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EnQuest to Break Even $38/bbl Oil Price, Shuts Fields

Mar 19, 2020

EnQuest aims to break even this year at $38 a barrel and does not expect to restart its Heather and Thistle/Deveron fields, which produced 6,000 barrel of oil equivalent per day (boed) last year, the British North Sea oil and gas producer said on Thursday…

Five PSV Charters for Solstad Offshore in UK

Mar 18, 2020

Norway-based offshore support vessel operator Solstad Offshore has secured contracts and extensions for five of its platform supply vessels in the UK Sector of the North Sea.The longest term charters of the five have been awarded to Solstad Offshore by its Equnior's UK subsidiary Equinor UK Limited…

Unity Nets 3-Year Offshore Maintenance Deal with Spirit Energy

Mar 18, 2020

Offshore well integrity company Unity has signed a contract to maintain wellhead equipment across Spirit Energy's twelve offshore platforms.The platforms are located in the East Irish Sea, Southern North Sea and the Dutch sector of the North Sea…

Worker with Coronavirus Symptoms on North Sea Rig. Flights Suspended

Mar 17, 2020

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has informed that a third-party worker aboard its offshore drilling rig at Total's Culzean field in the UK North Sea is exhibiting symptoms that may point to the COVID-19 coronavirus infection…

JOG Leads Study for Wider Greater Buchan Area Development

Mar 16, 2020

UK-Focused oil firm Jersey Oil & Gas will lead the study aimed at forming a hub to potentially develop oil discoveries made by several operators in the Greater Buchan Area in the UK North Sea.JOG said Monday has established and will lead the…

IOG, CalEnergy in Further Harvey Farm-In Talks After Option Lapses

Feb 28, 2020

UK-focused oil firm Independent Oil and Gas has said that it remains in talks with CalEnergy over the latter's participation in IOG's North Sea blocks.Namely, CalEnergy Resources, part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, had an option to acquire a…

CNOOC, ASCO Extend North Sea Relationship

Feb 26, 2020

The Chinese oil company CNOOC has, via its European subsidiary, extended a contract for logistics management with ASCO. Under the five-year extension worth over 100 million pounds, ASCO will continue supporting CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited's North Sea assets…

BP Evacuates North Sea Platform After Power Issue

Feb 19, 2020

British oil major BP on Tuesday evacuated workers from its ETAP platform in the UK North Sea, following an issue with power generation.The oil company has removed 63 non-essential workers from the ETAP platform. It suspended production on Tuesday while working to resolve the issue…

Premier Oil Charters Solstad PSV for Tolmount Field Ops

Feb 19, 2020

UK-based oil company Premier Oil has chartered a Solstad Offshore vessel to support its Tolmount field operations in the UK sector of the North Sea.The Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad said Wednesday that it had won a contract for the platform supply vessel Normand Flipper…

UK Oilfield Services Firm Expands Facilities, Adds Jobs

Feb 18, 2020

UK-based well services and oilfield equipment rental company RMEC has expanded its total headcount to 43, on the back of a recent six-figure sum investment in its on-site test bay facilities.RMEC said this week the investment was aimed at maximizing…

Serica Halts BKR Production as Issues Found on Bruce Platform

Jan 30, 2020

The North Sea operator Serica Energy has halted production from Bruce, Keith and Rhum (BKR) fields, after an inspection unveiled issues aboard the Bruce offshore platform.'During a Bruce platform inspection, the condition of an unused seawater…

Eni Charters Vroon PSV for Long-Term P&A Work in UK

Jan 27, 2020

Dutch offshore vessel owner Vroon Offshore Services has recently secured a charter deal with Eni for its platform supply vessel VOS Prelude.Vroon on Monday said the charter was with Eni's UK subsidiary Eni UK Limited. Under the contract, the…

JOG Taking Equinor's Stake in Verbier Discovery

Jan 27, 2020

UK-focused oil firm Jersey Oil and Gas (JOG) has agreed to (re)acquire Equinor's 70 percent stake in the Verbier oil discovery in the UK North Sea. JOG will also become the operator.The consideration for the acquisition consists of two milestone…

Neptune Energy Taps Three60 for UKCS work

Jan 13, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has awarded energy services firm Three60 Energy a framework contract to deliver engineering and support services for its UK Continental Shelf portfolio.The energy services provider said Monday it would provide…

UKCS Investments On the Rise

May 31, 2019

North Sea operators and contractors are investing across people, R&D, technology and new markets to support continued growth, said a new report.The 30th Oil and Gas survey, conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute and KPMG UK…

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