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It's Not Just Brexit, Scottish Independence - And Its Oil - Is Back in Play
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 Gary Noble was drilling wellheads in the North Sea when he voted for Scottish independence in 2014. After losing the job, he now sells electrical appliances and couches in a rent-to-own store in Aberdeen, he wants to vote the same way again.

Investigators - Fatal Helicopter Crash off Norway Due Technical Error
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 A helicopter crash that killed 11 oil workers and two crew on Friday off the Norwegian coast was due to a technical fault, not human error, Norway's Accident Investigation Board said on Tuesday.

EC225LP Helicopters Grounded in UK, Norway after 13 Killed in Crash
Saturday, April 30, 2016 UK Civil Aviation Authority joins Norway in banning EC225LP helicopter flights, as Statoil confirms that employees from Halliburton, Aker Solutions, Schlumberger, Welltec and Karsten Moholt were on the flight.

Fatal Helicopter Crash Offshore Norway, 13 On Board
Friday, April 29, 2016 Statoil confirms that a helicopter carrying its crew from the Gullfaks B oil platform has crashed while en route to the Bergen airport.

EGIS Secures Grant from OGA to Assist with North Sea Exploration
Thursday, April 21, 2016 The UK's Heriot-Watt School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society (EGIS) secures a $359,000 grant award from the Oil and Gas Authority to assist with exploration in the North Sea.


Wood Group Secures 5 Year North Sea Services Deal with Nexen
Thursday, April 21, 2016 Wood Group secures a 5 year contract by Nexen, valued at $150 million, to deliver operations, maintenance and technical support across the company's North Sea offshore assets.

Independent Oil and Gas Acquires Blythe Discovery
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Independent Oil and Gas signs a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire an additional 50 percent in blocks 48/22b and 48/23a in the Southern North Sea from Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited.

NPD Grants Statoil Drilling Permit for North Sea Well
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 30/11-13, located in in the North Sea.

DOF Rederi Secures North Sea Services Contracts with Nexen, Maersk
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Oil and gas services company DOF Rederi AS signs an agreement with Nexen Petroleum UK and Maersk Oil North Sea UK Ltd for the use of 2 of its vessels in the North Sea.

PSA Grants Statoil Consent to Drill 2 North Sea Wells
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Statoil consent to drill two exploration wells in the North Sea.

Jee Ltd Wins North Sea Decommissioning Contract with Tullow
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Jee Ltd secures a contract from Tullow Oil to investigate the most appropriate options for decommissioning the company's Thames area assets.