-Khalifa will play a central role in implementing the business’ long-term strategy and streamlining its current operations to support ongoing demand for its ...
  • Flylogix announces strategic partnership with Oil Spill Response

    February 2, 2021

    Full-service unmanned aviation company, Flylogix, has entered into a strategic partnership with Oil Spill Response Ltd, to develop enhanced response techniques using long-range unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The two-year development agreement will explore the benefits of using long-range UAS – operating beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) – for spill identification, quantification and monitoring. This comes at a time when service providers, and their customers, are increasingly looking to reduce the movement of people and their offshore-related risk exposure, a situation magnified by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In consultation with the energy sector and other key stakeholders, including maritime search and rescue organisations, the ...
  • AGR signs with dCarbonX to accelerate GeoEnergy development and decarbonisation

    February 2, 2021

    AGR has announced its well management business unit has entered into a strategic framework agreement for decarbonisation exploration with UK-based dCarbonX to support the development of GeoEnergy resources. This includes carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) and geothermal and hydrogen storage covering dCarbonX’s planned operated projects in the UK and Ireland. AGR is a leading well engineering specialist in all aspects of well construction and deconstruction with an extensive track record in the UK, Ireland and worldwide. dCarbonX is a pioneering GeoEnergy company focussed on the exploration and development of subsurface assets to enable the Energy Transition. GeoEnergy covers a wide scale ...
  • Neptune Energy commences Seagull drilling campaign

    January 28, 2021

    Neptune Energy and its joint venture partners, bp and JAPEX, have announced drilling has commenced on the Seagull project in the UK Central North Sea. The Gorilla VI (JU-248) jack-up rig, operated by Valaris, will drill four wells for the development over the course of the drilling campaign which is expected to last 18 months. Seagull is a high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) development on UK licence P1622 Block 22/29C, 17km south of the bp-operated ETAP Central Processing Facility (CPF). Proved plus probable gross reserves are estimated at 50 million boe. The development will be tied back to the ETAP CPF, partially using existing ...
  • Customs consultancy advises ‘back to basics’ approach to tackle Brexit concerns

    January 27, 2021

    North-east customs consultancy Bethan has highlighted the need for businesses to understand basic customs documentation as they adjust to the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU. In a blog, founder and Director of Oldmeldrum-based Bethan Customs Consultancy, Nicola Alexander, notes that a high proportion of businesses who deal solely with the EU have never previously needed to complete customs declarations to move their goods. As a result, there appears to be a collective gap in awareness on how to complete the documentation required needed to import and export goods in our post-Brexit economy. Bethan advises of some simple steps that can ...
  • Bilfinger Salamis opens new logistics facility in North East

    January 27, 2021

    Integrated maintenance, modifications and services contractor Bilfinger Salamis UK has opened a new 27,000 sq. ft. operations and logistics site in Aberdeen, marking a long-term commitment to the region and UK energy market. Located in one of the most accessible low carbon business communities in Scotland, Bilfinger at The Core will operate as the company’s northern hub for all equipment, plant and materials logistics to service onshore and offshore sites throughout the UK. The new facility, which will have office space for 70 employees when COVID-19 restrictions ease, will house the company’s technology and digitalisation hub, conferencing facilities and dedicated practical ...