Aberdeen drilling firm to create six jobs after winning £1m US oil deal

Bill Walkingshaw
Bill Walkingshaw

Aberdeen-based oil and gas drilling fluid systems specialist TEMS International is set to create up to six new jobs after agreeing a global master service agreement with a US oil giant.

The value of the deal with the Murphy Oil Corporation is worth around £1 million.

As part of its international growth plans TEMS International has also appointed an agent in Kuala Lumpur to support growth in the Far East and Australasian markets.

Bill Walkingshaw, TEMS International managing director, said: “Improving drilling efficiency and ensuring environmental and regulatory compliance remain key drivers in oil and gas provinces around the world, as illustrated by this contract award. 

“By achieving cost efficiencies operators can make campaigns more sustainable, which can in turn create confidence across the whole industry.

Pay rise agreed for N. Sea catering workers

A new pay rise for offshore caterers working on North Sea oil platforms has been agreed.

The Caterers Offshore Trade Association (Cota) said members of Unite and RMT unions had accepted the pay offer following an earlier consultative ballot.

Cota said it would see annual salaries and day rates go up, as well as increasing meal allowance dinner element benefits.

31 May 2018

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