• Amec Foster Wheeler awarded consultancy contract by Sonatrach in Algeria

    August 12, 2015

    Amec Foster Wheeler has announced the award of a contract by Sonatrach, the largest oil and gas company in Africa, to supply engineering services to de-bottleneck the Hassi R’Mel gas field, located approximately 550 kilometres south of Algiers. The value of the consultancy contract, to be delivered by experts in Amec Foster Wheeler’s Reading office, has not been announced. Read more…   Wednesday 12 August 2015
  • Hannon Westwood acquires specialist upstream consulting firm

    August 7, 2015

    Hannon Westwood has announced the completion of the acquisition of Novas Consulting Limited for an undisclosed sum. Following the investment by energy specialist private equity company Energy Ventures in January 2015, Hannon Westwood has been looking to expand on its leading energy business intelligence and consulting offering through a combination of acquisitions and organic development projects. The addition of Novas Consulting to the Hannon Westwood portfolio is the first step in adding new diversity to the consulting offering,  bringing a team of globally experienced geoscientists, engineers and other specialists with a full suite of technical expertise and international credentials to join ...
  • Mattioli Woods strengthens Aberdeen wealth division

    August 5, 2015

    Mattioli Woods has strengthened its Aberdeen wealth management team with appointment of Craig Loney, who will be based at its offices on Queen’s Terrace. Craig’s experience spans 12 years within the financial services sector and includes underwriting, advising with a leading mortgage and insurance broker and wealth management. Read more…   Wednesday 5 August 2015
  • Petrotechnics launches new competency and training centre

    August 4, 2015

    Petrotechnics has celebrated the opening of its state-of-the-art competency and training centre. Located at the company’s Aberdeen headquarters, the new facility will address changing demands for operations excellence training in hazardous industries, including oil and gas, chemical and rail. Read more…   Tuesday 4 August 2015
  • Jee to Offer Free Training and Engineering Workshops at Offshore Europe 2015

    August 4, 2015

    Leading subsea engineering and training firm Jee Ltd is offering delegates of SPE Offshore Europe 2015 free technical subsea workshops over the course of the four day event. Jee’s Head of Integrity Management Grant Adam, and Head of Pigging Paul Otway will lead the training workshops at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) from the 8 – 11 September, focussing specifically on pipeline spans and flexibles. Read more… Tuesday 4 August 2015
  • LR Senergy shifts core geographic focus in response to changing market

    August 3, 2015

    LR Senergy has been awarded a number of contracts worth a combined US$7 million in the Middle East, Europe and Asia as it continues to adapt to the difficult and changing market conditions. The Aberdeen-headquartered firm has always provided its services globally, with the majority of its work historically taking place in Europe and Africa – a large proportion of which was centred in the North Sea. LR Senergy has been contracted by Chrysaor to drill the ‘Mustard’  exploration well west of Shetland and has secured a significant contract with JX Nippon to project manage a deepwater exploration well west of ...
  • Exceed and ex-ADTI members partner for growth

    August 3, 2015

    Exceed has announced that it has joined forces with eight former members of senior staff from Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI). ADTI ceased trading in May 2015 following a decision to close the business made by the company’s private equity owner, Sun European Partners. Resulting in the loss of 90 jobs, it also lead to the decision by eight senior members from across the ADTI business to actively look at ways to continue to operate. Following discussions with Exceed, a new venture was formed with the intention of continuing to serve former ADTI clients and the wider North Sea market ...
  • Cape Plc awarded Clair Ridge contract from BP

    July 30, 2015

    Cape plc has extended its current relationship with BP with the award of a new Clair Ridge contract for £9.8 million, with further future phases added over the next 18 months. Clair Ridge, 75km west of Shetland, is the second phase of development within the Clair field – the largest undeveloped hydrocarbon resource on the UK Continental Shelf. The contract is in support of the hook-up and commissioning of BP’s two new bridge-linked Clair Ridge platforms. Effective from July 2015, the contract will secure around 170 jobs for Cape employees through the provision of core services including access, insulation, coating, passive ...
  • Subsea training centre revamps ROV and closed bell training courses

    July 27, 2015

    Students undertaking ROV pilot technician and closed bell training at the Fort William-based subsea facility, The Underwater Centre, are to benefit from newly revamped courses providing even more contextual modules. The Centre has been working with industry to identify areas of its ROV and closed bell training suites which can be enhanced and courses for the remainder of 2015 will reflect this with major developments across the board. Students on the three-week ROV pilot technician course will now benefit from entirely unique training elements including time on the Centre’s Loch Sunart ROV vessel and training in the ROV electrical and mechanical workshops, ...
  • BP Quad Milestone for Babcock’s Rosyth Site

    July 27, 2015

    A major milestone has been reached in Babcock’s delivery of 73 subsea structures for BP’s Quad 204 offshore redevelopment project, 130 kilometres west of Shetland, forming an integral part of the major investment in the upgrading and replacement of the subsea facilities to enable the full development of the reserves. Two highly engineered manifolds, the largest and most complex constructions within the project, have been manufactured, painted and outfitted, at Babcock’s Rosyth Facility on the Forth. With the combined weight of 326 tonnes the manifolds are central parts of the 2015 installation programme. Read more…   Monday 27 July 2015