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Providence oil find could generate €4.5bn for State, says new report

Posted: May 28, 2013

Providence: Barryroe Well

Nick Webb – 26 May 2013

 

Providence Resources’ oil find at Barryroe, off the coast of Cork, could generate taxes of €4.5bn over the life of the well, according to a new report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

This is the equivalent to the entire annual corporate tax take in Ireland for 2011, according to PwC.

The State, it says, would earn money from the corporate tax and from the windfall taxes generated by the huge find off the south coast.

The PwC report suggests that 10 finds equivalent to Barryroe would have the potential to generate 13,500 jobs during the development phase and 11,500 jobs during the production phase of these fields. An entire new specialist oil services industry would need to be developed near the south coast to cater for the oil fields.

The Barryroe find is a game-changer for the Irish oil industry, as it is the first commercial oil field discovered off Ireland.

Recent months have seen massive activity off Ireland’s coast with the arrival of Kosmos, Cairn Energy and other new parties seeking to explore for oil. Fastnet Oil & Gas last week announced surveys had revealed that its Kinsale acreage could potentially contain up to two billion barrels of oil.

The next two months will prove critical for the future of Tony O’Reilly’s Providence Resources. Results of drilling at its Dunquin well may come through in July, while the €400m-listed firm may also ink a deal to farm out a major chunk of its valuable Barryroe oil field off Cork.

Industry sources believe that Providence may be taken over by an oil major such as Petronas or Exxon if the Dunquin results are positive.

However, at the same time as all this exploration is under way, the Government is examining whether to hike taxes levied on oil finds.

Irish Independent

http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/providence-oil-find-could-generate-45bn-for-state-says-new-report-29297083.html

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Renewable UK – Marine Safety Training

Posted: January 11, 2012

The Renewable UK Marine Safety Training (MST) course  will commence at the NMCI in February 2012.

The MST is designed to meet the basic training and competence requirements for all personnel transiting and transferring to and from offshore renewable facilities.

The course has approval from Renewable UK (formerly known as BWEA) which is the voice of wind and marine energy and the UK’s leading trade association representing the interest of the renewable power sector.  This training standard has been developed in consultation with key industry representatives covering OEM’s, developers, training providers, construction and supply chain partners and key industry stakeholders.

On successful completion of training the delegate will be deemed to have demonstrated basic knowledge and understanding of:

• General health and safety duties of employers to provide training and ensure competence of employees

• Personal responsibilities of employees and the self employed

• Overview of legislation relevant to offshore operations

• Offshore hazards

• Role of IMO MCA HSE & MAIB

• General standards of conduct for vessel operations

• PPE requirements for vessel transit & transfer

• Procedure for reporting incidents, accidents and near misses for offshore operations

• Housekeeping risks relevant to vessel operations

• Safe methods of personnel transfer to and from a vessel

• Safe methods of equipment transfer to and from a vessel

• Appreciate relevance of different turbine designs (size/layout) to transfer methods

• Appreciate relevance of different company/site specific H&S procedures and rules

• Recognition of the signs symptoms, and understanding of first responder actions to hypothermia and ingestion of water.

• Procedures for vessel emergencies

• Procedures for facility emergencies

• Procedures for rescue and recovery at sea

• SAR helicopter passenger safety and emergency actions

• Basic first aid actions and common equipment in the marine environment.

Please see the webpage for the relevant pre-requisites

We are currently taking bookings for the course, for further enquiries please contact services@nmci.ie/ + 353 214970609

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SEFtec NMCI Offshore Visits E-ON Wind Farm

Posted: August 5, 2011

SEFtec NMCI Offshore Training Ltd, specialists in offshore training, recently visited the E-ON Offshore Wind Farm, the ‘Robin Rigg’. This is located just off the coast of Workington in Cumbria.

E-ON UK is the UK’s leading energy company and they are one of the UK’s leading energy suppliers and the second largest electricity generator in Britain. They are part of E-ON; the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas company, which has its headquarters in Germany.

Caption L to R: Annette Coughlan, Programme Executive (SNO) Sally Shenton, Site Manager, Jason Hall, Business Development UK.

In the UK E-ON’s focus is on wind, both onshore and offshore, dedicated biomass and marine. Currently, they have 18 operational onshore and three offshore wind farms. In 2007 they completed construction on one of the UK’s largest dedicated biomass power stations, the award winning Steven’s Croft in Lockerbie. Robin Rigg, the third and largest offshore wind farm in the UK is located in the Solway Firth and became operational in 2010.

The recent visit to the “Robin Rigg” which was very kindly arranged by Sally Shenton -Site Manager; proved to be quite beneficial and without a doubt will impress upon us what elements of training are most relevant to technicians, engineers etc and those who are tasked to work in such environments.

E-ON Wind Farm

SEFtec NMCI Offshore Training Ltd are specialists in Offshore training as are in the process of achieving Renewable UK’s MST( Marine Safety Training)  standard  which is a crucial step for the NMCI in 2011. Our ambition is to be a centre of excellence in offshore renewable training for the Irish and the British Isles as a whole.

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SEFtec NMCI Offshore to attend Renewable UK Conference

Posted: April 13, 2011

SEFtec NMCI OffshoreSEFtec NMCI Offshore will be celebrating their membership to RenewableUK by attending the Offshore Wind Energy conference in Liverpool on the 29th-30th of June 2011.

SEFtec NMCI Offshore is very proud to be members of RenewableUK, which is the UK’s leading renewable energy trade association, specialising in the wind, wave and tidal stream energy industries. read more…

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