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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.

Statoil Submits Amended Development Plan for Gullfaks Area
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Statoil submits an amendment to its plan to develop Phase One of the Shetland/Lista development in the Gullfaks license area to the Norwegian government.

SeaZip Wins Partnership Deal with Heerema Marine Contractors
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Dutch maritime logistics firm wins a partnership agreement with offshore oil and gas construction firm Heerema Marine Contractors.


Edison Norge Spuds Haribo Exploration Well
Monday, June 22, 2015 Noreco Norway AS announces that the drilling of the Haribo prospect in Norwegian license PL616 has started.

Unions Put North Sea Strike Ballot on Hold Following Improved OCA Offer
Friday, June 19, 2015 GMB has put its official strike ballot on hold while its members consider a revised offer of working conditions from the Offshore Contractors' Association.

Petrofac Secures $400M of Repeat UK Orders
Friday, June 19, 2015 Oilfield services firm Petrofac secures $400 million of contract renewals for operations and maintenance work on the UK Continental Shelf.

Wintershall Norge Drills Dry Well in North Sea
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Wintershall Norge comes up dry in the wildcat well 35/12-5S, located southwest of the Gjoa field in the North Sea.

Harkand Begins Decom Work in the Leadon Field with Maersk Oil
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Oilfield engineering services firm Harkand begins decommissioning work on the UK Continental Shelf, supporting Maersk Oil UK's work in the Leadon field.

ASCO Secures North Sea Services Contract with Marathon Oil
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 ASCO secures a services contract for work in the North Sea with Marathon Oil UK, which is worth more than $75 million.

UK Oil, Gas Sector Must Be 'Sustainable' at $60 per Barrel
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Deidre Michie says unions, governments, regulators and trade associations must work together to secure a future for the UK oil and gas industry.

Lundin Spuds 16/4-9 S Exploration Well in North Sea
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Lundin Petroleum announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lundin Norway, has spud the 16/4-9 S exploration well on the Luno II North prospect, located in the North Sea.

Wintershall's Unmanned North Sea Platform Produces First Gas
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Wintershall says its L6-B unmanned mini-platform in the Dutch North Sea has started to produce natural gas.

Plexus Secures $5.1 Million Wellhead Supply Contract with Total
Monday, June 15, 2015 Oil and gas engineering services business Plexus Holdings secures a $5.1 million contract with Total E&P Norge to supply its POS-GRIP wellhead systems for the major's Solaris gas exploration area in the Graben area of the North Sea, offshore Norway.

Odfjell Drilling Wins North Sea Contracts Worth up to $1.04 Billion
Monday, June 15, 2015 Statoil awards rig firm Odfjell Drilling contracts worth up to $1.04 billion for work on the giant Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.

Trap Oil Looks at Selling Some North Sea Assets to Survive
Friday, June 12, 2015 Junior operator Trap Oil is in talks to sell some of its assets in order to fund its activities.

Cubility Wins Multimillion Dollar Deal to Supply 'MudCube' to Statoil
Friday, June 12, 2015 Drilling efficiency firm Cubility signs a multimillion dollar deal to supply its MudCube solution to Statoil's Johan Sverdrup field.

Survey Shows Less Confidence in UKCS as Operators Cut Costs
Thursday, June 11, 2015 A survey from Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce shows the UK offshore industry has less confidence as an SPE event in London reveals some of the measures operators are taking to cut costs.

Module Installation for Asgard Subsea Gas Compression Begins
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Statoil begins the installation of modules for its Asgard field's subsea gas compression system.

Trapoil Begins Operations at Niobe Exploration Prospect in UK North Sea
Monday, June 08, 2015 Trapoil commences operations on the Niobe exploration prospect in License P.1889, located in the UK North Sea.

Kvaerner, KBR Win Topside Contract for Johan Sverdrup Platform
Monday, June 08, 2015 Statoil signs a deal with Kvaerner and KBR for the construction of the topside for a utility and living quarters platform for the Johan Sverdrup field.

Serica Completes Acquisition of 18% Stake in North Sea Erskine Field
Friday, June 05, 2015 Serica Energy completes transaction to purchase an 18 percent interest in the producing North Sea Erskine Field from BP.