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TotalEnergies to Cut UK North Sea Spending by 25% after Windfall Tax

5 hours ago

TotalEnergies will cut its investment in British North Sea oil and gas projects by a quarter next year after the UK government hiked a windfall tax on the sector, the French firm's British exploration and production chief said on Wednesday.Energy giants Shell and Equinor have also said they were evaluating their investment plans after the windfall tax was raised to 35% from 25% this month to help plug Britain's fiscal hole…

Construction of Shell's Penguins FPSO Completed in China

8 hours ago

The construction of the Penguins FPSO for Shell's namesake field in the UK North Sea has reportedly been completed in China.CGTN, the China Global Television Network website, on Thursday, shared a video of the completed Penguins FPSO, and said the 118-meter-tall cylindrical FPSO…

UK: ORE Catapult, NZTC Team Up to Help Power Oil & Gas Platforms with Floating Wind

10 hours ago

The UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Net Zero Technology Centre said Thursday they'd examine potential pathways for the delivery of innovative floating offshore wind technology integrated with existing energy infrastructure…

Peterson's Logistics Services for ODE AM-managed North Sea Assets

12 hours ago

Energy industry logistics provider Peterson said Thursday it had won a three-year contract with ODE Asset Management (ODE AM) to provide integrated logistics services from the Port of Lowestoft in the UK.Peterson will provide quayside services…

Expro Wins $50M North Sea Well Intervention and Integrity Deal with Apache

13 hours ago

Oilfield services firm Expro has secured a $50 million contract with oil and gas company Apache Corporation for work on its Beryl and Forties assets in the UK North Sea.The fully integrated well intervention and integrity services contract involves…

Norway: Vår Energi Books Floatel Rig for Balder FPU Work

13 hours ago

Vår Energi, a Norwegian oil and gas company, has awarded Floatel International a contract for its Floatel Superior offshore accommodation rig.The rig will support Vår Energi's lifetime extension program for the North Sea production vessel Balder FPU in 2023…

Balmoral's Large-scale Composite Manufacturing Plant in Montrose Port Now Operational

Nov 30, 2022

Aberdeen-based Balmoral Comtec has completed the installation of its manufacturing plant at its new advanced composites facility at Montrose Port.The company said it had invested a 'seven-figure sum' in the 18,299 sq.ft (1700 sq.m) quayside…

HSM to Build Offshore Wind-powered Gas Platform for One-Dyas

Nov 29, 2022

HSM Offshore Energy will build an offshore wind-powered offshore gas production platform for client One-Dyas.The platform will be a part of One-Dyas' N05-A project in the Dutch North Sea.The N05-A platform will run entirely on renewable energy from the nearby Riffgat offshore wind farm…

Norway Delays 26th Oil Licensing Round

Nov 29, 2022

Norway will not issue licenses for energy companies to explore for oil and gas in frontier areas during the life of the current parliament, which ends in 2025, its oil and energy minister told Reuters on Tuesday.The decision to postpone the…

Equinor to Drill 25 Offshore Exploration Wells in Norway in 2023

Nov 29, 2022

Norwegian major Equinor plans to drill 25 exploration wells off the Nordic country next year, compared with 22 wells this year, most of them in the North Sea, a senior executive said on Tuesday. A 'small handful' of wells will be drilled in the Norwegian and Barents Seas each…

Prosafe Wins Bid for 650-day Offshore Accommodation Deal with Petrobras. Eyes More North Sea Work

Nov 28, 2022

Prosafe, an Oslo-listed provider of offshore accommodation rigs for the energy industry, said Friday it had been selected as the winning bidder for a 650-day firm period contract by Petrobras using its Safe Zephyrus rig, starting in May 2023…

Siem Offshore Bags Charter for Multi-purpose Support Vessel

Nov 28, 2022

The Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has entered into a one-year firm contract plus options for the multi-purpose support vessel Siem Dorado with an undisclosed client. The contract will start in direct continuation of the current contract…

Unite Union to Hit BP UK North Sea Oilfields with Two-day Strike

Nov 28, 2022

Employees of oil services firm Petrofac working on several of BP's British North Sea oilfields have voted for industrial action on Dec. 8 and 9 over working conditions, the Unite Union said last Thursday. The strike involves 76 workers on the offshore platforms Andrew…

Shell Spuds 'High Impact' Pensacola Well in UK North Sea

Nov 23, 2022

Oil major Shell has spudded the Pensacola well in the UK North Sea, Deltic Energy, Shell's partner in the offshore license, has informed.Graham Swindells, Chief Executive of Deltic Energy, said: 'We are excited to have commenced the well operations…

Shell to 'Evaluate' 25B Pound UK Investments after Windfall Tax

Nov 22, 2022

Shell said on Monday it will evaluate plans to spend up to 25 billion pounds in Britain over the next decade following the government's decision to increase a windfall tax on oil and gas producers.'We're going to have to evaluate each project on a case by case basis…

Current News

TotalEnergies to Cut UK North Sea Spending by 25% after Windfall Tax

TotalEnergies to Cut UK North Sea Spending by 25% after Windfall Tax

EnCap Backs Houston-based Firm to Build Jones Act WTIVs

EnCap Backs Houston-based Firm to Build Jones Act WTIVs

Siemens Gamesa Loses UK Patent Dispute over GE Offshore Wind Turbines

Siemens Gamesa Loses UK Patent Dispute over GE Offshore Wind Turbines

Construction of Shell's Penguins FPSO Completed in China

Construction of Shell's Penguins FPSO Completed in China

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