US offshore regulators expect to send "notices of violation", which would precede civil fines, as early next week to oil giant BP, driller Transocean and oilfield service firm Halliburton after an investigation into last year's Macondo spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Health, Safety & Environment
Major changes are under way to make offshore helicopter travel safer following the two Super Puma accidents in 2009.
THE crew of a Super Puma helicopter which crashed into the North Sea have been blamed for the accident - and safety chiefs want a review to make sure it never happens again.
Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has confirmed that a full report will be sent to the procurator fiscal after a probe is held into the worst oil spill in the North Sea for more than a decade.
The UK's offshore health and safety regime could be adopted across Europe after a vote by politicians in Strasbourg tomorrow.
More than a third of offshore workers who took part in a survey noted near misses not being reported.
Offshore survival training specialist Survivex, of Aberdeen, said Tuesday it had awarded a one-year contract worth £200,000 to Entier, the Granite City-based catering and hotel support services company.
Aberdeen occupational health specialist Abermed has appointed Dr Steve Boorman as medical director for UK health services.
BP SAID yesterday it was forced to deal with another incident on the same North Sea oil platform that was shut down by a fire in July.
OIL giant BP is set to take another battering after a US judge ruled thousands of fishermen and business owners hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster could sue for punitive damages, it was reported yesterday.
THE safe removal of up to 660 tonnes of oil from the damaged pipeline in the Gannet field in the North Sea will take weeks, Shell has revealed.
MAERSK Oil has awarded a six-figure contract to TWMA to handle and dispose of subsea structures and equipment damaged during a North Sea storm earlier this year.
The 15th Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Oil and Gas Survey, sponsored by law firm McGrigors, has been launched.
OIL giant BP has paid out more than £3billion to 204,434 victims of last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg said yesterday.
ABERDEEN-BASED inspection and repair firm RBG has taken on Ian Henderson as president of its Kazakhstan business unit. Mr Henderson, from the Granite City and who has held senior roles at Statoil, FosterWheeler and Halliburton, joined RBG in March.
A NEW report into the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster last year has said there was a failure to react to signs that the well was getting out of control.
A HERCULES aircraft and two ships capable of dealing with a potential major oil spill have been put on standby as Shell continues its battle to plug a North Sea leak.
OIL from Shell's Gannet Alpha spill is unlikely to reach the Scottish coast - but environmentalists still fear its impact.
GREENLAND was due last night to publish its oilspill-response plan, according to reports.
NORTH Sea helicopter company Bristow said yesterday it was continuing to lead safety innovation in the aviation industry.
The UK division of French energy giant Total has been told to shape up after it failed to adequately protect employees on one of its North Sea platforms from exposure to harmful substances.
Aker Solutions said yesterday three of its Aberdeen-based divisions - Aker Offshore Partner, Aker Subsea and Aker MH - had received NHS Healthy Working Lives bronze awards in recognition of their efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of staff.
NORTH-EAST company Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI) received a prestigious business award yesterday in recognition of technology which prevents unintentional lifeboat launches.