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In pictures: First module installed on Equinor’s Martin Linge

Energy firm Equinor has today announced the installation of the first module upon the Martin Linge field in the North Sea. Equinor said the first module weighed about 10,000 tonnes. The heavy lift vessel Thialf hoisted and placed the first module in place. A further two structures will follow this one over the next couple […]

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July 19, 2018, 5:00 am | Author: David McPhee

Texo Group in top tier double appointment following first takeover

Westhill-based engineering and technology firm Texo Group today announced two top tier appointments following a recent acquisition. Robert Dalziel joins as group managing director and Garry Kennie has been appointed engineering director for Texo Engineering. The appointments follow this week’s acquisition of Peterhead-based consultancy Navitas Compliance Solutions (NCS) for an undisclosed sum. Texo Group said that […]

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July 19, 2018, 4:59 am | Author: David McPhee

BP ‘focussed on the North Sea’ as it celebrates 20 years of ETAP

BP has said it is “focussed” on growing its North Sea business as it celebrates 20 years of production from one of its most ambitious projects. The Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) came on stream in 1998 and has since produced more than 550million barrels of oil. The energy giant has hailed it as laying […]

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July 18, 2018, 6:40 am | Author: Allister Thomas

Production for BP’s Clair Ridge set for Q4 this year

BP’s North Sea boss has confirmed the second phase of the huge Clair field is set to start production in Q4 of this year. Commissioning activities are currently underway for Clair Ridge, which could yield 640million barrels of oil. The project, a £4.5billion investment from BP, was approved in 2011. Ariel Flores, the energy giant’s […]

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July 18, 2018, 6:35 am | Author: Allister Thomas

ETAP manager was inspired by P&J article

The current manager of BP’s ETAP project has described how a Press and Journal article altered the course of his career. Colin Reid was 21 when he read the piece on the Eastern Trough Area Project. He said: ““It described this new exciting development called the Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP). What that project was […]

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July 18, 2018, 5:59 am | Author: Allister Thomas

Nexen makes £20k north-east charity donation

An oil and gas firm has helped people with life-challenging conditions by donating nearly £20,000 to charity. Cornerstone Connects Stonehaven (CCS) supports 35 people and also has a shop specialising in Fair Trade. Money gifted to the Cornerstone Foundation will go to a new social hub offering activities for people with disabilities and dementia. The […]

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July 17, 2018, 9:41 am | Author: Chris Cromar

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