COMPUTING service provider Virtual Stream has secured a clutch of contracts worth more than £200,000 in the past few months.
Oil & Gas
ABERDEEN firm iicorr said yesterday it was continuing to strengthen its position as a leading provider of corrosion solutions to the marine and oil and gas sectors.
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.
ABERDEEN'S ITI Energy has announced that two of its major research and developement programmes - Orangutan and Helipipe - are making good progress.
The two founders of Aberdeen company, Gas and Oil Technology (GOT), have sold their stakes in a deal worth millions of pounds.
Pumps across many parts of Scotland ran dry yesterday as Shell tanker drivers prepared for their fourth day on strike.
Petrol supplies to Shell garages were hit yesterday as hundreds of drivers launched a four-day strike in a long-running row over pay which union leaders warned will lead to shortages over the weekend.
Independent oil and gas company Valiant Petroleum said yesterday it had made excellent progress in becoming a key North Sea player.
Funds managed by private-equity firms Candover Investments, Alpinvest and Goldman Sachs have again raised their offer for oilfield technology specialist Expro International through buyout company Umbrellastream.
More than 1,000 places are already booked for Aberdeen's first Energy Ball.
ABERDEEN-BASED Scomi Oiltools (Europe) is launching a drilling-fluid division in the UK with a new quayside plant in the Granite City.
Scots farmers, fishermen and hauliers united last night to force the UK and Scottish governments to tackle the fuel crisis as it took a turn for the worse.
Last-ditch talks aimed at averting a four-day strike by hundreds of fuel tanker drivers in a row over pay broke down last night.
Bob Keiller, chief executive of Aberdeen-based international energy service company Production Services Network (PSN), has been named as Ernst and Young Scotland Entrepreneur of the Year 2008.
The chairman of UK oil major BP has rejected as "apocalyptic" a prediction by Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller that oil prices would soar to $250 a barrel by the end of next year.
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.
Delegates at a business breakfast in the Granite City yesterday were told how offshore west Africa was leading the way in oil and gas capital and operating expenditure.
Aberdeen University researchers are to investigate potential new oil fields which have lain undiscovered and untapped for more than 40million years.
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond yesterday threw his weight behind a major investment by an energy company into Aberdeen University's landmark new library.
Fears over fresh rises in energy bills for long-suffering households grew yesterday after wholesale gas prices for next winter set a new record.
The key role an area west of Shetland plays in Britain's oil and gas sector has been highlighted in a new report from energy consultant Hannon Westwood.
TENS of thousands of Spanish lorry drivers began an indefinite fuel price protest strike yesterday that could bring the country to a standstill. It immediately led to lengthy queues at many service stations across the country by drivers worried they would be left without petrol.
Gleaner Oils, the Elgin-based fuel distributor and filling-station operator, said yesterday it was heading for a 25%-plus increase in annual turnover this year.
A THREATENED strike by nearly 1,000 tanker drivers supplying Shell forecourts could cause another fuel panic and send prices soaring further, north-east politicians warned last night.
French oil and gas company Total said yesterday it had made a new gas and condensate discovery in the Alwyn area of the North Sea.