Energy North is targeting oil and gas opportunities in Norway.
The representative body for the energy industry in the Highlands and islands is to hold a trade mission to Oslo and Stavanger from March 12-15.
The trip, organised with Scottish Development International, will provide the opportunity for 10 north companies to visit Norway-based oil and gas operators, service companies and trade associations.
Energy North chief executive Ian Couper said: “The Norwegian market holds long-term potential for Scottish companies.
“Until recent times, the development of Norway’s oil and gas industry has been associated with the major fields developed in the 1980s and early 1990s.
“With redevelopment, enhanced oil recovery and satellite development activities or plans, these fields are still viable options, although there are moves towards smaller field developments in areas of existing infrastructure.
“In addition, new deepwater field developments and large unexplored areas in deep and northern waters around the Northern Norwegian and Barents Seas are proving an attraction for Norwegian and overseas companies.
“This mission provides an opportunity for our members to meet major operators and contractors and learn about future planned activity which could lead to prosperous long-term working relationships.”
Energy North has more than 150 members based throughout the Highlands islands, Aberdeenshire and Argyll.
For more information on the organisation and the trade mission, visit website www.energynorth.co.uk