Wells decom solutions programme building momentum


Around 1,400 UKCS wells will have to be abandoned over the next 10 years alone at a cost of £7-8billion of which the UK taxpayer will fund around half, according to Malcolm Banks, wells solution centre manager at the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC).

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Offshore chemical firm receives Queen’s Award for overseas sales growth


North-east offshore chemical engineering firm Aubin Group was yesterday presented with a Queen’s Award in recognition of its overseas sales growth. About 140 awards were announced this year for outstanding business achievement, with Aubin honoured for international trade. The Ellon-based company has beefed up its income from exports by more than 100% in the past three years and has expanded its client base to span 16 countries.