WorldOil Daily Brief podcast: A look ahead at the coming week in oil and gas, May 25-29 Key trends for the coming week, including how industry groups' response to low oil prices differ dramatically in the U.S. versus other producing nations, China's big plans for its economy, and investment analysts turning their backs on key sectors of the industry. Archer Limited secures multi-well PandA contract for modular rig Archer Topaz in the UKCS Archer announced a formal contract award for provision of a modular drilling unit and associated services by TAQA. Daily Brief podcast: Strategies for navigating capital markets to outlast the downturn Arindam Das discusses where energy sector companies must focus to meet capital markets' new expectations, both to survive the downturn and to act advantageously as stabilizing markets present new opportunities. OGUK responds to oil price impact study published by economist and professor Alex Kemp Responding to the findings of a new study published today by Professor Alex Kemp from the University of Aberdeen, which suggests a third of all available oil and gas in the North Sea could be left untouched if the price of Brent Crude remains at $25 a barrel, Demand collapse puts 30,000 UK oil and gas jobs at risk “The outlook is bleak compared to the picture of steady growth seen only two months ago, before the grip of the pandemic became clear,” industry trade body Oil and Gas UK said in a report published on Tuesday. Total tallies new gas, condensates discovery in UK North Sea Total and its partners have made an encouraging discovery with the Isabella 30/12d-11 well on the license P1820, located in the Central North Sea offshore U.K., about 40 kilometers south of the Elgin-Franklin Field and 170 kilometers east of Aberdeen. North Sea oil producers face near-term carbon target challenge A group of UK North Sea oil and natural gas producers face an ambitious government-mandated target to cut their emissions as soon as 2025 as the nation seeks to make more real its ambition for net-zero fossil fuel pollution by the middle of the century. Aker BP taps Tendeka for sand-face completion program offshore Norway Tendeka has received a Letter of Intent for a multi-million-pound contract to supply sand-face completion equipment to Aker BP’s Norwegian assets. Neptune announces first gas from Dutch North Sea well Neptune Energy announced first gas from the new L5a-D4 well in the deepest producing gas field of the Dutch North Sea. Defining the oilfield service sector’s role in meeting CO₂ goals As operators worldwide set ambitious net-zero-emissions goals, oilfield service companies have an opportunity to both play a key role in meeting these targets, and take a leadership position in shaping the path of the coming energy transition.