Bob MacDonald

Wood unveils new technology fund for nuclear decommissioning

Wood plc has launched a new fund that will invest in technologies for nuclear decommissioning developed by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The aim of the Wood Nuclear Innovation Fund is to bring about…

From left - Scott Fraser (technical director), Jim Thomson (CEO) and Grant Forsyth (operations director)

Well intervention specialists Wellpro Group launched in Aberdeen

Wellpro Group, a new well intervention start-up, expects to create seven jobs within its first year of trading after announcing its move to premises in the Granite City. The business, which is primarily focused on…

TWMA maintains growth strategy, acquires US service company in eight-figure deal

TWMA, provider of specialised drilling waste management services, has aquired US-based Dynamic Oilfield Services in an eight-figure deal. The move comes as TWMA continues to implement an ambitious growth strategy, with internationalisation and service diversity…

Caledonia Competence achieves international ISO accreditation

Caledonia Competence has recently secured ISO 9001:2015 accreditation from awarding body QMS International. Based in Westpoint House in Westhill, Caledonia Competence provides specialist services in personnel assessment and development. Their core services include the creation,…

Paul Wheelhouse

Scottish Government wins fracking case

The Court of Session has rejected a petition by Ineos Upstream Ltd and Reach Coal Seam Ltd that sought to challenge the Scottish Government’s actions in relation to unconventional oil and gas – which includes…

£2 million grant to support offshore wind innovation

Up to £2 million of funding to encourage innovation in the offshore wind sector and reduce development costs has been announced by the Scottish Government. The funding is targeted at supporting innovation across the sector…

Teekay Offshore awards multi-million pound contract to Bilfinger

Maintenance, modifications and operations specialist Bilfinger Salamis UK has been awarded a multi-million pound contract from Teekay Offshore. The new three-year contract, with the option of two one-year extensions, continues a successful relationship between the…

AJT Engineering’s Managing Director Ken Gauld along with Mel Maitland former Managing Director and Allan Leslie and Tom Flynn of Black Gold Oil Tools Ltd

Aberdeen-based AJT Engineering acquires Black Gold Oil Tools

AJT Engineering based in Tullos, Aberdeen has acquired local Aberdeen downhole tool company Black Gold Oil Tools Limited. AJT Engineering has purchased the total shareholding in the company from former Managing Director, Mel Maitland. Ken…

Air Control Entech and TRAC Oil & Gas form new strategic partnership

Air Control Entech and TRAC Oil & Gas Ltd have formed a new strategic partnership, aiming to combine their respective expertise in UAVs, aviation and inspection. Kieran Hope, founder and MD of Air Control Entech…

L-R Ally Forbes and Patrick Porciello

Motive Spooling & Inspection expands into North America

A North-east offshore services firm has opened its first North American office to meet growing demand from clients in the region. Aberdeen-headquartered Motive Spooling & Inspection is a division of the Motive Offshore Group, which provides…

LUX Assure CEO, Emma Perfect

LUX Assure appoints Brazilian agents to initiate South American growth

LUX Assure, a specialist in the provision of chemical monitoring and management solutions, has appointed two Brazil-based export agents to represent the company and support the export of its technology. Having experienced growth within the…

Pete Tipler

Xodus appoints new director to drive growth in renewables sector

International energy consultancy Xodus Group has appointed Peter Tipler as its Renewables Director to help drive growth across the sector. Having been with Xodus for almost ten years, Mr Tipler has worked across several roles…

Pauline McCann, sales manager at Subsea Supplies, and Andy Smith, director at Subsea Supplies

Subsea Supplies announces new Burton products neoprene moulding division after £200k investment

Subsea Supplies has launched a new service offering following an exclusive agreement with a multi-billion pound global business. Aberdeen-based Subsea Supplies has secured an official licence from Eaton to manufacture products using its internationally-recognised Burton Subsea…

(L-R): Kerrie Murray, Pryme Group CFO; Angus Gray, Pryme Group CEO; John Hayward, Pressure Technologies CEO; Findlay Beveridge, Hydratron commercial director; and, Murray Kerr, Pryme Group COO.

Further expansion for Pryme Group following Hydratron acquisition

Pryme Group, the Dundee-headquartered integrated manufacturing firm, has acquired Hydratron for an undisclosed sum as part of its growth plans to achieve turnover of more than £40million by 2021. CEO Angus Gray said the acquisition…

(L-R): Murray Kerr, Kerrie Murray and Angus Gray of Pryme Group

Senior appointments announced as Pryme Group positions for the upturn

Private-equity backed manufacturing firm, Pryme Group, has strengthened its senior management team with the promotion of a key figure and the addition of an experienced industry professional to equip the business for future growth. Dundee-headquartered…

L-R, Bob Conners and Charlie Backhouse, Umbilicals International

US-based umbilicals firm opens doors in Rosyth

Umbilicals International (UI) has opened its doors to a new manufacturing facility in Rosyth, heralding the move as purposeful and optimistic during tough market recovery. The Texas-headquartered company will initially use the 780m² space to…

NXG managing director Rod Coffey, left, with former Weatherford UK managing director Ian McCartney

NXG Drilling Services appoints non-executive chairman

NXG Drilling Services has appointed a former Weatherford UK managing director to its senior management team. With nearly 40 years’ oil and gas industry expertise, Ian McCartney has been announced as non-executive chairman. He will…

From left - David Stephenson, CEO and Steve Kent, Chairman

Oil & Gas technology business secures £3.5m investment for global growth

Aberdeen-headquartered casing and completion technology business, Deep Casing Tools, has secured £3.5m new investment from independent growth equity firm, EV Private Equity to grow the business, following a challenging time in the industry. The investment…

TechX Pioneers start on ground breaking accelerator programme

10 exciting tech start-ups with potentially game-changing solutions join the first cohort of the Oil & Gas Technology’s Centre’s TechX Pioneer accelerator programme today (4th June 2018). 125 entrepreneurs from 24 countries applied for the…

Jake Wright

Ardyne in $9.1m purchase of Dril-Quip Corporation technology

Aberdeen-headquartered Ardyne, provider of performance enhancing downhole tool technology, has made an $9.1m all cash purchase of the Casing Pulling Tool (CPT) technology from TIW Corporation (TIW), a subsidiary of Dril-Quip Inc. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] The…

Jens Peter Riber

Former Maersk Oil Director of Engineering joins MIT tech start-up as oil and gas industry advisor

MIT tech start-up and Predictive Digital Twin developer, Akselos, has strengthened its advisory board with oil and gas industry technical veteran, Jens Peter Riber. The appointment will support the company’s ambition to revolutionize asset management in…

Sarah Hutcheon, MD at DiveSource

DiveSource wins £4 million in new business

Aberdeen-based international offshore diving consultancy DiveSource has secured three new contracts in the last six months’ worth a total of £4 million. The recent contract wins come on the back of a successful period for…

Bill Walkingshaw, managing director, TEMS International

£1 million global contract for Scottish oil and gas service company leads to 6 new jobs

Scottish oil and gas service company, TEMS International has landed a £1million global contract with an independent American oil and gas exploration and production company. The Aberdeen-based drilling fluid systems specialist has signed a master service…

Baker Hughes to develop £31m ‘world-leading’ centre of excellence in North East

Baker Hughes is to build a subsea manufacturing campus in Scotland’s north east, to support the global oil and gas industry. Backed by a £4.9 million grant from Scottish Enterprise, Baker Hughes has committed £31…

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Solar energy firm to build 50 MW solar farm in Scotland

Renewables firm Elgin Energy has received planning permission for a 50MW solar farm at Milltown Airfield near Elgin in Moray. On completion this would be the largest solar farm in Scotland. The Milltown Airfield project is…