COMPLIANCY and competency in the oil and gas industry are in conflict, according to research commissioned by the sector's skills and training standards body Opito.
OIL giant BP has outlined its contingency plans for dealing with an environmental disaster as it prepares to start drilling off the coast of Shetland next year.
Business leaders from across the north-east will be gathering on Monday for Robert Gordon University's 2011 entrepreneurship dinner.
AN OIL company is facing a tribunal over claims its workers on an offshore platform lived in overcrowded conditions.
OFFSHORE workers on a North Sea installation may have been exposed to asbestos - despite claims they were told they were safe from the dangerous substance.
HERE is one way that supposedly old-fashioned newsprint beats the Internet. American scientists have discovered a novel bacterial strain, dubbed "TU-103," that can use paper to produce butanol, a biofuel that can serve as a substitute for petrol.
REPRESENTATIVES from Australia's oil and gas industry were in Aberdeen yesterday to learn more about training in the sector.
The final seminar of 2011 for Young Professionals in Oil and Gas is in Aberdeen on Thursday.
OIL and gas platforms could offer a lifeline to the Scottish fishing industry by providing an ideal home for populations of species such as cod and haddock.
DEEPWATER drilling west of Shetland should not be permitted until adequate safeguards are in place to prevent a major oil spill, one of the most famous names in underwater exploration warned yesterday.
A CLEAN-UP operation took place at the weekend after about 1,500 litres of oil leaked into Aberdeen harbour.
TOP priorities for oil and gas technology investment in 2012 were agreed at an international gathering of ITF members in Aberdeen.
ENQUEST has helped set an apparently new safety milestone for the province by recording four years free of lost time incidents (LTI's) in the Thistle field.
AT APPROXIMATELY 9.50pm on the evening of April 20, 2010, while the crew of the Deepwater Horizon rig was finishing work after drilling the Macondo exploratory well, an undetected influx of hydrocarbons (commonly referred to as a "kick") escalated to a blowout.
A HEALTH and Safety Executive (HSE) report on offshore workers' involvement in North Sea safety standards has highlighted an "extensive list" of good practices, according to an oil and gas industry body.
IT'S a well-known fact; leave it out in all weathers and steel will rust. So, the longer a piece of pipe is left out in the wind and rain, the rustier it will get and if it is near the sea, corrosion tends to be faster.
An oil and gas industry project to examine how the UK North Sea could stop or deal with a Macondo-like blowout was described yesterday as the "largest review of oilspill response ever undertaken".
A BOAT with racing car suspension, a giant robotic arm and a vessel resembling a seahorse are among 13 short-listed inventions hoping to solve the problem of getting engineers on to wind turbines at sea.
Senior figures from many of the world's largest oil and gas companies will be in Aberdeen this week to set their priorities for technology development in 2012 to help extract reserves.
A BOAT with rally car-style suspension and a giant mechanical "seahorse" are among the designs receiving funding from a contest to solve problems working on offshore windfarms.
IT WAS in April 1990 that Graeme Coutts walked into Expro Group in Aberdeen "to do a favour in between jobs" for the base manager at that time, Glyn Williams, who today heads private equity firm Epi-v
A PROPOSED process engineering joint industry project has secured enough sponsorship to initiate.
CO2 is now a major headache and headlines are full of stories about how to capture and store the gas. Carbon capture is considered by UK policymakers to be the way ahead.
US offshore regulators expect to send "notices of violation", which would precede civil fines, as early next week to oil giant BP, driller Transocean and oilfield service firm Halliburton after an investigation into last year's Macondo spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
YOUNGSTERS got their first feel for some of the science behind energy at Aberdeen's annual TechFest event.