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Consultancy: Hunt For UK North Sea Oil, Gas To Hit 45-Year Low
Friday, February 12, 2016 The number of new exploration wells to be drilled in the UK part of the North Sea this year is set to be the lowest since the hunt for oil and natural gas began there in the early 1970s.

Larger UK Offshore Workers Could Force Helicopter Safety Changes
Friday, February 12, 2016 Robert Gordon University survey finds that male offshore workers are larger than a typical UK male, which could affect how offshore workers are evacuated from ditched helicopters.

Nobel Upstream to Acquire 7.59% Stake in North Sea Maclure Field
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Nobel Upstream signs an agreement to acquire a 7.59% non-operated interest in the Maclure oil and gas field from Shell.

PA Resources Divests North Sea Assets
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 PA Resources AB signs an agreement to divest its portfolio of North Sea assets to Petrogas E&P.

Faroe to Drill 3 Exploration Wells in 2016 despite Oil Price
Friday, February 05, 2016 Junior oil firm Faroe Petroleum will be involved in three exploration wells offshore Norway in spite of the low oil price.


Aberdeen University Gets OGIC Funding for Rock Mechanics Kit
Thursday, February 04, 2016 Funding from Scotland's Oil and Gas Innovation Centre secures $735,000 of rock mechanics equipment for Aberdeen University.

Oil, Gas Service Companies Win Several North Sea Contracts
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Aker Solutions, Subsea 7, Technip Norway, Ocean Installer, Hereema Fabrication Group and Aibel secure work in the North Sea.

IOG Receives Skipper License Extension
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Independent Oil and Gas plc announces that the Skipper license in P1609, block 9/21a, has been extended until December 31, 2016, following discussions with the UK Oil & Gas Authority.

JDR Secures Subsea Umbilicals Contract with Marathon Oil
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 JDR secures a services contract from Marathon Oil for the design and manufacture of seven miles of power and static subsea umbilicals, with accompanying termination hardware, for the West Brae field.

North Sea Production Solutions for a Low Oil Price Era
Friday, January 22, 2016 Rigzone takes a look at a handful of engineering solutions designed to make marginal fields economic in a low oil price era.

UK Government to Set Up North Sea Support Group
Friday, January 22, 2016 Rigzone can confirm a report that UK Prime Minister David Cameron is in the process of setting up an 'oil support group' for the North Sea oil industry.

Total: UK Laggan-Tormore Gas Production to Start 'in Coming Weeks'
Thursday, January 21, 2016 First gas production from the UK's Laggan-Tormore gas condensate fields off the Shetland Islands in the North Sea is expected to start 'in the coming weeks', according to a Total spokesman.

Norway Awards 56 Oil And Gas Licenses In Mature Areas
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Norway's oil ministry awards 56 oil and gas exploration licenses in mature areas and it plans to launch a new licensing round before Easter this year.

Det norske Increases Reserves, Maintains 'Very Good' Production Levels
Monday, January 18, 2016 Norway's Det norske oljeselskap increases reserves and is maintaining 'very good' production levels in spite of low oil prices and challenging macroeconomic conditions.