Tracie Watson

Granite PR marks tenth anniversary with inaugural Abu Dhabi gateway plans

An Aberdeen-based PR company has continued its tenth birthday celebrations with a significant expansion of its popular series of Gateway business networking events. Granite PR, which was founded in 2008, is well known for its…

L to R – James Gregg and Dave Acton

Motive to expand with creation of Netherlands joint venture

Motive Offshore Group is continuing to expand its global presence with the announcement of a joint venture in the Netherlands. The marine equipment specialist, which is headquartered in Boyndie, Aberdeenshire, has joined forces with Rotterdam-based…

John Harris

Grey Matters initiative returns to harness oil & gas expertise

An initiative which brought together redundant but highly experienced oil and gas professional, to create and launch new businesses is aiming to build on its success, as applications open for the third programme. The latest…

Deep Sea Mooring opens new Aberdeen deep-water quayside facility

The UK-office of Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) has strengthened its presence in Aberdeen, with the opening of a deep water quayside facility. This follows the opening of the UK office in April 2017. The company provides…

The E-Reps Forum, an exhibition and conference that puts the spotlight on the environment in the oil and gas industry, takes place at Pittodrie Stadium

Gamification: How to train oil and gas industry’s next generation

By Jill Rennie, director of the E-Reps Forum In 1912, the American Cracker Jack brand included a prize in each bag of its popcorn. This is the first documented example of ‘gamification’: the use of game mechanics…

Andy Dodds

New operations director at AIM Valor

AIM Valor Ltd, a specialist Oil and Gas Asset Integrity Management company, has appointed Andy Dodds as their new operations director. AIM Valor, part of the Valor group of companies, brings Andy onboard with immediate effect…

Magnus platform (Image source: BP)

Oil and gas sales value risen by 18.2% between 2016-17 and 2017-18, according to new figures

Oil and gas sales value in Scotland has risen by 18.2% between 2016-17 and 2017-18, according to new figures. The Oil and Gas Production Statistics for Scotland 2017-18, released today also shows that despite the…

Andy Pag

Round-the-world adventurer is speaker at E-Reps Forum

An adventurer who travelled the world in a beat-up bus powered by used cooking oil is one of the speakers at this year’s E-Reps Forum. Journalist Andy Pag will highlight sustainability issues at the annual Aberdeen event…

Gavin Ames

3T Energy Group targets global growth with new senior appointment

Newly formed technology and training group, 3T Energy Group, has appointed a new vice president to help deliver its ambitious global growth plans. Gavin Ames, aged 46, will be responsible for strengthening existing customer relationships…

Deirdre Michie

Investment conditions key as industry at crossroads

The representative body for the UK’s offshore industry has warned the sector is at a crossroads as it publishes its Economic Report 2018.  Oil & Gas UK highlighted findings which show an improved landscape for the…

Paul Wheelhouse

Shetland identified as optimal location for ultra-deep water port location

Scotland’s supply chain could be set to win more large scale decommissioning projects, after Dales Voe in Shetland has been identified as the optimal location for an ultra-deep water port. The Lerwick location was selected…

Stephen Steele

Ashtead appoints new corporate development director

Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology, has underlined its commitment to continued growth with the appointment of Stephen Steele as corporate development director. Mr Steele brings more than 20 years of oil and gas experience…

Clarke Shepherd

Oil Plus celebrates 40th anniversary with new contract wins and more recruitment

Oil and gas consultancy, Oil Plus Ltd, has secured contracts worth more than $800,000 in the Middle East and India. The company, which marks its 40th year in business this week, has also increased its…

UK offshore talent on show as finalists revealed

Efforts to find this year’s outstanding individuals and companies in the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry have moved a step closer today as Oil & Gas UK announced the finalists for the Oil & Gas…

Alan Milne (Managing Director, Water Weights) and Graham Brading (Group Director - Buoyancy & Ballast at Unique Group)

Aberdeen headquartered Water Weights acquired by Unique Group

Unique Group, an integrated offshore solutions provider, has completed the acquisition of the Aberdeen-headquartered, load-testing equipment provider, Water Weights. The newly acquired specialist will be an addition to Unique Group’s well-established Buoyancy & Ballast division. [adbutler zone_id='297765']…

New North Sea entrants to share stage with supermajors at Share Fair 2018

Enterprising new entrants to the UK North Sea sector will be joining supermajors and large contractor companies at Oil & Gas UK’s Share Fair in Aberdeen to highlight a rising number of supply chain opportunities…

Heather Smallwood

Heather Smallwood: The war for talent in Scotland’s energy sector

Scotland’s energy sector is rarely out of the news. Accounting for up to 20% of our national GDP, the industry has a nationwide reach and its success or failure can have far-reaching consequences. Here in…

David McIntyre

Subsea technology innovator secures £500k funding for growth

Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has provided a £500,000 Export Finance facility to Subsea Technologies Limited (STL), an international engineering business, specialising in subsea hydraulic and mechanical connectors. Established in Aberdeen in 2010, STL clients have included Shell,…

Significant year for Aberdeen-based John Lawrie Group

John Lawrie Group more than doubles operating profit

The past year has been a significant one in the life-cycle of John Lawrie Group, the Aberdeen-headquartered metal recycling, decommissioning and steel tubulars business. November saw the completion of a private equity backed management buy-out. …

Jim Shiach

Aberdeen Businessman Launches Norwegian Company

An Aberdeen businessman has taken decades of experience gained in the oil and gas sector to create a new company in Norway. In a move which is expected to create two new jobs in the…

OSA Winners (L-R) Marcin Nazaruk, Alan Dickson, Fiona Fleming, Ian Garden, John Ritchie for Conoco Phillips, William Davidson, James Ellerton

North Sea safety award winners announced

Safety champions of the North Sea have been recognised at the 2018 Offshore Safety Awards in Aberdeen. The annual awards ceremony, jointly organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety and sponsored…

Aberdeen tech start-up sets record time for subsea scanning saving Operator 50% of project cost

An Aberdeenshire technology start-up company has produced 3d scan data for a major North Sea Operator saving them approximately £1.3million or 50% of the usual cost. Viewport 3, based in Ellon were contracted to work…

Event: Aberdeen Young Professionals Meet the Mentors

Aberdeen Young Professionals (AYP) – now in its ninth year – will hold a ‘Meet the Mentors’ social gathering next month, kick-starting their 2018/19 events and mentoring programme. The free event, which will take place on Thursday,…

Phil Milton

Well-Safe marks first anniversary with 400 wells worth of expertise

Well-Safe Solutions is marking its one year anniversary with news that it’s about to acquire its first asset, is tendering for major P&A projects and has increased its headcount to 35. In just over 12…

Dave McGinlay

First Marine Solutions investment yields positive start to financial year

First Marine Solutions (FMS), the Aberdeen-based mooring equipment specialist has reported a strong start to the financial year. Following on from the appointment of a new management team in May, the Aberdeen-based mooring services company…