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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.

Zennor Petroleum acquires interest in North Sea's Arran project

Zennor Petroleum Limited has announced that on June 30, 2017, its subsidiary, Zennor North Sea Limited, completed the acquisition of interests in and under United Kingdom Petroleum Production Licence P359.

Culzean jackets set sail for UK North Sea

Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) has completed construction of the Culzean jackets for client Maersk Oil North Sea UK Limited.

Thanks to Belgium, U.S. shale has arrived in the UK

It took a surge of gas flowing out of Britain for the country to finally take part in the U.S. shale boom.

UK needs Europe more than ever to look after its natural gas

The UK is becoming more dependent than ever on the European Union to look after its natural gas, even as it negotiates its exit from the bloc.

UK's Hunting says U.S. shale boom helping business

Oilfield services company Hunting Plc said on Tuesday its revenue for the first half was boosted by onshore drilling in the United States, particularly in shale oil regions such as the Permian basin in West Texas.

DNO completes acquisition of Origo Exploration

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Origo Exploration Holding AS, a privately-held oil and gas exploration company with a focus offshore Norway and the UK.

Repsol Sinopec delivers first gas from Cayley field, in Montrose Area redevelopment

First gas has been delivered on schedule from Cayley field, the third and final new discovery to be brought on stream during the major redevelopment of the Montrose Area in the Central North Sea operated by Repsol Sinopec Resources UK.

North Sea oil producer jumps on hopes new field will ease debt

EnQuest Plc climbed the most in three months in London trading on speculation borrowings will fall following the start of production at its Kraken oil field in the UK North Sea.

Abrado sets double-string section milling record on North Sea well

Abrado announced today that it has completed the first double-string section milled window in the North Sea utilizing the proprietary Medusa cutting technology.

UK set up for global gas fight as giant storage site shuts down

Already buffeted by political chaos at home and abroad, the UK gas market must now operate without its biggest stabilizing force: the giant Rough gas storage facility under the North Sea.

UK natural gas has worst week since 2012 as demand collapses

UK gas prices for immediate delivery posted the the biggest weekly decline in five years as works on a pipeline to mainland Europe damp demand for the fuel.