Oil and gas industry urged to support new skills strategy

The UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review, by global energy skills body OPITO in partnership with Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute, assesses the changing skills requirements for the industry over the next 20 years.…

New ownership secures sustainable future for The Underwater Centre

Subsea training and trials centre, The Underwater Centre, located in the Scottish Highlands, has turned a corner after receiving industry support to secure its future. Industry and public bodies including Oil & Gas UK, Subsea…

New global oil and gas decommissioning consortium with unique approach for operators

A collaborative supply chain approach to global decommissioning has been launched, offering an end-to-end solution from industry leaders, to reduce the decommissioning burden, risk and cost for operators. The new global decommissioning consortium, which includes…

Paradigm Flow Services continues US success

The Houston office of oil and gas services provider Paradigm Flow Services has secured work worth £7 million ($9.7 million) in the last 12 months. In late 2016, Kevin Keogh relocated from the company’s Aberdeenshire…

Aiken Group’s new base helps lands key contract

Aberdeen-based Aiken Group’s new base on the outskirts of the city has proved to be the key factor in securing a significant new contract. In response to customer demand, Aiken Group recently announced an expansion…

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The EDF Group acquires 450 MW offshore wind project in Scotland

The EDF Group, via EDF Renewables in the United Kingdom, a joint subsidiary of EDF Energy and EDF Energies Nouvelles, has bought the Neart na Gaoithe wind farm project from wind and solar developer Mainstream Renewable…

TWMA marks further success with West Africa project

TWMA, provider of specialised drilling waste management services, is set to deliver drill cuttings management services to New Age Cameroon Offshore Petroleum (New Age) in a two well, offshore drilling project. The work scope, which…

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Scots biomass specialist unveils exclusive Electratherm partnership

Uphall-based Scot Heat & Power has signed an exclusive partnership to be the only Scottish company to offer ElectraTherm’s innovative Power+ Generator that utilises waste heat for efficient clean energy production. A global leader in…

Xodus and Atlantis Resources to target Japanese tidal opportunities

Xodus Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Atlantis Resources to pursue the development of a tidal energy project in Japan. The ambition for this agreement is to secure funding and establish a…

Siccar Point Energy confirms Cambo well spud and Shell deal completion

Siccar Point Energy has started drilling a final appraisal well on the Cambo field, north-west of Shetland, with results expected this summer. The Aberdeen based production, development and exploration company, has also confirmed the completion…

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Wood and IBM collaborate to transform asset life cycle management

Wood and IBM have entered into an agreement to conceive and offer new digital products and services that will advance operational efficiencies for customers in industrial and energy markets. This multi-year agreement combines Wood’s engineering innovation and industry…

Decom North Sea reveals finalists for Inaugural Decommissioning Awards

Decom North Sea has today {Tuesday 1 May} announced its’ finalists for the first industry awards dedicated to decommissioning. Hosted by the organisation the evening prior to the annual Decom Offshore Conference, the awards aim…

North-East marine business making waves across the globe

MarineMTS has launched  ‘Silverbox’ - a new piece of technology that is set to boost the maritime sector by providing secure chart and data updates to mariners across the globe.  Silverbox will help vessel owners and operators…

More than 1,200 independent renewable projects now operating in Scotland

Energy entrepreneurs across Scotland invested £82m in 117 renewable energy projects last year, a new report reveals. The spending by businesses, developers, farmers, landowners and communities means almost £700m has now been invested in the…

£1.9 million Scottish Government funding to enhance National Decommissioning Centre of Excellence

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre has been awarded grant funding of £1.9 million from the Scottish Government’s Decommissioning Challenge Fund to invest in the recently-announced National Decommissioning Centre of Excellence in partnership with the…

First Marine Solutions appoints key senior roles to support growth

First Marine Solutions (FMS) has made two senior appointments to bolster the firm’s ambitious global growth plans. Dave McGinlay and Paul Crichton join the Aberdeen based mooring services provider as Business Development Director and Sales and…

Motive Offshore Group invests £1.7m in specialist fleet

A North-east offshore services firm has invested £1.7m in specialist equipment to meet demand from clients across the globe. Motive Offshore Group, which is headquartered in Boyndie near Banff, and provides the oil, gas, subsea and…

Aker Solutions opens new £8 million upgraded site

Aker Solutions officially opens its upgraded Aberdeen services facility today (Thursday 26th April 2018). "Our investment in the Aberdeen services base demonstrates our commitment to the North Sea, a mature basin where we see opportunities,"…

Aspectus Group’s energy earnings hit £1m mark on anniversary of Aberdeen launch

Aspectus Group is celebrating on multiple fronts as the energy, oil and gas practice marks the second anniversary of its Aberdeen office by reporting £1 million in annual revenues, and over £5 million globally.  This milestone…

Marine Technical Limits expands services with new senior appointment

Kintore-based FPSO and marine vessel specialists, Marine Technical Limits (MTL), has expanded its service offering with the appointment of a new Lead Naval Architect. The organisation, which provides specialist equipment, inspection and repair services, has…

£800k Dutch boost for Scottish recruitment consultancy

Ably Resources, an oil and gas recruitment consultancy based in Glasgow, is benefiting from the Dutch government’s push towards sustainable energy. The firm has won a £800,000 contract for a joint-venture geothermal drilling project in…

Recruitment company celebrates first year in business with Middle East partnership

An Aberdeen-based recruitment consultancy has marked its first year in business by announcing a unique partnership with a leading Abu Dhabi agent. Triton Energy Solutions, which is based in the city’s west end, secures experienced…

OGTC backs ‘plug and play’ projects to help unlock 3.4 billion barrels

Following a successful ‘Call for Ideas’, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre is backing four subsea ‘plug and play’ projects to help unlock the 3.4 billion barrels of oil and gas in marginal fields, or…

Hydro Group awarded Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. The Awards acknowledge exceptional businesses across the UK, celebrating the cream of the country’s entrepreneurs and…

New board members add further expertise to Oil & Gas UK

Three key leaders in the upstream industry have joined the board of Oil & Gas UK bringing further expertise in oilfield services, drilling and exploration activities. David Clark, Aker Solution’s Executive Vice President (Services), will…