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Business park in Blackburn booming


A cluster of oil and gas industry firms is taking root at a growing business park in Blackburn, Aberdeen, as the offshore sector continues its recovery.

Oil & Gas

North east oil and lubricant seller nets two new contracts


An Aberdeen-based oil and lubricant firm yesterday said its ability to deliver savings had helped it strike two new deals, one of which is worth nearly £800,000. Normac Oils will supply its products to oilfield services firm Archer and collective members of the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) under separate agreements. Normac declined to say which particular client had stumped up the £800,000.

Oil & Gas

UK North Sea takes the brunt of Archer job cull


More than two-fifths of the 1,000 job losses anticipated at international oilfield service firm Archer will be in the UK, it said yesterday. Archer, which is listed on the Oslo stock exchange but run from Hamilton, Bermuda, said it had already laid off about 135 workers at its offices in Blackburn, Aberdeenshire. A spokesman added: “Based on conversations with our clients, we anticipate that there will be an additional 290 UK onshore and offshore personnel released by the end of the second quarter in order to align with scheduled activities.”