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Wood Group establishes new center of excellence in data analytics

Wood Group has established a new data analytics center of excellence at its office in Galway, Ireland.

Deep Sea Mooring to supply mooring equipment services to Safe Zephyrus semisubmersible

Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring, the leading provider of offshore mooring services in Norway, has signed a contract with Norwegian operator Det norske oljeselskap to support Prosafe’s semisubmersible Safe Zephyrus accommodation rig in the Ivar Aasen North Sea field.

$1-billion price tag no problem as Det Norske seeks fresh oil deals

Billionaire Kjell Inge Roekke has already seized on the collapse in crude prices to merge his oil company, Det Norske Oljeselskap, with BP’s Norwegian unit. As he looks for more deals, money’s not the issue.

How actual nuts and bolts are bringing down oil prices

Last spring, Statoil announced it had used the same oil well design and components to drill three reservoirs for the price of one.

Eni restarts Goliat production after gas leak

Eni resumed production from Goliat field early on Tuesday morning, the company said in a statement.

Statoil cancels contract for North Atlantic Drilling’s West Epsilon jackup

North Atlantic Drilling Limited has received a notice of cancellation from Statoil related to the contract for the West Epsilon.

UK’s Labour Party would ban fracing, spokesman says

The UK opposition Labour Party would ban hydraulic fracturing for shale gas if it wins the next general election, according to its energy spokesman Barry Gardiner.

Lamprell awarded contract for Johan Sverdrup development

Lamprell has received a new contract award from Jacktel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Master Marine, for the upgrade of the mobile operating unit Haven as an accommodation service vessel for the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup field.

Petrofac wraps up Horne & Wren decommissioning for Tullow

Petrofac’s differentiated approach to decommissioning, in support of Tullow Oil’s well plugging and abandonment campaign in the Southern North Sea (SNS), has delivered significant results and saved $2.5 million compared to traditional approaches.

Teekay awarded North Sea shuttle tanker contracts

Teekay Offshore Partners has been awarded new three-year shuttle tanker contracts of affreightment, plus extension options, with BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell and OMV Group, to transport the oil produced from the new Glen Lyon FPSO, which is part of the Quad204 development located west of Shetland in the North Sea.

Maersk Oil seen surviving split to become independent producer

Maersk Oil may well survive as an independent oil company after being split off from its larger parent. While assets that include a stake in the giant Johan Sverdrup project off Norway will draw suitors, listing the company would make sense, analysts said.

Petrofac awarded Statoil UK training contract

Petrofac Training Services has been awarded a significant contract for training and emergency response services with Statoil (UK) Limited to support its UKCS operations.

High interest in exploring for oil and gas in Norway: APA 2016

The deadline for applications to the annual licensing round in the best known exploration areas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (APA 2016) expired on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Thirty-three companies have shown their interest in receiving oil and gas exploration licenses in these areas.

Claxton launches latest evolution conductor recovery tower, SABRE cutting system

Claxton, an Acteon company, has introduced the latest modular versions of its conductor recovery tower and SABRE abrasive cutting system to increase efficiency and flexibility in decommissioning and late-life projects.

Lundin Norway granted drilling permit by Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7219/12-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Against all odds, North Sea proves resilient to oil-price slump

Oil producers in the North Sea were supposed to be among the first victims of OPEC’s battle for market share. Instead their high-cost, decades-old facilities are proving surprisingly resilient to the price slump.

ENGIE's Cara prospect proves pay offshore Norway

Tullow Oil announced Friday that the drilling and testing of the Cara prospect, in license 636 in the Norwegian North Sea, has been completed.

Statoil awards Troll B contract to Aker Solutions

Statoil has decided to exercise the option for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of a gas module that will increase gas processing capacity on the Troll B platform.

Maersk Supply Service awarded contract for North Sea’s Janice field

Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract to provide decommissioning services for Janice field in the North Sea for Maersk Oil UK. Maersk Supply Service will assume responsibility for engineering, project planning and managing the scope of the subsea decommissioning.

Netherlands approves stricter caps at Groningen gas field

Europe’s largest natural gas field may only produce less than half of what it did four years earlier as the Netherlands seeks to reduce the risk of earthquakes linked to output.