Europe


EnQuest hit

EnQuest has been hit with a safety warning after a gas leak on the EnQuest Producer floating production, storage and offloading vessel that was caused by poorly-installed pipework.


Portugal dishes charges

Portugal’s state prosecutor has charged Angola’s Vice President Manuel Vicente with corruption over bribery allegations dating back to his time as head of the African state oil giant Sonangol, writes Eoin O’Cinniede.


Revenues drop 16% for group

A reduction in brownfield modification work in the North Sea as operators reined in spending contributed to a near-16% drop annual in revenues at Aberdeen-based services giant Wood Group, writes Rob Watts.


Kanfa buy

Newly merged engineering contractor TechnipFMC has acquired Sevan Marine’s Kanfa topsides and process technology division.


Impairment for Boskalis

Dutch marine transport player Royal Boskalis Westminster is to take an €840 million ($891.9 million) non-cash impairment charge in its 2016 annual results due to “strongly deteriorated” current and future market conditions in the offshore oil and gas sector.


Scottish ex-workers cry foul

Oil and gas workers in Scotland who have lost their jobs amid the industry downturn now face difficulties and alleged discrimination when trying to land new roles elsewhere.