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Monday, April 22, 2019

Bp North Sea News

Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore Photo Bibby PR

Bibby Offshore: BP North Sea Projects completed

Bibby Offshore has completed a contract worth more than £2million for BP in the North Sea. The project, completed in December 2017, utilised Bibby Offshore’s diving support vessel Bibby Topaz to carry out inspection, repair and maintenance operations in the Rhum gas field, approximately 380 kilometres north-east of Aberdeen. The scope included control system low insulation resistance diagnostics and component replacements, manual valve operations and ROV inspection works at BP’s Bruce platform, which is located 44 kilometres south of Rhum.

Sam Foster (Photo: Braemar Adjusting)

Braemar Adjusting Promotes Foster

Braemar Adjusting announced the promotion of Sam Foster from Senior Adjuster to Director, effective immediately. Foster graduated from Loughborough University in 2006 with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering. Prior to joining Braemar, he worked for AMEC as a Mechanical Engineer, where he specialized in rotating and static machinery, working on a range of projects including a Libyan onshore rig modernization study, a Swiss refinery development and BP’s North Sea Clair Ridge Project.

(l-r) Stephanie Buchan, Joanne McDonald and Erin Kindness - Mintlaw Academy (Photo: Subsea UK)

Subsea UK to Sponsor MATE ROV Competition

Subsea UK announced today, at Subsea Expo, that it will sponsor an initiative which inspires budding subsea engineers for a second year. The body which represents the £9billion subsea industry has now committed £20,000 to the Scottish MATE ROV competition. The initiative, organized by the Robert Gordon University, encourages young engineers to design and test underwater machinery with help from industry mentors. Subsea UK joins BP, which has supported the competition since its first year, as headline sponsors, with ROVOP and The Underwater Center in Fort William providing additional support.

BP, Conoco Cutting North Sea Jobs

Oil majors BP and ConocoPhillips will cut over 500 jobs in the North Sea following similar moves by rivals to reduce costs in one of the world's most expensive exploration areas as oil prices tumble. Although the cuts are relatively small for companies with dozens of thousands of employees, they come at a politically sensitive time in Britain as the Scottish independence debate continues and a May parliamentary election looms. BP said the cuts of 200 onshore staff and 100 contractors…

Oil find

New Oil Field Found in British North Sea

GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and BP today announced a new exploration discovery in the UK Central North Sea. The discovery, which spans GDF SUEZ operated block 30/1f (licence P1588) and BP operated block 30/1c (licence P363) was flow tested at a maximum rate of 5,350 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The discovery, referred to as ‘Marconi’ by GDF SUEZ and ‘Vorlich’ by BP, is located in the Central North Sea. Ruud Zoon, Managing Director of GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd said: “This is an encouraging…

Anthony Onukwu

SPE Aberdeen Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

2014 is a very special year for SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) Aberdeen Section as it reaches its landmark 40th anniversary. To mark this and acknowledge the continuous efforts made by its members across the years, SPE Aberdeen will celebrate with a black-tie dinner on Thursday, 7 August, which will welcome an impressive line-up of key industry panellists who are attending the night’s celebration as a recognition of SPE’s immense contribution to the technical development and knowledge sharing of the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide.