May 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. While attendance figures may not be as high as in previous years, the event still provides a useful barometer for sentiment and activity across the oilfield service (OFS) industry.
The number of projects involving foreign firms investing in Scotland fell by almost one-fifth last year, a new report has revealed.
An facilities management firm which crashed into administration five months ago has announced plans for new offices in Aberdeen and Stirling.
The UK is the 8th most attractive location for new renewable energy development, a new report said.
After a period of relative quiet, North Sea oil and gas is increasingly in the private equity spotlight, amid renewed confidence that has spurred an appetite for deal making.
Oil companies are increasingly investing in low-carbon technologies that have the potential to disrupt their core and end-markets.
As many North Sea oil and gas assets reach the end of their productive lives, decommissioning is increasingly on the C-Suite agenda.
North Sea operators must treat oilfield service (OFS) firms with care or they could end up becoming “second-class clients” in a tightening market, an industry figure has said.
In eras of high oil prices, operators have focused on bringing oil to market, with less consideration for the costs and risks they incurred.
Global oil and gas total deal value increased by $79.7bn during 2018 to reach $426.8bn, despite a decrease of 18% in deal volume.
EY, one of the world’s largest professional services firms, has appointed a new global leader for oil and gas.
The oil industry is still guilty of rampant “waste” despite concerted efforts to drive efficiency during the downturn, a boss at BP said yesterday.
Oil companies must put their heads together to prevent a “battle for data ownership” erupting, a corporate finance expert said today.
The oil and gas sector needs clarity on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union “pretty darn pronto”, an industry expert said today.
The North Sea’s “changing of the guard” will boost an oilfield services (OFS) sector creaking under the weight of sustained pricing pressures, a new report said.
Global oil and gas executives are preparing to accelerate investments in digital technologies, with the main goal of furthering their cost-saving ambitions.
On 10 January 2019, HMRC launched a new Profit Diversion Compliance Facility (PDCF) aimed at multinational enterprises who have used cross-border arrangements that HMRC considers may result in an artificial reduction in UK profits, including arrangements targeted by the Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) legislation.
Oil prices settling in a sweet spot of $60-70 per barrel would give North Sea firms more confidence to kick on with investment plans, industry experts have said.
“Significant obstacles” remain in overcoming "silo mentalities" and bringing digital technologies to oil and gas, according to a new report from EY.
A forecast for Scottish economic growth recently issued by EY indicates that onshore upstream employment in Aberdeen is expected to fall 0.3% by 2021. Interestingly, the same report details that there is likely to be an increase in the number of jobs in the wider oil and gas sector in the coming years, including roles associated with technology, administration and communication. It is clear that O&G jobs are not going to disappear overnight, yet, all the same, this change is likely to have an impact on the individuals working within the industry.
Energy giant Equinor has announced it will replace audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG with accounting firm EY in 2019.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has pledged to support apprentices by allocating more than £200million to enhance their skills and development.
Around 1,400 onshore jobs in oil and gas based in Aberdeen are expected to be lost in the next three years, according to a new report.
Scotland’s first ultra-deep-water (UDW) port would have to secure 10 decommissioning projects to pay for itself, a flagship report said.
The UK has dropped one place in the renewable energy attractiveness index due to Brexit, according to EY.