Statoil has handed an Aberdeenshire asset integrity specialist a deal to carry out inspections on the Norwegian firm’s landmark Mariner project in the North Sea.
China has become the North Sea’s biggest operator, unperturbed by low oil prices, a news report said today.
ATR Group, which is merging with another Aberdeen oil and gas company, has won a contract to provide lifting equipment and inspection services to a North Sea major.
Nexen Energy said it will cut an additional 350 jobs from its troubled oil-sands site.
A visit by ministers to Aberdeen yesterday was welcomed as a “strong signal” that the Scottish Government was “open for listening” to the region’s oil and gas industry.
Scottish ministers will travel to Aberdeen tomorrow to meet with key oil and gas figures to hear how the industry is coping to the oil price crash.
Wood Group has landed a $150million North Sea contract extension with Nexen.
DOF has secured new North Sea contracts with operators for two of its vessels
An oil major has won approval for a workforce competency management system from an industry skills organisation.
A second man has died after an explosion at Nexen’s Long Lake facility in northern Alberta.
The concept of using wind power for offshore oil and gas applications has taken a step forward after several oil majors signed up for a joint industry project to explore the technology.
Figures have revealed an increase in oil and gas production in the UK has increased by more than 14% since last year - the highest quarterly increase since 1999. The findings, in the latest edition of Energy Trends by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), shows indigenous UK production of crude and natural gas liquids was boosted in the second quarter of the year.
Oil firm Nexen has revealed it is pressing ahead with plans to decommission two North Sea oil and gas fields according to schedule. Nexen, which is owned by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (Cnooc), has confirmed plans to start decommissioning the Ettrick and the nearby Blackbird fields in the Outer Moray Firth, 75 miles northeast of Aberdeen. Work is due to commence in early next year. The firm recently commissioned Aberdeen-based consultancy Xodus to deliver a Front End Engineering and Design (Feed) exercise outlining the decommissioning methodology for the fields.
Aberdeen-based Xodus Group has been awarded a contract with Nexen to provide Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) services in support of the decommissioning of the Ettrick and Blackbird fields in the central North Sea.
The Alberta Energy Regulator has ordered the immediate suspension of 15 pipeline licenses issued to Nexen, the Canadian unit of China’s Cnooc Ltd., after finding “noncompliant activities” at the company’s Long Lake oil-sands operations. The order results in the closing of 95 pipelines carrying natural gas, crude oil, salt water, fresh water and emulsion, the regulator said in a statement late Friday.
Specialist training provider Survivex has developed a customised safety service package for oil major Nexen.
Industry body Oil and Gas UK said production is set to rise for the first time in 15 years, according to provisional figures.
The builder of a ruptured Nexen Energy oil sands pipeline in Canada that caused one of North America's largest oil-related land spills said on Monday it had followed the design plans it was given for the infrastructure. Surerus Pipeline Inc, a contractor based in Fort St. John in British Columbia, "had no involvement in this project after the completion, so whatever Nexen's doing, they're doing," said Sean Surerus, vice president of the company, said in an interview. "The project was completed to the standards. We were the installers. ... We had no design capacity in the project."
An investigation is underway after Nexen Energy had to shutdown a pipeline which leaked more than 30,000 barrels of emulsion. The company, a subsidiary of CNOOC, said the incident happened at its Long Lake oil sands facility. The pipeline and connecting pad site have since been isolated in a bid to stop the leak.
Oil and gas firm Nexen last night announced a change at the top for its UK North Sea arm, with Ray Riddoch taking over from Archie Kennedy as managing director on July 1.
Buzzard operator Nexen has announced it plans to cut its North Sea workforce by 50 roles in response to the downturn in oil prices. The firm, owned by Chinese oil explorer CNOOC, will cut a further 350 jobs in its North American business where it has interests in the Alberta oil sands. The firm, which has offices the Prime Four business park at Westhills, said its Nexen UK business has initiated a consultation process to “adjust its staffing levels by approximately 50 employees”.