The UK can build a homegrown transition towards clean energy future, OGUK’s Economic Report shows

A flagship report published today by the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry finds that the UK’s carbon emissions fell by an estimated 10.3 percent this year, as the economy contracted by 11.3 percent. OGUK today said the figures confirm the scale of the challenge in securing a green recovery, urging governments [...]

Economic Report

OGUK’s Economic Report 2020 explores the shifting economic and energy environment in this, a year of rapid change. From the impact of COVID-19 and the commercial consequences of the pandemic, to the downturn in global energy demand, this report explores the industry’s crucial but evolving future role in the energy mix. Despite the challenges the [...]

bp, Ithaca start up Vorlich field

bp’s head of North Sea has praised the resilience and determination of the team which has brought the 30-million-barrel Vorlich field online safely – despite the challenges of COVID-19. Vorlich is the second North Sea fast-paced, high-return subsea tieback to come onstream in as many years, following the successful start-up of Alligin, west of [...]

UKCS Supply Chain Collaboration Report 2020: Focusing on Value

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Bethan Customs explores business implications of Free Trade Agreement

As the end of the Brexit transition period looms ever closer, many businesses are waiting to find out whether the UK government and their EU counterparts can reach a Free Trade Agreement. Any such agreement would allow ‘free’ trade between the EU and the UK. It would mean that, if we have a full Free Trade Agreement covering all the relevant [...]

TÜV SÜD to build UK-first mobile hydrogen testing facility

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has secured Government funding to build the UK’s first mobile primary standard facility for testing hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) to ensure they deliver the correct amount of fuel. Funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through the National Measurement System [...]

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Survey is further confirmation of stark conditions faced by industry

OGUK has said a survey of oil and gas companies which finds about a fifth of firms are expecting more redundancies in 2021 is further confirmation of the stark conditions faced by many. The leading representative body for the sector, which is due to publish its flagship Economic Report early next week, said it continues to champion a North Sea Transition [...]

Report confirms no rush to decommission as sector withstands disruptive year

  As the oil and gas sector continues to deal with the effects of COVID-19 and the collapse of commodity prices, OGUK’s 2020 Decommissioning Insight report reveals the decommissioning industry though resilient has not escaped the impact of such unprecedented conditions. Given the major disruptions and challenges of 2020, OGUK conducted [...]

Safety start-up Salus launches pioneering risk-assessment software

Aberdeenshire-headquartered start up Salus Technical has launched a new software solution aimed at enhancing and streamlining the risk assessment process across the energy industry and beyond. Bowtie Master has been developed with the intention of helping organisations to understand and manage the risks of major accident hazards, thereby reducing [...]

Craig International offers Space Bands to aid social distancing

Since the coronavirus pandemic erupted in early 2020, energy companies have introduced various worksite measures to ensure social distancing – and keep tabs on contacts – all with varying levels of success. In response, Craig International has secured exclusive access to an out-of-the-box wearable tech solution to help address this issue. A Space [...]

Decommissioning Insight 2020

Welcome to the Decommissioning Insight 2020, which captures a year like no other the industry has ever experienced. Now in its eleventh year as the insight report enters a new decade it continues to provide a key source of knowledge for the UK Decommissioning industry. The Decommissioning Insight Report is available to download and view on your PC, [...]

NACE Webcast – Corrosion Under Insulation: Assessment, Monitoring and Management

Corrosion under Insulation (CUI) is a widespread problem affecting several industries, causing significant loss of containment events. CUI’s aggressive but hidden nature poses a significant challenge to operators. This presentation discusses practical approaches for combating CUI to maintain new and ageing asset integrity. Open to all in the industry [...]

CCUS 2020: Delivering clean and sustainable growth

The Carbon Capture and Storage Association is delighted to invite you to join us for our flagship conference on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December 2020. CCUS 2020 is the meeting place for anyone involved in carbon capture, usage and storage. The development of CCUS is critical to reaching net zero goals and it is also increasingly recognised [...]

DEKRA helps identify ICS cyber security risks

Industrial control systems (ICS) are prone to cyber-attacks, DEKRA experts have warned. Cyber defense measures usually focus on computers, IT networks and data highway, but process control and ICS is often a little-noticed gateway for attacks. If these control systems are not secure, the process industry in particular could face huge losses. DEKRA experts [...]

OGUK response: Prime Minister’s 10-point plan for green industrial revolution

Commenting on the 10-point green industrial revolution announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, OGUK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie said today: “We are pleased to see the Government is committed to its ambitious plans for tackling emissions in spite of all the other challenges we face. Our industry is already in action, evolving and contributing. [...]

AMS Global Group welcomes significant contract as it invests in growth

Marine consulting and safety specialist AMS Global Group has secured a five-year contract with major North Sea independent E&P company, Premier Oil. The deal comes as AMS confirms it has doubled revenues in its most recent financial year. AMS Global Group has recently recruited five new employees to meet demand across all its divisions, bringing [...]

ASCO awarded two-year extension from Equinor

Integrated materials and logistics management company, ASCO, has been granted a two-year extension by Equinor for terminal and warehousing services in Sandnessjøen. The contract with ASCO’s Norwegian unit, which commences in July 2021, secures activities and jobs in Sandnessjøen until 2023. The award is part of a larger round of contracts for [...]

AGR begins decommissioning operations offshore Ireland

AGR has begun decommissioning operations at Ireland’s first indigenous gas wells, on behalf of PSE Kinsale Energy. PSE Kinsale Energy Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS, is decommissioning its gas fields in the Kinsale Area in the Celtic Sea, approximately 50 km off the south coast of Cork, Ireland. AGR’s Aberdeen-based team is overseeing [...]