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H2Shore: Port of Aberdeen and Subsea 7 to Explore Feasibility of Subsea Hydrogen Storage

May 30, 2023

Port of Aberdeen and Subsea 7 have secured a grant of £150,000 from the Scottish Government to investigate the feasibility of storing hydrogen underwater at the new Aberdeen South Harbour.The 'H2Shore - Hydrogen coastal storage and distribution'…

Offshore Services Firm Stork Wins Long-Term Contract with UK's Harbour Energy

May 29, 2023

Offshore oil and gas services firm Stork has won a five-year contract, plus five one-year extension options with UK-based oil and gas firm Harbour Energy. The contract extends Stork’s asset integrity services in the North Sea on Harbour Energy’s Armada…

Archer Wins 5-Year Contract with Perenco UK for Coiled Tubing and Pumping Services

May 25, 2023

Oilfield services company Archer said Thursday it had won a five-year contract with Perenco UK Limited in the United Kingdom for the provision of Coiled Tubing and Pumping services.The contract contains two options of one year each and started May 3…

Battle in UK Offshore Sector: 1650 Contractors Set to Strike Over Jobs and Pay

May 23, 2023

UK-based union Unite said Tuesday that around 1650 offshore contractors would start two new rounds of 48-hour strike action 'in an increasingly bitter dispute over jobs, pay, and conditions in the offshore sector.'Around 1650 contractors across…

Harbour Energy Taps Expro for Balmoral Well Abandonment Project

May 22, 2023

Offshore well services firm Expro said Monday it had won a new contract with oil and gas company Harbour Energy for a well abandonment campaign as part of the decommissioning project for the Balmoral area, in the UK Continental Shelf.The multi-year contract…

Spirit Energy Nets CO2 Storage License in East Irish Sea

May 19, 2023

UK-based oil and gas firm Spirit Energy is among the twelve companies that have this week been granted a carbon storage license by the UK North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) in the East Irish Sea.'This represents a further step towards their…

Fresh Strike Wave Looms in UK Offshore Sector as 600 Bilfinger Workers Reject Pay Offers, Unite Says

May 19, 2023

UK-based union Unite said Friday that around 600 of its offshore members at Bilfinger UK Limited have rejected new pay offers, and confirmed fresh strike action will now occur in June.'New pay offers were rejected by Unite members based on the offshore assets of the operators Ithaca…

Quattro Energy Gets More Time to Secure Funding for North Sea Block Acquisition

May 18, 2023

United Oil & Gas has agreed to allow Quattro Energy more time to secure funding that will allow the companies to complete the North Sea block sale and purchase deal struck in January 2023.United Oil & Gas in agreed on the conditional sale of…

UK Union Signs Deal with China’s CNOOC

May 18, 2023

Britain's Unite union on Thursday said it had signed a recognition deal with offshore operator China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), covering around 140 workers on the Buzzard, Scott, and Golden Eagle platforms in the North Sea.CNOOC…

UK Offers 20 Offshore Carbon Storage Licenses to 12 Companies

May 18, 2023

Twelve companies were awarded a total of 20 licenses to develop carbon dioxide (CO2) storage offshore, in Britain's first licensing round for such projects, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) said on Thursday.Britain aims to use carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology…

North Sea Energy Sector Mobilizes to Improve Mental Health Support After Disturbing Study Results

May 17, 2023

Nearly 200 representatives of energy industry organizations are looking to devise a plan aimed at enhancing mental health support available to North Sea workers, after a study found a large number of onshore and offshore workers experienced suicidal thoughts while on duty…

Viaro's RockRose Finalizes North Sea Farm-in with Hartshead

May 11, 2023

UK-based energy company Viaro Energy said Thursday that following approval from the UK North Sea Transition Authority (“NSTA”), all conditions have been met to complete the farm-in agreement with Hartshead Resources Ltd., as announced on April 5…

RMI to Provide Medical Support for World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

May 10, 2023

RMI, a company providing medical, security, and technical services said Wednesday it had been tasked with the provision of medical support for what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm - Dogger Bank.The company, which specialises in…

Harbour Energy Sticks to Annual Free Cash Flow Outlook

May 10, 2023

Harbour Energy on Wednesday stuck to its $1 billion free cash flow outlook for the year, despite a rise in tax bills, as the British North Sea oil and gas producer benefits from higher prices and more international projects. The Scottish firm said its liquidity was $3…

UK North Sea: 1200 Offshore Workers to Resume Strike

May 10, 2023

UK's union Unite said that 1200 offshore workers would resume 48-hour strike action starting Wednesday, in a dispute over jobs, pay and conditions in the offshore sector.The union said that the strike action would hit oil and gas operators including Apache…

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