Regional News: North Sea
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Record Year for UK Well Services
Friday, May 24, 2013 UK well services firms enjoyed a record year in 2012, according to a new survey from Oil & Gas UK.
The Danish North Sea: Still Thriving
Friday, May 24, 2013 As Denmark prepares for its 7th Licensing Round, Rigzone takes a look at the often-overlooked Danish oil and gas sector.
Some Eurocopters Seen Returning to Service in a Few Weeks
Friday, May 24, 2013 A helicopter widely used to support the global energy industry may return to service in a few weeks after a nearly 8-month grounding because of engine problems, though two of its largest operators disagree on the timing.
Bridge Energy Production on Track
Thursday, May 23, 2013 Bridge Energy reports that production for the first quarter was in line with expectations at 1,110 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Lundin's Carlsberg Well Comes up Dry
Thursday, May 23, 2013 Lundin Petroleum reports that well 7/4-3 on the Carlsberg prospect in the Norwegian North Sea found no hydrocarbons.
Fabricom Moves to Bigger Aberdeen Office
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Fabricom Offshore Services expands its team and moves to bigger offices in Aberdeen after less than a year in the city.
Det norske Starts Production at Jette
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Det norske oljeselskap reports its first production as an operator after the start up of its Jette field in the North Sea.
Xcite Energy Sells Bentley Well Data
Monday, May 20, 2013 Xcite Energy sells data related to its Bentley wells in the North Sea for $15 million.
EnQuest on Track for Kraken Go-Ahead
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 UK independent EnQuest is on course to submit a field development plan for its Kraken development in the UK North Sea.
Premier Reaches Out to Xodus for Catcher FEED Study
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Xodus Group has secured a contract to deliver the subsea FEED study for the Premier Oil Catcher project in the Central North Sea.
Statoil, Noble Ink Deal for Newbuild Jackup
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Statoil awards Noble Corp. a contract for a newbuild jackup for drilling at the Mariner project in the UK North Sea in 2016.
BG Group Seeks More Active Portfolio Management Strategy
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 BG Group plans to take a more-active approach to managing its portfolio of assets as it estimates group production of up to 660,000 boepd for 2013.
Aker Appoints New VP for Subsea Greenfield Projects
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Aker Solutions appoints Bob Shaw as vice president to lead subsea greenfield projects.
Ithaca Farms Out Beverley License to Shell
Monday, May 13, 2013 Ithaca Energy farms out half of its 40-percent share in UK license P1792 to Royal Dutch Shell.
Centrica Reports Good Performance from Upstream Activities
Monday, May 13, 2013 Centrica expects to produce 75 million barrels of oil equivalent during 2013 compared with 67 MMboe in 2012.
Bilfinger Salamis Wins Chevron North Sea Contract
Friday, May 10, 2013 Bilfinger Salamis UK wins $77.5 million contract to supply maintenance services to Chevron's North Sea platforms.
New CFO for Faroe Petroleum
Friday, May 10, 2013 Faroe Petroleum appoints Jonathan Cooper as its new CFO.
UK Energy Secretary Lauds Oil, Gas Sector
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Oil and gas will remain a vital part of the UK's energy mix for decades, says UK Energy Secretary.
At Least 9 More Decades for North Sea Oil
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Scotland's Energy Minister reckons that UK North Sea oil and gas production can continue until the end of the century, but only with the right policies from the government.
Aker Boosts Order Book to All-Time High
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Oilfield services firm Aker Solutions releases results showing its order book rose to an all-time high of $12.2 billion during 1Q 2013.
Scottish O&G Supply Chain Exports Jump 8.4%
Monday, May 06, 2013 Speaking to Rigzone, Scottish Enterprise says that Scotland is becoming a major services hub for the international oil and gas sector.
Statoil: Proposed Tax Change Threat to Projects
Monday, May 06, 2013 Statoil warns proposed change to tax breaks threatens the attractiveness of future projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Lundin: North Sea Oil Find Luno II May Hold 160M Barrels
Monday, May 06, 2013 Lundin estimates that its Luno II discovery off Norway could yield as much as 160 million barrels, the latest in a string of finds that have revived interest in the North Sea.
Ex-Mil Recruitment Program Seeks Charity Status
Friday, May 03, 2013 Ex-Army officer wants charitable status for his program that helps former military personnel into the oil and gas industry.
Nexen: Production Ramping Up On Buzzard Oil Field
Friday, May 03, 2013 The operator of the U.K.'s Buzzard oil field resumes production from the field, and will ramp up production within the next two days.
Statoil 'On Track' for 2.5 MMboepd by 2020
Thursday, May 02, 2013 Statoil says it is still 'on track' to deliver production above 2.5 million boepd by 2020, in spite of lower production during 1Q 2013.
Aquaterra MD Appointed to New Oil, Gas Body
Thursday, May 02, 2013 Oil sector services firm Aquaterra Energy says its managing director has been appointed to the UK's new Oil and Gas Industry Council.
BG 1Q Profit Down on Lower Production
Thursday, May 02, 2013 UK gas major BG Group reports that lower production, along with increasing exploration and production costs, have hit its 1Q profit.
EC225: On Target for 2013 Return?
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Eurocopter says it knows the cause of the gearbox problem that forced an EC225 Super Puma to ditch in the North Sea. But is a 3Q 2013 return-to-service deadline too optimistic?
PSA Raps BP's Knuckles over Ula Leak
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority orders BP to review its management system for the Norwegian Continental Shelf after hydrocarbon leak on Ula P platform last September.
Step Change in Safety Wins European Accolade
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 UK oil and gas safety body Step Change in Safety wins commendation from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.
Oil, Gas Industry Awareness Campaign Launched
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Oil & Gas UK launches a campaign to improve awareness and understanding of the oil and gas sector in the UK.
Storbarden Exploration Well is Dry
Monday, April 29, 2013 Ithaca Energy reports that the Storbarden exploration well in the North Sea has come up dry.
Total Plans North Sea Push
Friday, April 26, 2013 Total says it is working to overcome a 2% decline in its oil and gas production in the first quarter, in part by expanding investment in the North Sea, part of a broader resurgence of development in the area.
Chilly North Sea Comes Back To Life
Friday, April 26, 2013 New technology, assisted by higher oil prices and modest tax incentives, is forecast to reverse the oil and gas production decline in the North Sea.