Welcoming a new year heralds a time for reflecting on the year that was and what is to come.
Oil and Gas UK
As 2019 comes to a close, the UK energy sector trade body has produced a video highlighting some of the main developments for the industry over the last year.
The UK oil and gas industry’s regulator is ready to wield its powers to tackle the “transaction drag” hindering efforts to get oilfields into the right hands.
The oil and gas industry has welcomed the new UK government as it looks ahead to a “transformational” sector deal and braces for tax changes for thousands of contractors.
UK offshore oil and gas companies have taken a small backward step in their efforts to work together more effectively, a key survey suggests.
The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
Later this month OGUK and Deloitte will co-host the launch of the 2019 UKCS Supply Chain Collaboration Survey: “From strategy to action –overcoming barriers to change.”
An annual offshore decommissioning conference has “left its comfort zone”, organisers said as the 2019 event drew to a close yesterday.
The predicted cost of decommissioning the UK’s offshore wind farms has already risen to about £4 billion, the audience heard at a conference in St Andrews yesterday.
The rise of specialist decommissioning firms could give the UK the edge in a global oilfield dismantling market worth £67 billion over the next decade, a new report said.
Learning how to decommission oilfields without demolishing the UK oil and gas industry’s net-zero pledge is the “next big step”, a new report said.
Companies are decommissioning more efficiently in the UK continental shelf (UKCS), allowing them to carry out more work for the same amount of investment.
Oil and Gas UK has launched a new educational campaign testing the knowledge of the nation about the offshore energy sector.
The UK North Sea will welcome more cash from overseas to bridge the gap left by traditional investors who are turning their backs on oil and gas, a new report said.
Joint hosts Decom North Sea and OGUK have published the agenda for the tenth Offshore Decommissioning Conference, to be held in St Andrews, November 25-27 .
The UK boss of CNOOC International has said the “Gung-Ho” days of the North Sea are finished amid a need to focus on mental health.
Enormous changes are afoot to help grow the Aberdeen economy in the coming years as uncertainty and fierce competition from other growing cities become the new norm.
At the Offshore Decommissioning Conference which Oil and Gas UK co-hosts with Decom North Sea, OGUK will launch its flagship Decommissioning Insight report and highlight new supplementary guidelines which capture how fast the sector’s knowledge of project scopes has grown in recent years.
The oil and gas industry has a “clear and robust” plan to tackle leaks in the UK North Sea, a sector trade body said today.
The oil and gas industry cannot afford to go into “reverse” on health and safety in the North Sea, a sector chief has warned.
A new conference has been announced which will focus on the most pressing health and safety issues in the North Sea.
If necessity is the mother of invention, the Committee on Climate Change’s “Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming” report should spur a jump-start for the carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) industry in the UK.
A network dedicated to increasing the number of women in the UK energy industry has warned that digitalisation is not a guaranteed “gender balance magic wand”.
The energy sector gender pay gap (GPG) remained relatively high last year thanks in part to the traditionally male-dominated oil and gas sector – but the changing nature of employment could offer the chance to change that.
North Sea helicopter operators are classing portable electronic devices (PEDs) as a “clear and present danger” to their aircraft and passengers, an aviation expert said.