Discussions are ongoing that could avoid swathes of North Sea oil workers having to return home in the event of a Covid-19 breakout.
The Scottish Conservatives have called for a solution to help oil and gas workers returning from ‘red list’ countries and forced to quarantine.
The number of people working in the offshore oil and gas sector has returned to levels not seen since before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Quarantine hotels for oil and gas workers are to remain in place, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon saying “public safety is paramount”.
Subsea 7 has confirmed 10 crew members on a North Sea supply vessel have tested positive for Covid-19.
Dozens of North Sea workers have been flown home after an outbreak of Covid-19 on an accommodation vessel.
The Scottish Government has decided not to let up quarantine rules for oil and gas workers returning from overseas, deciding that doing so would be “too risky”.
A company director has voiced concerns after he was given a rapid all-clear Covid result –before he had even taken a test.
After losing his job last year due to the pandemic, an Aberdeen engineer is using his recent success to offer those in a similar situation employment.
Further Covid-19 cases have been recorded on a North Sea accommodation vessel following outbreak earlier this week.
Shell has said it is taking “all appropriate precautions” after a handful of Covid-19 cases were detected aboard an accommodation vessel stationed on one of its North Sea fields.
A deal involving Uganda, Tanzania and Total has been pushed back, following the death of Tanzanian President John Magufuli.
Pressure is increasing on the Scottish Government to perform a U-turn and release seafarers stranded in a quarantine hotel.
‘The loophole is ridiculous’: Mix-up leaves north seafarers missing vital family time stranded in quarantine hotel in Edinburgh
Seafarers told they were heading home to spend quality time with family have instead been left stranded “like prisoners” in a quarantine hotel after arriving in Scotland hours before exemption rules were updated.
The Scottish Government is being urged to set a date for reviewing current restrictions for Scots returning from oil jobs overseas.
OGUK report underlines need for ‘vital support’, says 30,000 job losses remains ‘reasonable estimate’
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has warned that the UK’s energy transition is at risk of stalling unless the industry receives “vital support” from government.
In the last year, the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the risks of working in what was already one of the most hostile environments on Earth. But, with the first anniversary of the outbreak not long in our collective rear-view mirrors, offshore workers in the North Sea are facing a twin threat: emerging new variants of the virus and increasing Covid-fatigue and complacency.
Protests continued in Senegal on March 8 as a leading opposition politician faced charges of sexual assault.
BP has informed thousands of staff members they will not return to the office full-time when the pandemic lifts, a news report said.
The testing, inspection and certification firm at the centre of the north-east Brazilian Covid scare has spoken out about the unfolding health crisis.
Scotland’s National Clinical Director has confirmed the trio who tested positive in Aberdeen for the Brazilian Covid variant worked in oil and gas.
Three of the north-east’s top oil and gas industry training providers share their insights on the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic and energy transition with emeritus editor Jeremy Cresswell.
An oil boss has warned that government hotel quarantine rules are pushing north-east workers and their families to “breaking point”.
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.