A union boss has defended the £500,000 price tag for a new research project into the health effects of North Sea offshore working patterns.
The North Sea's oil chaplain detects an “upswing” on mental health awareness offshore, but morale tends to be improved on installations with two-week rotas.
Production boost, lower salaries and rota changes see North Sea emerge as ‘cost-cutting power house’
The UK North Sea has emerged as a world leader in cost-cutting thanks to increased production, reduced salaries and rota changes, according to new analysis.
Changes to offshore rotas are “top of the list” for new workers coming into the business from ConocoPhillips, according to Chrysaor’s chief executive.
The UK's safety watchdog has served notice to energy giant Total over “failures” to assess risks around rota changes at the Shetland Gas Plant.
As workers adjust to recent changes in the offshore rota system, Nicole Stewart from behavioural change consultancy DEKRA Organisational Reliability, discusses the impact of certain offshore rota patterns on mental health.
Respol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK) has become the latest North Sea operator to announce it is reviewing 3/3 offshore rotas.
Shell will make a decision by the end of the year on whether to change its offshore rotas, amid questions around its effects on mental health.
The oil and gas sector shouldn’t be quick to draw a link between mental health issues and offshore rotas, an industry employment expert has said.