ABERDEEN oil service company Omega Completion Technology (OCT) said yesterday it had invested £2million in a new building at Dyce as part of expansion plans which will also see a 20% bigger workforce.
Training & Technology
MARINE-SAFETY specialist Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI) has won a multimillion-pound deal to supply and service life-saving equipment for Shell's operations in the southern North Sea.
THE world's first high pressure (HP) retrievable bridge plug capable of withstanding a differential pressure of 15,000psi (pounds per sq in) makes its debut at Offshore Europe this week.
GLOBAL data-storage giant EMC is looking to open an Aberdeen office to cater for a growing list of oil and gas-industry clients.
ITF, the industry technology facilitator for the global oil and gas business, said yesterday it was increasing its international footprint.
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.
THE Aberdeen Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has appointed Masud Javaid as chairman.
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.
RESULTS for oilwell construction technology business Caledus released yesterday revealed it moved back into the black during 2010.
Two Scottish oil service companies announced foreign expansions yesterday.
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.
STUDENTS have been recognised for their contribution to energy industry business at the annual Year in Industry awards.
ONSHORE coal-bed methane has been picking up pace in the UK, with the likes of Australia's Dart Energy and home-grown IGas Energy combing the land for potential reserves.
ABERDEEN University student Nurkenay Bulekbayeva has been awarded the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) prestigious SPE STAR Scholarship for the North Sea region for 2011-12.