Apollo backs NECCUS

Engineering provider Apollo has joined NECCUS as part of its growing activities within the Energy Transition. Focussed on enabling green technologies and playing a key role in industry achieving net zero, Apollo is looking forward to bringing its expertise and contributing to the strengthening of the alliance and supporting the reduction of carbon emissions [...]

Kishorn Port granted approval for dry dock extension

Kishorn Port has received approval from Highland Council for its proposal to extend the port’s dry dock. This is a further and significant step in the regeneration of the port and dry dock which was originally established in the mid-1970s to fabricate the Ninian Central oil and gas platform. The development proposal involves an extension of the [...]

Swire Energy Services announces technology investment to support net zero target

Swire Energy Services (SES) has committed to a £4 million investment for the installation of two new robotic blast and paint coating processes across its UK and Norway operations. The leading-edge robotic technology for the blasting and paint coating process will support Swire Energy Services’ North Sea offshore container rental fleet of 28,000 [...]

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Aker Solutions and AVEVA extend strategic partnership

AVEVA, a global provider of industrial software, has extended its long-term relationship with Aker Solutions to help accelerate the company’s digital transformation strategy. The two organisations will work together to deploy new engineering capabilities which will enable multi-discipline teams to work effectively together to develop and maintain [...]

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Spirit extends life of York field

The Spirit Energy-owned York gas field has been given another three years of life following a successful life extension project. The Southern North Sea field achieved first gas from the recent campaign on 18 April, having been sanctioned by Spirit in May 2020. The project extends the life of an important North Sea field for Spirit, which has produced [...]

OGUK Diversity & Inclusion Survey Report – April 2021

The UK oil and gas industry has a rich and diverse heritage, employing people from across the world and from every part of society. However, as with comparable industries, the sector has historically struggled to proportionately reflect the diversity of the workforce as a whole. The industry needs to do more to attract those who reflect the richness [...]

Storegga, Shell, and Harbour Energy become equal partners in the Acorn Project

Storegga, through its subsidiary Pale Blue Dot Energy, Shell, and Harbour Energy have become equal partners in the Acorn Project, with the signing of the Acorn Development Agreement. As equal partners, Storegga, Shell and Harbour will develop Acorn through to Final Investment Decision, construction, operation and beyond. The Acorn CCS and Hydrogen [...]

OGUK Examining Doctors Webinar

We are delighted to hold our first Examining Doctors' webinar open to medical professionals from all over the world. The webinar is a great opportunity for medical professionals to share knowledge surrounding the practice of medicals offshore. The webinar is aimed at OGUK's examining doctors and also any doctors not yet on the OGUK register [...]

3t Energy Group appoints expert to lead new consultancy division

3t Energy Group is leveraging its extensive expertise in the global energy sector by establishing a new consultancy division headed up by industry professional, Alan Sharp. The new division, called ‘3t Training Solutions,’ will provide a wide selection of specialist consultancy services ranging from helping companies gain new industry accreditations [...]

Shell joins operators driving innovation in emissions monitoring offshore

Energy major Shell is the latest company to join a multi-operator group driving innovation to tackle the challenge of offshore methane emissions monitoring. Leading this innovation is unmanned aviation business Flylogix, who alongside US gas sensor technology experts SeekOps and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), are developing the accurate [...]

Remote Behavioural Coaching for Leadership and Workforce

Training alone is not effective in producing long-term, sustainable behavioural and cultural change. The knowledge and skills gained in training must be embedded, which means old habits must be broken and new ones adopted. Our health and safety coaching services ensure this occurs by supporting the process. Our coaches work to an agreed intervention [...]

Remote HAZOPs – The Dos and Don’ts

HAZOP is used during the design stages of a new process or project, for major process modifications, and for periodic review of existing operations; and global regulators recognise the HAZOP technique as an acceptable methodology for evaluating risk.The quality and effectiveness of the HAZOP study depends on the leader’s experience with the HAZOP [...]

DEKRA hosts free HAZOP, coaching webinars

Safety and certification group DEKRA UK is hosting a series of webinars covering remote HAZOPs and remote behavioural coaching. Held on 20 April, the first session titled “Remote HAZOPS: The Do’s and Don'ts”, will see DEKRA experts explore and discuss the HAZOP technique and its methodology for evaluating risk, as well as answering questions [...]

Well-Safe welcomes D300 diving system to Scotland

Tuesday 12 April saw the long-awaited arrival of Well-Safe Solutions’ D300 Diving System to Scottish shores. The journey from Singapore has taken six weeks and the hard work and dedication of the team has ensured the unit’s safe arrival. Operations have been managed from the UK by Well-Safe Solutions along with the support of Orca Oceanic Systems. [...]

Petrofac extends integrated services for Neo Energy

International service provider Petrofac has been awarded an early one-year extension to its integrated services contract with NEO Energy. The extension, awarded eight months ahead of the renewal date, takes Petrofac’s contract for operations, maintenance, engineering and construction support for NEO Energy’s UK activities, through to December [...]

IOG begins Phase 1 development campaign at Elgood

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has announced the spudding of the Elgood development well, 48/22c-H1, the first of first of five planned development wells in its Phase 1 project. The well is expected to take approximately three months to drill and complete, after which the rig will move on to Blythe in early Q3. The Noble Hans Deul jack-up rig mobilised [...]

Webinar – An introduction to RWE’s Sofia

Last month Sofia Offshore Wind Farm received a positive financial investment decision (FID) which means the 1.4GW project is now officially in its construction phase. Contracts have been signed with the project’s key Tier 1 suppliers giving the go ahead for their respective work packages. Enabling works to prepare for the construction of the converter [...]

Altrad appoints industry stalwart to support its upstream growth agenda

Altrad has announced the appointment of John Welsh, Client Services Director, to accelerate its upstream growth strategy for the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). John Welsh returns back to his roots to join the enlarged Altrad business, some nine years after leaving Cape plc, a company that was acquired by Altrad back in 2017, wherein he grew the business [...]