A trade union boss has suggested creating a “job share” scheme to help safeguard North Sea oil industry workers’ positions until offshore activity ramps up next year.
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A proposed new North Sea collective bargaining agreement will level the playing field for service companies and give workers more protection during turbulent times, industry chiefs said.
North Sea helicopter bosses created some turbulence of their own last month with eyebrow-raising statements about competition and pricing pressures.
The North Sea oil industry’s old guard is concerned that the sector’s regulator is “losing balance” as a result of its efforts to help government meet net-zero targets, a top boss has claimed.
Over eight actions identified by the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry as essential if it is to realise a successful future in a lower carbon future have already been delivered, with a further 20 underway, despite the pressures heaped on the sector by the coronavirus pandemic.
Representative body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has welcomed bosses from BP, Neptune Energy and CHC Helicopter onto its board.
The drive to ensure the UK oil and gas sector is taking collective action to stimulate its own recovery will be thrown into focus in an industry webinar next week.
Making asymptomatic testing available for all offshore workers could be critical in ensuring the industry can meet increased energy demands during the winter months, according to safety bosses.
An offshore safety boss has blamed a local outbreak in Aberdeen for a rise in the number of North Sea workers that have come into contact with people showing symptoms of Covid-19.
Safety concerns have been raised after figures revealed a 55-tonne gas leak at the Apache Beryl Alpha platform in the North Sea.
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The leading representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector has partnered with Skills Development Scotland to signpost support for oil and gas workers impacted by redundancy.
Safety leaders have voiced concerns that a backlog of maintenance work may have built up offshore during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A leading industry body has revealed suspected Covid-19 cases offshore have continued to fall due to “effective industry-wide measures”.
New plans to extend the life of a UK North Sea field were last night hailed as a potential boost for the oil and gas industry at a difficult time.
A continuous improvement (CI) professional has started up an Aberdeen consultancy which she believes can support North Sea industry’s post-Covid transformation.
Shell's North Sea boss has said firms will be “very rapidly” challenged by the economics of reducing emissions, calling for collaboration, government and regulatory support.
A £62million Scottish Government support package has been unveiled to help oil and gas firms make a green recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.
It’s too soon to know with any certainty how Covid-19 will affect our lives in the weeks, months and even years to come. The true scale of the impact of the pandemic and the measures needed to save lives remains to be seen.
Energy sector leaders have welcomed the UK Government’s intention to replace an EU emissions-busting scheme with its own version which “goes further” on reductions.
The UK Government’s furlough scheme is unlikely to “stem the tide” of oil industry job losses as employers are told to start contributing to wages in the coming months, lawyers and politicians said.
More than 300 people have signed up to attend OGUK’s first-ever D&I webinar to further explore opportunities to improve diversity and inclusion in what remains a challenging landscape for the UK oil and gas industry.
The “astonishing” changes in the world oil market have left the North Sea industry facing a “very tough” future, a top petroeconomist has warned.
Aberdeen-based oil and gas support vessel operator North Star Shipping has told crews it plans to make around 100 people redundant.
The dust might be starting to settle on some issues around Covid-19, but the impact it may have on North Sea decommissioning is very much up in the air.