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Autumn Statement: Thin on Detail about Support for UK Oil, Gas
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne says little about supporting the UK's offshore oil and gas sector in his Autumn Statement but confirms a new GBP 1 billion shale gas wealth fund.

Statoil Makes Minor Discovery in North Sea
Friday, November 20, 2015 Statoil Petroleum AS makes a minor gas/oil/condensate discovery at exploration well 34/8-16 S in the North Sea.

Statoil To Decide On Snorre 2040 Development Concept Next Autumn
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Statoil will decide next autumn on how to upgrade the Snorre oil and gas field in the North Sea, according to a company executive.

Premier Sells its Norwegian Business to Det Norske Oljeselskap
Monday, November 16, 2015 UK firm Premier Oil sells its entire Norwegian business to Det norske oljeselskap for $120 million.

Premier: Catcher, Solan Projects Back 'On Track'
Thursday, November 12, 2015 Premier Oil's Solan oilfield is on track to produce its first oil before the end of the year, while progress continues at the firm's Catcher project.


IOG in 'Advanced Stages' of Planning Skipper Well
Thursday, November 12, 2015 Independent Oil & Gas plc is in the "advanced stages" of planning the upcoming Skipper well, located in license P1609.

OGA Says Hurricane Can Split Up its West of Shetland License
Monday, November 09, 2015 Junior explorer Hurricane Energy is given approval by the UK Oil and Gas Authority to subdivide its P1368 license, West of Shetland.

Songa Produces Robust 3Q 2015 Operating Profit
Friday, November 06, 2015 Songa Offshore produces a strong operating profit and highlights a strong order book thanks to its new 'Cat D' rigs.

Faroe Completes Roc Oil Acquisition
Friday, November 06, 2015 Faroe Petroleum completes its acquisition of Roc Oil, boosting its stakes in the UK North Sea Blane and Enoch units to 30.5 percent and 13.9 percent respectively.

Energy Firms Team Up to Cut North Sea Costs
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 Petrofac, Faroe Petroleum and Eni Hewett establish a cost saving partnership to drive efficiencies and commercial synergies across their UK operations in the Southern North Sea.

Statoil Gas Production Capacity Seen Down by 25 MCM/Day on Thursday
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 Norway's Statoil says its gas production capacity will be reduced by 880 million cubic feet per day on Thursday due to platform problems.

Statoil to Invest $236M in Floating Wind Farm off Scotland
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 Statoil will invest $236 million in building a floating wind farm off the Scottish coast, the Norwegian oil firm says.

Noreco Oil UK Receives Huntington License Default Notice
Monday, November 02, 2015 Noreco Oil UK gets served a notice of default under the joint operating agreement governing the Huntington license in the central North Sea.

EnQuest Produces 1st Oil from New North Sea Field
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Oil company EnQuest says its new Alma/Galia field in the UK North Sea has produced its first oil.