Which oil and gas companies are most likely to hire offshore workers?
More than 20 oil and natural gas companies have been appointed as offshore workers by the UK government, which is now facing mounting pressure to crack down on workers being exploited by unscrupulous employers.
The decision is the latest blow to the government’s attempts to crack-down on the exploitation of migrant workers in offshore projects.
The UK’s offshore workforce crisis has led to calls for the government to adopt tougher enforcement measures.
The companies that have been named in the government-appointed advisory group include BP Plc, Total SA, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and Total SA.
All are listed in the Financial Times.
The advisory group includes senior industry figures, business leaders and senior politicians.
The government has previously called on the companies to be more transparent about their hiring practices.
“The offshore industry has become a key driver of the UK’s economic growth and growth in employment,” a government spokesman said.
“In order to tackle this growing issue, the government is encouraging companies to recruit offshore workers, and is calling on all companies to comply with the laws in place.”
The government is keen to attract more offshore workers and to get them to work on its projects.
BP has been named as a key employer.
But it is not the only company being named in government-mandated offshore worker schemes.
BP and other oil and chemicals companies are also under scrutiny over alleged abuses of migrant and foreign workers, with a number of lawsuits filed in recent years.
The latest government-commissioned report, published on Tuesday, identified offshore workers as one of the biggest challenges facing the UK economy, accounting for over 80 per cent of UK jobs lost in the last three years.
More than 5,000 people have been sent to the UK to work for the companies involved, according to the latest government figures.
BP PlC is being named as the top employer in the UK.
It is the largest oil and mining company in the country and has an offshore presence.
Shell and ExxonMobil are the second and third biggest employers, respectively.
Chevron is the fourth largest, while Total SA is the fifth biggest.
The industry has struggled with low production in recent months, with output falling to less than 2 million barrels per day last year.
It has also been blamed for the deaths of several workers.
Shell is facing multiple investigations into allegations of exploitation, with more than half of the allegations made against the company’s UK workforce.
The oil giant’s UK operations have been at the centre of many of the investigations.
In June, a number onshore workers were sent to London to help clean up a spill from the giant Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which was blown out of the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010.
A total of nine people were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and one on suspicion they had engaged in manslaughter.
Another investigation is underway into a fire at Shell’s Aberdeen refinery in April 2014.
In April last year, it was revealed that a BP staff member was fired after he was accused of kicking workers out of their cars after a dispute over pay.
BP is also facing allegations of paying a UK contractor to “kill” two people, according a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
It was also revealed that the company paid contractors to use a remote control on a BP rig to cut a man’s finger, and that the firm paid £1.3m to a UK company to have it cut from the ground in an area near the Falkland Islands.
A separate investigation by the NAO in November 2016 into BP’s Aberdeen plant has revealed that more than 50 workers were dismissed after the company admitted to using a remote-controlled device to kill a man.