WorldOil New hope for Jersey Oil and Gas’ Verbier well as Statoil recommends side-track Jersey Oil and Gas has given investors some fresh hope that value could be salvaged from the Verbier exploration well, with news that a side-track is being drilled to test another target. Premier Oil sells Wytch Farm field for $200 million Premier has announced pleased to announce that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to sell its entire interests in Licences PL089 and P534, which contain Wytch Farm field, to Verus Petroleum SNS Limited for a cash consideration of $200 million. Oil giants still love North Sea despite asset sales Europe’s biggest energy companies have a message for the aging UK North Sea oil industry: We may be selling assets, but that doesn’t mean we’re heading for the exit. Expro secures multi-million-dollar well services contract with Repsol Sinopec International oilfield services company, Expro, has secured a five-year master services agreement with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited, for well services across its UK North Sea assets. Expro secures 26-well abandonment contract for UK North Sea International oilfield services company, Expro, has been awarded a substantial contract from global oil and gas company Maersk Oil for the provision of subsea and well test services on two offshore units in the North Sea. UK North Sea oilfield startups surge to 10-year high The UK North Sea is on track for the biggest year of oil and gas field startups in a decade, continuing the aging province’s surprising resilience to the crude-market slump. Total starts production at Edradour and Glenlivet fields, West of Shetland Total has announced start-up of production from the Edradour and Glenlivet gas and condensate fields, located in about 300 to 435 m of water in the West of Shetland area, close to Laggan-Tormore fields, which came on stream in February 2016. John Crane Asset Management wins Culzean field maintenance contract with Maersk Oil John Crane Asset Management Solutions has secured a contract to supply Maersk Oil with data services to support the planned maintenance strategy at one of the largest new developments in the UK North Sea. CAN Group retains North Sea integrity contract CAN Group has retained a key contract in the UKCS to provide topsides inspection and integrity support services for Apache North Sea’s assets in the UKCS. FairfieldNodal to acquire UK-based provider of marine geopysical services FairfieldNodal has announced that it is in advanced discussions with Thalassa Holdings to acquire WGP Group Ltd., a premier provider of marine geophysical services headquartered in the UK.