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The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) reports it has issued its annual open call for proposals and this year all global developers of innovations in the oil and gas industry are welcomed at any technology readiness level (TRL).

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One of the UK’s leading providers of technical consulting and engineering services – MMI Engineering (MMI) – says it has successfully supported a globally recognised energy and services company on a project that has scooped an award at the Offshore Safety Awards hosted by Oil & Gas UK.

New monitoring technology developed by RED Engineering has reportedly been used for the first time to improve accuracy, speed and safety during the installation of jacket foundations for wind turbines at the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Ltd project in the Moray Firth, Scotland.

Hydratight reports it has been awarded DNV GL Type Approval for the lightweight MORGRIP Compact Connector, which will be deployed for topside repairs in the oil and gas industry.

By reconditioning large rolling bearings rather than direct replacement, companies can save time and money, while ensuring that the bearings are restored to an acceptable, functionally reliable condition, says Dave Wall, senior applications engineer at Schaeffler UK.

M2 Subsea, a global independent provider of ROV services, has unveiled its recently commissioned purpose-built test tank at the company’s base in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.

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Editor's Comment 

The UK oil and gas sector is fighting hard in a bid to restore competitiveness, and expects to have improved efficiency and its average unit operating cost by more than 40% compared with two years ago.

The current challenges for the offshore oil & gas industry are significant. But it is also important to recognise there are also continuing opportunities. Concerted action by the industry to improve efficiency across the sector is leading to an estimated 22% – over £2 billion – reduction in the cost of operating existing assets by the end of 2016. Supported by the first annual production increase for 15 years, the unit cost of operating UK oil and gas assets will also improve.

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