Regional News: North Sea
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Hunting Profit Flat on Weak North Sea, Canada
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Energy services firm Hunting posts a flat profit as a lack of drilling in the North Sea and Canada hits demand for equipment and services.
Shell Wants Scotland To Stay In UK As Oil Firms Opt For Stability
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Shell becomes the second oil major, after BP, to urge Scotland to stay within the UK ahead of the referendum planned for this September.
TAQA Restarts Production at its Harding Platform
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 TAQA Bratani restarts production at its Harding platform in the UK North Sea.
Wood Group Wins New North Sea Contract from Chevron
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Oilfield services firm wins an extension contract from Chevron North Sea Limited, its second deal with Chevron North Sea in six months.
Subsea 7 Remains Positive despite Weak EPIC Market
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Oilfield services firm Subsea 7 remains positive about medium and long-term prospects for its business in spite of a weak market for EPIC contracts.
Independent Oil & Gas Buys Cronx Discovery
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 Independent Oil & Gas buys UK license block 48/22a, which contains the 'Cronx' gas discovery.
Gassco: Norway's Troll Field Has Compressor Shut
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 A gas compressor on Norway's Troll field shuts down.
Statoil Spuds New Appraisal Well over Johan Sverdrup
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 Norway's Statoil begins drilling appraisal well 16/2-19 on the Johan Sverdrup discovery in the North Sea.
EnQuest Completes Greater Kittiwake Acquisition
Monday, March 03, 2014 EnQuest completes the acquisition of several assets in the North Sea's Greater Kittiwake Area, boosting its production by 2,000 barrels per day.
TAQA Worker Dies after Falling from UK North Sea Platform
Thursday, February 27, 2014 TAQA Bratani confirms that one of its workers has died after falling from the Harding platform in the UK North Sea.
Premier's Solan Project on Track to Deliver 1st Oil in 4Q 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Reporting its results for 2013, Premier Oil says its 40,000-boepd Solan project in the North Sea, West of Shetland, remains on track to deliver first oil in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Odfjell Wins 4-Year Extension BP Drilling Contract
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Odfjell wins $165 million, 4-year extension to deal that provides drilling services to BP in the UK North Sea.
Talisman Sinopec Deal Secures 550 Jobs at Wood Group
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 A five-year deal to supply engineering and modification services to Talisman Sinopec Energy UK's North Sea assets secures approximately 550 onshore and offshore jobs at Wood Group.
North Sea 'Paradox' Highlighted by New Survey
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Capital spending and production remain high on the UK Continental Shelf but exploration activity is at a historic low.
Wood Review: UK, Scottish Governments Discuss Future of Oil, Gas Sector
Monday, February 24, 2014 Westminster and Edinburgh governments meet in separate cabinet meetings in northeast Scotland to discuss the future of the oil and gas sector on the UK Continental Shelf.
Adriatic Oil Gives Up North Sea License
Monday, February 24, 2014 Adriatic Oil relinquishes P1921 license that covers two blocks on the Inner Moray Firth, UK North Sea.
Lime Norway Acquires 20% Stake in License PCL509CS in the North Sea
Monday, February 24, 2014 Lime Petroleum Norway, a unit of Malaysian Hibiscus Petroleum's jointly-controlled entity Lime Petroleum, acquires 20 percent stake in PCL509CS in the North Sea.
Statoil Comes up Dry in North Sea
Friday, February 21, 2014 Norway's Statoil comes up dry with wildcat well 25/9-4 in the central North Sea.
Oil & Gas UK Welcomes Helicopter Safety Report
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Oil & Gas UK welcomes recommendations made by the Civil Aviation Authority's offshore helicopter safety review.
UK's Centrica Cuts E&P Spend by 20%
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Centrica becomes the latest oil and gas firm to cut back on upstream spending as it announces a 20-percent cut to its annual E&P capex budget.
OMV Sees Rosebank Decision With Chevron In 2015
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 OMV says it was working with partner Chevron to reduce the costs of their North Sea Rosebank oil and gas project and hoped to reach a final investment decision in 2015.
Statoil's Tastaveden Well Turns out Water Wet
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Statoi's Tastaveden well offshore Norway fails to find hydrocarbons.
UK To Get Hands-On In Quest For Remaining North Sea Oil
Friday, February 14, 2014 Britain is likely to have to ditch its hands-off approach to the oil industry if it is to reap the benefits of the billions of barrels of hard-to-extract oil remaining under the North Sea.
Aasta Hansteen Development to Provide 200 Jobs
Friday, February 14, 2014 Statoil's Aasta Hansteen project, currently under development, is set to create 200 jobs in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
Shell Confirms it will Sell Anasuria, Nelson and Sean Installations
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Shell confirms plans to sell three assets in the UK North Sea after a newspaper reports that it briefed staff that it would dispose of the Anasuria, Nelson and Sean installations.
EnQuest Appoints New Head of North Sea Business
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 UK independent EnQuest appoints Neil McCulloch as president of its North Sea business.
Lundin Petroleum Drills Dry Wells near Sverdrup Find
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Sweden's Lundin Petroleum drills two dry wells near the Johan Sverdrup discovery in the Norwegian North Sea.
Deltamarin Signs $4.9M Basic Design Contract for Kraken FPSO
Monday, February 10, 2014 Deltamarin signs a $4.9 million contract with Bumi Armada for basic design of a floating production, storage and offloading unit for the Kraken oil field in the North Sea.
Vard Clinches Contract to Provide A Newbuild AHTS to BOURBON
Monday, February 10, 2014 Vard Holdings clinches a contract from BOURBON to provide a newbuild anchor handling tug supply vessel.
Enegi Expects Production Buoy Initiative, Canada Progress to Gather Pace
Thursday, February 06, 2014 UK junior Energi Oil expects progress with its marginal field, production buoy initiative to gather pace this year along with production at its Garden Hill site in western Newfoundland.