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PSA: Eni to resume production at Goliat

Following an overall assessment, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has determined that the order which required a shutdown of Goliat has now been complied with. This means that operator Eni Norge (Eni) can bring the field back on stream.

The Petroleum Safety Authority begins investigation of fatal accident at Tambar field

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has initiated an investigation of an incident where one person died and another suffered serious injuries on Maersk Interceptor at Tambar field on Dec. 7, 2017.

Aker Solutions to provide subsea production system for Aker BP's Ærfugl

Aker Solutions was awarded a contract from Aker BP to deliver the subsea production system for the first phase of the Ærfugl development offshore Norway.

Faroe Petroleum provides update regarding incident at Tambar field

Aker BP has confirmed that one person has died following the serious accident on the Maersk Interceptor drilling rig on Tambar field on Thursday.

Faroe Petroleum reports incident at Tambar field

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway, the UK and Atlantic Margin, notes the press release provided below by Aker BP, the operator, regarding an incident at Tambar field in Norway (Faroe 45%).

Sparrows Group awarded five-year contract from Premier Oil

Sparrows Group has secured a new five-year contract with Premier Oil for the provision of crane operations and maintenance across two of its North Sea assets.

Dana Petroleum reports first oil from Western Isles development in the UK North Sea

Dana Petroleum has announced first oil from its Western Isles development in the UK North Sea. Production started on Nov. 15 and has continued steadily and in line with expectations.

NPD: Solid applicants want to explore in the 24th round

Eleven companies have applied for production licenses in the 24th licensing round on the Norwegian shelf.

Aker Solutions wins NOK 4 billion worth of Johan Castberg orders

Aker Solutions won key work to help Statoil develop Johan Castberg field, the largest oil discovery in the Norwegian Barents Sea.

Aker BP divests 10% in Valhall, Hod fields

Aker BP ASA has entered into an agreement with Pandion Energy AS to divest 10% interest in Valhall and Hod fields for an undisclosed cash consideration.

RGU launches world's first decommissioning simulator

Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University (RGU) has today (Monday, Dec. 4) launched a state-of-the-art decommissioning simulator to service the growing sector.

EnQuest acquires 25% interest in Magnus field from BP

EnQuest PLC has announced that it has completed the acquisition of an initial 25% interest in the Magnus oil field (Magnus) in the UK North Sea, as well as a 3.0% interest in the Sullom Voe Oil terminal and supply facility (SVT) and additional interests in associated infrastructure from BP as planned.

Maersk Oil announces largest project investment ever made in the Danish North Sea

Maersk Oil is pleased to announce that the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) has approved an investment of approximately DKK 21 billion in the full redevelopment of Tyra gas field. The announcement follows the Danish Parliament’s approval to implement legislation to secure the investment.

Upland Resources announces farm-in agreement with Corallian Energy in the UK

Upland Resources Limited, the oil and gas company actively building a portfolio of attractive upstream assets, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Upland Resources (UK Onshore) Limited (Upland UK), has signed a farm-in agreement with Corallian Energy Limited (Corallian) for a 40% working interest in UK Seaward Production Licence P2235 (UKCS Block 11/24b) containing the Wick Prospect.

Survey shows half of oil and gas firms confident for the first time in four years

Contractor confidence in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) has risen with almost half being more confident about their prospects for the first time since 2013, according to an industry report released today.

Faroe Petroleum announces commencment of Iris/Hades exploration 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 the commencement of the Iris/Hades (Aerosmith) exploration well, 6506/11-10 (Faroe 20%) in licence PL644/PL644 B.

Statoil to focus exploration on home turf in 2018 to curb risk

Norway’s Statoil ASA will focus exploration on its home turf next year as it seeks more oil and gas to run through existing platforms rather than gigantic deposits in frontier areas.

Well-Safe Solutions selects Dundee for onshore marine support base

Well-Safe Solutions, the Aberdeen-based well abandonment specialist, has chosen to locate its onshore marine base in the Port of Dundee.

Britain's biggest gas supplier says Brexit puts access at risk

Norway says Britain and the EU need to figure out how to include it in the Brexit process.

Cluff Natural Resources reports extension of Southern North Sea licences

Cluff Natural Resources Plc, the AIM quoted natural resources investing company, is pleased to announce that the UK’s Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) has confirmed that the Company’s two 100% owned Southern North Sea Gas licences, P2248 and P2252--which are estimated to contain combined net P50 prospective resources of 2.4 Tcf of gas--will be extended, subject to the achievement of certain milestones, for a further year.