Global oilfield service firm Archer said yesterday growing demand for its services meant it needed more than 220 new workers for its North Sea operations.
Energy giant Statoil said yesterday it would start recruiting 200 staff in the next three months for its new Aberdeen operations centre.
Dolphin Drilling has been given a provisional deal for the use of its semi-submersible accommodation unit Borgholm Dolphin in the UK North Sea.
ExxonMobil plans to drill the huge Dunquin gas/condensate prospect out to the west of Ireland early next year using the Eirik Raude semi-submersible rig owned by Norwegian group Ocean Rig UDW.
Oilfield service group Aker Solutions has won an £18million deal that will guarantee the future of 80 north-east jobs.
Norwegian group AGR has signed up to a master well services contract with Chevron USA for provision of dual gradient drilling (DGD) offshore operations in the deepwater sector of the US Gulf of Mexico.
TWO business ventures currently taking shape in the north-east could see some well-known entrepreneurs make a return to the limelight.
AKER Solutions is buying the well intervention technology business from X3M International for $8million.
OFFSHORE and marine service company Kongsberg Maritime said yesterday it had secured an order worth more than £1million from Dutch engineering consultant Fugro for underwater cameras made at Wick and imaging sonars manufactured elsewhere.
Aker Solutions today announced a new managing director at its Aker Offshore Partner unit in Aberdeen.
AKER Solutions has been contracted by Chevron to supply subsea umbilicals and associated equipment for the Gorgon Project, offshore Australia.
Marine and cargo-handling operator Sea-Cargo yesterday unveiled plans to expand its involvement in the offshore oil and gas industry by launching a new support base in Aberdeen.
OIL and gas consultants Altra Energy hosted a party at its new offices in the Union Plaza complex in Aberdeen.
NORWEGIAN group DOF Subsea has been contracted by EnCana to provide specialist subsea services from its multipurpose support vessel, the Skandi Bergen, on the Deep Panuke gas project offshore Nova Scotia. The company said its contract was estimated to be worth about $6.3million.
A north-east oil service company has started a major push into Norway, it emerged yesterday.
AGR will soon be on the move to a new Aberdeen home. The company has outgrown the current premises at Queens Terrace, where it started life as Peak Well Services some years prior to being acquired mid-2006 by Norwegian group AGR.