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Battle in UK Offshore Sector: 1650 Contractors Set to Strike Over Jobs and Pay

May 23, 2023

UK-based union Unite said Tuesday that around 1650 offshore contractors would start two new rounds of 48-hour strike action 'in an increasingly bitter dispute over jobs, pay, and conditions in the offshore sector.'Around 1650 contractors across five companies will now participate in strike action starting on June 1 (6.30am) and ending on June 3 (6.29am), and then from June 8 (6.30am) to June 10 (6…

DNO Wraps Up Offshore Decommissioning Project in UK

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Norwegian oil and gas company DNO said Monday that the wellhead platform production facilities had been removed from the Schooner field offshore UK, in what the company said was the last major offshore operation under DNO’s multi-year North Sea decommissioning program…

Equinor's Eggen Wildcat in North Sea Proves Dry

Jun 01, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has drilled a dry well in the production license 923, in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The information was shared by the Norwegian Petoleum Directorate on Thursday.According to the NPD, the wildcat well 31/2-23 S (prospect name Eggen)…

H2Shore: Port of Aberdeen and Subsea 7 to Explore Feasibility of Subsea Hydrogen Storage

May 30, 2023

Port of Aberdeen and Subsea 7 have secured a grant of £150,000 from the Scottish Government to investigate the feasibility of storing hydrogen underwater at the new Aberdeen South Harbour.The 'H2Shore - Hydrogen coastal storage and distribution'…

Offshore Services Firm Stork Wins Long-Term Contract with UK's Harbour Energy

May 29, 2023

Offshore oil and gas services firm Stork has won a five-year contract, plus five one-year extension options with UK-based oil and gas firm Harbour Energy. The contract extends Stork’s asset integrity services in the North Sea on Harbour Energy’s Armada…

Archer Wins 5-Year Contract with Perenco UK for Coiled Tubing and Pumping Services

May 25, 2023

Oilfield services company Archer said Thursday it had won a five-year contract with Perenco UK Limited in the United Kingdom for the provision of Coiled Tubing and Pumping services.The contract contains two options of one year each and started May 3…

Norway: Johan Sverdrup Offshore Oil Field Achieves Record Production

May 24, 2023

Norwegian oil firm Equinor said Tuesday that a successful capacity test had been performed confirming that the Johan Sverdrup offshore oil field could produce up to 755,000 barrels of oil per day.During a capacity test at Johan Sverdrup, the field reached a record-high production level of 755…

Germany Cannot be Relaxed about Baltic LNG Capacity, Senior Official Says

May 23, 2023

Germany cannot be relaxed about the need for liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in the Baltic Sea, a high-ranking economy ministry official said on Monday, a week after plans emerged to scale down the region's Mukran project after local resistance…

Harbour Energy Taps Expro for Balmoral Well Abandonment Project

May 22, 2023

Offshore well services firm Expro said Monday it had won a new contract with oil and gas company Harbour Energy for a well abandonment campaign as part of the decommissioning project for the Balmoral area, in the UK Continental Shelf.The multi-year contract…

Fresh Strike Wave Looms in UK Offshore Sector as 600 Bilfinger Workers Reject Pay Offers, Unite Says

May 19, 2023

UK-based union Unite said Friday that around 600 of its offshore members at Bilfinger UK Limited have rejected new pay offers, and confirmed fresh strike action will now occur in June.'New pay offers were rejected by Unite members based on the offshore assets of the operators Ithaca…

EnQuest to Develop "Low-Cost Carbon Megastore" in North Sea

May 18, 2023

UK-based oil firm EnQuest confirmed Thursday it had secured the offer of carbon storage licenses as part of the first round of UK carbon sequestration licenses issued by the North Sea Transition Authority ('NSTA').The NSTA offered 20 licenses to 12 companies…

Quattro Energy Gets More Time to Secure Funding for North Sea Block Acquisition

May 18, 2023

United Oil & Gas has agreed to allow Quattro Energy more time to secure funding that will allow the companies to complete the North Sea block sale and purchase deal struck in January 2023.United Oil & Gas in agreed on the conditional sale of…

UK Union Signs Deal with China’s CNOOC

May 18, 2023

Britain's Unite union on Thursday said it had signed a recognition deal with offshore operator China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), covering around 140 workers on the Buzzard, Scott, and Golden Eagle platforms in the North Sea.CNOOC…

UK Offers 20 Offshore Carbon Storage Licenses to 12 Companies

May 18, 2023

Twelve companies were awarded a total of 20 licenses to develop carbon dioxide (CO2) storage offshore, in Britain's first licensing round for such projects, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) said on Thursday.Britain aims to use carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology…

Saipem Nets $850M Worth of Offshore Contracts in the Black Sea and North Sea

May 18, 2023

Italian offshore engineering and construction firm Saipem has won two new offshore contracts in the North Sea and the Black Sea, worth $850 million in total.One contract is for an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) project in the Black Sea…

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