THE safety and environmental impact of the offshore oil and gas industry has, in past year or so, seen unprecedented scrutiny by the press and regulators.
BRITAIN'S offshore industry will spend more than £4billion on North Sea decommissioning over the next five years alone, Oil and Gas UK said yesterday.
OIL and gas industry leaders warned last night that coastguard cuts could leave the emergency service struggling to cope with a major incident in the North Sea.
Major changes are under way to make offshore helicopter travel safer following the two Super Puma accidents in 2009.
ABERDEEN-BASED Swire Oilfield Services has officially opened its North America corporate office in Houston, Texas.
ABERDEEN-BASED marine energy developer Green Ocean Energy has been given £45,000 to design renewable technology which could power offshore oil and gas installations.
Late May features very prominently in the renewables calendar and is a particularly exciting time for anyone with an interest in the future of our energy industry.
Business leaders said yesterday the north-east's entire economy could suffer as a result of Chancellor George Osborne's £10billion tax raid on the offshore oil and gas sector.
It is just over a year since the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico, and the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group (OSPRAG) has not been resting on its laurels.
There are over 130billion barrels oil equivalent (boe) in already discovered oil, gas and condensate reserves in offshore Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, according to a new study.
Oil and gas leaders met in Aberdeen yesterday to discuss how to develop renewable energy offshore.
The high-level meeting in Europe's energy capital planned for December 17 is seen as critical in securing mutual buy-in between Scotland's hugely successful upstream offshore oil and gas supply chain and the emerging offshore wind industry.
Decom North Sea, the offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum, revealed yesterday it had reached the milestone of signing its 100th member - well ahead of target.
The UK Government said yesterday it had offered oil and gas licences for 268 blocks in the 26th offshore licensing round.
FUGRO has acquired the ERT (Scotland) marine environmental consultancy and will integrate it into its Fugro GeoConsulting unit.
FMC Technologies has signed an agreement with Statoil for the manufacture and supply of subsea production equipment to support the Katla field development in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
Offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum Decom North Sea (Decom) held its first annual meeting in Aberdeen yesterday and elected seven new directors.
Oil & Gas UK and Subsea UK are expecting up to 100 delegates at their forthcoming seminar focused on securing a safe and sustainable future for the subsea industry.
Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has issued a letter of intent to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for the building of a new deepwater construction vessel.
Offshore oil and gas industry service provider CHC Helicopter said yesterday it had won a five-year deal worth £55million to provide crew-change services for Apache North Sea.
Energy Minister Charles Hendry promised last night to engage in "constructive" talks with the Scottish Government to deal with infrastructure constraints hampering the development of the offshore oil and gas and renewables industries.
ABERDEEN firm OEG Offshore has secured two significant rental contracts worth a combined £1.6million with Total E&P Netherlands and Marathon Oil.
SOME time back, I wrote that oil&gas companies were not actually in the business of providing us with energy and operating in the national interest, but making a profit for their shareholders, and that the provision of energy was just coincidental.
TECHNOLOGY firm PanGeo Subsea has officially opened an office in Aberdeenshire as part of plans to grow its business worldwide.
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.