North of Scotland

RGU launches world-first decommissioning simulator

December 4, 2017

Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU) has today launched a state-of-the-art decommissioning simulator to service the growing sector. The simulator and the associated software is a world-first and will be used to support decommissioning activities in the UK and other parts of the world. Read the full story on our sister site, Energy Voice. 


Industry view: The budget game-changer

March 31, 2015

To say that these are challenging times for the North Sea oil and gas industry is already a cliche. According to the latest Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) report, falling oil prices have meant that revenues fell to just over £24billion last year – the lowest since 1998.


Industry view: Decommissioning worth £30bn over next 25 years

February 2, 2015

The oil and gas industry is, of course, still looking to maximise hydrocarbon recovery in the North Sea. Exploration work is ongoing, existing assets are being revitalised and fresh developments are materialising. Construction work is far from over yet – huge new installations will soon be added to the offshore infrastructure.