The challenges of the lower for longer oil price led to the first industrial action in a generation in 2016.
Workers voted in support of striking on a number of Shell assets amid concerns over changes to pay and working conditions.
The move saw continued negotiations take place between members companies of the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) and staff.
A partner at law firm Burness Paull Sean Saluja, who heads up the company’s employment division, sat down with Energy Voice to talk about the impact of strike action this year.
He also highlighted the positive steps taken by both companies and staff and what we can expect for 2017.