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Equinor awarded nine licenses in the UKCS 30th offshore licensing round

Equinor (formerly Statoil) has been awarded nine new licenses in the 30th offshore licensing round, eight as operator, as announced by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) today.

Siccar Point secures strategic acreage position in 30th licensing round for UKCS

Siccar Point Energy has secured additional strategic acreage in the Oil & Gas Authority’s 30th Licensing Round for the UK Continental Shelf.

BP awards Vroon Offshore Services multi-ship contract

Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen has been awarded a long-term contract with BP. Under the multi-million-pound contract, Vroon Offshore will provide emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) to support BP’s on-going and future operations in the North Sea and West of Shetland.

Highlands Natural Resources reports spudding of six new wells

Highlands, the London-listed natural resource company, is pleased to announce that the six initial new wells being funded by Highlands' partners at the East Denver oil and gas project have now been spud.

Aqualis Offshore secures consultancy services agreement with Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling AS has awarded Aqualis Offshore UK Ltd. a global framework agreement for the delivery of offshore consultancy services and specific supplier personnel services.

Siccar Point Energy confirms Cambo well spud, Shell deal completion

Siccar Point Energy has started drilling a final appraisal well on Cambo field, north-west of Shetland, with results expected this summer.

Statoil sells non-operated interest in Alba field, offshore UK

Statoil has agreed to sell its 17% non-operated interest in the Alba oil field on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) to Verus Petroleum.

Stork secures Shell contract for southern North Sea technical support

Fluor Corporation announced that Stork, part of Fluor’s Diversified Services segment, was awarded a three-year contract by Shell UK Limited to provide technical support for a range of Shell’s UK-based ONEgas assets in the Southern North Sea, as well as onshore facilities, offshore installations and vessels.

Premier Oil announces sale of Babbage Area interests

Premier is pleased to announce that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to sell its interests in the Babbage Area to Verus Petroleum SNS Ltd (Verus).

BP commits to two new North Sea developments

BP has committed to two new North Sea developments which are expected to produce 30,000 bbl gross boed at peak production.

Summer of LNG starts with a bang in UK as U.S. ramps up

The start of spring has heralded the return of liquefied natural gas to the UK.

Apache announces significant discovery at Garten prospect

Apache Corporation has announced a significant oil discovery on Block 9/18a Area-W in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea. Garten is located 6 km south of the Beryl Alpha Platform.

Wood wins new contract with Lucite International

Wood has been awarded a new five-year contract by Lucite International UK Ltd, to provide industrial services at the Cassel site in Billingham, Teesside, UK.

OGIC invests more than £300,000 into new UK projects

The Oil & Gas Innovation Center (OGIC) has invested more than £300,000 into three new projects which have the potential to cut operational costs and improve efficiency in the oil and gas industry.

Faroe's hunt for oil deals could see it double in size

Faroe Petroleum Plc is hunting for offshore oil and gas assets in Norway and the UK, with an appetite that could equal the current size of the company itself -- about $550 million.

Hurricane Energy reports delivery of key subsea components for Lancaster EPS

Hurricane Energy plc, the UK based oil and gas company focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, has provided an operational update in relation to the Early Production System on Lancaster field (Lancaster EPS).

DOF Subsea, Enpro Subsea partner on independent and integrated flow intervention services

Enpro Subsea and DOF Subsea HAVE announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will leverage each company’s expertise and portfolio of assets to deliver enhanced production solutions throughout the life of field.

May seeks alternatives for Russian gas after spy scandal

The spy poisoning scandal in the UK is spilling into energy.

UK industry output jumps amid oil rebound, record factory run

UK industrial production posted its biggest monthly increase in more than a year in January, figures Friday showed.

Aging oil fields defy gravity to pump more crude

Bob Dudley, in his 38 years in the oil industry, has never seen anything like what happened with BP Plc’s old fields last year: They gushed more crude.