Louise Urquhart

New director appointment at Aiken Group

Aberdeen-based Aiken Group has appointed a new director as the company continues to target growth via diversification. After a decade of employment with the company, Louise Urquhart has been named Director of Supply Chain, a…

Rory Deans

Sentinel Marine wins over £26m of business in 2017

Sentinel Marine has secured two new contracts bringing the Aberdeen-headquartered firm’s contract wins to a total of £26.4 million since January this year. The latest contract wins will provide continued employment for 72 seafarers in…

Mark Patterson

New decom company targets £200m investment and to create 400 new jobs

A major new entrant to the North Sea decommissioning sector has been set up by a group of oil industry stalwarts - including Alasdair Locke, Mark Patterson, and Paul Warwick - and will provide a…

The massive pressure test vessel crosses the 137 year-old Victoria Bridge in Torry

420 tonne load crosses 137 year-old Aberdeen bridge

History was made on the streets of Aberdeen this week with the movement of a massive pressure test vessel from Aberdeen harbour to the new Balmoral Subsea Test Centre on Wellington Road. The vessel itself…

Paul Wheelhouse

Next Generation Given Reference Material to Avoid Accidents like Piper Alpha

Lord Cullen, the author of the seminal Cullen Report following the Piper Alpha tragedy, has welcomed the launch of a valuable oil and gas resource which will help prevent incidents offshore and provide valuable reference…

Expro secures 'substantial' Maersk Oil contract

Expro secures ‘substantial’ Maersk Oil contract

Oilfield services company, Expro, has been awarded a substantial contract from global oil and gas company Maersk Oil for the provision of subsea and well test services on two offshore units in the North Sea.…

Alex Fyfe, managing director at OilMac

OilMac launches new Port of Dundee facility

Aberdeenshire-based Oilfield Machinery Ltd (OilMac) has launched a new facility at the Port of Dundee, which is currently being developed by Forth Ports at a cost of £10million. OilMac, which buys and sells redundant and…

Kiloh Mackintosh and Benjamin Ogalde-gallardo (Initiative Participants), Ray Riddoch (Nexen UK MD and VP - Europe), Mark Williams & Hannah Clews (StreetSport), and Cath Liebnitz (Falck UK)

Safety training firm helping to train talent of tomorrow

A safety training firm has played host to a group of youngsters participating in a specialist employability programme, highlighting the importance of training future talent. Falck Safety Services UK welcomed the group of 16-19 year-olds…

Neil Armstrong

Merlin ERD engineers scoop drilling awards

Two engineers from Merlin ERD have won Drilling Engineering Awards from The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in separate regions. Neil Armstrong, Engineering Manager, overcame stiff competition to win the highly coveted North Sea regional…

Key report shows safety further improving in UK offshore oil and gas

The latest annual health and safety data published for the UK offshore oil and gas industry signals a continued trend of improving performance despite 2016 being a challenging year, says Oil & Gas UK. The…

Murray Kerr

Subsea engineering firm SengS nets £1.6million worth of contracts

A north-east engineering services firm, acquired by a private-equity backed manufacturer last year, has continued to build upon recent momentum with the announcement of new contracts worth £1.6million. SengS, part of the Pryme Group, will…

George Morrison

Aquaterra signs multi-million pound investment deal with private equity firm

Global offshore engineering solutions provider, Aquaterra Energy, has secured a multi-million pound investment from EV Private Equity as the company gears up for service expansion and new technology launches. The deal is the first to…

Peter Bruce

Catering firm Entier secures £6.5m BGF investment for overseas expansion

Aberdeen-based Entier, Scotland’s largest independent privately-owned catering company, is preparing to grab a bigger slice of international markets after securing a £6.5m investment from Business Growth Fund (BFG). The Westhill-based company plans to expand its…

Stephen Marcos Jones

New guidelines launched in effort to boost production efficiency

Highly anticipated industry guidelines designed to boost production efficiency in the UK Continental Shelf have been published by Oil & Gas UK. Between 2004 and 2012 the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) faced the significant challenge…

Artist's impression of the RSS Sir David Attenborough

EnerMech lands Sir David Attenborough hydraulics contract

Engineering services specialist, EnerMech, has been awarded a contract on the £150 million polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The value of the contract was not disclosed. The new polar ship is commissioned…

John Aitken

Optimism Pays Off As Aberdeen Supply Chain Company Sees 50% Increase in Turnover

Aberdeen-based Lifting Equipment Rental, a specialist in lifting equipment for hire and sale, has reported a forecasted 50% increase in turnover year-on-year. As a result the firm, based on Aberdeen’s Commercial Quay, plans to grow…

Nature Group Compact Treatment Units

Maersk Oil contract sees 10 jobs created at Nature Group

Nature Group, an oil, gas and maritime waste collection and treatment company, has secured a five-year contract with Maersk Oil in the Central North Sea. The contract will see the company mobilise offshore slop processing…

Centrica creates new JV with Norway’s Bayerngas Norge

Centrica Plc is to create a joint venture with Norway's Bayerngas Norge AS and combine its European exploration and production units with Bayerngas Norge. The joint venture will comprise Centrica's assets in the UK, Netherlands…

Barry Macleod, UKCS managing director at Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore completes significant decommissioning contract with Maersk Oil UK

Subsea services provider, Bibby Offshore, has announced a multimillion pound contract with Maersk Oil UK, to provide both late life production enhancement and decommissioning support in the North Sea. The contract saw Bibby Offshore’s diving…

OPITO Banksman Slinger courses at AIS Training

Aberdeen training centre gets OPITO approval

A new state-of-the-art industrial training centre in Aberdeen has received its first approval from oil and gas training body OPITO to run oil and gas courses. The new 20,000 sqft² facility at Kingshill Commercial Park…

John McDonald

OPITO appoints new CEO

Global safety, standards and workforce development organisation OPITO has appointed John McDonald as CEO as the organisation seeks to further drive the international skills agenda for the oil and gas industry. Mr McDonald has been…

Mike Wallace

Orion Group secures multimillion pound ENI deal

Orion Group, one of the world’s largest independently owned personnel specialists has signed a multimillion pound contract to provide expert engineering staff to the Italian energy giant Eni. The company is one of three appointed…

Ann and Howard Johnson attend ceremony at No 10 Downing Street

Blaze named one of Britain’s most inspirational companies by London Stock Exchange Group

A North East based provider of fire control and safety solutions for the energy sector has been recognised in a prestigious report celebrating Britain’s most inspirational companies. Blaze Manufacturing Solutions, which was established in 2006…

Barry Marshall, business development manager (L) and Andrew Robins, controls director (R), outside the new facility.

EnerQuip invests more than £3 million in UK headquarters

Torque machine and associated products provider,EnerQuip, is relocating its head office in Aberdeen to meet growing demand, with plans to further expand the existing product range and invest in research and development to continue the…

Dave Stewart

Wood Group wins Maersk Culzean field contract

Wood Group has been awarded a new contract by Maersk to deliver mechanical and management services for the hook-up and commissioning of the Culzean gas condensate field in the UK central North Sea. At peak…