• DEKRA merges UK Process Safety and Organisational Reliability businesses

    October 2, 2020

    DEKRA has announced the merger of its UK process safety consulting, testing, and advisory firm Chilworth Technology Ltd (trading as DEKRA Process Safety) with its UK behavioural change consultancy DEKRA Organisational Reliability, to form DEKRA Organisational and Process Safety (DO&PS) from 1 October 2020. The new organisation is now a one-stop shop for high hazard process industries – from oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceutical, to food, construction, and beyond – offering practical solutions in behavioural safety, process safety and human reliability. As part of DEKRA’s continued commitment to ensuring global safety, the creation of DEKRA Organisational and Process Safety signals a ...
  • Drilling Systems COO appointed as IWCF UK Branch Chair

    September 30, 2020

    Drilling Systems’ Clive Battisby has been announced as the new UK Branch Chair of the International Well Control Forum (IWCF). Clive previously held the position of Vice Chair from 2017 and has worked to serve the interests of the global oilfield community. After an election process amongst the UK Branch members, he was elected to serve as Chair for the next three years. Clive Battisby, who is chief operating officer at Drilling Systems, said: “I am honoured to have been elected as the new UK Chair of the International Well Control Forum. The Forum is instrumental in setting and controlling the ...
  • Salus Technical joins OGUK membership

    September 30, 2020

    Process safety consultancy firm, Salus Technical, is pleased to announce its membership of Oil & Gas UK (OGUK). Westhill-based Salus Technical works with customers to help them understand and manage the risks of major accidents within their operations and continually improve the safety of the industry. The company offers three complementary services: process safety engineering support; a range of tailored and on-demand training courses; and Bowtie Master – an exclusive online software package which allows customers to visualise their risks and communicate them with their team. Following a successful career working in-house and on a consultancy basis for North Sea operators and ...
  • Archer secures a four-year contract extension with Apache

    September 25, 2020

    Oil service company Archer has secured a four-year contract extension with Apache Corporation for the provision of platform drilling operations and maintenance services on Beryl Alpha and Bravo, Forties Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta in the UK North Sea. Based on current and expected future activity, including additional services through its engineering, rentals and oiltools divisions, the extension has an estimated value of up to US$100 million. There are currently about 95 Archer personnel employed in the UK supporting the Apache contract onshore and offshore. The award is a direct continuation of current scope of work on the Forties and Beryl fields ...
  • Mintra announces NOK 1.3 billion listing on Oslo Stock Exchange

    September 25, 2020

    Aberdeen and Norway-based Mintra has announced its listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange, at a price of NOK 1.3 billion. Mintra provides workforce management systems and online training courses for safety critical industries worldwide. It has seen a surge in demand for virtual and online delivery of courses and training management support during global lockdowns, making this the optimal time for the organisation to be listed. The company aims to be the leading provider of human capital management services to customers with rotating workforces in compliance-driven industries. Its vision is to offer a single-source solution for companies to identify training needs, choose ...
  • Strathclyde backs NSRI commercialisation tool

    September 24, 2020

    The University of Strathclyde has endorsed a methodology developed by NSRI (National Subsea Research Institute) to accelerate the commercialisation of technology in support of the green recovery. NSRI, which works with underwater technology companies and academia to collaborate on bringing forward new technology, has developed a way of measuring the commercial viability of a technical innovation to help fast-track its route to market. The tool, called CHASMAI, provides a clear indication of the potential commercial viability of early stage technology in the subsea industry that enables both innovators and investors. By measuring the viability of a technical concept through analysis of various ...
  • Neptune Energy commences subsea construction on Seagull project

    September 23, 2020

    Neptune Energy and its joint venture partners BP and JAPEX have announced the beginning of the subsea construction phase of the Seagull tie-back project. TechnipFMC, working under the Neptune Energy Alliance Agreement, has deployed the Apache II pipelay vessel to start the pipe-in-pipe installation, laying approximately 5km of pipe connecting the Egret manifold to the Seagull development. Seagull is a high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) development located in the Central North Sea 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 ...
  • Petrofac invests in second freefall lifeboat

    September 22, 2020

    Industry training provider Petrofac has taken delivery of its second freefall lifeboat, investing £200,000 in the new model to meet increased demand for its accredited marine training courses. Petrofac is the only company in the UK with a freefall boat for oil and gas industry training, and earlier this year launched its current freefall for the 3,000th time in five years. Designed and manufactured by Dutch company Verhoef, the freefall lifeboat is located at Petrofac’s Marine Training Centre in Aberdeen. The world-class training facility, which has direct access to Aberdeen harbour, provides delegates with a safe and ‘real life’ training environment, with ...
  • Xodus Group advises Dutch government on CCUS project

    September 18, 2020

    Energy consultancy Xodus Group has delivered a review into tariffs for a landmark Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) project in the Netherlands. The review for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy analysed proposed fees for the transport and storage requirements of the Porthos project – a joint venture between the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Gasunie and EBN – which seeks to transport CO2 from industry in the Port of Rotterdam to empty gas fields beneath the North Sea. The study involved a top-down benchmarking analysis, where the project was compared to other planned CCUS developments globally with a ...
  • Neptune extends CHC Helicopters contract

    September 17, 2020

    Neptune Energy has extended its contract with CHC Helicopters, covering the Dutch sector of the North Sea, for a further two years. CHC will continue to conduct all helicopter flight transfers for personnel to and from Neptune’s 29 offshore platforms in the Dutch sector. From its base at Den Helder Airport, CHC conducts approximately 3,500 flight hours each year for Neptune’s Dutch offshore teams. CHC also provides helicopter transport services for Neptune’s offshore teams in the UK, travelling to and from the Neptune-operated Cygnus platform in the Southern North Sea. Read more…