Callum McCaig has welcomed Hurricane's announcement that it may have found the largest undeveloped UK North Sea reserve.
Scotland's global links would be strengthened if British Airways merged with part of BMI, representatives of the energy sector in the north and north-east were told last night.
The boss of Irish oil and gas explorer Providence Resources has hailed the start of a new era offshore Ireland.
North Sea oil and gas needs to be profitable to produce if it is going to attract global investment, an event on energy policy was warned in Aberdeen yesterday.
Exploration and appraisal drilling in the UK North Sea has dropped to its lowest level since 2003, according to a report released yesterday.
David Cameron pledged yesterday to deliver "stability" to the offshore industry if he is elected prime minister next month.