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July 16, 2024
Repeated delays to well plugging and abandonment (P&A) work, competition for rigs from overseas and cost pressures are pushing up the estimated bill for decommissioning on the UK Continental Shelf, according to the North Sea Transition Authority's new report.
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July 15, 2024
Ramco Norway has been awarded 80% of the volume of oil and gas pipes running from Equinor at Fjord Base in Florø to the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Additionally, the company has been allocated 100% of the volume from Sandnessjøen and Hammerfest.
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July 11, 2024
Equinor and its partners Petoro, Vår Energi, and TotalEnergies EP Norge started production from the first Lavrans well in the Kristin South area offshore Norway on July 7, 2024.
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July 09, 2024
Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA has entered into an agreement for a fully pre-funded offshore Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) seismic survey in the Barents Sea. This survey, which will be undertaken in collaboration with Velocitas Geo Solutions, marks EMGS' first venture into seismic node projects.
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July 07, 2024
The contract value for the firm period is approximately $68 million, and the contract also includes two 7-month options. The planned start-up of operations is set for March 2025.
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July 05, 2024
OEUK warned many of the industry’s skilled people and investors remain deeply concerned about Labour proposals for a further windfall tax on homegrown oil and gas production and to end new oil and gas licenses in UK waters. OEUK says such measures would not create the investment conditions the UK needs to deliver the homegrown energy transition needed to kickstart economic growth.
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June 30, 2024
This is the second well to be drilled in production license 1170, which was awarded in APA 2021. Gas was also recently proven in the first well in the production license. Preliminary estimates indicate the size of the natural gas discovery at between 3.23 – 4.42 MMboe.
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June 27, 2024
TotalEnergies has signed an agreement to sell to The Prax Group its entire interest in West of Shetland assets in the United Kingdom (Laggan, Tormore, Glenlivet, Edradour and Glendronach fields, the onshore Shetland Gas Plant and nearby exploration licenses).
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June 27, 2024
The Vår Energi-operated Cerisa exploration well in production license PL 636 offshore Norway was successful, with estimated gross recoverable resources of between 18-39 MMboe.
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June 27, 2024
The Fram Sør solution will use SLB OneSubsea’s standard subsea tree design, upgraded with a fully electrified power, control and actuation system, while the elimination of high-pressure hydraulic systems will enable operators to go further and deeper, improving production and making even marginal fields more viable.
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June 25, 2024
The agreement’s scope is to deliver human resources solutions for Repsol’s multi-disciplinary resourcing needs in areas such as drilling and wells, geology and subsurface, HSE, logistics, operations, maintenance, decommissioning, administrative support and cost control.
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June 25, 2024
This SURF EPCI contract includes a substantial fabrication scope and offshore work over three years, with the first campaign beginning in 2025. Ocean Installer has also secured a separate contract for replacing a 4 km, 10” flexible flowline at the Troll B field in 2025.
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June 24, 2024
In March 2024, Equinor and DNO delineated the Heisenberg discovery, estimating recoverable volumes of 24 to 56 MMboe. They plan to drill a new well in the second quarter of 2024 to explore the Angel prospect and further delineate Heisenberg.
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June 24, 2024
The Atlantis field was discovered in 2020. Its total recoverable reserves are estimated at 65 Mmboe, with upside potential. This puts Atlantis among the largest offshore discoveries made on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in the last decade.
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June 20, 2024
Changes in the tax regime, in particular a windfall levy on oil and gas introduced two years ago and extended until March 2029, has affected independent oil and gas producers listed in the UK and their ability to raise money.
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June 20, 2024
This well is the first in production license 1170, awarded in 2022 (APA 2021), and was drilled by the Scarabeo 8 rig. The estimated size of the discovery ranges between 3.3 – 4.7 MMboe.
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June 20, 2024
Units of Wintershall Dea AG, INEOS Group, Equinor ASA and Orsted AS are among the companies that were granted rights to explore whether the Danish subsoil is suitable for commercial CO2 storage and establish whether the process can be done safely and securely, the Danish Energy Agency said Thursday.
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June 19, 2024
Preliminary evaluation of the offshore gas condensate discovery indicates gross recoverable resources in the range of 16-38 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) with a mean of 25 MMboe, well above predrill estimates. Just over half of the resources were encountered in the Middle Jurassic primary target, and the balance in the Upper Jurassic secondary target.
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June 18, 2024
The country’s current daily production of about 1.2 MMboed is projected to drop to 0.7 MMboed in 2030 by industry regulator the North Sea Transition Authority. “Getting things right” and moving forward all investment opportunities currently under consideration by companies would temper that decline, meaning production in 2030 would be 0.9 MMboed, OEUK said in its Economy and People report on Tuesday.
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June 16, 2024
The contract scope includes project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of a 22km 12” water injection pipeline. Subsea7’s scope also includes associated subsea structures and tie-ins at the Triton Floating Production Storage & Offloading (FPSO) vessel and the Bittern field.
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June 11, 2024
Deltic considers it “unlikely” that Selene will require further appraisal prior to field development planning commencing and could be brought into production “relatively quickly” following discovery given the proximity of existing infrastructure.
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