Tribute has been paid to the chairman and co-founder of energy analyst Hannon Westwood Group, who has died aged 63.
Aberdeen oil and gas consultancy Maxoil Solutions has boosted its expansion drive with the opening of two new international offices.
ABERDEEN oil and gas consultancy Altra Energy has launched a new service offering expertise in vibration measurement and analysis.
GRASS skirts, garlands and gaudy gear were the order of the day at a Hawaiian-theme barbecue staged by oil&gas consultancy Xodus for its staff at HQ in Aberdeen.
THE increase in UK E & A (exploration and appraisal) activity continues; 32 well starts so far in 2008, and 18 sidetracks. Of these, 22 are exploratory and 10 appraisal. This represents an increase of 85% over the same period in 2007; 63% increase for exploration and 150% for appraisal. Fifteen rigs are currently active, and May starts include Valiant's 9/22-3 (Globe/Roebuck), IOC's 15/13a-9 (Hood), Oilexco's 16/21b-34 (Delta), Nexen's 19/4-2 (Full Moon), Maersk's 22/25a-9 (Culzean) and RWE's 49/2a-6 (Topaz). BG's Jackdaw 30/2a-7 and ConocoPhillips' Jasmine/North Terrace 30/6-7 appraisals are now more than seven months into their respective programmes, the last named on its third sidetrack.