Energy News

From left - Keith Adam and Charlie Cameron

Industry collaboration signals renewed demand for training and competency services

Two Aberdeenshire firms have joined forces to offer enhanced training services to businesses operating across a range of high-risk industries. Polaris Learning and AquaTerra Training...
Steven Plant, managing director of PIM

Plant Integrity Management set to grow by 10% with five new recruits

Aberdeenshire based Plant Integrity Management Ltd (PIM) is set to increase the size of its workforce by 10% by the end of the first...
Fiona Hyslop

Scottish firm wins Japanese tidal consultancy contract

A Scottish environmental services firm has been awarded a consultancy contract to support a major tidal energy project in Japan. Orkney based Aquatera will conduct...
John Aitken, owner of Lifting Equipment Rentals

Lifting Equipment Rental invests initial £100,000 to upgrade hydraulic fleet

Lifting Equipment Rental has announced a initial investment of £100,000, with further investment through a three year programme, for the complete upgrade of its...
Mike Churchill

Churchill Drilling Tools’ triple shortlist in export awards

Churchill Drilling Tools, an oilfield service company specialising in down-hole tools, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2017 HSBC Scottish Export Awards. The...
Dr. Eyad Elyan

RGU and DNV GL join forces to create cost-saving software for oil and gas...

Robert Gordon University (RGU) and multinational provider of risk management and sustainability services, DNV GL, have joined forces on a project which aims to...
L to R: Chris Gray, Strategic Decom – Steve Jewell, Well Decom – Drew Leitch – MDT International

Training provider enters into two strategic partnerships

Global training provider to the oil and gas industry, MDT International, has entered into two strategic partnerships to help energy businesses plan for decommissioning. The...
Dr Patrick O'Brien

Oil and gas industry urged to look outside sector to speed up deployment of...

Keynote speakers at the ITF Technology Showcase in Aberdeen will highlight the benefits of cross-over technologies from Formula 1™ and other industries to deliver...
Martin Bjerregaard

D3 Consulting Offers Decommissioning Waste Management Expertise to Industry

D3 Consulting, a specialist decommissioning and demolition consultancy, has launched a comprehensive waste management advice service to the industry. Identifying a gap in the market...
Rosalie Chadwick

North Sea oil enters new phase following $6 billion worth of M&A deals

North Sea oil and gas is on the crest of a third wave in its evolution following a series of E&P deals totalling more...
Weatherford International plc Secure Drilling Services facility in Aberdeen,

Weatherford UK Secures UK first with API Q2 Certification

Weatherford International's Secure Drilling Services facility in Aberdeen is the first in the United Kingdom to receive API Q2 certification. API Specification Q2 is the...
Warren Thomson

New Appointment to Cresent board

Control of Work and Health and Safety specialists, Cresent, has appointed Warren Thomson as Operations Director and invited to join the Board.  Cresent finished the...
Delegate training at AIS's state-of-the-art centre

AIS Training opens second Aberdeen skills centre

Up to 12 new jobs will be created following the opening of AIS Training’s second state-of-the-art industrial training centre in Aberdeen. AIS Training has invested...

£5m decommissioning fund launched

A new £5 million fund will provide opportunities for the supply chain in Scotland to benefit from the decommissioning of North Sea infrastructure. The Decommissioning...

Sparrows Group to supply 103 cranes for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm

Aberdeen-based Sparrows Group has signed a contract to supply 103 cranes for installation at ScottishPower Renewables’ 714 megawatt East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. Located...
Emerson's new education facilities in Aberdeen include a live liquid flow loop - the first of its kind in the UK - which has three metering streams that can be run in a number of different configurations.

Emerson opens new education facilities

Emerson, a global provider of automation technology and engineering services, has opened new education facilities at its Solutions Centre in Aberdeen. The expansion provides for...
Rob O'Neill

RAMCO appoints new Business Development Director

Independent Total Tubular Management company, RAMCO, has welcomed a new Business Development Director to drive focus and growth within new and existing regions. Rob O’Neill...
Beryl Alpha

HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering awarded Apache contract

An Aberdeen firm has won on a three-year service contract from Apache North Sea Ltd. HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering (HVAC&R), part of the Nucore Group,...
Ithaca Staff

Ithaca Energy agrees Delek Group takeover

Israel based energy firm Delek Group has bought a £518m stake in North Sea operator Ithaca Energy. Ithaca Energy is headquartered in Aberdeen while listed...
Derek Leith

Shift from short-term survival to long-term success vital for O & G supply chain

As the UK’s oil and gas sector begins to show signs of recovery from the toughest year on record, it is vital that the...
The Clair Ridge platform

Sparrows Group Retains BP North Sea Contract

Sparrows Group has successfully retained its current North Sea Mechanical Handling and Crane Management contract with BP, which will extend the working partnership between...

Ocean Installer completes first installation work on Johan Sverdrup

Ocean Installer has recently completed the very first permanent subsea installation at the Johan Sverdrup field, marking the kick-off of the Johan Sverdrup offshore...
Ian Findlay - Managing Director

Firm’s tenth year leads to strong international growth

Process control and instrumentation consultancy Core has seen its work levels overseas increase from 10% to 40% of its business over the past year...
Peterson employee at Abedeen Harbour

Peterson awarded contract to support Ithaca’s Harrier field development

International energy logistics provider Peterson has been awarded a contract to provide integrated logistics for Ithaca Energy UK Limited. The contract, Peterson’s first with Ithaca,...
Mike Arnold, CEO of M² Subsea

M² Subsea opens new Aberdeen office and created 30 jobs

Subsea business M² Subsea, which secured private equity investment towards the end of 2016, has moved people and equipment into substantial, headquarter premises in...

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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

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...
SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry

Interview: Gavin Henry – A man destined to succeed

SureVoIP's Managing Director Gavin Henry is over the moon about last year's ITSPA award win for Best Business ITSP (medium enterprise), an accolade that...
Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy

Interview: The Scottish Lawyer who became a Digital Entrepreneur

Ruairidh Wynne-McHardy admits that being a qualified lawyer who is also a self-taught programmer is a strange mix but the two skills combined perfectly...

Columnists

Mark Gillanders

Mark Gillanders: “Hustle” The most important word ever in sales?

"Your talent is not enough you’ve got to put in the work" The title of this post is taken from a Gary Vaynerchuk video –...
Clare Scott

Clare Scott: Three great habits to cultivate in 2017

Apparently most of us who bothered to make New Year’s resolutions will have broken them by now. This raises a question: instead of throwing ourselves...
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Your Inbound Marketing New Year’s Resolution

How are your resolutions going? Are you still in the gym three times a week or is the pub beginning to look more appealing?...
Mike McGrail

Mike McGrail: My Return to Marketing Consultancy – Week three

It’s fair to say I’m struggling to know how best to name these posts. I think I’ll stick with this iteration. Sorry, I digress....
Julie Mitchell-Mehta

Julie Mitchell-Mehta: Recommended Tools To Help Your Website Work Better

Is your website working? I’m sure you know that it’s live and all the buttons do what they are supposed to do. But is...