MECHANICAL engineer Ken Innes, the Aberdeen-based head of rotating equipment for Shell Exploration and Production in Europe, has won a Royal Academy of Engineering silver medal for his outstanding contribution with a commercial benefit to British engineering.
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.
A GROUP of Australian and Chinese researchers have made a ground-breaking discovery that could revolutionise the capture of solar energy.
OPENHYDRO has become the first tidal energy company to complete the connection of a tidal turbine to the UK national grid and commence electricity generation. Its 250kW Open-Centre Turbine, which is installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) off Orkney, started generating to the grid on May 26.
On June 15, the second ever European Wind Day will take place. More than 20 countries are participating and more than 100 events are being organised across the continent.
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THE years 2002-03 had been truly dreadful for a lot of companies, and particularly Perry Slingsby.
VARIOUS opinions were at play within Technip's boardroom and among senior management. At the end of the day, what was best for the Perry Slingsby business determined the outcome.
For Triton, it boils down to acquiring highly specialist businesses that have been set up by smart people but which may nonetheless be struggling to make headway, perhaps because of solid management skills.
THE next few months herald an exciting time for FPAL. Members have been advised through other communication channels that the FPAL system, which has provided the backbone of oil & gas supplier selection, is set for an upgrading process, including a new look and feel.
Martin Anderson is in a hurry, or at least one could be forgiven for thinking he is. For sure, Triton Group's CEO is a man with a mission - to take the famous Perry Slingsby brand and really make something of it.
As I write this, Brent crude is trading at about $130 per barrel. The price has doubled over the last year and quadrupled over the last three.
Located in of one of the fastest-growing regions in the world and spurred on by increasing global oil demand, record commodity prices and the demands of a rapidly growing population, Saudi Arabia is experiencing an unprecedented programme of economic development.
ELECTRICAL Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems (B.Eng/M.Eng) is a new programme that starts autumn 2008 at the University of Nottingham. While it may be too late to apply for the 2008 diet, this new programme may be worth considering for a 2009 start.
THINK of Cranfield and many of us might think of an MBA; somehow that's what this UK institution is best known for, even if that might not be the case.
It's milk-run time, with thousands of graduates about to come on to the marketplace, with many doubtless looking for careers that have fat salaries attached.
SPACECRAFT could one day traverse the universe using an electric solar wind sail developed at the Finnish Meteorological Institute. Developed two years ago, it is apparently fast becoming a reality.
UNDERGROUND mine - a mine where coal is produced by tunneling into the Earth to the coal bed, which is then mined with underground mining equipment such as cutting machines and continuous, long-wall and short-wall mining machines. Underground mines are classified according to the type of opening used to reach the coal - that is, drift (level tunnel), slope (inclined tunnel) or shaft (vertical tunnel).
Hundreds of pupils from schools across Aberdeen City and Shire are being given the chance to explore the world of oil & gas at an innovative, interactive careers event to be staged at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
BIOFUELS based on ethanol, vegetable oil and other renewable sources are increasingly popular with Government and environmentalists as a way to reduce fossil fuel dependence and limit greenhouse gas emissions.
NORWAY'S Rieber Shipping has, through a private placement, acquired 40% of the shares in Bluestone Offshore, a Singapore-based company specialising in deepwater geotechnical analysis. This is a strategic deal designed to reinforce Riebar's position in this increasingly important services sub-set.
BMT Fleet Technology has won the contract to carry out the definition, engineering, logistics and management support contract for the Canadian Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship project.
UK COMPANY Corac Group is looking for new participants to join an ongoing JIP that will further develop its innovative Downhole Gas Compressor (DGC) technology.
StatoilHydro has teamed up with Chevron and Petrobras to develop a new compact deepwater separation plant for seafloor installation known as Tordis.
The innovative and progressive nature of the global energy industry inevitably means that companies have to send employees to work all over the world.