Exploration News for North Sea


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Less Appetite for Exploration Drilling
Monday, November 12, 2018 There's less appetite for exploration drilling, according to Rystad Energy.

A Better Approach to Conventional Oil Exploration
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 The history of oil exploration is one of trying to overcome the odds.

OGA Starts New Plan for 300MM Barrel North Sea Area
Friday, October 19, 2018 The OGA initiates a new area plan to maximize economic recovery from the Greater Buchan area of the North Sea, which it says is estimated to contain between 150 and 300 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Major Gas Find Offshore UK for Total
Monday, September 24, 2018 Total has made a 'major' gas discovery on the Glendronach prospect offshore UK in the West of Shetland region.

UK West Shetland Seismic Survey Acquisition Commences
Monday, September 17, 2018 CGG commences the acquisition of a seismic survey in the UK West Shetland basin.

Lyon Well Offshore UK Deferred Until 2019
Thursday, September 13, 2018 The drilling of the offshore UK Lyon exploration well has been deferred until 2019, Siccar Point Energy has revealed.

Lundin Petroleum Raises Size Of Norway's Rolvsnes Oil Discovery
Monday, August 27, 2018 The Rolvsnes oil and gas discovery in Norway's North Sea is almost five times as large as initially thought.

Transocean Secures 13 Well UK North Sea Contract with ConocoPhillips
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 The midwater semi-submersible Transocean 712 has been awarded a 13 well UK North Sea contract by ConocoPhillips.

Industry is 'Fit', 'Ready' for New North Sea Exploration Era
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Industry is 'fit and ready' to usher in a new era of exploration in the North Sea, according to Oil & Gas UK's upstream policy director Mike Tholen.

UK's OGA Launches 31st Offshore Licensing Round
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) launches the 31st Offshore Licensing Round, offering blocks in frontier areas of the UK Continental Shelf.

Wellesley Makes Minor Oil Discovery in North Sea
Thursday, July 05, 2018 Wellesley Petroleum AS, operator of production license 925, makes a minor oil discovery in the North Sea.

Equinor Comes Up Dry at North Sea Well
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production license 120, has come up dry at wildcat well 34/8-19 S.

Equinor Makes 'Commercial' North Sea Discovery
Friday, June 08, 2018 Equinor Energy AS, operator of production license 167, discovers oil at wildcat well 16/1-29 S in the central part of the North Sea.

Rystad Energy: 100 Offshore Projects to be Sanctioned in 2018
Thursday, May 03, 2018 Oil market 'tailwind' likely to spark 100 offshore project sanctions in 2018.

Norway's Odfjell Drilling to Expand Fleet as Rig Market Recovers
Friday, April 20, 2018 Offshore rig firm Odfjell Drilling plans to expand its floating rig fleet to between six and 10 from four now, it said on Friday.

PSA Grants Wellesley Petroleum Consent to Drill North Sea Exploration Well
Friday, April 13, 2018 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Wellesley Petroleum consent to drill exploration well 35/12-6 S.

Spirit Energy Makes Small Oil Discovery Offshore Norway
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Spirit Energy makes a small oil discovery in exploration well 35/9-14, located in license PL 682 on the Norwegian Shelf.

Garten Discovery Demonstrates True Value of 'Smart, Nimble' Drilling
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Apache Corporation's Garten oil discovery, and potential quick production start-up, demonstrates the true value of a smart and nimble approach to exploration drilling, according to Oil & Gas UK.

Lundin Petroleum Find More Oil At Norway's Luno II In North Sea
Monday, March 26, 2018 Sweden's Lundin Petroleum has found more oil at its Luno II discovery off Norway and aims to submit a development plan for the field around the end of this year.

PSA Grants Lundin Consent for North Sea Exploration Well
Friday, March 02, 2018 Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway grants its consent for Lundin Norway AS to drill an exploration well in block 16/1 in the North Sea.

Aker BP Makes North Sea Find
Monday, February 19, 2018 Aker BP makes a discovery in Frosk exploration well 24/9-12, which is located near Alvheim in the North Sea.

Little Transparency on UKCS Discoveries 'Blocker to Investment'
Thursday, February 01, 2018 The lack of transparency on new discoveries within the UK Continental Shelf is a blocker to investment, according to Woodmac.

BP Announces New North Sea Discoveries
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 BP makes new discoveries in the North Sea at Capercaillie, in Block 29/4e, and Achmelvich, in Block 206/9b.

Exploration to Increase in 2018 but Investment Constraints Remain
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Exploration activity will increase in 2018, but market uncertainty and the need to manage debt levels will remain key constraints to investment.

Global Exploration Sector May Soon Return to Profit
Thursday, January 04, 2018 There are early signs that the global exploration sector may soon return to profit.

Siccar Point Energy to Drill Lyon Well in 2018
Monday, December 04, 2017 Siccar Point Energy E&P Limited will drill the Lyon well immediately after the Cambo appraisal well in 2018.