Technological advances and project innovations are expanding the reach of the energy industry and raising new opportunities.
Oil & Gas
With the theme, Waves of Change, OTC 08 organisers are seeking to "reflect the industry's transition as project scopes and parameters are stretched to fulfil ever-increasing demand".
The latest Ernst & Young Country Attractiveness Index, which tracks and scores global investment in renewable energy, ranks the UK fourth equal with Spain in its league of countries attracting investment in renewable energy.
Quite rightly, I would argue, I have and will continue to harp on about the skills issues that not only the energy sector but that most others are facing.
Leading lights in the Scottish service sector are in the US this weekend as the hours tick away before the opening of the world's biggest oil show.
Output of oil and gas from the UK continental shelf increased slightly in January compared with December, but was down year-on-year, from 2,798,983 to 2,502,320 barrels of oil equivalent per day, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland oil and gas index.
AN ABERDEEN man has left the comfort of an energy service company to start up a new specialised rental and inspection business.
Dana Petroleum shares rebounded yesterday after it reported new records for reserves, production, revenue, and profits in 2007.
DOZENS of hauliers took their protest against record-high diesel prices to the streets of London yesterday.
R2S Technologies has signed a six-figure contract with Bibby Offshore to provide a visual asset-management system for the group's fleet of vessels.
Hopes of an end to the Grangemouth oil refinery dispute rose last night after a proposal was drawn up to break a deadlocked row over pensions.
Canadian energy group Nexen said yesterday the Buzzard field it operates in the outer Moray Firth was consistently exceeding expectations for production.
Oil giants BP and Shell were the toast of shareholders yesterday but faced anger from motorists after pumping profits of more than £3million an hour.
Investors who think that putting their money into any oil stock is a certain winner could be in for a surprise; there have been some fortunes to be made, but there have also been disappointments.
THE rest of the country may be in the grip of a road fuel crisis - but one Easter Ross man does not have to panic-buy at the pumps.
The average price of petrol in Scotland has broken the £5-a-gallon mark for the first time as a result of the strike action at Grangemouth, according to a price-comparison expert.
The founder of Ineos was jeered by striking workers yesterday as he visited the Grangemouth oil refinery on the second day of a bitter dispute over pensions.
THE boss of Aberdeen-based oilfield products company Stable Services yesterday said it was continuing with its aggressive growth strategy, including more overseas expansion.
THERE were no reports of any significant fuel shortage problems in the Highlands and Islands yesterday.
First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister Gordon Brown are expected to hold their first face-to-face talks today since the SNP seized power at Holyrood nearly a year ago.
A LEADING pensioners' group last night came out in support of Grangemouth's striking workers, comparing them to the pioneering British protesters who campaigned for a universal state pension more than 100 years ago.
A tanker loaded with fuel docked in Aberdeen early this morning to deliver vital supplies to keep the north-east moving while Scotland's only oil refinery sits idle.
SPECIALITY chemical company Champion Technologies has invested £120,000 in a new acid blending plant and acetic acid bulk-storage facility at its European headquarters in Aberdeen.
HUNDREDS of angry and defiant workers gathered at the Grangemouth oil refinery yesterday as they prepared to go on strike.
Thousands of offshore workers will begin shutting down production on 30 North Sea oil platforms today after last night's closure of Scotland's only refinery because of a strike by 1,200 staff.