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UK: OGA to Take 'Blended Approach' with License Change Requests

Jan 13, 2021

The UK Oil and Gas Authority said Wednesday to would take a 'blended approach' when it comes to the companies' compliance with oil and gas license timelines, in the wake of the pandemic.The regulator had back in March 2020 said it would seek…

Premier Oil Shareholders Vote in Favor of Merger with Chrysaor

Jan 12, 2021

Premier Oil shareholders on Tuesday voted in favor of a reverse takeover of private equity-backed Chrysaor to create the British North Sea's biggest oil and gas producer in which Premier shareholders will hold about 5.5%.'Shareholder approval for the Transaction has now been received…

Oceaneering and Stork Net Work on Neptune Energy's Cygnus Platform

Jan 12, 2021

Offshore services providers Oceaneering and Stork have won integrity management and fabric maintenance contracts on Neptune Energy's Cygnus platform, offshore the UK. The contracts are worth around $6.5 million.Oceaneering will supply integrity management services covering pressure systems…

IOG: Platform Construction on Track for North Sea Project

Jan 11, 2021

UK-based oil firm Independent Oil & Gas has informed that work on the construction of the two platforms being built for its North Sea development project was progressing well with delivery scheduled for 1Q 2021. The company also said it would appoint new COO in the coming weeks…

Report: BP Relaunches Sale of UK North Sea Fields

Jan 08, 2021

BP has relaunched the sale of stakes in a number of North Sea oilfields it agreed to sell to Premier Oil before the beleaguered company was taken over last year, industry sources said on Thursday.BP originally agreed to sell its interest in…

SSE Sells North Sea Gas Fields to Viaro Energy. Focuses on Renewables

Dec 30, 2020

Scotland-based energy company SSE plc has agreed to sell all of its interests in its portfolio of gas exploration and production (E&P) assets to Viaro Energy for a total consideration of up to £120 million (around $160 million). The diverse…

Talon Adds Three Blocks to Its North Sea Oil and Gas Portfolio

Dec 28, 2020

Australian oil and gas player Talon Petroleum has recently been awarded three new exploration licenses in the UK Central North Sea (UKCS). The new license awards were part of the recent 32nd Offshore Licensing Round offered by the UK Oil and Gas Authority…

Awilco Drilling's Rig on Zero Day Rate after Equipment Failure

Dec 15, 2020

Awilco Drilling said Tuesday its WilPhoenix offshore drilling rig - on contract with Serica in the North Sea - had incurred technical downtime in November, and is currently on a zero day rate.'The WilPhoenix incurred technical downtime on Monday…

Oilex Buys East Irish Sea Block from Burgate

Dec 14, 2020

Oil company Oilex has completed the deal with Burgate to acquire a 100% participating interest in the Doyle-Peel license (P2446) in the East Irish Sea (EIS), offshore the United Kingdom ('Agreement').  The license lies on the west-dipping graben…

UK Working on Roadmap to Decarbonize Offshore Wind Vessel Operations

Dec 10, 2020

The UK Government has tasked the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the Workboat Association (WA) with the development of a Technology Roadmap, outlining a route to the decarbonization of North Sea offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M) vessels…

Hibiscus Pushes North Sea Field Development FID to March 2021

Dec 09, 2020

Malaysian oil and gas operator Hibiscus Petroleum has said that the final investment decision for the development of its Marigold cluster in the UK North Sea, will be made in March 2021, and not in December 2020, as previously expected, citing Covid-19 effects…

BP, Ithaca Energy Bring Online Vorlich Offshore Field

Nov 26, 2020

Oil major BP and Ithaca Energy have started production from the Vorlich offshore oil field in the North Sea.The 30-million-barrel field has been developed through two wells with peak production expected to reach 20,000 barrels of oil equivalent gross per day…

CGG, Magseis Fairfield Complete 'Largest Ever' North Sea OBN Survey

Nov 26, 2020

Marine seismic data companies CGG and Magseis Fairfield have completed the 2020 acquisition of what they say is the largest OBN (Ocean Bottom Node) survey ever acquired in the North Sea. The OBN Cornerstone 2020 multi-client survey in the UK Central North Sea began in March 2020…

Jersey Oil & Gas to Buy Cieco V&C

Nov 26, 2020

UK oil and gas exploration and production firm Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG), has agreed to buy Cieco V&C, a company which owns an interest in JOG-controlled Licence P2170, in the UK North Sea.The company has entered into a conditional sale and purchase…

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