Brad Baker

Tendeka secures OGTC funding for technology testing

Independent global completions service company Tendeka has been awarded funding from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre to advance further field testing of its wireless intelligent completions technology, PulseEight. The funding will help Tendeka install…

Robin Porter (left) and Gordon Mackenzie (right)

Aberdeen offshore specialist sets its sights on £1m US expansion

An Aberdeen company, which provides and operates high-precision downhole tools for the oil and gas intervention sector, is set to expand its global interests in an investment valued at more than £1million early next year.…

Technology Centre launches £2 million fund for digital and decommissioning ideas

There’s up to £2 million available to innovators in the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s (OGTC) latest two ‘Calls for Ideas’ on digital transformation and decommissioning, which launch today. Digital Transformation challenge OGTC is looking…

Dr Patrick O'Brien

Well foundation technology under the microscope

The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF), in collaboration with Maersk Oil, Nexen, Shell, Siccar Point Energy, TechnipFMC and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), is leading a joint industry project (JIP) to investigate an alternative…

Iain Conn

Centrica launches joint venture E&P company

Centrica has launched a joint venture oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) firm with Bayerngas Norge, to be called Spirit Energy which is expected to generate up to £150 million of cost savings. The new company…

Professor Martin Tangney

Celtic Renewables to build whisky residue biofuel plant at Grangemouth

Celtic Renewables Ltd, the Scottish start-up which provides biofuel, has secured planning permission from Falkirk Council to build a commercial demonstrator plant, which will produce over half a million litres of biofuel each year. The pioneering young…

Hunterston dry dock

Hunterston Port secures £240,000 energy decom investment

Hunterston Port and Resource Centre (PARC) in Ayrshire has been awarded grant funding from the Scottish Government that could pave the way for the site to become one of the UK’s most important oil and…

The PowerJacks India Team

Power Jacks opens new sales office In India

Lifting and positioning specialist Power Jacks has completed its latest expansion move by opening a dedicated sales office in India to service an increasingly significant market. The new sales hub is the focal point for…

Andy Hessell

CATS Management Limited expands its midstream infrastructure business

CATS Management Limited (CML) is to acquire a 65 per cent interest in the Esmond Transportation System (ETS), a key piece of established UK Southern North Sea midstream infrastructure. Andy Hessell, Managing Director of CML commented:…

Andrew Blaquiere

Maritime Developments focuses on Americas expansion

Maritime Developments (MDL) has strengthened its sales force with the appointment of Andrew Blaquiere as Vice President – MDL Americas. Blaquiere joins MDL from a flex-lay equipment rental supplier where he held various positions including…

Glynn Geddie

IOS confirms commitment to North-east with £5.5million investment programme

Peterhead-based storage and inspection firm, Independent Oilfield Services (IOS), is to invest £5.5million in the North-east of Scotland over the coming months. The company has already invested more than £4million in its state-of-the-art storage and…

James Albert

‘Step change’ in thinking needed to deliver long-term value in E&P

KPMG UK has launched a new industry paper exploring opportunities to deliver long-term value in Exploration & Production (E&P). The paper looks at the underlying economics and challenges of the upstream E&P industry, and provides…

The speakers at the 2017 Aberdeen-Perth WA Gateway

Successful return for event linking Scottish and Australian hubs

Creating and growing links between the Aberdeen and Perth WA energy hubs was the focus of a one-day event which took place in Aberdeen on Tuesday, December 5th. Building on the success of its inaugural…

Allan Pirie

Ashtead Technology and Forum Energy Technologies in subsea rentals joint venture

Ashtead Technology and Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. have agreed to form a joint venture, creating a major provider of subsea survey and ROV equipment rental and associated services. Forum will contribute its subsea rentals business,…

Robin Watson

Wood wins £12m Hinkley Point C contract

Wood has won a contract as sole supplier of inspection qualification services to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station worth approximately £12million. EDF Energy, the station developer, has commissioned Wood’s Inspection Validation Centre (IVC)…

David Millar

TechX accelerator to invest millions in start-ups and SMEs

A unique technology accelerator and incubator focused on helping smaller, ambitious technology developers take their solutions to the oil and gas market has been launched byThe Oil & Gas Technology Centre. With three tailored programmes…

The STL Workshop

STL make £115k of investments for growth

Subsea Technologies Limited, the North East Oil & Gas subsea intervention technologies specialist, has made key capital investments and appointments over the past months, to enhance business capabilities and efficiency to support business growth. A…

Catherine Cooper of Veitch Cooper

Derelict land could be transformed to create new revenue streams

An Alloa business is calling on landowners and communities to help identify derelict land that could be transformed into areas that generate affordable energy and create new revenue streams. Having been instrumental in setting up…

Graham Hollis

Collaboration becoming new reality as oil and gas industry index returns highest score of 7.1

The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry is putting the recommendations of the landmark Wood Review into practice, according to the findings of an annual sector survey published by Deloitte and Oil & Gas UK…

Derek Austin

TRACS Assets secures first ‘substantial six-figure’ USA contract win

Aberdeen-based TRACS Assets Ltd (TAL) has secured a substantial six figure, 2 year contract with Houston, Texas based BICO Drilling Tools Inc. aimed at increasing operational efficiency through automating all equipment management processes. BICO Drilling…

( L to R) David Rennie, head of oil and gas at Scottish Enterprise and Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK

Subsea UK and Scottish Enterprise launch £15million R&D funding call for underwater innovation

Industry body Subsea UK in partnership with Scottish Enterprise has opened an R&D funding call for innovation projects to drive forward research and development projects between Scotland and Japan that will help solve the industry’s…

Alan Brunnen

New chairman at Seanamic Group

The Seanamic Group has appointed subsea expert Alan Brunnen as its new Chairman. Mr Brunnen has more than 30 years’ experience in the international energy industry, having previously undertaken senior management positions with subsea and…

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett with Brazilian representatives at the business seminar

Aberdeen event highlights decommissioning opportunities in Brazil

Oil and gas decommissioning opportunities in Brazil were highlighted at a business seminar held at Aberdeen’s Town House yesterday (Thursday 30 November). Delegates heard that more than 150 offshore production units are in operation in…

James Bream

Half of oil and gas firms confident for the first time in four years

Contractor confidence in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) has risen with almost half being more confident about their prospects for the first time since 2013, according to an industry report released today (Thursday, November 30th). The…

The SR2000

Scotrenewables Tidal Power hits 1GWh in record time in Orkney tests

Scotrenewables Tidal Power has set another record with its SR2000 2MW floating tidal turbine, with the unit clocking up over 1GWh in a record pace for the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. Andrew…