Nov 02

UK Offshore Oil & Gas Production

Posted by Marketing on Thursday 2nd November 2017

With the growth of the Gas and Oil industry in the last 50 years and over 300,000 skilled jobs* supported by oil and gas production in the UK, the industry continuously strives for effective and focused management of process safety.

In 2016 Oil and Gas provided 76% of the UK’s primary energy, making an estimated contribution of £17 billion to the UK’s balance of trade*

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy confirms that Oil and Gas remain vital sources of energy for the UK, forecasting that it will still supply around two thirds of domestic energy demand in 2035.

Without domestic production, the UK would have had to import £17 billion worth of oil and gas last year to meet demand, which would have increased the UKs balance of trade deficit by almost 50%.*

It’s been a turbulent few years for the industry, however production has increased by 16% since 2014, mainly driven by production efficiency improvements and new field start-ups. Unit operating costs almost halved and are expected to fall further. Interestingly though, decommissioning is currently the only area of increasing expenditure.

For future-proofing, Oil and Gas UK sees the need for the industry to collaborate to reduce the costs and inefficiencies that are now challenging the production of oil and gas in the UK.

How are companies improving efficiency and the management of process safety?

Dynamic Simulation has long been a cost-effective tool for the process industry and TSC Simulation offer a wide range of offshore and upstream simulation solutions, including an Offshore Oil and Gas Platform Simulation 5100 as part of the comprehensive generic product range. Real-time bespoke simulators can also be created to suit the needs of individual plants.

Services include Engineering Verification, Operator Training Simulations (OTS) and Major Emergency Management Simulation (MEM).

The packages and solutions can be installed offshore on the installation, or in onshore training centres and offer a cost-effective way to train and improve competence across the organisation.

The generic Offshore Oil and Gas Platform model can be used for all levels of training in offshore operations, from basic introduction to advanced training of problem solving and fault finding, including Major Emergency Management (MEM) training.

Training areas and utilities covered in the simulation include, but are not limited to:

  • Three Phase Separation System
  • Oil Metering, Oil Pipeline with ability to Pig
  • Gas Compression
  • Glycol Regeneration System
  • Waste Water Treatment System
  • Power Generation Turbines
  • Waste Heat Recovery System
  • Sea Water Injection System

For more information on the 5100 simulation, you can follow the link to the website: Offshore & Upstream

Alternatively, you can find more information on Offshore and Upstream Training on: 

http://www.tscsimulation.co.uk/products/industrial/offshore-upstream

*Source: Oil and Gas UK, Economic Report 2017

By Lyndsey Done - Marketing Manager