North Sea News


Rosebank Oil Field Project Approval Highly Likely This Year, Ithaca Energy's Executive Chair Says

Sep 20, 2023

Ithaca Energy's Executive Chair Gilad Myerson said on Wednesday that there was a 'very high likelihood' that Britain's Rosebank oil field development would be approved by authorities, Reuters has reported. A formal sanctioning of the project could take place by the end of the year, or even sooner, he told Reuters on the sidelines of an energy conference in Norway. Rosebank is a UK oil and gas field…

Four Firms Apply for CO2 Storage Acreage Offshore Norway

Sep 29, 2023

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Friday it had received applications from four companies with proposed acreage for storing CO2 in the North Sea, offshore Norway.While the applications came from four companies, NPD said it had received two applications…

Breidablikk Oil Field Gears Up for Production Start-up as NPD Grants Consent

Sep 28, 2023

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted consent for the start-up of production from the Equinor-operated Breidablikk field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.According to NPD, which will change its name to Norwegian Offshore Directorate from January 1…

Dry Well for Aker BP, Equinor in Norwegian North Sea

Sep 22, 2023

The Norwegian oil company Equinor has drilled a dry well in production license 035 in the North Sea, offshore Norway, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Friday.'Equinor Energy is concluding the drilling of exploration well 30/11-15 in the North Sea…

Britain's Princess Anne to Open £420M Aberdeen Port Expansion Project

Sep 22, 2023

Britain's Princess Anne will on Friday officially open Port of Aberdeen’s £420 million South Harbor expansion project on Friday. The project is expected to catalyze a multi-billion-pound economic and job boost for Scotland.According to a press release issued by the port…

Germany: Fraunhofer IWES Deploys Wind Lidar Buoys in North Sea to Boost Offshore Wind Expansion

Sep 19, 2023

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES in Germany has been contracted by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany (BSH) to carry out a preliminary meteorological investigation in the North Sea as part of the area development plan…

Unite's Petrofac Members Prepare for Strike on Ithaca Energy's Offshore Platforms

Sep 19, 2023

The UK-based union Unite said Tuesday that around 85 offshore workers employed by Petrofac Facilities Management Limited are set to take strike action over six days on installations operated by Ithaca Energy.According to Unite, the dispute centers on Ithaca Energy’s fourteen-day 'clawback' policy…

Hibiscus Petroleum, Ithaca Energy, Caldera Unite to Develop Marigold Offshore Field

Sep 19, 2023

Malaysian oil and gas firm Hibiscus Petroleum has, via its UK North Sea subsidiary Anasuria Hibiscus UK, Ithaca Energy, and Caldera, entered into a unitization and unit operating agreement to jointly develop the Marigold field, about 250km northeast…

Orcadian in Farm-Out Talks with North Sea Operator for Pilot Offshore Oil Field

Sep 18, 2023

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company Orcadian, which is working to develop the Pilot oil field, has entered into a non-binding Heads of Agreement with an unnamed North Sea operator, which details a potential farm-out of the Pilot development project…

14 Companies Secure Licenses for Carbon Storage in the UK North Sea

Sep 15, 2023

Following the UK's first-ever carbon storage licensing process, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) on Friday released the list of firms that had accepted licenses.A total of 14 companies have been awarded 21 licences in depleted oil and…

What Lies Ahead for Idle North Sea Jack-up Rigs?

Sep 14, 2023

The North Sea jack-up rig market has been out of the limelight lately, overshadowed by increased contracting activity in the semi-submersible rig market, resulting in the departure of some of these units from the region. As the North Sea outlook remains soft…

BP's Murlach North Sea Development Gets Nod from UK Authorities

Sep 13, 2023

The UK government has approved BP's proposed development of the Murlach oil and gas field in the UK North Sea.The Murlach Field Development will be a redevelopment of the Murlach Field (part of Marnock-Skua), located in the Central North Sea…

Troll A Platform Maintenance Works Taking Longer than Planned, Equinor says

Sep 12, 2023

A planned maintenance outage at Norway's Troll field, Western Europe's largest, has been extended as scheduled work is taken longer than expected, operator Equinor said on Tuesday.'The reason for the extended maintenance period at Troll A is that modification projects have taken longer than planned…

Ithaca Energy to Take Full Control of Cambo, UK North Sea's Second Largest Undeveloped Oil and Gas Discovery

Sep 12, 2023

Ithaca Energy has agreed to acquire the remaining 30% stake in Cambo from Shell, taking Ithaca Energy’s stake in Cambo to 100%.To remind, Ithaca Energy said in May it had agreed to market Shell's 30% stake in the Cambo oil prospect in the UK North Sea…

Pipeline Route Survey Starts at UK North Sea's Anning and Somerville Fields. Platform Bids Received

Sep 07, 2023

Oil and gas company Hartshead Resources NL and its partner Rockrose Energy said Monday that the Gardline vessel “OceanObserver” had mobilized to the Anning and Somerville field locations in the UK North Sea to start a survey of the pipeline routing for the gas offtake from the fields…

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