Energy Voice | Firms must collaborate to build Dundee decom hub

Greater collaboration is required if Dundee is to achieve its aim of becoming an international hub for the offshore decommissioning sector. Speaking at a major conference at the city’s West Park Conference Centre, the interim chief executive of Decom North Sea Tom Leeson said there were already a number of strings to the industry’s bow […]

Energy Voice | Two UK low-carbon firms recognised at Shell awards

Two British low-carbon entrepreneurs have been recognised by Shell receiving a Shell Springboard and Shell LiveWIRE Award by Sinead Lynch, the chair of Shell UK. Seawater Greenhouse and MiAlgae each beat more than 100 applicants to win their prestigious awards held at the Royal Academy of Engineering. The two companies were awarded a share of […]

Energy Voice | Bring back the big bang for decom boom, says explosives specialist

Explosives could still have a big part to play in cutting costs, saving time and reducing the environmental impact of decommissioning, an engineer has said. David Lindsay, who worked in oil and gas as an explosives engineer for over a decade, is calling for an open discussion about reinstating their use. “We’re saying: at least […]

Energy Voice | Five Japanese firms agree terms for Brazilian FPSO charter

MODEC, Mitsui, MOL, Marubeni and Mitsui E&S announced today that the five Japanese firms will collaborate on an ultra-deepwater Brazilian FPSO charter project. The long-term deal investment is planned for the Mero field offshore Brazil. The five firms said today that they have “agreed terms “on providing a floating production, storage, and offloading system (FPSO). […]

Fugro, AGI Sell Seeps Data Off Canada

Fugro and its partner, Amplified Geochemical Imaging (AGI), have sold licences for data from a frontier region offshore Canada. The data was acquired during a hydrocarbon seep survey, heat flow and geochemical coring campaign in the Orphan Basin, on the continental margin of Newfoundland. The comprehensive data package is being licensed from both […]

Energy Voice | Energy Institute dinner marks ‘era of optimism’ for north-east industry

North-east industry leaders were entertained by a host of prestigious speakers at the Energy Institute (EI) Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch’s annual dinner last night. The high-profile, black-tie event was rescheduled after bad weather led to its postponement earlier this year. Speakers at the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa included Graham Stewart, CEO of Faroe Petroleum; […]

Energy Voice | Plan to awaken ‘dormant Brent giant’ in North Sea

London-based oil explorer Bridge Petroleum has launched plans to awaken “a dormant Brent giant” in the North Sea. The Galapagos redevelopment is the combination of the formerly named North West Hutton field and Darwin fields, which Bridge has acquired a 100% stake in. Bridge is carrying out an appraisal of the prospect, arguing that only […]

Energy Voice | Daughter takes on ultra-marathons for Piper Alpha memorial

A woman whose father died in the Piper Alpha disaster is running a series of ultra-marathons to raise money for the upkeep of the memorial gardens in Aberdeen. Laura Kearney’s dad David McWhinnie was among the 167 people who lost their lives in the tragedy nearly 30 years ago. Ms Kearney, who lives in Birmingham, […]

SCS Inks UK Business Development Deal with Pommec

Subsea Commercial Services (SCS) has signed a UK focused business development contract with Pommec of the Netherlands. According to SCS, Pommec, a manufacturer and supplier of commercial diving equipment and hyperbaric tunnelling solutions, aims to increase its penetration and presence in the UK diving sector and see SCS’ growth services as the […]