Jim Land

CEO Interview – Jim Land of Cresent

What does your company do? Cresent are Control of Work and Health and Safety specialists. We work in high-hazard facilities, both onshore and offshore, in the Oil and Gas, Marine and Nuclear industries all over…

Matt Corbin

New director of European operations at Sparrows Group

Sparrows Group has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Matt Corbin as its regional operations director for the UK and Europe to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables…

Bill Walkingshaw, managing director, (left) and Colin Bruce, international business development manager

Contract award and expansion for fluid management environmental specialist

A new independent Aberdeen-based oil and gas service company has secured its first major contract, while at the same time expanding its operations. TEMS International, a drilling fluid systems specialist, launched earlier this year with…

Stephen Marcos Jones

Oil & Gas UK Awards 2017 finalists announced

The quest to find this year’s most outstanding individuals and companies reaches a stage closer as Oil & Gas UK announces the finalists for its 2017 annual awards. The judging panel for the industry’s flagship…

From left- Valerie Cheyne, Alfie Cheyne, Jim Milne, Bill Main

Balmoral Group invests £10m in ACE Winches

Two prominent north-east Scotland businesses are to work together to maximise global opportunities in the offshore, renewables and decommissioning markets. Multi-disciplined design, engineering and manufacturing company, Balmoral Group Holdings Ltd, has taken a substantial stake…

Paul Wheelhouse

Oil and gas production rises by 2.9%

Oil and gas production in Scotland has risen by 2.9% between 2015-16 and 2016-17, according to new figures. The Oil and Gas Production Statistics 2016-17 also show that the approximate sales value increased by 15.2%,…

L-R: Colin McMurray, Clyde Marine Training; Patrick Carnie, Babcock International; Douglas Lang, Anglo-Eastern UK; Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf; Neil Amner, Anderson Strathern; Kevin Hobbs, CMAL.

New Scottish maritime group aims to increase global market share

A group of maritime businesses have joined forces to create a new Scottish Maritime Cluster aimed at boosting economic growth and securing a larger share of the multi-billion dollar global maritime market. The Scottish Maritime…

Jonathan Watt & Mick Elmslie

Corporate restructure at UTEC sees three new directors and Aberdeen move

Global survey company UTEC, has appointed long-term employees, Cory Goodyear, Mick Elmslie and Jonathan Watt as Business Unit Directors across its Americas and Europe and Africa business units. The announcement follows the completion of a…

Celebrating the naming of Mariner Sentinel are (left to right) Rory Deans, chief executive of Sentinel Marine, Hedda Felin, senior vice president of Statoil UK and Ireland, Sttoil offshore logistics and services supervisor, Line Kaldestad – the ship’s godmother – and captain Ivor Flett

Sentinel Marine investment continues with expansion of fleet

The latest new-build emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) to join the Sentinel Marine fleet has been deployed to service in the North Sea after being christened at Aberdeen Harbour. Mariner Sentinel is now operating…

BP Mad Dog 2

InterMoor wins contract on Mad Dog Phase 2 project

InterMoor, a provider of mooring services, foundation solutions and offshore installations has been awarded a service contract with Subsea 7 to provide mooring and tow services for BP’s new Mad Dog 2 project. The contract…

Tom Bryce

Enpro Subsea receives Gold Award for innovation

Aberdeen-headquartered Enpro Subsea has won the Innovation Award at the Press and Journal Gold Awards 2017. The subsea intervention specialist company was recognised for its patented flow access module (FAM) technology which was a contributing…

Jim Cargill

PlanSea and ION to collaborate to optimize offshore supply vessel logistics

Aberdeen based PlanSea Solutions Limited and ION Geophysical Corporation of Houston are to collaborate to improve the efficiency of offshore supply vessel logistics. By embedding PlanSea’s logistics optimization algorithms into ION’s Marlin offshore operations optimization…

Paul Carragher, Chief Executive Officer of BiSN

BiSN completes inaugural six figure North Sea project

BiSN, the metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions supplier, has successfully completed its first six figure project in the North Sea. The Plugging and Abandonment (P&A) work in the Valhall Field for Aker BP involved the use…

Calum Gray

Callum Gray: Scottish Deal Market Commentary for OE

The year to date has seen continued signs of recovery from an M&A deal activity perspective with optimism increasing, albeit cautiously, across the deal community. From our own perspective, we have seen increased levels of…

L-R – Motive directors, Dave Acton and James Gregg and Gary Mitchelson of Motive Fabrication

Motive Fabrication completes contracts in excess of £250,000

A North-east offshore services firm has completed fabrication contracts for major names in the oil and gas industry, totalling in excess of £250,000. In the first project Motive Offshore Group manufactured several deck grillages and…

Vattenfall’s EOWDC project director, Adam Ezzamel

Vattenfall creates £150,000 a year community fund scheme

A community fund scheme aimed at generating lasting legacies for North-east communities is being created by the developer behind the region’s pioneering European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). Swedish energy group Vattenfall is to establish…

ThinJack Equipment Arriving Offshore

Aberdeenshire service company nets deals worth over £600,000

Westhill-based oil service company ThinJack Ltd has secured deals worth in excess of £600,000 since April this year. A focus on ongoing innovation and a push to increase the company’s global footprint have proved to…

ASCO Supply Base, Great Yarmouth

£50 million of contracts mark ASCO’s 50th year

Global supply base operator ASCO has continued its landmark 50th anniversary year with the announcement that it has secured quayside logistics and waste management work worth £50 million in the Southern North Sea (SNS). The…

Xodus’ Peter Tipler, Dorothy Burke and Jamie MacDonald in Japan

Xodus advises Japan on decommissioning trends

Xodus Group has delivered a decommissioning ‘trend survey’ to JOGMEC (Japan Oil & Gas and Metals National Corporation) to provide Japanese oil and gas companies with a better understanding of the decommissioning process and how…

Shareholder change at north-eased based Intercargo Services

Aberdeen-based logistics company Intercargo Services has announced that its majority shareholding has been acquired by multinational marine services company Privinvest Group. The move is part of a larger deal that has seen the Middle East…

From left to right: Donald Taylor (Acting Managing Director at TAQA), Brenda Wyllie (SPE Aberdeen Section Vice-chair), Stephen Sheal (Director of External Relationships at The Oil & Gas Technology Centre)

Offshore Achievement Awards for 2018 launched at Offshore Europe

The 2018 Offshore Achievement Awards (OAA) was launch yesterday at Offshore Europe 2017 in Aberdeen. The annual awards, organised and hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section (SPE Aberdeen), was launched by Ian…

Deirdre Michie

Investors seeing value in UK North Sea re-inventing itself

Almost $6 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions have taken place in the UK oil and gas sector in the first half of the year - sending a strong vote of confidence in the UKCS,…

Diving Technical Authority Jonah

DiveSource appoints diving technical authority

Aberdeen based diving consultancy DiveSource strengthen their team this month by appointing Richard Jones (known within the industry as Jonah), as their Diving Technical Authority, where he will be responsible for advising, reviewing and revising…

From left - Gary Wilson, managing director – UK, Hoover Ferguson, Bill Howatson, Aberdeenshire Provost and Andy Drummond, Aberdeen facility visionary.

Hoover Ferguson opens advanced chemical repackaging facility

Hoover Ferguson Group, the container, accommodation, workspace and packaging solutions provider for the energy, petrochemical and general industrial markets, has opened a new purpose-built facility in Aberdeen, offering tank cleaning, chemical transloading and chemical storage…

Expro wireline unit

Expro secures multi-million dollar Repsol Sinopec contract

Expro has secured a five-year master services agreement with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited, for well services across its UK North Sea assets. The contract is valued at $8million/£5million for the first calendar year, which…