Headline News

The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector will reflect on lessons learnt from the coronavirus pandemic as it reveals suspected covid-19 cases offshore continue to decrease due to “effective industry-wide measures” to protect the sector.

In Focus

ABB has announced it has launched analytics software and services that combines operational data with engineering and IT data to deliver actionable intelligence

Rovco has taken the 66.44m DP2 vessel, Glomar Wave, on charter from vessel owners Glomar Offshore. The vessel will provide the ideal platform to support a campaign of secured ROV projects to be undertaken by Rovco. This includes operational offshore wind farms in both UK and German waters during the coming months.

Airborne Oil & Gas has announced that ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions Company (ExxonMobil) has qualified its thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) product for applications globally.

Ensuring that companies operating across the energy production arena have fast, flexible and cost-efficient access to tooling and equipment for infrastructure assembly and maintenance projects is the objective of an extended agreement between Atlas Copco and its bolting distributor, Torque Solutions.

Reimagining offshore repair and maintenance programmes with greater collaboration could save asset owners millions of dollars. Ian Nash, business manager, SPS Technology, explains how.

Video of the month

Editor's Comment 

As the UK begins to come out of lockdown, recent surveys highlight how a post-COVID-19 world might look like. Many manufacturers according to One World Express, may look to expand into new global markets, and not rely on any one single market as previously. The lockdown has also opened up opportunities by selling to new demographically diverse customers which may continue beyond the pandemic.

This unprecedented period in all our lives has highlighted the importance of UK manufacturing to not only the economic prosperity of our country but also the societal significance of the sector. The Prime Minister’s recent call on the UK’s manufacturers to help step up production of vital medical equipment, such as ventilators illustrates this. Responding to coronavirus and reducing the spread of the peak requires a national effort, and UK manufacturers are rising to the task in ways that were never thought feasible.

The Royal Academy of Engineering has highlighted that one key aspect of addressing the damaging shortage of engineering skills in the UK economy is reducing both gender and race inequality. Despite some movement in this area the Academy says that there remains much to be done to achieve gender equality in engineering careers.

When watching films or TV shows of a certain vintage, one can’t help noticing how ubiquitous the street phone booth was for everyday ‘real-time’ communication. And there seemed to be an awful lot of paper on desks in episodes of The Bill, accompanied by the incessant clatter of manual typewriters. Needless to say, things have moved on in leaps and bounds from a technological perspective in today’s business and social world (maybe except for the reams of paper that still seem to be on quite a few office desks).

Product & Services Directory Suppliers

Sign up for the OEE newsletter

Free subscription

Register today

To receive a FREE subscription to OEE - Offshore Engineering & Equipment please click here.

View the latest issue here.

View the past issue archive here.

Media pack

View the OEE - Offshore Engineering & Equipment Media Pack and find contacts here.