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TWMA Secures Projects with Maersk Oil UK

International environmental solutions provider, TWMA, has been awarded two new projects with Maersk Oil UK in the Central North Sea. With both projects already underway, the first onboard the Ocean Valiant will run until March 2018, whilst the second project on the Maersk Gallant jack-up rig is due ...

Jenny Adams


Posted 2 days agoPress > TWMADrillingWaste Management +1

BP announces start of production from Quad 204 project, west of Shetland

UK project is the third of seven new upstream major projects expected to come on stream for BP in 2017. BP, on behalf of co-venturers Shell and Siccar Point Energy, is pleased to announce first oil from the redeveloped Schiehallion Area, following completion of the multi-billion-pound Quad 204 pro ...

OilVoice Press


Posted 4 days agoPress > BPShetlandNorth Sea +1

Tapping into new technology a key focus at SPE Offshore Europe 2017

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre's Technology Zone at SPE Offshore Europe 2017 will present a series of technologies used in alternative sectors to encourage the oil and gas industry to think differently about the adoption of new products. The Centre believes technologies such as robots, composite m ...


Posted 9 days agoPress > North Sea

New life for the North Sea!

Conventional petroleum provinces in the North Sea range from mature to very mature, and thus it seems that future will be defined in terms of  “marginal discoveries” - the OGA estimates that there are already  ~350 unsanctioned discoveries in the UKCS – and possibly shale oil/gas, with the intriguin ...

David Bamford


Posted 17 days agoOpinion > North SeaMarginal DiscoveriesUK Shale +1

Joined-up thinking about the North Sea?

There seems to be a lot of thought going into the issue of Decommissioning in the North Sea, with companies perhaps beginning to realise that the traditional approach – to take a ‘finger in the air' estimate of the potential costs to put into their accounts and then breathe a sigh of relief when the ...

David Bamford


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > North SeaDecommissioningMarginal Discoveries +2

Well-Centric and Hunting Awarded £5 Million North Sea Asset Maintenance Contract

Late life-cycle integrity specialists, Well-Centric and Hunting, have been awarded an approx. £5 million contract for the maintenance, storage and recertification of equipment for a major North Sea exploration and production operator.   The collaboration will see Well-Centric and Hunting join forc ...

Debbie Simpson


Posted 1 month agoPress > North SeaWell-CentricHunting +11

Interventek Launches New Open Water Well Control Valve For Light Well Interventions

Aberdeen based Interventek Subsea Engineering is launching a new Open Water Well Control Valve at the forthcoming Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston (1-4th May 2017). Designed for Light Well Intervention (LWI) and workover operations, including large bore, deep water and HPHT applicati ...

Debbie Simpson


Posted 1 month agoPress > shear and sealwirelineAberdeen +22

Interventek Launches New Open Water Well Control Valve For Light Well Interventions

Aberdeen based Interventek Subsea Engineering is launching a new Open Water Well Control Valve at the forthcoming Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston (1-4th May 2017). Designed for Light Well Intervention (LWI) and workover operations, including large bore, deep water and HPHT applicati ...

Debbie Simpson


Posted 1 month agoPress > shear and sealwirelineAberdeen +22

6000 wells on the Norwegian shelf

Well number 6000 was registered as completed in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's Fact Pages in late March. This was production well 31/2-Y-21 AY2H on the Troll field in the North Sea. All wildcat and production wells drilled on the Norwegian shelf since 1966 have been registered in the Fact Pag ...

OilVoice Press


Posted 1 month agoPress > Norwegian shelfNorwegian Petroleum DirectorateNorth Sea

BP to sell Forties Pipeline System to INEOS

BP today announced it has agreed to sell its Forties Pipeline System (FPS) business, with assets including the main Forties offshore and onshore pipelines and other associated pipeline interests and facilities, to INEOS. Subject to partner, regulatory and other third party approvals, operatorship ...

OilVoice Press


Posted 1 month agoPress > BPIneosForties Pipeline +1

Wood Group renews and extends North Sea contract with Premier Oil

Wood Group has been awarded a $50 million contract with Premier Oil, to deliver topside operations and maintenance services to the Balmoral floating production vessel (FPV) in the Central North Sea and the Solan installation, West of Shetland. The two year contract which has three, one year extens ...

OilVoice Press


Posted 1 month agoPress > Wood GroupNorth SeaPremier Oil

Take Unconventionals Offshore!

Conventional petroleum provinces in NW Europe range from mature to very mature, and thus it seems that future will be defined in terms of shale oil/gas and “marginal discoveries” (the OGA estimates that there are ~350 unsanctioned discoveries in the UKCS). However, let me introduce to you the intri ...

David Bamford


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > North Seashale oilMarginal Discoveries +2

Understand your reservoir!

Some of you may have already browsed the OGA's five year review of (UKCS) major oil and gas projects . It is a sobering read, chronicling the various mishaps that beset 58 major projects executed between 2011 and 2016. On average: fewer than 25% of projects were delivered on time (average of 10 ...

David Bamford


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > North SeaReservoirProject Delivery +1

Prior Diesel Appoints New Business Development Manager

Great Yarmouth based Prior Diesel, a Suretank company and leading global supplier of diesel driven power solutions and well service products, has appointed Daniel Peacock as New Business Development Manager for Aberdeen.    Daniel has over 16 years experience working in the oil and gas industry. He ...

Melanie Kendall - KendallSmith Marketing


Posted 2 months agoPress > well service equipmentdiesel enginesAberdeen +1

Holed beneath the waterline!

Graham Scotton notes that Quality management decision making is needed for better project outcomes? Oil and gas management needs a step change if the industry is going to prosper in a $50 to $60 world – and perhaps the best way to describe the necessary improvement is ‘more rigour', as well as mo ...

Petromall Insights


Posted 2 months agoOpinion > North SeaProject DeliveryProject Governance +1