Bill Walkingshaw, managing director, TEMS International

Drilling Fluids Management Specialists Launch New Business

A new oil and gas service company has been established in Aberdeen which aims to provide operators with significant cost savings over the life-cycle of their drilling campaigns. TEMS International, a drilling fluid systems specialist,…

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Apache sells Canadian subsidiary for £273m to focus on North Sea, Egypt and US

Apache Corp has sold its Canadian subsidiary to Canadian oil producer Paramount Resources Ltd for $353.7 million (£273m) in order to focus on the North Sea, Egypt and US operations. Calgary-based Paramount Resources plans to…

New oil and gas intelligence site launched

Aberdeen based company C Growth has created a new website offering project tracking and intelligence for the oil and gas industry. Oil and Gas Vision provides detailed information on over 5000 projects in the energy…

Ingen Ideas

Ingen Ideas to provide production optimisation and offshore commissioning support services to UKCS operator

Aberdeen-based Ingen has been awarded several scopes to deliver subsea engineering, process engineering and offshore commissioning support to an established UKCS operator. Ingen will provide onshore support during procedure development, offshore readiness and permit to…

From left - Alan Smith (Director, Matrix Risk Control), Peter Adam (MD, Add Energy) & Mark Rushton (MD, STC Global)

Energy industry experts joins forces to launch new optimisation service

Add Energy, the international energy consultancy provider, has joined forces with fellow local industry specialists, Matrix Risk Control and STC Global, to offer a new service designed to optimise asset performance. IQ2 is the combination…

Forum to Improve Management of Health, Safety, Environment and Performance in the North Sea

 A who’s who of oil and gas industry figureheads will be presenting at a forum in Aberdeen which aims to attract the next generation of leaders who will steer the North Sea to sustainable success.…

Trevor Garlick

ONE sets out oil and gas development priorities for 2017/18

Private sector economic development body Opportunity North East will focus its work in the oil and gas industry on diversification, innovation, internationalisation, market development, training and learning over the next 12 months. ONE’s Oil &…

Grant Aitchison

iSURVEY boosts business development team with two new appointments

iSURVEY has expanded its global team with the addition of two new business development managers, based in the UK and Norway. Joining iSURVEY Offshore in Aberdeen is Grant Aitchison, who has spent the last 20…

Bilfinger Salamis UK

Maersk Culzean contract creates 300 Bilfinger jobs

Bilfinger Salamis UK has been awarded a contract for provision of services in the preparation and installation of Maersk Oil North Sea’s new gas production field, Culzean, creating up to 300 jobs. The order is…

Colette Cohen

Oil majors buy-in and £1.6 million projects approved by Technology Centre

Just four months since its launch in February 2017, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) has approved investment of more than £1.6 million in new projects to accelerate the development and deployment technologies to…

The Montrose Area in the Central North Sea operated by Repsol Sinopec Resources UK

Repsol Sinopec produces first gas from Montrose area Cayley field

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK has delivered first gas from the Cayley field in the Montrose Area in the Central North Sea. This is the third and final new discovery to be brought on stream during…

From left - Tim Mitchell, CEO at Iqarus and Michael Gardner, Group Director, Medical Services at International SOS

International SOS and Iqarus create joint venture partnership

Medical and travel security risk services company, International SOS, and Iqarus, a provider of intelligent and integrated healthcare for demanding and complex environments, have announced a joint venture partnership to leverage mutual capabilities and services.…

Rory Ferguson

Survey highlights need for digital experts as oil & gas sector adapts to age of lower prices

The oil and gas industry urgently needs digital natives – but the right people may not be looking at the sector as a potential career choice. That is one of the key messages from Petroplan’s…

Antony Quin, the new CEO of the International Well Control Forum

International Well Control Forum appoints new CEO

The Board of the International Well Control Forum (IWCF) has appointed Antony Quin as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Quin officially takes up the position of CEO from 1st July 2017 and is…

Amjad Bseisu

First oil delivered from EnQuest’s Kraken field

Shares in Enquest, the North Sea operator jumped 8.47% to 32p this morning on the news that their Kraken field had delivered first oil last week. This moves the company from a period of heavy…

One of the cable tensioners added to Briggs’ range of equipment

Briggs Marine strengthens subsea offering with seven-figure investment

Marine contractor, Briggs Marine, has invested more than £1million into its subsea services division over recent months. The company has enhanced its subsea cable repair and installation capabilities with the addition of two new 15Te…

Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK

Oceans 17 attracts hundreds of delegates from across the globe

Almost 800 delegates from over 25 countries attended the 60th OCEANS '17 MTS/IEEE conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) in Aberdeen last week. Sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the…

Roy Wood & Eduard Iborra

Aberdeen and Spanish valves partnership adds value to market

Denholm Valvecare, a provider of valves to the global oil and gas industry, has announced a strategic partnership which will add design and manufacturing capabilities to its existing sales and service offering. The Aberdeen-headquartered business…

SBNN releases five new sector specific weekly newsletters

Scottish Business News Network (SBNN) has added five sector specific weekly newsletters to complement its six geographic newsletters that currently go out daily to a readership of over 7,500. The sectors being covered are Legal,…

Asset management firm signs £3million three-year North Sea contract

John Crane Asset Management Solutions has secured a three-year £3million contract to provide condition based maintenance services with a major operator in the UK North Sea. The work covers rotating equipment across 12 assets and…

Stuart White, Bank of Scotland

Oil and Gas industry shows cautious optimism and eyes growth

The UK’s Oil and Gas industry is gearing up for growth as cautious optimism returns to the sector, new research reveals today. The sixth annual Bank of Scotland Oil & Gas Report, which gathers views…

Apache UK Forties Alpha

Expro secures $10m Apache North Sea well services contract extension

Oilfield services company Expro, has secured a $10million well services contract extension with Apache North Sea. The contract covers a range of well services including slickline, cased hole services and pumping services, as well as…

Tammie Sebire

ITF launches tech talk events to support oil & gas technology development

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) is launching a series of tech talk events to support and promote the developer community and increase interaction with oil & gas operators. The organisation’s Innovation Network Tech Talk events…

Drew Stevenson

Oilfield services must reset their business if they are to survive

A new report from PwC is urging oilfield services firms to grasp the nettle and reset their businesses to deal with the operational, financial and strategic challenges reflected in the new operating environment. It warns…

Matthew Milroy, Asset Manager at Kennedy Wilson Europe and David Sheach, General Counsel at Siccar Point Energy

Siccar Point consolidates operations at Hill of Rubislaw

Siccar Point Energy has consolidated its operation to H1 at the Hill of Rubislaw from Berry Street. The North Sea exploration and production company moved in to the city centre premises in May and occupies…