POSITIVELY the last Burns Supper of the season was held the other night by the Aberdeen office of the global IT services firm EDS.
Oil & Gas
Forgetting things is normal and is often a factor of the ageing process. In my case, and I am sure many others, too, it is sometimes a question of choice to conveniently forget something.
2008 has begun with a flurry of exploration, with 12 of the 14 wells spudded to date targeting prospects, and only two appraisal wells.
NORWAY'S Ocean Rig has set a record $637,000 per day for premier-division semi-submersible rigs by securing a three-year $723million contract with UK-listed independent Tullow. There are two one-year options on offer that must be exercised before the end of 2008.
WITH more than 75 purchasing organisations now using FPAL as their supplier management and selection tool, the organisation is becoming the world's leading oil & gas industry supply chain database.
RENEWABLE energy is a hot topic these days with bold targets set to boost the amount of electricity we generate from devices like wind turbines and biomass-fuelled heating and power-generation systems. The five renewable sources used most often are biomass, hydro-power, wind, solar and geothermal.
Subsea engineering and construction contractor Technip has appointed its first undergraduate scholars - the result of establishing a scholarship scheme originally launched early-2007
Energy has just received the latest SCDI Young Engineers Clubs newsletter and what leaps off the pages is the number of competitions there are this year. Engineering is becoming cool.
Healthy people are generally happier people, who are more productive and contribute more to the organisations they work for.
Rockfield Software is near the end of a three-year joint industry project focused on prediction of the initiation and evolution of fractures and faults within hydrocarbon reservoirs.
If you haven't already done so, there is still just enough time to enter the new energy category at Ernst & Young's Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2008.
THE scale of growth that Locke has in mind requires in the order of $500million - a sizeable war chest with which to hit the acquisitions trail - and First Reserve is ready to step up to the plate. He doesn't want to see Abbot eclipsed by competitors or fall prey to them.
THE Alvheim production ship is, as indicated earlier, a rebuild of an existing vessel. The Odin had been competed as a tanker to a flexible design originally developed by Aker.
Within the current quarter, Marathon expects to start production from its much-delayed Alvheim cluster development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
KYUSHU University in Japan is establishing what it says will be the world's first graduate programme in hydrogen energy technologies.
Locke says the game plan isn't a secret; returning to the market after three to five years, perhaps longer, is quite likely, but only after growing the business substantially.
Formal completion of a £906million deal that takes Abbot Group off the London Stock Market and into private equity is imminent.
THE Carbon Trust is calling for expressions of interest from potential partners within the scientific community to collaborate in the development of a world-class commercially viable pyrolysis oil upgrading process.
The UK used to be known as the colonial power in India. However, today, the power is all with the rapidly expanding Indian economy.
ExxonMobil is looking for farm-in partners to its multi-trillion cu ft of natural gas potential Dunquin blocks in the Porcupine Basin.
ALVHEIM is located west of the Heimdal field on production licence PL 203 and the first discovery well was drilled in 1998. Well 24/6-2 was originally planned to test the hydrocarbon potential of the A2 North Heimdal T60 sand prospect within what is known as the Lista Formation in the northern part of the licence acreage in block 24/6.
The attraction to politicians of talking about energy policy is that it normally takes about five years before reality catches up with rhetoric - and by then, everyone has moved on.
SINTEZNEFTEGAZ is set to start drilling its Kunene-1 exploration well offshore Namibia in Block 1711 early this month, according to partner EnerGulf Resources.
A recent discussion with one of my partners, Paul Sheridan, who deals with environmental law, gave me some food for thought which I wanted to share with you.
There are differences on basic issues between Iraq's political parties and groups, and these are not expected to be resolved in the near future.