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The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Repsol Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6705/7-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Sparrows Group has secured a five-year contract to deliver hydraulic, lifting and rigging services for Maersk Oil’s UK floating assets.
The giant tankers anchored along the Scottish coast in the Firth of Forth weren’t going anywhere. They were just providing floating storage because there was no demand for their cargo, North Sea crude oil.
EnQuest has announced that the Kraken Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel arrived at the field on Monday, Feb. 13.
Ithaca Energy Inc. has announced the successful start-up of production from the Stella field, in the Central Graben area of the Central North Sea.
AGR has announced that its well data management and analysis software tool iQx is to be adopted by Wintershall’s flagship Maria field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).
Wood Group has appointed Alan Johnstone as president of its Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in Europe.
Cygnus, located in licence areas P1055 & P1731, 150 km off the coast of Lincolnshire, is expected to contribute 5% of UK gas production – supplying sufficient gas to heat the equivalent of 1.5 million UK homes. The project added approximately £1.3 billion to the UK economy and supported nearly 5,000 jobs during its five-year development period.
Wintershall and its license partners Capricorn, Bayerngas, Edison and DEA have selected a development solution for the Skarfjell field in the Norwegian North Sea. Under the proposed solution, the reservoir will be connected to the nearby Gjøa platform via a subsea tie-back.
The Energy Industries Council (EIC), a trade association for UK companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, officially launches its UK Energy Supply Chain: How to thrive and survive initiative today.
ProSep, the technology and service provider for integrated process solutions, announced today that it will supply one ProDry unit to Statoil for the Troll B ZMP Project.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted consent for start-up of the expansion of the gas plant at Nyhamna in Møre og Romsdal County.
Weatherford International plc announced today that its Secure Drilling Services facility in Aberdeen, Scotland, received API Specification Q2 certification — making it the first API Q2-certified facility in the United Kingdom.
Today, Lord Dunlop, UK Government Minister for Scotland and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy opened the new £180-million Oil & Gas Technology Center in Aberdeen.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-27, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.
Getech, providers of natural resources exploration data and information expertise, has been awarded a contract by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), in collaboration with the 21CXRM Technical Advisory Committee, for a petroleum system-related study of the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) South West Approaches region.
An extended 60-day public consultation on recommendations to decommission the Brent oil and gas field in the North Sea has begun following submission by Shell UK Limited (“Shell”), the field’s operator, of a comprehensive decommissioning program to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Statoil ASA, Norway’s biggest oil company, is ready to increase investment again as it reaps the benefit of drastic cost reductions it pushed through after oil’s collapse -- cuts that it vowed to deepen even further.
MOL Group expanded its exploration portfolio by acquiring new licenses in Hungary and Norway. MOL acquired six new licences in the 4th bid round in Hungary, doubling its exploration acreage in the country. MOL Norge participated in the latest APA licensing round and acquired four licences in the Norwegian Continental Shelf, one of which with operatorship.
Aker BP ASA, along with the partners in Johan Sverdrup, has released updated key figures for the Johan Sverdrup project. The investment costs continue to show a positive trend.