Aberdeenshire councillors have claimed the local authority is a “passenger” footing the bill for a controversial £180million incinerator in the city.
North-east residents want work on a controversial windfarm halted – because two councillors breached their code of conduct when they backed it.
An enterprising north-east man is hoping to help reinvigorate the oil and gas industry after creating a ground-breaking piece of software.
A man has been flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after taking ill on-board a North Sea rig.
An Aberdeenshire woman has raised almost £5,000 for a local cancer charity with the help of her neighbours after her husband succumbed to the disease.
Scotland’s solar power capacity went up by more than a quarter over the past year, new figures show. WWF Scotland and the Solar Trade Association, which jointly published the statistics, welcomed the expansion, and called for the Scottish Government to encourage even greater uptake of the technology.
An offshore industry boss who thought he had picked up a bug while working in north Africa was diagnosed with one of the world’s rarest cancers. Tom Bruce – who was taken ill after a business trip to Egypt – lost his brave battle with the disease with his family at his bedside. And last night the 43-year-old oil and gas operations manager with Aberdeen-based Rowan Drilling was described as an “amazing professional” who never stopped fighting. Following his diagnosis with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP).he had “one good year” when he managed to work full time despite his illness. But in January his condition began to deteriorate and he started chemotherapy. The dad-of-two, who lived in Stonehaven, died at Roxburghe House in Aberdeen. His heartbroken wife Patricia described him as her best friend, a loving father and a “proud Torry loon”. Mrs Bruce said: “He was the best person I have ever met in my life. He was an amazing professional. “He was humble and I think that is why he got where he got. I am so proud. As a husband he always, always looked after us, always thinking about the future, always preparing for the future. “The plan was one day being in a hot country, retired, it didn’t happen unfortunately. He was my best friend, we always had so much to talk about.”
THE north-east could become a goldmine of cheap, environmentally-friendly heating - thanks to one of its most famous natural resources.
An oil and gas technology body will offer companies the chance to suggest solutions for cutting oil and gas production costs whilst nurturing production in Aberdeen next month. The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) will ask oil and gas firms to present innovative solutions at the Technology Showcase being held at the AECC on March 4. In partnership with Oil and Gas UK, the ITF will discuss present tech challenges in the UK continental shelf and offer them a chance to showcase their technologies. Among the presentations at the event will be "PETMiner: Increasing the speed and cutting the costs of reservoir characterisation" by University of Leeds professor, Quentin Fisher.
One of Norway's biggest oil and gas companies has submitted plans for the second phase of their Brazilian offshore project. Statoil, in partnership with Sinochem, submitted a plan of development to the South American's country's National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) in Rio de Janeiro on January 30.
The most read story this week on the Energy Voice website was on a call made by the boss of one of the world's largest energy services firms for the oil and gas sector to "reinvent" itself.
A US temporary power supply company has signed 106 megawatt of contract extensions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Florida-based APR Energy's Morro Bento plant, in Angola, has been operating since November 2012 and provides crucial base load power to the country's capital city, Luanda.
A US oil and gas company has pulled out of a farm-out and exploration deal with another firm, citing the falling price of oil as a factor in the decision. Texas-based companies Caza Oil and Gas and Clayton Williams Energy Inc (CWEI) have mutually agreed to terminate their deal to develop the latter's 14,738-acres site in Reeves County, Texas.
An Australian oil and gas firm has applied to the US government to export huge amounts of gas to North America. Liquified Natural Gas Limited today filed the application to the US Department of Energy through its subsidiary company, Bear Head - which is made up of both Bear Head LNG Corporation and Bear Head LNG (USA). Their request is for the export of around 440 billion cubic feet of American natural gas to Canada and around eight million tonnes of liquified natural gas (LNG) from Canada to other countries.
An Aberdeen-based oil and gas company's US branch will work with one of the world's largest petrochemical companies during their multi-billion dollar Texas expansion. Wood Group's Mustang's Automation and Control business unit is providing process control systems, detailed engineering, procurement and fabrications services for the huge project by ExxonMobil Chemical Company.
One of the top positions at an Aberdeen-based oil and gas company has been filled by a worker with around 40 years experience in the industry. Dave Stewart has landed the role of chief executive officer at Wood Group PSN and will begin in the role in April 2015.
A car manufacturer and an aerospace research and development body are amongst those joining forces with the oil and gas industry at a north-east technology conference and exhibition next month.
An American multinational corporation has today announced the £5million sale of its subsidiary petroleum company. The Texas-based Bayside Corporation has sold the Bayside Petroleum Company to Technis Energy.
An Australian energy company has announced the discovery of oil in a well in the south of the country.
An Australian oil and gas company has completed the construction of its 28-mile Dingo pipeline. Central Petroleum Limited (CPL) made the announcement today as they begin a hydro-testing programme.
An oil and gas firm have been given extensions to three of their Danish projects. New World Oil and Gas Plc have been granted extensions to work programme commitment deadlines on their three Danica Jutland and Danica Resources Limited licences. This will allow for them to propose more technical work to further eliminate the risks of prospects at the spots, located in south-east and south-west Denmark.
Safety remains an "absolute priority" one year on from the publication of a report addressing issues on offshore helicopter flights. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)'s CAT-1145 report was released on February 20, 2014 and listed 61 actions and recommendations aimed at addressing accident prevention for workers travelling offshore by helicopter. It comes one month after the CAA said there is still work to be done to improve flight safety.