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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 2 days 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 3 days 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 8 days 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 15 days 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 16 days agoOpinion > North SeaProject DeliveryProject Governance +1

Why we shoulld start decommissioning now

Chris Lloyd comments: If the oil and gas industry starts decommissioning earlier and gets a pipeline of projects together, it will enable it to retain expertise, build up a supply chain and organisational capability – and reduce a future decommissioning bottleneck, says Chris Lloyd At the moment ...

Petromall Insights


Posted 22 days agoOpinion > North SeaDecommissioning

Underwater Trainwrecks!

David Bamford writes: 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 o ...

Petromall Insights


Posted 23 days agoOpinion > North SeaDecommissioningMarginal Fields +1

AGR to deliver feasibility study in the Barents Sea

Wintershall Norge AS has awarded a feasibility study to AGR . AGR, the global energy services and software company was awarded the project by Wintershall to evaluate well design solutions for the Barents Sea.   The contract will see AGR monitor and identify the optimum design, drilling and testin ...

Maria Djomina - AGR


Posted 26 days agoPress > Barents SeaNorth SeaWintershall +4

11 billion North Sea barrels left at “lower for longer” prices, new research says

A new Aberdeen University study suggests the UK North Sea can deliver nearly 11billion more barrels of oil equivalent (boe) at “lower for longer” prices. In their latest analysis on the prospects for activity in the region to 2050, petroleum economics professor Alex Kemp and research colleague Li ...

OilVoice Press


Posted 27 days agoLink > North Sea

OEG global network fulfill new cargo unit rental contracts

Leading offshore container and module manufacturer OEG Offshore (OEG) has delivered  cargo carrying units for rental supply agreements in Europe and Africa during the start of 2017. In Africa OEG has been awarded contracts with independent oil and gas and service companies to supply several hundred ...

Lorraine Mitchell


Posted 28 days agoPress > North SeaOEG Offshorecargo carrying units +8

Chrysaor and Enquest buying North Sea assets – two different financial approaches to decommissioning

Greg Coleman comments: In January 2017 there were two big North Sea acquisitions – Enquest buying 25 per cent of BP's Magnus field ($85m) and Chrysaor buying some of Shell North Sea assets ($3.6bn approx.) Both transactions take a different approach to the decommissioning financing – and illustra ...

Petromall Insights


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > North SeaDecommissioningFinancial Impact

Prior Diesel Announces Appointment of New General Manager

Prior Diesel, a Suretank company and leading global supplier of diesel driven power solutions and well service products, has appointed Jim Yeats as General Manager to drive forward the company's ongoing expansion. Jim brings over 25 years experience in the oil and gas sector with previous senior le ...

Melanie Kendall - KendallSmith Marketing


Posted 1 month agoPress > North Seaoffshore oil and gaswell service equipment +2

Good management is the best way to cut decommissioning costs

Everyone is aware of the spiralling estimates of how much decommissioning will cost – perhaps the best way to solve it can be simply expressed as ‘good management', says Graham Scotton As we keep hearing, the estimates of the costs of decommissioning the North Sea oil and gas infrastructure keep go ...

Petromall Insights


Posted 1 month agoOpinion > DecommissioningNorth Sea

Statoil - Gas discovery near North Sea Valemon field

The Valemon platform in the North Sea. (Photo: Harald Pettersen) Two years after Valemon came on stream Statoil has made a new gas discovery on the field, called Valemon West. The discovery is estimated to contain between 20 and 50 million barrels of oil equivalent. “This is an important disco ...

OilVoice Press


Posted 1 month agoPress > StatoilNorth SeaValemon field

Sparrows Group Retains BP North Sea Contract

Sparrows Group has successfully retained its current North Sea Mechanical Handling and Crane Management contract with BP, which will extend the working partnership between the two companies to over 50 years. The contract sees the lifting and mechanical handling specialist operating and maintaining ...

Jamie MacDonald


Posted 1 month agoPress > SparrowsBPContract +1