Day in the Life: Networking specialist

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith, 43, director of Aberdeen Business Network (ABN) talks about his busy day My morning I begin each day by reading the morning’s papers and other media outlets for the latest business news, as well as checking social media pages, wherever ABN is active, for any enquiries and messages. After I’ve brought myself up… Read Full Story

Interwell UK announces managing director departure

Andrew Louden

Interwell UK has announced the departure of its managing director, Andrew Louden. Andrew Louden joined Interwell in December 2010 to establish a UK subsidiary of Interwell AS. Over the past four years the UK business has gone from strength to strength with the team growing from an initial two employees up to its current headcount… Read Full Story

The importance of giving

Flextech - Ettridge Cycles Race Team

Corporate Social Responsibility is becoming more prominent within the oil and gas industry than ever before. Not only does it encourage staff morale but it often involves giving something back to the community which supports your company’s growth and operations. Last year alone, flexible pipe specialist FlexTech donated more than £12,000 to support the local… Read Full Story

Double appointments for STATS Group

Bill Herron Technical Director STATS Group

Pipeline engineering specialist STATS Group has strengthened its management team with the appointment of two directors who will oversee the company’s design engineering functions. Bill Herron takes on the role of Group Technical Director and will be responsible for STATS’ product development, standardisation and project design requirements for UK, European, Middle East and Far East… Read Full Story

Firm offers made to measure solutions

Falck Safety Services - Measurement

A survival and health and safety training firm is offering passenger measurement solutions, ahead of new regulations set to come into force in April. Falck Safety Services (Falck), which has training centres in Aberdeen and Teesside, will provide the service at both centres, ahead of new UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) deadlines. The new regulation… Read Full Story

Day in the life: Project manager

Day in the Life - Keith Mathieson

Keith Mathieson, 39, project manager at Motion Software, a hardware, software and tagging provider primarily for the oil and gas industry, talks about his day My morning I usually arrive at our Bridge of Don office around 7am then, after a quick visit to the kettle, I’ll read emails and respond to any urgent items… Read Full Story

Last shout for safety award nominations

Robert Paterson - OGUK

There is still time to get recognised in the UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards as the deadline for nominations has been extended by a week. Step Change in Safety and Oil & Gas UK have pushed back the closing date of their Awards to this Friday, February 27, following requests from potential entrants…. Read Full Story

Industry view: Planning for the future

Industry view - Tom Shannon

An intelligently designed and implemented strategy for upgrading safety systems on ageing assets can deliver significant cost savings and increase productivity. Oil and gas operators demand stringent safety standards in order to protect personnel, the environment and production assets while maintaining uptime and minimal operational disruption. Balancing these critical requirements often comes to a head… Read Full Story

How I got where I am today: John Anderson

HIGWIAT John Anderson

John Anderson, 39, commercial director of Applied Drilling Technology International Limited (ADTI) discusses his busy career path What did you want to be when you were young? I wanted to be a digger driver and I guess in a way I got there. I was always fascinated by big chunks of machinery and machinery doesn’t… Read Full Story

etpm growth responds to oil and gas sector

Keith McGregor (left) and Mike Flaherty

Subsea and marine recruitment specialist etpm has introduced two new service lines and made two senior appointments to further grow and develop its service offering to companies operating in the current economic climate in the oil and gas sector. The changes further position etpm as the provider of one of the most comprehensive crewing service… Read Full Story

More sustainable approach needed to cutbacks

Peter Shields, chief executive of Aberdeen process improvement company BusinessPort

By Peter Shields, chief executive of Aberdeen process improvement company BusinessPort The response of E&P and service companies alike, in the wake of the oil price drop, has been to start the process of lowering the operational cost model by reducing headcount, renegotiating supply chain rates and postponing projects rendered unprofitable. While these actions are… Read Full Story

How I got where I am today: Steve Pryor

HIGWIAT - Steve Pryor

Stephen (Steve) W. Pryor, 60, managing director of OPS Group discusses his career path to date How did your career start? When I left school in South Wales, I had been accepted to teacher training college. However, I chose to seek adventure first in the summer holidays by hitchhiking to India. I shared a van… Read Full Story