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
‘Serious concern’ as PBS redundancy proposals clash with delayed maintenance on TotalEnergies assets
Redundancy proposals by the PBS contractor consortium on TotalEnergies’ North Sea assets have sparked “serious concern” amid a growing backlog of delayed maintenance work.
An investigation is underway after a rescue ship "made contact" with a Noble Corporation oil rig leg, weeks ahead of a jack-up "issue" leading to work being ceased at a flagship IOG North Sea field.
Offshore catering giant Sodexo has pledged to make a third of all its meals vegan in a bid to meet its net-zero targets.
‘Potential for a major accident’: HSE slams Shell as three-tonne object dropped 50-feet on North Sea platform
Shell has been slammed by the safety regulator after a three-tonne object was dropped more than 50-feet on board a North Sea platform.
Stena Drilling has settled a North Sea rig layoffs case in Norway out of court ahead of a linked employment tribunal in the UK.
Major energy services companies in the North Sea have today put in place a joint initiative aimed at blocking unskilled labour in the market.
Leading trade unions have reacted to reports that oil and gas giant Shell is considering a “jab or job” policy for employees.
A new collective bargaining agreement covering thousands of North Sea workers will deliver a 2.32% pay rise from the start of next year.
A power-sharing deal between the SNP and the Scottish Greens could thwart further investment in North Sea oil and gas, industry figures have warned.
Nearly 35,000 UK jobs supported by the oil and gas industry have been lost in the last year as Covid and volatile prices struck, according to a landmark new report.
A new collective bargaining agreement covering around 5,000 UK North Sea workers is now in force at all signatory companies.