Despite skills and recruitment challenges, the north-east's oil and gas industry still sees a bright outlook for 2013.
A new tax relief for shallow water gas fields has been announced today by Chancellor George Osborne.
Oil and gas independent Talisman Energy said today its North Sea production fell short of expectations last year.
Shell chief executive Peter Voser outlined a new agenda for profitability and growth for the oil giant yesterday after posting a surge in annual profits to £18billion.
Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has credited the Press and Journal with helping ensure North Sea oil and gas firms were not hit with a new levy for every worker flown offshore by helicopter.
EVENTS in global equity markets at the beginning of last month paralleled those on the streets of England's major cities.
Oil and gas producers with North Sea operations will benefit from a huge windfall from the sale of surplus EU carbon credits, according to carbon-capture and storage (CCS) project developer CODeepStore