WorldOil Faroe Petroleum announces Agar-Plantain farm-in, on the UKCS Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, has announced that it has farmed into the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) Agar-Plantain exploration and appraisal well, close to the UK/Norwegian median line, operated by Azinor Catalyst Limited (Catalyst). Neptune Energy to acquire UK central North Sea assets from Apache Neptune Energy Group has announced that it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire certain development and exploration assets in the UK Central North Sea from Apache North Sea Limited (ANSL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Apache Corporation. Companies in the news Danos has been awarded a contract by Shell Exploration and Production Company to provide coatings for Shell’s deepwater Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico. First oil Consent given to fracing first onshore, horizontal well in the UK Operators and service firms collaborate through ground-breaking subsea technology Collaboration is the driving force of the global oil and gas industry, as it faces mounting pressure to increase efficiencies, maximize production and streamline processes, both offshore and onshore. Trelleborg supplies SafePilot solutions to Shell's Brent Delta decommissioning project SafePilot from Trelleborg’s marine systems operation successfully helped to pilot Allseas’ 200-m-long barge, Iron Lady, from the Tees Bay to Able UK’s Seaton Port in Hartlepool, which transported Shell’s 24,200 ton-Brent Delta topside to Able’s facility on May 2, 2017. Nexen announces full sanction of Buzzard Phase II project, offshore UK Nexen has announced that the BPII (Buzzard Phase II) project has received full sanction from partners (Suncor Energy UK Limited, Chrysaor Limited, Dyas EOG Limited and Oranje-Nassau Energie Resources Limited) and the Field Development Plan has been approved by the UK Oil and Gas Authority – allowing the project to move into the execute stage. Petrofac secures five-year contract renewal with ONE Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services (EPS) business has secured a five-year renewal on its Duty Holder Support Services contract with Oranje-Nassau Energie Resources Limited (ONE). Serica acquires additional interests in offshore UK assets Serica has signed an agreement to acquire further interests in the Bruce and Keith fields, UK North Sea, from Total EandP. DNV GL to support Shell’s Penguin field redevelopment DNV GL has been awarded a cross-service contract to support Shell's Penguins field redevelopment, UK continental shelf.