Two years ago, on the 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster we wrote about the challenges facing the North Sea: the large, experienced operators replaced with new entrants to the world of exploration, production and operatorship, the tight budgets and contractor margins.
Aberdeen-based offshore catering firm ESS Support Services Worldwide has announced plans to cut dozens of jobs due to a “dramatic decrease” in demand.
Offshore workers have said they’ve been “dumped” by a major recruitment firm after it decided not to offer the UK furlough scheme due to holiday pay concerns.
Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has ordered companies to limit the number of personnel at sites, in line with a directive from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
A union boss has stepped up calls for a support package for offshore workers amid concerns some may flout coronavirus advice in order to provide for their families.
A union has warned that “tens of thousands” of offshore jobs could be at risk as North Sea firms buckle under the pressure of the ongoing oil price “crisis”.
Energy giant BP has joined a list of operators working to reduce offshore crew numbers on its North Sea assets in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has confirmed there will be no new offshore licensing round in 2020 after implementing a “temporary pause”.
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Royal Dutch Shell Plc is pushing ahead on its massive deep-water drilling plan in Mexico, even as it doesn’t foresee production starting under the current government.
A looming tax change may be the “death knell” for many one-man band offshore contractors, a leading north-east accountant has warned.
Equinor and Orsted will lead a new group formed to tackle climate change by accelerating the deployment of offshore renewable energy technology.
Offshore services firm Bilfinger Salamis has made two appointments to oversee plans to double the size of its UK inspection business.
“You will never hear of someone stopping the job because of their mental health,” says Steve Beedie, a wellbeing campaigner for the offshore industry.
RMT plans to launch a mobile app next week which will allow workers to “whistleblow” on offshore safety incidents via their phones.
With North Sea helicopter safety in the spotlight, there will doubtless be many offshore workers once again spooked by having to commute to their places of work using a mode of transport that they would not ordinarily choose.
Combining a mixture of clinical and safety responsibilities can, in the right circumstances, be extremely effective and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the offshore oil and gas sector.
The world’s largest offshore drilling firm EnscoRowan has announced plans to change its name to Valaris.
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Maersk Drilling has delivered a bullish market outlook for 2019, despite a drop in revenues.
A North Sea helicopter had to return to base in Aberdeen after parts fell off during a flight, an investigation has found.
North Sea oil firm EnQuest has confirmed it will change rota patterns for hundreds of its offshore workers.
Offshore renewables schemes tailor made for their locations could be used to help develop industries such as whisky distilling and fish farming in remote coastal areas and islands, according to a new study.
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An offshore worker has been fined £300 for head-butting a policeman.