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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.

API: Oil and gas industry highlights preparedness for upcoming hurricane season

Today, API along with PMAA, AGA, AFPM, INGAA and NOIA highlighted the steps that the natural gas and oil industry is taking to prepare its operations for the upcoming hurricane season and shared lessons learned and examples of the industry’s resilience from past hurricane seasons.

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.

Faroe Petroleum commits to Brasse East exploration well

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 the commitment by the PL740 Brasse Joint Venture partners (Faroe 50% and operator and Point Resources 50%) to drill the Brasse East exploration well and award the associated rig contract, with commencement of drilling operations expected in fourth-quarter 2018.

Aqualis Offshore secures its first rig inspection deal in the Caspian

Aqualis Offshore has been awarded a one-year service agreement with Petronas Carigali (Turkmenistan) Sdn. Bhd, to conduct drilling rig integrity inspection services for its drilling programs.

Bibby Offshore secures multi-million North Sea contract

Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, has secured a two-phase multi-million pound contract with a leading oil and gas and production company.

Aker BP granted drilling permit for appraisal wells southeast of Alvheim field

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 25/4-12 S and well 25/4-12 A, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Suez, Halvorsen TEC to supply seawater sulfate removal system for Johan Castberg project

After completing an engineering and design study for a seawater sulfate removal unit (SRU) system to help protect production wells for its Johan Castberg project in Norway, Statoil awarded a consortium, led by SUEZ and Halvorsen TEC, the contract to supply the equipment and complete the project.

Azinam to execute multi-well drilling campaign offshore Namibia

Azinam Limited, the Seacrest Capital Group backed explorer focused on offshore Namibia, is pleased to announce that it is planning a multi-well drilling campaign over the next 24 months.

ION announces new 2D multi-client program offshore Canada

ION Geophysical Corporation has announced a new 2D multi-client program offshore Grand Banks in Newfoundland, Canada.

Simmons Edeco wins major North Sea contract for wellhead and valve maintenance

Simmons Edeco, a supplier of wellhead and valve maintenance, asset integrity solutions and onshore drilling services to the global oil and gas industry, announced that it has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by a major North Sea oil and gas operator.

CNOOC, Husky sign PSCs for exploration blocks in the South China Sea

CNOOC Limited has announced that its parent company, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), has signed two production sharing contracts (PSCs) with Husky Oil Operations (China) Limited for Block 22/11 and 23/07, in the South China Sea.

TCarta delivers satellite derived bathymetry data for Total's seismic work offshore Myanmar

TCarta, a global provider of marine geospatial products, has delivered satellite derived bathymetry (SDB) to Total. Total will use the water-depth data for preparing seismic survey works off the coast of Myanmar.

Faroe Petroleum completes sale of Fenja field interest

Faroe Petroleum plc, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, has announced the completion of the previously announced sale of its 17.5% working interest in the Fenja development, located in PL586 in the Norwegian Sea.

BP awards Vroon Offshore Services multi-ship contract

Vroon Offshore Services Aberdeen has been awarded a long-term contract with BP. Under the multi-million-pound contract, Vroon Offshore will provide emergency response and rescue vessels (ERRVs) to support BP’s on-going and future operations in the North Sea and West of Shetland.

AKOFS Offshore secures letter of intent from Equinor for light well intervention services

AKOFS Offshore, a company owned by Akastor ASA, has entered into a Letter of Intent with Equinor (formerly Statoil) for provision of year round light well intervention services (LWI) on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

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.