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Chevron, Chrysaor sign software contracts with Aberdeen’s Arnlea

Arnlea, an oil and gas asset management software business, has secured contracts with operators Chevron and Chrysaor.

Azinor Catalyst spuds well on Partridge Prospect in the UK North Sea

Azinor Catalyst Limited, the Seacrest Capital Group-backed E&P Company focused on the UK Continental Shelf, is pleased to announce that the 14/11a-2 well on the Partridge Prospect, was spudded at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 15, 2017, using the Ocean Guardian semisubmersible drilling rig.

Jersey Oil & Gas announces commencement of drilling on Verbier prospect

Jersey Oil & Gas, an independent upstream oil and gas company ‎focused on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) region of the North Sea, has announced that drilling operations have commenced on well 20/05b-13 on UK Seaward Licence P.2170, Blocks 20/5b & 21/1d.

The Buchan Alpha oil production vessel arrives at Veolia, Peterson decommissioning facility

The Repsol Sinopec Resources UK, Buchan Alpha oil production vessel, weighing 12,000 tonnes, arrived safely in Lerwick, Shetland, on Aug. 12-13. Decommissioning of the facility is being managed by Veolia and Peterson and is believed to be the first major North Sea floating production vessel facility to be disposed of in Scotland.

Parkmead acquires interest in UK North Sea licence containing Farne Extension prospect

Parkmead, the UK and Netherlands focused independent oil and gas group, is delighted to announce that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of a 50% interest in the UK North Sea Licence P.2209. from Verus Petroleum (SNS) Limited, which contains the Farne Extension prospect and a further four prospective leads.

HydraWell secures major UK frame agreement

The UK operation of an undisclosed super-major has awarded HydraWell a frame agreement to provide technology and services for all of the operator’s plug & abandonment (P&A) and well repair operations on the UK continental shelf.

ENGIE E&P UK reports first gas at Cygnus Bravo in the southern North Sea

First gas has been exported from Cygnus Bravo, the satellite wellhead platform in the Southern North Sea’s Cygnus development, operated by ENGIE E&P UK Limited.

Centrica North Sea awards three-year UK P&A deal to HydraWell

Centrica North Sea Limited has awarded HydraWell a three-year frame contract to provide plug & abandonment (P&A) technology and services for the operator’s “A Fields” in the southern part of the North Sea.

Expro secures well abandonment contract for UK North Sea multi-field campaign

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.

BP breaks even in tough environment after debt hits record

BP moved to calm investor concerns after debt rose to a record high.

Faroe Petroleum acquires further interest in the UK North Sea's Blane field

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, has announced the conditional acquisition of a further 13.9935% interest in Blane field in the UK North Sea from JX Nippon Exploration and Production (UK) Limited (JXN) for a total consideration of $5.25 million.

Maersk Oil completes Culzean jacket installation

The Maersk Oil operated high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) Culzean development in the UK North Sea has reached a key milestone with the safe installation of all three of the project’s jackets, on time and on budget.

Oil & Gas UK launches new guidelines in effort to boost production efficiency

Highly anticipated industry guidelines designed to boost production efficiency in the UK Continental Shelf have been published by Oil & Gas UK.

Schlumberger awarded EPCIC contract for Taqa's Otter field in the UK North Sea

OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, has announced the award of an engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contract for a subsea multi-phase boosting system by Taqa for Otter field in the UK North Sea.

Barryoe Partners granted two-year extension for exploration contract offshore Ireland

The Barryroe Partners have been granted a two-year extension to the term of the First Phase of SEL 1/11 to July 2019 and overall term to July 2021 by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment subject to the Barryroe Partners carrying out a work program that includes the evaluation of newly reprocessed 3D seismic data together with an assessment of the Jurassic and Triassic exploration potential of the lisence area.

Providence Resources begins drilling operations in Ireland's southern Porcupine basin

Providence Resources, the Irish based exploration company, has provided an operational update regarding Frontier Exploration Licence (FEL) 2/14 located in the southern Porcupine basin. FEL 2/14 is operated by Providence Resources plc (56%) on behalf of its partners Capricorn Ireland Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC, 30%) and Sosina Exploration Limited (14%), collectively referred to as the “JV partners”.

Shell to divest upstream interests in Ireland for up to $1.23 billion

Royal Dutch Shell to sell its interests in Ireland for up to $1.23 billion USD.

Industry professionals seek guidance in a tough market from OE 2017

Emily Querubin, World Oil

SPE’s biennial Offshore Europe (OE) E&P conference and exhibition will be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Center in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, during Sept. 5–8. The conference, which is recognized as a top E&P event in Europe, is organized to connect professionals with the global industry, and allow them to acquire new technical know-how, as well as to stay in touch with the latest business trends.

DNV GL increases research and testing portfolio in UK

DNV GL has reorganized their research and testing capability in the UK adding a facility at Bishop Auckland, County Durham, UK, to the portfolio.

Premier Oil acquires additional interest in Wytch Farm field

Premier is pleased to announce that it has signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire a further 3.75% interest in Licences PL089 and P534, which contain the Wytch Farm field, from Maersk Oil North Sea UK Ltd for a cash consideration of £11.7 million.