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Lundin awarded 14 licenses in Norwegian licensing round

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has been awarded a total of 14 exploration license interests in the 2017 Norwegian licensing round (Awards in Predefined Areas, APA).

Faroe Petroleum awarded eight exploration licences in Norway

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 eight new prospective exploration licences, including four operatorships, in the Norwegian North Sea under the 2017 Norwegian APA (Awards in Pre-defined Areas) Licence Round.

Statoil awarded new production licences on NCS

In connection with the Award in Predefined Areas (APA) for 2017 Statoil has been offered interests in 31 exploration licences on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), 17 of these as operator, and 14 as a partner.

Subsea Expo to explore overseas opportunities for UK companies

With UK subsea exports valued at almost £4 billion, Subsea UK is encouraging British firms to target international expansion to sustain long term growth.

Archer secures contract for Apache's Forties, Beryl fields

Archer Limited announces that effective from Jan. 1, 2018, Apache have awarded a new three-year contract to Archer for the provision of Platform Drilling Management Services which include operations and maintenance on their Forties and Beryl fields.

DNO receives 10 awards in Norway's APA licensing round

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary DNO Norge AS has been awarded participation in 10 exploration licenses under Norway's Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2017 licensing round.

What's ahead for western Europe's biggest oil nation

After suffering through the worst crisis in a generation, Norway’s oil industry is now back on its feet.

Fluor secures contract for Shell Penguins offshore UK project

Fluor Corporation announced today that the company was awarded a contract by Shell for the engineering, procurement and fabrication of Shell’s Penguins floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the North Sea.

United Oil & Gas announces farm-in to southern UK licences

United Oil & Gas Plc, the London Stock Exchange listed oil and gas exploration and development company, is pleased to announce an agreement to farm-in to the Corallian Energy Limited (Corallian) interests in its southern UK oil and gas assets.

Shell announces redevelopment of Penguins field in UK North Sea

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has announced a final investment decision on the redevelopment of the Penguins oil and gas field in the UK North Sea.

Simmons Edeco recognized for international growth

Simmons Edeco, a leading supplier of wellhead and valve maintenance, asset integrity solutions and onshore drilling services to the global oil and gas industry, announced that it has received the Great International Growth Award 2017 at the tenth annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards in Great Yarmouth, England.

ADES extends three major contracts in Gulf of Suez

ADES International Holding Ltd., the London-listed company providing offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa through its subsidiaries, has successfully extended two existing contracts for Admarine II, Admarine IV and renewed its lease for Admarine VI, all of which are in the Gulf of Suez area.

TWMA secures three-year contract with Total

TWMA, provider of specialized drilling waste management services, has been awarded a three-year contract with Total to provide drilling waste management services in the UKCS.

Lundin reports dry well at Hurri prospect in the Barents Sea

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has completed the drilling of the Hurri exploration well 7219/12-3S located in PL533 in the southern Barents Sea. The well was dry.

Ineos Shale challenges Scottish government's oil, gas extraction ban

Ineos Shale has announced that, with its co-venture partner Reach, it has lodged a petition for judicial review of the recent decision by the Scottish Government to “effectively ban” onshore unconventional oil and gas extraction in Scotland by introducing a new planning policy of "no support."

NPD reports successful seismic acquisition on Gardarbank High

During the autumn of 2017, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has acquired about 4,500 km of 2D seismic on the Gardarbank High, east/northeast of Bjørnøya and south of Hopen.

Wood delivers subsea contract for Celtic Interconnector project

Wood is providing EirGrid Group, Ireland’s state-owned transmission system operator and France’s counterpart Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE), with subsea engineering services to the Celtic Interconnector project.

Subsea NE appoints new regional chairman

The regional advocacy group for the North-east of England’s subsea sector has appointed Bruce Heppenstall as its new chairman.

Petrofac secures rotating equipment contract with Chrysaor

Petrofac has been awarded a Rotating Equipment Management Services contract in support of Chrysaor’s operations in the UKCS.

U.S. takes gas from UK site that got first Siberian cargo

Not many people had expected the U.S. to turn to Europe for natural gas this winter.