UK/UKCS

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May 21, 2024
A new report by Robert Gordon University (RGU) has revealed that the UK will fail to achieve a ‘just and fair’ energy transition by 2030 unless there is urgent alignment across the political spectrum to sustain UK offshore industry jobs, supply chain investments and the economic contribution of the workforce.
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May 16, 2024
Chevron Corp. put its stake in the UK’s Clair oilfield up for sale in a move that will mark the U.S. supermajor’s exit from the North Sea after more than half a century.
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May 16, 2024
Under this arrangement, Equinor will boost its ownership in the Heidrun field and Noatun discovery, while scaling back its stakes in the Tyrihans and Castberg fields, along with the Carmen and Beta discoveries.
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May 03, 2024
The North Sea Transition Authority has announced the allocation of 31 new oil and gas licenses, marking a significant step towards reinforcing energy security in the UK, says Offshore Energies UK (OEUK).
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May 01, 2024
The 23-month contract, part of the Elgin-Franklin Flare Gas Recovery System Project, will redirect gas that would have previously been flared through a new compressor system offshore to be treated and then reused.
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April 23, 2024
The combination will immediately create an enlarged and stronger combined group with 2024 production greater than 100,000 boed and the underlying potential to organically grow to 150,000 boed by the early 2030s.
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March 26, 2024
Right across the UK, the existing oil and gas supply chain already has 60%-80% of the capabilities needed to develop these new energy technologies. But current policy and political rhetoric present serious challenges to these firms’ ambitions to scale up and seize these opportunities.
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March 12, 2024
Perenco UK announced a decommissioning milestone with the successful completion of the plug & abandonment of three subsea wells at the Gawain field in the UK Southern North Sea, including the removal of the associated subsea infrastructure.
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March 11, 2024
NEO Energy is one of a handful of newcomers to the UK North Sea that in recent years has swept up oil and gas assets, in particular those from majors who have left the aging basin to pursue higher returns elsewhere.
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March 07, 2024
The Chancellor’s plan to continue the tax undermines OEUK’s manifesto proposals for a homegrown energy transition intended to boost domestic energy investment and drive the shift to greater production of wind and hydrogen energy, alongside the introduction of large-scale UK carbon capture and storage facilities. 
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March 06, 2024
The windfall tax has been heavily criticized by the North Sea oil and gas producers for disproportionately impacting smaller companies. While Russia’s war in Ukraine help push up profits for energy giants such as bp Plc and Shell Plc, the bulk of those earnings come from operations outside of the UK and therefore aren’t taxed in Britain.
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March 05, 2024
During Q4 2023, the deviated well 42/30-C06 was drilled and completed with the Valaris-247 rig in 48 m water depth, delivering an estimated reserve addition of around 20 Bcf to 40 Bcf from a previously undrilled block at the North-Eastern edge of the Ravenspurn South field.
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February 26, 2024
The transaction allows Serica the option to participate in the re-development of the Buchan field (formally re-named “Buchan Horst”) and other potential projects in the GBA, such as the development of the J2 and Verbier discoveries.
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February 15, 2024
Ithaca reported an estimated 2023 net Rosebank capital spend of $97 million, in line with management guidance of $90 - $110 million. This reflects the meaningful activity in 2023 as project activity ramps up to support a targeted first oil date in 2026/27.
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February 09, 2024
The UK’s offshore energy industry has warned 42,000 jobs and £26billion of economic value would be wiped out under new Labour proposals to extend the windfall tax on UK oil and gas producers.
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February 06, 2024
The Feb. 1 “equipment incident” involved the Ocean GreatWhite drilling rig about 125 miles (200 kilometers) west of the Shetland Islands, the company said in a U.S. filing on Monday. BP is leasing the vessel through at least August. Diamond Offshore describes it on its website as “one of the world’s largest ultra-deepwater harsh environment semisubmersible” rigs.
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January 23, 2024
The contract will see Aquaterra Energy deliver a comprehensive range of offshore analysis services, including riser and conductor analysis for jack-ups and semi-submersibles, plus integrity management, decommissioning and late life analysis.
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January 17, 2024
The Victory field is expected to produce around 150 MMcfgd (approximately 25,000 boed). Most of the field’s recoverable gas is expected to be extracted by the end of the decade.
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January 10, 2024
Wood’s Operations business will deliver engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services to enhance the central processing facility of bp’s Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) production hub in the central North Sea.
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January 09, 2024
The Catcher area produces from 20 subsea wells from the Catcher, Varadero and Burgman fields. The wells are a combination of water injection and production wells, which are tied-back to the BW Catcher FPSO.
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December 22, 2023
The so-called Extended Continental Shelf covers about 1 million square kilometers (386,100 square miles), predominantly in the Arctic and Bering Sea, an area of increasing strategic importance where Canada and Russia also have claims.
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