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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.

Equinor reports discovery at Utsira High, northwest of Johan Sverdrup

Equinor and partners Lundin and Spirit Energy have struck oil in the PL 167 license at the Utsira High in the North Sea. The discovery is currently estimated to contain 15-35 MMbbl of recoverable oil equivalent.

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.

Johan Sverdrup drilling platform installed

After initial preparations, the actual installation job took only three hours. This makes it likely the fastest ever installation of a large, fully completed topside.

Equinor announces sailaway of Johan Sverdrup drilling topside

The Johan Sverdrup drilling topside is now sailing from the Aibel yard in Haugesund, on its way to the North Sea. The topside is the first, and biggest, structure to be completed and 85% fully tested onshore before being installed offshore in a single lift.

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.

Aker BP awards Valhall Flank West contract to PG Flow Solutions

Aker BP, on behalf of the Wellhead Platform Alliance, has awarded PG Flow Solutions a contract to supply a number of pump systems to the Valhall Flank West wellhead platform.

Aker BP strikes gas northwest of Hammerfest, in the Barents Sea

Aker BP ASA, operator of Production Licence 659, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7221/12-1.

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.

TGS, PGS announce new Nansen 3D multi-client project in Norway

TGS and Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) announce a new multi-client project in the Barents Sea. The new Nansen 3D Geostreamer survey will cover ~6,100 km² in an active APA area of the Hammerfest basin.

Equinor granted consent to extend life of Oseberg Øst facility

Equinor (formerly Statoil) has been granted consent for continued use of the Oseberg Øst facility until March 31, 2031.

Equinor awards drilling contract for Fram, Askeladd licenses

Equinor (formerly Statoil) has awarded Odfjell a contract for drilling two times three production wells for the Fram and Askeladd licenses by using the Deepsea Atlantic rig. Odfjell has also been awarded a master framework agreement (MFA).

Equinor invests in Fram field, nearly doubling remaining reserves

Equinor (formerly Statoil) and its partners make investments in Fram field that will almost double remaining reserves.

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).

Azinor Catalyst awarded two licenses in UK government’s 30th offshore licensing round

Azinor Catalyst Limited, the Seacrest Capital Group-backed E&P Company focused on the UK Continental Shelf, has announced that it has been awarded two licenses in the UK government’s 30th offshore licensing round.

Equinor awarded nine licenses in the UKCS 30th offshore licensing round

Equinor (formerly Statoil) has been awarded nine new licenses in the 30th offshore licensing round, eight as operator, as announced by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) today.

Siccar Point secures strategic acreage position in 30th licensing round for UKCS

Siccar Point Energy has secured additional strategic acreage in the Oil & Gas Authority’s 30th Licensing Round for the UK Continental Shelf.