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Industrial service group Hertel has doubled its Aberdeen workforce overnight after buying Granite City firm Quest Worldwide from its bosses and taking on all 50 workers.
Vince Cable vowed last night not to raid the North Sea for money to reduce the huge UK budget deficit caused by the banking crisis.
Whoever wins the UK general election, and whether that victory is hung or clear-cut, the new administration will be looking for large sums of money wherever they may be available.
The chairwoman of the Health and Safety Executive said yesterday that the offshore industry's leadership had responded well to a critical report on about 100 UK platforms published at the end of 2007.
DETAILED Tory tax proposals for the UK offshore industry will not emerge until after the general election, shadow energy and climate-change secretary Greg Clark said yesterday.
FROM time to time, Energy has touched on the topic of sand, mostly through following the progress of specialist firm SMS, Sand Monitoring Services, of Aberdeen.
Oil production in the North Sea is entering a new era, a senior executive at an international oil and gas service firm said at the Offshore Europe exhibition yesterday.
Not many months ago, Aberdeen's largest indigenous energy services player, the Wood Group, launched a subsidiary dedicated to renewable energy and upped the commitment to growing its already substantial involvement to carbon capture, including examining and seeking to cut the size of its own carbon footprint.
THE North Sea is reeling as a result of seesawing oil prices, the credit crunch and the impacts of global recession. As capital spending collapses and operational expenditure comes under huge pressure, life is getting tougher for many in the UK's offshore industry.
ENERGY Secretary Ed Miliband claimed last night tax reliefs in the last Budget will help develop new oil and gas finds in the North Sea.
IN AN intriguing turning of the tables, the UK offshore industry's Aberdeen-based Industry Technology Facilitator has assembled a list of more than 20 projects that companies - from large operators through to the lower reaches of the oil&gas supply chain - would like postgraduate students to tackle.
THE UK Government was urged last night to head off the threat posed by a Brussels bid for tougher restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions that could hit the offshore oil and gas industry hard.
MPs have launched an inquiry into the state of the North Sea oil and gas industry in an attempt to underline the continuing need for government support.
HALLIN Marine, the AIM-listed subsea service provider to the oil and gas industry, said yesterday it had formed a new robotics company and expanded the boards of its two main operating divisions in Aberdeen and Singapore.
Well intervention will be the future of the North Sea long after the last production wells are drilled simply to keep hydrocarbons production going, according to Chris Nussbaum.
THERE is almost nothing the UK offshore industry cannot do, Scotland Office Minister David Cairns told the Offshore Northern Seas show yesterday.
NOF Energy has signed what it calls a global partner agreement with the South Africa Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA).
A woman who was charged with sparking the largest security scare in the history of the North Sea will face no further action, the procurator fiscal's office confirmed yesterday.
The possibility of a North Sea incident developing into a disaster such as Piper Alpha has diminished in the last two decades, an industry leader claimed yesterday.
EVERYONE working in the offshore oil industry has a part to play in driving up safety standards, delegates at a conference in Edinburgh were told yesterday.
An innovative internet-based system designed to help verify worker competence in the offshore industry has attracted the attention of the UK's Offshore Contractors' Association.