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Mastering the mentoring way at BP

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Secondary school pupils from across the north-east are being given help to shape their future by BP, as part of the ‘Career Ready’ scheme. The six fifth and sixth-year pupils have been paired with an experienced mentor who can help them to develop their skills – both professionally and personally. Two pupils from Hazlehead Academy […]

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Qualify yourself to ensure your career lasts

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Oil and gas industry professionals should consider additional academic qualifications as a form of insurance in an uncertain industry, according to the head of Robert Gordon University’s MBA course. Dr Ian Broadbent is the head of the institution’s general MBA course and its Oil and Gas Management variant. He said: “We’re trying to help them […]

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Course launched to address potential repeat of North Sea skills gap

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An Aberdeen training company claims there could be another potential skills gap looming in the North Sea due to the ageing workforce. The offshore industry suffered from a lack of fresh talent between 2012 and 2014 that was eventually plugged through a variety of schemes. However in a bid to avert any future repeat scenario […]

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EU-backed project signs up Shell, calls for further partners

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A Eurostars-funded Joint Industry Project (JIP) has signed Shell as the first operator to participate in a two-year digital twin initiative. The JIP is focused on improving maintenance of offshore assets by combining simulation models, also known as digital twins, with data. The organisations behind the project hope it will change the way operators manage their […]

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Drone completes record flight during platform inspection

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A UK based drone operator has completed the lengthiest civilian drone flight in the UK. The beyond line of sight flight saw Flylogix’s Condor Drone complete an infrared inspection of the DP3 unmanned platform in the East Irish Sea on behalf of oil and gas operator Centrica. The drone took off from Blackpool Airport and […]

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State support for commercial diver training restored

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The Scottish Government is providing funding for commercial diver training in an effort to avoid a major skills shortage in the subsea industry. Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is covering half the cost of closed bell and ROV training courses at The Underwater Centre (TUC) for Scottish residents. TUC, in Fort William, said the total value […]

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JFSE release new centrally-located jet excavation system

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A new high velocity water jetting system is to be fitted to all James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE) tools stationed at their hubs in the UK, UAE, Singapore, Venezuela, USA, Brazil, China and Mexico. JFSE, who conduct a non-contact form of and whose tools are used for pipeline and cable trenching, deburial, rock dump dispersal […]

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JFD aims to dominate market with Cobra rebreather

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JFD said today its ground-breaking new scuba gear could be rolled out worldwide after sailing through its first major offshore test. JFD, a division of marine services group James Fisher and Sons (JFS), said Cobra would solve a problem that had troubled the oil and gas industry for years. Cobra, which stands for compact bailout […]

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Premier Oil: ‘We’re going as low as we can, so the next step is innovation’

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Technology and innovation is the next logical step in maxmising economic recovery from the UK North Sea, it has been claimed. Tammie Sebire, technical project authority at Premier Oil, made the comments during a sell out talk organised by Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF). During a 10 minute slot she tackled the tricky issue of how […]

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Cavitas creates new device with help from Ogic, Strathclyde

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An Aberdeen-based service company has created a new downhole device which could make heavy oil and enhanced oil recovery more economic. Cavitas Energy worked with Strathclyde University to develop technology after the two organisations were paired up by the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (Ogic). Ogic chief executive Ian Phillips said: “The success of this project serves […]

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Researchers develop small device to detect spills

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A small device that can detect oil spills has been developed by researchers in Spain. The device is designed to float on the water’s surface and remotely monitor small areas for signs of pollution. The optical sensor uses the multi-coloured sheen – known as fluorescence – found on oil when it’s in contact with water […]

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ITF series to strengthen bonds between developers, operators

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A series of events will strengthen links between technology developers and oil and gas operators. The Innovation Network Tech Talk events will give developers a platform to showcase innovative technologies. Organised by the Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), the first of the free events will be held at the Chester Hotel on June 28 at 5pm. Tammie Sebire, […]

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Engineering apprentices battle it out

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Some of the country’s most talented mechanical and electrical engineering apprentices battled for honours at the 2017 Scottish Engineering Craft Competition in Aberdeen yesterday. The annual challenge, involving a series of practical and written challenges, is open to first year engineering apprentices at every EAL-approved training centre in Scotland. EAL stands for Excellence, Achievement and […]

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GE startup testing drones for pipeline, gas flare inspections

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There has long been a dream in the oil and gas industry that robots would someday take over the industry’s most dangerous, laborious and expensive jobs. Early Tuesday, GE announced a step toward that goal: the opening of Avitas Systems, a tech startup working with customers to test drones on pipeline and tank inspections, among […]

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Well plug technologies vying for cut of £1m OGTC funding jackpot

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The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) is getting ready to loosen its purse strings to bring down the cost of well plug and abandonment (P&A). Oil and Gas UK’s 2016 Decommissioning Insight report forecasts £17.6billion of spending on the sector between 2016 and 2025. Well P&A is estimated to require the most significant spend, accounting […]

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