To support and encourage further collaboration in the oil and gas industry, particularly in the field of integrity management, Plant Integrity Management Ltd (PIM), is holding an event to consider issues affecting integrity management in the North Sea.
A wave of digitalisation is sweeping through the oil and gas industry.
As the oil industry continues to adapt and evolve to a new operating landscape, it has never been more important to sharpen your focus to maintain strength in your chosen and target marketplaces writes Brian Ritchie, Managing Director, Denholm MacNamee.
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Progressive Technology Solutions (“Progressive”) the leading finance, supply chain and asset management systems and solutions company with specialist oil & gas expertise in Maximo and SunSystems, scales up its Aberdeen office and sees increased in interest from North Sea-focussed E&P companies.
Have you recently been made redundant from the Oil and Gas sector or its supply chain?
Women make up close to 40% of the world’s workforce. In the global oil and gas industry, that figure is a more modest 22%, however, with more than 2.1million people being employed by the world’s 10 largest oil and gas companies alone, the number of women involved is certainly significant.
How to achieve equality in oil and gas or any industry is a question worthy of weighty debate and one that is bound to draw divides.
Decom North Sea’s primary role as a member organisation is – of course – to bring value to our members; we’re here to support the supply chain in winning work, and to help operators meet their regulatory obligations and cost control challenges. A clear understanding of the decommissioning marketplace is critical to both parties, if efficient, cost-effective and environmentally-sound decommissioning activity is to be undertaken.
Is 2018 the year of the UK North Sea revival? With Brent crude surpassing the $71 a barrel threshold in January this year – the first time since 2014 – positivity is re-emerging. It seems almost daily I read of a new operator acquiring a field in the UK North Sea or an established player reinvesting, such as Shell giving the go-ahead to redevelop the Penguins field, the largest investment in the North Sea in six years.
Last month, EY launched its seventh annual review of UK oilfield services and the analysis revealed that huge opportunities remain for the sector but they will only be realised by disrupting the status quo. At a time when failing to innovate puts firms at risk, creating a culture of innovation is a critical theme for the future of the sector.
I consider myself incredibly lucky. I grew up here, a child of the industry, in a western suburb with a stay-at-home mum who met me from school every day, and a dad who travelled the globe, returning with stories of faraway lands and, of course, presents.
JFD’s National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen is playing a key role in the quest to enhance global subsea safety standards by increasing its global footprint and offering a wide range of high quality courses around the world.
A combined maritime and offshore oil and gas training centre is reaping the benefits of its central belt location, with workers coming from far and wide to use its facilities.
Have you heard the one where the oil company recovered 4,000 lost working days a year by improving its offshore and site recruitment processes? Or what about the one where an app provides real-time information on vessel sharing?
Aberdeenshire has a new energy industry and it’s green. From being the dream of a few individuals probably written off as slightly barmy, offshore wind has become a major part of the energy transition, for the UK as a whole, but also for north-east Scotland. Just take a look off the beach at Balmedie where the piles for the Aberdeen Bay Offshore Wind Farm are being installed as I write. Work is also continuing apace in the Moray Firth where the last 12 months have seen installation of all the offshore piles and a third of the jackets for the 84-turbine, £2.6billion Beatrice Offshore Windfarm. The first electricity could be generated as early as July and the operator, SSE, expects the farm to generate up to 588MW of power – enough for about 450,000 homes – once it is fully operational, which is expected in 2019.
Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors, has announced an extremely successful first year for their own Charity; The Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative (AABi), with an incredible £70,000 of funding donated to 45 different charities and causes. In addition, AABi has also donated over 1,250 of volunteering time to numerous charities across the City and Shire, including AAB staff being involved in 10 different education/mentoring programmes.
Nobody can claim to be an expert on Brexit, after all nobody knows exactly what will happen and when it will happen. In the business world this leaves companies with two options:
If you want to understand what’s going on in pipeline industry, register for MOGC Congress. It starts with Global Material Market Scenario as seen by Fluor, then continues with thoughts on Infrastructure issues in Central and South Eastern Europe. Further some cases are presented and discussed, including The Ramones and CPC Projects. To access full business program, send a request to https://goo.gl/XtqMsR
Hosted by the Energy Institute, the renowned annual International Petroleum (IP) Week will be held at the InterContinental Park Lane in London on 20th – 22nd February 2018.
The saying “You are what you eat” has been around for many years and remains one of the most accurate descriptions of how we should conduct our eating habits.
Drones are paving the way for the energy industry’s technology revolution, according to the managing director of Altus Inspection & Access.
2018 has so far brought an increase in activity across the oil and gas markets. Brent crude is trading at a three-year high, with more rig movements and drilling activity as a result. This is looking very positive and our focus for 2018 is to reduce the environmental impact of regular testing and maintenance activities on assets.
Ardyne’s unique Casing Recovery Toolbox was mobilised to expert, late-life asset and decommissioning operator Fairfield, in order to improve its project efficiencies – saving more than a day of rig time.
JFD, a division of marine services group James Fisher and Sons plc, has made a range of advancements in the field of hyperbaric rescue in recent months.