An oil industry expert has said it will be “business as usual” for the North Sea oil sector following the general election.
A student and an academic from Aberdeen University have both been nominated for a distinguished green energy awards.
A new Aberdeen University study suggests the UK North Sea can deliver nearly 11billion more barrels of oil equivalent (boe) at “lower for longer” prices.
Aberdeen University is taking the North Sea decommissioning debate to an unlikely venue in the Granite City this week.
For the world oil and gas upstream oil and gas sector, there is scope for guarded optimism in 2017.
A diver who survived being trapped 90 metres below the surface of the North Sea without gas to breathe will recount his terrifying ordeal at a special event in Aberdeen.
Oil experts from industry and academia will debate the obstacles to extracting the North Sea’s remaining reserves at a conference in Aberdeen this week. The list of speakers includes top petroleum economist Professor Alex Kemp, Shell’s UK director for upstream, Paul Goodfellow and Amec Foster Wheeler’s group president for northern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States, John Pearson. The event, organised by Aberdeen University, will take place at the King’s Conference Centre on Thursday.
Aberdeen University yesterday unveiled a new £500,000 piece of equipment that will help to spur exploration and drilling in the North Sea. The rock deformation kit, which was built to the university’s specifications by Sanchez Technologies in France, effectively brings the earth’s crust to the laboratory. It tests how rock and cement samples react to high pressure, high temperature (HPHI) conditions, before providing data that informs the decisions of exploration and drilling companies.
In February last year, the formal launch of OGAS (established 2012) took place at the Scottish Parliament, where its fresh-out-of-the-box director, Rulzion Rattray, outlined the potential and new opportunities made available through the formation of the academy.
Three UK institutions are working to develop enough electricity to power two universities. The Crown Estate, Aberdeen University and The Robert Gordon University (RGU) are to carry out a project that will produce enough energy for two universities.