In years to come thousands of former oil and gas workers will look back to 2015 and say; that was the year...... and most likely finish the line with; I left the industry! There will be variations on the theme; I was made redundant; or I started a new career; I got sacked or hounded out, or perhaps, I retired from the industry.
THREE North Sea platforms have been shut down and about 100 workers evacuated after a gas leak was discovery.
Offshore workers have been asked by their bosses to transfer to installations by basket transfer from boats, it emerged yesterday.
Offshore firms are considering using boats as a contingency to bring workers back to shore, a union leader said last night.
Offshore workers are "frustrated" at a lack of information on what caused a Super Puma helicopter to ditch in the North Sea, union officials said yesterday.
Bond Offshore has resumed helicopter flights which had been suspended after one of its Super Pumas ditched in the North Sea.
Offshore union officials last night described an emergency meeting held to discuss issues raised by last week's North Sea ditching as "frustrating".
Offshore union officials expressed "grave concern" yesterday over the safety of workers being transported to oil and gas platforms by Bond helicopters.
Fears have been expressed that the highly-explosive gas pouring out of Total's Elgin platform could also start leaking from one of seven other wells.
A UNION leader for offshore workers has welcomed a report into safety and environmental regulation in the UK oil and gas industry.
The offshore industry is being warned that more needs to be done to prevent a deepwater drilling disaster off Scotland's coast.
Production from a Shell platform in the North Sea has been virtually halted for an unknown period after a gas problem in one of its legs.
A health and safety boss at oil giant Shell yesterday called for equipment and training given to North Sea workers to be simplified.
FIRST Minister Alex Salmond will be at Offshore Europe today, but is expected to leave by late morning.
AN INTERNATIONAL oil service firm is shedding nearly a quarter of its workforce at a site in Northern Ireland.
Plans by energy giant BP to make cost-cutting moves on its North Sea platforms are to be challenged by contractor employees, it emerged yesterday.
Union bosses are poised to appeal to Scotland's highest civil court over a ruling that offshore workers are not entitled to extra paid leave under working-time regulations.
THE grounding of two models of Super Puma affects just over half the fleets of leading North Sea helicopter firms.
A leading oil industry organisation yesterday insisted all safety requirements will be met in the wake of the North Sea helicopter crash which killed 16 people.
Apache was accused yesterday of breaking ranks with other North Sea operators and refusing to comply with an agreement on paid leave and pay increases for contractor employees.