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  • 20 November 2014
    Research & Development

    Minister for Portsmouth Matthew Hancock has on November 17, 2014 officially opened a new cutting edge centre for research into unmanned autonomous boats, submarines and other vessels – a market that is estimated to be worth £9 billion each year over the next 8 years. The Centre for Maritime Intelligence Systems (CMIS) was announced by the […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Authorities & Government

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the wind and marine energy industries, has welcomed the appointment of the Conservative MP Matthew Hancock as Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy. He replaces Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP, who served in the role for eighteen months, having been appointed on March 29th 2013. Maria […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Authorities & Government, Human Capital

    Lowestoft College’s engineering and maritime facilities were under the spotlight on Friday (March 1) when Skills Minister Matthew Hancock had a tour of the specialist facilities. Mr Hancock had a whistle-stop tour of some of the College’s facilities including the 18 metre wind turbine tower which was installed just over a year ago to train […]

  • 12 March 2015

    Energy Minister Matthew Hancock MP has challenged the energy sector supply chain to continue with the development of new and innovative solutions to maximise UK resources and take advantage of international opportunities. Speaking at the NOF Energy annual conference, Energy: A Balanced Future, Hancock said the Government had been listening to representations from industry to […]

  • 6 March 2015

    British energy businesses will benefit from closer co-operation between the UK and Mexico said the UK Energy Minister Matthew Hancock as Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto arrived in Aberdeen yesterday. Mexico’s energy system is undergoing significant reform and President Peña Nieto is visiting the UK’s energy capital to speak to energy leaders across the business […]

  • 30 July 2014

    The UK government opened on Monday the bidding process for companies seeking licences to explore for onshore oil and gas. Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock published details of how companies can apply for licences which will enable them to start initial exploration for shale gas. The licences provide the first step to starting drilling […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Authorities & Government

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron is currently reshuffling his Cabinet and announcing new ministerial appointments. Matthew Hancock is appointed as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Minister of State for Portsmouth. He takes the place of Michael Fallon MP, who had […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Authorities & Government

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron is currently reshuffling his Cabinet and announcing new ministerial appointments. Matthew Hancock is appointed as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Minister of State for Portsmouth. He takes the place of Michael Fallon MP, who had […]

  • 12 March 2015

    OGN Group, the offshore engineering, procurement and construction specialist, welcomed Energy Minister Matthew Hancock MP to its facility in North East England. Hancock was given a tour of the 32 hectare site, which is located in Wallsend on the banks of the River Tyne, and saw first-hand the technical skills and experience OGN Group brings […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Chevron North Sea Limited has awarded Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract for its Captain EOR project in the North Sea to Wood Group Kenny Caledonia. Wood Group Kenny Caledonia Limited was awarded the contract for the subsea engineering of the trees, wellheads, controls and the polymer injection flowlines to the subsea injection wells. The […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development

    UK Ministers have reaffirmed their support for Wave Hub, a test site that aims to accelerate and support the development of offshore renewable energy technology, Wave Hub’s press release reads. Wave Hub is owned by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) UK. It provides shared offshore infrastructure for the demonstration and proving of […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Reflecting the UK Government’s commitment to developing low-carbon energy, Ministers have reaffirmed their support for Wave Hub and to ensuring the UK secures maximum benefit from the facility in the future, Wave Hub said. Wave Hub is wholly-owned by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and exists to accelerate and support the development […]

  • 3 March 2015

    The managing director (MD) of what is to be the world’s largest wind farm is to speak at next week’s energy conference in Norwich. Jonathan Cole, managing director of Scottish Power Renewables, announced as winners of the government’s first renewables auction on Wednesday, will tell the more than 400 delegates at at the East of […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and BP announced a new exploration discovery in the UK Central North Sea.   The discovery, which spans GDF SUEZ operated block 30/1f (licence P1588) and BP operated block 30/1c (licence P363) was flow tested at a maximum rate of 5,350 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The discovery, referred […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Edward Davey, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) UK, today, November 6, 2014, announced the offer of awards for Licenses in the 28th Seaward Licensing Round. “After thorough consideration of the applications made in the 28th Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round, I am pleased to be able to announce an […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Exploration & Production

    Oil & Gas UK has welcomed yesterday’s announcement (October 23) of a new discovery in the UK Central North Sea (CNS) by GDF SUEZ E&P Ltd and BP. Oil & Gas UK says it is a great example of two companies coming together and collaborating to better understand the exploration opportunities that remain within this vital […]

  • 23 October 2014

    GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and BP today announced a new exploration discovery in the UK Central North Sea. The discovery, which spans GDF SUEZ operated block 30/1f (licence P1588) and BP operated block 30/1c (licence P363) was flow tested at a maximum rate of 5,350 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The discovery, referred […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    The Town House in Aberdeen was the setting for a private reception where senior representatives of the UK oil and gas industry met with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and key members of his government earlier in March. As well as the delegation from Mexico, guests included; UK Secretary of State for Scotland, the Rt […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Project & Tenders

    Wood Group Kenny has been awarded the front end engineering design (FEED) for the subsea and pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire. The project, the world’s first full-chain CCS project on a gas-fired power station, is being developed by Shell, with strategic support from Scottish and Southern Energy […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Wood Group Kenny has been awarded the front end engineering design (FEED) for the subsea and pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire. The project, the world’s first full-chain CCS project on a gas-fired power station, is being developed by Shell, with strategic support from Scottish and Southern Energy […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Storage

    JDR, a provider of technology connecting the global offshore energy industry, has won a new contract with VBMS for the Statoil/Statkraft Dudgeon offshore wind farm. Dudgeon, off the UK’s Norfolk coast will utilise over 95 kilometres of JDR’s copper core inter-array cable and a range of cable accessories. The design and manufacture will take place […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    The Ministry of Defence through the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and in partnership with a number of associations and industry bodies is making funding available through four initiatives each addressing different areas of maritime autonomy. Autonomy in Maritime Unmanned Vehicles offers the potential to transform the manner in which many activities are conducted at […]