North Sea News


Energy Transition: UK Oil and Gas Authority Changes Name

Mar 21, 2022

UK offshore oil and gas regulator the Oil and Gas Authority on Monday announced the name change to the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) 'to reflect its evolving role in the energy transition.''In 2021, the OGA revised our strategy to put…

UKCS: Shell Releases Amended Plan for Jackdaw Gas Field Development

Mar 18, 2022

Shell on Friday released an amended plan for the development of a major North Sea gas field which British regulators initially rejected last year on environmental grounds.Shell said in the new environmental development plan of the Jackdaw field that it aims to start production from the field…

Serica Energy Restarts Production from North Sea Gas Field

Mar 17, 2022

UK-based oil and gas company Serica Energy has resumed production from its Rhum gas field in the UK North Sea, following a shutdown in February.As previously reported, Serica on February 28 said it had paused production from the Rhum gas field…

Tyra Offshore Accommodation Unit En Route to Denmark

Mar 16, 2022

Noreco, TotalEnergies' partner in the Tyra offshore field redevelopment, has announced the sail away of the new Tyra II utility and living quarters  unit (accommodation unit) from Ravenna, Italy, where it was built by Rosetti Marino.'The accommodation…

Elgood Online: IOG Starts Gas Production from Another Saturn Banks Field

Mar 16, 2022

UK-North Sea-focused oil and gas firm IOG on Wednesday confirmed first gas production from the Elgood field, part of Phase 1 of its Saturn Banks Project. 'Following the confirmation of first gas at Blythe on Monday, the company yesterday also brought Elgood into production…

UK PM Johnson Meets with UK Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Leaders

Mar 14, 2022

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted a meeting with leaders of the UK offshore oil and gas industry on Monday to discuss energy security and investment in the North Sea, his spokesman said.'We've been clear that the energy firms, these suppliers…

German Finance Minister Open to New Oil, Gas Drilling in North Sea

Mar 14, 2022

Germany should rethink its ban on allowing new drilling for oil and gas in the North Sea as it tries to reduce its dependence on Russian energy due to the invasion of Ukraine, Finance Minister Christian Lindner said on Sunday.Under the coalition…

Techouse Wins One of Its Largest Contracts at Aker BP's Valhall Field

Feb 28, 2022

The Modification Alliance – Aker Solutions and Aker BP have selected the Norwegian technology company Techouse to deliver the Sulphate Removal Unit (SRU) for the Valhall IP platform in the North Sea off Norway, after a FEED delivery in 2021…

Odfjell Drilling to Take Over Management of SFL's West Linus Jack-Up Rig from Seadrill

Feb 21, 2022

SFL Corporation, the owner of the West Linus jack-up drilling rig, has signed a rig management deal with offshore drilling firm Odfjell Drilling for the provision of management services for the harsh-environment unit.The rig, delivered in 2014…

Report: Shell to Launch Sale of Southern North Sea Fields

Feb 15, 2022

Shell is preparing to launch the sale of its stakes in two clusters of gas fields in the southern British North Sea, part of an ongoing retreat of long-time producers from the aging basin, industry sources told Reuters.Shell is planning to offer…

Neptune Energy and RWE Partner Up for North Sea Green Hydrogen Project

Feb 15, 2022

Neptune Energy and RWE said Tuesday they had signed an agreement for the H2opZee project, an offshore green hydrogen development in the Dutch North Sea.H2opZee is a demonstration project which aims to build 300-500 megawatts (MW) electrolyzer…

Report: Waldorf Production Nears $1B Deal for ONE-Dyas North Sea Assets

Feb 11, 2022

Waldorf Production is nearing a deal to acquire oil and gas assets in the British and Dutch North Sea from ONE-Dyas for more than $1 billion, industry sources said on Friday.Under the terms of the emerging deal, private equity-backed Waldorf…

Equinor's Martin Linge Offshore Field Officially Open

Jan 27, 2022

Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Marte Mjøs Persen, will Thursday officially open the Martin Linge field, located in the North Sea, offshore Norway.As previously reported, the field came on stream in June 2021, after years of delays…

Neptune Energy Boosts Output from Gjøa Offshore Platform in Norway

Jan 26, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy said Wednesday that output from its Gjøa platform offshore Norway had increased by two million barrels of oil equivalents (boe) from 2020 to 2021.Gross production over the Gjøa platform ended on 42 million boe in 2021…

Heerema Marine Contractors to Remove Four Petrogas' North Sea Oil Platforms

Jan 24, 2022

Petrogas E&P Netherlands, a part of Petrogas E&P LLC, based in Muscat, Oman), has awarded Heerema Marine Contractors a contract to decommission multiple North Sea oil platforms.The contract is for the removal of the Haven, Hoorn, Helm, and Helder…

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