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TotalEnergies Hits Hydrocarbons at North Sea Appraisal Well

Jan 04, 2023

TotalEnergies encountered hydrocarbons upon entering the reservoir during recent appraisal drilling at the Isabella discovery in the UK North Sea, about 270 km southeast of Aberdeen.This was shared by Ithaca Energy, TotalEnergies' partner in the Isabella discovery (P1820) in Block 30/12d-12…

Reabold Acquires Simwell Resources

Jan 03, 2023

Reabold, the AIM-listed investing company with a portfolio of upstream oil and gas projects, said Tuesday it had completed the acquisition of Simwell Resources Limited.Simwell Resources Ltd's website info shows that Simwell is a privately funded…

Largest Shareholder of Hurricane Energy Seeks to Remove Top Management

Dec 23, 2022

Hurricane Energy's largest shareholder Crystal Amber Fund is calling for the removal of top management at the British company and the appointment of two directors from another firm that the fund says could invest in Hurricane.Hurricane put itself…

170 Petrofac Workers on Repsol's North Sea Platforms Start Strike over Wages

Dec 22, 2022

Some 170 members of UK's largest union Unite working for Petrofac on Repsol's UK North Sea offshore platforms, are taking 48-hour strike action from Thursday, December 22, the union has informed. Separately, 76 unite members who are Petrofac…

UK North Sea Merger: Serica Energy to Buy Tailwind

Dec 20, 2022

UK North Sea oil producer Serica Energy has agreed to buy Tailwind Energy Investments Ltd ('Tailwind') from Tailwind Energy Holdings LLP.The consideration for the acquisition comprises the issue of up to 111,048,124 new ordinary shares in Serica…

UK Regulator Fines Three North Sea Oil Firms for Excessive Flaring, Production

Dec 19, 2022

The UK offshore energy regulator, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA), has fined oil companies EnQuest, Equinor, and Spirit Energy a total of £265,000 (currently around $323,533) for 'behavior that risks the industry’s drive to cut emissions and bolster the UK’s energy security…

Harbour Energy Reviews Spending, Snubs UK Offshore Bidding Round in Wake of Windfall Tax

Dec 16, 2022

Britain's recent increase in a windfall tax on the oil and gas sector has pushed Harbour, the UK North Sea's biggest oil and gas producer, to review its capital allocation plans and shun an ongoing licensing round in the basin.Britain's first…

Noble Corp. Wins $50M Contract for Jack-up Rig in UK North Sea

Dec 14, 2022

BP has awarded the offshore drilling company Noble Corp. a one-year drilling and plugging & abandonment services contract in the UK sector of the North Sea. The contract, for which Noble Corp. will deploy the ultra-harsh environment Noble Innovator (ex-Maersk Innovator) jack-up rig…

Hartshead Taps Petrofac for North Sea Platform, Pipeline FEED

Dec 13, 2022

UK North Sea-focused Hartshead Resources has awarded Petrofac two contracts in respect of the platforms FEED contract for Harshead's Anning and Somerville unmanned minimum facilities jackets and topsides and the subsea FEED contract for the…

Reuters: UK Rebuffs Calls from Oil & Gas Bosses to Amend Windfall Tax

Dec 09, 2022

The British government stood firm on its windfall tax on the oil and gas sector in a meeting with industry executives on Friday, two sources with knowledge of what was discussed said.Finance Minister Jeremy Hunt rebuffed requests from North…

In a First, Scottish Port Set to Offer Shore Power for Offshore Vessels

Dec 09, 2022

Montrose Port Authority says the port is set to become the first Scottish port to provide shore power infrastructure to the energy sector.To enable shore power to offshore energy industry vessels, the port has partnered with with Plug Shore Power Ltd in a 50/50 joint venture…

Petrofac Workers on Repsol, BP Platforms in North Sea Launch Strikes Over Pay, Working Rotations

Dec 08, 2022

The UK’s largest industrial union, Unite, said Thursday that around 146 members will begin strike action at the Petrofac Repsol installations on December 8 and 9, 'as a result of an ongoing, and increasingly bitter dispute over pay and working terms…

UK North Sea Oil & Gas Producers Seek Price Floor to Limit Windfall Tax

Dec 06, 2022

The British government should introduce a price floor to mitigate the impact of its new windfall tax on the sector as some companies struggle with reduced access to funding, executives and industry sources say. They say the brake on capital…

North Sea Oil Firms to Explore Electrifying Offshore Oil and Gas Fields

Dec 06, 2022

North Sea producers BP, Equinor, and Ithaca Energy on Tuesday signed an agreement to study the electrification of oil and gas offshore production facilities in the West of Shetland area. The initiative focuses on three of the North Sea's largest fields - the BP-operated Clair field…

Serica Energy's North Sea Well Result Below Expectations

Dec 05, 2022

UK North Sea-focused oil company Serica Energy said Monday that its North Eigg well in the North Sea had encountered hydrocarbons but that 'commercial quantities have not yet been established,' with objective sands thinner than expected.Earlier this year…

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