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UK North Sea Merger: Serica Energy to Buy Tailwind

Dec 20, 2022

UK North Sea oil producer Serica Energy has agreed to buy Tailwind Energy Investments Ltd ('Tailwind') from Tailwind Energy Holdings LLP.The consideration for the acquisition comprises the issue of up to 111,048,124 new ordinary shares in Serica…

UK Regulator Fines Three North Sea Oil Firms for Excessive Flaring, Production

Dec 19, 2022

The UK offshore energy regulator, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA), has fined oil companies EnQuest, Equinor, and Spirit Energy a total of £265,000 (currently around $323,533) for 'behavior that risks the industry’s drive to cut emissions and bolster the UK’s energy security…

Shell, Mitsubishi's Eneco Win Rights to Build 760MW Wind Farm in Dutch North Sea

Dec 16, 2022

Shell and Mitsubishi's subsidiary Eneco have won the bid to build an offshore wind farm at Hollandse Kust (west) lot VI, located in the North Seaoffshore the Netherlands. Shell said Thursday that the project would have an installed capacity of approximately 760 MW…

Norway: Aker BP, Partners to Spend $20.5B on New Offshore Oil and Gas Projects

Dec 16, 2022

Norwegian oil firm Aker BP and its partners will invest more than 200 billion crowns ($20.5 billion) to develop several oil and gas fields off Norway in the coming years, the company said on Friday. Aker BP and other oil firms working off Norway…

Harbour Energy Reviews Spending, Snubs UK Offshore Bidding Round in Wake of Windfall Tax

Dec 16, 2022

Britain's recent increase in a windfall tax on the oil and gas sector has pushed Harbour, the UK North Sea's biggest oil and gas producer, to review its capital allocation plans and shun an ongoing licensing round in the basin.Britain's first…

Norway's Giant Offshore Oil Field Fully Developed

Dec 15, 2022

The Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has brought online the second phase of the giant Johan Sverdrup oil field in the North Sea, off Norway. Production started at 11:15 a.m. local time, on Wednesday, December 15.At plateau, the Johan Sverdrup field will produce 720…

Noble Corp. Wins $50M Contract for Jack-up Rig in UK North Sea

Dec 14, 2022

BP has awarded the offshore drilling company Noble Corp. a one-year drilling and plugging & abandonment services contract in the UK sector of the North Sea. The contract, for which Noble Corp. will deploy the ultra-harsh environment Noble Innovator (ex-Maersk Innovator) jack-up rig…

Out with the Old, in with the New: Old Tyra Offshore Platforms 98.5% Reused & Recycled

Dec 13, 2022

The largest recycling project of offshore installations in Denmark’s history has been successfully completed, TotalEnergies Denmark has informed.Namely, the company is the operator of the Tyra gas condensate field redevelopment project in the Danish North Sea…

Hartshead Taps Petrofac for North Sea Platform, Pipeline FEED

Dec 13, 2022

UK North Sea-focused Hartshead Resources has awarded Petrofac two contracts in respect of the platforms FEED contract for Harshead's Anning and Somerville unmanned minimum facilities jackets and topsides and the subsea FEED contract for the…

DEME to Install Foundations for Another Offshore WInd Farm in Scotland

Dec 12, 2022

Offshore installation services firm DEME said Monday it would return to the Moray Firth to install the foundations for another offshore wind farm in Scotland, under a contract awarded by Ocean Winds.The company was previously involved in the…

Reuters: UK Rebuffs Calls from Oil & Gas Bosses to Amend Windfall Tax

Dec 09, 2022

The British government stood firm on its windfall tax on the oil and gas sector in a meeting with industry executives on Friday, two sources with knowledge of what was discussed said.Finance Minister Jeremy Hunt rebuffed requests from North…

In a First, Scottish Port Set to Offer Shore Power for Offshore Vessels

Dec 09, 2022

Montrose Port Authority says the port is set to become the first Scottish port to provide shore power infrastructure to the energy sector.To enable shore power to offshore energy industry vessels, the port has partnered with with Plug Shore Power Ltd in a 50/50 joint venture…

Petrofac Workers on Repsol, BP Platforms in North Sea Launch Strikes Over Pay, Working Rotations

Dec 08, 2022

The UK’s largest industrial union, Unite, said Thursday that around 146 members will begin strike action at the Petrofac Repsol installations on December 8 and 9, 'as a result of an ongoing, and increasingly bitter dispute over pay and working terms…

UK North Sea Oil & Gas Producers Seek Price Floor to Limit Windfall Tax

Dec 06, 2022

The British government should introduce a price floor to mitigate the impact of its new windfall tax on the sector as some companies struggle with reduced access to funding, executives and industry sources say. They say the brake on capital…

North Sea Oil Firms to Explore Electrifying Offshore Oil and Gas Fields

Dec 06, 2022

North Sea producers BP, Equinor, and Ithaca Energy on Tuesday signed an agreement to study the electrification of oil and gas offshore production facilities in the West of Shetland area. The initiative focuses on three of the North Sea's largest fields - the BP-operated Clair field…

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