OIL and gas industry leaders warned last night that coastguard cuts could leave the emergency service struggling to cope with a major incident in the North Sea.
UK Energy minister Charles Hendry today praised the engineering skills and industry collaboration which created a £9million subsea capping device.
A key element in the UK offshore industry's oilspill response capability is being launched by Energy Minister Charles Hendry at Offshore Europe today.
OIL from Shell's Gannet Alpha spill is unlikely to reach the Scottish coast - but environmentalists still fear its impact.
Safety bosses claimed last night that the focus on preventing major disasters in the North Sea has led some offshore companies to neglect general maintenance.
NEW training and consultancy firm IC Training has opened in Aberdeen to deliver an integrated package of training solutions for oil and gas businesses internationally, aimed at ensuring competence in the workforce in technical and operational disciplines.
WHEN the Piper Alpha oil platform exploded in the North Sea 20 years ago, it fell to various agencies to scramble their resources and deal with the blaze, the fatalities, the bereaved families and the aftermath.