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Equinor to Buy Suncor Energy UK in $850M Deal

Mar 03, 2023

Equinor said on Friday it would acquire the British oil and gas business of Canada's Suncor Energy SU.TO for $850 million, giving the Norwegian company stakes in several key North Sea petroleum assets.Equinor said the deal includes a 29.9% stake in the Buzzard oilfield…

Petrofac Extends North Sea Partnership with ICR Integrity

Feb 28, 2023

ICR Integrity (ICR), global provider of specialist repair, inspection, and integrity solutions, said Tuesday it had been re-awarded the Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Petrofac, valued at over £1 million per year, after a successful tender…

UK's Engineering Giant Wood Group Rejects Takeover Approach

Feb 24, 2023

Shares of John Wood Group Plc surged over 30% on Thursday after the company said it received three preliminary buyout proposals from private equity firm Apollo Global Management Inc. The British oilfield services and engineering firm said late…

Triton FPSO Sees Highest Output Rates in 10 Years as Tailwind's Well Comes On Stream

Feb 20, 2023

Production from Tailwind Energy's Gannet GE-04 well in the UK North Sea has started via the Triton FPSO, Serica Energy said Monday.The diving support vessel Deep Discoverer mobilized to the Triton area in early February to carry out the subsea tie-in of the Gannet GE-04 well…

Unite Members on Ithaca's FPF-1 and TAQA Platforms Balloted for Strike Action

Feb 15, 2023

UK-based workers' union Unite said Tuesday that offshore workers employed by Petrofac on the FPF1 platform and the Wood Group UK Limited on TAQA platforms were being balloted for strike action.Unite said that the latest offshore disputes were…

UK: Carbon Storage Project Delays Offshore Wind Farm Decision

Feb 14, 2023

Britain has delayed until mid-July a decision on whether to grant permission for Orsted's giant Hornsea Four offshore windfarm, whose footprint on the sea floor partially overlaps that of a BP-led carbon capture project. The planned 2.6-gigawatt…

UK North Sea: Over 700 Bilfinger Workers Balloted for Strike in Pay Dispute

Feb 13, 2023

About forty offshore installations in the UK North Sea could be affected by strike action by Bilfinger workers beginning in early April 2023, over a pay dispute.Unite the union, a workers' rights union in the UK, said Friday that more than 700…

Offshore Workers' Strike Could Affect Over 30 Platforms in UK

Feb 10, 2023

UK-based workers' union Unite said Friday that some 300 Stork construction members would be balloted on strike action on over 30 offshore installations in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), potentially affecting operators such as EnQuest, Repsol…

Shell's Southern North Sea Discovery Could Be "Largest in Over in a Decade"

Feb 08, 2023

Shell's recent discovery at the Pensacola prospect could be 'one of the largest natural gas discoveries in the Southern North Sea in over a decade.' This is according to Deltic Energy, Shell's partner in the project, which said that Deltic pre…

Stena Drilling Wins Contract for 1983-built Offshore Rig

Feb 03, 2023

Offshore drilling company Stena Drilling said Friday it had signed a drilling contract with the oil and gas company Ithaca Energy in the UK.The contract is for Stena Drilling's Stena Spey midwater semi-submersible drilling rig.Under the contract with Ithaca Energy…

Wagenborg's Multi-Purpose Vessel to Support Decommissioning Works in the Southern North Sea

Feb 01, 2023

Offshore vessel operator Wagenborg Offshore said Tuesday it had secured a long-term deal with an unnamed energy major for the deployment of a multi-purpose offshore vessel.According to Wagenborg, the vessel will support subsea activities and decommissioning works in the Southern North Sea…

Neptune Energy Brings Online 10th Well at Cygnus Offshore Field

Feb 01, 2023

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy and its partner, Spirit Energy, said Wednesday that production had started from the tenth well at the Cygnus gas field in the southern North Sea, offshore the UK.Neptune said that the start-up of the well unlocked additional supplies for UK homes and businesses…

Rovco Expands Offshore Capabilities with Glomar Supporter Charter

Jan 24, 2023

Rovco, a UK-based subsea robotics and survey firm, has signed a three-year charter with Glomar Offshoreof the multipurpose support vessel, Glomar Supporter.The company said the charter was part of its growth strategy within its site characterizing business unit…

Update: UK North Sea Oil Worker Goes Missing from Drilling Rig, Search Stood Down

Jan 23, 2023

An offshore oil worker went missing from a drilling rig in the UK North Sea, 100 miles southeast of the Aberdeen coast, on Sunday.The BBC reported Monday that a search and rescue operation had been launched after an alarm was raised at around 9 p…

Saipem to Remove Upper Part of Heather Jacket in EnQuest Decommissioning Project

Jan 20, 2023

Oil company EnQuest said Friday it had awarded an upper jacket removal contract for its Heather platform in the UK North Sea to Italian offshore services firm Saipem.The Heather field and its associated Heather Alpha platform are located about 94 kilometers northeast of Shetland…

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