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Rystad: UK North Sea Oil Output Will Never Again Surpass Two Million Barrels a Day

Oct 15, 2020

The recent downgrade of Hurricane Energy's Lancaster field recoverable reserves estimates has led Norwegian energy intelligence Rystad Energy to revise its expectations for the UKCS overall and say that the basin might never again hit output…

Gallery: Heerema's Sleipnir Installs Premier Oil's Tolmount Platform in North Sea

Oct 15, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors has completed the installation of Premier Oil's Tolmount platform in the UK North Sea, using its giant semi-submersible crane vessel, the Sleipnir.As part of the project in the Southern North Sea, Heerema installed the 2…

Wood Wins $75M Mariner Field Deal with Equinor

Oct 14, 2020

Engineering services giant Wood has secured a contract to support Equinor's operations at the Mariner field in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).Under the three-year deal, Wood will deliver operations, maintenance, modifications, and offshore…

UK: Eni Plans to Store CO2 in Depleted Oil and Gas Reservoirs in Liverpool Bay

Oct 08, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni has received a carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage license (CS license) in an area located within the Liverpool Bay area of the East Irish Sea.Under the license awarded by the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA)…

In a First, ROVOP Inspects Offshore Installation via Video Link

Oct 07, 2020

UK-based ROV services provider ROVOP has said it has delivered its first remote platform-based inspection, repair, and maintenance workscope, 'effectively reducing the number of personnel required offshore,' on Premier Oil's Balmoral floating production vessel in the UK North Sea…

Premier Oil, Chrysaor Merger a "Win-Win" Analyst Says

Oct 07, 2020

As London-listed Premier Oil and UK North Sea focused Chrysaor announced their proposed all-stock merger this week, creating one of the largest UK North Sea oil and gas producers, Global Data analysts think the deal is a 'win-win.'As reported Tuesday…

Why We Should Leave Old Oil Rigs in the Sea – and Why We Don't

Oct 07, 2020

Decommissioning the UK’s offshore oil and gas infrastructure will cost the taxpayer £24 billion, according to estimates from HMRC. So why can’t we leave man-made structures in the sea and thereby save the cost of removal and recycling? That would be a big win for the public purse…

Premier Oil, BP North Sea Deal Falls Through

Oct 06, 2020

Premier Oil abandoned its plans to buy North Sea fields from BP for $210 million after Premier was taken over by rival Chrysaor, marking a small dent in BP's $25 billion disposals target.'Premier will not be proceeding with the proposed refinancing…

Chrysaor, Premier Oil Set to Merge

Oct 06, 2020

Two UK-based offshore oil and gas companies Premier Oil and Chrysaor are set to merge in an all-stock transaction. Premier Oil also said that its proposed acquisition of BP's North Sea assets will not take place.In a joint statement released Tuesday…

Premier Oil Gets Some Breathing Space from Creditors

Oct 01, 2020

Creditors of Premier Oil have extended a waiver for the group's debt covenant test until Nov. 5, Premier said on Thursday, granting it breathing space to avoid an immediate debt crunch and work on a longer-term plan.Premier needs to convince…

Report: Premier Oil Wants Another Price Cut for BP North Sea Deal

Sep 24, 2020

Struggling oil and gas producer Premier Oil has begun talks with BP to lower for the second time a $210 million deal to acquire stakes in two North Sea oilfields, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.Premier is seeking to reduce the cash payment…

Archer Nets $100M Drilling Services Extension with Apache in North Sea

Sep 24, 2020

Oilfield services company Archer has won a four-year contract extension to provide platform drilling and maintenance services for Apache in the UK North Sea.The contract covers services aboard the Beryl Alpha and Bravo, Forties Alpha, Bravo…

"Key Milestone": Subsea Construction Works Start at Neptune's Seagull Field

Sep 23, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has informed that subsea construction works have kicked off that will eventually see its Seagull offshore field tied back to BP's ETAP platform in the UK North Sea.Seagull is a high pressure, high temperature…

UK North Sea Road to Net-Zero: £430B Investment Required

Sep 16, 2020

'Reimagining the North Sea as an integrated energy system is essential for the UK and Scotland to achieve their net-zero ambitions. But we need to invest now to close the gap on the key technologies needed to make this ambition a reality,' Colette Cohen OBE…

UK to Release 'Extremely Valuable' Historic North Sea Seismic Data

Sep 15, 2020

The UK oil and gas regulator Oil and Gas Authority will release historic North Sea seismic data, saying the move will be beneficial both for oil and gas explorers and those looking for carbon capture and hydrogen storage sites.'Explorers, organizations…

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