Two of the UK's leading oil&gas industry bodies have joined forces to develop a new training programme aimed at expanding the nation's subsea skills and expertise.
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Expro Group is investing in a new multimillion-dollar facility at Takoradi, Ghana, to capitalise on opportunities in this West African state's emerging offshore industry.
The Energy Institute is warning that the UK's energy industry is suffering from a deep skills crisis, one that has been seeded by decades of neglect.
Ofgem's Project Discovery reveals the folly of the electricity free-for-all. Last month began with the conversion of Ofgem, the energy regulator, to the idea that major market reforms are required if Britain is going to keep the lights on over the coming decade.
The recent furore over the hacking of e-mails at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit and the "revelation" that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change got its forecasts on the rate of Himalayan glacier melt wrong are both rather "unfortunate" events
A couple of weeks ago, Neil Poxon, CEO of the Industry Technology Facilitator, arranged for me to receive a copy of a University of Aberdeen report regarding the effectiveness and future possibilities for the organisation.
This is a very interesting period for the gas industry both in the UK and overseas. The gas sector's share of total energy consumption has generally increased over the last decade, at the expense of oil and coal.
PETROTECHNICS says it is the only provider of a fully Integrated Safe System of Work (ISSOW) solution for the oil&gas industry.
In many ways, today's operating environment is very different from that which was being experienced when Oil & Gas UK last published its activity forecasts 12 months ago.
Centrica has started drilling of the block 6506/9-2 S Fogelberg well in the Norwegian sector using the rig, West Alpha.
SPECIALIST cutting provider Cutting Underwater Technologies (CUT) has successfully completed a series of tasks as part of the Frigg field decommissioning project.
Aberdeen-based drilling performance improvement specialist Exceed has played the anchor role in raising performance levels aboard a super-drillship in the Transocean fleet.
British Geological Survey is engaged in a fight over its plans to shut its rock core facility in Edinburgh and shift the collection to a location in England.
An Orkney test centre is expanding its workforce to meet demand from companies developing machines that harness energy from the sea.
Global power-system company Rolls-Royce said yesterday it was to take control of Norwegian oil service firm Odim in a £154million deal.
NORTH-EAST underwater technology company Tritech International has donated sonar equipment to the Underwater Centre, at Fort William.
An administrator for Aberdeen's Sovereign Oilfield Group has already begun to have meetings with possible buyers of its main fabrication businesses.
RPS Energy officially opened its new Aberdeen office yesterday in the city's Carden Place.
ENERGY investment bank boss Matt Simmons said yesterday he believed the North Sea had a great future as a "capital of offshore wind".
Hunting, the international energy service company, said yesterday that after making three small acquisitions in 2009 it still had net cash of £365million and was continuing to look for further buys.
Leading Scottish entrepreneur Sir Ian Wood said last night that there would be less damage to the environment if large oil and gas steel platforms being taken out of use were left in the North Sea to become reefs.
FAST GROWING Scottish firm Zenith Oilfield Technology has moved into new headquarters.
VELO Energy said yesterday it had received clarification from the Department of Energy and Climate Change on transfers of non-operated licence interests in the UK North Sea to the company.
The 400 people who work for Aberdeen's troubled Sovereign Oilfield Group face an anxious wait after administrators were called in yesterday.
Britain's oil and gas industry has the potential to continue supporting 450,000 UK jobs to at least the end of this decade, an industry leader forecast yesterday.