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Petrofac Secures $100M North Sea Deal

Oct 06, 2023

Oilfield services company Petrofac has won a three-year contract extension worth more than US$100 million, in support of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK’s North Sea operations.Under the contract, Petrofac will continue providing operations and maintenance services for Repsol Sinopec in the UK North Sea…

BP's 'Endurance' CCS Project Receives Green Light with Agreement for Lease

Oct 06, 2023

The Crown Estate for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has awarded an Agreement for Lease to BP for what it said could become one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects.The agreement will allow BP to further progress its planned ‘Endurance’ CCS project…

Elemental Energies Supports One of North Sea's Largest Subsea Decommissioning Campaigns

Oct 05, 2023

TotalEnergies has selected  Elemental Energies to support what has been described one of the largest subsea decommissioning campaigns to be undertaken in the North Sea.'The decommissioning of the wells portfolio in the Gryphon field [in the…

Equinor and Ithaca Energy Greenlight $3.8 Billion Investment in UK's Largest Undeveloped Offshore Field, Rosebank

Sep 27, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor and its UK-based partner Ithaca Energy said Wednedsay they had taken the final investment decision to progress Phase 1 of the Rosebank development on the UK Continental Shelf, together investing $3.8 billion in the development…

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…

Italy's Eni Wins Second UK Offshore Carbon Storage Licence

Sep 15, 2023

Italian energy group Eni has won a second carbon dioxide storage licence in Britain, the company said on Friday. The new licence is for the depleted Hewett gas field located 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) offshore Bacton, in the southern North Sea sector of Britain…

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…

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…

GHG Emissions from UK Offshore Oil and Gas Sector Dropped 3% in 2022, NSTA Says

Sep 06, 2023

Greenhouse gas emissions from UK offshore oil and gas production were cut for the third consecutive year in 2022, the UK North Sea Transition Authority said Tuesday.'Last year’s estimated 3% reduction contributed to a 23% drop in greenhouse gas emissions between 2018 and 2022…

System Built for Mars Operations Used for Offshore Methane Emissions Detection

Aug 16, 2023

Technology first developed by the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), which is being used to detect offshore methane emissions, is to be showcased at SPE Offshore Europe 2023 in Aberdeen next month.SeekOps, the US-based sensor company, has deployed its drone-agnostic SeekIR solution…

Offshore Helicopter Services UK Wins Multi-year North Sea Deal with Serica Energy

Aug 16, 2023

Offshore Helicopter Services UK (OHSUK) has signed a new multi-year contract extension with the UK North Sea-focused oil and gas firm Serica Energy. Under the five-year deal with, Serica will use H175 and S92 aircraft to service its current North Sea operations…

Wintershall Dea Awarded License to Store CO2 Under UK North Sea Seabed

Aug 15, 2023

German oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has been awarded a new license - the Camelot - by the UK North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) to store CO2 under the seabed. The license is for the Camelot area, which is a combination of depleted gas fields and an overlying saline aquifer…

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