Centrifuges Un-Limited rebrands to OSSO, appoints new CEO

Centrifuges Un-Limited has rebranded to “OSSO” and appointed a new chief executive as part of a major growth drive. The Aberdeen-headquartered oilfield equipment specialist has appointed James Scullion, a former Ferguson Group boss who joined Centrifuges last year, in the top job. It comes 12 months after Linton Investments, the investment vehicle of the Ferguson […]

Shell signs up for Lagos, Ogun gas provision

Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) has signed a deal to provide gas to industrial and manufacturing companies in Lagos and Ogun states. The deal will run for 20 years, it said. SNG has signed the agreement with Nigerian Gas Marketing Corp. (NGMC). Shell will also extend its distribution network into Badagry. “This agreement will enable local […]

PetroStrat acquires geology business unit from RPS Energy

Stratigraphic consultancy firm PetroStrat has announced the acquisition of RPS Energy’s Specialist Geology Business Unit. RPS will transfer all its assets and 26 staff, including 17 geological experts, to the Welsh-headquartered firm, as well as an R&D laboratory and office in Northwich in Cheshire. The move takes PetroStrat’s total headcount to more than 100 staff […]

Augean warns of £3m impairment on North Sea decommissioning wing

Waste management firm Augean expects to record a £3 million impairment in its 2020 results linked to the decline of its North Sea business. Yorkshire-based Augean said “further rationalisations” had been made to the cost base of its North Sea services subsidiary, ANNS, to reflect “anticipated forward trading conditions”. Augean did say that group trading […]

Waha Oil cuts production on pipeline work

Waha Oil Co. has cut production in order to carry out maintenance on the 32-inch pipeline connecting fields to the Es Sider terminal. National Oil Corp. (NOC) announced that output would fall as of January 17. The company will carry out work on the pipeline linking the Samah and Dahra fields to the Es Sider […]

CSV Southern Ocean scores Boskalis charter

Boskalis has awarded a charter contract to Bourbon and Oceanteam jointly-owned construction support vessel (CSV) Southern Ocean. Courtesy: Oceanteam According to Oceanteam, works on this contract should commence in February 2021 for a period of approximately two months. Boskalis’ primary activity under this contract will be the transport and installation of suction pile anchors and […]

Adnoc cancels Shelf Drilling rigs

Shelf Drilling has reported an early termination for two of its rigs, both of which were contracted to Adnoc Drilling. The terminations have hit the High Island VII and Compact Driller jack-ups. Now, the rigs will halt operations as of August 2021. The original end dates for the High Island VII and Compact Driller were […]

Reach unveils its new subsea services model

Norwegian contractor Reach Subsea has introduced new and future-proof, sustainable solution for subsea services. The project, named Reach Remote, is a cooperation with industrial partners Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly, and also gets support from Innovation Norway. The first stage of Reach Remote is to introduce unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) dedicated to survey, inspection, as well […]

Tawke output slips in 2020

The Tawke licence in Kurdistan produced 110,300 barrels per day in 2020, DNO has reported, down from 124,000 bpd in 2019. DNO has a 75% stake in the area. Production net to the company was 77,700 bpd. Genel Energy has a 25% stake and will issue its own update on January 19. Production was evenly […]

BP North Sea headquarters to receive a ‘green’ makeover

A global property investor aims to make BP’s North Sea headquarters in Aberdeen a beacon of the city’s green credentials. LaSalle Investment Management has also revealed it is talking to a number of potential new tenants for the 210,000sq ft building, on Wellheads Avenue, Dyce, after BP moves into new, smaller regional headquarters elsewhere in […]