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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.

Wood Group renews and extends North Sea contract with Premier Oil

Wood Group has been awarded a $50 million contract with Premier Oil, to deliver topside operations and maintenance services to the Balmoral floating production vessel (FPV) in the Central North Sea and the Solan installation, West of Shetland.

OGA awards 25 licences for UKCS in 29th offshore licensing round

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is to award 25 licenses for 111 blocks or part blocks to 17 companies in the 29th Offshore Licensing Round to enable further exploration and production across frontier areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

BP confirms talks to sell key North Sea oil pipeline to Ineos

BP Plc is in talks with Ineos AG to sell the Forties pipeline, one of the most important pieces of oil infrastructure in the UK North Sea.

Amec Foster Wheeler wins £60-million contract extension for Centrica’s Morecambe Bay assets

Amec Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded a contract extension by Centrica for its Morecambe Bay onshore and offshore gas production assets. The Engineering, Construction and Project Support (ECAPS) contract includes work for operations and maintenance, minor modifications and projects.

Wärtsilä garners performance contracts for four Songa Offshore drilling rigs

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a five-year technical management and services agreement with Songa Offshore for four Cat-D type semi-submersible drilling rigs operating in the North Sea. Through the partnership with Wärtsilä, Songa Offshore ensures optimal performance and maximum availability of the Wärtsilä engines and thrusters on board the drilling rigs, which operate in extremely harsh conditions. This is possible with real-time knowledge of the actual condition of the equipment, provided by Wärtsilä's digital offering.

EDF Energy enters into framework agreement with SIMMONS EDECO

SIMMONS EDECO, a supplier of wellhead and valve maintenance, asset integrity solutions and onshore drilling services to the global oil and gas industry, announced that it has entered into a framework agreement with EDF Energy to maintain its gas storage facilities in Cheshire, England.

Europa Oil & Gas and Cairn Energy announce offshore Ireland farm-out

Europa Oil & Gas, UK and Ireland focused exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a farm-out agreement (FOA) with a wholly owned subsidiary of leading operator Cairn Energy PLC Group in relation to a 70% interest in and operatorship of Licensing Option 16/19.

The EIC appoints Petrofac’s Tony Brady to board of directors

The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for UK companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, has announced the appointment of Petrofac’s Business Development Manager Tony Brady as the newest member of its board of directors.

There are big problems with UK's biggest natural gas store

The prognosis for Centrica Plc’s business of storing natural gas is getting worse.

UK oil, gas output set for longest expansion in two decades

UK oil and gas production will continue to grow through 2018, putting it on course for the longest expansion in almost two decades, amid project startups and productivity gains, an industry lobby said.