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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 15 days 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 15 days 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 22 days 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 22 days 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 23 days 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 24 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month agoLink > North Sea