North-east energy-investment company Ramco Energy unveiled plans yesterday to sell its oil and gas interests and focus wholly on offshore wind power.
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A NEW firm was launched yesterday by two Aberdeen businessmen.
A not-for-profit oil and gas industry organisation is celebrating its 10th anniversary at Offshore Europe.
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond will be at Offshore Europe today, but is expected to leave by late morning.
ABERDEEN City and Aberdeenshire councils are sharing a stand at Offshore Europe, assisting 22 local companies to exhibit on a prime site at the show.
THE president of Houston-based private-equity firm SCF Partners is in Aberdeen this week to mark its achievements since entering the local market in 2007.
The National Subsea Research Institute (NSRI) today announced the recruitment of a further three leading companies.
A North Sea operator is today announcing a major jobs and investment boost as the Offshore Europe oil show opens in Aberdeen.
A NEW surveillance system to make it easier to track helicopters over the North Sea has been described as a "huge safety enhancement".
JUST a year has passed since the 111m Fugro Saltire entered service and already the ship has more than proved herself as a versatile work platform and attracted a keen market following.
IN THE 150 years since the first "modern" well was drilled at Titusville, Pennsylvania, in the US, oil&gas extraction has become the largest natural resources industry in the world.
THE Forum for Renewable Energy Development in Scotland (FREDS) is calling for much more support to encourage the development of marine renewables.
September 8-11: Offshore Europe (OE) 09, Aberdeen. Organiser: Offshore Europe Partnership - e-mail oeteam@ reedexpo.co.uk. URL: http://www.offshore-europe.co.uk
The world faces a major energy challenge. Global energy demand will double by 2050, driven by economic and population growth. At the same time, it will be necessary to curb emissions of greenhouse gases to avoid the environmental and economic damage of climate change. Business as usual is not an option.
Widely publicised recent reports of rising costs, major tax hikes, declining investment and falling exploration rates across the UKCS have painted a bleak picture of the oil&gas industry in the media.
The need for North Sea operators (and asset partners) to buy the vast majority of their carbon allowances at auction or in the market within just a few years could hamper recovery of the UK's oil&gas reserves.
For the last few years, we have produced forecasts of worldwide oil&gas production and expenditure for Scottish Enterprise's Energy Team in Aberdeen for its regular Spends and Trends series of reports, which I believe provide a valuable market-research tool for the supply chain.
The good times of early to mid-2008, when most oil companies were benefiting from the seemingly relentless rise in oil prices, are now a distant memory for many.
Earlier this year, Altra Energy moved out of its Aberdeen west-end townhouse location to smart premises at the city's just-completed Union Plaza development.
Recent data on the oil&gas sector in sub-Saharan Africa indicates that Angola is overtaking Nigeria as Africa's biggest oil producer.
Two-thirds of engineering graduates are still reasonably or very confident about finding a job, with energy cited as one of the attractions, according to a survey carried out by gradcracker.com - the careers website for engineering students.
ABERDEEN-BASED language school English for Everyone has launched a course for non-native speakers of English who work or aspire to work in the UK oil&gas industry.
A 1930s-specification house built in 2008 has just undergone the first of three energy-efficiency upgrades which will ultimately convert an energy-inefficient house into a zero-carbon home designed to meet the Government's 2016 CO targets for all new housing.
THE Americans have just successfully launched a small rocket using an "environmentally-friendly", safe propellant comprised of aluminium powder and water ice, called ALICE.
Fuel-cell technology being developed in Scandinavian could make a major difference to the levels of carbon dioxide pumped out by lorries. Fitted aboard a lorry, such a unit would kick in during engine idling periods, which are commonplace with commercial vehicles.