Industry trade body Oil and Gas UK has made number of appointments of member company representatives to its board.
Plans to expand a major oil and gas office complex in Aberdeen have been hailed as evidence that the city is “here to stay” as a global centre of expertise. A planning application has been lodged to create a 20,000sq ft extension at Chevron House, part of the Hill of Rubislaw business park that is the UK home to oil giants Chevron, Marathon Oil and Conocophillips. The development has emerged at a time when thousands of North Sea jobs have been lost or thrown into doubt as a result of the global oil industry downturn. Maeve Callery, vice-president of commercial development at the site’s owners, the Talisker Corporation, said: “We have been active in the Aberdeen market for nearly 30 years, including the development of Chevron House and the proposed R7 development across the road.
Irish oil producer Petroceltic has appointed chartered accountant Hugh Cawley as a non-executive director.
Construction workers on Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia have voted in favour of taking industrial actions over roster concerns. According to reports, more than 1,000 employees – who are employed by contractor Chicago Bridge and Iron – want to change the current rota from 26 days on and nine off. Instead, staff are calling for more ‘family-friendly’ shifts with 20 days on, with 10 off.
Airline Bmi Regional reports a surge in bookings on its Aberdeen routes as the city prepares to host Offshore Europe (OE) 2015 from September 8-11. The carrier, which has its headquarters functions split between Aberdeen and East Midlands Airport, said yesterday it had seen a 25% increase in sales for its Oslo, Esbjerg, Norwich and Bristol routes into Aberdeen for the week of the big oil and gas industry exhibition and conference.
An oil trader has been given a 21-month jail term by a High Court judge who concluded he had broken promises after agreeing to pay millions of pounds to his former wife following the breakdown of their marriage.
HSEQ media specialist Viscom has appointed Robert Mpofu as sales and marketing manager.
Britain must tread carefully in its newly thawed relationship Iran, but the two countries can work together to defeat Islamic State (IS) militants, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has suggested.
Engineering group Costain has been awarded a £605million contract for the East works package of the Thames Tideway Tunnel "super-sewer" in London.
Oil company Gulf Keystone has appointed British MP Nadhim Zahawi as its chief strategy officer.
A Briton held hostage in Yemen for around 18 months is reportedly set to return to the UK after being freed. The man, named by the United Arab Emirate’s state news agency as Robert Douglas Semple, 64, was released in a military intelligence operation by the Middle Eastern country’s forces. He had reportedly been working as an engineer when he was kidnapped in February last year by al Qaida.
Persistent negativity by the European Parliament directed towards Azerbaijan risks alienating an “important partner” and its people, Baku has warned, after recent comments by EP President Martin Schulz.
A key Democratic congressman said Friday he is backing the nuclear deal with Iran after President Barack Obama wrote him a personal letter saying the US has options to curb Iran if it violates the agreement.
The price of fuel in the UK could drop to £1 per litre amid falling oil prices, as supermarkets head towards a potential petrol price war.
Philip Hammond will visit Iran as the UK reopens its embassy for the first time since it was attacked by a mob in 2011.
United States President Barack Obama promised Democrat politicians the US will continue to put economic pressure on Iran - and keep military options open - if his administration’s nuclear deal with Tehran goes through.
Santos Ltd. Chief Executive Officer David Knox will step down after seven years in the role as the Australian oil producer reviews its options amid a plunge in crude prices, the company said Friday. Knox will depart once a successor has been named, the Adelaide-based company said in a statement after reporting an 82 percent drop in first-half profit. The slide in oil prices has put pressure on Santos as the company prepares to start its $18.5 billion liquefied natural gas project in Queensland state. The Australian energy producer has cut spending and jobs while flagging the possibility of asset sales as it copes with the oil market downturn. Santos shares have fallen 62 percent in the last year.
Statoil has confirmed a new director has been elected to its board.
Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new European support centre for its Seaglider autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).
Never was the transition from one industrial age to another more starkly illustrated than in this edition of the north-east of Scotland’s best-selling newspaper in April 1970.
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners for a project to study the impact of removing brine from under-sea stores which could be used to house captured carbon. The project will produce a cost-benefit analysis of brine production, using the CO2Stored database and models developed in the ETI’s UK Storage appraisal project as a starting point. Analysis will cover both saline aquifers and oil and gas reservoirs.
Many households are facing a shock rise in their energy bills in September, a price comparison site has warned.
Glacier Energy Services has made a key appointment to its non-destructive testing (NDT) business.
The head of industry trade body Oil and Gas UK will address the Offshore Decommissioning Conference held in Scotland later this year.
Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract by Hanwha Energy for the design and supply of a steam generator for a new power plant in South Korea. The win comes just a day after the company announced it had entered in an extension on the UZ750 project on one of the Gulf’s largest oil fields. Amec Foster Wheeler said under the contract it will design and supply the 100 MWe steam generator for the power plant’s boiler island and provide onsite technical advisory services.