The deadline for the 2011 Oil and Gas UK Awards has been extended to Friday, August 12.
Aberdeen-based Maritime Assurance and Consulting (MAC) said yesterday it had moved into the renewables sector after winning a contract with wave-energy specialist AWS Ocean Energy.
OIL giant Shell has admitted liability for two "devastating" spills which hit a community in Nigeria, the UK lawyers who brought the case said yesterday.
Faroe-based oil and gas explorer and producer Atlantic Petroleum has been given approval to develop the Blackbird field by the Department for Energy and Climate Change.
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.
Mining firm Vedanta Resources said yesterday it had been given the go-ahead to acquire a majority stake in Cairn India.
Energy service group Hunting said yesterday executive chairman Richard Hunting had become non-executive chairman with immediate effect.
Oil and gas service investment fund Epi-V has secured £50million of capital from mid-market private equity firm LDC, taking the total amount raised by the team to £110million.
GERMAN industrial-machinery manufacturer Siemens - which has a gas-turbine service centre in Aberdeen - saw net profits fall sharply during the three months to June 30.
Energy company Centrica reported a large drop in profits yesterday amid a continuing furore over rising electricity and gas bills.
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.
Gas from the huge North Sea Ormen Lange field has been redirected to the St Fergus gas terminal near Peterhead while maintenance is carried out at Easington, in East Yorkshire.
The vice-chairman of financial service firm JPMorgan's global energy group will become a non-executive director of Wood Group on August 1. Jeremy Wilson will also join the board's nomination committee.
BP said yesterday fire damage on the Valhall platform in the North Sea was not as serious as first feared.
Offshore container manufacturer and supplier OEG Offshore (OEG), of Aberdeen, has been awarded a £100,000 contract to provide containers for worldwide use for American deepwater drilling contractor Diamond Offshore.
Tullow Oil completed its first day trading on Ghana's Stock Exchange yesterday, more than doubling the entire market capitalisation of the exchange.
Oil and gas firm Sterling Resources said yesterday it was to raise up to £31.5million through a share issue.
Scottish oil firm Cairn Energy's Indian subsidiary has reported a near-ninefold jump in quarterly profits after output climbed.
Aberdeen firm Optima Solutions said yesterday it had doubled its office space after investing £350,000 in its headquarters.
Energy firm Lansdowne Oil and Gas said yesterday it had raised more than £6million for drilling an appraisal well in the Celtic Sea.
THE expanding interest in renewable energy took another step this week with Inverurie-based Rural Development Initiatives being appointed to provide support for those interested in the use of wood as fuel.
Aker Solutions has signed a £9.3million contract with operator Endeavour Energy UK for work at its East Rochelle field in the central North Sea.
Scottish Power said yesterday it had appointed Keith Anderson as its new chief corporate officer.
ExxonMobil has awarded the Kiewit-Aker Contractors joint venture the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the concrete gravity base of the planned Hebron field production platform, which will be installed offshore Newfoundland.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has secured a $510million contract with Chevron to construct an oil and gas production platform for installation offshore Angola.