A NEW report into the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster last year has said there was a failure to react to signs that the well was getting out of control.
A HERCULES aircraft and two ships capable of dealing with a potential major oil spill have been put on standby as Shell continues its battle to plug a North Sea leak.
OIL from Shell's Gannet Alpha spill is unlikely to reach the Scottish coast - but environmentalists still fear its impact.
THE Aberdeen Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has appointed Masud Javaid as chairman.
GREENLAND was due last night to publish its oilspill-response plan, according to reports.
NORTH Sea helicopter company Bristow said yesterday it was continuing to lead safety innovation in the aviation industry.
WHEN Offshore Solutions revealed this week it had recently completed a key project in the North Sea, it said the technology at the heart of it could create new opportunities for many oil and gas operators.
EV, A small UK company offering hi-tech camera-based remote inspection services to the oil and gas industry, expects its turnover to hit £7.5million this year.
OIL and gas skills and training body Opito is on the hunt for people from the industry to help to recruit the next generation of energy workers.
AT the start of this year the predictions were that the North Sea was entering a new era of investment.
NOV ASEP Elmar has developed technology it says will minimise the risk of unintentional pressure release in oil and gas wells.
MORE than 100 school children have started on a journey to learn about the oil and gas industry, after attending the launch of the sixth annual STEM In The Pipeline scheme in Aberdeen.
TWO young apprentices have become the first trainees at Wireline Engineering to complete the firm's modern apprenticeship programme.
A NEW industrial instrumentation engineering programme is launching at Robert Gordon University's School of Engineering this month.
The UK division of French energy giant Total has been told to shape up after it failed to adequately protect employees on one of its North Sea platforms from exposure to harmful substances.
RESULTS for oilwell construction technology business Caledus released yesterday revealed it moved back into the black during 2010.
Aker Solutions said yesterday three of its Aberdeen-based divisions - Aker Offshore Partner, Aker Subsea and Aker MH - had received NHS Healthy Working Lives bronze awards in recognition of their efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of staff.
NORTH-EAST company Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI) received a prestigious business award yesterday in recognition of technology which prevents unintentional lifeboat launches.
Two Scottish oil service companies announced foreign expansions yesterday.
ABERDEEN Business School (ABS) has carried out key research into the role of information systems in enhancing health and safety in the oil and gas industry.
North-east oil and gas explorer Xcite Energy has told the UK Government that it would be impossible for a surface oil spill to happen at its Bentley field.
OFFSHORE technology firm Monitor Systems Scotland, of Aberdeen, said yesterday a new deal with Transocean took the total value of recent contracts to over £1.1million.
DEGREE-level education aimed at boosting skills in energy in the east of England has long been an aspiration - but not for much longer.
THE crew of a North Sea offshore-supply vessel were treated to a sit-down lunch on the deck of their ship to mark a safety record milestone yesterday.
Official figures out today show the number of oil or gas leaks which could lead to major incidents on installations in UK waters has fallen.