Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill has said “unacceptably high” levels of medical evacuations from its rigs have led to the creation of a new medical programme.
The drilling of a long-awaited appraisal well on the Verbier discovery has begun.
Equinor has announced the West Phoenix drilling rig is now being moved to UK waters to start a three-well North Sea drilling campaign.
Norway's offshore safety body is investigating a fire which broke out on the West Phoenix drilling rig on Monday.
The 700th rig to visit the Cromarty Firth has been welcomed as a further sign of activity picking up in the North Sea oil and gas sector.
German energy firm Wintershall has struck gas with its Balderbraa wildcat well in the Norwegian Sea.
Statoil said today that it had booked a rig to drill three wells in the UK North Sea in summer.
Norway's offshore safety body said today it had flagged up 'serious regulatory breaches' on a rig owned by a subsidiary of Seadrill.
North Atlantic Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract for the semi-submersible West Phoenix for work in the West of Shetland.
French oil giant Total has awarded NADL (North Atlantic Drilling) a contract extension for the West Phoenix semi-submersible rig with an estimated value of $62million. The additional work will begin from spring of next year and continue through until August 2016.