North Sea workers will vote on strike action after rejecting a revised pay offer earlier this year.
Oil firm Verus Petroleum has agreed to buy stakes in a number of North Sea fields from a Japanese corporation for £300 million.
Oil giant Total has submitted a “final offer” to disgruntled workers in an attempt to halt further strikes on three of its North Sea rigs.
Aberdeen jobs are to be cut amid a global restructuring by helicopter operator Bristow. The Texas-based firm intends to reduce costs by 11.5% to meet “market demands”. Bristow is integrating various sections of its business, including fleet management, maintenance operations and global supply chain. To read more on Energy Voice, click here.
The UK’s oil sector regulator has presented a bold vision of what the future might hold for a major terminal in Shetland.
Hurricane Energy has completed the offshore installation phase for the early production system (EPS) for its huge Lancaster field.
A landmark report into the Piper Alpha disaster has finally been made free to the public, decades since its publication.
Further talks will be held today which will determine whether a programme of strike action will go ahead in the North Sea.
Unite workers have “emphatically rejected” a pay offer from Total, which were aimed at averting further North Sea strikes.
A major project aimed at helping Shetland win more decommissioning work does not hinge entirely on the UK Government agreeing to provide financial support, Scotland’s energy minister said yesterday.
A heavy lift vessel contractor has provided a ringing endorsement of Shetland’s credentials for handling major decommissioning jobs.
A “hard Brexit” could lead to the shutdown of North Sea oil and gas platforms, Oil and Gas UK has warned.
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Shetland’s hopes of securing a bigger slice of the multi-billion-pound North Sea decommissioning market have received a boost.
Aberdeen-headquartered Water Weights has been taken over by offshore services provider Unique Group.
The Scottish Government is “reviewing” whether it will back calls for a full public inquiry into helicopter safety offshore.
Bosses at UK North Sea minnow Azinor Catalyst bosses say they “could have the next Buzzard” in their portfolio.
Creativity is being stifled at large oil companies by the “fixed mind-sets” of employees, industry chiefs said yesterday.
Digital technology pioneered in the Gulf of Mexico will soon be rolled out on BP facilities in the UK North Sea.
No sector deal also means no delivery of Vision 2035, a former North Sea chief will warn today in evidence to the Scottish affairs committee at Westminster.
A biennial event aimed at driving radical digital and technological transformation across the offshore oil and gas industry starts in Aberdeen today. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the three-day ENGenious symposium and exhibition at the AECC, organised by SPE. To read more on Energy Voice, click here.
An Olympic swimmer has dived into an underwater helicopter escape challenge to raise funds for bereaved parents.
The North Sea’s largest producing oil field has been shutdown amid planned maintenance, according to a report from Reuters. Quoting trade sources, the news agency said Buzzard, which is operated by Nexen, is undergoing planned maintenance which was originally scheduled for August. To read more on Energy Voice, click here.
BP has released video footage of the process of dismantling its Miller platform in the North Sea. The decommissioning campaign took place between January last year and completed this July. The Saipem S7000 heavy lift vessel removed and transported twelve topsides and the platform jacket. >> Read more on Energy Voice here <<
The Offshore Coordinating Group (OCG) has hit out at the offshore sector after Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stats showed it raised more than 900 non-compliance issues with operators last year.
An offshore union boss has described a safety breach discovered on the Beryl Bravo platform as “a reflection is what is actually happening offshore”.
Talks with mediator service ACAS are due to get underway to end strike action on three North Sea platforms.
Petrofac said yesterday it plans to “build momentum” in its core North Sea business after agreeing to sell its stake in the Greater Stella Area development.
Neptune Energy’s boss said talks are under way to solve regulatory issues that are hindering production from the giant Cygnus gas field in the southern North Sea.
Inspectors have condemned a “significant failing” by Apache to meet health and safety standards in the use of trainees offshore.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) yesterday made public a prohibition notice served to Shetland-based company Ocean Kinetics for a safety breach while working at Aberdeen Harbour.
BP’s global head of technology hopes an inaugural conference in Aberdeen next week will act as a “call to arms” for the North Sea on innovation.