January 2013 – Present (5 months)
Scottish Provincial Press
February 2010 – Present (3 years 4 months)
Reporter for two weekly newspaper paid-for titles, the Caithness Courier and the John O'Groat Journal.
• Working as part of a three man tea...
Investigations are ongoing on a BP operated North Sea platform to try and find out how diesel contaminated part of the installation’s water supply. The root cause of the incident on the Magnus platform still remains a mystery more than a week after it was first reported. The problem was discovered when people complained about a strong smell when they were washing in the showers.
Banchory based subsea technology specialist, Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS), has successfully completed a seabed clearance and trenching work for an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The campaign, for for the Prysmian Group, lasted over 116 days and dealt with “extremely” varied seabed and shallow soil conditions, the company said. It involved thousands of boulders being cleared over a total distance of 34km followed by pre-cut trenching over a length of 83km in single and multi-pass modes.
Premier Oil chief executive Tony Durrant hopes first oil from the North Sea’s Catcher field – due next month – will signal a new chapter for the operator. It comes after a tough few years for the firm, who battled a large debt pile before completing a refinancing earlier this year. And Mr Durrant said he hopes the Catcher field, 100 miles off the coast of Aberdeen, will also help erase the memories of the firm’s troubles with the Solan development off the west of Shetland.
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