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Unite Calls on Members to Back Motion Supporting Public Offshore Investment
Monday, February 20, 2017 Unite calls on its members to support a motion, scheduled for debate in Scottish Parliament Feb. 23, which outlines that the UK offshore oil and gas industry needs public investment to secure its future.

Ithaca Energy Starts Production from North Sea Stella Field
Friday, February 17, 2017 North Sea oil and gas operator Ithaca Energy Inc. announces the successful start-up of production from the Stella field.

Wintershall Selects Skarfjell Field Development Solution
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Wintershall Norge - and its license partners Capricorn Norge AS, Bayerngas Norge AS, Edison Norge AS and DEA Norge AS - have selected a development solution for the Skarfjell field in the North Sea.

UK Government Reacts to Oil, Gas Worker Discrimination Claims
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Businesses should be in no doubt that the oil and gas industry in Scotland has one of the most highly skilled workforces in the world, the UK Government tells Rigzone.

Emerson Opens New Oil, Gas Education Facilities in Aberdeen
Thursday, February 09, 2017 Automation and engineering services specialist Emerson opens new education facilities at its Solutions Center in Aberdeen in order to help meet the need for greater oil and gas expertise.


Shell Submits Brent Decom Plans, Launches Public Consultation
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 An extended 60-day public consultation on recommendations to decommission the Brent oil and gas field in the North Sea has begun.

Scottish Government Launches New Decommissioning Fund
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 A new $6.2 million (GBP 5 million) fund has been set up by the Scottish Government to support Scottish companies looking to take advantage of decommissioning sector opportunities.

UK Oilfield Services Must Shift from Short-Term Survival Mentality
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 It is vital that the UK oilfield services industry makes a permanent shift in strategy from short-term survival to long-term success, according to analysis published by EY.

Petrofac Secures BP North Sea Services Contract Extension
Monday, February 06, 2017 Oilfield services firm Petrofac secures a 3 year extension to a maintenance services contract with BP in the North Sea.

UK Unions Waiting on New OCA Deal
Friday, February 03, 2017 UK unions GMB and Unite are currently waiting on a new deal from the OCA, which could banish fears of strike action in the North Sea.

ICE Hires Consultant to Review How Brent Oil Is Calculated
Friday, February 03, 2017 The exchange that's home to Brent crude futures hired a consultant to revamp how North Sea oil prices are calculated.

Statoil Makes Gas Discovery Within North Sea Valemon Field
Friday, February 03, 2017 Statoil makes a new gas discovery on the Valemon field, called Valemon West, 2 years after the asset came on stream.

Subsea 7 Takes Delivery of New Vessels
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Oilfield services company Subsea 7 has taken delivery of 2 new vessels, completing a "substantial and targeted fleet investment program" that has added 6 new-build vessels to the Subsea 7 fleet since 2014.

Shell's North Sea Asset Sale Could Signal Move Towards 'Protectionism' Era
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Royal Dutch Shell plc's decision to sell a package of North Sea oil and gas fields to private equity-backed Chrysaor for $3.8 billion could signal a move towards an era of 'protectionism'.

Shell To Sell North Sea Assets To Chrysaor For $3.8B
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Shell agrees to sell a package of oil and gas fields to private equity-backed Chrysaor for $3.8 billion.

ASCO: Health, Safety of Employees of Paramount Importance
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Oil and gas logistics company ASCO states that the health and safety of its employees is of paramount importance after UK union Unite called the safety of a proposed new shift pattern at the firm into question.

BP to Sell Stake in UKCS Magnus Field, Sullom Voe Terminal
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 BP plc agrees to sell part of its interests in the Magnus oil field and Sullom Voe Terminal (SVT) to EnQuest.

Xodus Wins Apache North Sea Well Contract
Monday, January 23, 2017 Xodus Group wins a contract with North Sea operator Apache to deliver subsea engineering services for 2 new infill well developments at the Nevis and Skene fields in the Northern North Sea.