Angela Balteskard and Jan Bertelsen

Key appointments made at Norwegian-British Chamber

The Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has announced two key appointments as it looks to bolster its platform for business in 2018. The organisation, which has its HQ in London and a branch in Aberdeen,…

68 companies apply for latest offshore licensing round

The United Kingdom’s latest offshore licensing round has attracted 96 applications covering 239 blocks in the main oil and gas producing areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Applications were received from 68 companies ranging…

Expro well testing

Expro secures $5m North Sea well testing contract

Oilfield services company, Expro, has been awarded a five year contract extension for surface well testing services across several assets for an operator in the UK North Sea. The $5million contract includes the clean-up of…

John Friel

GA North West outlines plans for growth after £450,000 investment

A Lancashire-based engineering firm which is part of Dundee-based Pryme Group,  has announced details of a £450,000 investment that will enhance its current machining capabilities and allow the business to stay competitive across multiple industry sectors.…

Well-Centric awarded £300,000 per year North Sea well integrity contract

Well-Centric, an independent specialist operating in the well integrity and production technology sectors of the oil and gas industry, has secured a contract worth up to £300,000 per year with independent exploration and production company, Chrysaor.…

John Lawrie Group senior management team (L to R) - Iain Laing, Vic Sinclair, Dave Weston (front), Charlie Parker and Ray Grant

John Lawrie Group acquired by management and investors

Metal reprocessing, tubular supply and decommissioning company John Lawrie Group has been acquired by its management in partnership with Rubicon Partners and Grovepoint as it gears up for an expansion of its business in the…

Rob Turnbull of ThinJack

ThinJack introduces new security product to African market

Aberdeenshire-based oil service company ThinJack Ltd has launched NuttySecurity with particular focus on the Nigerian and Egyptian markets. The technology is delivered in collaboration with representatives in Lagos, Nigeria and Cairo, Egypt and ThinJack is…

Briggs Marine awarded six-year framework with SSEN

Marine contractors Briggs Marine, has secured a place on a six-year framework agreement with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) for the replacement and maintenance of its subsea cable assets. The framework was awarded in…

Tom Cross

Profitable year at Parkmead Group

Parkmead Group, the Aberdeen-based UK and Netherlands focused independent energy group made a  gross profit for the year ended 30 June 2017 of £1.2 million compared to a loss of £4.6 million last year. The…

From left - Khalid Mohamed Helal Feraih Al Qubaisi of Al Yaseah and Walter Tombleson of Norco Group

Norco Group enter joint venture with Al Yaseah of Abu Dhabi

Norco Group Ltd has announce a joint venture agreement with Al Yaseah Oil & Gas Industry Supplies & Services of Abu Dhabi. The venture was brought together by Oil & Gas Innovation UAE Ltd (O&G),…

From left - Claire Mack, Chief Executive at Scottish Renewables; Paul Wheelhouse , MSP and Minister for Business, Innovation and energy; Paddy Hayes, Executive Director, Generation and Wholesale Markets ESB

ESB opens Glasgow office to spearhead Scottish renewables development

ESB has officially opened an office at George Street Glasgow today, from where it will continue to develop high quality renewable energy generation projects in Scotland. The office currently supports five people and as projects…

Ocean Troll

Atlantic Offshore secures two year charter with Maersk Oil UK

Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV) operator Atlantic Offshore Scotland Ltd, has secured a two-year firm charter with Maersk Oil UK. The company’s ERRV Ocean Troll, will provide Emergency Response and Rescue services for Maersk…

Type 23 frigate, HMS Iron Duke leaving Portsmouth (pic courtesy of BAE Systems)

EnerMech wins £2.5m BAE Systems-Royal Navy contract

EnerMech’s focus on diversification is paying off after it was awarded a seven-year,  £2.5m contract by BAE Systems on behalf of the Royal Navy. The Aberdeen-headquartered integrated engineering contractor will provide a Flexible Hose Assembly…

Ronnie Garrick

New CEO and President Appointments for TWMA

TWMA, provider of specialised Drilling Waste Management services, is expecting its growth strategy to accelerate, with a target turnover of £200 million and headcount to reach 1,500 following investment from Buckthorn Partners earlier this year.…

Simon Drew

KCA Deutag secures land drilling contracts for five rigs worth $48m

Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has won new land drilling contracts for five rigs with a combined contract value of $48 million. The first of those rigs, the T-72 has been awarded a nine…

Alastair Caithness

New office signals growth for Scottish-American firm Ziyen Inc. after $36million acquisition

Scottish-American software and energy company Ziyen Inc. has announced its move to new office premises in Aberdeen as plans for international growth in the oil and gas industry gather pace. Founded last year in San…

John Bell Pipelines founder, John Bell and wife, Lynn Bell, presented with gifts from long serving members of the JBP team

Pipeline equipment supplier celebrates 40 years with strong order book

John Bell Pipeline Equipment Company Limited, a supplier of offshore and onshore pipeline equipment, is celebrating 40 years, as it looks to the future with ambitious plans for new sector growth, expanded work sites and an…

New AECC Energy Centre

UK’s Largest Hydrogen Cell Installation Arrives at New AECC

The largest hydrogen fuel cell installation in the UK has arrived at the under-construction Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC). The 333 million pound new AECC, which is being delivered by Aberdeen City Council and…

Richard Drennan and Chris Harvey

Elevator’s Accelerator: Ones to watch – Viewport3 Ltd

A new company has been launched which will help deliver new underwater scanning techniques after the founders met on Elevator’s Accelerator Programme in 2016. Viewport3 Ltd is owned by Richard Drennan and Chris Harvey who…

Neil Logan

Neil Logan: Digital Oil and Gas in 2030 – WTF*

*What’s The Future I was asked to give a short talk at the UpstreamIntel Conference in Aberdeen earlier this week. The topic for the talk was suitably forward thinking: “What will the Digital Oil and…

Laboratory chemical Testing

Energy firm investing in a new Research and Development Centre in Portlethen

An Aberdeen oilfield chemical supplier is investing £500,000 with the creation of a state-of-the-art research and development centre. Roemex which manufactures and supply speciality oilfield chemicals,  will radically transform a building adjacent to their headquarters…

Mintra Group and Falck Safety Services form strategic alliance

Safety training firm Falck Safety Services has formed a strategic alliance with Mintra Group. Falck Safety Services will use, market and sell Mintra Group’s Learning Management System, Training Management System and e-learning courses to Oil…

Craig Smith, Matrix Risk Control

Matrix Risk Control partners with Expro to develop new incident investigation process

An Aberdeen-based incident investigation specialist has partnered with international oilfield services company Expro to create and integrate a bespoke incident investigation process. Over a period of six months, representatives from Matrix Risk Control (Matrix) and…

Alan Duncan

Neart na Gaoithe gets legal go ahead

The Supreme Court has turned down RSPB Scotland’s request for a further appeal hearing against the Scottish Ministers’ consent for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm and three others. The Neart na Gaoithe Coalition…

The 2MW floating SR2000

New Funding Round for Scotrenewables Tidal

Scotrenewables Tidal Power, the developer of the largest and most powerful tidal current turbine in the world, is embarking on a new funding round to take forward its tidal technology towards commercialisation. It has appointed financial…