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DeltaTek completes cementing services at Total's Ballindalloch field

Well construction specialist, DeltaTek Global, has announced the successful completion of its first SeaCure deployment for Total E&P UK.

Aker BP granted drilling permit for wildcat east of Frigg field

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 25/2-20, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Equinor discovers oil and gas from exploration well Snadd Outer Outer/Black Vulture

Equinor, alongside partners Ineos E&P and Faroe Petroleum, has made an oil and gas discovery in exploration well Snadd Outer Outer/Black Vulture in production license 159B, in the Norwegian Sea.

Equinor completes drilling of wildcat southeast of Korpfjell discovery

Equinor Energy AS, operator of production license 859, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7335/3-1.

Maersk Drilling awarded 100-day extension for Mærsk Innovator

Maersk Drilling has announced that CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, has exercised a one-well option for the Mærsk Innovator jackup rig to continue drilling infill wells at the Buzzard field on the UK Continental Shelf.

Aker BP reports safe removal of Valhall QP topside

The original accommodation platform at Valhall (QP) in the southern part of the North Sea has been safely removed by the giant vessel Pioneering Spirit.

Energean bids for EDF oil and gas assets

Energean Oil & Gas Plc, the Greek energy producer that sold shares in London last year, is bidding for the oil and gas business of Electricite de France SA’s Italian unit, people familiar with the matter said.

Equinor awards contract for subsea pipelines, marine operations for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2

On behalf of the Johan Sverdrup license, Equinor is awarding the contract for subsea pipelines and associated marine operations in the second project phase to Subsea 7.

Sleipner partnership releases CO2 storage data

Equinor and its partners will disclose datasets from Sleipner field; the world's first offshore CCS plant, in a push to advance innovation and development on the field of CO2 storage.

Well-Safe Solutions secures landmark contract for North Sea decommissioning project

Well-Safe Solutions today announced the award of a major contract to decommission up to 21 wells on Schooner and Ketch fields in the UKCS, operated by DNO North Sea (ROGB) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of DNO ASA.

CGG awarded processing contract for Equinor's Johan Sverdrup PRM project

Subsurface Imaging, part of CGG’s Geoscience division, has been awarded a contract by Equinor for the processing of seismic data from the Johan Sverdrup Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) system in the North Sea.

SPE Offshore Europe gets brand new backdrop for 2019

This year, returning attendees of SPE Offshore Europe (OE) will notice some new scenery.

Creating the right jobs will ensure Vision 2035 succeeds

Interview with Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, OGUK

SPE Offshore Europe-2019 conference chairman sees exciting future ahead for UKCS

Interview with OE 2019 Chairman Michael Borrell, Senior V.P., North Sea and Russia, Total

UKCS shows signs of upside potential

The business and operational improvements implemented during the downturn have positioned the UKCS as a much more attractive basin for E&P companies.

SPE Offshore Europe 2019 awaits you!

The SPE Offshore Europe 2019 conference and exhibition is fast approaching.

World of oil and gas

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Several months ahead of schedule, Shell Offshore Inc., a Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary—alongside partner CNOOC Petroleum Offshore SA, Inc., a subsidiary of CNOOC Limited—has begun producing at its Appomattox floating production system.

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Equinor reports collision between supply vessel and Statfjord A

On Friday, June 7, the supply vessel PSV Sjøborg collided into the Statfjord A platform in connection with loading operations. Statfjord A is currently in a scheduled production stop, and there was no production on the platform when the incident occurred.

DNO awarded two new exploration licenses on UKCS

DNO ASA has been awarded two exploration licenses as operator by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), under the UK’s 31st licensing round.