Energy Voice article – The Human Cost of Covid and Commodity Price Crash
Oil and Gas UK
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.
Boris Johnson has “assured” MPs that the UK Government is working on a sector deal for the crisis-hit oil and gas industry.
Call for Scottish Government to engage Westminster over lack of clarity on North Sea furlough scheme
A north-east MSP has called for the Scottish Government to engage Westminster and provide clarity to North Sea firms over who qualifies for the Covid-19 furlough scheme.
Norway has outlined plans for “extremely rare” changes to its tax regime to save the crisis-hit oil industry which would be “very welcome” for UK firms, according to an expert.
North Sea operator Ithaca Energy intends to make redundancies from its onshore workforce by the end of 2020, its chief executive has confirmed.
Drilling firm Valaris has set out plans to cut up to 332 jobs across its offshore rig fleet as contracts are cancelled amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Offshore unions have claimed more than 3,500 UK workers "could be displaced by September" amid the oil price crisis and called for an urgent summit with Westminster politicians.
Many firms ‘torn’ between protecting business and supporting staff with furlough scheme, OGUK boss says
Many North Sea oil and gas firms are currently “torn” between protecting the long-term sustainability of their business and supporting those staff whose jobs were connected to now delayed or cancelled projects, according to an Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) boss.
The Deepwater Horizon disaster forced the UK North Sea to “sharpen up its act”, reminding the sector of the “consequences of getting things wrong”, according to industry leaders.
An oil and gas representative body said it has been “very clear” on the messaging over Covid-19 offshore testing, but that it “takes time” after one oil major sent workers offshore prior to receiving their results.
The UK oil and gas industry is in the grip of a “crisis” that could jeopardise North Sea production and the energy transition, a trade union boss has warned.