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International Women in Engineering Day 2020 – Narmina Williams

23rd June 2020

23rd June 2020 is the International Women in Engineering Day 2020 (INWED), organised by the Women’s Engineering Society, to celebrate and promote women working in the engineering industry. To recognise this day, we will be highlighting our female engineers across the ODE Group, starting with Narmina Williams, a Technical Safety Engineer. > Read More

ODE achieves duty holder milestone on Babbage installation

18th May 2020

The Babbage Installation

ODE Asset Management Ltd (ODE) is delighted to confirm that it has secured a contract from NEO Energy (NEO) for the Babbage Field in the Southern North Sea.

This is a significant ODE milestone as the first installation and pipeline operator (duty holder) appointment in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

ODE is no stranger to the Babbage asset. The company has acted as operations and maintenance provider since the project phase and successfully transitioned the platform from normally manned to not normally manned status in recent years.

ODE’s continued involvement in Babbage is important business continuity for NEO Energy, in particular securing existing jobs managing the offshore asset.

Sandy Reid, managing director of ODE Asset Management, commented: “This is the first of two outsourced duty holder contracts we’re bringing across the line in 2020 and is a tremendous achievement for our Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen teams.  We’re delighted to have the trust of NEO as their operations partner for Babbage, and hope to further build our relationship by helping them achieve their ambitious growth plans.  We’ve got an excellent track record of keeping the facility performing above platform design efficiency levels whilst also safely minimising the cost of ownership.  We intend to maintain this track record despite the current industry challenges and those of maintaining an aging asset.”

He added: “This contract recognises ODE’s experience and expertise in operations support and builds on our long history of supporting producing assets.  It also demonstrates that ODE’s offering and approach, focused on efficiency and bespoke integration with clients, challenges the market norm. As the North Sea matures, the ODE approach addresses the industry’s cost related challenges.”

Lynne MacPherson, NEO’s asset manager, commented: “The Babbage operatorship is an important milestone for NEO as we develop the company in the UKCS.  We continue to see significant value in the region with a strategy to grow, both organically and through acquisition, to achieve production of 80,000-100,000 boepd. In these challenging times, we’ve worked closely with our operations partner ODE to safely and effectively transition operatorship of the Babbage asset. We look forward to a successful long-term partnership managing the facilities.”

ODE Group receives 3 awards for health and safety performance from British Safety Council & The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

28th April 2020

These awards were given in recognition of the outstanding performances of its subsidiaries, Offshore Design Engineering Ltd (ODE) and ODE Asset Management (ODE AM).

ODE received the Gold Award from The Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) at the Health and Safety Awards. This was ODE’s eleventh consecutive year receiving this award, and as such, ODE was further qualified to receive the prestigious President’s Award.

Operating globally, ODE provides technical services such as consultancy, engineering, procurement, project management, and construction support to the oil and gas and renewables industries. Through receipt of this award, ODE has been recognised as working in compliance with RoSPA’s global vision of life, free from serious accidental injury. > Read More

ODE awarded contract to help implement findings of GASSCO’s gas terminals integrity review

20th April 2020

Photo: Gassco Emden Receiving Facility

Independent operations and engineering services company Offshore Design Engineering (ODE) has been awarded a new contract with GASSCO AS to work on the findings of its gas terminals review.

The project is the latest in a three-year relationship between London-headquartered ODE and Norwegian operator GASSCO, which is responsible for safe and efficient gas transportation from the Norwegian Continental Shelf to mainland Europe and the UK. GASSCO’s infrastructure includes export processing plants, gas receiving terminals and an 8,300km network of pipelines and offshore platforms.

A company with an exemplary record in safety performance, GASSCO undertook Barrier Integrity Reviews (BIR) across all its European gas terminals to assess existing facility conditions against its high performance standards. The contract will see ODE work with GASSCO to align solutions and co-ordinate implementation plans based on these initial reviews, and is scheduled to last approximately nine months.

Despite the current Covid-19 pandemic impacting operations around the world, ODE’s work for GASSCO will commence immediately, with the project being initiated and coordinated while remote working is in effect for ODE employees.

With offices in London, Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth, ODE has been supplying a range of services, including engineering and asset management, to oil and gas and renewables companies around the world. A frame agreement has seen the company provide engineering support to GASSCO since 2017.

ODE Project Manager Chris Lomax said: “This key contract award is a great opportunity for ODE to once again support and build on our relationship with GASSCO. I am delighted our technical capabilities, asset familiarity, and track record played a part in us securing this latest phase of work with a valued client.

“The contract demonstrates our client’s continued trust and faith in us, our technical skills, and our ability to successfully deliver and complete critical projects to the highest possible standard.”

GASSCO Project Manager Dag Olav Saeverud said: “ODE has been awarded a technical service contract, and this reflects our past working experiences, the company’s knowledge of our assets, and its capabilities to meet our expectations.”

Coronavirus Statement

26th March 2020

From this week onwards, ODE will be operating  exclusively on a working-from-home basis in response to COVID19, reacting to government advice and guidelines, and prioritising the wellbeing and safety of our company.

During this period of working from home, ODE business will continue as usual. You can still get in touch with us through phone, email or Skype with key information available on our website; contact-specific details can also be found in email footers. Receptions are being remotely manned with work telephones redirecting to personal phones to ensure we function as closely to normal as possible.

ODE remains committed to delivering a high-quality service in complete alignment with our clients’ objectives in spite of global events. True flexibility as a company is demonstrated in uncertain and challenging times and we maintain our commitment to be a dependable and innovative service provider for the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors.

In order to continue to meet our company vision and our responsibilities to our clients, our IT department in conjunction with senior management has worked tirelessly to ensure as seamless a transition as possible. Such a transition prevents any delay or impact on project work for our clients and provides as stable an environment as possible for our employees. From project team group-chats to company-wide bulletins, we are ensuring that communication is clear and coherent.

For ongoing updates on ODE’s status, please visit https://www.ode-ltd.co.uk/news.

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