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Ithaca Energy Wraps Siccar Point Energy Buy

8 hours ago

Ithaca Energy has completed the previously announced acquisition of the UK North Sea focused oil and gas company Siccar Point Energy.The proposed acquisition was first announced in April, when it was said that Ithaca would pay for $1.1 billion…

Deirdre Michie to Step Down as Offshore Energies UK CEO

Jul 01, 2022

Deirdre Michie OBE has decided to step down as Chief Executive of Offshore Energies UK, formerly known as Offshore Oil and Gas UK (OGUK).Michie will hand over the reins at the end of the year after almost eight years at the helm of the offshore energy industry trade body in the UK…

Repsol Sinopec Names VP Decommissioning and Energy Transition

Jul 01, 2022

Repsol Sinopec has appointed Adam Sheikh as Vice President (VP) Decommissioning and Energy Transition.The newly created role sits on Repsol Sinopec’s Executive Management Team (EMT), reporting to CEO Jose Luis Muñoz.Sheikh, whose most recent EMT role was VP Business Projects…

Shell Books Maersk Jack-up to Drill High-impact Pensacola Well Offshore UK

Jun 29, 2022

Shell UK Ltd has awarded Maersk Drilling a contract to supply the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resilient for the drilling of the Pensacola well in the UK part of the North Sea.The contract is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2022…

Strohm Delivers TCP Risers for Shell's North Sea Asset

Jun 28, 2022

Thermoplastic composite pipe manufacturer Strohm said Tuesday it had supplied Shell with a static Thermoplastic Composite (TCP) Riser to support operations at one of its Southern North Sea assets.'The availability of TCP through Strohm’s “TCP…

TGS to Reprocess Greater Catcher Area Seismic Data

Jun 28, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition and processing firm TGS on Tuesday announced a new seismic reprocessing project 'designed to secure exploration success in the Western Margins of the Central North Sea.'This project will see the reprocessing of 3…

Exceed, Mermaid Win Multi-well, Multi-operator UKCS P&A Work

Jun 27, 2022

Well management firm Exceed has, in partnership with Mermaid Subsea Services UK, secured a vessel-based well plugging and abandonment campaign to be carried out on behalf of four operators on the UK continental shelf.Exceed said this was the company’s largest vessel-based well P&A campaign to date…

BP Pays $127M in 2021 Tax for UK North Sea Oil and Gas Output

Jun 24, 2022

BP paid $127.3 million in taxes and fees to the British government in 2021 for its oil and gas production in the North Sea, according to a company report.The figure compares with a net tax refund of $42.3 million the previous year, according…

Noble Corp. Finds Buyer for Five North Sea Rigs, Paving Way for Maersk Drilling Merger Completion

Jun 23, 2022

Noble Corporation has found a buyer for five jack-up rigs in a move that could alleviate concerns raised by the UK Competition and Markets Authority.Namely, the CMA said in April it had found that Noble Corp. and Maersk Drilling merger - first…

Alternative Power Sources Could Eliminate 87% of Emissions from Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms - Study

Jun 23, 2022

Alternative power sources might cut emissions on offshore oil and gas platforms by up to 87 percent, and cost-effectively at that.This is according to the winners of a Platform Electrification competition launched in September 2021 by what was then called the Oil and Gas Authority (The OGA)…

UK Gov't 'Fleshing out details' on North Sea Oil & Gas Windfall Tax

Jun 23, 2022

The British government is still 'fleshing out details' of a special tax on North Sea oil and gas producers announced last month, energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng told a conference on Thursday.Finance minister Rishi Sunak is due to meet with executives…

UK Launches First Ever Offshore Carbon Storage Licensing Round

Jun 15, 2022

The UK-based North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) on Tuesday launched UK’s first-ever carbon storage licensing round with 13 areas available.   'The new carbon storage areas, alongside the six licences which have been issued previously, could…

Output Bump for North Sea Bittern Field after Well Intervention

Jun 08, 2022

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company Tailwind said earlier this week that successful well intervention had been completed at the Dana-operated Bittern Field.The Bittern field produces oil via the Triton FPSO, located in block 21/30, approximately 120 miles east of Aberdeen…

End of an Era: Dunlin Alpha Topsides Removed

Jun 08, 2022

Fairfield Energy on Wednesday announced the end of an era with the removal of the topsides from Dunlin Alpha platform in the UK North Sea, the latest milestone in the decommissioning of the four fields which make up the Greater Dunlin Area.Following…

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