Oil workers are set to return to a North Sea platform evacuated after a cargo vessel carrying cargo waste began drifting towards it. The Denmark-registered Parida, which was carrying a cargo of radioactive waste from Scrabster to Antwerp, lost engine power after a fire broke out in one of her funnels at about 8pm on Monday.
Calls have been made for a safety review after a blaze on a cargo ship carrying radioactive waste forced the evacuation of a North Sea oil platform. The Danish ship, MV Parida, suffered a fire in one of its funnels on Tuesday evening and the crew shut down the engines as they tried to carry out repairs.
Oil workers had to be evacuated from a platform in the North Sea after a cargo vessel carrying radioactive waste began drifting towards it. The Denmark-registered Parida, which was carrying a cargo of radioactive concrete waste from Scrabster to Antwerp, lost engine power after a fire broke out in one of her funnels at about 8pm on Monday.
The cost for operators to decommission rigs in the North Sea is expected to cost around £10 billion in the next eight years. Acteon company, Claxton, has created an infographic showing all the costs involved with decommissioning in the region.
HeliOffshore, a global safety-focused organisation formed by major providers of offshore helicopter transportation, has gone live and will be formally launched this month.
Women account for less than 10% of the engineering workforce in the UK, research has shown. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) found 16 was the critical age at which females were lost to a potential career in the sector.
A fire at an offshore natural gas platform which forced four people on board to be evacuated has been extinguished by firefighters. The Baker platform in Alaska is operated by Houston-based Hilcorp Energy and a no-fly zone of two miles was put in place.
We’ve all seen horrific photos of people going around, through or under barriers at railway crossings and just making it across the track before a train comes thundering through. They are extreme examples of how we all take risks to save a few precious minutes.
A quality solutions provider has teamed up with an Aberdeen-based extreme sports centre to provide training for the oil and gas industry.
A man who contracted Ebola in Nigeria evaded surveillance and infected a doctor who later died, health authorities say.
Scotland’s top prosecutor has made a landmark legal move to access the black box recorder from a Super Puma which crashed last August killing four oil workers on board.
Norwegian offshore service firm SH Group is opening a new business unit in Sandnes to address the planned change in Norway’s safety regulations.
The new Category A emergency breathing system (CA-EBS) has been donned for the first time by a group of offshore workers flying out to North Sea installations.
Independent oil producer EnQuest has achieved a major safety milestone after recording a total of 11 years without a lost time incident (LTI) across three of its North Sea producing assets.
A call was today made for oil and gas companies to play a more active role in the fight against HIV.
As part of Energy Voice’s series examining the monumental transformation the offshore helicopter industry is undergoing, The Press and Journal’s energy editor Jeremy Cresswell took a dive to give his own verdict.
Oil firms were last night withdrawing staff from Nigeria and Liberia after the World Health Organisation declared the Ebola outbreak to be an international public health emergency.
New European laws will have a “detrimental impact" on safety standards in the UK offshore oil and gas industry, an industry lawyer has warned.
Oil and gas industry skills body Opito has announced changes to its underwater safety training for the Gulf of Mexico offshore workforce.
A new online course is set to test the oil and gas workforce’s basic awareness of well control safety post Macondo.
The health of oil and gas workers is to be put under the spotlight at a special event in Aberdeen next month.
Children currently living near Sellafield or Dounreay nuclear plants are not at an increased risk of developing cancer compared to peers in other parts of Britain, researchers have said.
Oil and gas training body Opito has opened nominations for its inaugural skills awards.
InterOil Corp., Total SA’s partner in a natural gas venture in Papua New Guinea, said it suspended drilling in a nearby exploration block due to high pressures that can threaten the safety of the rig.
Altor Risk Group has been bought by a Middle Eastern rival.