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Bilfinger awarded €40 million inspection contract by Total E&P Denmark

Bilfinger will perform inspection services on the offshore assets of Total E&P (Exploration & Production) Denmark. The €40 million ($48.6 million) contract will be booked under Bilfinger’s Engineering & Maintenance Europe segment.

OGUK: parties must support Scotland’s oil and gas supply chain

The leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry has today paid tribute to former Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse and urged all parties to support the sector and its world class supply chain in order to realize homegrown greener energy.

Neptune Energy acquires interest in the Pegasus West discovery

Neptune Energy announced it has acquired a 38.75% equity interest from Spirit Energy in the Pegasus West discovery and surrounding acreage in the UK Southern North Sea.

Sulzer expands presence in Denmark

Sulzer has broken ground on a new service center in Denmark that will provide its full range of product sales and maintenance services throughout the region, all from under one roof.

EnQuest buying Bentley discovery from Whalsay Energy

EnQuest PLC, an oil and gas production and development company, announced it signed an agreement with Whalsay Energy Holdings Limited to purchase Whalsay’s 100% equity interest in the P1078 license containing the proven Bentley heavy-oil discovery.

Oilfield service companies see drilling rebound everywhere but the U.S.

Schlumberger posted better-than-expected earnings Friday and forecast an increase in overseas spending by customers in the next quarter. Earlier in the week, Halliburton said oil markets outside North America may see double-digit growth in the second half of 2021, while Baker Hughes predicted a modest recovery in Latin America, the North Sea and the Middle East.

BP employees blocked from work as Greenpeace protests London HQ

BP Plc employees are working from home, as the oil giant attempts to continue normal business operations after Greenpeace put up barriers on the entrances to its London headquarters.

Trelleborg supplies bespoke gasket to protect museum ship in Finland

Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has supplied a specially designed Gina gasket (G110-80) to the floating dry dock which protects the renowned museum ship, Pommern, located in the Mariehamn Maritime Museum in the Åland Islands, Finland.

Falcon Oil & Gas has negotiated a two-year extension of ORRI call option

Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. has announced that Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Ltd. has successfully negotiated a two-year extension of the call option (the Extension) to acquire it’s 30% portion of the 2% ORRI from the TOG Group.

Block Energy to acquire 100% interest in West Rustavi field

Block Energy Plc, the exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, is pleased to announce it has secured an agreement (the Agreement) with Georgian Oil and Gas Limited (GOG) to increase its working interest (WI) in the West Rustavi licence (West Rustavi or the License) to 100% from the current 25%.

Marathon oil signs agreement for divestiture of UK business

Marathon Oil Corporation has announced the company has entered into a share purchase agreement through its subsidiaries for the sale of its UK businesses Marathon Oil U.K. LLC (MOUK) and Marathon Oil West of Shetland Limited (MOWOS).

Shell sells upstream interests in Denmark for $1.9 billion

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), through its affiliate Shell Overseas Holdings Limited, has reached an agreement with publicly listed Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco), to sell its shares in Shell Olie-og Gasudvinding Danmark B.V. (SOGU) for a consideration amount of $1.9 billion.

Sound Energy divests Italian portfolio through acquisition by Saffron Energy

Sound Energy, the African and European focused upstream gas company, has announced that it has entered into a binding conditional sale and purchase agreement with Saffron Energy Plc under which it is proposed that Saffron acquires Sound Energy's portfolio of Italian interests and permits through the acquisition by Saffron of the entire issued share capital of the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Sound Energy Holdings Italy Limited (SEHIL).

Energean farms out assets in Western Greece to Repsol

Energean Oil & Gas has announced that it has agreed to farm out a 60% interest in its Ioannina and Aitoloakarnania Blocks, onshore Western Greece, to Repsol. Repsol will also become the Operator for both blocks.

Gazprom says Europe's appetite for gas keeps getting bigger

Europe’s appetite for natural gas is leading to a growth “renaissance” as its stores of the fuel languish at the lowest levels since 2013, according to Gazprom PJSC.

Shell’s BG deal gets backing of shareholder advisory firm

Royal Dutch Shell Plc has won the backing for its takeover of BG Group Plc from a body that advises many of its largest shareholders.

Shell, BG shareholders to vote on takeover at the end of January

Shareholders of Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group are expected to vote on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 on the companies’ planned combination announced eight months ago.

Oil & Gas UK Board inks Industry Behaviours Charter

Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force (ETF) launched the Industry Behaviours Charter at the trade association’s Annual General Meeting and Joint Council.

Douglas Westwood acquired by ESIA

Energy Software Intelligence Analytics (ESIA) has completed the acquisition of Douglas Westwood. The acquisition represents ESIA’s next step in delivering a growth strategy for the company that includes a mix of new product development and acquisitions.

Wood Group opens new automation facility in Slovakia

Wood Group has expanded into Slovakia, opening an office in Bratislava that The Automated Technology Group, a Wood Group Mustang company, will use to support automation projects in Slovakia and the surrounding region.