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UK can lead world in net-zero energy technologies – but investment is critical

Delivering a tech-enabled integrated net-zero energy future will cost £430 billion but generate more than £2.5 trillion in value to the UK economy  Leading global push to develop net-zero energy system technologies will create major opportunities for UK jobs and manufacturing The OGTC and other ...

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Posted 7 days agoPress > energy transitionNorth SeaTechnologies +6

TAC Healthcare Group aims to help stop the spread of COVID-19 with new 12-minute test kits

Aberdeen-based TAC Healthcare Group has rolled out the latest in COVID-19 testing technology, from UK-based life sciences company, LumiraDx, in a bid to help stop the spread of the virus. The innovative new test kits, which are small and highly portable, can detect the COVID-19 antigen protein fro ...

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Posted 11 days agoPress

Geoteric launches revolutionary seismic interpretation products - Collaborative AI and Geoteric Stratum™

Geoteric, a leading software and services provider to energy companies globally, today announced the launch of its two new revolutionary seismic interpretation products, powered by artificial intelligence (AI): Collaborative AI and Geoteric Stratum™. Collaborative AI  complements the existing Geo ...

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Posted 17 days agoPress > GeotericPetroleum geologySeismic +3

OPITO lays groundwork for cross-sector skills transfer, in collaboration with the Merchant Navy Training Board

OPITO, the global skills organisation for the energy industry, together with the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), has launched a new standard to support the transition of marine personnel into the oil and gas industry. The OPITO BOSIET with CA-EBS – [STCW 95/2010 Conversion] 1 recognises ...

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Posted 22 days agoPress > skills developmentOPITOOPITO Global +9

Winners announced at the 34th Offshore Achievement Awards virtual ceremony

News release – 17 August 2020   The winners of the 2020 Offshore Achievement Awards were revealed in a virtual ceremony on 14 August, with joint prize-winners announced across several categories, demonstrating the high calibre of entries this year and the tough job faced by judges.   This yea ...

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Posted 1 month agoPress > Offshoreoffshore achievement awardsOil and Gas +7

Abrado appoints new CEO to lead global growth

Abrado, the industry leader in the surgical removal of multiple casing sections downhole, has appointed Jason Broussard as President and CEO.  He will be based at the company's office in Broussard, Louisiana.   With a global remit, Mr Broussard will play a critical role in driving company gr ...

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Posted 1 month agoPress > Oil and GasOilfield Servicesdownhole +8

CYBERHAWK SUPPORTS MAJOR UTILITY INSPECT OVER 50,000 TRANSMISSION STRUCTURES IN CALIFORNIA

Cyberhawk, the global leader in drone-based inspection and creator of iHawk, a cloud-based asset visualization software, today announced that it secured a contract with a major California-based utility for the provision of UAV services.The contract, which was secured earlier this year through a comp ...

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Posted 1 month agoPress > CyberhawkdroneDrone inspection +10

COMMENT: Lloyd's Register welcome OGA Energy Integration Project Report

This year, Lloyd's Register (LR) conducted a detailed technical study on behalf of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) into potential options for decarbonising the offshore energy system, looking at how we can move to an integrated energy future.    The findings of this study underpinned the Energy ...

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Posted 1 month agoOpinion > Oil and GasEnergyOffshore +6

Oil & Gas Technology Centre and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult create alliance to fast-track energy transition

Energy Transition Alliance focused on net zero technologies integration A new five-year collaboration which will focus on R&D to accelerate the energy transition Five high-potential projects already identified to form part of the technology roadmap Two leading energy technology and innovation ...

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Posted 2 months agoPress > Oil and GasNorth Searenewables +7

The Offshore Achievement Awards goes virtual for its 2020 ceremony

The 34 th annual awards night will be held virtually at 6:00-8:00pm on 14 August   News release – 16 July, 2020   The Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) is gearing up for its first ever virtual awards ceremony, allowing finalists and winners to be celebrated by industry on Friday 14 ...

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Posted 2 months agoPress > Oil and GasOffshorerenewables +4

Operators could save £15 million per asset by leveraging technology to identify unnecessary maintenance, according to new findings by Lloyd’s Register

Lloyd's Register (LR), the specialist energy consultancy, has today released new findings revealing as much as 40% of maintenance work carried out by Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel operators is unnecessary. By reducing these unwarranted manhours, operators could save on av ...

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Posted 2 months agoPress > Energyenergy industryLloyd's Register +6

Lloyd’s Register selected as consultant for design of control rooms for Hywind Tampen

Specialist energy consultancy Lloyd's Register (LR) has been awarded a contract for Human-Machine Interface (HMI) engineering services - part of an integrated scope awarded to Wood by Equinor to support Hywind Tampen, the world's first floating wind farm to power offshore oil and gas platforms.   ...

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Posted 3 months agoPress > EquinorOffshoreoffshore wind +7

CYBERHAWK SECURES FIVE-YEAR MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR SOFTWARE CONTRACT WITH SHELL

 Cyberhawk and Shell sign five-year multimillion-dollar software contract Cyberhawk becomes first and only drone-based operator to be granted full global aviation approval across all Shell facilities Global contract follows successful two-year proof-of-concept at a Shell construction project in ...

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Posted 3 months agoPress > Oil and GasNorth SeaOffshore +9

Global decommissioning consortium adds weight with heavy lift player

A global decommissioning services consortium has substantially strengthened its capabilities with the addition of a specialist heavy lift vessel-owner operator.   Dutch offshore services provider OOS International joins the already successful consortium, alongside industry leaders Lloyd's Regi ...

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Posted 3 months agoPress > DecommissioningConsortiumGlobal +8

Martin Gilbert announced Chair of the OGTC

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) has today {1 June, 2020} announced the appointment of Martin Gilbert as Chair of the Aberdeen-based research and technology organisation. He will succeed Archie Kennedy who has been Vice Chair and Chair of the OGTC since it was established in February 2017. E ...

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Posted 3 months agoPress > AppointmentAppointmentsChairman +3