Fraser Innes, the CEO of Paradigm Group, talks to the Press and Journal about his 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry.
The Queen’s Award to HRH Geology comes as the firm celebrates the landmark of 100 employees.
For more than two decades, everything Calum Melville touched turned to gold. After setting up his own company - GTC Group - at the age of 21, hard work and entrepreneurship brought him the trappings of wealth many people long for.
Had it not been for a career in the oil industry, 27-year-old Graeme Falconer, from Garthdee, would have liked to be an astronaut.
Optimism in the North oil and gas industry continued to grow yesterday on the back of a record-breaking licensing round for offshore drilling - but one expert struck a note of caution.
Oil and gas firm Apache North Sea (ANS) said today it had completed its acquisition of the assets of Mobil North Sea, including the Beryl field, from ExxonMobil.
RESIDENTS living near a community wind turbine in Aberdeenshire are being urged to have their say on how profits will be used.
Last month, three teams of senior pupils from north-east schools battled for supremacy to become oil moguls of the future.
ABERDEEN-BASED global energy service company PSN said yesterday it had landed a UK contract with Nexen worth £30million-plus.
Two north-east businessmen revealed yesterday that their new oil service venture in Africa has landed a £32million contract.
TAQA Bratani, the UK arm of Abu Dhabi national energy company TAQA said yesterday that production had started from its first new North Sea well.
Although modest in size, Aberdeen has long been a hotbed of innovation. The MRI scanner, self-seal envelope and even water polo - apparently first played in the freezing Dee - all originated in the city.
George Yule has been three years in the job of CEO at Dominion Gas in Aberdeen, taking the company through considerable change.
GRADUATE students on the University of Oklahoma's new MBA Energy programme may aspire to designer suits and trading energy-futures contracts, but first they have to get their hands dirty - on the drill floor - while on the course. It is an initiative that UK universities such as Aberdeen, Robert Gordon, Strathclyde and Heriot-Watt will find hard to emulate because of the nature of the North Sea industry. But perhaps it is something to consider, bearing in mind the Weatherford test, training and accreditation facility in Aberdeen.
A LEADING figure in the global energy business has been appointed as the new chairman of the Offshore Contractors' Association.
LEADING lights of the subsea oil and gas sector were honoured last night.
Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy will welcome subsea industry leaders and delegates when Subsea 09 opens in Aberdeen next month.
ABERDEEN-BASED Hydrasun has received a health and safety accreditation.
It is not easy being the boss of a key business in the oil and gas industry.
Hundreds of school students battled it out for honours at the 2008 Celebration of Engineering staged at in Glasgow mid-June, with the topmost award going to a north-east school.