UKAS has awarded NEL’s Elevated Pressure and Temperature (EPAT) test facility ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. This makes it the first and only HPHT facility in the UK to have gained the internationally recognized certification.
Royal IHC has signed a new contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of a tandem mooring and offloading system for an FSO vessel (Floating, Storage and Offloading).
Qatargas has signed a new five-year liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Petronas LNG UK Limited (PLUK).
Royal Dutch Shell Plc has invited binding bids from parties including Ineos AG and Blackstone Group LP-backed Siccar Point Energy for the sale of some of its UK North Sea assets worth about $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
Hurricane Energy has provisionally selected Technip and FMC Technologies, under their alliance, as its exclusive provider of subsea solutions for the Lancaster Early Production System (EPS) and for subsequent development of the Greater Lancaster Area.
The Transocean Winner semisubmersible, which ran aground offshore the UK in August, has been safely loaded onto the heavy lift ship Hawk.
Four wells are better than none if you’re trying to assess whether your country could host the next shale boom—but it’s not nearly enough.
Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University (RGU), in conjunction with Merlin ERD Limited, has developed a bespoke training course in extended reach drilling (ERD).
Cuadrilla Resources won government permission to hydraulically fracture for natural gas in northern England, ending a two-and-a-half-year battle that veered into debates about the legacy, prosperity and stewardship of Britain’s countryside.
A pile up of tankers waiting in the North Sea suggests a glut is building again in the market where benchmark crude is traded, highlighting the task facing OPEC as it seeks to rein in a global glut.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has been established as an independent government company by the UK government. This formalizes the transfer of the Secretary of State’s regulatory powers in respect of oil and gas to the OGA, and grants it new powers.
Maersk Oil has started drilling the first production well on the UK's Culzean field.
The UK opposition Labour Party would ban hydraulic fracturing for shale gas if it wins the next general election, according to its energy spokesman Barry Gardiner.
Petrofac’s differentiated approach to decommissioning, in support of Tullow Oil’s well plugging and abandonment campaign in the Southern North Sea (SNS), has delivered significant results and saved $2.5 million compared to traditional approaches.
Teekay Offshore Partners has been awarded new three-year shuttle tanker contracts of affreightment, plus extension options, with BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell and OMV Group, to transport the oil produced from the new Glen Lyon FPSO, which is part of the Quad204 development located west of Shetland in the North Sea.
Petrofac Training Services has been awarded a significant contract for training and emergency response services with Statoil (UK) Limited to support its UKCS operations.
Claxton, an Acteon company, has introduced the latest modular versions of its conductor recovery tower and SABRE abrasive cutting system to increase efficiency and flexibility in decommissioning and late-life projects.
Oil producers in the North Sea were supposed to be among the first victims of OPEC’s battle for market share. Instead their high-cost, decades-old facilities are proving surprisingly resilient to the price slump.
Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract to provide decommissioning services for Janice field in the North Sea for Maersk Oil UK. Maersk Supply Service will assume responsibility for engineering, project planning and managing the scope of the subsea decommissioning.
Proposals to develop a world-class barite resource at Duntanlich, Scotland, have been approved, subject to conditions, by the local authority.