309, 2018

SFFSL visit to MSEIS

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SFFSL’s Managing Director, Steven Alexander and Industry Advisor, Raymond Hall paid a visit to specialist PAM provider MSeis in Portishead. MSeis provides full technical support and skilled operators for the marine, seismic, energy and research industries.

Following a morning visit to the MSeis vessels, Steven and Raymond were further impressed during an afternoon tour of the Company’s […]

3108, 2018

Successful trip to ONS2018 in Stavanger

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SFFSL’s Managing Director, Steven Alexander and Industry Advisor, Raymond Hall have returned from Stavanger, Norway following a successful visit to ONS2018.

Following a number of productive meetings during the course of the conference Steven and Raymond were delighted to catch up with Eldbjørg Vaage of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), following on from the NPD’s visit to the […]

2908, 2018

SFF’s decommissioning policy lays out key principles

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The newly released “Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) Offshore Oil and Gas Decommissioning Policy” outlines the key industry principles in relation to oil and gas infrastructure in the UKCS.

Oil and Gas UK figures estimate that within the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) there are 11,000 wells, 45,000km of pipelines (including cables and umbilicals), 560 steel platforms, 24 gravity-based […]

1405, 2018

Offshore Operations and Marine Mammals – Protection is Important

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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 […]

305, 2018

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

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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 1972 […]

2304, 2018

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

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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 will […]

2004, 2018

Successful Fisheries Awareness Day for all!

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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 challenges, […]

2103, 2018

BP Fishing Awareness Seminar

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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, this seminar […]

1602, 2018

New addition to the SFF Services team

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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 SFF […]

1202, 2018

Animations show dangers of subsea hazards

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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 remains […]