GROWTH PLANS AS NXG DRILLING SERVICES APPOINTS NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

NXG Drilling Services has announced the appointment of a former Weatherford UK Managing Director to its senior management team. With nearly 40 years’ oil and gas industry expertise, Ian McCartney has been announced as Non-Executive Chairman. He will play a key strategic role in supporting NXG’s plans for international growth in the manufacture and supply of products and services to the drilling sector. NXG has invested more than £2m in new offices at Altens, Aberdeen, and a manufacturing facility near Peterhead. The company also has an operation in the Middle East. Rod Coffey, Managing Director at NXG Drilling Services, said: "Ian is a highly respected oil and gas industry executive and I am

ENERPAC ACCREDITED FIRST ECITB TRAINING PROVIDER FOR MECHANICAL JOINT INTEGRITY IN MAINLAND EUROPE

Leading hydraulic bolting tools manufacturer, Enerpac, has been accredited as the first Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) approved training provider in mainland Europe for Mechanical Joint Integrity. The company’s European training academy at Ede in The Netherlands meets and exceeds all ECITB requirements. Enerpac supplies a wide range of hydraulic torque wrenches and tensioning tools for bolting applications. The Enerpac European training academy is part of a global academy network providing training courses on all Enerpac’s Industrial Tools. The ECITB Mechanical Joint Integrity training is an industry recognized series of courses, providing a method of training and v

PROSERV UNVEILS NEW GREAT YARMOUTH CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Energy services company, Proserv officially opened its new purpose-built Centre of Excellence recently within Great Yarmouth’s Beacon Park. Developer, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, together with New Anglia LEP and key stakeholders, joined Proserv at the 65,000 sq ft ‘Artemis House’ – named after the site’s ‘Artemis 2G’ (A2G) subsea control system technology - to mark the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Artemis House is the largest site within Beacon Park, featuring modern offices, 25% additional manufacturing space and a yard area. There is also the ability to add a further 20,000 sq ft of workshop capacity in the future and increase office headcount. Davis Larssen, COO of Proserv

PDI CELEBRATES A DECADE IN DECOMMISSIONING

This year, Project Development International (PDi) Ltd - part of the Tattva Group - celebrates a significant milestone in its history, with the company achieving a decade of activity within the decommissioning sector. As a leading provider of multi-disciplined engineering, project management and project services to the international energy industry, PDi has worked with multiple clients since 2008, successfully completing more than twenty decommissioning workscopes. Recently shortlisted as finalists in the Excellence in Collaboration category at Decom North Sea’s inaugural decommissioning awards, key projects for PDi have included: Providing ongoing support to both Maersk Oil UK a Company of

DELTATEK ATTRACTS OPERATORS DURING SUBSEA INNOVATION FIELD TRIALS

Well construction specialist, DeltaTek Global, has announced two successful onshore field trials of its innovative SeaCure system, resulting in subsequent offshore trials with two North Sea operators this summer, as part of a project backed by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre. SeaCure is a pioneering subsea cementing system, delivering stabbed in inner string cementing for subsea wells. Providing significant time and cost benefits, SeaCure’s initial ‘proof of concept’ trials took place in April at an onshore test well at Frank’s International’s Aberdeen base. These will be followed this summer by three offshore trials in live North Sea wells operated by Chevron and Siccar Point Energy, down t

MERLIN ERD EXTEND TECHNICAL TEAM

Those drilling experts Merlin ERD Ltd, have done it again, attracting further exceptional engineers to work at the HQ in Perth, Scotland. Stewart McGregor is the latest Extended Reach Drilling expert to join this double Queen’s Award winning team. Merlin are a huge success story unlocking hydrocarbon reserves previously deemed uneconomic and slashing drilling costs with their innovative approach and technologies. “Great people are everything and our efforts to protect our technical team through the downturn, when others cast their staff aside is being rewarded with record growth including contract wins in Australia, Germany, Holland, Asia, Canada, Norway, the UK and the Middle East” notes Ia

ABB ABILITY SMART SENSOR NOW ALSO MONITORS PUMPS

The pump manufacturer Emile Egger is constantly on the look-out for ways to improve its products and processes. Michel Grimm, Egger’s Chief Business Development Officer and grandson of Company Founder Emile Egger, became aware of the ABB Ability Smart Sensor in early 2017. This solution, developed by ABB in 2016, revolutionised the maintenance logistics of motors by enabling the owners to detect problems early due to remote monitoring. This meant that maintenance work could be carried out preventively for the first time and, thus, downtime could be drastically reduced. “Pumps, such as those in wastewater plants, usually fail without warning. In order to prevent typical problems such as block

APACHE NORTH SEA AWARDS NEW CONTRACT TO ASCO

ASCO has announced a significant contract award from Apache North Sea that builds upon a positive start to the year for the global oil and gas materials management specialist. The new contract for the provision of shorebase and logistics services, delivered from ASCO’s Peterhead supply base, extends the relationship between the companies which can be traced back to 2007. The five-year contract, with the option of two one-year extensions, will help support the long-term sustainability of South Base where 470 people are employed. ASCO will deliver these services using its integrated logistics management system (iLMS), which captures operational data and provides real-time reporting. Through an

WELL INTERVATION SPECIALISTS WELLPRO GROUP LAUNCHED IN ABERDEEN

Wellpro Group, a new well intervention start-up, expects to create seven jobs within its first year of trading after announcing its move to premises in the Granite City. The business, which is primarily focused on well intervention and thru tubing tools, has been established to meet the demand for innovative solutions within the well intervention market in the UK and European markets as well as other major operating locations globally. The three founding members of the business together have more than 75 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. CEO Jim Thomson and Technical Director Scott Fraser were formerly Managing Director and UK Manager respectively at Wellvention Ltd. Prior to it

PETERSON AWARDED ACCREDITATION FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Leading international energy logistics company, Peterson, has achieved the international standard ISO 45001:2018 accreditation for their occupational health and safety management system in the Netherlands. ISO 45001 is the new international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Management Systems, replacing the old British Standard OHSAS 18001:2007. The new standard provides a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions and focuses on a proactive approach, to improving OHS performance. This certification, awarded to the Dutch divisions of the Peterson Offshore Group (Peterson Den Helder BV, Peterson Chemicals BV, Peters

INDUSTRY HAS TO DEMONSTRATE 'LICENSE TO OPERATE' SAYS NEW SPE OFFSHORE EUROPE 2019 CHAIR

The energy industry has to continuously demonstrate its excellence in order to maintain a ‘license to operate’, says the newly appointed Conference Chair of SPE Offshore Europe 2019 Michael Borrell, Senior Vice President, North Sea and Russia at Total. ‘Our license to operate: breaking through to excellence’ will form the theme of the biennial conference and exhibition which will take place in Aberdeen from 3-6 September 2019. Michael Borrell has been appointed Conference Chair and will lead a committee of international oil and gas industry leaders to develop the plenary, keynote and technical programmes. "SPE Offshore Europe 2019 will allow the industry to come together and discuss what rea

THE E2S GNEX EXPLOSION PROOF SIGNALLING AND CALL POINT FAMILY WITH GLOBAL APPROVALS

E2S Warning Signals, the world’s leading independent signalling manufacturer, offers a comprehensive range hazardous location and explosion proof alarm horn sounders, Xenon strobes, LED beacons, loudspeakers, push buttons and call points. The GNEx family, which features GRP housings and sealing to IP66, is approved by IECEx and ATEX for Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22 use. The visual signals in the GNEx family feature a 5, 10, 15 or 21 Joule Xenon strobe light source, giving an industry leading, effective intensity light output, of more than 900 cd for high ambient light or long-distance signalling. The LED variant contains a light source that has five flash rates: 1, 1.5, 2 Hz and double and triple fl

OPITO INVITES NEXT GENERATION INTO THE INDUSTRY WORKPLACE

CHANCE FOR NORTH-EAST PUPILS TO GAIN HANDS ON EXPERIENCE DURING THREE DAY EVENT Secondary school pupils aged 16 and over from across the North-east of Scotland are being encouraged to sign up for the opportunity to delve into the innovative world of energy. OPITO, the global not-for-profit skills body for the energy sector, launched its UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review earlier this month. The report indicated that 40,000 new recruits will be required to support the industry over the next 20 years. The organisation’s Industry Awareness programme, which runs from Tuesday June 26th for three days, aims to spark the interest of the next generation. The initiative will see students teamed up with

IMPACT SUBSEA STRENGTHENS MANAGEMENT TEAM

Leading ROV & AUV sensor manufacturer Impact Subsea is pleased to announce the strengthening of its management team. Craig Thorburn has been appointed as Operations Manager within the company and will be responsible for product production and customer support. Craig will be based at the Impact Subsea headquarters in Aberdeenshire and have responsibility for the continuing expansion of the production and support functions. Prior to joining Impact Subsea, Craig has gained over 15 years of experience working in various customer focused engineering roles within the subsea sector. Ben Grant, Managing Director, Impact Subsea, commented: “Over the past year Impact Subsea has seen tremendous growth

ESI TECHNOLOGY LTD HAS BEEN AWARDED MARINE TYPE APPROVAL FROM DNV GL FOR A RANGE OF PRESSURE TRANSMI

DNVGL (Det Norske Veritas Germanscher Lloyd) is the industry leader in Marine Accreditation and is accepted as suitable in even the most remote areas of the globe. It is also the largest technical consultancy and supervisory to the global renewable energy (particularly wind, wave, tidal and solar) and oil & gas industry - 65% of the world’s offshore pipelines are designed and installed to DNV GL’s technical standards. Headquartered in Høvik, Norway, it was created in 2013 as a result of a merger between two leading organisations in the field - Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany). In addition to providing services such as technical assessment, certification, risk mana

NEW ONSHORE ENERGY AND PETROCHEMICAL PLANT LIGHTING FROM GLAMOX

In response to a growing need for energy-efficient, low maintenance, industrial and explosion-proof Ex-certified LED lighting, Glamox has published a new catalogue for the onshore energy and petrochemicals industry. In recent years, LED has become the superior light source technology, which is reflected in the new catalogue. The catalogue showcases a wide range of LED products, which are presented in an informative way. Extensive information is also provided on the different mounting options for the most popular technical lighting ranges. The catalogue also includes useful reference material, including articles on Light Management Systems and Human-Centric Lighting. Intelligent, energy-effic

NEW REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR OEM HTL GROUP SCOTLAND

Global OEM HTL Group have appointed Marc Gerrard as Regional Director for their HTL Group Scotland arm. Marc joined HTL as Business Manager in 2016 with a very strong 22 years’ background in equipment rentals, sales, maintenance and management within the oil and gas arena. Since then Marc has taken full responsibility of all HTL group activity in Scotland, including raising awareness of the Group portfolio locally. As Regional Director, Marc will continue to strategically expand the Group’s complete portfolio of capabilities across Scotland. Product innovation is something that is mirrored across the entire HTL Group umbrella of companies with new controlled bolting solutions rolled out cons

HYTORC FLANGE MANAGER

HYTORC has created a brand new Flange Manager, the gold standard of bolted joint integrity management software. HYTORC Flange Manager is an independent and verified bolt load calculation software tool. HYTORC’s customers and sales associates have the ability to review all tool options and recommend what is right for the joint and equipment. HYTORC Flange Manager software comes with built-in intelligence, it allows minimal inputs and errors while enabling maximum flange management efficiency and ‘right first time’ results. Fully auditable calculations are traceable to the latest industry standards and guidelines. HYTORC Flange Manager software offers a unique level of assurance for all HYTORC

OFFSHORE ENERGY EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE 2018 - REGISTER NOW!

The registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2018 is now live! The event, to be held on (22), 23 & 24 October in Amsterdam expects to attract over 12,000 offshore professionals and more than 600 exhibiting companies. Offshore Energy is an annual event focused on the complete offshore energy industry. It covers both the exploration and production of the conventional energy resources oil & gas as well as renewables. During last year’s event, Sonja Chirico Indrebø, VP Strategy & Innovation New Energy Solutions at Equinor said: “This is a very good event where you get the chance to see across your own industry and you have a chance to copy from the best. So, we are looking at ren

DISCOVERY™ - FLOW ASSURANCE AND ASSETT INTEGRITY IN A SINGLE SCAN

Tracerco’s Discovery™ is the world’s only subsea CT scanner. Since performing its first full commercial scanning campaign in 2014; Discovery™ has continued to prove itself as an invaluable resource for flow assurance and asset integrity projects with thousands of successful subsea scans in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the Arabian Gulf. Discovery™ was initially developed to allow an Operator to perform a nondestructive examination of a flowline with a blockage of an unknown composition and material. All previous remediation methods applied to this line had failed and the Operator needed accurate information on the nature of the blockage in order to design a suitable remediation strategy

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