Scottish Enterprise energy team director Brian Nixon said yesterday it was more important than ever for Scottish companies to look to new markets.
Oil & Gas
Three of Clydesdale Bank's senior staff from the Aberdeen office are at OTC to let the industry know that the bank is still open for business.
AN ABERDEEN company providing marine technology services has picked up a top award at OTC.
HOUSTON-BASED crane firm Energy Cranes has experienced rapid growth in the past 18 months.
Union bosses are poised to appeal to Scotland's highest civil court over a ruling that offshore workers are not entitled to extra paid leave under working-time regulations.
SCOTTISH Secretary Jim Murphy said last night that North Sea workers commuting to platforms offshore by helicopter may have personal safety beacons restored to their survival gear.
THE chief executive of offshore accommodation firm Ferguson Modular, part of the Inverurie-based Ferguson Group, is at OTC to promote the company's growing international business.
RBG USA, a subsidiary of Aberdeen group RBG, is claiming an industry first.
Proserv Offshore, which has its global headquarters at Kintore, in Aberdeenshire, has launched new decommissioning service Proserv Energy on its stand at OTC.
North-east oil service company Aker Qserv sees Houston as a key centre from which to expand its international development.
ENGINEERING specialist STATS Group is to set up a branch in Texas.
Pressure for more tax relief to encourage offshore exploration and ease the threat to North Sea jobs was stepped up last night.
ENGINEERING and construction group Subsea 7 has a new vice-president with north-east roots at the helm of its North America region.
Aberdeen-based international energy service company John Wood Group has acquired Australian firm Proteus Global Solutions for between £13.5million and £20million.
Faroe Petroleum, the Aberdeen-based oil and gas operator, said yesterday it had been awarded a new exploration licence in the Norwegian Barents Sea.
OIL and gas giant BP is branded "senile" by environmental groups Greenpeace and Platform in a new advertising campaign launched today.
Offshore oil and gas activity in mature provinces such as the North Sea was said yesterday to be more at risk than deepwater areas such as west Africa in the current economic downturn.
The global downturn in the oil and gas industry means it is now more important than ever for companies to showcase themselves, according to an organisation promoting the energy industry in the north of Scotland.
SCOTTISH Energy Minister Jim Mather was impressed when he visited Scottish exhibitors at OTC yesterday.
Aberdeen firm Integrated Subsea Services (ISS) unveiled an acquisition in Australia yesterday plus expansion in south-east Asia through the opening of a new office in Singapore.
Aberdeen-based International Tubular Services, a global supplier of oilfield products and services, has announced the formation of new company ITS Arabia, following a joint-venture agreement with Shoaibi Group, one of the leading Saudi players in the oil and gas industry.
Aberdeen is the Energy Capital of Europe - the one place where the upcoming maritime renewables community can rub shoulders with, and spark off, the incredible upstream offshore oil&gas industry resource resident in and around the city.
May 4-7: OTC 2009, Houston. Look out for Munro's/Press & Journal announcement regarding travel packages
On April 22, it was reported in Calgary that executives at Suncor Energy are to assume the top roles in the company after it wraps up its $15billion (£11million) takeover of Petro-Canada.
WITH stormy waters ahead for our supply chain, the effects can be quickly felt by SMEs, and a natural reaction is to batten down the hatches.