There is no doubt that the UK’s energy market is changing rapidly. In 2020, renewable energy accounted for 43% of the UK’s electricity generation. For the first time, clean power generated more electricity than fossil fuels.
health and safety
New research has shed light on the role of the Piper Alpha disaster in preventing further oil and gas releases in the North Sea.
Despite the ongoing uncertainties in the energy industry, Step Change in Safety’s commitment to make the UKCS the world’s safest basin is a reassuring constant.
Working on an offshore Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) project for three years without a lost time incident (LTI) is an achievement.
Future renewables developments will need to account for continually increasing expectations around health and safety, a legal expert has warned.
Seadrill Europe Management has been hit with a coercive fine after “serious breaches” were identified on one of its North Sea platform.
Aberdeen-headquartered Nucore Group has made a strong start to 2021, bagging two North Sea contracts worth a combined £1.2 million.
It would take a brave person to make a firm prediction as to what the energy industry will look like in the coming years.
Vysus Group has secured a framework agreement with Norway’s oil and gas safety watchdog.
Air Control Entech (ACE) has launched the “world’s first” lightweight optical gas imaging inspection system for use in the oil and gas industry.
‘We are not where we need to be’ – Equinor CEO pledges to improve safety after several ‘serious incidents’ in 2020
Equinor’s chief executive has vowed to toughen safety measures after the firm experienced “several serious incidents” throughout 2020.
An oil and gas worker had to be airlifted off a North Sea platform earlier this month after they were struck on the head by a crane hook.
Norway’s offshore health and safety watchdog has identified several “serious breaches” on board one of Equinor’s North Sea platforms.
Petronas has said it is “deeply saddened” after a maintenance vessel crashed into a platform in the South China Sea, killing two people.
Increasing manning levels offshore is the "only way" the North Sea sector will be able to clear its growing maintenance backlog, according to oil and gas safety chiefs.
Norway’s offshore health and safety watchdog has launched an investigation after a “serious” incident on board a mobile drilling facility.
A union boss said yesterday that the difficulty of balancing platform maintenance backlogs against the risk of Covid-19 outbreaks was putting North Sea workers in a “dangerous situation”.
It’s hoped a new “cutting-edge” tool to improve health and safety in offshore renewables could save the industry millions of pounds every year.
North Sea safety bosses have insisted the oil and gas industry is “still in control”, despite a recent resurgence of Covid-19 offshore.
The coronavirus pandemic is of a scale and severity which none of us have seen before, but we shouldn’t take for granted the true value of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry’s culture of safety.
Based on his recent MSc research at Cranfield University, Dr Bill Robb of Safety Improvers, proposes that human factors applications could be even more effective.
A leading North Sea safety specialist has spoken out on his battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and his hopes to raise awareness of the terminal illness.
The oil and gas industry has a “clear and robust” plan to tackle leaks in the UK North Sea, a sector trade body said today.
A new conference has been announced which will focus on the most pressing health and safety issues in the North Sea.
Reflecting on safety, diving contractor KD Marine’s managing director, Hamish Petersen, thinks back to a lecture at Aberdeen University around a decade ago titled “Is HSE going to be the end of the North Sea?”