offshore drilling rigs

Oil & Gas

Aker bags $1.9million rig order

Aker Solutions has won a long-term contract that could be worth up to $1.9billion to build and operate an entirely new type of semi-submersible drilling rig that Statoil says will make an "important contribution" to raising recovery rates from existing North Sea oil and gas fields and slashing well intervention costs.

Technology

Students sample a career on the rigs

With the end of their university programmes on the near-horizon, many engineering students are already seeking employment opportunities in the north-east's thriving offshore oil and gas drilling industries.

Opinion

Why we need a UK National Oil Company

You'll remember that around the New Year when the 30-year-old UK Cabinet papers were released it was revealed why the then Prime Minister, one M Thatcher, opposed the idea of government investment to help build a gas gathering pipeline network which would have created thousands of new jobs in various plastics and chemical industries.