North Sea News


IOG Ponders Deltic Energy Takeover Bid

Sep 11, 2020

The North Sea-focused oil and gas company Independent Oil & Gas said Friday it was considering tabling an all-stock offer for the takeover of rival Deltic Energy. Deltic Energy is a London-listed company with assets in the North Sea. The company recently changed name from Cluff Energy to Deltic Energy.IOG said Friday that it had noted the 'recent movement of Deltic share price' and then confirmed 'it…

Noreco: New Jackets Installed at Tyra Project, Offshore Denmark

Sep 28, 2020

Two new jackets have been installed at the Total-operated Tyra redevelopment project offshore Denmark, Noreco, a partner in the project has informed.The Tyra field located 225km west of Esbjerg, Denmark, is the largest gas condensate field in the Danish Sector of the North Sea…

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…

CGG Kicks of Second Phase of Large OBN Survey in North Sea

Sep 24, 2020

French seismic data company CGG has completed the first phase of the campaign to deliver what it says is the largest OBN multi-client survey ever acquired in the UK Central North Sea (CNS), and has immediately started the second acquisition phase…

UK: OGA Appoints Central North Sea Manager

Sep 22, 2020

UK's oil and gas regulator the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has appointed Andy Brooks as Area Manager - Central North Sea, starting the role in September 2020.Brooks graduated from Leeds University in 2002 with a Masters in Chemical Engineering…

Premier Oil: Tolmount Jacket, Topside Set Sail (VIDEO)

Sep 15, 2020

London-listed oil company Premier Oil has informed that the completed jacket and topside are now en route to the company's Tolmount field in the UK sector of the North Sea.The 500 bcf field, sanctioned in 2018, had been on schedule for first gas by the end of the year…

ConocoPhillips Extends North Sea Maintenance Agreement with Aker Solutions

Sep 11, 2020

Norwegian offshore services provider Aker Solutions has been awarded a three-year extension to an existing framework agreement for work at North Sea fields operated by U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips.Aker Solutions will remain  ConocoPhillips'…

Shell Starts Production from Fram Field

Sep 10, 2020

Oil major Shell has kicked off production from its Fram gas and condensate field in the UK North Sea, two years after making a final investment decision for the project.The field, discovered in 1969, is located around 221 kilometers (137 miles)…

ION, Shearwater Team Up for 3D Survey in North Sea

Sep 02, 2020

Offshore seismic surveyor Shearwater GeoServices has entered a 3D seismic acquisition project with ION Geophysical for a new multi-client survey in the North Sea.The project, to be carried out by the Amazon Warrior seismic vessel, is for ION's…

CGG Kicks Off Northern North Sea Survey

Aug 27, 2020

CGG, a France-based provider of seismic data for oil and gas exploration and production, has kicked off a new multi-client 3D survey in the Northern North Sea. The survey will provide a second azimuth over CGG’s existing Northern Viking Graben…

Shell Farms Into Egdon's North Sea Blocks. Seismic Survey Planned for 2021

Aug 25, 2020

Shell has completed its farm-in into Egdon Resources' North Sea licenses containing the Resolution and Endeavour gas discoveries, Egdon said Tuesday.Following the initial farm-in agreement struck in January, the UK Oil and Gas Authority has…

Augean Buys Drilling Waste Management Firm EcoCentre

Aug 24, 2020

North Sea-focused provider of waste and decommissioning services Augean North Sea Services (ANSS) said Monday it had acquired the EcoCentre at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.ANSS assists the treatment, recycling and re-use of waste material derived…

Greenpeace Activists 'Occupy' Oil Platform in Danish North Sea

Aug 18, 2020

Four Greenpeace activists on Tueday swam from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior across the Dan oil field in the Danish North Sea and are now 'peacefully occupying' Total's Dan Bravo oil platform.The organization said Tuesday the activists…

Deltic Energy Ups Resource Estimate for North Sea Drilling Prospect

Aug 11, 2020

Deltic Energy has announced 'a material increase' in the estimated volume of gas as well as a 'significant increase' in the chance of success in relation to the Selene prospect in the Southern North Sea, off the UK coast. Drilling is expected in 2022…

UK: Oil and Gas Production Efficiency Hits 80% 'Three Years ahead of Target'

Jul 31, 2020

Production efficiency on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) has improved for the seventh consecutive year and for 2019 reached 80%, three years ahead of the 2022 target, the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said Thursday.Production efficiency is…

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