In Brief

BP contract
Aberdeen Drilling Consultants (ADC) has been awarded a contract by BP to provide engineering services globally. ADC will provide support in more than 14 countries worldwide, delivering rig site assessments at all stages of operations, technical and marine assurance audits, dropped object/incident investigations, oversight of brownfield upgrades to drilling facilities and oversight of repairs and upgrades to rigs during Special Periodic Surveys.

Cable protection
Trelleborg’s offshore operation recently launched its innovative protection system, NjordGuard, for the renewables market. The system is designed to protect offshore windfarm power cables in both monopile and J-tube applications.

The innovative protection system can be installed, removed and reused without the use of remotely operated vehicles or diver intervention, improving safety and reducing installation complexity. The cutting edge solution also permits both a monopile and J-tube installation for wind turbine generators and offshore substation platforms without procedural variation.

Innovation network
The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has launched a new global online Innovation Network to raise the profile of oil and gas SMEs direct to its membership of operator and service companies. Available at, the Innovation Network is an active online community enabling oil and gas SMEs to promote their technologies and services direct to end users and also keep up to date with the latest technology needs of the industry.