Energy Cranes International (ECI), the Aberdeen-based lifting service, fluid-power and pipelay-system contractor, highlighted challenging trading conditions in 2009 as it unveiled annual results yesterday.
Oil & Gas
One of Scotland's leading businessmen said last night that the North Sea oil and gas industry could be the saviour of the UK economy and haul the country out of its massive debt.
OUTSTANDING talent in the British oil and gas industry was recognised last night.
US OILFIELD service group Baker Hughes posted third-quarter results yesterday and said activities in the UK North Sea were among operations seeing the sharpest decline in revenue.
A RECORD-BREAKING 750 delegates from home and abroad attended an annual oil and gas industry event held at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre yesterday.
Leading north-east businessman Alasdair Locke has stepped down as executive chairman of Aberdeen-based Abbot Group.
MORE than 15 years after the former Grampian Regional Council tried to pioneer oil and gas and academic links with north-west Russia, Subsea UK has launched a drive to make it happen this time.
ALL COMPANIES working for oil and gas operators on the UK continental shelf are being invited to sign up to the new industry mutual hold harmless (IMHH) deed.
CRAIG Group of Aberdeen said yesterday it had launched Craig International Supplies (CIS) in Angola to expand its coverage of the African market.
An Aberdeen oil company owned by businessman Ian Suttie has had its best year yet, with profits soaring through the £13million mark.
Bowleven, the Scottish oil and gas explorer focused on west Africa, said yesterday it was about to embark on the busiest operational spell in its history.
A DELEGATION of seven UK companies is heading to Monaco to showcase their technologies and expertise at a global conference and exhibition focused on the subsea oil and gas industry.
Hopes are rising that the Tornado oil and gas discovery west of Shetland is large enough to be brought into production.
HYDRO Group, an Aberdeen-based supplier of optical and electrical products to the global subsea technology sector, has teamed up with an Italian system design firm to develop an innovative underwater communication system.
If there is one thing worth looking forward to it's a visit to a distillery, so being invited to attend the switching on of Scottish BioEnergy's algae reactor system at the home of the Famous Grouse - the Glenturret distillery in Crieff - was something definitely not to be missed.
November 3-5: DOT International, Monte Carlo, Monaco. Organiser: PennWell Corporation - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. URL: www.deepoffshoretechnology.com
State oil funds have proved to be an invaluable source of emergency funding for resource-rich emerging markets during the global financial crisis, but with these cash reserves soon to be depleted, it is foreign investors who could end up footing the bill.
The UK oil&gas industry has been in the political spotlight lately, with several of our sector's achievements receiving the commendation of Scottish and UK politicians alike.
There is a great deal of anticipation and momentum building as we near the Copenhagen meeting in December.
It has been a mixed month for the electricity industry in Scotland. On the negative side, DONG Energy announced its withdrawal from the joint venture planning to build a new coal-fired power station at Hunterston.
With the UK economy back from the brink, some companies are showing signs of emerging from a crisis of financial uncertainty and starting to plan again for the future.
THREE E&P (exploration and production) learning companies, IHRDC, Nautilus and NExT, have forged the Plato Alliance, which is designed to deliver an "unprecedented" learning opportunity for professionals in the industry. Launched in Houston, the Plato Alliance is designed to offer the talents of the most experienced learning providers in the business worldwide.
UNUSUALLY high temperatures in the Arctic and heavy rains in the tropics are thought to have driven a global increase in atmospheric methane in 2007 and 2008 after a decade of near-zero growth, according to a new study.
GROWING the energy crops, short rotation coppice (SRC) willow and miscanthus grass, could help the UK to reduce carbon emissions and benefit wildlife, according to researchers from the UK Research Councils' Rural Economy and Land Use Programme.
Can the idea of "green motorsport" actually work? Yes, according to Dr Kerry Kirwan at the University of Warwick, who led the research team that designed and built the world's first "wholly sustainable" Formula 3 racing car.