OIL and gas consultant Maxoil Solutions looks set for a busy 2010, with plans to grow its global presence significantly over the next 12 months.
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Hammerfest Strom UK has received a £3.9million grant from the Carbon Trust for construction and testing of a one-megawatt (MW) tidalpower device at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney.
COSALT, the provider of safety equipment and services for the offshore oil and gas and marine industries, said yesterday its top-line profits for the 53 weeks to November 1 were down from £7.23million to £5.49million.
ABERDEEN oil service company Rubberatkins has announced a £250,000 investment in new equipment.
ITHACA Energy, the oil and gas operator focused on the UK North Sea, has reported a substantial increase in reserves.
PETROFAC, the international oil and gas facility service provider, was linked yesterday with the possible demerger of its interests in the Don area of the North Sea.
COSALT Offshore, a provider of lifting, tooling and marine services to the oil and gas industry, has landed a three-year contract extension worth up to £18million.
A new Aberdeen-based oil services company has been formed through the merger of two sister firms.
Pilot training - generalised training covering all aspects of remote subsea intervention operations from launch to recovery.
ONE of the greatest challenges that traditionally faces the subsea contractor is unequivocally convincing the client that he has the solution to the challenge.
RISO DTU, in Denmark, has completed the world's first successful test on a wind turbine with a laser-based anemometer built into the spinner in order to increase electricity generation.
A MAJOR study shows that 20% wind is possible in the US by the early-2020s, subject to major upgrade works that parallel those needed in the UK. The US Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has completed its massive Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study (EWITS).
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EIGHTEEN months have swept by since Fairfield Energy took over operatorship of the North Sea Dunlin field from Shell, since when a great deal has been done to rejuvenate the asset. And Fairfield has aggressively grown its portfolio, taking advantage of the fact that Dunlin is, in effect, paying the bills.
The quoted oil&gas sector may have finished 2009 on a dull note, but it still managed to outperform the broader market in Q4.
Safety is a top priority for the oil&gas industry and, thankfully, accidents are rare. When they do happen, the sector has a particular way of deciding who should bear the costs.
In just a few days, on February 8, nominations close for the first ever UK Oil & Gas Industry Safety Awards.
With the Scottish Government's target to generate 31% of Scotland's electricity demand from renewable sources by 2011 and 50% by 2020, there will be many opportunities to capitalise on the oil&gas industry's offshore experience.
CARBON is becoming part of everyday parlance in North Sea circles, but how many decision-makers in the sector realise that there are now three Scottish institutions that offer a carbon degree.
Late last year, Karina Sultanova, a supply-chain consultant at Shell UK, carried off The Oil & Gas UK Award for Overall Excellence.
EVER picked a leaf off the ground and looked at its beauty and complexity? Reality is that it is a remarkable harvester of solar energy, the ultimate goal to sustain the plant that it fell from. In the leaf, nature has achieved a great feat of technology. It has succeeded in doing what scientists, with all their sophisticated tools, have been trying to do for decades - using light to drive the splitting of water into its component parts to make a fuel.
DAFT though the notion might seem, one day you could be plugging your iPod or mobile phone, or similar communications device, into your T-shirt or jeans for power and then, wait for it, recharging the clothing overnight.
The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is now steadily closing. However, the downside is that this could trigger an increase in warming of the southern hemisphere due to a build-up of carbon-dioxide.
FUGRO'S latest geophysical survey vessel, the Fugro Searcher, has been successfully launched at the Fassmer Shipyard in Germany.
We at Energy enjoy the frontier-busting nature of the energy sector, especially upstream oil&gas and renewables. It is why so much attention has been paid to the projects fostered under the wing of the UK's Industry Technology Facilitator based in Aberdeen.