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Here at Patriot International we believe training to be one of the most important commodities in the industry, both for the individual and the company. Training gives motivation, increased understanding and improved team capability.

Next month their will be an On-Site Machining Course available at our training Academy in Aberdeen. Spaces are still available.

Pipe Cutting, Beveling & Flange Facing

  • 4.5 Day Training – Introduction to On-Site Machining (This covers Pipe Cutting, Beveling & Flange Facing on RF Flanges)
  • Venue – Patriot International, Aberdeen
  • Lunch provided each day
  • Certificate issued after completion
  • W/c Monday 11th November

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All our training courses at Patriot International are geared towards providing our clients with skills that will enable them to improve efficiency in the application of specialist pipework construction and maintenance services. Here at Patriot International | The Academy we have multiple courses available for you to take.

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  • Link: On-Site Machining

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted MOL Norge, a Norwegian unit of the Hungarian oil company MOL, a drilling permit for well 25/8-19 S in the North Sea offshore Norway. 

The NPD said on Monday that the well, which was given the name of Evra/Iving, would be drilled from the Deepsea Bergen drilling rig.

The drilling program for the well relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production license 820 S. MOL Norge is the operator with an ownership interest of 40 percent. According to the NPD, this is the first well to be drilled in the license.

Other licensees are Lundin Norway, Wintershall Norge, and Pandion Energy with 30, 20, and 10 percent interest, respectively.

The area in this license consists of parts of blocks 25/7 and 25/8. The well will be drilled about six kilometers northwest of Ringhorne and 210 kilometers northwest of Stavanger.

Production license 820 S was awarded on February 5, 2016, in APA 2015 on the Norwegian shelf.

To remind, MOL has already received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use the Deepsea Bergen rig for the drilling of the 25/8-19 S well. The consent was given to the Hungarian operator in mid-September.

According to the consent from the PSA, the drilling operations were scheduled to begin on September 25 and expected to last 44 days.

As for the rig, Deepsea Bergen is a semi-submersible mobile drilling rig of the Aker H-3.2 type, built at Aker Verdal in 1983. It is owned and operated by Odfjell Drilling. The rig is classified by DNV GL and is registered in Norway.

Source: https://www.offshoreenergytoday.com/mol-gains-drilling-permit-for-north-sea-well/

Brent crude oil is projected to hit a value of $185 per barrel in 2050, in 2018 dollars, in the high oil price case of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest International Energy Outlook report.

The report also offers a low oil price case, which places oil at $45 per barrel, in 2018 dollars, in 2050 and a reference case, which has oil at $100 per barrel, in 2018 dollars, in 2050.

The reference case reflects current trends and relationships among supply, demand and prices in the future and includes some anticipated changes over time, the report highlights. The high and low oil price cases address the uncertainty associated with world energy prices, the report notes.

“In the high oil price case, energy demand increases because non-OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) economies grow more quickly than in the reference case, despite tighter petroleum supply conditions,” the report states.

“Although energy consumption rises, higher oil prices limit the growth in liquid fuels and consumers conserve or switch to alternative fuels whenever possible,” the report adds.

The report notes that in the low oil price case, lower economic activity, “especially in countries that are not a part of the OECD”, discourages energy consumption.

“Simultaneously but independently, greater resource availability and lower extraction costs encourage additional petroleum supplies, despite the reduced economic growth. The resulting lower oil prices encourage liquid fuels consumption and discourage energy conservation and fuel switching,” the report adds.

The EIA’s International Energy Outlook presents an analysis of long-term world energy markets in sixteen regions through 2050. The report highlights that energy market projections are uncertain “because the events that shape future developments in technology, demographic changes, economic trends and resource availability that drive energy use are fluid”.

Source: https://www.rigzone.com/news/oil_price_projected_to_hit_185_in_2050-26-sep-2019-159900-article/

OSLO – The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor consent to use the facilities on the Tordis and Vigdis fields for a total of 34 years beyond their originally-approved lifetime. Tordis has secured consent to operate until December 31, 2036 and Vigdis until December 31, 2040.

“Utilisation of the facilities on Tordis and Vigdis beyond the original lifetime will contribute to increase value creation on the Norwegian shelf, and that’s good resource management,” says Arvid Østhus, assistant director, development and operations, Northern North Sea.

Equinor is the operator of the fields, both of which are located in production licence 089 in the Tampen area in the northern part of the North Sea. Statfjord, Snorre and Gullfaks are the closest neighbours .

Tordis is developed with a central subsea manifold tied to the Gullfaks C facility. Seven separate satellite wells and two subsea templates are connected to the manifold. Vigdis is developed with seven subsea templates and two satellite wells which are tied to the Snorre A facility.

Tordis has produced since 1994, and a subsea multiphase pump was installed in 2007 to increase recovery from the field. Vigdis started producing in 1997, and the plan is to also install a subsea multiphase pump on this field in 2020.

Current licensees on both fields are Equinor, Petoro, ExxonMobil, Idemitsu Petroleum and DEA Norge.

Sources:

Artical: https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/12/norway-grants-tordis-and-vigdis-fields-a-34-year-extension

Photo: https://www.oilandgaspeople.com/news/images/reuse__newsimage-6-89388378_81727453(1).jpg

The UK offshore scene is poised for a timely comeback.

That’s according to independent energy research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy, which made the statement in a post on its website on Tuesday.

In the post, Rystad revealed that it expects a new wave of UK field development projects to be sanctioned towards 2022. The company forecasts that final investment decisions (FIDs) could be reached on 38 new UK offshore projects over the next three years, “representing $22.6 billion in greenfield expenditure if UK prospective resources live up to expectations”.

Rystad noted that it expects the EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation) market to grow by 65 percent over the next three years. The subsea and seismic markets are each forecasted to expand by 35 percent, according to Rystad, which expects maintenance and operations, well services and commodities, and drilling contractor purchases to grow “at a more subdued rate”.

In the post, Rystad highlighted that UK offshore greenfield investments were “severely hit” during the downturn, declining from a peak of $20 billion in 2013 to $550 million in 2016.

Exploration Activity Is Back

In a statement sent to Rigzone on Tuesday, Glenn Morrall, an analyst with Wood Mackenzie’s upstream research team, said “UK exploration activity is back”.

“Having languished in 2018 to its lowest level since the 1960s, companies have stepped back into the breach this year,” Morall added. “We expect there to be between 15 and 20 completed exploration wells, similar to the numbers drilled in 2015 and 2016”.

In the statement, Morall highlighted that CNOOC’s Glengorm discovery was the UK’s largest in 10 years, excluding fractured basement discoveries.

Looking at the North Sea as a whole, Wood Mackenzie forecasts that 2019 will see over 60 exploration wells, which would be a 25 percent increase compared to 2018.

“What’s changed? Budgets are higher and company portfolios are brimming with prospects matured through the downturn,” Morall stated. “The competition for assets in the mergers and acquisitions market will continue to be fierce, particularly in Norway. So, growth via the drill bit is arguably a more attractive option”.

Source: https://www.rigzone.com/news/uk_offshore_poised_for_comeback-04-sep-2019-159711-article/

Last week we had an assignment for a Flange Facing job (FF) with extreme tolerances. Our client wanted to reface the surface of a raised face (RF) on a motor.

Not that easy

Easy peasy lemon squeezy you would think. Well… not quite. Our client demanded tolerances that were within 3-7 thousands of an inch. To make the job even harder, the Motor pinion was unable to come out so there was no way of being able to mount an internally mounted Flange Facing Machine (FFM).

Job well done

So with a HD48, a modified One Piece Flange Facing Tool and a lot of work, Steven Wallace and Jack Thornton were able to pull it off and got within 6 thousands of an inch.

All we could say is; “Job well done guys.” considering the clients demands.

On-Site Services

Patriot International is a skilled provider of on-site services aimed to maintain the integrity of production and process plant and pipework. With our own extensive range of specialist portable equipment, coupled with highly skilled technicians we are able to provide you with cost-effective mechanical completion services on-site at any location, at any time.

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We help companies with the search for creative solutions. Whether you need on-site service, equipment, manpower or training. We offer:

‘Integrated Solutions to Piping Problems’.

– Aberdeen office (UK): +44 (0) 1224 724 726;

– Dordrecht office (NL): +31 (0) 78 6 52 41 11;

– Esbjerg office (DK): +45 (0) 76 56 99 00.

– Email: [email protected]

LONDON (Bloomberg) — Oil companies have a problem, and his name is Robert Paver. This 22-year-old graduate, along with his fellow students of earth sciences at the University of Oxford, should be natural recruits for an industry that has a long and lucrative history in the U.K. But instead of contemplating a career at an offshore driller, he’s planning to become a management consultant.

Out of Paver’s cohort of 28 students, only one is going into the oil and gas industry.

“Twenty or thirty years ago, oil was definitely very popular for students, but there seem to be a lot fewer people going into it these days,” Paver said in a phone interview. “A lot of alumni went into BP and Shell in the past, more than currently.”

For decades, science and engineering graduates have followed a well-worn path from top U.K. universities into the oil and gas industry, supplying the skilled workforce that’s needed to discover and develop resources all over the world. In recent years, the flow of talent has slowed to a trickle, raising fundamental questions for an industry that remains a vital cog in the global economy.

The decline began in earnest after 2014, when the price of oil went into freefall and the petroleum industry hemorrhaged jobs. Companies slashed graduate recruitment, with the number of hires halving in two years.

Yet that’s not the whole story. Crude prices have recovered and the industry has found its feet again, but the number of British graduates going into the sector has continued falling to the lowest since records began in 2012. There are growing signs that the once-desirable industry isn’t the employer it used to be.

 “People are worried that there aren’t going to be as many jobs in the future, especially geology-related jobs because of a movement away from fossil fuels,” Paver said. “With oil companies making fewer discoveries and not wanting to invest as much in exploration, they’re worried in the future it’s maybe not going to be viable.”

The industry is facing recruitment challenges all over the world. In a survey of more than 33,000 people working in oil and gas conducted by oilandgasjobsearch.com and NES Global Talent, almost 90% said skills shortages were damaging productivity, with gaps widening in every sector of the industry.

To combat this, companies are going further than a high starting salary to attract graduates. Some are grooming talented students before they even finish their degrees. BP offers 3000 pound a year ($3,600) scholarships to science, technology, engineering and mathematics students at Oxford, with the recipients being “fast-tracked” to a job interview at the end of their studies, according to the university’s website.

These incentives aren’t always enough to attract the best talent. Big Oil’s association with climate change and environmental damage is affecting graduate recruitment, said Lucy Williams, geoscience manager for Rockhopper Exploration Plc and chair of the U.K. Geological Society’s Petroleum Group.

“University petroleum courses are being asked to take petroleum out of their name, because people think petroleum is the devil,” Williams said in an interview. “I suspect some people who start on it in their education and then get turned away from it.”

According to data compiled by the Higher Education Statistics Agency the number of graduates going into oil and gas exploration in 2017 was at its lowest since records began in 2012, having fallen by 61% in four years. Trendence U.K., a market research firm, found that 91% of surveyed students cared about working for an ethical company, and 67% considered doing a job that contributed to climate change to be unethical.

“Environmental concerns are the overriding driver putting people off going into the energy industry,” said Mads Huuse, professor of geophysics at the University of Manchester. “A lot geoscience students in the U.K. don’t work in the industry, they work in insurance companies and banks. Just a few years ago petroleum was a selling point. Now its dwindling.”

To tackle their recruitment problem, some oil companies have tried to add a youthful sheen to their public image. One example is Connor Tann, a petrophysicist and “data revolutionary” at BP. He stars in the company’s promotional material as a fresh face to demonstrate that it thinks about its future.

At 26 years old, he’s young for the industry, which has an average age of 42.2 according to a report by Oil and Gas U.K., a trade association. As part of the BP’s mentoring program, he gets access to the company’s top executives, including upstream chief Bernard Looney, who hopes to learn how to keep recent graduates from turning instead to cooler startups or tech giants such as Facebook Inc.

With the generous salary and benefits the oil giant can offer, BP should have reason to be confident of retaining his services for a long time. But Looney said earlier this year that he fears the company may lose people like Tann if it can’t find a way to make them enthusiastic about the careers it offers.

“What we’re hearing from young applicants is that they want to be part of the energy transition and to make a difference in working on solutions to the challenges that the world faces,” said a BP spokeswoman. The company isn’t finding it difficult to attract graduate or intern applications, she said.

Oil companies’ recruitment challenges could deepen as the industry returns to financial health after the price slump, which saw international benchmark Brent plunging in January 2016 to an almost 13-year low of under $28/bbl. In the first half of this year Brent averaged over $66/bbl. While recruitment should start to ramp up again, graduates may not fill the gap left by years of job cuts and spending restraint.

“Since the last crash, most of the older people thought ‘Bugger it, I’ll go and play golf and take my retirement package’,” said John Howell, professor in geosciences at the University of Aberdeen. “That creates a vacuum at the bottom. Companies will try to recruit, and I’m not convinced they are going to be able to fill that niche.”

Source: https://www.oilandgaspeople.com/news/19101/oil-industry-has-a-millennial-problem-as-talent-pipeline-trickles/

Photo: https://www.oilandgaspeople.com/news/19101/oil-industry-has-a-millennial-problem-as-talent-pipeline-trickles/

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With our own extensive range of specialist portable equipment, coupled with highly skilled technicians we are able to provide you with cost-effective mechanical completion services on-site at any location, at any time.

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