Allister Thomas

Opinion

Wireless technology gets smart

04/05/2018

Can you remember life without your smart phone? Do you remember the days when you had to get behind a desk, log in and dial up to access the wealth of information on the internet?

Health & Safety

Fatigue – the silent killer

04/05/2018

Fatigue is more than just tiredness. In the workplace it is a potential hazard – one that employers should proactively strive to manage. The first step to tackling this growing issue is understanding exactly what it is.

Opinion

BiFab – frustrated UK ambition

04/05/2018

That the BiFab yard has been rescued from oblivion is good news; that the arm which reached out is Canadian is good news, too.

Opinion

Doing the “Rope a Dope”

03/05/2018

Energy Voice’s boxing theme this month made me think about my favourite fight; the Muhammad Ali v George Foreman world heavyweight fight held in Zaire in 1974, or as it’s more commonly known “The Rumble in the Jungle”.

Opinion

Focus on quality assurance crucial for long-term success of drilling sector

03/05/2018

Oil and gas operators could save millions of dollars each year by investing in tighter quality assurance and controls on drilling and well completion equipment that would reduce equipment-related Non-Productive Time – failures that are a substantial and potentially “avoidable” cost, according to a leading industry specialist.

OTC

Family looks up for hope after Harvey

03/05/2018

Mark Lammey talks to a former Inverness family who have found that living in Houston for a decade has raised their game – in more ways than one

OTC

Efforts to rejuvenate Aberdeen at OTC

03/05/2018

A new body tasked with bringing international investment to the north-east has ambitious plans to attract a digital software company.

OTC

Reactive’s Chimera monster investment

03/05/2018

An Aberdeen oilfield service firm has invested more than £250,000 in its Houston facility to support the manufacturing of a new product.

OTC

OPINION: Houston has much to teach us

03/05/2018

I remember clearly that when Aberdeen first looked at redeveloping Union Terrace Gardens, Sir Ian Wood – now chairman of the economic development outfit Opportunity North East (ONE) – claimed that it would help turn Aberdeen into “the Houston of the east”.