Group of attendees at Ghana workshop

Atlas Knowledge boosts business opportunities in Africa

International specialist digital learning firm Atlas Knowledge has increased its number of partner companies in Africa to almost 30% of its total partner network following the Aberdeen-headquartered firms’ first ever series of overseas workshops which…

Mani Rajapathy

Petrofac strengthens Iraq presence with contracts worth US$100 million

Petrofac has secured a contract extension and a new award with a combined value of more than US$100 million for construction management, engineering, commissioning and start-up services for two International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Iraq.…

George Morrison

Aquaterra signs multi-million pound investment deal with private equity firm

Global offshore engineering solutions provider, Aquaterra Energy, has secured a multi-million pound investment from EV Private Equity as the company gears up for service expansion and new technology launches. The deal is the first to…

£2 billion Neart na Gaoithe offshore windfarm will create 500 direct jobs

The Court of Session has cleared the way to proceed with the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm with work now expected to start in 2018. The decision had been held up by a…

Peter Bruce

Catering firm Entier secures £6.5m BGF investment for overseas expansion

Aberdeen-based Entier, Scotland’s largest independent privately-owned catering company, is preparing to grab a bigger slice of international markets after securing a £6.5m investment from Business Growth Fund (BFG). The Westhill-based company plans to expand its…

Stephen Marcos Jones

New guidelines launched in effort to boost production efficiency

Highly anticipated industry guidelines designed to boost production efficiency in the UK Continental Shelf have been published by Oil & Gas UK. Between 2004 and 2012 the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) faced the significant challenge…

Artist's impression of the RSS Sir David Attenborough

EnerMech lands Sir David Attenborough hydraulics contract

Engineering services specialist, EnerMech, has been awarded a contract on the £150 million polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The value of the contract was not disclosed. The new polar ship is commissioned…

John Aitken

Optimism Pays Off As Aberdeen Supply Chain Company Sees 50% Increase in Turnover

Aberdeen-based Lifting Equipment Rental, a specialist in lifting equipment for hire and sale, has reported a forecasted 50% increase in turnover year-on-year. As a result the firm, based on Aberdeen’s Commercial Quay, plans to grow…

Nature Group Compact Treatment Units

Maersk Oil contract sees 10 jobs created at Nature Group

Nature Group, an oil, gas and maritime waste collection and treatment company, has secured a five-year contract with Maersk Oil in the Central North Sea. The contract will see the company mobilise offshore slop processing…

Centrica creates new JV with Norway’s Bayerngas Norge

Centrica Plc is to create a joint venture with Norway's Bayerngas Norge AS and combine its European exploration and production units with Bayerngas Norge. The joint venture will comprise Centrica's assets in the UK, Netherlands…

Barry Macleod, UKCS managing director at Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore completes significant decommissioning contract with Maersk Oil UK

Subsea services provider, Bibby Offshore, has announced a multimillion pound contract with Maersk Oil UK, to provide both late life production enhancement and decommissioning support in the North Sea. The contract saw Bibby Offshore’s diving…

OPITO Banksman Slinger courses at AIS Training

Aberdeen training centre gets OPITO approval

A new state-of-the-art industrial training centre in Aberdeen has received its first approval from oil and gas training body OPITO to run oil and gas courses. The new 20,000 sqft² facility at Kingshill Commercial Park…

John McDonald

OPITO appoints new CEO

Global safety, standards and workforce development organisation OPITO has appointed John McDonald as CEO as the organisation seeks to further drive the international skills agenda for the oil and gas industry. Mr McDonald has been…

STATS Group Middle East director Angus Bowie (left) and Badar Al Kharusi, Director of Infrastructure at PDO

STATS Group Sign Master Service Agreement With Oman’s PDO

Kintore-based pipeline technology specialist, STATS Group, has signed a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). PDO is the foremost exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman and accounts for more…

Mike Wallace

Orion Group secures multimillion pound ENI deal

Orion Group, one of the world’s largest independently owned personnel specialists has signed a multimillion pound contract to provide expert engineering staff to the Italian energy giant Eni. The company is one of three appointed…

Ann and Howard Johnson attend ceremony at No 10 Downing Street

Blaze named one of Britain’s most inspirational companies by London Stock Exchange Group

A North East based provider of fire control and safety solutions for the energy sector has been recognised in a prestigious report celebrating Britain’s most inspirational companies. Blaze Manufacturing Solutions, which was established in 2006…

Geoff Gunther and Paul Richards (right) , the co-founders of Together Energy.

Together Energy creates 60 new jobs and £5.4 million turnover in first year

Clydebank-based new gas and electricity supplier, Together Energy, has made a strong entry to the UK energy market, creating almost 40 jobs since its launch and is on track to increase employment to 60 by…

Barry Marshall, business development manager (L) and Andrew Robins, controls director (R), outside the new facility.

EnerQuip invests more than £3 million in UK headquarters

Torque machine and associated products provider,EnerQuip, is relocating its head office in Aberdeen to meet growing demand, with plans to further expand the existing product range and invest in research and development to continue the…

Dave Stewart

Wood Group wins Maersk Culzean field contract

Wood Group has been awarded a new contract by Maersk to deliver mechanical and management services for the hook-up and commissioning of the Culzean gas condensate field in the UK central North Sea. At peak…

Bill Walkingshaw, managing director, TEMS International

Drilling Fluids Management Specialists Launch New Business

A new oil and gas service company has been established in Aberdeen which aims to provide operators with significant cost savings over the life-cycle of their drilling campaigns. TEMS International, a drilling fluid systems specialist,…

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Apache sells Canadian subsidiary for £273m to focus on North Sea, Egypt and US

Apache Corp has sold its Canadian subsidiary to Canadian oil producer Paramount Resources Ltd for $353.7 million (£273m) in order to focus on the North Sea, Egypt and US operations. Calgary-based Paramount Resources plans to…

New oil and gas intelligence site launched

Aberdeen based company C Growth has created a new website offering project tracking and intelligence for the oil and gas industry. Oil and Gas Vision provides detailed information on over 5000 projects in the energy…

Ingen Ideas

Ingen Ideas to provide production optimisation and offshore commissioning support services to UKCS operator

Aberdeen-based Ingen has been awarded several scopes to deliver subsea engineering, process engineering and offshore commissioning support to an established UKCS operator. Ingen will provide onshore support during procedure development, offshore readiness and permit to…

Douglas Cumming

Systal Technology Solutions wins Certas Energy network monitoring contract

Certas Energy has awarded Glasgow-based Systal Technology Solutions a contract to provide a network monitoring service to ensure their fleet of 1000 tankers, working out of 150 plus depots throughout the UK, are provided with…

Peter Adam

Add Energy wins $600k BP Trinidad and Tobago contract

Add Energy, the international energy consultancy provider, has been awarded a maintenance build contract with BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC for work on the Angelin gas field, a development located 60 km offshore Trinidad and…

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