Published:  23 October, 2015

The recently implemented EU Offshore Safety Directive1 is now mandatory and requires identification of major environmental incidents (MEIs) and the associated safety and environmental critical elements (SECEs)2.

Published:  07 October, 2015

A lack of effective supply chain collaboration means companies are missing out on maximising the potential value from the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), according to Deloitte’s survey of oil and gas operators and oilfield services companies.

Published:  22 September, 2015

Wind power can meet a quarter of Europe’s electricity demand by 2030 if Member States deliver on climate and energy pledges, according to the latest forecasts by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Published:  17 September, 2015

SPE Offshore Europe 2015, held in Aberdeen, Scotland from September 8-11, sent out a very clear message that the oil and gas industry has a future for many years to come.

Published:  04 September, 2015

A major milestone has been reached in Babcock’s delivery of 73 subsea structures for BP’s Quad 204 offshore redevelopment project, 130km west of Shetland, forming an integral part of the major investment in the upgrading and replacement of the subsea facilities to enable the full development of the reserves.

Published:  20 August, 2015

During Offshore Europe, a panel of leading international industry experts will discuss the preconceived perceptions that students and graduates have of a career in oil and gas, and how they differ from the experiences of those operating in the sector.

Published:  18 August, 2015

Only a few days after announcing the official start for Siemens’ wind turbine manufacturing facility in Cuxhaven, Germany, Siemens senior management and political leaders gathered in Cuxhaven for a signing ceremony for the planned facility.

Published:  05 August, 2015

Oil & Gas UK has welcome BP’s announcement today of a $1billion investment in its Eastern Trough Area Project, securing the project’s future for a further 15 years to 2030.

Published:  22 July, 2015

Energy and Climate Change Minister Lord Bourne has welcomed the opening of the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.

Published:  13 July, 2015

Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie, welcomed the recent publication of the new Energy Bill.

Published:  30 June, 2015

The UK offshore oil and gas industry must become sustainable ‘in a world of $60 oil’, warned Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie.

Published:  25 June, 2015

Siemens has been awarded an order for a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system to connect the British and Belgian national grids via subsea cable.

Published:  17 June, 2015

A contract to identify pioneering methods of salvage and re-use options for concrete subsea mattresses has been completed.

Published:  16 June, 2015

The European Commission needs new powers to ensure that Member States meet the EU’s 27% renewable energy pledge by 2030, according to a paper released by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Published:  12 June, 2015

The world’s first ever tidal lagoon energy project has been granted planning permission by the UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd. The project is scheduled to be built in Swansea Bay by British company Tidal Lagoon Power, which has pioneered the scheme from the beginning.

Published:  28 May, 2015

At the State Opening of Parliament HM the Queen outlined the Government’s forthcoming policies and proposed legislation. Importantly it included an Energy Bill as part of the 2015–2016 parliamentary legislative session.

Published:  22 May, 2015

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has joined up with environmental engineering consultancy JBA Consulting and metocean scientists at the Met Office to develop software which could revolutionise operational planning at EMEC’s wave and tidal test sites in Orkney as well as other marine renewables developments.

Published:  11 May, 2015

Germany will become the world’s leading market for annual offshore wind turbine installations in 2015, with the country set to add 2071 Megawatts (MW) this year, an almost fourfold increase from the 529 MW added in 2014, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Published:  27 April, 2015

The European offshore wind industry must shed 26% of it costs to reach cost-competitiveness with conventional forms of energy by 2023, according to a study by EY.

Published:  13 April, 2015

ABB Consulting has launched a major study on behalf of Decom North Sea (DNS) and Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) to look into ways of reducing the cost of decommissioning.

Published:  09 April, 2015

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), in collaboration with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, is offering free component testing to support the development of wave and tidal energy converters.

Published:  02 April, 2015

Police Scotland, the Marine Coastguard Agency and the RAF were among those who dealt with an ‘offshore incident’ recently at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Published:  26 March, 2015

The UK Government is opening talks with Tidal Lagoon Power on providing financial support for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project.

Published:  19 March, 2015

The move to restructure the North Sea’s tax regime to promote investment, announced by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Budget, was welcomed by Oil & Gas UK.

Published:  13 March, 2015

Ninety two percent of UK oil and gas companies are planning to grow over the next two years according to a survey of a broad cross section the UK oil & gas sector, carried out for Bank of Scotland’s fourth annual oil and gas.

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