WorldOil BP awards Vroon Offshore Services multi-ship contract Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen has been awarded a long-term contract with BP. Under the multi-million-pound contract, Vroon Offshore will provide emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) to support BP’s on-going and future operations in the North Sea and West of Shetland. Highlands Natural Resources reports spudding of six new wells Highlands, the London-listed natural resource company, is pleased to announce that the six initial new wells being funded by Highlands' partners at the East Denver oil and gas project have now been spud. Aqualis Offshore secures consultancy services agreement with Maersk Drilling Maersk Drilling AS has awarded Aqualis Offshore UK Ltd. a global framework agreement for the delivery of offshore consultancy services and specific supplier personnel services. Siccar Point Energy confirms Cambo well spud, Shell deal completion Siccar Point Energy has started drilling a final appraisal well on Cambo field, north-west of Shetland, with results expected this summer. Statoil sells non-operated interest in Alba field, offshore UK Statoil has agreed to sell its 17% non-operated interest in the Alba oil field on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) to Verus Petroleum. Stork secures Shell contract for southern North Sea technical support Fluor Corporation announced that Stork, part of Fluor’s Diversified Services segment, was awarded a three-year contract by Shell UK Limited to provide technical support for a range of Shell’s UK-based ONEgas assets in the Southern North Sea, as well as onshore facilities, offshore installations and vessels. Premier Oil announces sale of Babbage Area interests Premier is pleased to announce that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to sell its interests in the Babbage Area to Verus Petroleum SNS Ltd (Verus). BP commits to two new North Sea developments BP has committed to two new North Sea developments which are expected to produce 30,000 bbl gross boed at peak production. Summer of LNG starts with a bang in UK as U.S. ramps up The start of spring has heralded the return of liquefied natural gas to the UK. Apache announces significant discovery at Garten prospect Apache Corporation has announced a significant oil discovery on Block 9/18a Area-W in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea. Garten is located 6 km south of the Beryl Alpha Platform.