New work has been found for an Aberdeen Olympian with a rare disability who was made redundant in the oil downturn.
oil & gas
A project to develop a new UK oil and gas skills strategy, which could lead to 40,000 new jobs, has been launched after skills and standards body Opito gained widespread support for its recently published Workforce Dynamics Review.
Investment in new technology development by the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has hit £3.8 million after the Aberdeen-based facility signed its 75th project.
Increasingly rough conditions at sea have caused the operation to move the Transocean Winner to be temporarily suspended.
Aberdeen has scored above average on a number of economic indicators relative to Europe and has the highest productivity of any city in Scotland, a new report has found.
Norwegian operator Statoil will be looking to recruit up to 40 workers in the “coming months” as work progresses on its flagship Mariner project on the UKCS.
An offshore worker has praised his colleagues who raised to help as he lay “dead” for 20 minutes after suffering a cardiac arrest off the coast of Egypt.
Each week, Energy Voice pulls together the Friday Five. Click to see the site’s most read and engaged with copy of the week.
Union chiefs are continuing ‘constructive’ talks with Wood Group as both sides continue to look for a resolution to the current North Sea strike dispute.
Former offshore workers are swapping black gold for blackboards – and carving out new careers in the classroom.
Aberdeen oil and gas leaders yesterday warned the UK Government not to take its “eye off the ball” during Brexit negotiations.
The oil price drop has been severe, with a profound effect on the industry. Almost every business is reassessing how it operates and looking for ways to respond – cutting costs and discretionary capex, all the while enhancing production volumes to keep their head above water.
Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has drilled its North Sea Skipper field in the face of “operational challenges”.
Wood Group and trade unions yesterday remained tight lipped on the progress of crunch talks intended to settle a dispute involving North Sea workers.
Aberdeen has seen the steeped drop in Scottish house prices with price of an average home falling 6.8% to £212,598 in 2015. The fall in house prices reflects the decline in the oil and gas sector which has led to thousands of north east jobs lost. Read the article on Energy Voice.
In common with many other people across the north-east, Alex Mennie was devastated when he lost his job in the oil and gas industry.
Labour will pile the pressure on the Scottish Government today to release up-to-date figures on job losses in the offshore industry. SNP ministers have so far refused to publish estimates on the scale of redundancies in the north-east. Read the article on Energy Voice.
Premier Oil’s shares today entered day two of being suspended on the London Stock Exchange.
This footage shows another side of life offshore in the North Sea. Captured by worker Edward Rex Nantes, the video has already amassed more than 50,000 views on social media. Read the full article on our sister website Energy Voice.
BP’s Valhall platform in the North Sea is being evacuated by helicopter after a barge broke its anchor and was drifting towards the installation following a storm. Read the full article on our sister website Energy Voice.
This footage shows a huge waves hitting a North Sea platform during harsh weather. The video was uploaded just a couple of weeks after a rescue ship was caught on camera navigating massive waves in the North Sea. Read the full article and see the video on our sister website Energy Voice.
This time-lapse shows a self-installing platform which will help unlock more energy from deepwater, in waters off the coast of the Phillipines. It is the first offshore platform designed and built in the country. Read the full article and see the video on our sister website Energy Voice.
Wood Group has won a $31million contract from Carbon Creek on their coalbed methane asset in the Powder River basin in the US.
The billionaire owner of Grangemouth made his first move into the North Sea buying up gas fields from a Russian oligarch just days before the sale breached a government-imposed deadline.
Energy firm GE Oil and Gas today announced plans to cut jobs at its facility in Peterhead due to low oil prices. GE employs about 130 people at the base, where components used in the oil and gas industry are made. Read the full article on our sister website Energy Voice.
The GMB trade union has urged its counterpart, Unite, and North Sea industry chiefs to return to the negotiating table and hammer out a pay deal for offshore workers.
A landmark nuclear agreement has been reached with Iran after clearing final obstacles, a senior diplomat said today.
What: GE Oil & Gas’ family fun day