Regional News: North Sea
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EnQuest Awards Technip Kraken Contract
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Technip is selected for an EPCI contract for the Kraken development by EnQuest.
ConocoPhillips: Outage Ends at Britain's J-Block Gas Field
Friday, October 24, 2014 An unplanned outage at ConocoPhillips' J-Block gas field in Britain's North Sea has ended, the operator says.
GDF, BP Make 'Significant' Discovery in the UK North Sea
Thursday, October 23, 2014 GDF Suez and BP make a "significant" discovery in the UK zone of the central North Sea.
Nordic Energy Strengths its Board with Two Appointments
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Nordic Energy appoints a non-executive chairman and a non-executive director to its board.
Statoil Finds up to 80M Barrels of Oil near Grane Field
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Statoil says it has proved new oil resources of up to 80 million barrels of recoverable oil in the Norwegian North Sea near the Grane field.
Xcite Signs Services Deal with Baker Hughes for Bentley Field
Monday, October 20, 2014 Xcite agrees a memorandum of understanding with Baker Hughes for the provision of oilfield services for the Bentley field in the UK North Sea.
North Sea Future: Innovation Needed
Friday, October 17, 2014 After the 'no' vote in the Scottish Referendum, attention now turns to the Wood Review and this December's Fiscal Review about how best to extract the remaining hydrocarbons from the UK North Sea.
BP To Restart North Sea Gas Field Half-Owned By Iran
Friday, October 17, 2014 BP will restart the Rhum gas field in the UK North Sea, half-owned by Iran's National Oil Company, four years after the field was shut down due to Western sanctions, a BP spokesman says.
Vollgrav South Well Comes Up Dry
Friday, October 17, 2014 Lundin Petroleum reports its Vollgrav South exploration well, located on Norwegian production license 631, has come up dry.
Wood Group Kenny Wins FEED Contract for CCS Project Offshore Scotland
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Wood Group Kenny wins the front-end engineering design contract for the subsea and pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage project.
UK's Cygnus Project to Support 4,800 Skilled Jobs during Build Phase
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 The Cygnus gas project in the UK zone of the southern North Sea will support more than 4,820 skilled jobs during its 5-year construction phase.
Wood Group Mustang Awarded TLP Contract by Statoil
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Wood Group Mustang wins the pre-FEED contract for the proposed Snorre C tension leg platform from Statoil.
Aberdeen Event to Focus on Professional Development
Monday, October 13, 2014 Young professionals from across the oil and gas sector will come together in an Aberdeen event focusing on career development.
100M Barrels Produced from Varg Field
Monday, October 13, 2014 The Varg field, offshore Norway, produces its one hundredth million barrel.
North Sea Deal Activity Down During 3Q
Friday, October 10, 2014 Deal activity in the UK North Sea falls in 3Q 2014, according to new data from Deloitte's Petroleum Services Group.
Faroe Completes Acquisition of Schooner and Ketch Fields
Friday, October 10, 2014 Faroe Petroleum acquires from Tullow Oil majority interests in the Schooner and Ketch fields in the UK zone of the southern North Sea.
Supply Chain Bottlenecks Threaten North Sea Decommissioning
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Engineering firm Arup says supply chain bottlenecks, including a lack of skilled workers, will prove to be a key challenge for decommissioning of UK North Sea infrastructure.
North Sea Phoenix Discovery Contains 16M Barrels
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Enegi Oil reports that the Phoenix discovery in the central North Sea contains at least 16 million barrels, according to new information.
Lundin Spuds Well Targeting Storm Prospect
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Lundin Petroleum spuds an exploration well targeting the Storm prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.
Rex Completes Acquisition of Stakes in 2 Licenses Offshore Norway
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Rex completes acquisition of a 5 percent stake each in licenses PL591 and PL591B offshore Norway from North Energy.
Subsea UK Launches 2015 Awards
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 The 2015 Subsea UK Awards launches with entries being sought from companies and individuals involved in the UK's subsea sector.
Paper: Statoil Plans to Cut Another 500 Jobs
Friday, October 03, 2014 Statoil plans to lay off an additional 500 workers on top of already announced plans to eliminate up to 1,400 positions, financial daily Dagens Naeringsliv says.