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Final call for BSIF and Offshore Safety Awards nominations 19 April 2016

The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) has issued a final call for entries for its 2016 Safety Awards. These awards are open to all in the industry who have shown real product innovation, exceptional customer service, and through safety excellence illustrate dedication to improving occupational health and safety. The entry deadline is 6th May 2016....

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Oil & Gas UK’s Well Integrity Guidance incorporates latest regulatory changes 01 April 2016

Oil & Gas UK has published an update of its Well Life Cycle Integrity Guidelines which reflect recent changes in the regulatory environment, such as the requirement for well-operators and drilling contractors to integrate the management of both safety and the environment as part of the Offshore Safety Directive introduced in July 2015....

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Oil & Gas UK calls for urgent tax reform to save oil and gas production 08 March 2016

On March 8, Oil & Gas UK set out its proposals for tax changes in the forthcoming Budget to boost the industry’s competitiveness and investors’ confidence in the UK continental shelf (UKCS). This follows the trade association’s recent research which show that in the current price and business environment, more than one billion barrels of oil and gas are no longer economically viable to extract....

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Growing market for decommissioning in Norway evident from Oil & Gas UK forecast 17 February 2016

Norway’s decommissioning market has the potential to be the second largest in the North Sea after the UK Continental Shelf, according to Oil & Gas UK’s first Norwegian Continental Shelf Decommissioning Insight report, which provides a forecast for the region over the next decade. The publication was launched on February 16 at the Norwegian Petroleum Society’s North Sea Decommissioning conference in Oslo....

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Oil & Gas UK releases new oil spill response guides 16 December 2015

Four new guides have been added to an information ‘toolkit’ to help offshore oil and gas operators implement their response should there be an oil spill in the North Sea....

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Report shows steady growth in UK decommissioning activity 03 December 2015

The UK oil and gas industry’s decommissioning sector is growing at a steady pace, according to Oil & Gas UK’s 2015 Decommissioning Insight, launched on November 18. This forecasts that total decommissioning expenditure on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) will reach £16.9 billion over the next decade (2015-2024)....

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Implementing the EU Offshore Safety Directive 01 August 2015

The single biggest change to affect UK and EU offshore health, safety and environmental management in many years comes into force this July with the introduction of the EU Offshore Safety Directive. Robert Paterson, Health and Safety Director at the Oil & Gas UK industry association, explains the reasons behind the Directive’s introduction and the key changes and main implications for the oil & gas community....

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Oil & Gas UK publishes new guidance on planned maintenance shutdowns 30 July 2015

On July 30, Oil & Gas UK launched new guidelines to minimise the frequency and duration of planned maintenance shutdowns and to improve the reliability and safety of installations on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) as part of the industry-wide drive to improve efficiency....

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UK Oil and Gas well services contractors report steady but slowing demand in 2014 05 June 2015

Demand for the expertise of well services contractors operating in UK waters remained steady according to figures in the Oil & Gas UK Well Services Contractors Report published on June 3 which looks back at how the sector fared in 2014. These companies, which  support the UK offshore oil and gas industry throughout the life cycle of well operations, reported gross revenue of £1.97 billion. ...

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Working co-operatively and learning from others is key to improving UK oil and gas industry efficiency 19 May 2015

Ardent co-operation across the UK oil and gas industry which draws on the experience of others is important in helping to contain inflationary pressures and achieve a sustainable future for the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), a London audience heard on May 19 at an Oil & Gas UK briefing, sponsored by Costain Upstream Ltd and Herbert Smith Freehills....