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OGA: UK North Sea Gas Less Carbon Intensive than Imported LNG

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Gas produced from the offshore platforms in the UK North Sea is less carbon-intensive than LNG imported in the UK, the UK oil and gas regulator OGA said Tuesday.According to the OGA analysis, the production of natural gas from the UK Continental…

Trafigura Takes a Bet with North Sea Oil

May 22, 2020

Commodities trader Trafigura has seized the moment and taken a rare dominant position in the North Sea crude market over the past two weeks as oil demand jumped, trading sources said.A combination of OPEC-led global production cuts, cheap freight rates…

TAQA Hires Archer for 21-Well P&A Campaign in UK North Sea

May 22, 2020

Oilfield services company Archer has won a contract for the provision of modular drilling unit and associated services aboard TAQA's Cormoran Alpha platform in the UK North Sea.Archer's rig has been contracted by TAQA to perform a twenty-one…

NEO Energy, Total Revise Terms of UK North Sea Deal

May 20, 2020

HitecVision's NEO Energy company has renegotiated the terms of the acquisition of Total's UK North Sea assets, first announced in July 2019.The original agreement stipulated that Petrogas NEO, a joint venture between Petrogas, the exploration…

JOG Takes Over Verbier Discovery from Equinor

May 20, 2020

Jersey Oil & Gas has completed the acquisition of operatorship and a 70% working interest from Equinor in the UK North Sea license containing the Verbier discovery in the UK from Equinor.The consideration for the acquisition consists of two…

ODE Selected as Duty Holder at Babbage Platform

May 18, 2020

Offshore service provider ODE, part of DORIS Group, has won a duty holder contract from NEO Energy (NEO) for the Babbage field in the Southern North Sea.'This is a significant ODE milestone as the first installation and pipeline operator (duty holder) appointment in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)…

Shearwater Wins Forties Survey Deal with Apache

May 18, 2020

Norwegian marine seismic surveyor Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract with Apache for a 4D seismic survey with 3D extension over the Forties Field in the UK North Sea.Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices: 'We are very…

Premier Oil Seeking Discount from BP to Buy North Sea Oilfields

May 13, 2020

Premier Oil is asking BP to cut the sale price of two North Sea oilfields in a proposed $625 million deal due to weak oil prices, Chief Executive Tony Durrant said on Wednesday.The company is also talking to shareholders, creditors and brokers…

Rem Offshore Clinches Platform Supply Vessel Deal

May 13, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Rem Offshore has said it has secured a new contract for the Rem Insula platform supply vessel.In a social media post on Tuesday, Rem Offshore said that the contract would take the offshore vessel through 2020 and into 'smooth waters in 2021…

Petrofac Clinches More North Sea Work with BP

May 12, 2020

UK-based oilfield services company Petrofac has been awarded a three-year extension to a maintenance contract and a new four-year metering contract with the oil major BP.Petrofac said Tuesday that the metering services contract included on and offshore consulting and support services…

Serica Hires WilPhoenix Offshore Rig for Rhum Well

May 12, 2020

Serica Energy has hired Awilco Drilling's WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig for the intervention work on the Rhum-3 ('R3') well in the UK North Sea.The 3rd-Generation, Enhanced Pacesetter, harsh-environment, mid-water, semi-submersible…

Petrofac Wins $100M+ in UK Contract Renewals

May 06, 2020

UK-based oilfield services company Petrofac has said that its Engineering & Production Services business (EPS) has been awarded two three-year renewals in the UK, worth a combined total of more than US$100 million. Both awards come with options to extend beyond the initial term…

IOG's North Sea Gas Development Plan Approved

May 04, 2020

UK-focused oil company Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has informed that its field development plan for Core Project Phase 1 in the UK North Sea has been approved by the UK Oil and Gas Authority.The Core Project comprises gas resources across six discovered UK Southern North Sea ('SNS') gas fields…

Petrofac Delays North Sea P&A Program. Awilco's Rig on Standby Rate

May 04, 2020

Awilco Drilling has said that it has reached a deal with Petrofac to delay the start of the plug and abandonment works with Awilco's WilPhoenix offshore rig.Awilco in March announced the rig deal with Petrofac Facilities Management for its 1982…

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