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Five Day Search for Oil Worker ends

The five-day search for Timothy Morrison, document.write(""); an oilfield worker who disappeared when a storage platform exploded while his crew was cleaning it in Lake Pontchartrain, ended Friday afternoon with the discovery…
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Offshore safety ‘paramount’ says Wheelhouse

Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has promised to ensure the health and safety of offshore workers remains “paramount” after an incident involving BP’s Glen Lyon last month It comes after production was shut down on the floating…
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Prosecutors consider charges over North Sea oil leak

About 95 tonnes of oil spilled from BP's Clair platform west of Shetland last year Clair: North Sea platform during 2016 spill. Maritime and Coastguard Agency / CroppedCharges could be brought over a leak aboard a North Sea platform. About…
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Statoil investigating fire on Mariner A platform

Norwegian energy giant Statoil said today that it is carrying out an investigation into a fire on one of its North Sea platforms Statoil said a “small” fire was detected in the emergency generator room of the Mariner A platform…
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Buncefield lessons learnt in light of new plans to store petrol nearby

Reassurances that lessons were learnt after Buncefield may comfort residents in light of plans to store more petrol nearby In the last 10 years both jet fuel, petrol, and diesel have been stored in tanks close to the former Buncefield…
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Whistleblower claims he was sacked after reporting drug and digger misuse at north-east energy site

A whistleblower has claimed he was sacked by a north-east energy firm after he reported a child had driven a digger, document.write(""); and raised concerns about drug use Roger Hammond alleges Vattenfall ended his contract because…
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Improvement notice for oil firm over offshore injury

An oil firm has been served with an improvement notice by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker suffered a serious injury on a North Sea oil platform Image copyright: CHEVRONThe Alba field lies about 130 miles off Aberdeen An…
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Offshore union renews call for ban on Super Pumas to stay

A union has repeated its calls for controversial Super Puma helicopters to remain grounded. The Airbus-manufactured H225 and AS332 L2 helicopters were banned from flying in the UK following a fatal crash off Norway – and Unite the…
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HSE issues notice over covered pipelines

A Centrica subsidiary has been handed an improvement notice over processes on an unmanned installation in the East Irish Sea. An inspector from the Health and Safety Executive visited the Calder platform in July and found that there inadequacies…
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Fracking to be banned immediately in Scotland

Friends of the Earth Scotland says it is "a victory for the environment", document.write(""); after campaigning to end the "dirty industry" for years The decision follows detailed research into the potential impact of the controversial…
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BP resolves gas plant leak on oil production ship Glen Lyon

The Glen Lyon is the biggest oil production ship in the world for harsh waters A gas plant on a floating production vessel in the North Sea was shut down following a leak. The leak on the Glen Lyon related to a failed stem seal on a valve, …
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Ex-worker’s safety claim against EnerMech thrown out by judge

An employment judge has thrown out claims that an oil and gas company was in breach of health and safety regulations, document.write(""); describing them as “wholly without foundation” following a lengthy tribunal Stewart Logan had…