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Statoil secures lifetime extension for Gullfaks B

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has given the go-ahead for using the B platform on Gullfaks field in the North Sea until Jan. 1, 2036, which corresponds to the length of the production license.

Fram C East satellite starts production to Troll C platform

Statoil has started production from the Fram C East satellite development offshore Norway. The development is targeting recoverable resources estimated at 18.2 MMbbl of oil and 1.6 Bcm of gas.

Claxton completes well abandonment of Horne and Wren platform for Tullow

Claxton, an Acteon company, has completed its involvement in the abandonment of two wells on the Horne and Wren platform in the Southern North Sea.

Statoil eyes drilling as it takes over operatorship of UK license P.2170

Statoil has signed a Sales and Purchase Agreement with Jersey Oil and Gas and CIECO Exploration and Production (UK) Limited to acquire 70% ownership and operatorship of the P.2170 license on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

AGR names new lead for UK consultancy business

AGR has appointed Steve Combe to manage its Aberdeen-based manpower consultancy business.

Zenith Energy completes first offshore abandonment project

An Aberdeen-based well management firm has successfully completed the plug and abandonment of a platform well located offshore Italy.

Statoil submits PDO for Byrding discovery in North Sea

Statoil and its partners have submitted the Plan for Development and Operation for the Byrding oil and gas discovery in the North Sea.

Maersk Drilling names newest jackup in Scotland

Lady Sponsor Gretchen H. Watkins, COO at Maersk Oil, has named Maersk Drilling’s newest asset at a ceremony in Invergordon, Scotland. The Maersk Highlander, a harsh environment jackup rig, is now ready for work.

North Sea oil prices rebound as glut of floating crude clears

The glut of crude oil stored in ships on the North Sea is finally starting to dissipate.

Premier Oil lifts output estimate as talks with lenders continue

Premier Oil raised its production estimate for the year as the oil explorer with operations in the North Sea said it’s still in negotiations with lenders to refinance its debt.

Independent Oil & Gas reports successful Skipper appraisal well

Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) provided an update on the drilling of the appraisal well on the Skipper oil discovery, which lies in Block 9/21a in license P1609 in the North Sea, of which IOG is 100% owner and operator.

JX Nippon sells part of working interest in UK’s Mariner field

JX Nippon Exploration and Production (UK) Limited has sold an 8.9% working interest in the Greater Mariner Area, including Mariner oil field, primarily located in UK license P335, to Siccar Point Energy UK Limited.

D3 wins major contract following successful decommissioning project

D3 Consulting, specialist decommissioning and demolition consultants, has been awarded a six-figure contract with a major operator, following the successful completion of a decommissioning project with another operator.

UK's OGA exploration license competition makes final awards

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded more than £200,000 ($258,000) in the final stage of its exploration license competition, which was launched earlier this year to stimulate further interest in offshore oil and gas exploration activity in the United Kingdom Continental Shelf.

Ashtead’s Deflection Monitoring System supports BP’s Quad 204 redevelopment

Ashtead Technology has completed a subsea integrity management project to support BP’s Quad 204 redevelopment of the Schiehallion and Loyal fields, West of Shetland.

Eni restarting Val d'Agri oil production

Eni has restarted the Val d’Agri oil center in Viggiano, a town in the Italian province of Potenza, and is gradually reopening the associated production wells, according to a statement released Friday.

GMC installs seawater caissons in North Sea

GMC Limited has announced the successful installation of a seawater caisson in the North Sea; eight days ahead of schedule.

Oil & Gas UK targets maintenance optimization with new publication

A new publication by Oil & Gas UK—Maintenance Optimisation Reviews: Sharing Experience and Learning—will contribute to industry efforts to promote improvements in major accident hazard management and operational efficiency on offshore oil and gas installations.

ROVOP secures contracts worth over $4 million

ROVOP, an independent operator of ROVs, has been awarded several new contracts across the oil and gas and offshore wind sectors.

Salvage team inspects grounded Transocean semisubmersible

A damage assessment team has boarded and inspected the semisubmersible rig that ran aground on the Isle of Lewis, offshore Scotland, earlier this week.