October 09, 2019: NOF Energy Limited: Cellular Solutions - Get the best ROI from your business systems 19 October 2019

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Tap into our expertise in implementing finance, CRM and manufacturing software

Join us as we team up with the North East Automotive Alliance to deliver a masterclass on business systems on Wednesday, October 16th, RTC North, Sunderland.

Delivered by our Director of Business Systems, Derek Curtis, the masterclass How to Successfully Implement Business Systems will draw on Cellular Solutions' first-hand experience of supporting companies in successfully implementing a business system, such as CRM, finance or manufacturing software.

The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is the largest automotive cluster in the UK, established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the sector in the North East of England. The masterclass will:

Help attendees to establish where they are on their business systems journeys Discuss case studies which cover the challenges faced by organisations implementing business systems Provide practical advice on how to overcome the pitfalls and challenges of system implementation

INDEX

SECTION 1 NOF ENERGY LIMITED FINANCIALS

SECTION 2 NOF ENERGY LIMITED PROFILE

SECTION 3 PRESS RELEASES: 2019

SECTION 4 NOF ENERGY LIMITED TOP MANAGEMENT

SECTION 1 NOF ENERGY LIMITED FINANCIALS

NOF Energy Limited

Key Stats

Estimated Net Worth: Pound604.4k

Estimated Assets: Pound858.7k

Estimated Liabilities: Pound412.3k

Estimated Cash: Pound726.4k

SECTION 2 NOF ENERGY LIMITED PROFILE

2.1 ACTIVITIES

NOF Energy Limited provides business development and support services for the oil, gas, nuclear, and offshore renewables sectors. It offers member to member business, networking and events, international business support, marketing and media, and industry intelligence services. NOF Energy Limited was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Durham, United Kingdom.

2.2 SUMMARY

Fiscal Year End: 31 Mar 2016

PermID: 5021821263

Website: http://www.nofenergy.co.uk

Industry: Professional Services

SECTION 3 PRESS RELEASES: 2019

October 08: NOF Energy Limited: The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) - Funding Calls Launched

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has issued its first two calls, offering up to Pound400,000 funding for projects that aim to improve the competitiveness of the existing UK supply chain, and encourage the development of new products and services for the sector.

Launched in June 2019, the OWGP is a key part of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal between industry and Government. Funded by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) and delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, it has a budget of Pound100m over a ten-year period and will promote closer collaboration across the supply chain and facilitate shared growth opportunities between developers and the supply chain.

The funding is available to all UK companies for submissions in two specific areas: cost reduction from advanced manufacturing techniques, and developing advanced sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) and communications solutions for offshore wind.

Source: Company Website

October 04: NOF Energy Limited: Sandvik announces cooperation and supply agreement with Serck Services (Gulf) for heat exchanger manufacture within the MENA Region

Sandvik's team based in Dubai, has announced a new working partnership with heat exchanger manufacturer Serck Services (Gulf) based in Sharjah, UAE.

This cooperation and supply agreement has been initiated to offer customers operating and maintaining heat exchangers a service whereby Sandvik will advise the best types of material and grades considering the process conditions and Serck will provide manufacturing expertise for producing the heat exchanger unit. As part of the arrangement, joint customer visits to process plants and refineries are to be carried out to enable true cooperation and close working practices.

Duplex tube to tube sheet welding is key to fabrication and Sandvik will offer this support as part of this agreement.

James Doughty, Regional Sales Director, and Barinder Ghai, Regional Technical Marketing Manager, are leading the project for Sandvik. James said: "Companies often require assistance and advice for the selection of the best materials for the application in which the equipment is going to be used. This partnership with Serck means that we are able to be involved in the planning and specification process at the outset and therefore ensuring the best outcome for the customer."

Barinder Ghai added: "This type of consultation with heat exchanger customers is something we are keen to expand upon as part of our service and is a further testament to the knowledge and expertise of our team."

Damian Murphy, Business Manager - Industrial Heating Manufacturing for Serck, said: "Getting the whole specification right at the outset is key to delivering an efficient and successful result for the customer and we believe that working closely with Sandvik on the material specification side is key to ensuring this."

Rohith Chako, Product Manager at Sandvik and Damian Murphy - Business Manager for Serck will be the primary, day to day contacts for this initiative within the region.

Part of the Unipart Group and together with its sister branch networks in the UK and USA, Serck is the only international heat transfer technology specialist in the Middle East and one of the largest automotive, industrial and marine heat transfer companies in the world.

September 30: NOF Energy Limited: Ryder Geotechnical announce opening of new London based office

Ryder Geotechnical, part of Tekmar Group plc, today announced the opening of their new office in central London. The office will serve as the regional base for Ryder Geotechnical, and with the appointment of Robbie Williams-Crew as Senior Geotechnical Engineering in London, Ryder are well established to support their growing client base.

Fraser Gibson, Director of Ryder said: "Opening this office in central London gives us the opportunity to closely support our clients in the region, with rapid response on projects, and round the table discussions, fully supporting our clients from project conception to completion."

In March 2019 Ryder Geotechnical was acquired by AgileTek Engineering as part of the Tekmar Group's strategy to acquire offshore energy businesses which have a clear technology focus, have complementary customer bases and can leverage Group support to accelerate growth.

Steven Rossiter, Managing Director of AgileTek Engineering added: "The new office in London allows Ryder and AgileTek to work alongside each other on projects, delivering combined service offerings effectively to our client base in the region, and beyond."

Ryder Geotechnical are part of Tekmar Group plc alongside Tekmar Energy, Subsea Innovation and AgileTek Engineering. Ryder provides expert geotechnical design and consulting services to the offshore oil and gas and renewables sectors.

Source: Company Website

September 25: NOF Energy Limited: STATS Sign MoU To Provide Technology To Russia

STATS Group has signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will significantly increase their presence on Sakhalin-2, Russia's first offshore gas project.

The MoU between STATS, Sakhalin Energy and OOO INTRA Services Company was signed during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, which was attended by Russian Federation President, Vladimir Putin.

One of the world's largest integrated, export-oriented, oil and gas projects, Sakhalin-2 is operated by Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd., which is owned by Gazprom, Shell, Mitsui and Mitsubishi. The project infrastructure includes three offshore platforms, an onshore processing facility, 300 kilometres of offshore pipelines and 1,600 kilometres of onshore pipelines, an oil export terminal and a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.

The agreement provides for STATS personnel to work jointly with Russian partners to implement projects for the maintenance, hydraulic testing, tie-in, isolation and shut-off of Sakhalin Energy pipelines. The MoU also serves as a starting point for long-term cooperation with a gradual increase in the Russian content and local production of STATS-provided technology in Russia.

STATS Group Chief Executive Officer, Leigh Howarth, said: "In recent years we have developed a mutually beneficial relationship with Sakhalin Energy and I am delighted this MoU formalises our partnership and lays the foundations for working more closely with Sakhalin Energy and OOO Intra Services on key pipeline projects. Sakhalin-2, as a large and technically challenging project, provides an excellent opportunity for assisting our partners in increasing Russian content."

Sakhalin Energy Chief Executive Officer, Roman Dashkov, added: "Adoption of cutting-edge technologies that can guarantee safe and efficient operation of our production facilities is an important component of the comprehensive execution of the Sakhalin-2 project, which is unparalleled in its technical complexity among global oil and gas projects.

September 24: NOF Energy Limited: Quanta Strengthens Expanding Team with 6 New Appointments

The Aberdeen and Newcastle based firm has taken on 6 talented individuals including Finance Director David Stark who joins the Board of Directors. David has experience across both offshore marine and manufacturing industries and is responsible for all of the strategic and operational aspects of the company's finances. They also welcome John Brown as Construction Manager bringing with him over 35 years' experience in the oil, gas and power generation sectors.

Also joining the team is Tender Manager Stephen Brown with over 25 years' in the oil and gas, offshore and marine industries. Lucy Walton has joined as a Supply Chain Coordinator responsible for liaising with suppliers and project teams to ensure accurate and timely deliveries of procured goods. David Poulton joins Quanta as Procurement Lead and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply. And finally, they welcome Neville Dixon as QA / QC Engineer responsible for the quality assurance of services provided by Quanta.

Quanta CEO Nick Oates said 'We're thrilled to welcome the latest recruits to the Quanta team. Since the management buyout last year and our recent re-brand, there has been a strong focus on recruitment and development of our people. We actively seek to attract talent from across various sectors, and the experience and knowledge of the individuals coming on board will help us to continue to deliver innovative and value-adding solutions to our clients.

These appointments come at a significant time in Quanta's journey and I look forward to working with the team on some of the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for us.'

Quanta traces its engineering and design heritage back to 1988 and delivers innovative, value-adding solutions driven by their TRUE values of Trust, Results, Unity and Excellence.

September 20: Events Calendar: NOF Energy Limited: OBTN Conference and Trade Mission 21-25 October

Want to learn more about the exciting developments and business opportunities in the Guyana-Suriname Basin?

As Exxon and Tullow announce yet more significant discoveries in Guyana, and Apache continue with their drilling program in Suriname, this is a great time to investigate the opportunities in the region. 'One Basin Three Nations' is organising a Trade Mission from 21st - 25th October to coincide with their annual conference which will be held in Paramaribo this year.

This mission will spend two days in Guyana, a day in Suriname, and then two days at the conference and will enable participants to connect with leading organisations and key stakeholders in both Guyana and Suriname through an extensive pre-arranged agenda. Meetings and site visits will include Operators, Service Companies, Government officials, Chambers of Commerce, Trade Associations and, perhaps most importantly, local companies that are looking for International partners.

The mission will culminate with the conference in Paramaribo where one of the key themes will be to look at International collaboration to support the development of local content via capacity building initiatives and partnerships with foreign companies that can both complement and enhance the local supply chain, as well as the planning and development of infrastructure projects to support the rapid growth in offshore activity.

Source: Company Website

September 17: NOF Energy Limited: PD Ports crowned Business of the Year at annual excellence awards

PD Ports, one of the UK's major port groups has won the coveted title of Business of the Year 2019 at the Rail Freight Group's (RFG) annual awards ceremony.

The port operator took the top prize with the judges praising its outstanding commitment to its customers and to the wider local community in the North East.

The judges were particularly impressed by PD Ports' show of industry leadership in the way it promotes rail freight services, especially across the North, and by launching a second weekly service to Scotland at the business' own financial risk.

This second weekly service, known as the Teesport Express, was launched last year and combines ferry and rail to replace an alternative ferry service form Rosyth to Zeebrugge which had been withdrawn by its operator.

PD Ports recognised the need to bring about an alternative solution for customers, enabling cargo to be moved more easily to Scotland, with the only existing options in addition to Teesport being to bring it by water to Felixstowe or the Humber and then completing its journey by road.

Five years after the launch of the company's Intermodal Rail Terminal at Teesport, the investment has taken the port from strength to strength. The port operator now offers more daily connections to Scotland than any other port in the North.

Frans Calje, PD Ports' CEO, said: "We are delighted to have won this award, as it highlights our promise to deliver the very best customer service, as well as our ongoing commitment to getting more goods moving by rail.

"The fact that the Teesport Express service could be commissioned so quickly demonstrates the strength of the relationships that we hold with our partners within the supply chain as we were able to influence decision-making with ferry and rail operators to get an entirely new service up and running.

"Customer care is the lifeblood of our business and is embedded in every department, location and function across the UK.

September 10: NOF Energy Limited: Impeller Shortlisted in the North East Charity Awards

North East social enterprise, Impeller Assurance & Resilience are delighted to have been shortlisted in the North East Charity Awards 2019.

The company is thrilled to have received recognition in the Outstanding Social Enterprise category which invites entries from North East based charities & social enterprises. The awards are designed to recognise the hard work and innovative thinking by our local charities and celebrate those who work tirelessly to support the many good causes in our region.

Impeller CEO, Will Fatherley, said: "We are immensely proud to have been shortlisted in the outstanding social enterprise category, our whole team are passionate about the social value we can bring to the North East region and work hard to give back to our local area via education programmes, training and charitable events. Being shortlisted in the North East Charity Awards gives the whole team recognition for their hard work and we are all proud of what we have achieved."

Impeller are the commercial partner of the Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service and provide workplace training and fire compliance services to businesses across the UK. The company has expanded since its incorporation four years ago and has won prestigious fire safety contracts with English Heritage, Northumbria Police and South Tyneside College.

Source: Company Website

September 03: Events Calendar: NOF Energy Limited: Square One Law hosting major North East employment conference to help businesses plan for the future workforce

Square One Law is bringing together a wealth of specialist knowledge from a cross-section of industries to help business leaders understand the changing employment environment at a major full day conference on 10 October 2019.

The highly regarded, keynote speakers include, Matthew Taylor OBE, political strategist, CEO of the RSA and Chair of the Review of Modern Employment. He will discuss the motivation for the report, its findings, the effect he anticipates forthcoming legislative changes will have on the way we work and answer questions on how employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models.

The second keynote speaker is Emily Cox MBE, Group Head of Colleague Relations at Lloyds Banking Group and Chair of the CBI North East Council, who will share some of her experiences from her career in the finance sector at Lloyds and Virgin Money leading their respective people strategies, including equality and digitalisation in the financial sector. Emily was awarded an MBE in 2018 for services to gender diversity in the financial services sector.

Jean-Pierre van Zyl, Head of Employment at Square One Law said, "With rapid advances in technology and artificial intelligence, increased demands for agile working and concerns over skills shortages in the region, we decided to host a conference that will aim to address how the workplace is changing and the impact it is having on workforce diversity, recruitment, retention and development.

"As well as the keynote speakers, we are delighted that senior leaders from a diverse range of companies have agreed to be panellists and answer questions on this highly topical issue."

The panellists include: Brenda McLeish, CEO of Learning Curve Group, Rob Melling, Chief Executive of Curtins, Maggie Pavlou, HR Director of Parkdean Resorts, Chris Baty, Finance Director of Northern Gas and Power, Peter Grist, Team Manager of Tesco Bank, Susan Bell, CEO of Waterstons, Jim Mawdsley, CEO of Generator and Digital Union, Yasmin Khan, Founder of Halo Project and Director of People and Development at Northumbria Police, Joscelin Lawson.

Rebecca Fielding, Square One Law Employment Partner commented: "Delegates will also be able to take part in a series of breakout workshops exploring three key themes and facilitated by business experts.

September 02: NOF Energy Limited: Horizon Works bolsters workforce with key appointments in creative, digital and operational positions

B2B marketing agency Horizon Works has strengthened its team with three new appointments, in a move that will support further growth.

The company's client delivery team has been bolstered by the additions of Claudia Thompson as digital marketing specialist and Victoria Borrowdale as creative designer.

In addition, Susan Whitley has joined Horizon Works as office manager.

Horizon Works, which offers marketing, strategy, PR, digital and creative services, works across sectors including manufacturing, engineering, healthcare and life sciences, technology, professional services and the public sector.

Claudia, a Google-certified digital marketeer, has previously worked in in-house marketing roles in the technology and fin-tech sectors, and has managed a broad spectrum of marketing activity, including online paid advertising and website optimisation.

Victoria is a specialist in brand development and graphic design and has more than 11 years of creative agency experience in North East England.

Susan is a well known figure in the North East's business community, having worked as operations manager at The Entrepreneurs' Forum for more than a decade. She has also performed administrative roles for several high profile North East businesses and charities.

Horizon Works recently invested in new headquarters - a 2335 sq ft purpose-built two storey office building on Northumberland Business Park, near Cramlington, Northumberland - to support further expansion and staff growth.

The company, which was founded in 2010 by managing director Samantha Vassallo, supports innovators in complex industries with a full range of marketing services. It is the marketing partner of The Advanced Manufacturing Forum (AMF) and plays an active role in industry networks and clusters including the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA), North East England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC), Digital Union and NOF Energy.

Commenting on her appointment, Claudia Thompson said: "Having worked alongside Horizon Works in a previous role, I was really impressed with the company's ethos and strategic approach to marketing, and witnessed first-hand how the team worked from a client's perspective.

September 02: NOF Energy Limited: Collaboration through CNNS pool for Peterson

Collaboration within the offshore energy industry has never been more important and mutually beneficial. Vessel sharing in the North Sea and beyond ensures efficiencies for companies that cannot be achieved when operating in isolation. One example of an initiative that highlights the value in sharing resources is the CNNS Pool, developed by energy logistics provider Peterson.

Over the last two years, Peterson has delivered proven and significant operational and financial efficiency gains to three oil and gas operators in the North Sea through the CNNS Pool.

Additionally, Peterson has successfully managed vessel sharing in the Southern North Sea for more than two decades. Under the pool's collaborative approach, Peterson acts both as an independent facilitator and a vessel charterer.

Technological expertise and a resource-sharing culture place Peterson in the ideal position to facilitate collaboration between companies. A suite of tools and advanced algorithms developed by Peterson ensure efficient voyage planning and an accurate and transparent allocation of costs to each company, with all the voyage costs apportioned correctly and fairly.

With Northern North Sea cargo runs averaging 20 hours and Central North Sea runs averaging 12 hours, Peterson is able to drive the passage time down by up to 50% which can equate to saving over Pound1m per vessel per year.

The CNNS pool members are already experiencing the benefits of Peterson's system, including maximising efficiency through combining volumes, distance and capacity; increased flexibility in schedules; minimising exposure to the environment by dramatically reducing sailing distances and vessels, all while delivering costs savings and maximised safety.

The CNNS Pool is a prime example of collaborative sharing in the offshore industry.

September 02: NOF Energy Limited: ODE opens Aberdeen office amid key contract wins worth Pound20 million

ODE's new office in The Exchange, Market Street, will be used to facilitate further expansion of its Operations and Engineering offering, providing technical and operational support to a number of companies with operations in the North Sea.

ODE has been providing a range of services, including engineering and asset management to oil and gas and renewables companies around the world for more than 40 years. The company has built a team of experts who provide effective asset management and brownfield engineering - leading to improved financial performance - to the SNS.

ODE is an industry leader when it comes to maintaining assets with industry leading KPI performance, including virtually zero maintenance backlog, very high production availability and has a proven track record in planning and proactively managing work on behalf of clients. This service will now be provided from the new office in the North-east of Scotland, with key support from its Great Yarmouth and Wimbledon operations.

As well as the contract wins, the company has appointed Michele Eaves as Regional Projects and Engineering Director and Andrew D Ferguson as Regional Operations Director. With more than 75 years' experience between them, they bring an expert knowledge of the oil and gas market, brownfield engineering and asset management to the Aberdeen base. They have both held a number of senior positions in the oil and gas industry, with Mr. Ferguson's most recent role being VP of operations for a major service company, while Ms. Eaves moves from an exploration and production company, where she was Head of Brownfield Engineering Projects. Gerry Miller, Director of Business Development, will help develop the Aberdeen office with Andrew and Michele. Gerry joined ODE in 2018 and has more than 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry with 20 years in business development, many of those within the Granite City.

The Aberdeen office will have the capacity to grow a staff of 20 in its initial months, with significant growth expected thereafter as ODE continues its commitment to innovation and expansion.

ODE Director Paul Chilvers said: "This investment into Aberdeen follows on from our success with operations support and brownfield engineering in the Southern North Sea and builds on our long history of supporting assets in that region.

September 02: NOF Energy Limited: Impeller Launch New Website

Impeller Assurance & Resilience are pleased to announce the launch of their new website. Working with Sunderland based design studio, Dodio, work has been progressing over the past four months, the new site offers an easier user experience with new features including online ordering, blogs and case studies and also gives users a seamless transition from desktop to mobile browsing.

With a fresh new look and feel, the new site gives users the opportunity to navigate through Impeller's extensive services via clearly defined sections including Fire Service Training, Workplace Training, Safety & Compliance Services & School Care Packages, the new site will be updated on a regular basis with new business activity, blogs, events etc.

Nicola Halse, Marketing Manager at Impeller, said "As with the creation, build and design of any new website the last four months have entailed an enormous amount of work from both the Impeller and Dodio team but it has definitely been worth it. We love the new look and feel of the site, especially the easily defined sections and the ability to now purchase online, this is not the end of the project however as we will be continually updating the site to give our customers information on fire safety, compliance and general safety advice. The new site is just another piece of our marketing strategy and demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement for our customers, we look forward to new announcements over the coming months".

Source: Company Website

August 28: NOF Energy Limited: NRL celebrates multiple award shortlists with TALiNT

Technical recruitment business NRL is celebrating reaching the finals of the TALiNT International Annual Recruitment Awards 2019.

The revamped awards, following the merger of Recruitment International with TALiNT, are one of the recruitment industry's most coveted accolades.

This year NRL makes the shortlist for their back office support services as well as proven technical recruitment expertise - shortlisted for the Best Recruitment Company to work for (Pound50m+) and the Best Back Office Team of the Year.

Discussing the shortlist NRL's Chief Financial Officer Ben Humpage said, "It's fantastic to be recognised for the dedication and service our recruitment branch teams and central support office team provide to our clients, candidates and contractors.

As a business we are always looking at how we can improve the service we provide our stakeholders and being shortlisted in what is a competitive marketplace reflects this ongoing commitment."

Earlier in the year TALiNT recognised NRL as the UK's 3rd best performing Oil & Gas recruitment business, and 5th best performing in the engineering sector in their Top UK Recruiter Report.

The shortlist announcement follows the first round of judging, with all finalists facing a second stage of judging to decide the overall winners across 14 categories at an awards dinner on Tuesday 15th October 2019.

Source: Company Website

August 27: NOF Energy Limited: Muckle LLP strengthens its growing agriculture team with senior specialist appointment

Leading law firm for businesses and private clients, Muckle LLP, has appointed Luke Busbridge to its growing Agriculture, Estates and Rural Property team.

Luke, a private client lawyer specialising in trusts and succession planning and strategic advice for landed estates and farmers, joins Muckle as a consultant, to add further significant expertise to their growing agricultural team, led by nationally-renowned solicitor David Towns.

Following a series of new client wins and increased demand, Luke's appointment will see him support the work of the private client and agriculture teams and assist Muckle LLP to enhance its wider private client service offering.

With more than ten years' experience, Luke advises farmers, landed estates and other landowners on a very specialised range of issues, from strategic tax advice to trust reorganisations. His particular expertise lies in the creation and restructuring of complex farming partnerships, and the legal issues that affect families that own agricultural and other business assets. Will and trust drafting, capital tax planning and probate administration are also just a few elements of the wider service that Luke is able to provide.

Speaking about his appointment Luke, said: "I'm delighted to be joining David and his highly impressive team; and I look forward to working with them to further grow their already sizeable client base.

"The team may have been established fewer than 18 months ago, but I have been struck by the impact they have had on the local legal market and by the interest created by their positive and proactive approach to the delivery of an exceptional client service. It is genuinely exciting for me to be able to bring my expertise and experience into the team and to assist in developing what is undoubtedly a significant new sector for Muckle LLP."​

August 23: NOF Energy Limited: Achilles Launches Oil & Gas Europe

Following the launch by Achilles of Oil & Gas Europe in August, NOF members that are registered in Achilles FPAL will now also be automatically visible to Norwegian and Danish operators and main contractors that use the Achilles JQS system in Scandinavia for procurement. Malcolm Wilson - Achilles' Head of Sector for Natural Resources said, 'By using new technology, we have combined Achilles FPAL and Achilles JQS into one network of around 6000 suppliers and over 140 buyers so that we remove the cost and duplication of effort for suppliers of having to register in both services. My advice to suppliers is to use this opportunity to increase exports to Norway and Denmark and to check that their data is accurate, comprehensive and really describes your company's unique capability. In addition, we will soon be announcing new and attractive prices for this enhanced service. We are also working closely with the Oil & Gas Authority to encourage buyers to publish contract opportunities for suppliers. We are signatories to Vision 2035 and we believe these exciting developments will make a strong contribution towards anchoring the UK oil and gas supply chain and doubling exports by 2035. If members want further information, then please visit the Achilles team on stand 1T60 at Offshore Europe.'

Source: Company Website

August 19: Events Calendar: NOF Energy Limited: SPECIAL DISCOUNT BEFORE 30 AUG- Cuba Energy Oil and Gas Conference- 3rd Edition (26-29 Nov 2019)

We are pleased to inform that the 3rd Edition of Cuba Energy Oil and Gas Conference will take place in Melia Cohiba hotel in Havana, 26-29 November 2019 with Global Event Partners Ltd as the main organiser and in partnership with DIT in Havana.

You could find more information related to the event at: https://cuba-energy.com/

The Cuba Energy, Oil and Gas Conference 2019 will build upon the success of 2017 and 2018.

This time will be very significant as in 2018, Union Cuba-Petroleo (CUPET) announced a new offshore bid round, with the official launch at EAGE, London, June 2019. As part of this licensing round process, CUPET is calling on all international IOCs, operators, service providers and companies throughout the value chain to convene in Havana over four days of strategic and technical networking and business development.

Its three-day programme will enable all delegates to attend the full two day conference programme complete with extensive networking and business matching and concluding with the highly popular site visit on 29th November.

The conference programme features presentations and contributions from over 50 oil and gas leaders and experts; attracting more than 350 business leaders and delegates from all major stakeholders, public and private sectors with an interest in growing their business in Cuba.

Across three days the event will discuss and debate the future of oil and gas exploration and production in Cuba, providing an exclusive in-depth insight into the opportunities and the priorities for domestic and international investors and suppliers.

It will cover:

CEOG - the official licensing round event for Cuba An update on existing exploration and production activities - onshore, shallow water, deep water, Gulf of Mexico Positioning of the Caribbean as growing oil and gas hub An overview of service and supply technologies that can make a difference to Cuba Enhanced oil recovery on existing fields Midstream and downstream projects Cuba's exclusive economic zone An insight into the Helms-Burton Act and likely impact for business

August 19: NOF Energy Limited: Green's and Thornhill collaborate on Industrial Heat Exchanger Solutions

Heat Exchange Group was formed as a result of the merger of boiler equipment and services company Green's and heat exchange specialist Thornhill. With multiple UK sites offering in-house design, fabrication, testing, repair and refurbishment complemented by on-site inspections, repairs and installation, the combined group offers one of the UK's widest ranges of services available from one supplier.

Green's specialises in designing, manufacturing and supplying support services for boilers and ancillary equipment. Established in 1821, Green's has its UK headquarters and an 8,500 sq m factory in Wakefield, West Yorkshire and agents in Africa, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Middle East, Mexico, Pakistan, Spain, Turkey, UK and Vietnam. By using specialist equipment and the latest waste heat recovery technology produced by Green's, energy from waste, biomass, industrial, energy and marine companies reduce emissions, improve efficiency and save money.

Established in 1988, Thornhill is one of the leading UK and worldwide supplier of heat exchange products and support services. It is one of the few UK providers of the complete cycle of heat exchanger services from design and engineering, to manufacture, installation, after sales care, and repairs and servicing.

Green's managing director Matthew Crewe says: "We see the opportunity to bring Thornhill's tried and tested heat exchanger technology and services to our customers in the UK and overseas as a great addition to our existing product range."

Thornhill's managing director Simon Tin says: "We work in the same industries as Green's so to be able to offer our current and prospective customers a broader range of products and services will add significantly to the value we can provide."

August 16: NOF Energy Limited: Aberdeenshire based Red Rooster Lifting secures partnership with Motive FZE to expand service offering in Middle East

Red Rooster Lifting, the Aberdeen- headquartered lifting equipment solutions provider, has announced a new partnership with Motive FZE (part of Banff-headquartered Motive Offshore Group) to provide direct sale and rental of pneumatic hoists in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The new agreement with Motive FZE, a specialist integrated service company, based in Sharjah will see Red Rooster Lifting expand their equipment and service offering into this market.

The Red Rooster range of equipment adds to the extensive range of winching and spooling equipment offered by Motive, along with their ability to provide site back up, in-country servicing and maintenance. Both companies have built a strong reputation for supplying high quality equipment and ensuring projects are delivered safely, without incident and on time. Motive will provide sales and marketing support within the regions with technical back up provided by Red Rooster Lifting.

Bill Aitken, Managing Director of Red Rooster Lifting said: "We believe that Motive FZE is the ideal partner to support our existing customers, new exploration and production as well as other sectors of the energy industry. This partnership is an important part of Red Rooster's long-term growth strategy. With a range of rental hoists based in-country and easier access to the extensive range of equipment in the Red Rooster rental fleet, it will offer a service not currently available in this area."

Eddie Moore, Regional Director of Motive FZE added: "Motive FZE and Red Rooster Lifting share a history of working together on several projects and by joining forces our two companies can strengthen the offering to our respective client bases. With common values of priding ourselves on delivering the best solutions through a comprehensive range of equipment, matched with a first-class service, our new partnership will open up real opportunities for clients across the GCC region."

Red Rooster Lifting has been supplying lifting solutions to the industry for over 30 years.

August 15: NOF Energy Limited: Glacier launches the production index

The Glacier Production Index is the culmination of an intensive period of research and investigation into the state of the North Sea Oil and Gas industry.

Increasing uptime and minimising downtime is crucial to a thriving North Sea and to sustain operations for the next 50 years of operations, it is imperative that we look at creating viable business opportunities to deliver maximum output against a backdrop of ageing assets, a growing need for innovation and investment and a continuing skills gap.

Our detailed analysis into the last 10 years of production uses data taken from several credible sources, including the Oil and Gas Authority's open data portal has built up a valuable picture of the industry and the impact of downtime.

By sharing this information and working collaboratively with clients and help to take North Sea production levels back to 2008. This journey will fall in line with Vision 2035, a programme of change which has the potential to generate an additional Pound290 billion of revenue through domestic production, between now and 2035

Source: Company Website

August 14: NOF Energy Limited: Orbital Marine Power awards manufacturing contract for O2 tidal turbine to TEXO Group

Orbital Marine Power Ltd (Orbital), the world's leading developer of floating tidal stream turbines, have awarded the main manufacturing contract for the company's first commercial O2 tidal turbine to Scottish based TEXO Group who will carry out the work at their quayside facilities in Dundee.

The multi-million-pound contract marks the start of major construction for the company's new tidal turbine, the O2, which builds on the hugely successful 2MW SR2000 turbine which generated over 3GWh in its first year of testing at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.

The O2, capable of generating over 2MW from tidal stream resources, will become the world's most powerful tidal turbine when it enters operation later next year (2020) as part of a long term project at EMEC and features several innovations focused on further reducing the cost of energy from the company's disruptive technology.

Andrew Scott, Orbital's Chief Executive Officer, said: "This is a flagship engineering project for the emerging tidal sector and we are delighted to be working with TEXO Group to showcase the very capable supply chain we are fortunate to have around us in Scotland and the wider UK."

"The results that we achieved with the SR2000 over the past two years are a convincing validation of our low-cost approach to generating clean, predictable power from tidal stream energy. The Orbital team are really excited to be building on that success with the O2 which we are confident will further reduce costs and cement our position at the forefront of this exciting new renewable sector."

Robert Dalziel, Managing Director, TEXO Group, said: "We are proud and privileged to be awarded this prestigious contract. The O2 is a pioneering project that will transform the future of tidal energy on a global scale and will be a showcase for the very best in Scottish engineering."

Robert added: "Our team has a wealth of experience in marine engineering with particular expertise in offshore oil and gas - this project enables us to showcase our vast capabilities for the offshore renewables sector."

John Alexander, Leader, Dundee City Council, said: "This announcement is a huge boost for the city, both in terms of economic benefit and confidence in our facilities and workforce.

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