Saturday, December 15, 2018

UK News

 

Chrysaor Sets Sights on Chevron's North Sea Assets

Dec 13, 2018

Private equity-backed oil firm Chrysaor has hired advisers ahead of talks to buy Chevron's British North Sea oil and gas fields for over $2.5 billion, industry and banking sources said.Chrysaor has signed up investment banks Jefferies and BMO for the discussions as a deadline for bids approaches before Christmas, the four sources said.Chevron said earlier this year it was selling its assets in the central North Sea…

Moray East Offshore Confirms Financial Close

Dec 14, 2018

UK-based Moray Offshore Windfarm (East)  announced that it has reached financial close – a major milestone marking the commencement of GBP 2.6 bln of project finance investment.The consortiumwhich develops and operates offshore wind farms, known as ‘Moray East’…

i3 Energy Bullish on Serenity Prospect

Dec 14, 2018

UK-based oil and gas exploration firm i3 Energy PLC said its Serenity prospect in the North Sea 'provides significant organic growth' for its Liberator development.The company estimates that Serenity contains P50 stock tank oil-initially-in-place of 197mln stock tank barrels…

Offshore Wind: SeaTwirl Secures Funding

Dec 13, 2018

Swedish floating wind turbine player SeaTwirl has joined the Ocean Energy Scale-Up Alliance (OESA) that has been granted funding from the Interreg North Sea Region.SeaTwirl is a vertical floating wind turbine that was tested off the west coast of Sweden in 2011…

Faroe Criticizes DNO's Takeover Bid as 'Opportunistic'

Dec 13, 2018

The oil and gas company with focus in Norway and the U.K. Faroe Petroleum has reaffirmed that Norwegian oil giant DNO ASA's GBP608mln ($761.65 million) unsolicited takeover offer for the AIM-listed firm is 'opportunistic' and 'substantially' undervalues it…

Dudgeon Offshore Wind Bags $1.77B Refinancing

Dec 13, 2018

One of the world’s largest offshore wind projects, the 402-megawatt (MW) Dudgeon offshore wind farm in the U.K., announced the signing and pricing of privately placed notes for the refinancing of the project’s existing non-recourse project debt…

Acteon Acquires Deepwater Corrosion Services

Dec 12, 2018

Acteon Group Ltd has acquired subsea corrosion specialist Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. in a move to strengthen the group's ability to help customers manage the integrity of subsea infrastructure throughout the life of a field.Deepwater has designed…

Grant Spurs Oilfield Data Processing Tech Development

Dec 11, 2018

A recent grant award from the Oil & Gas Innovation Center (OGIC) in the U.K. aims to spur the development of automated data analysis technology for on- and offshore oilfields.Chemical monitoring and management solutions specialist LUX Assure…

Chevron Gets Green Light for Captain EOR

Dec 11, 2018

Energy giant Chevron announced Tuesday it has received approval from the U.K. Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to move ahead with its plans for an Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project that aims to unlock millions of extra barrels of oil and extend the life of the long-producing Captain field in the U…

Verus Boosts Production through Acquisitions

Dec 11, 2018

Verus Petroleum reports it boosted production from 1,500 to 18,000 barrels per day – a 12-fold increase in its production – in less than a year, through drilling and key acquisitions in the U.K. Continental Shelf.The private equity backed independent…

Sulzer Wood Scores BP Contract Extension

Dec 11, 2018

Ellon-based rotating equipment services provider Sulzer Wood Limited said it has been awarded a five-year contract extension to provide pump maintenance services for BP operations in the North Sea.The contract, which aims to improve the reliability…

Tractebel Acquires Deutsche Offshore Consult

Dec 11, 2018

Belgium-based Tractebel Engie has, through its subsidiary Lahmeyer International, acquired Deutsche Offshore Consult GmbH (DOC) to strengthen its position in the offshore wind sector.German outfit DOC has staff covering all aspects of the offshore wind development process…

Admiral Tim Lowe to Head UK Hydrographic Office

Dec 11, 2018

The UK Hydrographic Office has announced the appointment of Rear Admiral Tim Lowe CBE, the current UK National Hydrographer and Deputy Chief Executive, to the position of Acting Chief Executive and Accounting Officer.Rear Admiral Lowe will fill…

Tailwind Energy Hits First Oil From UK North Sea

Dec 11, 2018

New UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company Tailwind Energy has announced first oil from the 100% owned Gannet E redevelopment to the Triton FPSO.  The London-based contracts services company for North Sea work said in a press note that the…

AREG Membership on the Rise

Dec 10, 2018

Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) reports it has seen its membership numbers rise over the past 12 months with an increase in the number of companies supporting both the offshore wind and wave and tidal sectors.Among the 25 new sign-ups are marine engineering firm EC-OG…

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