The Oil and Gas Institute at Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been renamed in response to "customer demand", its director said.
Oil and Gas Institute
An industry expert has said renewed enthusiasm for competing in licensing rounds is “great to see” ahead of crucial, upcoming North Sea auctions.
An oil industry veteran said he hoped Opec's agreement on output would boost confidence among oil companies and attract more investment.
A new piece of kit that could strip down decommissioning costs is expected to be in Aberdeen in time for Christmas.
Around 100 jobs are expected to go at Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University as it tries to cut operating costs by £6 million.