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Wintershall submits PDO for Nova field, in the Norwegian North Sea

Wintershall has, together with its partners Capricorn, Spirit Energy, Edison and DEA, submitted the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for its operated North Sea Nova field (formerly Skarfjell) to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Aker Solutions secures Troll phase 3 topside modification contract

Aker Solutions secured a contract valued at over NOK 1 billion from Equinor to deliver a module for the Troll A platform that will help increase output at one of Norway's largest natural gas fields.

Europe seen taking the limelight from China's booming LNG demand

Europe is starting to steal some of the limelight from China’s booming liquefied natural gas demand as imports pick up after several lackluster years.

What's new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Looking through rose-colored sunglasses, some people see renewable energy as eventually, and perhaps completely, replacing oil and gas.

Bibby Offshore secures subsea services contract with Spirit Energy

Bibby Offshore, a subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has secured a fixed term framework agreement with leading independent oil and gas operator, Spirit Energy.

Statoil awards five-year IMR services contract to Subsea 7

Statoil is awarding Subsea 7 Norway AS a five-year contract for IMR services to be carried out by the Seven Viking vessel for subsea operations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

Aqualis Offshore secures consultancy services agreement with Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling AS has awarded Aqualis Offshore UK Ltd. a global framework agreement for the delivery of offshore consultancy services and specific supplier personnel services.

Statoil begins offshore mobilization for Norway's Johan Sverdrup

Up to 2,400 men and women have started to mobilize for the hook-up and completion of Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.

Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority concludes investigation of December incident

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has concluded and published their investigation of the fatal incident on Maersk Interceptor on Dec. 7, 2017.

Crude flows to export terminal in Scotland halted

The flow of Brent crude oil to an export terminal in Scotland was halted this week, a development that will further erode already weak shipments from the North Sea.

Siccar Point Energy confirms Cambo well spud, Shell deal completion

Siccar Point Energy has started drilling a final appraisal well on Cambo field, north-west of Shetland, with results expected this summer.

BP surges to 2010 high as analysts rave about beat, cash flow

MOSCOW (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc analysts praised results which beat estimates thanks to strength in both the upstream and downstream divisions, helping to send the shares to an almost eight-year high.

Statoil sells non-operated interest in Alba field, offshore UK

Statoil has agreed to sell its 17% non-operated interest in the Alba oil field on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) to Verus Petroleum.

Stork secures Shell contract for southern North Sea technical support

Fluor Corporation announced that Stork, part of Fluor’s Diversified Services segment, was awarded a three-year contract by Shell UK Limited to provide technical support for a range of Shell’s UK-based ONEgas assets in the Southern North Sea, as well as onshore facilities, offshore installations and vessels.

Premier Oil announces sale of Babbage Area interests

Premier is pleased to announce that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to sell its interests in the Babbage Area to Verus Petroleum SNS Ltd (Verus).

Faroe Petroleum brings Tambar wells into production in Norway

Faroe Petroleum has announced that both new infill wells drilled this year on Tambar field in Norway (Faroe 45%), have now been brought successfully into production.

SOCAR, BP sign new production sharing agreement for Azerbaijan exploration

SOCAR and BP today signed a new production sharing agreement (PSA) for the joint exploration and development of Block D230 in the North Absheron basin, in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea.

Gazprom seen pumping gas to Europe like it's already winter

The world’s biggest exporter of natural gas is turning up the taps to Europe.

German $10-billion gas bill shows perks of close Russia ties

Are Berlin’s close energy ties with Moscow paying off?

BHGE awarded Statoil contract to provide turbomachinery equipment to Johan Castberg field

Baker Hughes, a GE company, has been awarded by Statoil Petroleum AS and Aker Solutions a contract to provide turbomachinery equipment for the topside structure for the floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) to be located at Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea.