WorldOil Europa Oil and Gas provides update on Holmwood well, Weald basin Europa Oil and Gas (Holdings) plc, the AIM traded Ireland and UK focused oil and gas exploration, development and production company, has provided a planning update regarding the Holmwood oil exploration prospect on licence PEDL 143 at Bury Hill Wood, Coldharbour Lane, Surrey. BP to sell Bruce assets to Serica Energy BP has agreed to sell a package of its interests in the Bruce assets in the North Sea to Serica Energy plc. BP currently operates the assets, which comprise Bruce, Keith and Rhum fields, three bridge-linked platforms and associated subsea infrastructure. Expro secures $5-million well testing contract in UK North Sea Leading international oilfield services company, Expro, has been awarded a five-year contract extension for surface well testing services across several assets for an operator in the UK North Sea. John Lawrie Group acquired by its management Metal reprocessing, tubular supply and decommissioning company John Lawrie Group has been acquired by its management in partnership with Rubicon Partners and Grovepoint as it gears up for an expansion of its business in the UK and U.S. Craig International secures contract with Chrysaor for UKCS Oil and gas procurement specialist, Craig International, has bolstered its North Sea operations with the announcement of a contract with Chyrsaor. The contract is for an initial year with two one-year options included. Well-centric awarded North Sea well integrity contract with Chrysaor Well-Centric, a leading independent specialist operating in the well integrity and production technology sectors of the oil and gas industry, has secured a contract worth up to £300,000 per year with independent exploration and production company, Chrysaor. Wintershall deploys Emerson's wireless downhole monitoring system Emerson’s latest Roxar Downhole Sensor System has been deployed on the Maria field offshore Norway, providing the field’s operator Wintershall with improved well integrity monitoring and offshore safety. New rotating buoyancy module designed to create safe buckling zones Trelleborg’s offshore operation recently developed a new Rotating Buoyancy Module system for buckling mitigation for subsea pipelines. Norway's oil bosses insist end isn't nigh after $35-billion shock Can Norway dump $35 billion in oil and gas investments, and simultaneously convince that same industry to throw money into the country’s own fossil-fuel future? After the initial shock of learning that Norway’s $1 trillion wealth fund wants nothing to do with it, the petroleum industry says both are in fact possible. Drilling permit for Norwegian wildcat well granted to OMV Norge The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted OMV (Norge) AS a drilling permit for well 6506/11-10, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.