Sir Ian Wood, whose intervention in the independence debate caused such a stir after he questioned Scottish Government figures for future oil production, said the electorate had "chosen the best of both worlds".
North Sea: The Future
Following comments I made in an interview requested with Energy Voice, I find myself reluctantly drawn into the public debate on Scottish Independence, despite my lifelong resolve to avoid politics.
A leading light of the energy industry today revealed he fears for Scotland's future if it votes for independence and warned it would have just 15 years left before depleting North Sea oil reserves began to hit jobs and the economy.
UK North Sea exploration activity trebled to six new wells in the first three months of this year, compared with just two in the final quarter of 2013, new figures show.
Money matters relating to the North Sea oil and gas industry have been one of the key issues debated by economists and politicians during Thursday's Scottish Independence, organised by the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC).
Oil & Gas UK last night welcomed a report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on extending the use of North Sea assets that have exceeded their design life but are still in use.
In this final part of our thumbnail sketch of the North Sea, it falls to me to try to paint a picture of the future. So I raked around my desk drawer for the bag of rune stones that I keep especially for such occasions, gave them a rattle and scattered them on the floor.
A visual guide to the state of the UK oil and gas industry.
With declining oil production, rising costs and a crisis in exploration, the North Sea is at a crossroads. Press and Journal Business Editor Ryan Crighton reports on what the industry needs to do to remedy its problems.
UK Government Energy Minister Michael Fallon has insisted major North Sea projects which underpin Britain’s energy security are “only possible” thanks to the union.
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The slump in North Sea exploration has coincided with a series of tax grabs by George Osborne.
The UK oil and gas industry has, for some time, operated within a tight labour market and the need to expand the talent pool has been talked about for many years, writes Aker regional president David Currie.
With declining oil production, rising costs and a crisis in exploration, the North Sea is at a crossroads. This week, Press and Journal Business Editor Ryan Crighton investigates what has gone wrong – and what the industry needs to remedy its problems.