In this, the first of a series of bi-monthly articles, I’m taking a general look at how financial decision-making during new offshore construction may have long-term consequences due to degradation mechanisms.
Rebalancing the oil & gas market has brought sharply into focus the role of subject matter experts and small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) as problem solvers via indirect and creative approaches, typically through viewing problems in a new and unusual light to deliver innovation.
If you were involved in a road crash during a business trip abroad, who would you call on for support in the first instance?
On 23 May in Abu Dhabi, the EIC Connect Oil & Gas UAE 2017 conference and exhibition will bring together major Gulf energy companies with the UK supply chain to explore how they can work together on projects in the region.
The Price College of Business Energy Institute at the University of Oklahoma will host its fifth annual Energy Symposium, March 30, 2017, at the Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City. The event will feature two panel sessions: “Forces Shaping the Future of Energy – Global and U.S. Big Picture” and “Challenges and Opportunities in the U.S.” The sessions will focus on the impact of technology and innovation in areas such as global supply and demand. Speakers from areas in business and academia will encourage discussion on challenges facing the energy industry. Energy Institute board of advisors members, Mike Stice and Bruce Stover, will moderate both panel sessions.
Industry doyen Sir Ian Wood has kicked-off a new campaign ahead of SPE Offshore Europe 2017 to encourage previous and future visitors, exhibitors and speakers to share their experiences of the event and what they are looking forward to seeing at September’s conference and exhibition.
For over 50 years, Scotland has built up a global reputation for its strengths in oil and gas. Years of production in some of the toughest conditions in the world have created one of the strongest international supply chains, a globally respected highly-skilled workforce, a renowned academic sector and well developed energy infrastructure.
Global markets behaved as unpredictably as ever during 2016.
If Scottish businesses are the engine room of the nation’s economy, the office equipment supporting them must be kept in tip-top condition.
The number of Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) completed within the UK Oil & Gas market during 2016 was significantly lower than we have seen in recent years as uncertainty throughout the sector remained. 2016 was a year of adapting to the lower oil price and for most businesses this was achieved by reducing costs. However, confidence is gradually returning and we are seeing more corporate buyers and investors actively looking for acquisition opportunities.
Robert Gordon University (RGU) has partnered with a leadership development company to bring the biggest one-day leadership event in the world to Aberdeen.
Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) has announced the appointment of Ian McPherson as head of upstream oil and gas services.
Lifting Equipment Rental, home to one of the largest ranges of specialist lifting equipment for hire and sale in Scotland, yesterday announced a significant investment of £100,000 in 2017, with further investment through a three year programme, for the complete upgrade of its hydraulic ram and pump fleet.
As operators and duty holders battle to reduce production costs in a mature basin with aging assets, increased focus must be placed on the cost effective safety and integrity management of these declining production profile assets . A challenge indeed!
What does a trained and competent multi-skilled workforce mean to you? Are you looking for an established, cost effective, accessible and industry accredited training provider?
The Energy Institute (EI) Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch will focus on the issue of managing substance abuse offshore at its forthcoming meeting on 7 February in Aberdeen.
Final salary pension transfer values grew by 15% in 2016 www.xafinity.com after sharp falls in gilt yields added to pressure on schemes to reduce their deficits.
As 2017 begins to take shape, North Sea decommissioning continues to dominate the headlines.
Bilfinger’s innovative cabin solutions aid operators in maximising POB.
Already we are more than half way through the first month of the new year, and it begs the question what will 2017 bring for the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT), asks Bob Allwood.
Blaze Manufacturing ended 2016 on a roll with a series of contract wins that ensure a robust start to 2017, despite the harsh times still being endured by the North Sea oil & gas industry.
There is much written about the health of workers in the workplace but much less about specific health problems of managers. It is frequently assumed that they will take care of themselves. This is often not the case.
Supporting oil and gas companies to diversify into other sectors will help build new revenue streams, retain talent and skills and avoid redundancy situations says Scottish Enterprise’s director of Energy, Maggie McGinlay.
Steven Leaper discusses why mentorship has to protected in a downturn.