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The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

representatives of Subsea 7, TechnipFMC and Premier Oil will join the board of The Underwater Centre.Oil & Gas UK, which supported the move, welcomed the collaboration effort supporting the continued delivery of specialist subsea training in the U.K.Commenting, Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive, Deirdre Michie, said, “I visited The Underwater Centre and I saw first-hand the value it adds to the U.K.’s world-leading subsea sector. As we continue to move out of the downturn and adapt to a changing future, it’s increasingly important that the U.K.’s offshore oil and gas industry

Courtesy Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions Upgrades Aberdeen Site

of new equipment, a reorganization of the space and implementation of lean processing and methodologies, helping to improve efficiency at the site. "The subsea sector is a high-tech, export-driven engineering and manufacturing success story of tremendous importance to the UK," said Deirdre Michie, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, who is opening the facility today. "By investing in this new facility and further broadening its capabilities, Aker Solutions is contributing to Aberdeen’s reputation as a center of excellence for subsea services and demonstrating its confidence

Karen Seath (Photo: Decom North Sea)

Decom North Sea Elects New Directors

and decommissioning activities, as well as relevant examples drawn from other sectors.   The flagship conference will be chaired jointly by Decom North Sea’s Karen Seath and Mick Borwell, Oil & Gas UK’s environment director.    Joining them will be keynote speaker, Deirdre Michie, chief executive of Oil & Gas UK.    A line-up of industry experts will also be sharing their knowledge of decommissioning, whilst delegates will have the opportunity to engage in a range of interactive discussions between operators and contractors.   The annual event follows

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Energy Firms Partner to Cut Costs in the North Sea

the cost of operations in the UKCS is a collective industry responsibility and we are absolutely committed to playing our part. By delivering cost reductions and synergies safely we benefit our customers and support a broader step change in the culture of the UK oil and gas industry.”   Deirdre Michie, Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, commented, “Oil & Gas UK welcomes the agreement between Petrofac, Faroe Petroleum and Eni Hewett to share resources as it is a great example of ‘cooperation in action’. If we're to fulfil Sir Ian Wood's vision to maximize economic

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