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North Sea Oil Players Share Recruitment Outlook
Thursday, January 02, 2020 Rigzone speaks to several North Sea players about their recruitment plans for 2020.

Erskine Field Production Start-Up Delayed
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 The re-commencement of full, continuous production from the Erskine field has been delayed.

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.

Sidi Moussa Well Offshore Morocco Finds Oil
Monday, October 20, 2014 The SM-1 well, located on the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco, finds oil, Serica Energy reports.

Serica Energy Completes Farm Out of Doyle Gas Prospect
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 UK junior Serica Energy completes the farm out of the Doyle gas prospect in the UK zone of the East Irish Sea.

Serica Moves Closer to Columbus Field Development
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Serica Energy issues tender documents for the development of the North Sea's Columbus field, which it plans to start developing in the second half of 2013.

Serica Energy Sees Busy Year Ahead
Monday, January 21, 2013 Serica Energy expects to see progress in a number of projects in UK, Irish and African waters during 2013.

Serica Wraps Up Seismic Gig Offshore Namibia
Monday, October 01, 2012 Serica Energy completes the acquisition of 3D seismic data at its Luderitz Basin Blocks offshore Namibia.

Serica Finalizes North Sea Farm-Out
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Serica Energy has reached agreement with JX Nippon Exploration and Production Limited for the farm-out of UK Central North Sea Block 22/19c.

Morocco Interest Mounts after Cairn Acquisition
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Cairn acquires 50-percent interest in Foum Draa offshore license just days after Genel Energy buys into 60 percent of Sidi Moussa license.

E&P Companies Explore Offshore Namibia's Hydrocarbon Potential
Friday, June 29, 2012 Recent giant discoveries offshore West Africa, including the Jubilee discovery offshore Ghana and additional discoveries offshore Angola, have sparked new interest in the West Africa's Atlantic Margin.

BP Granted Farm-In at Serica License Offshore Namibia
Monday, June 25, 2012 The Minister of Mines and Energy in Namibia approves BP to farm-in to Serica's license offshore Namibia.

Serica All Smiles over Namibia Seismic
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Serica Energy plc gives an operational update on seismic operations off the coast of Namibia.

Serica Starts Extensive Seismic Survey Offshore Namibia
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 Serica announced that the Polarcus Nadia has arrived on station in Serica's Luderitz Basin Blocks located offshore Namibia.

BP to Farm-In to Serica's Blocks Offshore Namibia
Thursday, March 15, 2012 Serica Energy announced that BP will be joining Serica in the exploration of License 0047 offshore Namibia by farming-in to Serica's interest.

Serica Signs Seismic Survey Contract with Polarcus
Thursday, March 15, 2012 Serica has signed a contract with Polarcus for an extensive 3D seismic acquisition survey in Serica's Luderitz Basin Blocks offshore Namibia.

Deo Petroleum: Amalgamation Agreement Finalized
Thursday, January 12, 2012 Deo Petroleum announced that the amalgamation agreement to combine the UKCS License P218 Block 15/21a Gamma Sub Area and Block 15/21g areas has been finalized.

Serica Bags Licenses Offshore Ireland
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 Serica has been offered a further two Production Licenses in the final stage of the 26th Round of UK Offshore Licensing announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Serica Picks Up 4 Blocks Offshore Namibia
Thursday, November 03, 2011 Serica has been awarded an 85% interest in a Petroleum Agreement covering four large blocks and part blocks in the prospective Luderitz Basin, offshore Namibia.

Serica Scoops Up Six Blocks in Irish Licensing Round
Monday, October 17, 2011 Serica has been awarded a Licensing Option 11/1 covering six blocks in the Irish Rockall Basin under the Irish 2011 Atlantic Margin Licensing Round.

Serica Sells Subsidiary
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Serica has sold its wholly owned subsidiary, Serica Indonesia Holdings BV, to Kris Energy Limited.

EnCore, Partners Acquire North Sea License
Friday, July 01, 2011 EnCore Oil and its P1655 (Block 15/21g) partners, Nautical Petroleum and Serica (the P1655 group), have agreed terms to acquire a 70 percent interest in a part of adjoining License P218 (Block 15/21a).

Serica Plugs, Abandons Marindan Well
Thursday, December 02, 2010 The Marindan-1 exploration well has been plugged and abandoned.

Serica to Conduct Strategic Review of Indonesian Assets
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 Serica is to carry out a review of strategic alternatives for its Indonesian assets.

Serica Spuds Marindan Well Offshore Indonesia
Thursday, October 28, 2010 Serica has spudded the Marindin-1 well using Trident IX jackup drilling rig in the southern part of the Kutai PSC offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Serica Expands Presence in North Sea
Thursday, October 28, 2010 Serica has been awarded a Production License over Blocks 210/19a and 210/20a in the Northern North Sea ("NNS") in the 26th Round of UK Offshore Licensing.

Serica to Spin Bit Offshore Indonesia
Thursday, September 02, 2010 Serica announced that the Trident IX jack-up drilling rig arrived on location for the Dambus-1 well in the Kutai PSC in the Mahakam Delta offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Serica to Mobilize Rig Offshore Indonesia
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Serica intends to mobilize the Trident IX in September to drill two of its Indonesian exploration prospects.

Serica Commences Drilling Ops at Oates Prospect
Monday, August 02, 2010 Serica announced that on July 30, drilling operations commenced at the Oates exploration well location in Block 22/19c.

Serica Updates on Columbus Ops
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Serica announced that agreement has been reached with BG and Dana Petroleum whereby BG will carry out FEED work for a Bridge Linked Platform.

Serica Drills a Duster in Irish Sea
Thursday, May 27, 2010 Serica announced that the Conan exploration well 113/26b-3 has reached a total depth of 1,827 meters without encountering hydrocarbons.

Serica Begins Drilling in Conan Prospect
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Serica announced that on Monday May 10, it commenced drilling the Conan exploration well in Block 113/26b in the East Irish Sea.

Premier Secures Rig for Oates Prospect in UK North Sea
Friday, April 23, 2010 The Ensco 100 jackup drilling rig has been secured for an exploration well on the Oates prospect in UK Central North Sea Block 22/19c.

Serica Primes Bit for Conan Prospect
Friday, April 23, 2010 Serica is preparing to drill the Conan prospect in Blocks 113/26b and 113/27c.

Serica Taps Ensco 80 to Drill in UK Irish Sea
Monday, February 01, 2010 Serica has secured the use of the Ensco 80 jackup drilling rig for an exploration well on the Conan prospect in UK East Irish Sea Blocks 113/26b and 113/27c.

Serica Wraps Up Sale of South East Asian Assets
Monday, January 25, 2010 Serica Energy has completed the sale of certain of its interests in South East Asia for $105.4 million.

Serica Farms-Out Stake in East Irish Sea Duo
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 An exploration well on the Conan prospect, 70% funded by Serica's new exploration partner, is planned for the second quarter of 2010.

Premier, Serica Agree To UK North Sea Farm-in
Tuesday, January 05, 2010 Premier Oil plc announced Tuesday that it has reached agreement with Serica Energy plc that, subject to government approval, it will farm-in to a 50% equity interest and assume operatorship of Block 22/19c in the UK Central North Sea.

Serica Sells Interests in South East Asia for $98.6MM
Monday, December 07, 2009 Serica Energy has reached agreement for the sale of some of its interests in South East Asia.

Serica Enters into Revolving Credit Facility for Kambuna Field
Monday, November 16, 2009 Serica Energy has entered into a new US $100 million senior secured revolving credit facility to replace its previous facility of a similar amount.

Serica Updates on Status of Kambuna Production Operations
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Serica Energy has provided an update on the Kambuna field, offshore Sumatra, Indonesia, at which production has been temporarily suspended to carry out necessary repairs to the field's gas turbine generators.

Serica Confirms Suspended Production at Kambuna Field
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Serica Energy confirmed that production at the Kambuna field, offshore Sumatra, Indonesia, has been temporarily suspended at the request of the gas purchaser.

Salamander Fires Up First Gas from Offshore Kambuna Field
Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Salamander Energy has announced the start up of production from its operated Kambuna gas-condensate field, offshore North Sumatra.

Serica Bags License in Underexplored Basin Offshore Ireland
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 Serica Energy secured Frontier Exploration License FEL 1/09, which straddles six blocks in the underexplored Rockall Basin, off Ireland's western coast.

Tuong Vi-1 Drilled to Total Depth, JV Sees No Signs of Hydrocarbons
Friday, June 26, 2009 The Tuong Vi-1 well, offshore Vietnam, has been drilled to its total depth, but hydrocarbons were not encountered in the objective section. The well will be plugged and abandoned.

Serica Energy Secures UK North Sea Exploration License
Thursday, June 25, 2009 Serica was awarded a Production License over Block 22/19c in the UK 25th Round of Offshore Licensing. Serica is the License operator and holds a 100% working interest.

Tuong Vi-1 Well Offshore Vietnam Drilled to Total Depth
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 AWE reported that the Tuong Vi-1 well offshore Vietnam has been drilled to its total depth and wireline logging operations are in progress.

Serica, Island O&G Collect Exploration Permits Offshore Morocco
Friday, June 19, 2009 Serica Energy and Island Oil and Gas have signed with ONHYM two Petroleum Agreements for the contiguous areas of Sidi Moussa Offshore and Foum Draa Offshore.

AWE Updates on Operations at Tuong Vi-1 Offshore Vietnam
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 AWE reported that the open hole has been logged and 13-3/8" casing has been set at a measured depth of 1,573 meters, above the first of the target zones at the Tuong Vi-1 well offshore Vietnam.

AWE Reports on Tuong Vi-1 Well Offshore Vietnam
Thursday, June 11, 2009 AWE reported that a 8-1/2" pilot hole was drilled to 1,580 meters and the hole is being prepared for logging at the Tuong Vi-1 well offshore Vietnam.