A seafarers union has hit back at plans from Rever Offshore to continue an extended rota for workers which it claims is “unsafe”.
Ithaca Energy’s boss said yesterday that the enlarged company was “raring to go” after completing the £1.6 billion acquisition of US firm Chevron’s UK North Sea business.
Chrysaor’s plan to put new workers on a standard offshore rota is a “breath of fresh air” according to a union boss.
The North Sea safety regulator has highlighted a “pressing need” to address research gaps into the effects of prolonged offshore shift patterns.
North Sea oil firm Repsol Sinopec Resources UK (RSRUK) has opted to stick with three week offshore rotas on its platforms after concluding a review.
For the public at large an offshore worker is considered 'lucky' because - "they get half the year off!"
US oil firm Apache Corporation has become the latest company to scrap unpopular, three-week rotas in the UK North Sea.
Oil giant Shell has revealed plans to ditch “hated” three week offshore rotas on its central North Sea platforms next year.
Crew on Shell’s North Sea platforms are expected to avoid a drastic wage cut, despite being asked to work fewer shifts.
A group of Total employees are understood to have reacted angrily to the firm’s plans to hold a barbecue while they are locked in a dispute over rotas.