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UK Awards 27 Blocks for Shale Exploration in Latest Licensing Round
Tuesday, August 18, 2015The Oil & Gas Authority announces that 27 onshore blocks from the 14th Onshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round will be formally offered to companies involved in shale gas exploration.
European Majors Team Up to Explore Arctic
Tuesday, April 21, 2015Statoil and Eni form BaSEC (Barents Sea Exploration Collaboration) to solve operational issues connected to exploring the Barents Sea for hydrocarbons.
GDF Suez Says Natural Gas Discovery Made in Southeast Algeria
Monday, April 20, 2015France's GDF Suez says partner Repsol has found gas in southeast Algeria.
Task Force: Britain Needs New Regulator For Shale Gas Industry To Take Off
Wednesday, March 25, 2015Britain needs a new regulator for onshore underground energy and shale gas companies must engage with local communities more effectively before a UK shale gas industry can be developed.
Japan's JX, GDF Suez Find New Oil in UK North Sea
Friday, March 13, 2015JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration Corp says it had discovered new oil in the UK Central North Sea.
Wintershall Completes Takeover of Vega Field in the North Sea
Wednesday, March 04, 2015Germany's Wintershall completes the takeover from Statoil of the operatorship of the Vega subsea oil and gas field offshore Norway.
GDF, BP Make 'Significant' Discovery in the UK North Sea
Thursday, October 23, 2014GDF Suez and BP make a "significant" discovery in the UK zone of the central North Sea.
UK's Cygnus Project to Support 4,800 Skilled Jobs during Build Phase
Wednesday, October 15, 2014The 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.
Norway-Focused Firms Join Oil Spill Project
Thursday, September 04, 2014Aptomar launches a Norwegian project with Eni, Statoil, GDF Suez and OMV aimed at improving oil spill detection and management.
Petrofac Extends UK Services Contract with GDF Suez
Tuesday, August 05, 2014GDF Suez E&P renews its integrated services contract with oilfield services firm Petrofac.
Algeria Says to Start Production from 6 Gas Fields
Sunday, July 06, 2014Algeria's Sonatrach expects to start production from six gas fields with a total capacity of 74 million cubic meters per day in the next three years.
Santos, GDF Shelve Bonaparte FLNG Development Option Offshore Darwin
Thursday, June 19, 2014Santos and GDF Suez shelve the Bonaparte floating liquefied natural gas development option offshore Darwin, Australia.
Norway Unions, Industry in Talks to Avert Oil Strike
Tuesday, June 17, 2014Mediation is taking place between Norwegian oil workers and the industry in an attempt to avert an oil strike at GDF Suez and Exxon platforms.
Paper: GDF Suez to Sell 30% Stake in its Australia Business
Friday, June 06, 2014GDF Suez looks to sell a further 30-percent stake in its Australia power generation business.
GDF Field In North Sea At Risk Of Norwegian Strike
Monday, May 19, 2014GDF Suez could see strike at a key field offshore Norway.
GDF Drills Dry Well in Arctic Barents Sea
Thursday, April 10, 2014France's GDF drills a dry well in the Arctic Barents sea approximately 40 miles southwest of the Johan Castberg fields.
Statoil Starts Up Gudrun Field
Monday, April 07, 2014Statoil starts up the Gudrun high-temperature, high-pressure oil and gas field in the Norwegian North Sea.
Marubeni Joins GDF in Offshore LNG Receiving Terminal Project in Uruguay
Tuesday, March 18, 2014Marubeni joins GDF Suez in an offshore liquefied natural gas receiving terminal project in Uruguay.
GDF Increases Gas Production Target as it Boosts Capex
Thursday, February 27, 2014GDF Suez aims to increase gas production to as much as 63 million barrels of oil equivalent by 2016 as it increases its capital spending budget in pursuit of growth.
Kristin Gas Export Project Terminated
Thursday, January 09, 2014Unsustainable project economics force partners to terminate the Kristin Gas Export Project.
UK Chancellor to Provide More on Shale Incentives in Autumn Statement
Friday, November 22, 2013UK Energy Minister Michael Fallon says that more details of tax incentives for shale gas development will be revealed when the Autumn Statement is announced Dec. 5.
Foreign Interest in UK Shale Gas Steps Up
Thursday, November 21, 2013A recent shale gas deal in northwest England looks to be the start of several farm-ins involving large, international firms seeking exposure to unconventional oil and gas in the UK.
France's GDF Suez Drills Dry Well in North Sea
Monday, November 11, 2013France's GDF drills a dry well in the North Sea, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
GDF Suez Buys into UK Shale Gas Projects
Tuesday, October 22, 2013GDF Suez will buy a 25-percent share in 13 UK unconventional gas licenses currently owned by Dart Energy in a farm-out deal.
EBN Buys into Oil Production at Dutch North Sea Block
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
GDF Suez Awards Algerian Touat Field Contract to Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas
Thursday, August 08, 2013GDF Suez and Sonatrach award engineering contract for the Touat field, onshore Algeria, to Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas.
GDF Suez Welcomes Rob Buchan
Tuesday, June 25, 2013GDF SUEZ E&P UK announces a senior appointment in Aberdeen as the company pursues an ambitious UK growth strategy.
Two People Killed in Dutch North Sea
Friday, June 14, 2013Two dead and one injured on a platform operated by GDF Suez in the Dutch North Sea.
GDF Suez Acquires 9% of Nabucco Pipeline
Tuesday, May 28, 2013OMV reports that it has agreed to sell a nine percent stake in the Nabucco pipeline project to GDF Suez.
GDF Suez Mulls Sale of Bonaparte LNG Stake
Tuesday, April 16, 2013GDF Suez engages investment bank to advice on reducing its 60-percent stake in the Bonaparte LNG project, offshore Australia.
Yokogawa Wins ICSS Contract for Cygnus Project
Thursday, January 24, 2013Yokogawa Europe Solutions wins deal to supply integrated control and safety systems to GDF Suez's Cygnus project.
Technip Wins Over GDF to Supply Juliet
Tuesday, January 08, 2013Oilfield services firm Technip will supply GDF's Juliet development, part of the biggest gas discovery in the UK North Sea for 25 years.
Construction Begins on Cygnus Gas Development
Wednesday, December 05, 2012GDF SUEZ cuts first steel for the $2.3 billion Cygnus gas field project at Heerema Fabrication Group's Hartlepool yard in North East England.
UK Energy Bill Outlines 'Diverse Mix' to Ensure Energy Security
Thursday, November 29, 2012The UK Energy Secretary outlines a mix of energy efficiency, renewables, nuclear and O&G investment to guarantee the country's energy security.
Proserv Scores Cygnus Topside Controls Gig
Thursday, November 08, 2012Proserv secures a contract to supply topside control equipment at a major southern North Sea development.
Cygnus Project: The Jobs Involved
Friday, September 28, 2012Rigzone looks at the detail of the jobs involved in the Cygnus project, which is expected to start providing gas to the UK in 2016.
Chancellor Applauds New Jobs in North East England
Thursday, August 30, 2012The Chancellor of the Exchequer visited a fabrication yard in North East England which is creating 200 new jobs building offshore platforms for the major Cygnus gas project.
GDF's Cygnus Proj. to Add 1,200 Jobs in UK
Tuesday, August 07, 2012Partners GDF SUEZ, Centrica and Bayerngas have announced sanctioning of the $2.19 billion Cygnus project to develop the sixth largest gas field in the UK Southern North Sea.
Hansa Hydrocarbons, Partners Sanction Juliet Development
Tuesday, July 03, 2012Hansa Hydrocarbons Limited, together with its partners GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd and First Oil Expro Limited, has sanctioned the Juliet gas field in block 47/14b in the UK Southern North Sea.
Absheron Partners Issue 'Notice of Discovery and its Commerciality'
Monday, July 02, 2012Total, Socar and GDF Suez issue 'notice of discovery and its Commerciality', an important milestone in the development of the Absheron discovery in Azerbaijan.
GDF Suez Appoints New Business Manager
Wednesday, June 13, 2012GDF SUEZ E&P UK has appointed one of the most senior women working in the UK oil and gas industry to the position of Business Manager.
UK Hands Out 46 New North Sea Exploration Licenses
Friday, December 30, 2011The UK awards 46 new licenses to explore for oil and gas in the North Sea, the Department of Energy and Climate Change announces.
Total Buys GDF Suez's Stake in Elgin/Franklin Fields
Tuesday, December 06, 2011Total, operator of the Elgin/Franklin fields in the British sector of the North Sea, announced the purchase of GDF Suez's share in the two fields.
GDF Signs Two Deals in China for LNG
Monday, October 31, 2011GDF SUEZ reinforces its commitment to China and to the Asia-Pacific region: signature of the first milestone of its partnership with CIC and new LNG agreement with CNOOC
GDF Suez Comes Up Dry at Barents Wildcat
Friday, October 14, 2011GDF Suez E&P Norge AS, operator of production license 530, has completed drilling of wildcat well 7124/4-1 S. The well is dry.
GDF Suez Drills Duster in Barents Sea
Wednesday, October 05, 2011Rocksource announced that the drilling rig Aker Barents has completed drilling of the two main reservoirs and one of the secondary targets in the Heilo well in PL 530 in the Barents Sea.
AMEC Secures FEED Work for Cygnus Field
Monday, October 03, 2011AMEC has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for GDF Suez E&P UK Ltd's Cygnus gas field development.
Eni Buys GDF Suez Stakes in N. Sea Fields
Wednesday, September 28, 2011Eni and GDF Suez have signed an agreement for Eni to purchase a 10.4% stake in the Eglin-Franklin fields for $804.5MM.
Heilo Drilling Begins in Barents Sea
Friday, September 16, 2011Drilling commenced on Sept. 16 at Production License 530, also known as Heilo field, in the Barents Sea offshore Norway, North Energy ASA reports.
GDF Suez Gets NPD Nod for North Sea Drilling
Wednesday, August 31, 2011The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted GDF Suez a drilling permit for well 7124/4-1 S.