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  • 25 February 2015

    UK’s biggest union, Unite, has on February 24, 2015 called for immediate UK and Scottish government interventions to halt a potentially disastrous ‘race to the bottom’ in working standards across the North Sea offshore industry. The call comes after the publication of the Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) 2015 activity report which paints a bleak picture for […]

  • 10 April 2015

    Britain’s largest union, Unite, warned against crude cost cutting and job cuts following Wednesday’s announcement of the deal between Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group.  With workers in Shell’s North Sea operations already facing a raft of job cuts and the two companies talking of the need to achieve ‘synergies’, the union called for urgent assurances […]

  • 20 October 2016

    Scotland’s biggest union Unite has called for governments at Westminster and Holyrood to invest in new infrastructure to help take advantage of untapped offshore oil and gas. UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) on Wednesday published a research on the potential of small pools of oil and gas in UK waters. According to the research, more […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Equipment

    UK’s largest union, Unite, has called for the Scottish and Westminster parliaments to carry out urgent inquiries into the sale of the Forties Pipeline System (FPS) from BP to Ineos.  BP confirmed on Monday the sale of FPS assets including the main Forties offshore and onshore pipelines and other associated pipeline interests and facilities to Ineos for a […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    GMB Scotland and Unite the Union have called on the offshore wind developers with projects in Scotland to award Bifab with contracts for which the company is currently tendering for. 

  • 27 March 2015

    Unite, UK’s largest workers union has warned of “a dangerous and quickening ‘race to the bottom’ in the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry”, after oil companies Shell and Taqa announced they would be cutting 350 North Sea jobs yesterday. Workers at Shell are facing 250 job cuts and imposed changes to shift patterns from two weeks on, […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    GMB Scotland and Unite the Union have called on the offshore wind developers with projects in Scotland to award Bifab with contracts for which the company is currently tendering for. 

  • 7 May 2015

    The recovering price of oil should bring an immediate end to the oil and gas industry’s opportunistic campaign of job cuts and impositions to working conditions, Unite, a workers’ union in the UK has said today. The call comes after talks with Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) employers convened yesterday in the wake of a consultative […]

  • 28 September 2016

    Following a report which showed that around 120,000 jobs had been lost in the UK’s offshore oil and gas sector since 2014, Scotland’s biggest workers union, Unite, has called for government action to protect jobs in the North Sea. Oil & Gas UK, a representative body for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, on Tuesday, […]

  • 3 April 2017

    UK’s largest union Unite on Monday called for the Scottish and Westminster parliaments to carry out urgent inquiries following the sale of the Forties Pipeline System from BP to Ineos.  Unite opposed the move in March while the two companies were still in talks for the potential sale. Earlier on Monday BP informed it had agreed […]

  • 5 February 2016

    Unite, Britain’s biggest offshore oil trade union, has warned the UK government that billion-pound losses announced this week by oil industry super-majors could, without serious interventions, bring an end to meaningful production in the North Sea within years. The union highlighted results by Shell which on Thursday announced a drop in annual profits of 80 […]

  • 12 February 2015

    North East Labour MSP and Shadow Energy Minister Lewis Macdonald yesterday, at the Scottish Parliament, tabled a parliamentary motion on the offshore industry crisis, in order to debate the issue at Holyrood. He said: “There has been a great deal of discussion about the economic impact of falling oil prices, but not enough has been […]

  • 25 April 2016

    Wood Group workers employed on Shell’s offshore platforms in the North Sea are calling for the withdrawal of the new proposals to cut their terms and conditions, Unite, Scotland’s largest workers’ union has said. According to the Socialist Worker website, Wood Group has reportedly sent a letter to workers employed on Shell’s North Sea installations […]

  • 25 August 2016

    London-based International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has released a report showing alleged secretive corporate structures and aggressive tax evasion schemes used by Chevron and other major North Sea oil producers. ITF, a global union federation representing around 700 unions and more than 4.5 million transport workers from 150 countries, released its report named “Offshore Oil, Offshore Tax” […]

  • 30 August 2013

    Step Change in Safety’s Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG),  held a meeting yesterday in Aberdeen to review its decision to recommend the temporary suspension of AS332 L/L1, AS332 L2 and EC225 commercial passenger flights to and from offshore oil and gas installations within the UK following  the CHC-owned helicopter ditching off Shetland, last Friday. At […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The plans for construction of a subsea technology center have been welcomed by NOF Energy’s CEO George Rafferty, informs The Northern Echo. He welcomed the decision to build the Neptune National Center in the North-East on the River Tyne in Newcastle. “The region has one of the most vibrant subsea sectors in the UK made […]

  • 13 May 2015

    Oslo-based Höegh LNG has appointed Christopher G. Finlayson to its Board of Directors. Finlayson will be a member of the Governance, Compliance and Compensation Committee, Höegh LNG said in a statement. Guy D. Lafferty has resigned as a director of the company and has been appointed alternate director to Morten W. Høegh, Andrew Jamieson and Chris […]

  • 10 October 2014

    Renewable NRG Systems (RNRG), a designer and manufacturer of decision support tools for the global renewable energy industry, has hired Wallace Lafferty to join the executive management team in the role of vice president of engineering. Lafferty is responsible for overseeing RNRG’s engineering organization—leading the development of new products and providing technical direction throughout the […]

  • 13 May 2015

    Oslo-based Höegh LNG has appointed Christopher G. Finlayson to its Board of Directors. Finlayson will be a member of the Governance, Compliance and Compensation Committee, Höegh LNG said in a statement. Guy D. Lafferty has resigned as a director of the company and has been appointed alternate director to Morten W. Høegh, Andrew Jamieson and Chris […]

  • 10 October 2019

    Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has been awarded exploration acreage in the Northern Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia.

  • 1 November 2011
    Business & Finance

    Ten NOF Energy members based in North East England have been successful in securing a proportion of the Government’s £950million Regional Growth Fund. NOF Energy is the business support organisation for oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors. George Rafferty, Chief Executive of NOF Energy said: “Our members are directly and in-directly involved in key […]

  • 3 February 2016

    NOF Energy is supporting a cluster of Shetland-based energy sector supply chain businesses access new markets and sectors. The seven companies, which are the first from the Highlands and Islands region of Scotland to join NOF Energy, are all active in the North Sea oil & gas industry and are engaging with the organisation to […]