Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum says that a £989million project to bring on stream two UK oil fields which was given the go-ahead this week will produce over 200 jobs, and a significant amount of supply, engineering and construction work.
The offshore wind industry needs to learn from the North Sea oil and gas industry and establish an effective framework to ensure the competence of its workforce.
Oil service group Petrofac has won a big North Sea contract which could be worth up to £500million.
An offshore windfarm and test centre in Aberdeen Bay could be operational in two years, one of the companies behind the project said yesterday.
French oil and gas company Total has announced "another meaningful" discovery west of Shetland.
PETROFAC has been awarded a £10million contract extension by Venture Production covering the UK North Sea Kittiwake field until the end of March, 2010.
TURNING to the wider subsea intervention scene, other companies continue to make progress, notably Island Offshore, whose latest interventional vessel, the 116m Island Wellserver, is scheduled for deployment with StatoilHydro, starting during the current quarter.