Offshore Europe 2015

OEcollage1The positives for the UKCS in H2 2015 

– The reduction in tax rates on North Sea production and new investment allowances announced in 2015’s budget (worth £1.3bn over five years) are forecast to help boost oil production by 15% by the end of the decade and help improve competitiveness

– UKCS oil and gas production over the first six months of 2015 could be 2.5%  higher than the same period in 2014,  the first increase in 15 years

– Production has been approved for Maersk Oil’s Culzean gas field, supporting an estimated 6,000 UK jobs and creating more than 400 direct jobs. Gas is forecast to start being produced in 2019 and to continue for at least 13 years with peak production of 60,000-90,000 barrels per day

– Work on the Mariner field  continues at pace, with Statoil handing out contracts for the operational phase worth more than £1bn in July 2015

Hot Topics – ‘Developing Talent To Meet Demand’,  ‘Focus on efficiency’ & ‘Collaboration’

Developing people & retaining skills to meet demand

Despite the immediate challenges created by the sharp decline in the oil price, it is vital that the industry develops longer-term thinking and continues to invest in training and developing people, securing the skills and expertise the industry needs to create a positive future”, Oil & Gas Authority February 2015.  The OGA is involved in the Scottish Energy Taskforce committed to the creation of future jobs and career opportunities. Measures for 2015 include; encouraging companies to retain apprenticeship, trainee and graduate schemes despite the current challenges and encouraging UKCS companies to consider alternatives to redundancy during the current downturn, to avoid losing capability from the UK

 OE12Focus on efficiency

There is increasing evidence that big strides are being made to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of operations – focusing on efficiency means that, if or when the oil price bounces back, we will be best placed to seize new opportunities“Oil & Gas UK CEO Deirdre Michie

 Some initial steps undertaken this year already include;

A Oil & Gas UK survey of daily rates paid to independent contractors, allowing companies to benchmark their rates against the market

A database of spare parts held in inventories across the sector, which will allow replacement equipment to be sourced quickly and efficiently with the aim of reducing production downtime

Collaboration will be key
One example of how the industry is reacting to the call for collaboration is a forum that has been set up to address challenges in subsea integrity management and come up with a standardized approach to complex subsea integrity issues that are common across the industry to help to drive efficiencies while creating a safer operating environment

Your Oil  & Gas Industry Resourcing Contacts

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N.B. Remember this band from Offshore Europe 2011 ? Big Vern n The Shootas, with Martin Bell (one of our oil & gas resource managers) on bass!

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GaryatScottishPavilionOver 25 years multi-sector industry. Dynamic, proven, results-driven business development leader

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