Renewables imperative for subsea innovation


Back in the day – the late ’ 90s – a project called the Zero Surface Facilities Initiative was set up between a collection of operators and contractors known as the Atlantic Margin Joint Industry

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Subsea guidelines show way


Two years ago, following fantastic collaborative efforts from 70 people in 31 companies, Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force (ETF) team published the first Subsea Standardisation guidelines and the signs are they’ve been put to good use.


Does the UK’s subsea industry actually belong to the UK?


I don’t like spin. Never have and never will. Consequently I get really annoyed when people talk about the success of the UK subsea industry. Brits seem to have a thing about claiming ownership of something simply because it’s based here. It’s a bit like Ford motor cars. We – not me obviously – think of it as British because it’s been here since the 1930s or maybe earlier. It isn’t. It’s American. Always has been, always will be.


Opinion: Brexit to decommissioning – UK’s oil and gas future


Following Brexit and the continued stagnation of the oil and gas price, 2016 will long be remembered for all the wrong reasons. However, despite the rather gloomy past, 2017 is shaping up to be a far better year for the industry. With advancements in technology and testing, 2017 is set to see new, green shoots of growth return to the sector.