Tag Archives: North sea

Oil and gas industry welcomes Chancellors’ Budget

Deirdre Michie

The UK oil and gas industry has welcomed some of the measures announced by the Chancellor in today’s Budget, adding that now close cooperation with the sector is essential to maximise its world-leading expertise and assure a successful green energy Read more »


Royal Dutch Shell to cut jobs in North Sea

The oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is to cut 330 jobs from its operation in the North Sea over the next two years, with most of the posts based at its Aberdeen office. Leaving around 1,000 people at the site, Read more »


Creative solution for scaring seagulls

With rig operating firms losing hundreds of thousands of pounds a day every time work is halted to clean up seagull droppings, as well as the risk posed to helicopters by the birds, an effective solution was desperately needed. The Read more »


North Sea oil industry in crisis?

In a recent interview, Robin Allan, chairman of the independent explorers’ association Brindex expressed concerns that the oil industry is “close to collapse”, with no new projects in the North Sea being profitable as oil is below $60 per barrel. Read more »