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Hurricane Energy announces “largest undeveloped” UK oil find in waters west of Shetland

Hurricane Energy has described its Halifax field as the "largest undeveloped" oil find so far in the UK's waters. The company's shares close up 8.76...
Churchill Drilling Tools’ CEO and commercial director Mike Churchill celebrates the export award win with his wife, Ailsa

Churchill Drilling Tools wins export award

Churchill Drilling Tools, an oilfield service company specializing in drilling innovation is celebrating after winning the high growth markets exporter of the year category...
Dave Stewart

Wood Group renews and extends North Sea contract with Premier Oil

Wood Group has been awarded a $50 (£40) million contract with Premier Oil, to deliver topside operations and maintenance services to the Balmoral floating...
(L-R) Young Professional Award - Marianne McKevitt, Above & Beyond Award - Sam Lisney and Significant Contribution Award - Oonagh Werngren

2017 Offshore Achievement Award winners announced

An audience of almost 500 industry professionals came together last night (23 March) to recognise innovation, collaboration and exceptional performance within the UK offshore...
Andy Samuel

OGA awards 25 UKCS licences in 29th Offshore licensing round

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is to award 25 licences for 111 blocks or part blocks to 17 companies in the 29th Offshore...
Ben Foreman

£1million funding to encourage oil and gas innovation

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) and the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) have joined forces to fund and support the development of innovations...
Alan Taylor, Managing Director of NECE

NECE starts new year with £500,000 Kazakhstan success

Integrity monitoring solutions specialist North East Corrosion Engineers (NECE), part of the ICR group, is celebrating the start of 2017 with its first contract...
EnQuest Aberdeen

EnQuest reports $849.6m revenue for 2016

EnQuest has reported a revenue of $849.6 million for 2016 with production increasing by 8.7% giving an average production of 39,751 barrels of oil...
Ardyne's Technical Support Team - Dave Stewart and Duncan Livingstone

New appointments strengthen technical offering for Aberdeen firm

Ardyne, provider of specialised plug and abandonment and slot recovery technology and services, has made two new top tier appointments in its technical support...
Chris Dixon, director of Mechanical Handling Services, EnerMech.

New director appointment at EnerMech’s Mechanical Handling Division

EnerMech has strengthened a key business division with the appointment of Chris Dixon as director of UK Mechanical Handling Services. Dixon will enhance the Aberdeen-headquartered...
David Rainford

New Appointments for Controlled Bolting Specialists HTL Group

Controlled bolting specialist, HTL Group, has appointed Wendy Bendel as Business Development Manager and David Rainford as OEM Business Development Director. Wendy joins HTL Group...
Ecosse Subsea Services managing director Mark Gillespie, left, with chairman Mike Wilson

Ecosse Subsea Systems Appoint New Managing Director To Drive Growth

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has appointed Mark Gillespie as managing director in a move which positions the subsea technology company for significant growth over...
BP’s Mad Dog 2

Wood Group awarded $85m contracts on BP’s Mad Dog 2

Wood Group has won two separate contracts worth a combined $85m (£70m) related to BP’s Mad Dog 2 project providing engineering services to further...
Roy Martin

READ Signs Multi-Country Award With Shell

READ Cased Hole (READ) has been awarded a multi-country award in the UK, Ireland and Norway, to provide all cased hole logging services and...
Steve Moir

ICoTA Europe Appoints New Chair

The European Chapter of the Intervention & Coiled Tubing Association (ICoTA Europe) has started its 2017/2018 season with the appointment of a new committee...
Ian Marchant

Wood Group takeover Amec Foster Wheeler in £2.2billion deal

Amec Foster Wheeler has agreed to an all-share offer from oilfield services company Wood Group worth around £2.2bn. Amec shareholders will own around 44% of...
Houston

Aberdeen-Houston Gateway To Mark Fifth Anniversary

An international event celebrating the business links between Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Houston will mark its landmark fifth anniversary next month by welcoming its largest...
L-R – James Gregg (Motive Offshore), Dundee Port manager David Webster, Alex Fyfe (Motive Fabrication), Dave Acton (Motive Offshore), Gary Mitchelson (Motive Fabrication)

Motive Offshore invests in Dundee Port quayside facility

A North-east offshore services firm has expanded its business with a six figure investment in a quayside fabrication facility in Dundee Port. Motive Offshore Group...
Paul Wheelhouse

Floating offshore windfarm south of Aberdeen approved

Planning consent for an eight turbine 6MW offshore wind farm around 15 km south-east of Aberdeen has been granted by Minister for Business, Innovation...

New appointments further strengthen Subsea UK Board

Subsea UK has recently announced the addition of three new members to the board ensuring it maintains a strong representation across the industry. Nicky Etherson,...
Unit 8 Broomfield Industrial Estate Montrose

Barrett Steel expands in Montrose

Barrett Steel has sub-let a 2,795 sq m (30,067 sq ft) industrial unit at Broomfield Industrial Estate in Montrose from Hunting Oilfield Services. The firm,...
Allan Nairn

Bibby Offshore appoints director of diving

Subsea services provider, Bibby Offshore, has promoted Allan Nairn to Director of Diving. Allan joined Bibby Diving Services in 2010 as Offshore Project Manager with...
Tony Brady

The EIC appoints Petrofac’s Tony Brady to Board of Directors

The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the trade association for UK companies that supply goods and services to energy industries worldwide, has appointed Petrofac’s Business...
Neil Logan

Neil Logan: Digital Disruption in the North Sea

In this article Neil Logan, CEO of Incremental Group, sets out how digital technology is changing industries so quickly that it causes disruption, and...
Left to Right: Kevin Nelson, Design/Project Engineer, AquaTerra & Stewart Nicoll, Materials Control Manager, AquaTerra

AquaTerra expands team with two new starts

AquaTerra Group Ltd, providers of offshore construction services, practical safety training and work and rescue equipment has recruited two key staff members as the...

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Nicholson Solutions Appointed as Education Partner by Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute has appointed Aberdeen company Nicholson Solutions to deliver its Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing in Scotland. The SQA accredited professional...

Interviews

Louise MacLean

Interview: Louise MacLean of Signature Pubs – a day in the life

Louise MacLean, head of sales, marketing and PR at the Signature Pub Group, is an industry veteran having started as a graduate trainee with...
Bruce Hydes

Interview: Bruce Hydes of Edgar Stewart. The changing face of recruitment

Home to three leading specialist brands in the Scottish recruitment sector, namely Talented, Edgar Stewart and Cyrus Selection, ESS Holdings (Edinburgh) Ltd is a...
Neil Logan

Interview: Neil Logan, CEO of Incremental Group

Hot on the heels of announcing that digital technology specialist Incremental Group had successfully secured £500,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) support from Scottish...
Ian Stevenson

Interview – Digital forensics specialist leading the attack against cyber crime

Ian Stevenson, CEO of Cyan Forensics, is a computer scientist by training, and has spent the last 20 years in and around startups, first...
Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit

Interview : Recruitment professional matches tech graduates to jobs using algorithms

Joe Afif, founder & managing director of graduate recruitment jobsite Gradit, is a self confessed “millennial“ whose big idea was sparked while working in...

Columnists

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 2 – Capacity

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...

Laura Sutherland – 9 top tips for mobile marketing

Aura PR’s Laura Sutherland looks at the opportunities which lie in mobile marketing. The mobile has climbed the ladder to be one of the...
Yekemi Otaru

Yekemi Otaru: 12 engaging ideas for engineering companies

Even in so-called boring industries, there is great content. But finding new content ideas can be a real problem for marketing teams. Particularly in engineering...

Ian Stirling: How to build a distillery in Edinburgh part 1 – Three things

Fascinated that someone was writing a diary blog about their proposed £5m new Edinburgh distillery project, we asked Ian Stirling of Port of Leith...
Kieran O'Connor

Kieran O'Connor: Top 10 Life Lessons For Engineers

1. Some things will always take longer than you first think Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into...