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Maintenance At Shell North Sea Oil Rig To Resume After Accident
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Maintenance at the Brent Alpha platform in the North Sea will resume after the completion of an operation to move a container that fell into the sea on Sunday evening, Shell says.
Nexen: UK's Buzzard Oil Field Back Online, Ramping Up Over Coming Days
Monday, September 29, 2014 Britain's Buzzard oil field in the North Sea is back online and will continue to ramp up production over coming days, a spokeswoman for Nexen says.
Shell Evacuates North Sea Platform After Container Drops Into Sea
Monday, September 29, 2014 Shell says it is evacuating non-essential staff from a North Sea oil platform after a container unit fell from a crane into the sea but caused no injuries.
Statoil Makes Uncommercial Gas Find In Arctic
Friday, September 26, 2014 Statoil makes a disappointing gas find in the Arctic, continuing an unsuccessful run of exploration drilling in the Norwegian part of the region.
Cairn Farms Out 10% Stake in Catcher Project and Adjacent Acreage to Dyas
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Cairn Energy farms out 10 percent interest in the Catcher development and adjacent acreage in the UK North Sea to Dyas.
Fairmount Successfully Tows FPSO Petrojarl Knarr to Norway from South Korea
Monday, September 22, 2014 Fairmount Marine successfully tows newbuild FPSO Petrojarl Knarr to the Norwegian port of Haugesund from Samsung Heavy Industries' Geoje Shipyard in South Korea.
Norway Government to Outline Sverdrup Project Plan in Early 2015
Monday, September 22, 2014 The Norwegian government said on Monday it would outline plans in spring next year regarding the electrification of the $20 billion Johan Sverdrup oil field in the North Sea.
Key Oil, Gas Figures Welcome Scotland's 'No' Vote
Friday, September 19, 2014 Scottish oil services tycoon Sir Ian Wood and Shell CEO Ben van Beurden welcome Scotland's vote against independence.
Statoil to Lay up COSL Pioneer Rig for Short Time
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Statoil plans to lay up the COSL Pioneer rig during 4Q 2014, but says taking the rig out of operation for a short time will have no impact on its drilling plans.
Ithaca Completes 4th Development Well on Stella Field
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Ithaca Energy drills the fourth development well on its Stella field in the North Sea, achieving a flow rate of 12,005 barrels per day.
Oil & Gas UK Announces Finalists for 2014 Industry Awards
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Oil & Gas UK announces finalists in seven categories for its annual awards ceremony.
Harkand Appoints New Head of Engineering Services
Monday, September 15, 2014 Oilfield engineer Harkand names Alan White as its new head of engineering services for Europe.
Statoil Sells Norway Assets to Wintershall
Friday, September 12, 2014 Statoil farms down its Aasta Hansteen, Asterix and Polarled fields, while exiting its Vega and Gjoa fields in order to increase "flexibility".
BP, Shell Urge Scotland to Vote against Independence
Thursday, September 11, 2014 With a week to go before Scotland's independence referendum, BP and Shell come out in support of Sir Ian Wood's view that the Scottish people are being misled by the Yes campaign.
Operator: Production Resumes At UK North Sea Buzzard Oilfield
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Production resumes at Britain's North Sea Buzzard oilfield, the field's operator says in a statement.
Expro Wins Contract for BP's North Sea Quad Project
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Expro wins a seven-year, multi-million dollar contract to supply BP's Quad 204 project in the UK North Sea.
Det Norske Drills Two Dry Wells
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Two Det norske wildcat wells fail to find hydrocarbons.
Tullow Sells Dutch Gas Assets to Mercuria Energy
Friday, September 05, 2014 Tullow Oil agrees to sell its gas assets in Netherlands blocks L12, L15, Q4 and Q5 for $81.1 million to Mercuria Energy Group.
Man Dies After Incident On BP North Sea Oil Platform
Thursday, September 04, 2014 A man dies after an incident on a North Sea oil platform owned by BP.
Norway's 2015 Oil, Gas Investment To Fall More Than Expected
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Norway's oil and gas investments are expected to fall more than expected in 2015, according to a new survey.
Nexen Eyes Restart of North Sea Buzzard Oilfield on Tuesday
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Nexen is looking to restart the North Sea's Buzzard oilfield later on Tuesday, according to trading sources.