News listings
Equatorial Guinea Licence Round

energy-pedia general news

United Kingdom flagUnited Kingdom

Europe / Caspian / CIS >>> United Kingdom

UK: Greenpeace activists try to board oil rig at sea

16 Jun 2019

Photo - see caption

Greenpeace activists have made another attempt to board a drilling rig being towed in the North Sea. The rig was heading for an oil field east of Aberdeen after protesters delayed its departure from the Cromarty Firth for six days last week.

Greenpeace said a fresh attempt to get on board was thwarted, but its protest ship Arctic Sunrise had now forced the rig to change course. BP accused the group of putting people at risk through its 'reckless' actions.

Fourteen people - including three photographers - have been arrested since Greenpeace activists first boarded the Transocean rig in the Cromarty Firth a week ago.

Photo - see caption

The structure was able to resume its journey to BP's Vorlich field, east of Aberdeen, on Friday night, following two police operations to remove the protesters.

But Greenpeace vowed to continue efforts to halt its progress, and sent Arctic Sunrise in pursuit.

The group said it made a failed attempt to get activists back on board early on Sunday but later managed to overtake the rig which then made a 'U-turn', heading back on its original track towards the Cromarty Firth.

Click here for full BBC News article

Source: BBC News

Bookmark and Share

A global information service for upstream oil and gas opportunities - divestitures, farmins and farmouts and licensing rounds.

Subscriber Only Deals

Current deals: 1692
Completed deals: 5184

Company Profiles

Current Company Profiles: 2639

Corporate Activity

Current Corporate Activity articles: 3268

Companies Looking

Current number of articles: 427

Company Sales

Current Company Sales articles:1354


Current Geostudies articles: 637

How to subscribe

energy-pedia Jobs

RSS Feed Widget
See all jobs...

energy-pedia Databank

The energy-pedia databank contains links to information on the world financial and energy markets, including share prices, oil and gas prices and the global stock exchanges. Read more...

energy-pedia Glossary

A list of commonly used terms in the oil and gas industry. Read more...


Subscribe to the FREE
energy-pedia Daily Newsletter

EP Consult Energies
count geophysics
Rose & Assocs 149
Union Jack Oil 149
SLR Consulting logo
KL Publishing
Government of South Australia
RSK Logo 149
About energy-pedia

energy-pedia news is a FREE news service written and edited by E and P professionals for E and P professionals.

We don't just report the news, we give you the technical background as well, with additional information derived from our unique energy-pedia opportunities service.
Contact us

energy365 Ltd

238 High Street
London Colney
St Albans

Tel: +44(0)1727 822675