WorldOil First oil Another mixed outlook awaits the EandP sector BP spearheads offshore data harvesting in the North Sea BP’s first foray into unmanned over-the-horizon operations, using Sonardyne technology and an unmanned surface vessel (USV), is helping it gather strategic data. It’s also a key step towards a more marine autonomous systems-led future. FlyLogix, Total launch North Sea drone initiative The project aims to overcome the challenges associated with drone inspection activities in the North Sea and allow commercial operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles easier access to UK controlled airspace for beyond visual line of sight operations. Industry showcases positive change at SPE Offshore Europe 2019 “We’ve had some great debates about our future, especially about the energy transition and our license to operate. I think the energy and ideas of the conference will carry on into our work in the future," said Michael Borrell, senior VP North Sea and Russia at Total, and chair of SPE Offshore Europe. Record number of Scottish students experience OPITO’s “Energize Your Future” at OE19 Organizations from across the energy sector gave demonstrations, set interactive challenges and practical experiences to inform and inspire the next generation. The focus was on the energy transition, the use of technology and the variety of new roles and skills that will be required over the next 15 years. Dolphin Drilling chooses Aberdeen as international headquarters The move signals Dolphin Drilling’s commitment to the North Sea at a time of increasing optimism for the drilling industry, with the announcement of the Aberdeen headquarters at the existing Howe Moss Drive site marking the beginning of a bright future for the company following significant investment from a U.S.-based private equity firm. Repsol Sinopec UK awards Petrofac major North Sea contract extension Petrofac will provide engineering support services as a tier 1 contractor for brownfield modifications and projects across Repsol Sinopec Resources UK’s operated assets and terminal at Flotta. Serica Energy adopts Restrata for real-time safety monitoring in the North Sea Serica Energy has signed a deal to adopt the Restrata Platform, a system for real-time monitoring of people and assets around the world. The contract will see Serica Energy roll out the Restrata Platform on its Bruce asset in the UK Northern North Sea. Equinor sets North Sea depth record with Snefrid Nord online On September 1st, Equinor and its partners started production from the Snefrid Nord gas field, the first discovery tied back to the Norwegian Sea Aasta Hansteen field. It also sets a new depth record on the Norwegian continental shelf. TWMA sees North Sea operators shift to onsite drilling waste recycling TWMA has seen a recent shift in the North Sea to companies choosing to process drilling waste offshore. Applying a TCC RotoMill offshore processing solution allows recovered oil from the drill cuttings to be recycled back into the active mud system, resulting in significant cost savings.