European Union plans to take regulatory control of the North Sea industry would be more damaging to oil and gas operators than a spill, according to analysts.
Health, Safety & Environment
Sodexo said yesterday it had received its 13th consecutive British Safety Council (BSC) International Award.
The Super Puma helicopter has experienced a troubled recent history.
FRESH safety fears have been raised over the helicopters used to fly hundreds of oil and gas workers offshore every day.
Greenpeace has sent a ship to the Elgin platform to take samples of the air and water.
Wild Well Control was involved in BP's huge operation after the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
An elite team of offshore crisis engineers is preparing to board Total's abandoned Elgin platform to halt a dangerous gas leak.
Total has played down fears other wells on the Elgin platform could suffer the same fate as the one spraying gas over the North Sea.
A US company which helped tackle the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been called in to help avert disaster at the Elgin platform.
The UK Government's energy minister has pledged that more information about oil and gas spills in the North Sea will be made public.
Total has suspended drilling operations on two rigs in the North Sea so they can be used in a major operation to help stop the Elgin platform gas leak.
Philippe Guys, Total E&P UK managing director, today spoke to reporters about the incident on the Elgin platform 150 miles east of Aberdeen.
Labour praised the "quick thinking" of workers on the North Sea's Elgin platform yesterday for preventing an even more serious incident.
A trade union has renewed calls for the evacuation of up to 200 more people working within a few miles of the North Sea platform at the centre of a gas leak.
Total said yesterday that it had found the source of its leak on the Elgin platform - but has yet to decide how to stop it.
Europe wants to change compensation rules to make offshore companies liable for environmental damage they cause at sea.
Sunday: Total launches an emergency evacuation of about 200 staff from the Elgin/Franklin platforms and the Rowan Viking drilling rig after gas is found to be leaking following a "well control problem". Initially 27 workers are left but all are later evacuated. A three-mile no-fly zone is put in place around the platforms.
French energy company Total has said it has identified the source of its leak on the Elgin platform in the north Sea.
First Minister Alex Salmond said last night that public organisations had met to discuss how they could help Total stop the gas leak on the Elgin platform.
The Scottish environment secretary has called for "absolute transparency" over the gas leak on the Elgin platform.
Total is considering sending its own teams into the exclusion zones around the Elgin platform despite fears it could explode.
A hydrocarbon release (HCR) reporting system was set up in 1992 by the Health and Safety Executive following a recommendation made by Lord Cullen in his report on the Piper Alpha disaster. HCR information is regarded within the industry as an offshore installation management performance indicator.
The swift evacuation from the Elgin platform shows the UK offshore safety regime works and should not be changed by Brussels, an MP said last night.
An Aberdeen firm which specialises in workplace health and nutrition is working with an oil and gas service group to raise funds for a new mobile blood-donation bus for the north and north-east
Trade body Oil and Gas UK and Step Change in Safety have announced the finalists for next month's UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards.