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Production Drilling Begins at Mariner Field in UK North Sea
Friday, December 02, 2016 Production drilling has started on the Mariner field in the UK North Sea, Statoil announced Friday.

Centrica: Oda Field to see $634M Investment, Will Create 5,500 Jobs
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Centrica plc, along with its license partners, has pledged to invest $634 million for the development to the Oda field, which it says will generate thousands of jobs over its lifetime.

BP Buys Interests in 2 North Sea Prospects
Monday, November 28, 2016 BP buys interests in 2 North Sea exploration prospects, Jock Scott and Craster, after purchasing parts of several licenses to the east and west of Shetland.

Statoil: Fire Under Control at Saipem Rig Off Norway
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 A fire in an engine room on Saipem's Scarabeo 5 drilling rig is now under control, Statoil says.

UK Government Support Package Needed for Scolty/Crathes Job Creation
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 A UK government support package is required to achieve the job generation potential from the start-up of the Scolty/Crathes development in the North Sea.


Southern North Sea Special Interest Group Launched
Monday, November 21, 2016 A steering group of offshore companies has been appointed to work together to explore opportunities to maximize remaining gas reserves in the Southern North Sea (SNS).

EnQuest Achieves First Oil from North Sea Scolty/Crathes Project
Monday, November 21, 2016 Independent energy firm EnQuest achieves first oil from the Scolty/Crathes development, located in the central North Sea.

CDA Challenge Sees Companies Mine 50 Years of N. Sea Exploration Data
Friday, November 18, 2016 Over 50 years of North Sea exploration data has been mined as part of a challenge set by Common Data Access.

SNP Renews Calls for UK Government to Help North Sea Oil, Gas Sector
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 The Scottish National Party has renewed calls for the UK government to use the Autumn Statement on November 23 to help the North Sea oil and gas industry, following the release of PwC's report on the sector.

Report: North Sea Decom Will Grow Steadily Over Next Decade
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 North Sea decommissioning offshore Norway and the UK will grow steadily over the next 10 years, according to Oil & Gas UK's Decommissioning Insight report.

Hurricane Energy Spuds Lincoln Well
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Hurricane Energy plc announced Wednesday the spudding of the Lincoln well, located in the North Sea near the Lancaster discovery.

UK Government 'Must Recommit' to Oil, Gas Sector in Autumn Statement
Monday, November 07, 2016 Oil & Gas UK writes to UK Chancellor ahead of November's Autumn Statement, asking him to boost investor confidence in North Sea exploration and production.

Chevron Starts Production at Alder 40 Years After Discovery
Monday, November 07, 2016 Chevron North Sea Limited starts production at the Alder field in the central North Sea, more than 40 years after it was first discovered.