The story which sparked the most interest with Energy Voice readers this week was the news of BP placing North Sea operation staff on an equal time rota.
The oil giant will now move to a three on, three off shift pattern.
The move, which is also being considered by a number of other companies including Talisman and EnQuest, was announced to employees earlier this week.
Also in North Sea news, oil and gas workers agreed to press ahead with plans for a ballot on strike action after talks with employers in Aberdeen reached another stalemate.
Thousands of offshore workers are thought likely to vote for the first industrial action in the North Sea in a generation after an earlier consultative ballot by GMB and Unite indicated strong support.
Elsewhere in the industry, Royal Dutch Shell boss Ben van Beurden said the growing oil demand will create a daily shortfall equating to about 80 times the size of current North Sea output without more investment in production.
He suggested the gap between supply and demand could grow to 70million barrels per day by 2040, the equivalent of six times Saudi Arabia’s 2013 production and 80 times the size of today’s UK North Sea production.”
In other news, an offshore worker is in a stable condition after falling overboard from a rig.
Statoil said the incident happened in the early hours of Monday morning from the Seadrill West Hercules off Newfoundland & Labrador in Canada.
The Seadrill employee was recovered from the water using the Maersk Clipper rescue vessel and was transported back onto the rig.
And lastly, MOL Group confirmed it had made a new commercial discovery from an exploration well in Pakistan.
The company said the discovery was from the Mardan Khel-1 well in the TAL block where it is the operating shareholder.