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Subsea 7 Scores Long-Term Gig Off UK

February 5, 2016

Subsea 7 has been awarded a three-year frame agreement, with four one-year options, for six North Sea clients: Chevron North Sea Limited, Dana Petroleum (E&P) Limited, Hess Denmark APS, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited and TAQA Bratani Limited. Under this frame agreement, Subsea 7 will continue to provide Diving Support Vessel… Continue Reading »

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UK: Union Wants No Hold-Up on Decommissioning

January 9, 2016

GMB, the union for workers in energy industries and the offshore supply chain, has called on the UK Government to ensure there are no delays in offshore decommissioning to help protect thousands of supply chain jobs. Namely, according to GMB, there is no ‘logical case’ for delaying decisions since there are nearly 300 platforms that… Continue Reading »

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UK: Union Wants No Hold-Up on Decommissioning

January 8, 2016

GMB, the union for workers in energy industries and the offshore supply chain, has called on the UK Government to ensure there are no delays in offshore decommissioning to help protect thousands of supply chain jobs. Namely, according to GMB, there is no ‘logical case’ for delaying decisions since there are nearly 300 platforms that… Continue Reading »

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UK Oil, Gas Output Rises for First Time in 15 Years

January 6, 2016

Britain’s oil and gas output rose in 2015 for the first time since the turn of the millennium, industry body Oil & Gas UK said on Monday, reversing a declining trend but coming as oil prices are trading at a seven-year low. The industry group, which represents oil producers active in the North Sea such… Continue Reading »

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UK Onshore Industry Welcomes National Park Fracking Plans

December 24, 2015

Industry body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) announced late Wednesday that it welcomes secondary legislation just passed in the UK Parliament that includes plans to allow fracking for shale gas under the country’s national parks and in a number of other areas where fracking had previously been banned. The passing of the secondary legislation… Continue Reading »

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UK Shale Gas Could Create Thousands of Jobs, but More Work Needed

December 15, 2015

The emergence of a shale gas industry in the UK would create thousands of jobs for the country, but presently-available predictions of job creation and likely benefits to the UK’s trade balance have been made with “less than ideal” amounts of factual data coupled with guesswork. So says the ‘Final Report’ from industry-funded body The… Continue Reading »

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Wood Group Boosts Specialist Vibration Services Team

December 2, 2015

Wood Group has appointed three senior engineering specialists who will lead a new team of up to 20 people in the UK to further build Wood Group’s capability in vibration, dynamics and noise. This follows the acquisition of BETA Machinery Analysis, a Calgary-based engineering consultancy specializing in advanced vibration analysis, and will include the opening… Continue Reading »

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UK Uses New Powers to Rule on Cuadrilla Shale Gas Permits

November 30, 2015

Britain will use new powers to determine whether to allow shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources to carry out fracking at two sites in northwest England, overruling local planning decisions. Britain is estimated to have substantial amounts of shale gas trapped in underground rocks and Prime Minister Cameron has pledged to go all out to extract… Continue Reading »

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Autumn Statement: Thin on Detail about Support for UK Oil, Gas

November 26, 2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement Wednesday covered a wide range of topics but said little about what more Her Majesty’s Treasury can do to aid the UK’s oil and gas industry amid the current downturn. While there were announcements aplenty detailing H.M. Treasury help for the National Health Service, the housing sector and… Continue Reading »

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Oil, Gas Industry Welcomes UK Government’s Pro-Gas Energy Policy

November 19, 2015

Organizations representing the UK’s upstream oil and gas sector welcomed Wednesday an announcement from Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd that the government of an energy policy that will see natural gas playing a central role in future power generation. Speaking at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London, Rudd set out her vision… Continue Reading »

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