Gallery: The energy sector’s best read stories

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The most read story on Energy Voice this week was the news of BG Group’s new contract on a flotel damaged by North Sea gales.

Life boats on the Safe Bristolia were damaged last October when a huge wave lashed the vessel that was in place to offer accommodation to workers on BG’s North Everest platform.

The move has saved the firm more than £18million.

Also in the headlines this week, Wood MacKenzie has claimed Upstream’s cost deflation will be be “inevitable” for the North Sea industry as it continues to emerge from a period of intense development activity.

The energy analysts said the busy period has caused severe cost inflation as operators competed for access to services.

Elsewhere in the industry, the head of Fairfield Energy was reported to be stepping down later this year.

David Peattie joined the company four years ago after moving from oil major BP, where he had once headed its operations in Russia.

According to reports he made the move just as the company announced it was set to decommission its Dunlin Alpha platform.

Meanwhile, Deirdre Michie warned that there would be no winners if unions pressed ahead with industrial action in the North Sea.

The chief executive of Oil & Gas UK, said more than 5,000 sector jobs had been lost in the North Sea and more cuts were to come.

And lastly, the UK said it would aim to maximise domestic oil and gas production and curb the spread of onshore wind farms.

The move comes as the government leans toward maintaining energy security over cutting carbon emissions.