They are two words inextricably linked with tragedy and human loss on an unprecedented scale in the history of offshore energy.
North Sea oil companies will commit to developing between 12 and 16 new fields in 2018, more than in the last three years put together, a new report said.
More than 1million additional barrels of oil are expected to be unlocked through a sidetrack well in the central North Sea later this year.
The first North Sea decommissioning contract to be secured by the Port of Cromarty Firth (PCF) has been hailed as a “tremendous boost for local companies and workers” by the organisation’s chief executive.
A Scottish electrical firm plans to expand its workforce by almost 200 in the next five years.