OIL giant BP is set to take another battering after a US judge ruled thousands of fishermen and business owners hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster could sue for punitive damages, it was reported yesterday.
THE safe removal of up to 660 tonnes of oil from the damaged pipeline in the Gannet field in the North Sea will take weeks, Shell has revealed.
ITF, the industry technology facilitator for the global oil and gas business, said yesterday it was increasing its international footprint.
MAERSK Oil has awarded a six-figure contract to TWMA to handle and dispose of subsea structures and equipment damaged during a North Sea storm earlier this year.
The 15th Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Oil and Gas Survey, sponsored by law firm McGrigors, has been launched.
OIL giant BP has paid out more than £3billion to 204,434 victims of last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg said yesterday.
US-based renewable-energy specialist Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) said yesterday it had started trials of a new wave-power device in its PowerBuoy range.
OFFSHORE and marine service company Kongsberg Maritime said yesterday it had secured an order worth more than £1million from Dutch engineering consultant Fugro for underwater cameras made at Wick and imaging sonars manufactured elsewhere.
A JOINT industry project (JIP) aims to prove the potential of thermoplastic composite riser technology to cost effectively extend the life of production risers.
ABERDEEN-BASED inspection and repair firm RBG has taken on Ian Henderson as president of its Kazakhstan business unit. Mr Henderson, from the Granite City and who has held senior roles at Statoil, FosterWheeler and Halliburton, joined RBG in March.
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.