Ineos this morning confirmed it has acquired the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) from BP in a $250 million deal, which includes 300 jobs.
BP has started flying workers back to a North Sea platform which was evacuated Saturday following a power cut.
A BP spokesman this morning confirmed it was evacuating all non-essential personnel after a power cut hit its West of Shetland Clair platform.
A former oilman has told how he was knocked back by employers due to his experience in the industry.
In order to maximise economic recovery from the UK continental shelf (MER UK), the OGA has spoken of the need to ensure that “the right assets are in the right hands”. In other words, for producing fields, potential new developments, exploration opportunities and infrastructure, to lie in the hands of those who will manage and steward them well and invest to realise their remaining potential.
Around 100 oil workers face being stuck offshore over Christmas as Storm Barbara brings gale force winds.
The UK Government is facing calls to provide new support for the oil and gas sector after BP unveiled plans to double North Sea production.
BP’s top boss said the oil major would double its North Sea production as he hailed the region as one of the company’s “crown jewels”.
BP today confirmed it has acquired interests in two North Sea exploration prospects as a “further demonstration of the organisation’s commitment to the basin”.
Construction workers were called to muster after a safety incident on BP’s Clair Ridge platform. The oil major’s project is currently being constructed west of Shetland. It is believed there was a small fire which triggered alarms at around 4.20pm yesterday. For the full story, visit Energy Voice.
A Scottish Government minister has said it is “extremely lucky” that an oil spill to the west of Shetland has not caused more environmental damage.
A car and a taxi crashed on a busy Aberdeen road tonight. It happened at around 4.40pm near the BP filling station on King Street. Nobody is thought to have been seriously injured. One lane heading northbound was blocked following the crash.
The boss of North Sea giant BP yesterday pledged to continue investment and exploration in the region but warned that “the worse may not be behind us yet”.
An Aberdeen teenager's dream of becoming an airline pilot is really flying after she won a £10,000 scholarship to flight school.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted near a petrol station in Aberdeen.
BP has today renewed its commitment to the North Sea – by announcing the creation of more than 500 jobs.
Wood Group has won a $500million contract with BP operated projects offshore Azerbaijan creating 200 new positions.
Wood Group is in consultation over jobs at the Sullom Voe Terminal in Shetland. The move comes after a previous round of job losses in October last year on the BP-operated Terminal. It’s understood 23 roles are up for consultation. For more on this story visit EnergyVoice.com
Hundreds of North Sea workers have been drug tested after a syringe was found on a platform.
BP’s directors today suffered a symbolic slap in the face after shareholders voted against their pay rises.
A pay package for an oil boss worth almost £14million was today branded “obscene”.
An ex-BP engineer was sentenced to 10 months’ probation following his misdemeanour pollution charge in relation to the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.
Oil giant BP is facing growing pressure from shareholders over its decision to award top bosses their maximum bonuses for 2015.
Statoil said it has mobilised an emergency response organisation after the In Salah Gas asset in Algeria was hit by explosive munitions earlier today.
Oil major BP posted a loss of $2.2billion in the fourth quarter of last year after being hit by restructuring charges and writedowns amid the lower oil price.
BP has today informed staff members of plans to slash its North Sea headcount by 20% amid “toughening market conditions”.
A MAJOR oil firm has confirmed its offshore workers will be the latest to move over to a new three weeks on shift pattern.
HUNDREDS of North Sea offshore workers could be set to work a three on/ four off and three on/ five off shift pattern, the Evening Express can reveal today.
AN OIL giant today announced staff will move to a 3/3 rota in January.