An Aberdeen Olympian with a rare learning disability, who lost his job amid the oil downturn, has issued a “desperate” plea to find work.
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Aberdeen City Council has moved forward with a bid to take part in an international energy conference.
“Infuriated” workers on three of Total E&P UK’s North Sea platforms have launched a ballot on industrial action.
Scotland’s energy minister has said the industry owes it to the families of Piper Alpha victims to make the North Sea the safest place in the world for oil and gas operations.
The man whose report into the Piper Alpha disaster led to sweeping reforms in the oil and gas industry has warned that signs of danger are often there beforehand – but can also be ignored too easily.
Schlumberger said today that it had scrapped plans to reduce bonuses for workers at its testing services division in the north-east.
The oil and gas sector shouldn’t be quick to draw a link between mental health issues and offshore rotas, an industry employment expert has said.
New standards in offshore health and safety need to be reached 30 years on from the Piper Alpha disaster, Scotland’s Energy Minister has said.
The latest offshore licensing round shows exploration is still “alive” in the North Sea, the industry’s regulator said today.
Oil and gas technology firm Verum Solutions will look to create up to five jobs in Aberdeen and is “exploring” opening premises in the Granite City.
Oil giant Shell said it would consider changing North Sea shift patterns as part of a wider review aimed at making its offshore operations “sustainable and competitive”.
Workers at a division of Schlumberger are facing hefty pay cuts after the US oil service firm announced plans to slash bonuses.
A scrap metal company that supplied 15 miles of old North Sea pipes for the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has called for incentives for the oil and gas industry to increase the amount of reused material from decommissioned assets.
Scholars are in with a chance of winning thousands of pounds worth of funding to study safety in the oil and gas industry.
The UK Government today unveiled a new package of support measures for shale gas developments, including the creation of a £1.6million fund.
A ground-breaking study to ensure North Sea workers could escape from helicopter windows has been recognised with a prestigious award.
More than 500 jobs will be sustained or created in Scotland over the next six years as a result of backing from the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC).
US oil major ConocoPhillips is considering an exit from the UK North Sea, a news report said.
London-based oil explorer Bridge Petroleum has launched plans to awaken “a dormant Brent giant” in the North Sea.
A woman whose father died in the Piper Alpha disaster is running a series of ultra-marathons to raise money for the upkeep of the memorial gardens in Aberdeen.
A legal challenge to the Scottish Government’s ban on fracking by north-east company and energy giant has begun.
Unite workers on the Mariner platform have overwhelmingly rejected a pay offer from Aker Solutions aimed at ending an ongoing dispute. In a consultative ballot, 91% of members rejected the offer. 85% of workers who could have taken part in the vote did so. For more on this story visit EnergyVoice.com
Decomm North Sea’s chief executive, Tom Leeson, said yesterday that the growing north-east decommissioning sector has “got to make sure that we’re ready for projects” if it is to capitalise on what could be a boom in North Sea decomm contracts.
Aberdeen Coastguard Rescue Team was dispatched this afternoon to a medical emergency concerning a North Sea oil rig worker.
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Total said today that its UK North Sea boss, Elisabeth Proust, will soon retire after 38 years with the firm.
Workers are understood to be considering downing tools on the Mariner field again.
Offshore union Unite has renewed calls to ban the Super Puma from the North Sea at a major conference in Aviemore.
Europe’s beleaguered capital of oil and gas has powered its way into the top five in a league table of the UK’s fastest-growing city economies.
A business leader has claimed that a “natural cull” among Aberdeen city centre firms may be under way due to the oil industry downturn.