A search-and-rescue service launched by oil giant BP six years ago has completed its 300th emergency mission in the North Sea, the firm said yesterday.
The Treasury needs to do more to help the oil and gas industry unlock the £1trillion of oil estimated to be recoverable from the UK North Sea, according to a new report.
Tails are high at AGR; two-and-a-half years into mastering and running almost the entire current Falkland Islands drilling campaign, plus overseeing one of the longest supply chains in the history of offshore oil and gas, the company is on the home straight, for now at least.
Skills, training and workforce safety are at the heart of the oil and gas industry, no matter which role you play or country you work in.
The Scots Tory MEP tasked with putting together a European Parliament report on proposed EU-wide offshore safety rules has said they must not compromise existing standards in the North Sea.
Proposed EU offshore safety regulations were labelled "garbage" by union official John Taylor at a briefing in Aberdeen yesterday.
Oil service giant Halliburton will be among firms presenting at an event to showcase capabilities in offshore oil and gas decommissioning in Aberdeen next week. Run by Decom North Sea (DNS), the lunch-and-learn event will also feature presentation from AGR Subsea and BIS Inspection. DNS chief executive Brian Nixon said: "Our previous lunch-and-learn events have proved to be very successful." The event is being held on Wednesday at the Palm Court Hotel.
When the All-Energy show was conceived at the beginning of the 2000s, a central purpose was to drive home the relevance of the offshore oil and gas supply chain to maritime renewables.
The chief executive of Dana Petroleum, of Aberdeen, said yesterday that the UK offshore oil and gas industry had a bright future, despite declines in output and exploration and drilling activity.
Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum, will be promoting the concept of decommissioning as an integral part of the overall life cycle of an asset at an event during OTC.
The UK oil and gas industry is constantly faced with challenges; technology, fiscal, skills retention and other business issues are all part and parcel of our day to day work. But as a major hazard industry, it is the safety of our people that comes before everything else.
Keppel Offshore & Marine has through its Brazilian subsidiaries signed a letter of intent with Sete Brasil for the design and construction of five semi-submersible drilling rigs based on Keppel's proprietary DSS 38E design.
A Fort William subsea diver-training school and equipment-trial centre will play a key role in the development of Angola's oil and gas industry in the coming years.
IFAB, the Invergordon fabrication and engineering specialist for the offshore oil, gas and renewable sectors, has been awarded ISO 9001 certification for its quality management system following an in-depth three-month audit programme under the Lloyds Register Quality Assurance scheme.
Design and engineering consultant WS Atkins said yesterday its energy business had been buoyant lately.
Nearly 3,000 blocks in the UK North Sea are to be offered out to oil and gas explorers today as the latest licensing round is opened.
A small Aberdeen company has won a deal to improve safety for African oil workers.
An international offshore emergency response arrangement has been overhauled following the Macondo disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum, is driving forward an initiative aimed at developing standard procedures for infrastructure removal projects.
I WONDER if it's too late for me to become a physicist because I find the hunt for the Higgs Boson utterly fascinating.
North Sea offshore workers could launch a wave of industrial action for the first time in two decades if the UK Supreme Court rules against their claims for paid holidays today.
MSPs have criticised a decision to downgrade Aberdeen coastguard station and manage major North Sea safety operations from a base on the south coast of England.
I'VE just been in Norway; Bergen to be precise. The objective was to visit a number of key companies with a heavy commitment to subsea, including the biggest purchaser of technologies and services on the Norwegian Continental Shelf . . . Statoil itself.
RENEWABLE-ENERGY firm Vattenfall will sign a partnership agreement with organisations from the public and voluntary sector today with the aim of developing marine power in the region.
The European Union announced plans last night to seize regulatory control of the oil and gas industry - and it wants operators to put up more than £100million a year to pay for it.