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Rigs of Nigg BBC Show to Air Next Week
Wednesday, August 11, 2021The BBC is scheduled to broadcast a program next week about the effects of the 1970s oil boom on the 'sleepy' Highland bay of Nigg.
OGA Launches License Breach Investigation
Tuesday, August 10, 2021The UK Oil and Gas Authority has opened an investigation into a possible breach of field production consents.
OGA Fines BP
Tuesday, July 27, 2021The UK Oil and Gas Authority has announced that it has fined BP plc and served the company a sanction notice.
Neptune Energy Uses Gaming Tech to Digitize Wells
Thursday, July 15, 2021Neptune Energy announced the digitalization of its portfolio of subsea wells in Norway.
UKCS Decom Costs Drop by Nearly $20B
Thursday, July 08, 2021The total cost of decommissioning UK Continental Shelf offshore oil and gas infrastructure has reduced by nearly $19.3 billion since 2017.
OGTC Completes Rebranding
Monday, June 28, 2021The Oil & Gas Technology Center (OGTC) announced Monday that it has completed its repositioning to become the Net Zero Technology Center.
OGA Tightens Flaring and Venting Guidance
Thursday, June 24, 2021The UK Oil and Gas Authority has issued consolidated and updated guidance on flaring and venting.
Groups Call for Offshore Training Passport
Thursday, June 24, 2021Friends of the Earth Scotland, Platform, Greenpeace, the RMT union, and the Unite Scotland union are calling for the implementation of an 'Offshore Training Passport'.
OGUK Conducts Big Workforce Listening Exercise
Wednesday, June 23, 2021Industry body Oil & Gas UK is conducting one of the industry's biggest ever listening exercises.
OGA Extends Mediation Pilot
Monday, June 21, 2021The UK Oil and Gas Authority has announced that the UKCS Mediation Pilot has been extended until April 30, 2022.
OGA Opens Investigation
Monday, June 14, 2021The UK Oil and Gas Authority has opened an investigation into a possible failure to maximize economic recovery for the UK due to a commercial disagreement.
How Did UKCS Oil and Gas Perform in 2020?
Friday, June 04, 202178 operators contributed to nine industry themes and over 3,880 data sections in the OGA's 2020 UKCS Stewardship Survey.
UK Could Become Silicon Valley of Energy
Thursday, June 03, 2021The UK could become the Silicon Valley of energy, according to Oil & Gas UK's chief executive.
Dancing Robot Set to Help Energy Sector
Wednesday, June 02, 2021A robot made famous by dancing on YouTube is set to help save lives and cut carbon dioxide emissions by supporting hazardous environment research at the National Robotarium, Heriot-Watt University has announced.
New Offshore Helicopter Refueling Standards Launched
Wednesday, June 02, 2021OPITO and the OGUK Aviation Services Task Group have launched new standards to ensure helicopter refueling on offshore assets is consistently completed safely and effectively, OPITO has announced.
UK Offshore Workforce Mix to Change Significantly
Wednesday, May 26, 2021A new UK Offshore Energy Workforce Transferability Review by Robert Gordon University has highlighted that the UK offshore energy workforce mix will change significantly in the next 10 years.
OGA Launches Map Gallery
Tuesday, May 25, 2021The UK Oil and Gas Authority has launched a virtual map gallery showcasing six of the organization's most popular and recent apps.
Sturgeon Announces New Energy Sec
Thursday, May 20, 2021Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced her new cabinet line up following elections in the country this month, with Michael Matheson appointed Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy, and Transport.
Free Geomechanics Training Course up for Grabs
Monday, May 17, 2021The UK Oil and Gas Authority is offering around 30 places on a geomechanics training course for free.
OGA Warns UK Could Face Higher Decom Costs
Tuesday, May 11, 2021The OGA has published its new decommissioning strategy, which stresses that the market could face higher decommissioning costs if action is not taken to improve commercial practices.
UK Setting Most Ambitious Climate Target into Law
Wednesday, April 21, 2021The UK government announced Tuesday that it will set the world's most ambitious climate change target into law to reduce emissions by 78 percent by 2035, compared to 1990 levels.
Future of Brent Platform's Giant Legs Uncertain
Tuesday, April 13, 2021The U.K. government is still undecided on whether it will allow Royal Dutch Shell Plc to leave in the sea the giant concrete legs that once supported the iconic Brent oil platforms.
Subsea UK Unveils TV Debate Style Event
Thursday, April 01, 2021Industry body Subsea UK has unveiled a new 'TV debate style' event to highlight opportunities in the energy transition and the blue economy.
UK Shows Way to Keep Lights on and Hit Net Zero
Monday, March 29, 2021The UK is showing the world the way to keep the lights on and hit net zero by 2050, according to Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie.
Blockbuster Start for North Sea Mergers
Monday, March 29, 2021PGNiG's acquisition of Ineos' Norwegian oil business continues what has been a blockbuster start to the year for North Sea mergers and acquisitions, according to Wood Mackenzie.
North Sea Deal Provides Pathway for Other Nations
Thursday, March 25, 2021The North Sea Transition Deal provides a documented pathway for other oil and gas producing nations, according to EY.
UK Gov Agrees North Sea Deal with Industry
Wednesday, March 24, 2021The UK government vowed Wednesday that high-skilled oil and gas workers and the supply chain will not be left behind in the transition to a low carbon future.
OGUK Maintains 30,000 Job Cut Prediction
Tuesday, March 16, 2021OGUK estimated last year that the level of direct and indirect employment supported by the sector could contract by up to 30,000. The organization still believes this remains a reasonable estimate.
OGA Launches Net Zero Stewardship Expectation
Tuesday, March 16, 2021The OGA has launched its latest stewardship expectation, which sets out how the oil and gas industry should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and support the delivery of the UK's net zero target.
Lowest UKCS Flaring on Record in 2020
Monday, March 15, 20212020 saw the lowest level of flaring on the UK Continental Shelf on record, the UK Oil and Gas Authority has revealed.
UK North Sea Deals Boom
Wednesday, March 10, 2021In just over two months, North Sea dealmaking has surpassed last year's total as companies look to make the most of crude's emergence from the pandemic-induced slump.
New Offshore Methane Emissions Study Announced
Monday, March 08, 2021Neptune Energy has announced a collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund to test a 'first of its kind' approach for measuring oil and gas methane emissions from offshore oil and gas facilities.
UK Oil Sector Welcomes Chancellor's New Measures
Thursday, March 04, 2021The UK oil and gas industry has welcomed new measures announced by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer in his latest budget.
OGA Investigating Possible License Breach
Tuesday, February 16, 2021The UK Oil and Gas Authority has opened an investigation into a possible breach of reporting requirements under a license.
Revised OGA Strategy Comes into Force
Friday, February 12, 2021A revised Oil and Gas Authority strategy, which was laid before the UK Parliament on December 16, 2020, has now come into force.
ScotGov Proposes Halting Overseas Oil Support
Thursday, January 28, 2021The Scottish government has announced a new proposal to end all its overseas trade backing and promotion activities solely focused on fossil fuel goods and services by COP26.
Subsea Expo 2021 Scrapped
Wednesday, January 27, 2021Subsea Expo will no longer take place this year, event organizer Subsea UK has revealed.
Only the Brave Predicting UK Subsea Sector
Friday, January 08, 2021After the chaos of 2020, when uncertainty has reigned, only the brave will be making predictions about the UK subsea sector.
OGUK Reveals 2020 Award Winners
Sunday, December 20, 2020Industry body Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) announced the winners of its awards digitally for the first time ever.
UK Oil Sector Business Confidence Slashed
Wednesday, November 25, 2020Business confidence across the UK's oil and gas sector has been slashed, according to Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce's 32nd oil and gas survey.
OGUK Explores Decom in a Low Carbon Future
Sunday, November 22, 2020Industry body Oil & Gas UK is exploring decommissioning in a low carbon future in its first virtual conference on November 24-25.
Production Shut In at Catcher After Fire
Friday, November 13, 2020Premier Oil (OTCMKTS: PMOIY) revealed Thursday that a fire broke out onboard the Catcher FPSO on November 9, which resulted in production being shut in.
OGUK Welcomes Furlough Extension
Monday, November 09, 2020Industry body Oil & Gas UK has welcomed the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer's announcement that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of March next year.
OGUK Awards Finalists Revealed
Sunday, November 08, 2020Industry body Oil & Gas UK has revealed the shortlist for this year's OGUK Awards, which will be held in virtual form for the first time ever on December 10.
New Agreement for North Sea Workers Inches Closer
Friday, November 06, 2020The potential to establish a ground breaking new collective agreement for thousands of engineering and maintenance workers in the North Sea moved a step closer this week, according to RMT.
Subsea Expo Event Delayed
Wednesday, November 04, 2020Subsea Expo has been pushed back to May 25-27, 2021, due to coronavirus-imposed restrictions.
OGA Review Highlights Room for Improvement
Sunday, November 01, 2020The UK Oil and Gas Authority has published a new thematic review which highlights that there is room for improvement.
Lockdown Impact on Offshore UK Oil Workers
Wednesday, October 28, 2020The number of workers on oil and gas installations offshore UK decreased by around 4,000 as the UK went into lockdown in March this year.
UK Oil Ripe for Consolidation
Wednesday, October 07, 2020The UK oil and gas sector is ripe for consolidation, according to Wood Mackenzie.
OGUK Welcomes Chancellor's Plans
Friday, September 25, 2020Industry body Oil & Gas UK has initially welcomed the winter economy plans announced on Thursday by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer.