North Sea

Marathon fined £1.16m for North Sea platform blast


Marathon Oil UK has been fined more than £1 million for safety failures after a pipe ruptured and leaked more than two tonnes of high pressure, high temperature methane gas on a North Sea platform four years ago.

Middle East

Saudi Arabia says two oil tankers sabotaged


Saudi Arabia has said two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in attacks that caused "significant damage" to the vessels, one of them as it was en route to pick up Saudi oil to take to the US.

North Sea

ICR Integrity buys drone company


Oil and gas services group ICR Integrity of Aberdeen has muscled in on the drone-based inspections market by snapping up Sky-Futures Partners for an undisclosed sum.