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Providence Resources completes farm-out of FEL 2/14, offshore Ireland

Providence Resources, the Irish based Oil and Gas Exploration Company, has provided a license update on Frontier Exploration Licence (FEL) 2/14.

OGA launches 31st UKCS Offshore Licensing Round

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched the 31st Offshore Licensing Round, offering blocks in frontier areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), supported by government-funded data to stimulate interest in these under-explored basins and assist companies in their activities.

Oil strike in Norway shuts Shell field as escalation looms

A strike curtailed oil production off Norway for the first time in six years as Royal Dutch Shell Plc shut a North Sea field and workers threatened to escalate labor action during the weekend.

Hurricane Energy concludes well completion operations at 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 development of the Lancaster Field (Lancaster EPS).

Law firm WFW advises OMV on €158 million disposal of Pakistani subsidiaries

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised OMV on the completion of its sale of two wholly-owned subsidiaries comprising its upstream exploration and production business in Pakistan (“OMV Pakistan”) to Dragon Prime Hong Kong Ltd., Hong Kong, for an agreed consideration of €158 million.

BP to increase share in UK’s giant Clair field, sell interest in Alaska’s Kuparuk field

BP has announced that it has entered into agreements with ConocoPhillips that will significantly increase its holding in Clair field, a core asset of BP’s North Sea business in the UK.

Court orders Tullow Ghana to pay $254 million to Seadrill

Tullow Oil plc announces that a judgment in the English Commercial Court case brought against its wholly owned subsidiary Tullow Ghana Limited by Seadrill Ghana Operations Limited has been received.

Anglo African Oil & Gas develops the Republic of the Congo

Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, is pleased to announce the results of further work on the TLP-102 well on the Tilapia license in the Republic of the Congo.

Shell approves North Sea project, seeing "life in old dog"

Royal Dutch Shell Plc approved its second North Sea project in six months, greenlighting a natural gas field that it considered uneconomical to produce from six years ago.

HydraWell signs contract with Chevron for UK plug and abandonment services

HydraWell has signed a contract with Chevron North Sea Limited for the provision of equipment and personnel for plug and abandonment (P&A) services on the UK continental shelf.

CGG delivers final PSTM products for Dunquin multi-client survey, west of Ireland

CGG has completed the Pre-Stack Time Migration (PSTM) of its 2,500-km2 Dunquin multi-client survey acquired in Block 44 of the Porcupine basin, west of Ireland, in 2017.

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Subsea 7 secures contract from Shell for Penguins Project

Subsea 7 has announced the award of a contract by Shell for the Penguins Redevelopment Project, located approximately 150 mi northeast of the Shetland Islands.

Petrofac secures Irish Sea contract extension

Petrofac has secured a two-year contract extension on Eni UK Limited’s Liverpool Bay Development, valued in the region of $65 million.

Europa Oil & Gas nearly doubles estimate of prospective resources on FEL 3/13, offshore Ireland

Europa Oil & Gas, the UK and Ireland focused exploration, development and production company, is pleased to report its updated prospect inventory resulting in a near doubling of its estimate of gross mean un-risked prospective resources on FEL 3/13 in the South Porcupine basin, Atlantic Ireland, to 2.9 Bboe.

Hurricane Energy commences well completion operations at Lancaster field

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 development of Lancaster field.

TEMS International lands its second global contract

Scottish oil and gas service company TEMS International has landed a global contract with an independent American oil and gas E&P company.

Zennor Petroleum offered five blocks in 30th UKCS license round

Zennor Petroleum Limited has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Zennor Pathway Limited and Zennor North Sea Limited, have been successful in the UK’s 30th offshore license round. Zennor participated in five applications in the round and has been offered five potential awards.

United Oil & Gas awarded two blocks in the UK North Sea, including Crown Oil discovery

United Oil & Gas Plc, the London Stock Exchange listed oil and gas exploration and development company, is pleased to announce that it has been provisionally awarded, in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) 30th offshore license round, two highly prospective blocks in the Central North Sea, including the Crown Oil discovery, which could contain up to 16 MMbbl of recoverable oil.

Faroe Petroleum awarded Edinburgh prospect in 30th UKCS license round

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a new prospective exploration license under the 30th license round on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).