An armed standoff between angry Iraqi villagers and an offshore oil company was triggered by a wage row.
Controversial “fracking” won backing from the government with promises of a generous new tax regime for extracting shale gas.
The Scottish Government has defended its windfarm energy policy and insists it has a responsibility to "seize" the opportunity to create tens of thousands of jobs.
It is a sad irony that all too often, developing countries rich in natural resources, such as oil, gas and various minerals, seem to benefit little from the opportunities presented to them by this wealth.
Two of the biggest players in the oil and gas industry have lined up a programme of events during the British Science Festival.
With strong historical, linguistic and constitutional ties to the UK, a number of countries on the African continent offer lucrative opportunities for Scottish businesses with international growth ambitions.
AMEC, the international engineering and project-management company, has landed a deal believed to be worth tens of millions of pounds with oil giant BP in the Gulf of Mexico.
Industry body Oil & Gas UK today announced new appointments at its expanded board.
The debate over Scotland's constitutional future represents a "huge opportunity" for Orkney and Shetland to negotiate a new deal to benefit islanders, it has been claimed.
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond welcomed the sale of Nigg to Global Energy Group yesterday and also announced nearly £2million of support towards refitting the yard.
A new environmental solutions company has been launched at Offshore Europe.
AMEC said yesterday trading for the year to date had been towards the top end of expectations.
ITF, the oil and gas industry technology facilitator, has announced another international member.
WASHINGTON is sending an icebreaker into the Arctic to collect scientific data about the continental shelf and oceanic basins of its ice-bound seas. The US Coastguard cutter, Healy, has already embarked on the first of two cruises ordered by the US Extended Continental Shelf Task Force.
THE Faroese ministry of fishery and natural resources has launched its third licensing round with a call for interested companies to apply for exploration licences offshore.
IRELAND has decided to extend the area to be opened for licensing in the 2009 Rockall Round to include the north-western margin of the Rockall Basin.