There is an urgent need for a change in the way the energy industry works given that oil prices are expected to be "medium-for-longer", according to Schlumberger chief executive Paal Kibsgaard.
The Chancellor has been accused of slashing support for energy efficiency measures, as figures show a surge in the number of excess winter deaths last year.
General Electric said it had struck an agreement with the Government to access export financing of up to 12 billion US dollars (£8 billion) in a deal that could create up to 1,000 jobs.
A new taskforce will be created to support Scotland's oil and gas sector.
Atlantic-focused explorer Chariot Oil will not extend its current exploration licence in the Northern Blocks of offshore Namibia. The company said they will not apply for further use of blocks 1811A&B when the license ends on October 26.
Scottish businesses are hoping for a boost from a trade mission to Brazil next week.
Business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic will strengthen links between Aberdeen and Houston at a hi-tech event next month.
Former chancellor Alistair Darling will speak at an annual energy dinner in Aberdeen on Thursday.
Simmons and Company International said yesterday its Aberdeen office completed nearly £1.5billion of deals in 2012, more than doubling the previous year's total.
A retired teacher is behind a government and industry-supported initiative to help young people into the energy industry.
A skills training academy based in Nigg Energy Park has already prepared new recruits for life at Global Energy.
Total's Elgin G4 well has now been fully cemented in and the firm is working towards bringing the platform back into production, an event will hear in Aberdeen this week.
It was with great interest that I read the article by Les Linklater in September's edition of Energy. While the organisation for which he works, Step Change in Safety, is primarily focused on making the UK the safest place in which to work in the worldwide oil and gas industry, the theme of the article - working towards a change in industry culture - resonated with me, and also my CEO, Andrew Kain.
Organisations and individuals in the energy industry have been encouraged to share their success stories and enter the annual Offshore Achievement Awards (OAAs).
Aberdeen's Energy Institute Young Professional Network (EIYPN) is hosting its inaugural black tie event next month.
Efforts to relieve the skill shortage in Scotland's energy industry have received a £2million boost.
Pupils from Gordon Schools Huntly got to dip their toes in the energy industry through a visit to offshore safety and survival firm Falck Nutec in Dyce earlier this year.
Scottish company Industrial Ropes, which supplies wire rope to the energy industry and other markets, is being rebranded as RopeQuip following a restructuring by its ultimate parent.
Peterhead-based Maritime Developments' new commercial director said yesterday he saw tremendous scope for the firm to expand at home and abroad.
Inverness is fast becoming a leading centre for support and administration for the energy industry, the boss of a group at the heart of economic diversification in the north said yesterday.
New entrants to the energy industry will debate how the challenges and expectations of the oil and gas and renewable energy industries are being met as part of an introductory course to the energy industry.
The cream of the UK energy industry is gathering in Aberdeen tonight for the pinnacle of its awards calendar, recognising excellence, innovation and achievement across the oil and gas and renewables sectors.
The north and north-east's energy industry has been urged to work through security problems in Nigeria and recognise opportunities in the country.
Industry professionals will gather in Inverness next week to discuss how developments in Scotland's electricity grid network can benefit the renewable-energy sector.
The UK's energy minister has said the country's oil and gas industry would be more certain about health and safety and investment if Scotland remained in the Union.