A helicopter and a US military plane were involved in a near-miss over Caithness, investigators have revealed.
Talks over the future of air routes from Wick are now taking place between the Scottish and UK Governments.
Corallian Energy has hired Fraser Well Management (FWM) as operator for its Curlew-A appraisal drilling job in the central North Sea.
Partners in the Wick prospect in the Moray Firth said today that the exploration well was a failure.
Drilling has started on an exploration well in the Moray Firth, believed to hold up to 26million barrels of oil equivalent.
A rig is on its way to the Moray Firth to drill Corallian Energy's Wick exploration well.
Corallian Energy said today that the UK Government had looked favourably upon its plans for two offshore exploration wells.
Corallian Energy has booked the Ensco-72 jack-up drilling rig for its Wick and Colter wells.
A rig site survey over the proposed location of the Wick well has been completed, project partners said.
Partners behind the Wick oil field project in the Moray Firth said today that they had taken a major step towards drilling an exploration well.
Upland Resources has announced plans to raise £3million to help pay for the costs of drilling a 250million barrel prospect in the Moray Firth.
Corallian Energy has applied to the UK Government for permission to drill the Wick well in the Outer Moray Firth.
Higher fuel costs have driven up the cost of drilling a well in the Moray Firth by £1million.
The Oil and Gas Authority has approved two farm-in deals on a licence in the Moray Firth.
Corallian Energy has made a move to hire a rig for the drilling of the Wick prospect in the Moray Firth.
London-headquartered Baron Oil said today it had come to an “option agreement” to buy part of the Wick prospect in the Moray Firth.
Upland Resources today confirmed its buy-in to a North Sea prospect.
Two buildings in Wick’s Lower Pultneytown are to be turned into an operations and maintenance base for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL).
Roads around Wick Airport will be regularly shut over the next 18 months so nuclear waste can be flown to the United States.