The Crown Estate unveiled plans at All-Energy 2013 to lease further wave and tidal sites in an effort to encourage and accelerate technology devleopment. Head of new energy and technology Mark Simpson tells Energy Voice what CE’s plans entail. Watch our interview on the player below.
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Mobile app designers Linknode demonstrate their new programme for visually assessing the impact of planned wind turbines at the 2013 All-Energy conference. Watch the video below:
Wood Group has announced the acquisition of a niche provider of software and engineering consultancy services for well integrity and corrosion management. The value of deal for Intetech, which employs, about 30 people and had revenue for 2012 of £2.78million, was not disclosed.
CHC Helicopter, the world's largest helicopter service company, said yesterday it had launched an advanced engineering apprenticeship scheme for the next generation of engineering talent.
North-east politician Sir Robert Smith met apprentices from oil service group Subsea 7 to promote Scottish Apprenticeship Week.
Industry leaders in oil and gas continued the call for a coordinated response to the skills gap challenge facing the sector at a conference in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen business management software firm BusinessPort says it has signed a partnership deal in the US which could generate an additional £5million in sales before the end of next year.
The Scottish Government said yesterday it was doubling its support for a new Aberdeen-based energy training scheme to £6.5million.
Aberdeen will be home to a national energy training academy as part of efforts to plug the oil and gas industry's skills gap, the first minister is expected to confirm today.
Oil giant BP has said it is supporting a new programme for Aberdeen and Robert Gordon Universities worth around £250,000 in sponsorship over the next three years.
Employers in the Gulf of Mexico are deciding to offer new recruits staff roles rather than contract positions.
Edinburgh-based flow assurance consultancy and lab services company Hydrafact has kicked off a joint industry project to develop an online hydrate inhibition monitoring system called Online HydraCHEK.
Geophysicist Thurza Frenz has successfully turned a schoolgirl interest in geology into a career hunting for oil beneath the seabed.
Greg Morrison, age 14, from Mastrick, has just laid an early career foundation by successfully completing a week's work experience at oil and gas training company Atlas.
Baker Hughes has revealed its participation in the first successful marine methane hydrate production test well offshore Japan on March 12.
A group of 11 finalists, aged 15-16, went head-to-head in an intense two-hour cook-off last monthto win three apprenticeships with offshore catering firm Entier.
With more than 4,500 members in the UK, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), does much more than just look after its members' interests.
Two students from Banff & Buchan College travelled to London to make a presentation at the Big Bang, one of the UK's largest science events.
A class at Aberdeen Skills and Enterprise Training (Aset) centre will today become the first group of ex-military personnel to complete its oil and gas process operations course.
Marine technology firm Kongsberg Maritime said yesterday more than 1,200 people were trained at its Westhill base last year.
Firms from the US will share solutions to the skills-gap problem at a breakfast during the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
Energy service giant Petrofac said yesterday it would invest £1.5million in its offshore fire-training operation.
Students from across the north-east will get a chance to meet recruiters eager to hire the best and brightest talent later this month.
Aberdeen branch of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has extended the deadline for student members wishing to apply for its 2012-13 bursary programme until Sunday, April 14.
Oil and gas firms facing chronic skill shortages have been given a boost by UK Government plans to relax strict immigration rules.