http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Canada’s Suncor considers selling North Sea oil and gas fields https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/21/canada-s-suncor-considers-selling-north-sea-oil-and-gas-fields After a slow start to the year as the coronavirus crisis disrupted plans across the industry, asset-sale activity in the North Sea has picked up in the second half. Enpro Subsea enables safe removal of ‘attic’ oil from Brent Bravo’s concrete cells https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/16/enpro-subsea-enables-safe-removal-of-attic-oil-from-brent-bravo-s-concrete-cells Enpro’s patented technology enabled the safe access and removal of ‘attic’ oil from concrete storage cells at the base of the Brent Bravo platform in 140m water depth. The system, which on previous campaigns had been deployed direct from platform topsides, was this time deployed from a DeepOcean construction vessel, leading to a significant reduction in operating days per cell. Norway’s oil production to recover as mediation ends labor strike https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/9/norway-s-oil-production-to-recover-as-mediation-ends-labor-strike The settlement will restore production at six fields already shut down by the dispute and prevent an escalation to another six over the weekend. Those facilities pump about 130,000 barrels of crude oil and 43 million cubic meters of gas a day. Boris Johnson’s UK wind energy plans need subsea ingenuity to succeed https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/6/boris-johnson-s-uk-wind-energy-plans-need-subsea-ingenuity-to-succeed Boris Johnson’s plan to quadruple the size of the UK offshore wind industry will require $58 billion of investment and careful management of what’s a tricky building process in some of the world’s roughest waters. Chrysaor acquires Premier Oil, becomes the North Sea’s top oil and gas producer https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/10/6/chrysaor-acquires-premier-oil-becomes-the-north-sea-s-top-oil-and-gas-producer The deal marks the end of the road for one of the oldest independent oil explorers. After years laboring under a mountain of debt Premier has bowed to pressure from creditors, with CEO Tony Durrant abandoning his plan to acquire some of BP’s North Sea assets and agreeing to step down. OGUK welcomes job support plan, says green recovery focus must continue https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/25/oguk-welcomes-job-support-plan-says-green-recovery-focus-must-continue The leading representative for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has initially welcomed the winter economy plans announced by the Chancellor, noting it will seek further information on the details of the proposals in the coming days. CGG commences second phase of largest OBN multi-client survey in UK CNS https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/25/cgg-commences-second-phase-of-largest-obn-multi-client-survey-in-uk-cns CGG announced completion of the first phase of its multi-year program to deliver the largest OBN multi-client survey ever acquired in the UK Central North Sea and immediate commencement of the second acquisition phase. Wood partners with SGN to create decarbonization roadmap in Scotland https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/22/wood-partners-with-sgn-to-create-decarbonization-roadmap-in-scotland The North East Network and Industrial Cluster development project will deliver a comprehensive and practical roadmap that enables existing and future gas networks to help meet national net-zero 2045 decarbonization targets, and the ultimate goal of providing 100% hydrogen from renewable sources. Bidders line up for Exxon’s UK North Sea oil and gas assets https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/22/bidders-line-up-for-exxon-s-uk-north-sea-oil-and-gas-assets Exxon Mobil’s UK North Sea assets have attracted suitors from state-owned companies to private equity-backed firms as the U.S. oil giant seeks to exit the aging region altogether, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Premier Oil in early talks on deal with Chrysaor https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/9/15/premier-oil-in-early-talks-on-deal-with-chrysaor Premier Oil Plc and Chrysaor Holdings Ltd. have held preliminary talks about a potential deal that would bring together two of the largest UK oil and gas producers, according to people with knowledge of the matter.