Oil major Shell has been hit with an improvement notice for its Clipper asset in the Southern North Sea after it was found some inspections had not been carried out for at least 12 years.
North Sea operator EnQuest has been hit with an improvement notice by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a gas leak.
An investigation is underway after the extraction of crude petroleum from a jack-up rig in the North Sea when a crane boom collapsed.
Shell has been reprimanded by the Health and Safety Executive after workers were placed in danger following a gas leak on a North Sea installation.
A Hampshire-based energy company has been fined for releasing natural gas and crude oil.
Oil major BP has been handed an improvement notice after a suspected leak on its ETAP (Eastern Trough Area Project) platform in the North Sea.
The Health and Safety Executive has served two improvement notices on Centrica relating to the Central Morecambe platform in the East Irish Sea.
Marathon Oil has been hit with an improvement notice by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) after a gas leak on its Brae Alpha installation in the North Sea. The company will have until April next year to comply with the notice following the incident 170 miles north east of Aberdeen. The leak happened in June inside the West Brae Caisson on the installation.
Oil major Shell has been handed an improvement notice by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) after a gas leak earlier this year. The company launched an investigation in January this year after a suspected gas leak near to the Curlew FPSO(Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel in the North Sea. Shell has now been ordered to make improvements by the HSE following the incident.
A safety alert has been issued after a faulty piece of equipment led to a gas leak on an offshore platform.
The current director of Health, Safety, Security and Employment (HSSE) at Oil & Gas UK is set to retire this week. Robert Paterson will step down from his position after eight years with the industry body after originally joining from the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) offshore division. Paterson was closely involved with the post-Piper Alpha offshore regulatory framework for health and safety, operational strategy development and direction and in providing legal and enforcement advice and guidance to inspectors.
Oil at $50 a barrel or less is having a huge impact on the North Sea industry. Thousands of jobs have been shed already or are vulnerable. Cutbacks are to the fore . . . capex and opex and while it is claimed that safety will never be compromised, offshore workers are worried and, as should be clear from this exclusive Q&A with Susan Mackenzie, director of the Hazardous Installations Directorate, the HSE will be uncompromising. Mackenzie: Our basic approach won’t change. The key objectives in our strategy including asset integrity, competence, workforce engagement and leadership are as important now as they have ever been. Operators and contractors must still control risks to their workers, especially those risks that could give rise to a major accident. Failure to do so threatens workers, production and profitability. My inspectors will continue to focus on major accident risk control and take action if they find standards are inadequate. I want to see safe production maintained, and I believe my inspectors have a key role in stimulating the industry to achieve this.