Shell follows Total in North Sea evacuation

Shell is following the example of French energy firm Total by evacuating one of its rigs in the North Sea. Early yesterday morning Total removed all workers from its Elgin Franklin platform in the Elgin field after a gas leak at the well, the “precise cause” of which it says is still “unclear”. Today Shell […]

Oil committee "confident" drilling safety standards will continue

The safety group tasked with assessing the UK’s ability to cope with oil spills is “confident” high safety standards will continue, but found that there is still work to be done. The Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group, which was formed in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico disaster, made the assertion in […]