David Telfer

Oil & Gas

Certex to launch offshore division

CERTEX International - the largest distributor of lifting products and services in Europe, which has a base in Aberdeen - is launching a new offshore division that will give its customers access to a wider range of products and services.

Oil & Gas

Leading expert appointed

ABERDEEN-BASED composite pipe repair solutions provider Walker Technical Resources (WTR) is moving into its next stage of global growth by appointing Professor Simon Frost as technical director and exporting to new markets around the world.

Oil & Gas

Dana secures rigs to drill Rinnes area

Dana Petroleum, the Aberdeen-based oil and gas operator, said yesterday it had secured semisubmersible rigs to drill a further two exploration wells in the same area as its recent significant oil discoveries at West Rinnes and East Rinnes, north-east of Shetland.

Oil & Gas

Offshore cardiac diagnosis saves lives

TELEMEDICAL electro-cardiongram (ECG) monitoring from Broomwell Healthwatch has cut the cost of healthcare for the North Sea oil and gas industry, improved patient care and helped save lives, by providing offshore cardiac diagnosis for the industry's oil and gas rig workers.

Oil & Gas

Ambassador gets to know north-east

THE new Kazakh ambassador to the UK, Kairat Abusseitov, was in Aberdeen yesterday to meet local business people and politicians on his first official visit to the north-east and first trip to the UK since taking up his post in London last month.

Oil & Gas

US firm makes offer for Ithaca

Endeavour International, the US oil and gas operator which focuses on the North Sea, has offered to buy Canadian company Ithaca Energy, also with a UK continental shelf focus, in a cash and share deal worth close to £180million.

Oil & Gas

Plexus signs first Middle East deal

PLEXUS Holdings, the Aberdeen-based oil and gas engineering service business, has signed its first Middle East contract with Dubai Petroleum Establishment, to supply its proprietary POS-GRIP wellhead and mudline suspension systems for use in the Gulf.

Oil & Gas

Decommissioning facts to be laid bare

TWO events being held by Oil and Gas UK and technology facilitator ITF in Aberdeen this week will sharpen the industry's focus on the technologies and capabilities required when decommissioning of oil and gas infra-structure gets under way, potentially at a cost of £20billion to 2040.

Oil & Gas

RBS reckons oil overpriced

Output of oil and gas from the UK continental shelf increased slightly in January compared with December, but was down year-on-year, from 2,798,983 to 2,502,320 barrels of oil equivalent per day, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland oil and gas index.