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Forties oil pipeline crack now under investigation

The UK Health and Safety Executive is investigating the causes of a crack in a key North Sea oil pipeline that disrupted production at more than 80 fields for weeks.

Norway beats back lawsuit seeking to curb Arctic oil drilling

Norway beat back an unprecedented lawsuit by environmental groups that sought to curb oil drilling in the country’s Arctic waters.

The PSA issues notice of order following investigation of Tambar incident

The PSA’s investigation of the fatal accident of Dec. 7, 2017 on Maersk Interceptor has identified serious shortcomings in systems and processes for materials handling. Maersk Drilling Norge has accordingly been given notice of an order.

Premier Oil reports first oil from Catcher Area

Premier Oil has announced that first oil from the Catcher Area was safely achieved at 15.45 hours on Dec. 23, 2017.

Oil majors' exit leaves Norway tending to its own petroleum future

Norway is realizing it will have to do without the deep pockets of the biggest oil companies as it seeks to extend an era that has made it one of the world’s richest countries.

North Sea Forties pipeline system fully operational, Ineos says

The North Sea’s Forties Pipeline System -- one of the world’s most important crude oil conduits -- is fully back in business after being shut earlier this month due to the discovery of a hairline crack.

Key North Sea oil pipeline approaches full service after repairs

One of the world’s most important crude oil pipeline networks is nearing a return to full service following an unexpected shutdown this month, as operator Ineos AG completes repairs and ends flow limitations.

Premier's new oil field offers relief after UK pipe halt

A new UK North Sea oil field came online last week, offering one of the country’s largest independent operators some relief from a pipeline halt that forced a significant portion of the region’s output to stop.

Apache announces restart of production at Forties field

Apache North Sea confirms that production from the company's Forties field has been restarted as of Dec. 23, 2017, following the completion of unscheduled maintenance of an onshore section of the Forties Pipeline System, which is owned and operated by a third party, INEOS.

McDermott awarded EPCC contract for Tyra redevelopment

McDermott International, Inc., today announced a substantial contract award from Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S (Maersk Oil) for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services for the Tyra Redevelopment project, located offshore in the Danish sector of the North Sea.

Hess completes sale of interests in Norway

Hess Corporation announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its subsidiary Hess Norge, which owns interests in Valhall and Hod fields in Norway, to Aker BP ASA for total proceeds of $2 billion, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Wärtsilä’s energy storage solution for North Sea Giant reduces costs, emissions

The technology group Wärtsilä has agreed to retrofit the world’s first energy storage solution on board a large offshore supply vessel.

Statoil submits PDO for Snorre expansion project

Statoil is today, on behalf of the Snorre Unit partners, submitting the plan for development and operation (PDO) of the Snorre expansion project to the authorities.

TechnipFMC awarded contract for Statoil Snorre expansion project

TechnipFMC has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract by Statoil for the Snorre expansion project.

Drydocks World awarded turret mooring system construction contract from SBM Offshore

Drydocks World the leading marine, onshore and offshore service provider to the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors has signed a contract agreement with SBM Offshore to carry-out the construction of the turret mooring system (TMS) for Statoil’s Johan Castberg Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.

Maersk Drilling is awarded contract extension by Total

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract extension for the jackup rig Maersk Intrepid by Total E&P Norge AS.

Repsol submits new PDO for Yme field

Operator Repsol has submitted a new Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for Yme field, in the North Sea. More than eight billion kroner will be invested in the development. The planned start-up is 2020.

Faroe Petroleum submits PDO for Fenja field

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 the partners in Fenja (previously named Pil/Bue) field (licence PL586) have submitted the Plan for its Development and Operation (PDO) to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Production at Wintershall's Maria field begins one year ahead of schedule

Wintershall, and its licence partners Petoro and Spirit Energy, have started production at the Maria field one year ahead of schedule. Costs have been reduced by more than 20% compared to plan. Oil production has now begun, whereas originally start-up was intended for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Oil ticks higher as North Sea supply hiccup enters second week

Crude edged higher for a third session as the shutdown of one of the world’s most important oil pipelines stretched into a second week.