North Sea oil and gas workers are feeling impact of the low oil price which has hit wages and left many chasing jobs, according to recruitment specialists in Aberdeen.
Dolphin Drilling is in consultation with staff over potential job reductions across its offshore fleet. The company’s offshore activities, which are controlled from offices in Scotland, Norway and Mozambique, have confirmed the move. For more on this story visit Energy Voice.
A MAN is being airlifted from a North Sea oil rig after falling ill. Aberdeen Coastguard dispatched the Bond 1 helicopter to the Safe Bristolia platform at 12.35pm today. The condition of the man is not thought to be life threatening, but he is to be taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a precaution.
OIL industry leaders said today the North Sea was set to remain a competitive place to do business – after 65,000 jobs were lost across the UK.
Shell has lodged an application to develop a new hydrocarbon play in the North Sea. The oil major applied to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for consent to develop the Baroli hydrocarbon field located 230km east of the Scottish coastline in the Central North Sea. For the full story visit EnergyVoice.
AROUND 50 North-east jobs are under threat at an oil firm.
STATOIL has completed a milestone task for its landmark North Sea Mariner project.
Maersk Oil today confirmed it would invest $4.5billion in its high pressure, high temperature Culzean field in the UK Central North Sea.
A FISHERMAN who fell overboard off the coast of Aberdeen has been named.
Up to 200 staff at Maersk Oil face the risk of redundancy after the company revealed plans to shut down one of its North Sea assets.
North Sea industry bosses are rapidly running out of time in which to reach an agreement with offshore workers and avert a strike action ballot.
North Sea helicopters pilots continue to support a strike action, according to latest finding from British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA). The union said pilots were still showing “strong support” for a strike if helicopter companies didn’t improve how they were managing job losses. For more on this story visit Energy Voice
A ballot is set to be held over whether North Sea helicopter pilots should strike after both Bristow and CHC announced jobs were at risk.
An oil worker has been evacuated by helicopter from a North Sea oil rig after falling ill. Shetland Coastguard sent a helicopter to the Tern Alpha rig about 105 miles north east of Lerwick at around 2pm after reports of a man taking ill. For more on this story visit EnergyVoice.com
Taqa Bratani has announced plans to reduce its offshore headcount by around 100 positions. The move is likely to affect contractors and comes just a week after Wood Group and Ensco revealed they were both in consultation over job losses. Fore more on this story visit EnergyVoice.com
CHC Helicopter has entered into a consultation process with staff over job losses as it looks to streamline costs. The company said a number of positions are likely to be affected including pilots, engineering and support staff. For the full story, visit Energy Voice
NORTH Sea workers at a global oil firm are expected to move to a three-on/three-off shift pattern early next year.
A union has urged offshore workers to accept an offer from the Offshore Contractors Association over North Sea working conditions. GMB said its members had voted to accept the latest offer from employees in a bid to end the dispute. For more on this story visit EnergyVoice.com
The threat of industrial action in the North Sea oil and gas industry has increased after workers rejected planned changes to shifts and terms and conditions.
A drilling contractor is in consultation with staff over redundancies after two rigs were stacked following a decline in oil price.
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.
ROTA changes are expected to be introduced to oil workers at the start of next year. Shell today confirmed consultations are ongoing over whether to move to a three weeks on/three weeks off (3/3) system. It’s understood any new rota changes would be implemented in January. For more on this story, visit Energy Voice
A NORTH Sea firm has denied reports that it has earmarked 400 jobs to go. A Technip spokesman said contrary to what has been reported elsewhere, it was still too early into the firm’s consultation process to know a final number. For the full story, visit Energy Voice
UP TO 130 jobs are at risk at the one of the country's largest helicopter operators.
THE boss of Aberdeen International Airport says the oil industry decline is hitting traveller numbers. Managing director Carol Benzie was speaking after the airport recorded a drop in annual passengers last month. For the full story, visit Energy Voice
UNION leaders have urged oil workers to back proposals from firms over new shift patterns. In a letter obtained by the Evening Express, the GMB union has proposed to members that three weeks on and three weeks off should be implemented offshore. For more on this story, visit Energy Voice
OIL giant Shell has been fined more than £6,000 after a diesel leak. Around 13 to 15 tonnes of fuel spilled into the North Sea from the firm’s Brent Bravo rig in May 2013. For more on this story visit EnergyVoice.com
Aberdeen-based oil firm Ceona has confirmed it will be cutting jobs – but said it was too early to say just how many.
ONE of the survivors of a North Sea helicopter crash has said he feels he's been "kept in the dark" over what caused the fatal incident.