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Four dead in North Sea oil industry helicopter crash

Four people were confirmed dead after a helicopter transporting employees from an oil rig crashed off the Scottish coast, police said Saturday, in the latest in a series of air incidents in the North Sea oilfields. French oil giant Total said the dead were all from contractor organisations. The helicopter…

North Sea oil exploration getting harder, costlier

The North Sea has some way to go before running out of oil but faced with falling output, unlocking new reserves is proving technologically complex and expensive, according to experts. “There are clouds on the horizon but the outlook is bright,” said Nils Helge Sorgard, head of business development at…