A North Sea operator has been slammed for the “dangerous and damaging” release of tonnes of oil into a marine protected area in the UK.
A North Sea union boss has called out the “staggering situation” whereby UK regulators are not investigating Sunday’s offshore rig incident when a worker went missing.
When asked to put together my reflections of the year gone and predictions for the year to come, I felt depressed. The line, “you couldn’t make this up” was foremost in my mind - no festive cheer I’m afraid, it is a depressing picture.
Unresolved maintenance backlogs spur fears about potential disaster that could be ‘curtains’ for North Sea
North Sea operators are being warned they are running a “terrible risk” not dealing with offshore maintenance backlogs.
Scrapping unpopular “three on, three off” rota patterns will not solve the North Sea skills shortage alone, according to offshore workers.
Doing away with hated shift patterns has been mooted as one way to help alleviate North Sea worker shortages.
Spiralling living costs coupled with record profits for energy producers have fuelled a series of increasingly bitter disputes between operators and workers throughout 2022.
Workers were forced to evacuate from a transformer platform in the giant £3billion Seagreen wind farm 27 miles off Scotland’s Angus coastline, following an escape of “the most potent greenhouse gas” in the world.
A film spotlighting the “economic, historical and emotional entanglement” of the North Sea oil and gas industry will hit UK cinemas today (Nov 4) – days before COP27.
Offshore wind workers have taken to the streets after receiving a “paltry pay offer” from one of the world’s largest green energy firms.
The Catering Offshore Trade Association (COTA) says it is "extremely disappointed" offshore caterers voted to snub its latest pay offer.
Offshore contractors and union representatives warned against the prospect of “unlawful” strike action this week, as workers prepare to down tools in a bid for pay uplifts in the face of rising cost of living.
Jake Molloy of RMT has been a part of the North Sea story for more than four decades; always on or directly involved with its shop floor.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned TotalEnergies over a series of failures in its maintenance processes on the Gryphon Alpha, leading to risks of “fire and explosion”.
Plans have been set out on creation of a “critical” and long-awaited skills passport to help oil and gas workers transition into renewables.
Environmental campaigners and trade unions welcomed plans from the offshore training industry to reduce duplication in certification standards, but pressed for detail on timing and delivery.
Union leaders say they have not seen a ‘candidate shortage’ for North Sea jobs, but that greater engagement with the workforce and better terms will help remove barriers.
Crew change disruption for workers in North Sea oil and gas, and further afield, is being felt as airspace over Ukraine and Russia is closed off.
Reaction to news that the leading trade body for the North Sea, Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), is rebranding has varied from claims of it being a “PR stunt” to praise for a move that’s “not before time”.
‘Lives were endangered’ – Union boss hits out at North Sea safety culture after supply ship crashes into oil rig
A leading union chief says a collision between an oil rig and a supply vessel in the North Sea is the result of “commercial pressure” on safety.
A union boss has criticised the co-leader of the Scottish Green party for recent comments he made about the oil and gas sector.
Large-scale North Sea strikes have been suspended while workers vote on an updated deal.
Hundreds of North Sea workers have been “rock solid” in their response to planned strikes, a union has said.
A union boss has voiced concerns that Shell’s choice to withdraw from Cambo could put a dent in plans for a 'just transition'.
North Sea strikes involving hundreds of workers will kick off from today