Accommodation options for CAT A, B & C

We have sought to identify options for accommodation across each of the following UK locations: Aberdeen, Humberside, Norwich, Blackpool, Sumburgh, Inverness In so doing, we have endeavoured to provide choices in each of the above locations supporting each of the following worker health statuses: Category A (asymptomatic person) Category [...]

Flylogix announces strategic partnership with Oil Spill Response

Full-service unmanned aviation company, Flylogix, has entered into a strategic partnership with Oil Spill Response Ltd, to develop enhanced response techniques using long-range unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The two-year development agreement will explore the benefits of using long-range UAS – operating beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) – for [...]

AGR signs with dCarbonX to accelerate GeoEnergy development and decarbonisation

AGR has announced its well management business unit has entered into a strategic framework agreement for decarbonisation exploration with UK-based dCarbonX to support the development of GeoEnergy resources. This includes carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) and geothermal and hydrogen storage covering dCarbonX’s planned operated projects in the [...]

OGUK responds to Greenpeace Unearthed report on emissions from flaring and venting

Following the publication today (1 February) of Greenpeace's Unearthed unit's report looking into emissions from venting and flaring on the UKCS, OGUK's emissions improvement manager, Louise O’Hara Murray said: “We know that there is more work to be done and we’re already in action to ramp up our response as an industry. As one of the first [...]

OGUK Breakfast Briefing

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OGUK Economic Report Breakfast Briefing 2021

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HSE Conference (24 – 25 March)

OGUK is to launch its wholly digital Health, Safety and Environment Conference, on 24-25 March 2021. Following the fantastic success of the Decommissioning Conference in November of last year, OGUK is once again moving beyond the confines of a traditional conference, providing a digital platform for ideas and discussion about the future of oil and gas. As [...]

OGUK Business Outlook Briefing 2021

Join OGUK on March 16 as we outline the outlook on the year ahead for the UK's oil and gas industry. The free to attend webinar will feature the launch of the report followed by a live panel session with industry experts to discuss the findings of OGUK’s annual Business Outlook. It will set out our expectations for the industry landscape including [...]

Oil & gas industry needs to ‘reimagine’ its business and models to maximise energy transition opportunities

Enhancing collaborative culture within the offshore oil and gas industry is not only key to maximising the potential of its existing world class supply chain but could also unlock future activity in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and be key to delivering a successful Net-Zero future. Improving commercial models which support cost reduction whilst [...]

Neptune Energy commences Seagull drilling campaign

Neptune Energy and its joint venture partners, bp and JAPEX, have announced drilling has commenced on the Seagull project in the UK Central North Sea. The Gorilla VI (JU-248) jack-up rig, operated by Valaris, will drill four wells for the development over the course of the drilling campaign which is expected to last 18 months. Seagull is a high-pressure, [...]

Collaboration Report

UKCS Upstream Collaboration Report OGUK and Deloitte have run the UKCS Upstream Collaboration report since 2015 to better understand how we collaborate as an industry. This report, jointly run by the two organisations, surveys the industry to generate data to create the collaboration index. This benchmark allows us to identify areas of strength and [...]

Risk Assessment of Gas in Marine Riser

During 2019 the HSE requested that the OGUK Wells Forum consider whether the present arrangements for handling gas in the marine riser for UKCS operations are ALARP. It was agreed that the Wells Forum, together with the IADC North Sea Chapter, would conduct a risk assessment, separately considering deep water (over 1,000ft) and shallow water operations. [...]

Customs consultancy advises ‘back to basics’ approach to tackle Brexit concerns

North-east customs consultancy Bethan has highlighted the need for businesses to understand basic customs documentation as they adjust to the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU. In a blog, founder and Director of Oldmeldrum-based Bethan Customs Consultancy, Nicola Alexander, notes that a high proportion of businesses who deal solely with [...]

Bilfinger Salamis opens new logistics facility in North East

Integrated maintenance, modifications and services contractor Bilfinger Salamis UK has opened a new 27,000 sq. ft. operations and logistics site in Aberdeen, marking a long-term commitment to the region and UK energy market. Located in one of the most accessible low carbon business communities in Scotland, Bilfinger at The Core will operate as the [...]

OGUK responds to Scottish Government proposal to halt backing of oversea oil and gas activity

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s proposal to end all overseas trade backing and promotion activities focused on fossil fuel goods and services by COP26, OGUK chief executive Deirdre Michie OBE said: “We are requesting an urgent meeting with Scottish Ministers so that we can highlight the effect this policy may have on members, particularly [...]

OGUK AWARDS 2021

The OGUK Awards, a well-regarded and highly prestigious event within the oil and gas industry calendar will mark these achievements for 2021. The awards seek to recognise and celebrate the achievements of businesses and individuals across eight different award categories. More details can be found here. Read more

2021 WEF OGUK Upstream Annual Review

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Building Digital Maturity in Oil and Gas – 2020 Insights and 2021 Plans

OGUK, TLB, OGTC and ONE launched the first ever UKCS Data and Digital Maturity Survey in 2020. So what happens next? How should industry turn the findings of that survey into actions? What should be oil and gas digital priorities for 2021 onwards? Join us for a free online webinar on Thursday 4 March from 14:30 to hear about the progress made since [...]

The Energy Transition: Practice, Policy and Beyond

As we draw closer to the Conference of the Parties 26 (COP26) being held in Glasgow this November, the offshore oil and gas industry continues its pivotal regulatory journey to net-zero 2050 & reducing emissions. Key industry experts and governmental policymakers will convene at this exciting live webinar to reflect on & discuss the key energy [...]

EC-OG appoints new chairman to fuel international growth

EC-OG, a developer of intelligent battery and energy management technology for the energy industry, has appointed Bob MacDonald as Chairman. Bob was previously CEO of the Specialist Technology Solutions (STS) business for Wood, a global leader in energy projects, and has nearly thirty years’ experience covering multiple sectors across the energy [...]