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Unite Members Reject Latest OCA Proposals
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Unite union members reject the latest proposals by the Offshore Contractors' Association over changes to conditions for offshore workers in the North Sea, increasing the likelihood of industrial action.

Trapoil Merges with Jersey Oil and Gas
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Junior energy firms Trapoil and Jersey Oil and Gas agree to merge.

OGA Names Final Winners from 28th Offshore Licensing Round
Monday, July 27, 2015 The UK's Oil and Gas Authority announces the remaining winners from the 28th Offshore Licensing Round, which covers 353 blocks on the UK Continental Shelf.

Edison North Sea Well Turns Out Dry
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Edison Norge drills a dry well near the Valhall field in the Norwegian zone of the North Sea.

Oil Firms May Retain Clear-Up Costs For Hard-to-Sell N. Sea Assets
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Oil companies trying to sell ageing North Sea oilfields are considering shouldering hundreds of millions of dollars in future dismantling costs in order to help find buyers.


Cluff Makes 'Progress' with North Sea Gas, Coal Gasification Assets
Monday, July 20, 2015 Cluff Natural Resources is making 'significant progress' in accelerating the development of its southern North Sea gas and underground coal gasification assets in the UK.

Ithaca Confirms 12,000-Barrel per Day Target for 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015 An operations update from Ithaca Energy shows that the North Sea-focused producer is on target to deliver an average of 12,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day during 2015.

Edvard Grieg Topside Modules Successfully Installed
Thursday, July 16, 2015 Lundin Petroleum's Lundin Norway subsidiary successfully completes the installation of the topside modules on the Edvard Grieg field, offshore Norway.

Lundin Norway Drills Dry Well in Southern North Sea
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Lundin Norway subsidiary comes up dry in wildcat well 10/4-1, located in PL734 in the southern North Sea.

Det Norske to Appeal Sverdrup Oilfield Ownership, 2Q Earnings Lag
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Norway's Det norske oljeselskap plans to appeal a government decisions giving it a smaller stake in the giant Johan Sverdrup oilfield.

North Atlantic Drilling Secures Extension for West Phoenix Rig
Friday, July 10, 2015 North Atlantic Drilling is awarded a contract extension worth $62 million for its West Phoenix semisubmersible rig.

New Energy Bill Published by UK Government
Friday, July 10, 2015 The UK government publishes its long-awaited Energy Bill, which will see the strengthening of the newly-established Oil and Gas Authority as the main regulatory body for the industry.

Effective Measures Needed by Spring 2016 to Boost UK Exploration
Thursday, July 09, 2015 Oil & Gas UK calls for "effective measures" to be in place by March 2016 that will boost exploration of the UK Continental Shelf.

'Emergency Budget': UK Chancellor Confirms Tax Relief for O&G Investment
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 UK Chancellor George Osborne confirmed in his "Emergency Budget" speech new tax relief measures for oil and gas fields.

Det Norske Completes Ivar Aasen Delineation
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Det norske oljeselskap completes the drilling of three appraisal wells on the Ivar Aasen field.

Norway Decides on Johan Sverdrup Ownership Interests
Thursday, July 02, 2015 The Norwegian government decides on how the Johan Sverdrup field will be split among its five owners.

Statoil Finds Oil, Gas near Gina Krog Field in the North Sea
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Statoil makes a minor oil and gas discovery near the Gina Krog field in the Norwegian North Sea.