Training & Technology

Lured by technology appeal


WHEN Offshore Solutions revealed this week it had recently completed a key project in the North Sea, it said the technology at the heart of it could create new opportunities for many oil and gas operators.

Oil & Gas

Bowleven starts drilling at Sapele-3


BOWLEVEN, the west Africa-focused oil and gas exploration group, said yesterday that drilling had started at its Sapele-3 well in the Douala Basin offshore Cameroon.

Market info

Nautical jumps on latest Kraken update


SHARES in North Sea energy firm Nautical Petroleum were up more than 15% yesterday after the company made an "excellent start" to appraisal activity at its Kraken field.

Oil & Gas

RSI awarded new shale project


ABERDEEN company Rock Solid Images (RSI), formerly Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping, said yesterday that it had been awarded its fourth project in US unconventional-shale plays.

Oil & Gas

Rockhopper fuels hopes with latest Falklands find


UK oil and gas firm Rockhopper Exploration said yesterday that an oil discovery in the Falklands extended west of the original well, fuelling hopes the find was large enough to open up a new province in the area.

Market info

Brinded nets £1.4m under share plan


Oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell said yesterday that executive director Malcolm Brinded, the former managing director of Shell Expro in Aberdeen, had received £1.4million under its restricted share plan. It said he had received 62,857 ordinary B shares in cash.

Health & Safety

Aker divisions win NHS accreditation


Aker Solutions said yesterday three of its Aberdeen-based divisions - Aker Offshore Partner, Aker Subsea and Aker MH - had received NHS Healthy Working Lives bronze awards in recognition of their efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of staff.