Statfjord: A never-ending story
On January 16, 1987, the Statfjord field reached peak production with an incredible 850,204 barrels of oil. A generation later, the total production from the North Sea giant has passed 5 billion barrels and plans to drill up to 100 new wells at the field are on the table.
Bringing Teams Together in Lockdown
In the socially-distant, home-working world we find ourselves in, building business relationships and a team camaraderie can be difficult. For Spirit Energy’s Al Currie, however, creating the conditions where everyone is working towards a common goal is as important today as it has ever been.
Don't sit on the sidelines of safety
Since her first stint offshore as a jack-up stewardess at just 21 years’ old, Steph Sunley, a Logistics Supervisor and Elected Safety Representative, has been a passionate advocate for improving safety performance offshore.
A shared purpose is the key to success
More than 27 years since production first started in the Greater Markham Area (GMA), it continues to exceed expectations, with collaboration, hard work and unwavering faith in a promised outcome undoubtedly factors behind its success.
Diversity and inclusion should be part of the job description
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a major discussion point in the oil and gas industry, and a topic that's particularly close to the heart of Mustafa Mohamed, Spirit’s Incident Free Workplace (IFW) Programme Manager.
Exploring for oil and gas in the West of Shetland
Arnaud Mille, Asset Manager for the Greater Warwick Area (GWA) chats about his career at Spirit Energy.
Balancing the equation, one role model at a time
Norway needs more engineers and technologists. Although women make up 60 per cent of those in higher education in Norway, only about 20 per cent opt to study engineering. And despite numerous measures to motivate them to choose this path, numbers have been stagnating.
Shoot for the moon
Sixteen miles west of Blackpool, offshore England’s northwest coast, lies Spirit Energy’s Morecambe Bay gas fields, now in their fourth decade of pioneering gas production. Leading the charge are Operations Manager, Steve Newton and Morecambe Hub Asset Manager, John Cowie.
Innovation doesn't happen overnight
Over the years, the oil and gas industry has been under scrutiny for its ‘race to be second’ mindset; a reluctance to take a risk on new technologies. But Spirit Energy has tried to buck that trend – our courage, curiosity and openness towards new ways of working most recently demonstrated during the ongoing decommissioning of our A-Fields development.
Setting a new standard for collaboration
In March 2019, a new chapter was written in Spirit Energy’s history, with first oil achieved from the Oda field – the company’s first operated development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Production started five months ahead of schedule with the project coming in 15% under budget.