EC-OG named as ‘Rising Stars’ in the European Business Awards for the Environment

EC-OG have been named as ‘Rising Stars’ in the European Business Awards for the Environment. After successfully being shortlisted to represent the UK, EC-OG’s Subsea Power Hub was put forward in the ‘Product’ category to…

Andrew Byers

Air Control Entech appoints new Non-Executive Director

Air Control Entech (ACE) has appointed Andrew Byers as a new Non-Executive Director. Andrew has worked in the Oil and Gas technology space since 1998, and brings a wealth of commercial, operational and general management skills.…

Kevin Giles

New Sales and Marketing Director to spearhead growth at READ Cased Hole

Production and integrity evaluation specialist, READ Cased Hole Ltd has appointed Kevin Giles to its senior management team as Sales and Marketing Director. Based in Aberdeen, Kevin is responsible for identifying and leading strategic global…

The Underwater Centre

The Underwater Centre signs major Japanese trials contract

Subsea training and trials centre, The Underwater Centre, has signed a basic agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd in Japan to carry out a verification test of a prototype AUV equipped with a robot arm…

ROVOP CEO Steven Gray

ROVOP reports record revenue and profits

Underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV) operator ROVOP Limited, has reported record revenues and employee numbers for the company. The firm boosted its turnover by 39% to £19.7m, despite very challenging market conditions and continued pricing…

BP and Conoco in North Sea and Alaska assets swap

BP and ConocoPhillips are to swap assets in a deal will see the British oil giant increase its stake in the Claire field to 45.1 %. The agreement sees ConocoPhillips selling 16.5 % while still…

Greg Herrera of EV Private Equity

Private equity firm looks forward to continued investment In North Sea

EV Private Equity has reaffirmed its commitment to investing in North Sea oil and gas technology businesses as it looks ahead to a more buoyant 2019. The company, with offices in Aberdeen, Stavanger and Houston,…

Strong start for renewables following record year

Renewable electricity generation in Scotland increased by 11% (736 GWh) from the same quarter last year, with installed renewable electricity capacity also increasing by 11% (999 MW) over the same period. Provisional annual statistics for…

Andrew Mosley

AS Mosley’s 5-year BP contract to lead to new jobs

Analysis engineering firm, AS Mosley, has secured a five-year framework global agreement with oil major BP to undertake Global Riser Analysis projects which will create at least three new jobs in Aberdeen. [adbutler zone_id='297765'] The new…

Chris Dixon, EnerMech UK director of Mechanical Handling Services.

EnerMech wins £21 million cranes contract

EnerMech has secured a new cranes and lifting services contract with an international operator in the North Sea and extended terms on a number of existing contracts which are worth in excess of £21 million.…

Marc Gerrard

New Regional Director for HTL Group Scotland

Global OEM HTL Group has appointed Marc Gerrard as Regional Director for their HTL Group Scotland arm. Marc joined HTL as Business Manager in 2016 with a very strong 22 years’ background in equipment rentals,…

Pat Diamond, commercial director at Briggs Marine

Briggs Marine secures $4 million BP contract in Caspian Sea

Marine contractor, Briggs Marine, has boosted its global growth plans following a three-year contract award from BP Exploration, worth over $4 million. The project, based in Azerbaijan, will see Briggs Marine delivering fire and rescue…

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…