New UK Energy Minister Michael Fallon said yesterday the government was determined to break away from the revolving-door policy that has given the north-east 14 energy ministers in 16 years.
Design and engineering consultant W.S. Atkins said yesterday the oil and gas sector played a key role in its plans for future growth.
Offshore workers hope they will never have to use their survival training for real - but know it will save their lives if the moment they dread arrives.
International engineering and project-management company Amec said yesterday it expected its recent success in the North Sea to continue for the next five years and beyond.