Spe Aberdeen News

From left to right John Fraser (Sparrows Group), Laura Steedman (BP), Ray Riddoch (Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited) Photo courtesy of SPE Aberdeen

Offshore Achievement Award winners Announced

(SME) Award. Entier collected the Great Company (Large) accolade.   Further award winners included Guardian Global Technologies, Osbit Ltd, Coretrax Technology and Score (Europe) Ltd. Two winners were announced for the Collaboration Award, BP & Subsea 7, and Connected Competence.   SPE Aberdeen Section Awards were also presented to two members; Brenda Wyllie, for her transformation of the annual DEVEX conference and Graham Skinner, for his outstanding efforts visiting schools to promote careers in the energy industry.   Ian Phillips, chairman of award organisers SPE Aberdeen said:

Last year’s OAA winners Photo Society of Petroleum Engineers

Finalists for 2017 Offshore Achievement Awards Announced

an additional stage of shortlisting for this Young Professional category, which will see each finalist take part in a filmed interview with a panel of industry judges. From there, three finalists will be selected before the winner is announced on the night.   Ian Phillips, chairman of SPE Aberdeen and chief executive of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre, said: “The sheer quality and variety of entries we have received this year reflects everything that is great about our industry, particularly our ability to adapt to a volatile economic environment. It’s clear that the UK&rsquo

Katy Heidenreich

Cost Reduction of Well Construction on UK Continental Shelf

operational improvements.”   If we can continue attracting broad industry support and commitment, there is the potential for delivering estimated well construction capital expenditure savings equivalent to more than 40 wells per year by 2020.”   Kenny McAllister, chair SPE Aberdeen Programme Committee added: “The UKCS is at a crossroads. The future of investment in UK waters depends on our competitiveness with other basins. Oil & Gas UK initiative to bring experts together to collaborate to reduce UKCS wells costs are essential to the Maximum Economic Recovery

Roddy James, Chief Operating Officer of N-Sea, accepts the award (Photo: N-Sea)

N-Sea Celebrates Safety Innovation Award

Subsea IMR provider, N-Sea, has won the Safety Innovations award at this year’s SPE Aberdeen Offshore Achievement Awards. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony last night at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).   The Safety Innovations Award recognizes excellence in innovative technology and products that have been developed in the UK and which contribute to offshore safety. N-Sea has received the accolade by demonstrating an on-going commitment to safety by upgrading its already-revolutionary TUP Diving System (TUP).   Originally developed in 2005, the

Ross Lowdon

SPE Aberdeen Names Lowdon Chairman

to play an instrumental role in shaping the next phase of exploration and production and SPE, as a facilitator of innovation and knowledge sharing, must support this.” Lowdon has been significantly involved in SPE for 13 years and in particular, has been instrumental in driving forward the SPE Aberdeen Schools Career Guidance program on a voluntary basis. This specific interest in raising the profile of the oil and gas industry amongst young people is also well illustrated by his role in establishing and promoting the successful Junior Energy Apprentice competition within schools. Lowdon

Alfred William Eustes III

Can O&G Drilling Methods Help Mars Exploration?

petroleum engineer is set to explain exactly how far this could extend – namely to Mars - at a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen presentation and dinner meeting this month. Professor Alfred William Eustes III, a petroleum engineering and drilling specialist, will talk at the SPE Aberdeen monthly dinner and networking meeting on May 28. His involvement in drilling operations, coring and resonant sonic drillings across the U.S. has led to advising NASA on extra-terrestrial drilling issues and the National Science Foundation on ice coring and drilling in Antarctica and Greenland

Offshore Risk Management Focus at SPE Event

as Global Insurance Manager for Subsea 7, where he was an active member of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Armstrong now works independently to provide consultancy services to a number of oil and gas contractors including SIEM Industries. This presentation comes as part of SPE Aberdeen’s Simplified Series, which promotes interdisciplinary industry knowledge sharing from global experts in their respective fields. Armstrong’s presentation will focus on the different phases of risk management, from assessment and mitigation at project concept to post-project risk management

Dr. John White

SPE Aberdeen: Tackling the Offshore Design Challenge

processes can differ based on a number of factors, including project complexity and environment. Dr. John White, technical director at Prospect Flow Solutions, has more than 15 years of professional engineering experience in the automotive and oil and gas sectors and will present at the SPE Aberdeen event on 26 March. Dr. White, a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, said: “In the design and analysis phase of any offshore project, the energy industry is reliant upon simulation and calculation to ensure that health and safety and industry standards are

EV Wins Offshore Achievement Award

U.K.-based downhole video technology specialist EV was awarded the Export Achievement accolade at the 28th Offshore Achievement Awards at a ceremony in Aberdeen.  EV won for its accomplishments in international activity following continued global growth and expanding from a solely U.K.-based company three years ago to one that currently operates in 12 countries. Francis Neill, EV chief executive, said, “We are honored to receive this award, and proud that our international bases and experience have been recognized. We have focused on a path of sustained growth to reach this level of

Annabel Green

Tendeka to Present at Next SPE Event

keeps pace. North Sea-based companies have a legacy of delivering advanced completion technologies, and it is important that they continue to develop new solutions for extended reach wells, brownfield and marginal field developments and multi-lateral wells.” Anthony Onukwu, chairman of SPE Aberdeen, said, “SPE Aberdeen is well known for hosting presentations which cover some of most high profile topics in the industry. “The North Sea is considered by many as home to advanced completion technology, due to the harsh and challenging operating environment in this region. This

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