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Siccar Point secures strategic acreage position in 30th Licensing Round

23 May 2018: Siccar Point Energy has secured additional strategic acreage in the Oil & Gas Authority’s 30th Licensing Round for the UK Continental Shelf. In a 50:50 partnership with Shell, Siccar Point will operate the exploration and appraisal phases of the licence which adds to their already extensive acreage position in the Greater Cambo Area in the West of Shetland. The licence lies between the Cambo field and the Suilven field and is ideally suited to provide satellite tie-in…

“Miracle on the Hudson” co-pilot to share safety insights at OPITO Global event in KL

The co-pilot who helped safely land a stricken passenger flight on New York’s Hudson River with 155 people on board, will outline how mandatory safety training and teamwork saved lives, during a keynote address at this year’s OPITO Global – The Safety & Competence Conference. The energy industry event is being held at the InterContinental hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 7th November. In line with this year’s theme ‘Skilled for Safety’, Jeff Skiles, who continues to work as an…

Inaugural Decom North Sea Award winners revealed

Winners of the 2018 Decom North Sea Awards were announced last night (22 May) in a celebration of sector collaboration, innovation and dedication. Decom North Sea revealed the three winners to an audience of more than 180 people, with categories covering innovation, collaboration and individual achievement across the decommissioning sector. Sponsored by The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), the Outstanding Innovation category was won by BiSN for its Wel-Lok M2M well sealant technology. The Excellence in Collaboration award, sponsored…

BiSN wins accolade at first Decom North Sea Awards

BiSN, the global leader in innovative metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions, has won the Outstanding Innovation award at the inaugural Decom North Sea Awards. Hosted by Decom North Sea the evening prior to the annual Decom Offshore Conference, winners were announced at the awards ceremony and dinner last night (Tuesday May 22) in Aberdeen. The Outstanding Innovation category recognises a company that has developed an innovative solution to a late life or decommissioning problem or project, which has brought forward tangible…

PJ Valves picked for $3.5m of FPSO contracts

Hertford, UK, 23rd May 2018: PJ Valves (PJV), the specialist manufacturer and supplier of valves for the global energy industry, has been awarded two significant contracts for valve supply for FPSOs (floating, production, storage and offloading) with a combined total of $3.5m by two major oil and gas operators. The company will manufacture and supply the valves to the projects located offshore Malaysia and the UK North Sea. The company will manufacture and deliver 2,000 ball valves, both manual and…

Verum Solutions launches Qvis to help reduce costs on new oil and gas development projects

A Scots entrepreneur has created a new solution for managing quality control and increasing visibility during the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase of large oil and gas development projects globally. Verum Solutions is led by founder and CEO Paul Milligan – a QA/QC specialist with more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Paul, who hails from Stirling, left Scotland in the mid-1990s and has worked for various major operators and EPC contractors in diverse locations…

Bureau Veritas publishes vital resource for decommissioning industry

Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services, today launched its latest decommissioning guide at Decom Offshore 2018. ‘Decommissioning on the UK Continental Shelf – an overview of regulations’ provides up-to-date, easy to understand, guidance of the regulations that apply to decommissioning work, from operators and stakeholders to the supply chain. This detailed guide describes the necessary procedures for operators and duty holders to plan, execute and follow-up decommissioning work and help them comply with the…

Five workers killed in Afghanistan

Unidentified gunmen killed five mine-clearance workers in Afghanistan on Monday who were preparing for construction of an international gas pipeline, while one worker was kidnapped, officials said. The $8 billion TAPI pipeline, intended to transport some 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year along an 1,800 km route from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India, is seen as vital for the future of Afghanistan’s economy. Daoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province, said the…

New MD takes the helm at GA Scotland

A leading provider of integrated manufacturing solutions to the oil and gas industry, GA Scotland, has announced a raft of significant project orders for its Dundee operation since the turn of the year. The West Pitkerro Industrial Estate-based business, part of the private-equity backed Pryme Group, has also bolstered its senior team with the appointment of a new managing director, Eddie Young. With more than 35 years’ industry experience, Eddie has taken on the key strategic role to drive continued…

BP to cut around 500 Jobs

BP today told staff their plans to cut around 500 jobs from its global upstream business. It is unclear at this time how many of the jobs will be lost in Aberdeen and the North Sea. BP confirmed the decision is due to planned changes aimed at improving efficiency and competitiveness. A spokeswoman said: “BP has today informed staff of planned organizational changes in its upstream business regions worldwide, aimed at further improving the efficiency and competitiveness of its organization.…