North Star Shipping, a division of Aberdeen-based Craig Group, said yesterday it had been awarded a £63million contract with energy giant BP.
A former director of the Scottish Qualifications Authority, John McDonald, pictured, has joined Opito as director of international workforce development based in Dubai.
UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey hailed the spirit of the North Sea oil and gas industry's "pioneers" last night - and praised the sector's recent "renaissance".
Some say Scotland must make a choice for our future: pursue economic growth, or protect the environment. My response is simple - there is no contradiction in pursuing both. The only credible long-term economic strategy is to exploit Scotland's unique advantages - engineering excellence, research base, energy expertise and natural resources - to grow the economy, while reducing emissions long-term.
The winners of awards recognising the offshore industry's top companies and individuals will receive trophies designed by an Orkney student.
Scottish MEPs have moved to try to safeguard the North Sea offshore industry from controversial plans for EU-wide safety rules.
Matthew Parkhouse was always going to have a life at sea. But instead of following in his father's footsteps in fishing, he has chosen a career in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Securing approval for decommissioning programmes in the North Sea has apparently become more transparent, quicker and less costly thanks to a new standard template devised by a group of industry experts.
Improvements in safety and a fall in oil and gas leaks in the North Sea offshore industry have been highlighted in a new annual publication.
GE Oil and Gas stressed its commitment to its Montrose base as the company marked 30 years of operating in the Angus town.
With new projects coming on stream and platforms like Kittiwake producing oil and gas for years longer than expected, the offshore industry needs new skilled workers now more than ever.
The two pilots of the helicopter forced to ditch into the North Sea last week have been commended in the Scottish Parliament.
Dana Petroleum last night said first oil had been achieved on the Van Ghent well on the Dutch continental shelf yesterday.
Eric Cayeux has been awarded the Statoil research prize 2012 for his work in automated drilling, which include scientific breakthroughs that will be of great importance to the offshore industry, according to the Norwegian oil company.
Rural Affairs and Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead last night said: "The Scottish Government continues to closely monitor developments at the Elgin gas installation in the North Sea.
THE UK Government is working to win back the trust of the North Sea offshore industry and, in the process, pave the way for tens of billions of pounds of new investment.
Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to deliver a "good" tax regime for the North Sea oil and gas industry.
DANA Petroleum said last night first oil had been achieved on the Van Ghent well on the Dutch continental shelf yesterday.
OH DEAR, the meddlers at the European Commission are at it again . . . planning a raft of new rules and regulations without taking proper account of what is already in place.
DAVID Cameron has hit back at Alex Salmond's claims the UK Government is not running the oil and gas industry properly.
A key element in the UK offshore industry's oilspill response capability is being launched by Energy Minister Charles Hendry at Offshore Europe today.
Accountancy experts have attacked Chancellor George Osborne's £10billion tax grab on the North Sea industry and fear it will damage the UK's competitiveness.
A top energy expert has warned that Chancellor George Osborne's North Sea tax raid could cost the offshore industry more than £50billion.
THE offshore industry is keen to encourage young blood through graduate schemes, training programmes and arguably the most successful Modern Apprentice programme in the UK.
North Sea oil and gas workers are getting younger. Oil & Gas UK says the average age is now 40.4 -- the lowest since the industry body began compiling the data in 2006.