Energy Voice | Aberdeen servers hit in Saipem cyber-attack

Italian oil services firm Saipem has confirmed that a major cyber-attack targeting the firm hit servers in Aberdeen. Monday’s attack prompted the Milan-based firm to take swift action, such as “impact assessment measures”. Saipem has confirmed tonight that the cyber-attack hit servers in Aberdeen, India and the Middle East, with some servers attacked in Italy. The […]

Energy Voice | Oil holds gains on record gasoline exports, trade-war optimism

Oil prices bobbed higher Wednesday as American gasoline exports surged and trade tensions showed signs of easing between the U.S. and China. Futures in New York climbed 0.9 percent at 12:55 p.m. A U.S. Energy Information Administration report showed the nation’s exports of the motor fuel were the highest since weekly reporting began in 2010 […]

Energy Voice | Global bankers spurn Trump’s pleas to keep making loans for coal

U.S. President Donald Trump is trying to recruit international lenders to his pro-coal crusade. They aren’t enlisting. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, established to help foster democracy-building projects in former communist countries, on Wednesday adopted a strategic plan that rules out direct financing of coal plants and mines — despite opposition from the […]

Energy Voice | Wood buoyant but warns of slowdown in oil contracts

Energy service giant Wood today warned that recent volatility in commodity prices could slow down contract awards for oil and gas jobs. But the Aberdeen-headquartered firm said its diversification into other markets, partly achieved through the acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler (AFW), meant it was “flexible” and “well positioned”. Company bosses said the outlook was […]

Energy Voice | Faroe says DNO criticism a tactical ploy to distract from lowball offer

Faroe Petroleum bosses said today that criticism aimed at them by DNO was a “tactic” to draw attention away from the Norwegian firm’s low takeover offer. Aberdeen-headquartered Faroe reiterated its call for investors to snub DNO’s “unsolicited” bid of 1.52p per share.Faroe also accused DNO of trying to exploit the recent drop in oil prices […]

Energy Voice | Breaking: North Sea unions to receive revised OCA pay offer

North Sea unions are to receive a revised pay offer from the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA), according to a union representative. Constructive talks between the two organisations were held today after discussions were cancelled three weeks ago. Unite regional officer John Boland confirmed today that a new “revised offer” will soon be sent out to […]

Energy Voice | Aker Solutions boss appointed to OGUK board

The UK country manager and senior vice-president (SVP) of customer management at Aker Solutions has been appointed to the board of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK). Sian Lloyd Rees, UK country manager and SVP of customer management at Aker Solutions, has been appointed by OGUK represent the services sector as the trade association looks to boost supply […]

Energy Voice | Sentencing ‘pushed back’ in North Sea bribery case

The sentencing of North Sea logistics executives convicted of bribery has been pushed back into 2019. Last month, a £16 million bribery case involving FH Bertling resulted in the conviction of nine people. However, a spokesman for the firm confirmed today that sentencing has been pushed back to January 3 2019. Chris Brooks, head of […]

Rotech Subsea Boosts Team with New BD Manager

Subsea excavation specialist Rotech Subsea has appointed Anthony Bews as Europe business development manager. In his new role Bews will focus on the continued growth of Rotech’s Oil & Gas and Decommissioning business in Europe, building on the track record in the renewables sector. Bews has joined Rotech Subsea having spent five […]

Energy Voice | Video shows life under the North Sea for saturation divers

Incredible footage has been released giving a rare glimpse into life beneath the surface for North Sea saturation divers. The video, posted to Youtube by user “diverandy77”, shows a team of three going under via a dive bell from a support vessel. They proceed to carry out maintenance tasks on subsea infrastructure before eventually returning […]