Recycling specialist commits to Dundee decommissioning base

February 18, 2019

John Lawrie Group will establish a new metal recycling and decommissioning base at the Port of Dundee on Scotland’s east coast after reaching an agreement with Forth Ports.

Partners to review 3D data over Avalon prospect offshore Ireland

February 18, 2019

Total and its partners in frontier exploration license 2/19 offshore western Ireland will review new 3D seismic to better delineate the undrilled Palaeocene Avalon prospect.


Equinor makes small oil find in the North Sea

February 15, 2019

Equinor Energy has made a minor oil discovery in the Fram area of the northern Norwegian North Sea, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.

VÃ¥r joins Norwegian carbon capture group

February 15, 2019

VÃ¥r Energi has joined a consortium working with the Norwegian Carbon Capture & Storage Research Centre to fasttrack CCS technology development and use.


Liza FPSO to sail-away this summer

February 14, 2019

SBM Offshore has issued an update on its FPSO construction programs.

Shell negotiates farm-ins to two gas-prone UK offshore licenses

February 14, 2019

Cluff Natural Resources has entered into a conditional farm-out agreement with Shell U.K. concerning two UK southern North Sea licenses.


Marginal field specialist teams up with power, vessel groups

February 14, 2019

Marginal Field Development Co. has entered two collaboration agreements as part of its gas to wire initiative for cost-effective development of marginal offshore gas fields.

Four companies respond to latest Danish North Sea offer

February 14, 2019

Four companies have submitted bids for Denmark’s 8th licensing round, which opened last June.


Jubilee FPSO switched to new heading

February 13, 2019

Tullow Oil says the turret remediation project for the Jubilee FPSO offshore Ghana is close to completion.

Demand still building for North Sea area high-end rigs

February 13, 2019

Awilco Drilling says there is little remaining capacity for modern high-end semisubmersible drilling rigs this year for work offshore Norway.


Floating wind turbines could power five Norwegian North Sea platforms

February 13, 2019

Equinor has awarded Kvaerner a front-end engineering design contract for the planned Hywind Tampen wind power project in the Norwegian North Sea.

Aker BP drilling again on North Sea Volund field

February 13, 2019

Aker BP has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority for further production drilling on the Volund field in the North Sea.


Extra lease of life for North Sea Ross, Blake fields

February 12, 2019

RockRose Energy has issued an update on its various field development/exploration programs in the UK and Dutch North Sea.

Chevron contracts Transocean ultra-deepwater drillship

February 11, 2019

Transocean Ltd. has provided an update on its offshore drilling rig fleet.


Consultant identifies 76 high-impact offshore exploration wells

February 11, 2019

Total’s deepwater Brulpadda gas/condensate discovery in the Outeniqua basin offshore South Africa is the first frontier basin-opener since ExxonMobil’s Liza offshore Guyana in 2015, according to Westwood Energy.

TopSeis imaging extending to Barents Sea Castberg area

February 11, 2019

CGG and TGS will co-operate on the industry-funded Greater Castberg TopSeis survey, due to start shooting in the Norwegian Barents Sea this spring.


Petrofac to manage Siccar Point’s well needs offshore the UK

February 11, 2019

Siccar Point Energy has awarded Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services division a three-year contract on the UK continental shelf.

Shell sticks with PD&MS for UK modifications

February 11, 2019

Shell UK has extended PD&MS’ UK North Sea area contract by two years to April 2021.


Lloyd’s Register approved for offshore Norway verification

February 11, 2019

The Norwegian Maritime Authority has approved Lloyd’s Register to class construction of mobile units working on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Maersk semisub to drill for Cairn offshore Mexico

February 08, 2019

Maersk Drilling has issued an update on its offshore drilling rig fleet.


Partners sanction Midia gas development offshore Romania

February 08, 2019

Black Sea Oil & Gas and its partners Petro Ventures and Gas Plus have taken the final investment decision to proceed with the $400-million Midia gas development project offshore Romania.

Petrobras extends charter of FPSO Piranema Spirit

February 08, 2019

Teekay Offshore has signed a three-year contract extension for the FPSO Piranema Spirit.


Solstad builds support vessel contract backlog

February 08, 2019

Solstad Offshore has secured offshore contracts for various large platform supply vessels in its fleet.

OGA opens North Sea Buchan area-focused license round

February 07, 2019

The Oil & Gas Authority has launched the UK’s Supplementary 31st Offshore Licensing Round, focused on the Greater Buchan Area in the Outer Moray Firth in the central North Sea.



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