Calls are being made to address women working offshore in the North Sea facing risk due to poorly-fitting PPE safety gear.
Health, Safety & Environment
BW Offshore has been ordered to improve after workers were put in serious danger on Harbour Energy’s (LON: HBR) Catcher field.
Able UK fined £200k after worker sustained life-threatening injuries while dismantling the Brent Bravo platform
A civil engineering company has been sentenced after a worker suffered life-threatening injuries while working to decommission a former North Sea oil and gas installation.
‘Lives were endangered’ – Union boss hits out at North Sea safety culture after supply ship crashes into oil rig
A leading union chief says a collision between an oil rig and a supply vessel in the North Sea is the result of “commercial pressure” on safety.
Valaris has been criticised by the safety watchdog after a North Sea supply ship sustained "significant damage" after crashing into one of its offshore rigs.
The global Oil and Gas Industry has grown exponentially in the last 20 years seeing a 50% increase. Global dependency on these companies has never been so important as it is today, with growth parameters indicating energy demand to double by 2050.
Higher oil prices may act as a “compelling driver” for North Sea operators to face up to their maintenance and operational backlogs.
A survivor of Piper Alpha has returned to an environment involving flames for the first time since the tragic incident 33 years ago to raise safety awareness.
An Aberdeenshire safety firm is forecasting a revenue bump after striking a deal with a global operational risk management company.
There is no doubt that the UK’s energy market is changing rapidly. In 2020, renewable energy accounted for 43% of the UK’s electricity generation. For the first time, clean power generated more electricity than fossil fuels.
Though nearly a decade old, training provided by Maersk’s Offshore Simulation and Innovation Centre (MOSAIC) complex in Svendborg, Denmark is far from dated.
Despite the ongoing uncertainties in the energy industry, Step Change in Safety’s commitment to make the UKCS the world’s safest basin is a reassuring constant.
“It was very much a large bean can, but it became more sophisticated,” Alex Urquhart said of the simulator he designed.
The oil and gas industry is vast, complex and heavily relies on millions of workers worldwide to keep it moving. The sector has made progress in recent years to better protect workers and tighten up safety standards, which is reflected in the decreasing number of sector-wide fatalities. As a major hazard industry nevertheless, common and health and safety exposures remain.
A four-legged robot "dog" is helping scientists in Scotland research how the machines can help people working in hazardous environments such as oil platforms and refineries.
Draeger Marine and Offshore, a division of The Draeger Group, a €3.4 billion international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has today welcomed a new 3-year renewal of a global partnership with Shell.
Last month’s OGUK HSE Conference was inevitably going to involve discussions on Covid. It is inevitable, but also incredible, to reflect on how fast the industry adapted and worked together to manage the pandemic.
An investigation has been launched following the death of a worker several months after he was injured at a major north port.
A pulsating task filmed on an oil rig in the Highlands for a hardcore reality TV series will hit the small screen soon.
ChampionX has praised the ongoing safety efforts of its regional workforce in continental Europe for achieving the company’s ‘Goal Zero’ safety target for the tenth year in a row.
A Shell employee was taken to hospital following an incident at the St Fergus gas terminal.
North Sea installations could soon be kitted out with NASA-inspired technology to watch for dangerous gas leaks.
Step Change in Safety, the UK’s member-led energy safety organisation, says its “Life Saving Rule” quarterly safety theme has landed well with industry.
3t Energy has appointed a new finance director for its training division with the goal of driving “ambitious” global growth plans.
It would take a brave person to make a firm prediction as to what the energy industry will look like in the coming years.