Five protesters have admitted their parts in the Greenpeace occupation of an oil rig in the Cromarty Firth last month.
Police Scotland is seeking to make further arrests as it attempts to bring an end to a bitter North Sea standoff between oil giant BP and the climate activist group Greenpeace.
A trade union boss has urged environmental activists to “back off” and let North Sea rig workers get on with their jobs.
An oil industry leader has accused Greenpeace of “undermining its own credibility” by reviving its protest on an oil rig in Cromarty Firth.
Oil giant BP is understood to have taken out an injunction against a Greenpeace ship headed for the Cromarty Firth.
Police have stormed an oil rig on a helicopter to arrest two protestors and bring a Greenpeace demonstration to an end.
The Cromarty Firth Port Authority confirmed last night that it is investigating a report of a mysterious "chemical cloud" release from the BP-contracted rig that was occupied by Greenpeace activists.
Two Greenpeace campaigners faced court yesterday accused of tethering themselves to an oil rig in an ongoing demonstration.
Two environmentalists have appeared in court in connection with a protest that has brought work on an oil rig to a standstill.
A lifeboat was earlier launched today to attend an oil rig in the Cromarty Firth that is currently being occupied by Greenpeace protestors.
Activists occupying a BP-contracted oil rig in the Cromarty Firth have been served with an injunction by the owner in a bid to halt a two-day standoff, Greenpeace UK has claimed.
A former trainee horse racing jockey who later worked in the North Sea energy industry is enjoying life after oil with her fledgling customs consultancy.
Greenpeace activists have vowed to continue their occupation of a BP-contracted oil rig in the Cromarty Firth.
A group of Greenpeace activists have halted progress on a Transocean oil rig bound for the North Sea.
Oilfield technology and equipment firm National Oilwell Varco (NOV) will sell two 20,000-psi blowout preventer stacks to Transocean.
Scores of offshore drillers have rejected an "inferior" pay offer from a group of companies accused of snubbing a collective agreement.
Zennor Petroleum has reached a “key step” towards first production at its Finlaggan field in the North Sea.
Not-for-profit energy skills-body Opito has announced the appointment of a new director to lead a fresh global focus at the organisation.
Investigators have found “complacency and fatigue”contributed to the death of an offshore worker in the Gulf of Mexico.
The wheels of recovery are undoubtedly in motion for the global offshore rigs market, analyst said today.
Offshore services firm Transocean has announced it has signed a rig and drilling deal with Chervon totalling more than £650 million.
Transocean confirmed today that it had completed the acquisition of Ocean Rig. The acquisition adds nine high-specification ultra-deepwater drillships, two harsh environment semisubmersibles, and two high-specification ultra-deepwater drillships currently under construction to Transocean’s existing fleet.
Transocean's acquisition of rival rig contractor Ocean Rig has been approved by the shareholders of both companies.
Debt levels at oil field services companies have reached "unsustainable" levels, the debt rating agency Moody's Investors Service said in a new report.
Offshore oil production is showing signs of a turnaround as crude prices rise and operations become more efficient, giving energy compaies in Houston and elsewhere the confidence to resume deepwater projects stalled during the oil bust.