Around 800 people attend a jobs fair in Aberdeen today as the the Energy Jobs Taskforce met in the city to drive forward work supporting more than 2,500 individuals and 100 employers through the current downturn in the oil and gas industry.
Asset integrity services company Stork has collaborated with Emerson Process Management to use Emerson’s Roxar SandLog wireless sand erosion monitoring system in the UK Continental Shelf for the first time.
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has called on the UK Government to make further commitments to the help the North Sea oil and gas industry and take action on protecting the stability of the oil and gas fiscal regime. In a briefing at Holyrood to politicians he said there needed to be an urgent consultation on inventives to boost further exploration in the North Sea. Ewing also urged the UK government to make a commitment there would be no tax increases for the industry and any significant policy proposals should be in consultation with both industry and the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).
Collaboration and cooperation are key elements of industry body Oil and Gas UK’s 2015 Share Fair, which takes place on November 4.
The TUC has backed a motion calling for a concerted campaign to resist "commercial pressures" that offshore unions say could erode safety standards, cut jobs and training.
DeepOcean has been awarded a call-off contract for provision of ROV-based survey services by Shell in The North Sea.
Statoil has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to IKM Ocean Design for the Johan Sverdrup project.
Shell's wildcat Norwegian well has come up dry.
An Aberdeen lawyer says there has never been a better time to address a gender imbalance in the UK oil and gas industry. Offshore employment expert Kate Williams, an Aberdeen-based partner in legal firm Pinsent Masons, wants to see a greater effort to recruit more women, and insists the law can be used to boost their numbers. The proportion of women in the industry is reported to be 23%, compared to a 47% national average. The imbalance worsens when narrowed to offshore workers, with just 3.6% of them women.
Faroe Petroleum has failed to find oil within the exploration well on its Portrush play in the Norwegian North Sea.
Fire and security specialist Autronica will provide Statoil with equipment for its offshore operations in the Johan Sverdrup oil field in the North Sea.
Wintershall has awarded Odfjell Drilling's semi-submersible Deepsea Stavanger a $175million contract for the drilling of production wells on the Maria field in the Haltenbanken area of the North Sea.
A decent night's sleep, internet access and more recreational space are the key priorities for North Sea offshore workers as they prepare for spending longer periods offshore.
The chief executive of Oil and Gas UK has welcomed the progress made by the Oil and Gas Authority six months on from its industry call to action.
Wintershall and its partners Petoro and Centrica have been given approval by the Norwegian government for the development and operation (PDO) of the Maria field.
Drilling contractor Songa Offshore has retained 100% operational efficiency from its three rigs on hire to Statoil, the company said.
Offshore members of the Unite union have been warned they are playing a dangerous game if they vote for strike action over pay and conditions.
Heerema Fabrication Group has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract by Maersk Oil for the Culzean jackets.
Premier Oil is to plug and abandon a dry well in the Norwegian sector of the southern North Sea.
Asset life extension services provider Bilfinger Salamis has been awarded a five-year contract for international energy company TAQA for its oil and gas operations in the UK North Sea.
Aberdeen-based Xodus Group has been awarded a contract with Nexen to provide Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) services in support of the decommissioning of the Ettrick and Blackbird fields in the central North Sea.
Chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority, Andy Samuel, has welcomed the formation of the new Efficiency Task Force (ETF), led by industry trade body Oil and Gas UK, that aims to greater efficiency with the UK North Sea sector.
A new North Sea task force has been launched to make the UK sector more competitive and maximise economic recovery.
Aker Solutions is to cut up to 500 jobs in its Norwegian subsea business - blaming a continued market slowdown.
Lucrative contracts to develop Maersk's giant $4.5billion Culzean gas field were revealed today with Singapore-based shipyard Sembcorp the latest to announce a $1billion agreement to build the topsides for the North Sea mega-development.