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UK-Based Offshore Decommissioning Firm Secures $33,6M Investment

Nov 02, 2020

UK-based offshore decommissioning specialist Well-Safe Solutions has secured a £26 million (around $33,6 million) investment to fund the next phase of its growth plan, the company said Monday.Well-Safe, which recently bought Seadrill's 1993…

UK: Number of Workers on Offshore Platforms Decreased due to Pandemic

Oct 27, 2020

The number of workers on offshore oil and gas platforms decreased by around 4,000 as the UK went into lockdown in March this year,  UK's offshore oil and gas industry body OGUK said Tuesday.Per OGUK's numbers, the average number of weekly personnel on board decreased from around 11…

Three60 to Deliver Duty Holder Services for DNO's North Sea Assets

Oct 27, 2020

Offshore oil and gas services company Three60 Energy has won a contract to deliver duty holder services for oil firm DNO's two assets in the UK Continental Shelf.Three60 will, under what is the first Duty Holder contract for the company, provide…

54 North Sea Oil Workers Isolating Over Possible COVID-19 Exposure in Helicopters

Oct 17, 2020

North Sea oil and gas operator Taqa has asked 54 offshore workers to self-isolate for precaution after, during shared helicopter flights, they got into contact with seven Brae platforms workers who later tested positive for Covid 19.In a statement sent to Offshore Engineer…

Rystad: UK North Sea Oil Output Will Never Again Surpass Two Million Barrels a Day

Oct 15, 2020

The recent downgrade of Hurricane Energy's Lancaster field recoverable reserves estimates has led Norwegian energy intelligence Rystad Energy to revise its expectations for the UKCS overall and say that the basin might never again hit output…

Gallery: Heerema's Sleipnir Installs Premier Oil's Tolmount Platform in North Sea

Oct 15, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors has completed the installation of Premier Oil's Tolmount platform in the UK North Sea, using its giant semi-submersible crane vessel, the Sleipnir.As part of the project in the Southern North Sea, Heerema installed the 2…

Wood Wins $75M Mariner Field Deal with Equinor

Oct 14, 2020

Engineering services giant Wood has secured a contract to support Equinor's operations at the Mariner field in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).Under the three-year deal, Wood will deliver operations, maintenance, modifications, and offshore…

UK: Eni Plans to Store CO2 in Depleted Oil and Gas Reservoirs in Liverpool Bay

Oct 08, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni has received a carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage license (CS license) in an area located within the Liverpool Bay area of the East Irish Sea.Under the license awarded by the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA)…

In a First, ROVOP Inspects Offshore Installation via Video Link

Oct 07, 2020

UK-based ROV services provider ROVOP has said it has delivered its first remote platform-based inspection, repair, and maintenance workscope, 'effectively reducing the number of personnel required offshore,' on Premier Oil's Balmoral floating production vessel in the UK North Sea…

Premier Oil, Chrysaor Merger a "Win-Win" Analyst Says

Oct 07, 2020

As London-listed Premier Oil and UK North Sea focused Chrysaor announced their proposed all-stock merger this week, creating one of the largest UK North Sea oil and gas producers, Global Data analysts think the deal is a 'win-win.'As reported Tuesday…

Why We Should Leave Old Oil Rigs in the Sea – and Why We Don't

Oct 07, 2020

Decommissioning the UK’s offshore oil and gas infrastructure will cost the taxpayer £24 billion, according to estimates from HMRC. So why can’t we leave man-made structures in the sea and thereby save the cost of removal and recycling? That would be a big win for the public purse…

Premier Oil, BP North Sea Deal Falls Through

Oct 06, 2020

Premier Oil abandoned its plans to buy North Sea fields from BP for $210 million after Premier was taken over by rival Chrysaor, marking a small dent in BP's $25 billion disposals target.'Premier will not be proceeding with the proposed refinancing…

Chrysaor, Premier Oil Set to Merge

Oct 06, 2020

Two UK-based offshore oil and gas companies Premier Oil and Chrysaor are set to merge in an all-stock transaction. Premier Oil also said that its proposed acquisition of BP's North Sea assets will not take place.In a joint statement released Tuesday…

Premier Oil Gets Some Breathing Space from Creditors

Oct 01, 2020

Creditors of Premier Oil have extended a waiver for the group's debt covenant test until Nov. 5, Premier said on Thursday, granting it breathing space to avoid an immediate debt crunch and work on a longer-term plan.Premier needs to convince…

Report: Premier Oil Wants Another Price Cut for BP North Sea Deal

Sep 24, 2020

Struggling oil and gas producer Premier Oil has begun talks with BP to lower for the second time a $210 million deal to acquire stakes in two North Sea oilfields, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.Premier is seeking to reduce the cash payment…

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