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.
Health & Safety
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.
ABERDEEN Business School (ABS) has carried out key research into the role of information systems in enhancing health and safety in the oil and gas industry.
North-east oil and gas explorer Xcite Energy has told the UK Government that it would be impossible for a surface oil spill to happen at its Bentley field.
THE crew of a North Sea offshore-supply vessel were treated to a sit-down lunch on the deck of their ship to mark a safety record milestone yesterday.
Official figures out today show the number of oil or gas leaks which could lead to major incidents on installations in UK waters has fallen.