North Sea News


Petrogas E&P Starts Producing Gas from North Sea Platform

Jul 12, 2024

Petrogas E&P Netherlands, part of Oman-based Petrogas E&P, has achieved first gas production from the field in the Dutch North Sea.Petrogas E&P Netherlands, along with its partners EBN, Rockrose and TAQA Offshore, started producing gas from the first well on the B10 platform on July 6…

Prosafe’s Safe Caledonia Flotel Set for Check-In at North Sea

Jul 08, 2024

Offshore accommodation rig provider Prosafe has received a letter of intent (LoI) from Ithaca Energy for the charter of its Safe Caledonia offshore accommodation rig for work at the Captain field in the UK sector of the North Sea.As stated in the LoI…

Another Technical Issue Impacts Tyra II Commissioning

Jul 08, 2024

TotalEnergies, the operator of the Tyra II project on behalf of consortium partners, has faced another technical issue during the commissioning of Denmark’s largest offshore gas development.TotalEnergies, the operator of the Danish Underground Consortium in charge of Tyra II redevelopment…

North Sea Oil Producers Urge Labour's Starmer for Tax Clarity

Jul 05, 2024

North Sea oil and gas producers urged Britain's incoming Prime Minister Keir Starmer to provide clarity on his election promise to increase tax on the sector, warning it could lead to a rapid decline in output and revenue.Starmer's Labour Party swept to power in a parliamentary election on Thursday…

TotalEnergies Extends Contract for Shelf Drilling’s Jack-Up Rig

Jul 05, 2024

Offshore drilling firm Shelf Drilling has secured a contract extension from TotalEnergies EP Denmark for its Shelf Drilling Winner jack-up rig.The new contract is for 17 months, and will be in direct continuation of the rig’s current operations in Denmark…

SolarDuck, RWE Install Offshore Solar Pilot in Dutch North Sea

Jul 04, 2024

With the support of RWE, the Dutch-Norwegian company SolarDuck, has installed its offshore floating solar (OFPV) project, Merganser, off the Dutch coast.The pilot project aims to test and demonstrate the structural, mooring and electrical designs and acquire knowledge about manufacturing…

Repsol in Talks to Merge UK North Sea Operations with NEO

Jun 28, 2024

Spain's Repsol is in talks to merge its UK North Sea oil and gas business with private equity-backed NEO Energy, three industry sources said, the latest consolidation effort by companies that operate in the basin amid greater tax pressures.A…

TotalEnergies Sells West of Shetland Assets, Including Six Offshore Gas Fields

Jun 27, 2024

TotalEnergies has signed an agreement to sell to the Prax Group its entire interest in West of Shetland assets in the United Kingdom, which includes six offshore gas fields, the onshore Shetland Gas Plant and nearby exploration licenses.The six offshore fields sold to Prax Group include Laggan…

Vår Energi Strikes Oil North of Duva Field Offshore Norway

Jun 27, 2024

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has made an oil and gas discovery just north of the Duva field in the North Sea, using Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Yantai semi-submersible drilling rig.The discovery was made in well 36/7-5 S Cerisa and sidetracks 36/7-5 A…

Ocean Installer Scoops Major Subsea Contract for Equinor’s Troll Gas Field

Jun 25, 2024

Ocean Installer has secured the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) scope from Equinor and its partners for the second stage of the Troll Phase 3 gas development offshore Norway…

Green Light for Equinor to Drill Wildcat Well at Heisenberg Discovery

Jun 24, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate (NOD) has issued a permit to operator Equinor to drill another exploration well in the Heisenberg Discovery, offshore Norway.The permit has been issued for the 35/10-13 S exploration well in the production license 827 SB…

Norway Gives Six Companies Carbon Storage Licenses in North Sea

Jun 20, 2024

Norwegian Ministry of Energy has offered four new exploration licenses for CO2 storage on the Norwegian continental shelf to Equinor, Vår Energi, OMV (Norge), Lime Petroleum, Aker BP and PGNIG Upstream Norway.All four offered licenses are in the North Sea…

Wintershall Dea Finds Oil at Cuvette Well Near Vega Field Off Norway

Jun 19, 2024

German oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has made a discovery of gas, condensate and oil in an exploration well next to the Vega field in the North Sea, using Transocean’s Transocean Norge semi-submersible rig.The Cuvette discovery was made in production license 248…

BlueNord Spuds Harald East Well in Danish North Sea

Jun 17, 2024

Norway-based oil and gas company BlueNord has started drilling operations at the Harald East Middle Jurassic well (HEMJ), which could start delivering gas by the end of 2024, set to be exported through the Tyra East facilities.The HEMJ was spudded in the Harald East area…

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