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Shell’s Penguin to unlock 80million barrels, create hundreds of jobs

Oil giant Shell said yesterday that its latest North Sea project would create hundreds of UK jobs and unlock 80million barrels of oil. Steve Phimister, Shell’s vice president for upstream, UK and Ireland, said the construction phase would create work for 300 to 400 people in the UK. The majority of those jobs will be […]

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January 16, 2018, 7:50 am | Author: Mark Lammey

Oil worker fined for punching celebrity chef

An oil worker who assaulted celebrity chef Nick Nairn in Aberdeen city centre has been fined. Scott Smith lashed out during an exchange with Mr Nairn over his “obnoxious and aggressive” behaviour towards his partner, Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard yesterday. Smith was on his way to get a taxi home after a night out when […]

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January 16, 2018, 6:40 am | Author: Karen Roberts

North-east lawyer Vass rejoins old firm in top oil and gas role

One of the top oil and gas lawyers working in Aberdeen has rejoined Granite City-based Ledingham Chalmers (LC), taking one of the team at rival firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) with him. Uisdean Vass is now back at LC as a partner and head of oil and gas in the firm’s newly created exploration and […]

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January 16, 2018, 6:00 am | Author: Keith Findlay

Pipetech look to flow into Europe with double appointment

Offshore firm Pipetech have announced a recruitment double as it adds to its sales team in both Aberdeen and Norway. Gavin Booth joins the firm as sales manager for the UK and Holland while Thomas Karlsen has been brought on as Scandinavian sales manager. With these appointments, Pipetech, who solve flow and blockage issues within […]

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January 16, 2018, 6:00 am | Author: David McPhee

With Brent at $70, Shell boss warns of overconfidence

Shell’s North Sea boss yesterday warned industry against becoming “overconfident” with Brent crude prices hovering around $70 per barrel. Steve Phimister, Shell’s vice president for upstream, UK and Ireland, said the sector still had “work to do” as it tries to steer its way out of the downturn. Mr Phimister was speaking after Shell revealed […]

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January 16, 2018, 6:00 am | Author: Mark Lammey

TWMA’s new Total contract to create new North Sea jobs

A contract win with French oil giant Total is to safeguard existing jobs within north-east based firm TWMA, with the hope of creating a few more. An oil and gas drilling waste management company, TWMA hold premises in Aberdeen, Peterhead and the Shetland Islands. The agreed contract with Total to provide drill cutting waste management […]

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January 16, 2018, 6:00 am | Author: David McPhee

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