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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 of our first exploration well on the Pensacola gas prospect. 'Pensacola is a high impact, potentially play opening prospect and represents what we hope…

Equinor Evaluating Impact of UK Windfall Tax on Projects

Nov 23, 2022

The Norwegian oil company Equinor said on Tuesday it is evaluating the impact of Britain's windfall tax on its oil and gas projects, including the giant Rosebank development. 'The British government's decision last week to raise the windfall…

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…

UK Oil and Gas Sector Faces $24B Bill to Plug Old Wells

Nov 22, 2022

British North Sea oil and gas producers will spend around 20 billion pounds ($24 billion) on dismantling over 2,000 unused wells and facilities in the ageing basin over the next decade, an industry group said on Tuesday.The cost burden for plugging wells and removing platforms…

Decommissioning: ASCO Wins Four NORM Decontamination Services Deals

Nov 21, 2022

UK-based firm ASCO said Monday it had signed four new contracts for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) decontamination and disposal services with major operators, worth more than £10 million (around $11,8 million.)ASCO said that its subsidiary…

UK Well Decommissioning Firm Names Subsurface Team Lead

Nov 21, 2022

UK-based well decommissioning services company Well-Safe Solutions has appointed Ruth Thomas as Subsurface Team Lead.Thomas has over two decades of experience in providing subsurface support to assets in the UK sector of the North Sea for energy majors including Repsol Sinopec Resources UK…

UK Hikes Oil Firm Levy, Hits Power Companies with Windfall Tax

Nov 17, 2022

British finance minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday the government would increase a windfall tax on oil and gas firms and extend it to power generation firms as he seeks to raise money to plug a major hole in the public finances.Soaring oil and…

Kent to Provide Structural Integrity Analysis for INEOS North Sea Platforms

Nov 16, 2022

Kent, an energy services company, said on Wednesday that INEOS UK SNS Ltd. had awarded it a three-year framework contract for structural integrity analysis modeling services.Kent will support the safe and sustainable structural integrity management…

BP Says It Is Paying More Tax as it Profit Increases

Nov 16, 2022

BP is paying more tax as it is making more profit, its UK head Louise Kingham told the Reuters Energy Transition Europe 2022 event on Wednesday.'It's right that (the government) should think about how they protect the most vulnerable and taxation is not for companies to determine…

Odfjell Technology, Serica Energy Agree Bruce Platform Services Extension

Nov 16, 2022

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company Serica Energy has extended its contract with Odfjell Technology for the provision of storage, preservation, maintenance, and drilling services on the North Sea Bruce platform.Kurt Meinert Fjell, Odfjell Technology…

OEUK: There's Enough Oil & Gas in North Sea to Fuel UK for 30 Years, But Industry Needs Fiscal Certainty

Nov 15, 2022

The UK North Sea still has a lot to offer when it comes to oil and gas reserves yet to be produced. However, unpredictable fiscal conditions are denting the confidence of offshore energy-producing companies to invest and revitalize oil and gas exploration activity…

UK's NSTA Launches Probe into Possible License Breach

Nov 15, 2022

The UK-based offshore energy industry regulator, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA), said Monday it had opened an investigation into an operator suspected of breaching one of its license conditions.The investigation will look into whether…

Finder Energy Farms Out Interests in Three North Sea Blocks to Dana Petroleum

Nov 11, 2022

The Australian oil and gas company Finder has entered into three farm-out transactions to assign to Dana Petroleum interests in three offshore blocks in the central North Sea in the UK.Dana Petroleum will acquire a 40% interest in each of P2527…

Port of Aberdeen Gets UK Gov't Funding to Accelerate Net Zero Drive

Nov 10, 2022

The UK Government has granted Port of Aberdeen more than £200,000 in funding to accelerate the port’s drive to Net Zero by 2040.The ‘Port Zero’ feasibility study, which is part of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition Round 2 (CMDC2)…

Windfall Tax Changes Could Render North Sea 'uneconomical' Says Ithaca Chairman

Nov 10, 2022

Any changes to Britain's oil and gas windfall tax law that would remove incentives to invest in the North Sea would make field developments in the ageing basin 'uneconomical', the chairman of newly-listed Ithaca Energy said on Wednesday. Ithaca…

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