• Brodies launches Oil & Gas Academy webinars

    June 23, 2020

    Brodies LLP is re-launching its Oil & Gas Academy series, now in an online format. Aimed at in-house lawyers and commercial managers in the sector, the seminars provide delegates with the opportunity to extend their depth of knowledge, breadth of skills and range of contacts. The firm will hold three one-hour sessions over the coming months, starting Thursday 25th June at 2pm. The first session is ‘Alternative contract models for decommissioning’ and will outline models that could be used to improve cost reduction in decommissioning. Read more…  
  • Cyberhawk secures five-year software contract with Shell

    June 22, 2020

    Drone-based inspection and asset visualisation expert Cyberhawk has secured a five-year, multimillion-dollar software contract with Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell). The company’s iHawk platform will become Shell’s next generation visualisation software platform for all onshore, offshore and subsea assets, as well as all global construction projects. Cyberhawk, which has been working with Shell since 2012, will support the supermajor’s digital transformation strategy, providing a central platform for all digital and visual data sources. Additionally, iHawk will provide a fully enabled IoT solution by seamlessly integrating third party sensors and APIs specifically developed for Shell. Read more…  
  • Fraser Well Management secures first production well operatorship appointment

    June 18, 2020

    Well engineering and project management specialist Fraser Well Management (FWM) has assumed the production well operatorship of six southern North Sea development wells, marking the launch of a new product line. The work centres on NEO Energy’s Babbage platform, and includes five gas production wells and one suspended well. The scope of work covers the management of well integrity during the production phase, including any well intervention operations. Production well operator services for NEO Energy will be performed by FWM’s operations office in Aberdeen. This appointment represents a new product line for FWM, and a natural evolution which builds on successful well ...
  • Add Energy launches AssetVoice smart solution

    June 18, 2020

    Add Energy’s Asset and Integrity Management (AIM) division has developed a new integrated solution to monitor, track and analyse components of fixed assets in real-time. The award-winning technology, AssetVoice™, combines features from asset management, change management and real-time location systems, and offers a single source of data for an asset’s location, state, and availability. Used in multiple industries to help optimise operations, it allows users to digitally monitor, track and produce analytics for the stocked, stored and fitted components of an operating asset throughout its lifecycle and in real-time. Representing a £300,000 joint investment by Add Energy and the UK Government (Innovate ...
  • Altrad secures construction, hook-up and commissioning contract for Tolmount

    June 17, 2020

    Services group Altrad has secured a contract for the provision of temporary access, engineering design, insulation, corrosion and fire protection, rigging and LOLER support to enable the hook-up and commissioning of the Tolmount offshore gas platform. The contract, which commences immediately, will encompass Altrad mobilising resources to Ravenna in Italy for the construction phase of the phase of the project, which will be followed by the hook-up and commissioning phase located offshore in the Southern, North Sea. Read more…  
  • Akselos selected as World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer

    June 17, 2020

    Swiss headquartered start-up Akselos has been selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. The company is deploying its real-time digital twin technology to support a systems-level transformation of the energy sector to lower the cost of renewable energy and support asset sustainability. The WEF Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations. The Pioneers community is an integral part of the larger Global Innovators community of start-ups at the World Economic Forum. Following its selection as Technology Pioneer, Akselos CEO ...
  • NHV extends offshore contract with Ithaca Energy

    June 16, 2020

    Helicopter services provider NHV Group has signed a five-year contract extension with Ithaca Energy (UK), providing aviation services to the Group’s operated FPF-1 installation, Alba, Captain and Erskine fields in the North Sea. The extension covers seven-day-a-week coverage and will start in January 2021. NHV will provide two H175 (primary and back-up) aircraft for this operation. The state-of-the-art H175 aircraft, an Airbus Helicopter’s Super Medium type is specifically designed to meet evolving mission needs in the oil and gas industry. Read more…  
  • Bethan Customs advises on UK Global Tariff system

    June 15, 2020

    HMRC has recently published the new UK Global Tariff (UKGT) regime, which will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff (EU CET) at the end of the Transition Period on 1 January 2021. The UKGT has been tailored to the needs of the UK economy, making it easier and cheaper for businesses here to import goods from overseas. As well as a lower tax regime, there will also be reduced red tape and barriers to trade. Bethan Customs Consultancy has set out a number of proactive steps companies can take to ensure they are ready to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the ...
  • Petrofac to support leading UK CCS and hydrogen project

    June 10, 2020

    Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) business has been awarded an engineering and project management (EPM) support contract for the Acorn project. EPS will provide project management systems and technical support during the FEED for Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), and the concept select for Acorn Hydrogen, both part of the exciting developments planned at the St Fergus gas terminal near Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. Acorn CCS holds the first UK CO2 appraisal and storage licence to be awarded by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and is looking to establish CO2 mitigation infrastructure essential for meeting the Scottish and UK Government Net ...
  • Total E&P UK certified in energy performance

    June 10, 2020

    Total E&P UK has become the first major UK offshore energy company to be certified for ISO500011, an international standard that recognises excellence in energy performance. To reach this standard, an organisation must show that it has a systematic approach to continually improving its energy efficiency. The certification comes as part of Total’s ambition to become the responsible energy major. One of its objectives is to get to net-zero emissions across Group worldwide operations by 2050 or sooner − a long-term undertaking that will require improvements to energy efficiency as well as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. As part of ...