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COVID-19 Challenges for UK's and Norway's E&P

16 hours ago

The world has been transformed in the past month since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold. The dramatic impact of COVID-19 on global oil demand and has been compounded by Saudi Arabia and Russia failing to agree production cuts to stabilize oil prices. With Brent trading well below US$30/bbl, the resilience of the sector is once again being pushed to its limit. What does this mean for the UK and Norway upstream sectors…

Norwegian Gas Exports to UK Fall Sharply as Demand Slumps

11 hours ago

Pipeline gas flows from Norway to Britain fell 44% on Friday from the start of the week as the summer gas season starts and coronavirus lockdowns continue to hit demand, data shows.Pipeline gas flows to Britain fell to 49.7 million cubic meters (mcm) per day on Friday…

Subsea 7 Scores 'Sizeable' Offshore Wind Deal in Germany

14 hours ago

Offshore installation and construction company Subsea 7 has said it has won a sizeable contract - meaning worth between $50 million and $150 million, for work on a wind farm offshore Germany.Subsea 7 said Friday the contract was with innogy Kaskasi for the Kaskasi offshore wind farm project…

EU Funds Floating Wind Turbine Project in Norway

14 hours ago

The European Union has granted funds to an international consortium led by Spain's Iberdrola, to install and test a floating wind turbine in Norway.Norwegian Offshore Wind Cluster said earlier this week that the EU had granted NOK 290 million (~$27…

Centrica Pauses Spirit Energy Sale, Scraps Dividend. Shares Hit Record Low

Apr 02, 2020

Britain's largest energy supplier Centrica canceled its 2019 dividend and cut costs in anticipation of an increase in nonpayments by customers and a drop in demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak, sending its shares to record lows.The government…

Report: Petrofac to Let Go 20% of Workforce

Apr 02, 2020

Oilfield services provider Petrofac is launching a redundancy programme that it expects will end up reducing staff numbers by 20% as it seeks to cope with plunging oil prices, according to a source and an internal email seen by Reuters.The Britain-based company…

Vattenfall Pulls Out of Dutch Offshore Wind Tender

Apr 02, 2020

Swedish utility Vattenfall will not take part in a Dutch tender for a 700 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm in the North Sea because of the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, the state-owned firm said on Thursday.Vattenfall won…

Samuel to Remain at Helm of UK's OGA until 2022 End

Apr 02, 2020

UK oil and gas industry regulator Oil and gas Authority (OGA) has informed that Andy Samuel will remain its CEO for an additional period of two years.Samuel's term extension at the helm of OGA has been confirmed by the Secretary of State for Business…

OGUK Asks Gov't to Save Oil Service Companies

Apr 02, 2020

Britain's oil and gas industry body OGUK has asked the government to adapt the financial aid schemes offered in the wake of the coronavirus crisis so as to cover dozens of oil service companies which would otherwise not qualify.OGUK called on the government last month to help it survive…

Long-Term Charter with Total for Havila PSV

Apr 02, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Havila Shipping has secured a long-term contract for its platform supply vessel Havila Commander.Havila Shipping said Thursday that the contract was with Total E&P UK, the UK subsidiary of the French oil major Total…

Viking Aviation Suits for Serica Offshore Crews

Apr 02, 2020

Danish safety product manufacturer Viking has won a three-year contract to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to Serica Energy.Viking said Thursday it would work with Babcock Offshore to deliver aviation suits for the Serica crew in the UK sector of the North Sea…

Eidesvik's Seismic Source Vessel Charter Cut Short

Apr 02, 2020

Seismic survey company Seabed Geosolutions will return the seismic source vessel Vantage to its owner Eidesvik Offshore earlier than originally planned.Eidesvik said Thursday it had received notice of early re-delivery from Seabed Geosolutions for the Vantage vessel…

Covid-19: Boskalis Stops Crew Changes, Cuts Spending

Apr 02, 2020

Dutch offshore transportation and dredging giant Boskalis has halted crew changes and will slash spending this year due to the COVID-19 virus crisis, it said on Thursday.The company said that, while its workers work from home where possible…

TGS to Use Polarcus Adira Vessel for Norwegian Sea Survey

Apr 02, 2020

TGS, a Norwegian provider of multi-client geoscience data for exploration & production firm, has said it will be starting the Atlantic Margin 20 (AM20) 3D multi-client project as soon as the marine seismic acquisition season gets underway in north-west Europe this summer…

Aker Solutions Slashes 650 Jobs in Norway and UK. More Cuts Ahead

Apr 01, 2020

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company Aker Solutions laid off 400 employees in Norway and 250 employees in the UK, as per April 1, and it might need to lay off up to 6000 employees in Norway. The company has said the layoffs are temporary…

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