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New hope for Jersey Oil & Gas’ Verbier well as Statoil recommends side-track

Jersey Oil & Gas has given investors some fresh hope that value could be salvaged from the Verbier exploration well, with news that a side-track is being drilled to test another target.

Premier Oil sells Wytch Farm field for $200 million

Premier has announced pleased to announce that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to sell its entire interests in Licences PL089 and P534, which contain Wytch Farm field, to Verus Petroleum SNS Limited for a cash consideration of $200 million.

Oil giants still love North Sea despite asset sales

Europe’s biggest energy companies have a message for the aging UK North Sea oil industry: We may be selling assets, but that doesn’t mean we’re heading for the exit.

Expro secures multi-million-dollar well services contract with Repsol Sinopec

International oilfield services company, Expro, has secured a five-year master services agreement with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited, for well services across its UK North Sea assets.

Expro secures 26-well abandonment contract for UK North Sea

International oilfield services company, 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.

UK North Sea oilfield startups surge to 10-year high

The UK North Sea is on track for the biggest year of oil and gas field startups in a decade, continuing the aging province’s surprising resilience to the crude-market slump.

Total starts production at Edradour & Glenlivet fields, West of Shetland

Total has announced start-up of production from the Edradour & Glenlivet gas and condensate fields, located in about 300 to 435 m of water in the West of Shetland area, close to Laggan-Tormore fields, which came on stream in February 2016.

John Crane Asset Management wins Culzean field maintenance contract with Maersk Oil

John Crane Asset Management Solutions has secured a contract to supply Maersk Oil with data services to support the planned maintenance strategy at one of the largest new developments in the UK North Sea.

CAN Group retains North Sea integrity contract

CAN Group has retained a key contract in the UKCS to provide topsides inspection and integrity support services for Apache North Sea’s assets in the UKCS.

FairfieldNodal to acquire UK-based provider of marine geopysical services

FairfieldNodal has announced that it is in advanced discussions with Thalassa Holdings to acquire WGP Group Ltd., a premier provider of marine geophysical services headquartered in the UK.

Premier Oil confirms sale of its interest in Wytch Farm field in England

Premier Oil confirms that it has reached agreement with a third party for the disposal of its entire 33.8% interest in Wytch Farm field in Dorset, England.

Total snubs "expensive" U.S. shale with North Sea-focused deal

When Total SA warned last month it was ready for acquisitions, U.S. shale assets weren’t at the top of its shopping list.

NXG Drilling Services expands with move to Aberdeen

NXG Drilling Services has invested more than £2 million in two new northeast operations to cope with increased demand for its tools and equipment solutions.

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.