Production was expected to recommence today on TAQA’s Harding platform which was shut down following a gas leak at the weekend.
Wood Group PSN has taken another swing of the axe to contractor rates in response to continuing cost challenges affecting the UK North Sea oil & gas sector.
Ministers are understood to be considering a “big” tax cut to help the North Sea oil and gas industry.
Almost 10,000 workers have now lost their jobs in the North Sea oil and gas sector, according to Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.
Shell has sold its stake in the UK North Sea Maclure oil and gas field to Nobel Upstream.
Five unions have today joined forces in the battle to safeguard the North Sea’s workforce.
Oil and gas operator EnQuest is cutting 45 roles, including directly employed staff and contractors, in Aberdeen.
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.
Total E&P UK has confirmed a new North Sea exploration bid.
A special meeting of the Scottish cabinet is being held today with talks focused on the oil and gas industry.
AN OIL services firm today refused to rule out further job cuts after shedding a quarter of its staff in response to plunging crude prices.
The pace of drilling in the North Sea, the centre of UK oil production for the past 40 years, has sunk to a record as crashing energy prices force explorers to abandon costly projects.
Petrofac is in consultation with staff over up to 65 positions on CNR assets in the North Sea.
ConocoPhillips said up to 50 positions could go after the company offered voluntary redundancy to staff. The firm said it is also looking to move to an equal time rota as it transitions to its decommissioning phase on its Viking operations in the Southern North Sea. For more on this story, visit Energy Voice.
FORMER First Minister, Alex Salmond says new tax cuts are needed in the spring budget for the crisis-hit oil and gas industry.
Nicola Sturgeon has admitted the oil industry in the north-east is now in crisis – despite one of her own MSPs claiming it was “booming” just days ago.
BP has today informed staff members of plans to slash its North Sea headcount by 20% amid “toughening market conditions”.
Unite workers have voted to accept improved holiday entitlement and a joint review of “three on, three off” from by more than 50% of those balloted.
A NORTH-EAST MSP has today told Holyrood there is “no crisis” in the oil and gas industry.
PROSAFE, the owners of the Safe Bristolia accommodation rig which came adrift in the North Sea, will attempt to get a tow line aboard later today.
Strong winds have whipped up sea foam at a popular North-east harbour.
A floating accommodation vessel is adrift in the North Sea after breaking its towline in bad weather.
Dozens turned out for Aberdeen’s annual Nippy Dipper event on Saturday. Dressed in fancy dress, participants ran into the icy North Sea at Aberdeen beach to raise money for charity. The event, organised by the Aberdeen Lions Club, normally takes place on Boxing Day each year, however, the event was postponed due to bad weather.
Aker Solutions has confirmed the oil worker killed when a freak wave hit the COSL Innovator drilling rig worked the Norwegian oil services firm.
One worker has died and two others have been injured after huge waves hit a North sea platform.
Offshore workers had a lucky escape after a gas line ruptured and left part of a North Sea platform looking like a “bomb site” on Boxing Day.
A NORTH-EAST politician said today more needed to be done to galvanise the North Sea oil and gas industry. Writing for Energy Voice, Aberdeen South MP Callum McCaig said: “New Year is a time for a new approach to the mature oil fields of the North Sea.” For the full story, see Energy Voice.
Oil firm Total was fined more than a million pounds today after rig workers were put at risk of a major fire and explosion following a gas leak in the North Sea.
FRENCH oil giant Total has been charged following an investigation into a suspected gas leak on a North Sea platform. The decision comes after a leak on the Elgin Platform, 150 miles east of Aberdeen three years ago. For more on this story, visit Energy Voice.
SIGNIFICANT increases in UK quotas for fish, including North Sea cod, have been agreed.