Plans for the breakup of a rusty oil rig hull currently languishing in the waters off Shetland’s need to be carried out before it becomes an “eyesore”, according to the MP for the region.
The “vast majority” of UK offshore oil infrastructure will be decommissioned in Britain despite competition from Norwegian yards for the biggest jobs, a market expert claimed.
Stormy weather battered the north and north-east over the weekend, with strong winds ripping an oil platform from a pier in Shetland.
A union boss has called on operator EnQuest to be transparent about any structural issues with its Thistle platform in the North Sea.
The £60billion North Sea decommissioning market is on the cusp of its first major cycle, a new report said.
Veolia, the company responsible for the decommissioning and recycle of the Buchan Alpha oil production vessel, has donated around 150kg of leftover foodstuffs to the Shetland Foodbank.
Police have confirmed they are investigating a thrill-seeker who climbed to the top of Buchan Alpha oil rig in Shetland while dressed as Spider-Man.
Incredible video footage of a thrillseeker who took a "selfie" from the top of an oil rig in Shetland has been published online.
A thrillseeker has climbed to the top of the towering Buchan Alpha platform currently being decommissioned in Shetland - dressed as Spiderman.
Energy services group, Global Energy, has today announced the successful removal of three thrusters from the Buchan Alpha rig, currently under decommission.
Lerwick Port Authority has published a video showing the Buchan Alpha platform being towed in the harbour.
The arrival of a 12,000 tonne oil production vessel for scrapping has been welcomed as “great news for Shetland” by Scotland’s energy minister.
The Buchan Alpha oil production vessel has been towed to the north-east of Lerwick Harbour ahead of scrapping.
The decommissioning of a North Sea platform will create 35 jobs in Shetland.
Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK) said today that it plans to suspend output from the Buchan Alpha platform in the North Sea in April.