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New hope for Jersey Oil & Gas’ Verbier well as Statoil recommends side-track

Jersey Oil & 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.

OMV Norge delineates Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea

OMV (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 537, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 7324/8-3 on oil discovery 7324/8-1 (Wisting) in the Barents Sea.

Inpex to acquire interest in exploration license PL767 in western Barents Sea

Inpex has announced that through its subsidiary Inpex Norge AS, it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 40% participating interest in exploration license PL767 located in the western Barents Sea, offshore the Kingdom of Norway from Bayerngas Norge.

TechnipFMC secures EPCI contract for Lancaster EPS Project, West of Shetland

TechnipFMC has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation contract from Hurricane Energy.

Archer wins additional P&A service contracts for Repsol Norge

Archer has announced that Repsol has awarded Archer Wireline and Archer Oiltools four-year frame agreement contracts for additional P&A services for Repsol Norge AS.

Norway prime minister wins second term as insurgency against oil fizzles

Prime Minister Erna Solberg became Norway’s first Conservative Party leader in over three decades to be re-elected as a movement to stop further oil exploration in western Europe’s biggest petroleum producer fizzled.

Faroe Petroleum reports Goanna exploration well results

Faroe Petroleum announces that drilling has reached the target depth on the exploration well 33/9-22 S (Faroe carried interest 30%) in licence PL 881.

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.

Norway oil rouses Wintershall as M&A deals set to gain momentum

When a recovery in crude prices sparks more deals in Norway’s oil industry, BASF SE’s Wintershall AG unit will be among those looking for opportunities.

BP’s Glen Lyon FPSO classed by DNV GL

DNV GL has awarded class to BP’s Glen Lyon Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel located West of Shetland.

Oil cash habit could be hard to kick for Norway's vote winner

Most politicians will talk tough on fiscal discipline before they get their hands on the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund.

Sea highlights new connectivity technology for offshore E&P operations

Cohort plc company SEA is showcasing an enhanced secure voice and data communications system for remote applications such as offshore ships and platforms at Offshore Europe 17.

EIC launches new O&M database at Offshore Europe

The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, has launched its newest business development tool, EICAssetMap, at Offshore Europe 2017.

NEL starts build of £16-million subsea development center

NEL, the flow measurement R&D specialist, has commenced the build of its £16-million Centre of Excellence (CoE) for subsea development. The new high pressure multi-phase flow test facility will have the largest test range in the world, positioning Scotland as a world leader in multi-phase flow measurement.

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.

Threat to oil gets real as climate crashes Norway election

Politicians and activists who have been fighting to rein in Norway’s mighty oil industry are eyeing a breakthrough.

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.

Consortium to tackle major North Sea NDT challenge

A consortium of organizations has set out to tackle one of the most enduring challenges in the North Sea: the non-destructive testing (NDT) of corroded pipes under insulation and engineered temporary pipe wraps.

Bibby Offshore bolsters North Sea presence with multiple contract wins

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, continues to strengthen its North Sea presence through successful completion of two further contracts with oil and gas majors, Perenco and Endeavour Energy UK.

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.