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Offshore Operations and Marine Mammals – Protection is Important

MMO and PAM personnel can help mitigate noise produced during offshore energy industry activities. Oil and gas, offshore wind, tidal energy, subsea cables, and decommissioning operations generate underwater noise can have a significant impact on marine mammals and their marine environments. Protection measures should be top of the agenda when planning offshore operations. Over the [...]

SFF Services Limited welcomes visit from Norway’s Oil and Gas Authorities

Delegates from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate this week visited the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) to find out more about SFF Services Limited (SFFSL), the commercial wing of the SFF and the coexistence between fisheries and marine industries. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (Oljedirektoratet), headquartered in Stavanger, is a governmental specialist directorate and administrative body established in [...]

SFF Services Limited and Texo DSI (UKCS) Announce Strategic Partnership

SFF Services Limited (SFFSL), commercial division of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF), has today announced a strategic joint venture with Texo DSI (UKCS), the dedicated offshore division of Texo Drone Survey and Inspection Limited, the owner operators of the world’s most advanced fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for industrial survey and inspection. This unique joint venture [...]

Successful Fisheries Awareness Day for all!

The fishing industry could be considered the original sea industry. It was, and continues to be, a primary source of employment along Scotland’s coastal communities. For hundreds of years Scotland’s fishermen worked alone in the North Sea, sharing waters with only the occasional commercial vessel. The arrival of the North Sea oil industry brought new [...]

BP Fishing Awareness Seminar

Fishing Industry knowledge and awareness improves planning and management of subsea operations BP Environmental Advisors attended a Fishing Industry Awareness Seminar at the SFF Services office this morning for an informative and productive session, with some great questions from the BP delegates. Presented by SFF Services Managing Director Steven Alexander, and Industry Advisor Raymond Hall, [...]

New addition to the SFF Services team

SFF Services has expanded its team in Aberdeen, with Karen Rennie joining as Executive Assistant to the Managing Director. Karen who has a background in visual communication and design will assist with marketing strategy and delivery with a focus on digital. Steven Alexander, Managing Director at SFF Services, says this newly formed role will “…support [...]

Animations show dangers of subsea hazards

These animations highlight the scale of oil and gas wellheads, cables, renewable energy infrastructure and other hazards and just how easy it is for these to become an issue for fishing vessels and equipment. As well as the hazards posed to the fishing vessels, damaging this infrastructure can cost offshore operators millions of pounds. Fishing [...]

18th North Sea Decommissioning Conference, Oslo

Raymond Hall, specialist Industry Advisor at SFF Services gave a thought provoking fishing industry perspective on oil and gas decommissioning in the UK Continental Shelf. Raymond was speaking at the 18th Norwegian Petroleum Society North Sea Decommissioning Conference in Oslo where delegates gathered to share ideas and learn about the latest developments, and future challenges in decommissioning. [...]

Subsea 7 Fishing Awareness ‘Lunch & Learn’

Increasing awareness of fishing techniques in the UKCS Raymond Hall, Industry Advisor at SFF/SFFSL delivered a Fishing Awareness Seminar to over 40 Subsea 7 representatives earlier this week.  The presentation provided an overview of fishing techniques prevalent in the UKCS, including the potential consequences of a fishing vessel snagging its gear on oil and gas related [...]