North Sea

North Sea

‘Pilot error’ blamed for crash

Pilot error ultimately led to a helicopter crash off Shetland and the death of four passengers, a fatal accident inquiry was told on its final day yesterday.

North Sea

Remembering Ocean Odyssey

The blowout on the Ocean Odyssey exploration rig in 1988 is often overshadowed by Piper Alpha but is a significant event in oil & gas history.Derek Beddows, Archer Knight’s Director of Diving and Safety Services, recalls his time as part of the response, and the pioneering work which went into capping the well, 32 years ago this week.