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UKOG commences drilling of BB-1 well in Weald basin, UK

UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC has announced that the drilling rig and key equipment necessary to drill the Broadford Bridge-1 (BB-1) Kimmeridge Limestone well are now on site. All regulatory permissions are now in place and drilling is expected, therefore, to commence shortly.

GE Oil & Gas and Alpha Petroleum to partner on North Sea’s Cheviot oil field

Alpha Petroleum, which is backed by upstream oil and gas investment firm Petroleum Equity, today announces an agreement with GE Oil & Gas to partner on the advancement of the subsea infrastructure for the Cheviot oil field, one of the largest undeveloped fields in the UK North Sea with 55 MMbbl of oil and 20 MMboe of future gas production.

TWMA secures projects with Maersk Oil UK

International environmental solutions provider, TWMA, has been awarded two new projects with Maersk Oil UK in the Central North Sea.

First oil expected from Kraken in June, says EnQuest CEO

EnQuest CEO Amjad Bseisu said that Kraken is 'on track' for first oil by the end of June.

Faroe Petroleum reports drilling of Brasse appraisal well in Norwegian North Sea

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway, the UK and Atlantic Margin, is pleased to announce the commencement of the Faroe-operated Brasse appraisal well 31/7-2S in the Norwegian North Sea (Faroe 50%).

Statoil to start producing from Norway's Gina Krog field

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up of production from the Gina Krog field in the North Sea, and the operator—Statoil—is planning start-up in late June 2017.

Abrado Wellbore Services expands into North Sea, UK market

Abrado announced today that it has opened new operations in Aberdeen, Scotland to expand its global presence. The new office, located at Stacey Oilfield Services Ltd. 5 Badentoy Cres. Portlehen, Aberdeen will be composed of sales and engineering resources, with downhole video and proprietary Medusa cutting technology equipment to support a growing customer base.

FrontRow Energy acquires ClearWELL Oilfield Solutions

FrontRow Energy Technology Group Limited has announced the acquisition of ClearWELL Oilfield Solutions, an oil and gas technology company focused on flow assurance and production optimization.

NPD awards framework agreements to 11 supplier firms

To ensure sufficient capacity to be an even better champion for developing new fields and improving recovery from producing fields, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has awarded framework agreements to 11 supplier firms, representing various technology areas.

Traders brace for first winter without UK's big gas store

For the first time in more than three decades, natural gas traders, utilities and producers are preparing for a winter without the UK’s biggest storage facility.

Institute of Petroleum Engineering receives major applied geoscience research funding

A major funding package for the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) at Heriot-Watt University will directly support research and training for the future of the industry in UK offshore waters.

Maersk Supply Service secures major contract for Culzean Project, UK

Maersk Supply Service has secured a major contract with Maersk Oil UK to project manage the complete towing, mooring installation and hook up service scopes for the Culzean Project in the North Sea.

Atlantic Petroleum completes sale of 25% interest in Orlando development

Atlantic Petroleum has announced that further to announcement No. 4, issued March 14, 2017, it has completed the Sale and Purchase Agreement with Decipher Energy for its 25% interest in the Orlando development.

Parkmead doubles stake in key North Sea gas area

Parkmead, the UK and Netherlands focused independent oil and gas group, has announced that it has signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Verus Petroleum (SNS) Limited to acquire a 50% interest in UK North Sea Licence P.2209, which contains the Farne Extension prospect and a further four prospective leads.

Repsol Norge drills dry well west of Aasta Hansteen field

Repsol Norge AS, operator of production licence 705, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6705/7-1.

Proserv Norway secures significant decommissioning project awards

Energy services company Proserv has recently been awarded three contracts worth a combined value of more than $2.5 million for decommissioning work in the Norwegian North Sea.

Faroe Petroleum receives consent to drill Brasse appraisal well

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway, the UK and Atlantic Margin, has announced that all relevant consents have been received for the drilling of an appraisal well 31/7-2S on the Brasse discovery (Faroe 50%).

Fugro commences Mareano survey in Norwegian waters

Fugro has commenced a hydrographic survey encompassing an area of Norwegian waters of approximately 15,000 km2. Awarded by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service, the contract value is 34.5 million NOK (approximately €3.8 million).

Repsol Sinopec confirms first oil from Montrose Area redevelopment, North Sea

First oil has begun to flow from the Shaw field, part of the major redevelopment of the Montrose Area in the Central North Sea, operated by Repsol Sinopec Resources UK.

DNO re-enters NCS with acquisition of Origo Exploration

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced the acquisition of Origo Exploration Holding AS, a privately-held oil and gas exploration company with a focus offshore Norway and the United Kingdom.