Inaccurate pay practices by an asset integrity contractor working in the North Sea are to be considered by a global policy think tank, according to a trade union boss.
Firms paying cut-rate wages are stifling the flow of skilled oil and gas workers into the offshore wind sector, according to those representing North Sea seafarers.
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.
The UK diving industry may need to reassess its reporting culture in light of a serious incident off the coast of Australia, according to a union boss.
An offshore union has called for a “robust inspection regime” to be imposed after more than 100 workers were evacuated from a North Sea platform over structural concerns.
A union boss has called on operator EnQuest to be transparent about any structural issues with its Thistle platform in the North Sea.
A series of accidents and fatal events in the North Sea were catalysts for the formation of the Offshore Industry Liaison Committee (Oilc) 30 years ago.
The leader of RMT’s offshore branch believes it will continue to operate for at least another 30 years but must accept “change is coming”.
Chrysaor’s plan to put new workers on a standard offshore rota is a “breath of fresh air” according to a union boss.
Concerns were raised last night after a number of north-east workers at a global energy service firm were left in the dark over their future following the company’s announcement of a demerger.
A North Sea safety chief has revealed plans to assemble a new work group to tackle the thorny subject of offshore lifeboat evacuation training.
A union boss has criticised “unacceptable” pressure on workers in response to a report into a safety incident on a North Sea helicopter.
Many offshore workers have “lost faith” in employers’ commitment to safety standards, a union boss said.
A union boss has described an image of a crack found on an offshore helicopter as “scary stuff” and called for greater transparency for workers.
A trade union boss has urged environmental activists to “back off” and let North Sea rig workers get on with their jobs.
A new challenger has emerged for the dominant S-92 helicopter in the North Sea’s oil and gas sector.
A decade on since a fatal crash in the North Sea, helicopter transport remains the “biggest concern” for the offshore workforce.
A North Sea offshore supplier has denied exploiting non-EU workers - despite paying some little more than £3 an hour.
For the public at large an offshore worker is considered 'lucky' because - "they get half the year off!"
An offshore union boss has described a safety breach discovered on the Beryl Bravo platform as "a reflection is what is actually happening offshore".
Trade unions yesterday condemned North Sea workforce conditions claiming signs of the failings that led to Piper Alpha are “coming to the surface again”.
Oil and gas industry bosses have been urged to maintain the focus on safety in the face of new challenges within the sector.
Oil giant Total’s attempt to justify planned offshore rota changes was “arrogant, cynical and patronising”, a union boss has said.
Energy giant ConocoPhillips has confirmed plans to axe 450 jobs across the UK, reducing its headcount by more than a third.
The decision to send a group of oil workers ashore after they refused to get into lifeboats on a rig is “outrageous”, a union boss has said.