Texaco MD Speaks Out at UKOOA Energy Breakfast

John McDonald, Managing Director of Texaco Limited and a member of the Governments former Oil and Gas Industry Task Force, will be guest speaker at UKOOAs next Energy Breakfast meeting in Aberdeen on Tuesday, 1 February. His address Facing North Sea challenges in a time of change: a Texaco perspective will focus on how a company such as Texaco views [...]

Aberdeen to Host UKOOA Safety Systems Workshop

New guidelines published by the UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) for the design and operation of instrument-based protective systems which are critical for maintaining a safe and stable offshore operations will be the subject of a workshop to be held in Aberdeen on Tuesday, 8 February 2000. The one-day workshop for oil and gas industry engineers [...]

Fishermen Safety Initiative Wins EU and Oil Industry Funding

Production of an electronic safety device which could significantly reduce the risk of fishermens nets becoming caught on pipelines, wellheads and other underwater obstacles has been given the green light, thanks to European and oil industry funding, it was announced today (Tuesday, 28 December, 1999). The grants, totalling £345,000, will subsidise [...]

UKOOA Publishes Second Environment Report

The second industry-wide Environment Report for the UK offshore oil and gas sector has been published by the UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA). The publication builds on the Industrys first Report last year and re-emphasises the Industrys commitment to greater openness and transparency in its affairs and, in particular, its stewardship of [...]

UKOOA Restructures Executive Team For 2000

The UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) has strengthened its executive officer management team for 2000 to reflect the upstream oil and gas industrys priorities for the coming year and UKOOAs closer links with PILOT, the body which will now steer the initiatives born out of the Oil and Gas Industry Task Force. An executive team of ten double [...]

New Guidelines Published for the Survey of Standby Vessels

The UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) in conjunction with three other trade associations representing the UK offshore oil and gas industry has published guidelines for the survey of vessels standing by offshore installations. Replacing an earlier publication, the so-called Green Code which has now been withdrawn, the new guidelines will assist [...]

UKOOA Responds: Launch of “Lift” and “Deal” Internet Services

Commenting on the announcement today that two complementary internet-based services LIFT and DEAL are to be launched on the world-wide web to promote licence trading and active portfolio management in the UK offshore oil and gas industry, James May, Director General of the UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA), said: LIFT and DEAL will provide [...]

UKOOA Responds to Proposals for Industry Technology Facilitator

The creation of the Industry Technology Facilitator announced today at Offshore Europe was welcomed by the UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA). James May, UKOOAs Director General, said: The development and exploitation of new technology is critical if the full potential of UK oil and gas reserves are to be unlocked. Much of the remaining [...]

UKOOA Responds: Progress In Step Change In Safety Initiative

The significant progress made to date by the Step Change and Safety Initiative since its launch two years ago demonstrates just what can be achieved by putting mind and effort together in a concerted pan-industry drive to improve safety performance, says UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA). James May, UKOOAs Director General, said it is very [...]

UKOOA Statement on the Creation of Logic, the New Industry Body for Competitiveness

LOGIC, the new organisation backed by Government and the offshore oil and gas Industry to sharpen competitiveness amongst Industry suppliers and contractors, will be good news for the UK Continental Shelf and good news for the UK as a whole, says the UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA). Responding to todays announcement by Energy Minister Helen [...]

UKOOA “Millennium Bug” Leaflet

The UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) has produced a leaflet summarising the preparations made by the UK offshore oil and gas industry for the Year 2000 date change, the so-called Millennium Bug problem. 50,000 copies of the leaflet, which gives a brief summary of the state of readiness for offshore installations, communications systems, [...]

UK Operators’ Response to Secretary of States Key Note Speech at Offshore Europe 1999

The UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA) welcomes the series of initiatives announced today at Offshore Europe 99 by the Secretary of State, Stephen Byers, which set out to secure the UKs position as a world centre in the international oil and gas industry. James May, UKOOAs Director General, said: There is potentially about as much oil and [...]

Drill Cuttings Initiative Announces R&D Contract Awards and Creation of Scientific Review Group

The UK Offshore Operators Associations (UKOOA) Drill Cuttings Initiative has announced the award of 15 research and development (R&D) contracts as part of a £1 million spend in the first phase of its investigations into options for dealing with accumulations of drill cuttings beneath oil and gas installations in the North Sea. The R&D programme [...]

New Arrangements Pave Way for Closer Relationship Between Offshore Oil and Gas Industry and Unions

Representatives of oil companies operating in UK waters and union leaders met in Aberdeen today (11 August 1999) to sign new consultation arrangements that officially acknowledge trade unions as stakeholders and social partners in the offshore oil and gas industry. The arrangements were signed by Bob Connon, President of the UK Offshore Operators [...]

Capacity Audience for Oil Major’s Vision of UKCS Future at UKOOA Energy Breakfast

A capacity audience of 240 people turned out for the UKOOA Energy Breakfast in Aberdeen today (5 August 1999) to hear Alan Jones, Regional President Scotland, BP Amoco, set out his view of the long term future for the UK oil and gas industry. The key points of Mr Jones presentation were: The global competitive environment frames the key challenges [...]

UKOOA Welcomes Government Announcement of Capital Gains Tax Rollover Relief for Offshore Industry

UKOOA, the representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas Industry, welcomes the Governments announcement that it is to reinstate Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rollover relief for the transfer and sale of offshore licensed interests. James May, UKOOAs Director General, said: The measure is a welcome signal of the Governments intention to address [...]

Offshore Industry Develops Model Risk Management Tool

A new tool to improve risk management and ensure greater transparency and openness in risk-related decision-making has been developed by the offshore oil and gas industry which, its creators believe, could have application across all industry sectors. The UK Offshore Operators Associations (UKOOA) new guidelines on A Framework for Risk Related Decision [...]

Electronic Device is Launched to Warn Fishermen of Subsea Obstacles

An electronic device developed by the Oil and Gas Industry as a pro-active warning system to alert fishermen of underwater hazards was launched on Tuesday, 15 June, at the Maritime Museum in Aberdeen. The prototype device, known as FishSafe, uses Kingfisher Seabed Data to warn fishermen of the presence of subsea obstacles (such as wellheads and pipelines), [...]

CGT Rollover Relief Sought to Boost North Sea Investment

The UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA), the representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, is urging Government to include measures in the 1999 Finance Bill to extend Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rollover relief to transactions of hydrocarbon producing assets in the North Sea. The Industry believes that the current restriction on [...]

Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Relaunches Web Site

The UK offshore oil and gas industry has re-launched its web site with a new design to provide easier access to information about one of this countrys great industrial success stories. Available at www.oilandgas.org.uk, the web site is managed by the UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA), the representative body for oil and gas companies licensed [...]