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Maersk Highlander Ready for Action
Friday, August 19, 2016 The Maersk Highlander jack-up rig will soon start work on the Culzean gas field in the North Sea for Maersk Oil, BP and JX Nippon, after being named at a ceremony at Invergordon in Scotland.

Statoil Submits Development Plan for North Sea Byrding Discovery
Friday, August 19, 2016 Statoil submits a plan for the development and operation of the Byrding oil and gas discovery in the North Sea to government authorities.

Wood Group Holds Constructive Talks with Unions
Friday, August 19, 2016 Oilfield services company Wood Group holds constructive talks with the UK Unite and RMT unions, following a dispute over changes to pay and allowances for workers in the North Sea.

IOG Retrieves Good Quality Oil Samples from Skipper Well
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Independent Oil and Gas plc retrieves good quality oil samples from an appraisal well on the Skipper oil discovery, which is located in Block 9/21a within license P1609 in the Northern North Sea.

Industrial Action is Not the Answer to North Sea Crisis
Monday, August 15, 2016 As strike action rumbles on in the North Sea amid Unite and RMT union members working for Wood Group, Oil & Gas UK condemns the movements as unhelpful.


Ithaca Energy Inc Set to Double Production with Stella Output
Monday, August 15, 2016 North Sea energy company Ithaca Energy Inc is set to more than double its production with the start-up of the Stella field, located in the Central Graben area of the UK continental Shelf.

Unions Suspend Strike Action in North Sea
Friday, August 12, 2016 Unite and RMT union members working for Wood Group suspend industrial action in the North Sea to allow for fresh talks with the oilfield services company.

IKM Subsea Secures North Sea Subsea Services Contract with Statoil
Thursday, August 11, 2016 IKM Subsea AS (IKM) secures a contract for ROV and subsea services from Statoil, covering the Visund and Snorre fields in the North Sea.

Premier Hits Oil in Bagpuss Well
Friday, August 05, 2016 Premier Oil makes an oil discovery at the North Sea Bagpuss well, which encounters 41 feet of hydrocarbon-bearing sands within a 68 foot hydrocarbon column.

RMT, Unite Begin 48-Hour Strike on North Sea Shell Platforms
Thursday, August 04, 2016 UK RMT and Unite union members have begun a 48-hour strike on Shell platforms in the North Sea as disputes between workers and Wood Group rumble on over pay and working conditions.

Det Norske, Eni Come Up Dry In North Sea Wells
Thursday, August 04, 2016 Det norske oljeselskap AS and Eni Norge AS have drilled dry wells in the Norwegian North Sea, says the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

Union Calls Thursday Strike Action In Shell North Sea Dispute
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Britain's RMT union says that industrial action over proposed cuts and changes to working conditions for maintenance workers on Shell's North Sea oil and gas platforms would go ahead on Thursday.

DNV GL Secures 5-Year North Sea Verification Contract
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 DNV GL has been awarded a 5 year contract to provide in-service verification work for Wintershall Noordzee B.V.'s (WINZ) RAVN and A6-A platforms, which are located in the North Sea.

Det Norske Receives Consent to Drill North Sea Well
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 Det norske has received consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for exploration drilling in production license 442 in the North Sea.