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BP starts production from Quad 204 project, west of Shetland

BP announced first oil from the redeveloped Schiehallion Area, following completion of the Quad 204 project in the west of Shetland region, offshore UK.

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.

Wood Group awarded Shell Brent decommissioning contract

Wood Group has been awarded a contract to support Shell in the decommissioning of their Brent Bravo platform in the North Sea.

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.

InterMoor UK expands decommissioning services

InterMoor Ltd, a leading provider of mooring services, foundation solutions, and offshore installations in subsea services group Acteon, has added rigless well abandonment capabilities to its UK-based services.

Azinor Catalyst awards drilling contract for two wells on the UKCS

Azinor Catalyst Limited (Catalyst), the Seacrest Capital Group-backed E&P company focused on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS), has announced that it has awarded a rig contract to Diamond Offshore Drilling (UK) Limited for the Ocean Guardian semisubmersible rig to drill two operated wells during third-quarter 2017.

Centrica investing £60m to boost Morecambe Bay production

The project to refurbish two 5,000-tonne platforms in the East Irish Sea, which is expected to start later this month, will boost output from the fields, which already produce enough gas to heat 1.5 million UK homes.

TGS announces Crean 3D multi-client project in Ireland

TGS announces new multi-client acquisition project, Crean 3D on the Irish Atlantic Margin.

North Sea crude production growth to halt after 2017

In 2017, North Sea crude and condensate production will increase by roughly 50,000 bpd to an average of almost 2.9 MMbpd according to ESAI Energy’s newly published Europe Watch report.

Wood Group secures new engineering contract with Premier Oil in UK

Wood Group has been awarded a contract by Premier Oil to deliver front end engineering design (FEED) to the Tolmount offshore field development in the Southern North Sea.

Craig International secures five-year procurement contract with Premier Oil

Craig International has signed a five-year procurement contract for all Premier Oil’s maintenance and repair operations in the UK North Sea.

British PM May makes pitch for UK Aramco listing

UK Prime Minister Theresa May pitched London as a listing destination for Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering during her trip to Saudi Arabia.

Providence Resources to commence mobilization for 3D seismic data acquisition

Providence Resources, an Irish-based oil and gas exploration company, today provides an update regarding Frontier Exploration Licence (FEL) 3/04, located in the southern Porcupine basin.

Subsea UK shares knowledge and expertise with Mexico's NOC

Senior figures from Mexico’s national oil company, Pemex, have been discovering the secrets of the UK subsea sector’s success and how it has revolutionized the way in which hydrocarbons have been extracted from beneath the seabed during a fact-finding visit to Aberdeen.

Maersk Drilling secures contract for Maersk Gallant

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the harsh-environment jackup rig Mærsk Gallant, following a competitive tendering exercise by Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited.

Hurricane Energy completes Halifax well operations, initial data analysis

Hurricane Energy plc, the UK based oil and gas company focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, announces that operations on the 205/23-3A well (the Halifax well) are complete.

Maersk Oil reports first oil from Flyndre field, UK

Production has begun from the Maersk Oil-operated Flyndre field in the UK and Norwegian North Sea.