Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping, the Aberdeen-based oil and gas survey company, yesterday welcomed a UK High Court decision to revoke three key patents granted by the European and UK patent offices to Norwegian firm EMGS.
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Aberdeenshire oil and gas technology company Tritech said yesterday that John Smith, previously technical director of fellow Halma Group business Sonar Research and Development, had been appointed technical director.
Scottish contracting and service firm Global Energy Group is poised for another year of strong growth after seeing annual turnover climb to about £130million, chairman Roy MacGregor said yesterday.
Oil and gas explorer Cairn India, majority owned by Edinburgh-based Cairn Energy, said yesterday it had received Indian government approval to develop more discoveries.
AKER Solutions said yesterday its fourth-quarter results would be hit by an accounting loss.
THE UK Government was urged last night to increase support for the exploitation of North Sea gas reserves in the wake of Russia's dispute with the Ukraine which cut off supplies to Europe.
MILITANTS said yesterday the Nigerian military botched a rescue mission aimed at liberating two British hostages captive in the country's southern oil region.
NORTH-EAST firm Dales Marine Services has hailed the presence of a catamaran in its dry dock in Aberdeen for the first time as a milestone.
Russia and Ukraine announced a deal yesterday to end the bitter dispute that has blocked Russian natural gas from Europe for nearly two weeks.
SUBSEA 7 has confirmed that about 20 contractors are no longer working for the engineering and construction company in Aberdeen.
THE former chief executive of Canadian oil firm Talisman Energy, Jim Buckee, has joined Cairn Energy, of Edinburgh, as a non-executive director.
The head of structured finance with the Royal Bank of Scotland in Aberdeen has left to head up a new oil service group.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin last night urged Europe's gas companies to help pay to get supplies back on track.
Troubled Aberdeen company Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping (OHM) is to cut its workforce, it confirmed yesterday.
Exploration activity on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) remained high last year, according to figures released yesterday by Deloitte.
SHARES in Aberdeen oil and gas firm Venture Production jumped yesterday as takeover speculation mounted.
AMEC, said yesterday it expected its pre-tax profits for 2008 would beat market expectations.
ABERDEEN-BASED Wood Group launched its sponsorship yesterday of a professorial chair in arctic engineering at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in St John's, Canada.
A BUSINESS unit of Norway's Proserv Group which has its headquarters in the north-east has become a separate company to help it to accelerate growth.
The leaders of gas-starved European nations travelled to Ukraine and Russia yesterday pleading for supplies to be restored.
Fresh fears have been raised about safety on oil rigs and platforms after it emerged that Norwegian authorities have had to close a gas field because of a problem with lifeboats.
More than 100 jobs could be at risk at a North Sea drilling contractor following oil company Talisman Energy's decision to put its platform drilling operations in the region on hold.
As a partner and head of energy for national law firm McGrigors, Bob Ruddiman is regarded as one of the UK's leading experts in his field.
Tullow Oil said yesterday it had made one of the largest recent onshore oil discoveries in Africa with the Giraffe-1 well in Uganda, which had proved to be linked to the earlier Buffalo-1 find.
Transocean, the world's biggest offshore oil and gas drilling contractor, has said it will take action to try and recover costs on one of its rigs which was being used by Oilexco North Sea (ONS) in the UK North Sea.