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Aberdeen Coastguard Rescue Team was dispatched this afternoon to a medical emergency concerning a North Sea oil rig worker. The coastguard confirmed that the medivac was sent out at approximately 15:10pm this afternoon and attended to a casualty who was then taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. The coastguard also confirmed that the oil rig was half […]
The Norwegian Petroleum directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 7221/12-1 in the Barents Sea. The site, which will be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility, is a wildcat well. Aker BP ASA will act as operator on the development and holds an ownership stake of 50%, with Petoro AS […]
NOV yesterday held an open day at its newly-opened £41.7million facility in Kintore. The energy services giant employs more than 300 people at the site, where its Dyce, Westhill and Netherlands facilities have been combined. NOV announced the investment yesterday. The firm held an open day for the new site – see images below. David Brebner, […]
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An ambitious project to modernise and diversify Fraserburgh Harbour has been unveiled. The multimillion-pound vision, by the port’s commissioners, aims to show the world that the town is “open for business” with ideas to attract not only workers, but giant cruiseliners to the area. Over the next six months, a consultation will be held to […]
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Customs charges due to Brexit could cost the offshore industry £145million this summer and £120million every year thereafter, north-east firms have been warned. The bombshell has been delivered to the oil and gas industry in letters sent out by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Until now, the industry has been able to take widgets […]
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The Scottish Government was accused of “actively disowning” the North Sea industry last night after it emerged its oil and gas analytical bulletin had been officially dumped. Labour’s energy spokesman Lewis Macdonald branded it a “disgraceful decision” quietly taken by SNP ministers to avoid a “political humiliation”. But a spokesman for Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse […]
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A hotel owner is concerned that an “industrial wasteland” of oil rigs stationed near Cromarty could be putting tourists off the area. Jenny Henderson, owner of the Royal Cromarty Hotel which overlooks the Cromarty Firth, says the six platforms currently situated nearby may be affecting her business. She says oil platforms are more typically spread […]
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Cluff Natural Resources (CLNR) has announced plans to raise £750,000 through share placing ahead of the next North Sea licensing round. The London-headquartered firm says it has made “substantial application” for additional licenses from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) in its 30th licensing round. CLNR says the funds will be used to evaluate any […]
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A Scottish subsea firm has announced a North Sea first which could help save lives offshore. Bibby Offshore, based in Westhill, near Aberdeen, said yesterday its new Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus (Cobra) was designed to provide divers with an additional tier of safety in emergencies. It added the new diving safety system, developed by James […]
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