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Zennor provides Finlaggan field development update

Zennor Petroleum Limited, through its subsidiary Zennor Pathway Limited, is currently developing the 100% owned Finlaggan field in the UK Central North Sea (block 21/05c and 21/05d, Licence P2013).

Premier shares jump 48% as strong output drives 2019 forecast

Premier Oil rose the most in four months in London trading after increasing full-year forecasts for output and debt reduction.

Xodus grows capabilities with addition of renewables advisory team

International energy consultancy Xodus Group has expanded its renewables capabilities with the addition of a dedicated advisory unit.

Siccar Point Energy announces Blackrock exploration well results

Siccar Point Energy has completed drilling the Blackrock exploration well 204/5b-2 in the West of Shetland.

Subsea technologies to be explored in Brazil

Industry body Subsea UK is inviting UK organizations to participate in the ‘UK and Brazil: Partners in Energy’ trade mission, which takes place in June.

Craig International signs new BP contract in UKCS

Craig International has reinforced its position as a global market-leader in oil and gas procurement after reporting its best ever year in the U.S. and securing a contract with BP in the UK.

Exceed awarded well engineering, management contract from Serica Energy

Exceed, a well management and performance improvement specialist, has successfully secured a two-year contract to support Serica Energy (UK) Limited with its future well operations.

Craig International secures multi-million contract with Spirit Energy

Craig International has secured a contract with Spirit Energy, which is potentially worth $27.37 million (£21million) over seven years.

AFRC partners with Matsuura to accelerate the use of innovative machine tool technology across Scotland

The University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) has agreed a tier one partnership with Matsuura Machinery Limited, aiming to accelerate the use of innovative machine tool technologies that can save significant costs across sectors such as oil and gas and aerospace.

UK regulator authorizes deployment of Sercel’s QuietSea marine mammal monitoring system in UK waters

Sercel is pleased to announce that successful deployment of its QuietSea Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) system has been extended to the UK, following approval by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) of its use for a seismic survey operated by CGG in waters off the Shetland Islands.

Sparrows Group secures UKCS contract with two major operators

Sparrows Group has reinforced its leading position in the North Sea following contract renewals worth an estimated $38.7 million (£30 million) in revenue in the first-quarter 2019.

KCA Deutag awarded a four-year drilling contract extension in North Sea

KCA Deutag is delighted to confirm that its offshore business unit has been awarded an extension to its existing contract with CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited for the Scott platform, which it operates in the UK North Sea.

DNV GL in UK extends contract for Dana Petroleum

DNV GL has secured a 3-year contract across the Dana Petroleum operated assets on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Zennor provides Finlaggan field development update

Zennor Petroleum Limited, through its subsidiary Zennor Pathway Limited, is currently developing the 100% owned Finlaggan field in the UK Central North Sea (block 21/05c and 21/05d, Licence P2013).

Ensco and Rowan merge to form EnscoRowan

Ensco Rowan plc, has announced the completion of the previously disclosed merger of Ensco plc and Rowan Companies plc, which follows the satisfaction of the transaction’s closing conditions including overwhelming approval by each company’s shareholders and sanction by the UK Court of the scheme of arrangement implementing the transaction.

Tendeka reports major growth in North Sea projects

Independent global completions service company, Tendeka, has more than doubled its work in the UK offshore sector over the past twelve months.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

LUKOIL has commenced drilling new production wells at West Qurna-2 field as part of the second development phase.

Integrated technology drives P&A efficiencies

Lyndsay Harley, Coretrax

A one-trip system for annular cementing combines multiple tools to speed operations, improve safety, and reduce costs.

Technology at OTC: Latest advances target additional efficiencies, cost-cutting

This year’s collection of new technologies and products carries on the spirit of last year’s advances, and perhaps even more aggressively, in terms of wringing out further efficiencies and cost reductions.

OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards: Innovation continues as offshore recovers

As the offshore sector of the global E&P industry shows signs of finally turning the corner, the strong pace of technical innovation is continuing.