Most oil firms would be “very wary” of trying to enforce a “no jab, no job” vaccine policy for its workforce, according to a top employment lawyer.
Ithaca Energy is reducing the number of crew on one of its North Sea installations after a Covid-19 outbreak.
An Aberdeen-based drilling contractor has launched a petition urging the UK Government to give oil workers returning from overseas a full quarantine exemption.
John Swinney has been accused of “dithering” over a coronavirus quarantine exemption for oil and gas staff amid growing anger over a lack of clear answers for workers and their families.
Nicola Sturgeon said today that the Scottish Government would “consider” excusing Scots from having to quarantine in hotels on their return from overseas oil jobs.
An Aberdeen chauffeur firm carried out two roundtrips of more than 1000 miles in as many days as part of efforts to help oil and gas workers during the pandemic.
A trade union boss says making Scots go into quarantine hotels when they return from overseas oil jobs is “utter madness”.
Scottish residents who travel abroad to work in the oil and gas sector will be required to quarantine upon their return.
A number of staff at an Aberdeen-based helicopter firm are self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.
Neptune Energy today announced it has donated 50 laptops to support online learning for pupils at two London schools, following reports of a major shortage of computer equipment for schoolchildren.
BP is reducing the number of workers on one of its North Sea platforms after an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases recorded on board.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has said oil and gas workers travelling back into Scotland could be granted exemption from enforced quarantine measures.
Covid-19 deaths at Mexico’s state-owned oil giant accelerated last month at the fastest pace since August amid a second wave of infections in the nation.
An Aberdeen charity is quite literally taking stock as many offices in Europe’s oil and gas capital now lie empty.
Workers and unions have accused an Aberdeen-headquartered energy services firm of refusing to pay staff that have been forced to quarantine due to Covid-19 concerns.
Ithaca Energy has restarted production on its FPF-1 platform in the North Sea following a Covid outbreak two weeks ago.
The rapid roll out of Covid-19 vaccinations offers some light at the end of the tunnel after a year of restrictions, economic hardship and illness, and has been welcomed by most of the population. However, some remain concerned about the speed at which the vaccines have been developed. Surveys have reported that perhaps a third of UK citizens would be reluctant to receive the vaccine for various reasons including the potential unknown, long-term side-effects.
Several crew members on an Aberdeen registered vessel were left needing hospital treatment after a Covid-19 outbreak on board.
More than a dozen workers have been removed from a North Sea installation after two separate cases of Covid-19 were detected on board.
French giant Total has become the latest oil company to suffer a serious outbreak of Covid-19 on one of its UK North Sea facilities.
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) is calling for North Sea workers to be able to receive a Covid vaccine “as a priority” after a spike in virus-related evacuations in recent weeks.
A Covid outbreak at Score Group has led to 33 employees self-isolating.
Organisers of Subsea Expo said today they had made the “difficult but sensible” decision to call off this year’s event due to the worsening of the Covid-19 pandemic.
More than 300 corporations and NGOs have signed a pledge to tackle the crew change crisis and improve health protocols.
A north-east charity is asking for donations of surplus offshore thermal wear to help its staff and service users keep warm in the depths of winter.