Increasing pressure is being put on upstream operators to decarbonise their operations, from investors, the regulator and the wider public. But while North Sea energy companies are moving to cut emissions, they still have challenging assets on their hands.
Wood, the Aberdeen-headquartered energy services firm, has landed a five-year contract extension to its work on Taqa assets in the UK North Sea.
Drilling contractor Odfjell has been awarded a five-year contract with Taqa in the UK.
Eighteen offshore workers have been removed from the Taqa Brae platforms after several positive Covid-19 cases.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety notice after a support vessel collided with an offshore platform in the North Sea.
A man has died on a North Sea platform.
Freezing temperatures have resulted in several North Sea platforms being down-manned, with one understood to be facing a crew revolt over working conditions.
US firm Marathon Oil has confirmed plans to transfer a number of workers from one of its North Sea platforms due to a lack of fresh water.
An oil worker has died after falling ill and being airlifted from a North Sea platform.
Marathon Oil has been hit with two improvement notices over its Brae Alpha platform.
Production from a North Sea platform has resumed after it was shut down on Boxing Day.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said a gas leak on a North Sea platform on Boxing Day last year had exposed workers to an "unacceptable risk of serious personal injury from fire and explosion".
New documents show a gas leak on the Brae Alpha platform was categorised as "major" by the Health and Safety executive (HSE).
Production from a North Sea platform is expected to resume in the second quarter of the year after it was shut down on Boxing Day.
A shut down of a North Sea platform has moved into its eighteenth day after a suspected gas leak. Production was suspended on Boxing Day while a “comprehensive” investigation continues into the incident. The platform normally produces 21,000boepd – with an estimated 378,000 barrels on hold until operations have resumed.
An Aberdeen MP has written to Secretary of State Amber Rudd over the Brae Alpha platform leak in the North Sea. Aberdeen West politician Callum McCaig has called for more powers to be given to the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to allow operators to be hit with sanctions.
The Brae Alpha platform has moved into its thirteenth day in shut down as an investigation continue into the cause of a gas leak.
A North Sea platform has moved into its eleventh day of shut down as a "comprehensive" investigation by Marathon Oil continues into the cause of a gas leak. Production has been shut down since Boxing Day, with 73 workers remaining on board the platform, which is about 155miles north east of Aberdeen.
A North Sea platform is believed to have entered its tenth day in shut down as investigations continue into the cause of a gas leak on board the installation. Production was shut down on Marathon’s Brae Alpha platform on Boxing Day after an alarm was raised. It is believed 73 workers remain on board the platform which is about 155miles north east of Aberdeen.
A North Sea platform has entered its fifth day shut down as investigations continue into the cause of a gas leak on board the installation. Production was shut down on Marathon’s Brae Alpha platform after an alarm was raised on Boxing Day. Around 73 workers remain on board the platform which is about 155miles north east of Aberdeen.
A north Sea platform remained shut down last night after a gas line ruptured on board the Brae Alpha. US oil and gas giant Marathon said it was conducting a “comprehensive investigation” into the incident which happened on Boxing Day. The firm said 73 workers remain on board the platform which is which is about 155 miles north east of Aberdeen after initial plans to evacuate were called off.
Marathon's Brae Alpha platform remains out of operation while investigations continue into the cause of a gas leak on board the installation.
An investigation was to take place after three men had to be rescued from a boat near a North Sea platform. Crew members on board the daughter craft of the Grampian Courageous standby vessel were forced to call for help after the engine of the boat failed. Daughter craft are smaller, more maneuverable boats, that operate from bigger emergency response and rescue vessels.
The crew of a North Sea emergency response and rescue vessel were amazed to see a school of orca whales surround their ship, 155 nautical miles east of Aberdeen.