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Ithaca May Top Up UK Cambo Oilfield Stake as Shell Tries to Sell

May 05, 2023

Ithaca Energy said on Friday it had signed an agreement with Shell to market the oil major's 30% stake in the Cambo oil prospect in the UK North Sea, with a potential for Ithaca to increase its ownership. Shell pulled its support for Cambo in late 2021 citing economic reasons…

North Sea Renewables Grid Project to Provide Clean Power to Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms

May 04, 2023

Cerulean Winds plans to build an offshore integrated green power and transmission system, powered by floating wind, that North Sea oil and gas platforms will plug into for clean power, under the project called the North Sea Renewables Grid (NSRG)…

BP to Pay $1B Under UK's Windfall Tax

May 03, 2023

BP expects to pay $1 billion under Britain's windfall tax on the oil and gas sector between May 2022 and April 2023, the company said on Tuesday.BP paid a total of $650 million in tax in Britain in the first quarter of 2023, of which $300 million came under the Energy Price Levy (EPL)…

Eleventh Well at Cygnus Offshore Gas Field Starts Production

Apr 27, 2023

Neptune Energy and its partner, Spirit Energy, on Thursday announced production start-up from the eleventh well at its operated Cygnus gas field in the southern North Sea.The new well is expected to produce approximately 4,000 boepd, enough gas to heat approximately 200…

UK's North Sea Transition Authority Could Become a Regulator for Offshore Hydrogen Transport, Storage

Apr 24, 2023

The UK government has opened a consultation on future regulatory arrangements for offshore hydrogen. The consultation is seeking views on proposals for a ‘first layer’ of arrangements for transport and storage. The consultation, proposes to…

Prax Confirms No Increase in Proposed Acquisition Price of Hurricane Energy

Apr 24, 2023

Prax Exploration & Production does not plan to increase the financial terms of the proposed acquisition of UK North Sea firm Hurricane Energy after reaching a deal to acquire Hurricane Energy in mid-March.Hurricane has one asset, the Lancaster oil field…

Major Strike Action to Hit UK North Sea Oil and Gas Platforms

Apr 24, 2023

UK-based union Unite said Friday that historic 48-hour strike action would hit platforms in the UK North Sea.Unite said that 1300 offshore workers would begin a 48-hour stoppage from Monday, April, 24, which will cause 'severe' problems for major oil and gas operators…

dCarbonX Granted Gas Storage License in East Irish Sea

Apr 18, 2023

The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) offered a gas storage license to dCarbonX for the Bains site in the East Irish Sea, east of the Morecambe Fields.The license award allows dCarbonX Ltd to progress with seeking the further regulatory approvals required before gas storage operations can start…

Serica Chairman and North Sea Pioneer Craven Walker Steps Down

Apr 14, 2023

Serica Energy Chairman Tony Craven Walker, a pioneer of British North Sea oil, will step down in June after leading the oil and gas producer for 18 years, he announced on Thursday.Craven Walker will be succeeded by David Latin, who has been…

TotalEnergies Offshore Workers Balloting on Strike Action -Unite

Apr 14, 2023

British union Unite said on Friday that some 70 workers employed by TotalEnergies based on the Elgin Franklin and North Alwyn platforms along with the Shetland Gas Plant were being balloted for strike action. Unite last week announced that 1…

VIDEO: Well-Safe Solutions Sends Semi-submersible Rig for 14-well P&A Campaign in UK North Sea

Apr 12, 2023

UK-based offshore well decommissioning firm Well-Safe Solutions has deployed its Well-Safe Defender semi-submersible plugging & abandonment unit for work in the North Sea for Spirit Energy.This is the first contract for the Well-Safe Defender semi-submersible rig…

Harbour Energy, BP to Develop Viking CCS Project. FID Expected in 2024

Apr 11, 2023

UK-based oil and gas company Harbour Energy and oil major BP on Monday said they had agreed to develop the Viking CCS transportation and storage project in the UK.Harbour continues as operator of Viking CCS with a 60%, with BP acquiring a 40% non-operated share…

Historic Offshore Worker Strike in UK North Sea to Bring Dozens of Platforms to Standstill, Unite Says

Apr 07, 2023

UK-based workers' union Unite said on Friday said that an 'unprecedented 48-hour major stoppage' would hit the offshore oil sector later this month, with 1350 offshore workers predicted to bring dozens of platforms to a ‘standstill.’The trade…

Scotland's New First Minister Yousaf Visits Port of Aberdeen

Apr 07, 2023

Scotland's new First Minister Humza Yousaf and Just Transition Secretary Màiri McAllan this week visited Port of Aberdeen's £400 million South Harbour expansion.According to Port of Aberdeen, the duo heard firsthand how the port 'supports Scotland's…

Diamond Offshore's Ocean GreatWhite Rig Kicks Off Five-well Drilling Campaign for BP

Apr 07, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore said Thursday that its Ocean GreatWhite semi-submersible drilling rig had kicked off its five-well drilling campaign for BP West of Shetland.'This marks an important milestone for this harsh-environment…

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