North Sea


HSE shut down CNR platform

June 23, 2014

A North Sea platform at the centre of an investigation after two separate fires earlier this was shut down by safety chiefs, it has emerged.

North of Scotland

Coaltion tells oil chiefs to pay for regulator

June 4, 2014

UK Government ministers have told oil and gas industry chiefs that they expect them to foot the entire bill for a new “super agency” to regulate the North Sea. The plan was announced in the final Queen’s Speech of this parliament, unveiled this morning despite opposition within the sector. Full story on Energy Voice.

North of Scotland

STATS Group expands in Inverurie

May 19, 2014

Pipeline engineering company STATS Group plans to increase revenue of its testing tools and equipment rental division by a fifth following an investment of more than £500,000 in new premises.


Shetland coastguard transport injured oil worker

May 13, 2014

An oil worker who suffered a broken leg had to be airlifted from an oil platform yesterdafternoon. Shetland coastguard’s Rescue-102 helicopter was sent out to take the man from the platform in the Tern oilfield, roughly 100 miles north-east of Lerwick. The injured man was taken to Gilbert Bain Hospital in the town.