Energy service firm Baker Hughes is reshuffling its north-east facilities footprint once more in an effort to “drive synergies” and improve conditions for staff.
Businesses following the recent raft of flagship green support measures, announced to support energy transition in the north east of Scotland, could be forgiven for losing track last month.
The last 12 months have seen an astonishing shift in the working patterns of millions of Brits. At the start of 2020, a mere 6% of UK workers worked from home. Now, it’s the norm for so many of us. The success of this unexpected experiment suggests that, as far as remote working is concerned, the genie is well and truly out of the bottle.
Asset transfers can be complex from an information and technology perspective but can be the springboard for innovation, as well as delivering the expected productivity. The critical path is for the transfer of services agreement, safety case, readiness and transition of operations. This article highlights the types of transfer, the issues we face and Sword’s tried and tested approach to dealing with them.
The North Sea Transition deal, announced on March 24, has given industry a clear statement of intent for the coming decade and beyond, but the energy sector would do well to prepare itself for the inevitable legal and regulatory consequences that follow.
Glasgow-based RemNOx announces the launch of a global distribution deal using innovative fuel technologies of SulNOx Group.
Equinor is investigating an incident which led to the suspension of crew change flights on its Mariner A platform for several days.
Safety watchdogs have criticised Harbour Energy over the condition of caissons on the Armada platform in the UK North Sea.
Ithaca Energy, of Aberdeen, has decided to forge ahead with a £400 million project to boost output from a UK North Sea oilfield.
As the race to reach net zero picks up pace, the building blocks are one by one falling into place. Last month saw the publication of yet another milestone, the North Sea Transition Deal which sets out the crucial role the oil and gas industry will play in the quest to decarbonise.
Oil and gas operators are regularly faced with obsolescence issues when parts of their subsea control systems need replacing or updating.
There is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed how we work. Over the past year, it has been a constant challenge to balance legislation and safeguard health, safety and wellbeing as personnel were forced to work remotely.
The global population of the human species in 1965 was 3.3 billion. Today the estimate is 7.85bn.
OEG Offshore, of Aberdeen, has bought the firm which is kitting out the Aberdeen Bay wind turbines with toilets for an undisclosed sum.
Sea salps -- gelantinous, marine organisms that look like jellyfish -- have clogged water systems used to cool nuclear reactors in South Korea, forcing two units offline.
Jersey Oil and Gas has wrapped up its acquisition the remaining 12% of the Verbier discovery in the UK North Sea.
Private-equity house Blue Water Energy opened its doors a decade ago at a time when the North Sea was still enjoying the longest bull run in its history and Big Wind was just about finding its offshore feet.
As the industry presses ahead towards achieving net zero by 2050, we recognise that everybody is being asked to be something different at the moment.
Student body presidents from eight top US universities came together recently to endorse a statement on fossil fuel divestment drawn up by Harvard University’s Undergraduate Council.
The offshore energy industry has been significantly impacted by the recent oil price downturns and the various challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
It’s several decades since I first wrote about the Crown Estate and its enormously influential hold over Scotland’s coastal waters. At that time, it was a virtually unknown subject. Today, it is more relevant than ever.
At the start of the new tax year, we explore the financial landscape of the energy sector.
I spent a few weeks in the mid-70s blowing up glacial boulders on the Norwegian Statfjord field in preparation for the arrival of the Statfjord Alpha platform.
What do Olympic athletes and a North Sea recruitment agency have in common? Marginal gains.
As governments and corporates set ambitious targets to decarbonise, investment in low-carbon technology is becoming increasingly attractive as a core investment strategy. “Low carbon” comprises technologies that enable the energy transition.