Areva has become the latest company to ensure it has installation vessel capacity at its beck and call through a tie-up with the partnership of German company Hochtief Solutions and GeoSea of Belgium.
The Scottish Government sparked fury last night after it emerged it has overturned a decision to reject a windfarm in Moray.
Campaigners against proposals for a windfarm on a Moray moor held a protest outside a consultation meeting yesterday.
RUSSIA'S top gas producer, Gazprom, will start producing in the North Sea after an asset-swap with German company Wintershall.
TGS, of Norway, has started a 1,650sq km high-density multi-client 3D seismic survey covering a portion of the outer part of Scotland's Moray Firth.