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New Manager of ASCO's Lifting Branch Eyes North Sea Growth

Apr 06, 2021

Integrated logistics and materials management company, ASCO, has appointed Craig Revie as General Manager of its specialist lifting division, NSL.Revie first joined ASCO in 2018 as head of Marine Services, Craig led initiatives in vessel monitoring…

Tailwind Energy Buys Decipher Energy

Apr 01, 2021

UK-focused oil company Tailwind Energy has acquired Decipher Energy Limited, an oil and gas company with assets in the UK North Sea.'This acquisition will allow Tailwind to continue to deploy its strategy of exploiting organic production and…

ION Geophysical to Launch 2nd Phase of North Sea Seismic Survey

Mar 31, 2021

Oil and gas seismic data company ION Geophysical has finalized plans to launch the second phase of its North Sea 3D multi-client survey program, following on from Phase 1, which started in August 2020. The field data for this latest addition…

Delek's Profit Boosted by North Sea Unit Ithaca Energy

Mar 31, 2021

Israel's Delek Group on Wednesday reported a record profit in the fourth quarter on strong revenue and a boost in the value of its North Sea unit Ithaca.Net profit rose to about 1.1 billion shekels ($330 million) for the October-December quarter…

Chrysaor, Premier Oil Set to Complete Merger and Become Harbour Energy

Mar 31, 2021

The merger of Chrysaor and Premier Oil is due to complete on Wednesday, creating Harbour Energy, the UK North Sea's biggest oil and gas producer, which will replace Premier's stock exchange listing from Thursday, Premier said.The reverse takeover of Chrysaor by Premier Oil…

Shell, Deltic to Drill 'High-impact' Pensacola Well in UK North Sea in 2022

Mar 29, 2021

UK oil company Deltic Energy and oil major Shell have decided to drill what Deltic says is a potentially transformational Pensacola well in the North Sea, off the UK in 2022.Shell as the operator, and Deltic as its partner, in the Licence P2252 in the North Sea…

EnQuest 'Confident' of Securing Refinancing Needed for Golden Eagle Acquisition

Mar 25, 2021

British North Sea-focused oil producer EnQuest is 'confident' it will secure a refinancing deal needed to buy an additional 10,000 barrels per day of output capacity, it said on Thursday, as it reported a 43% drop in free cash flow in 2020.Last month…

Norwegian Oil Firm Aker BP Farms Into UK North Sea Block

Mar 24, 2021

Norway-focused oil and gas company Aker BP, said Wednesday it had, through a newly formed subsidiary Aker BP UK, farmed into an offshore block in the UK North Sea.Aker BP UK has entered into an agreement with Eni UK to take over a 50 percent interest in licence P2511 on the UK Continental Shelf…

UK: Gov't, Oil Industry Strike North Sea Deal to Protect Jobs in Green Energy Transition

Mar 24, 2021

The UK on Wednesday announced a landmark deal aimed at supporting the oil and gas industry’s transition to clean, green energy. It also said it would introduce the 'Climate Compatibility Checkpoint' before future licensing rounds.The sector…

LYTT Tech Boosts Output at BP's Clair Ridge Offshore Platform

Mar 22, 2021

LYTT, an energy tech company, said Monday its technology has helped improve production up to 2,000 barrels per day (bpd) at BP's Clair Ridge offshore platform, west of Shetland, UK.Clair Ridge is the second phase of development of the giant…

Odfjell Drilling Bags 5-Year Drilling & Maintenance Contract on TAQA's North Sea Platforms

Mar 19, 2021

UAE-based oil and gas company TAQA has awarded Odfjell Drilling a contract for platform drilling & maintenance services on its UK North Sea platforms.The five-year contract covers services aboard the North Cormorant, Harding, Tern Alpha, Brae Alpha…

BP Working on 1GW Blue Hydrogen Production Plant in Teesside

Mar 18, 2021

Oil major BP said Thursday it was working to develop the UK’s largest blue hydrogen production facility, targeting 1GW of hydrogen production by 2030. The proposed development, H2Teesside, would capture and send for storage up to two million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) per year…

Serica Energy Spuds Columbus Field Development Well. First Oil in Q4

Mar 17, 2021

UK-based oil company Serica Energy has spudded the Columbus 23/16f-CDev1 development well in the UK Central North Sea.Using the Maersk Resilient jack-up drilling rig, Serica will drill the offshore well to a total depth of 17,600ft and will include a 5…

OGUK: UK's Energy Transition Under Threat And Impossible Without Oil & Gas Industry Inclusion

Mar 16, 2021

OGUK, an industry body representing interests of the UK offshore oil and gas industry said Monday that the country's energy transition could be under threat unless the government can provide vital support for the sector grappling with the after-effects of the pandemic…

Report: UK Could Ban New North Sea Oil and Gas Exploration Licenses

Mar 15, 2021

Ministers in the UK are reportedly looking to put an end to new offshore oil and gas exploration licenses as part of the country's 'net-zero' ambitions, the Sunday Telegraph said in a report released over the weekend, citing an unnamed industry source…

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