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Greece approves exploration applications

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The Greek energy ministry has approved the applications of a consortium of Total, ExxonMobil and Hellenic Petroleum oil and gas exploration off the island on Crete. The ministry also confirmed that in a separate deal, Energean Oil and Gas had an application approved for drilling offshore in western Greece. The country’s oil and gas resources […]

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Updated: Fairfield hands in Dunlin subsea decommissioning plan

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Fairfield Energy submitted plans for decommissioning parts of the North Sea Dunlin area to the UK Government today. Fairfield’s draft proposals cover the manifolds, pipelines and utility lines for Dunlin’s subsea satellite fields – Merlin and Osprey. The Middlesex-based firm said most of the infrastructure would be removed, but it is seeking permission to leave […]

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Norwegian offshore safety authority to investigate Gjoa leak

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The Norwegian offshore safety watchdog has launched an investigation into the hydrocarbon leak on the Gjoa field. The leak took place during normal operations on Wednesday this week. The condensate did not ignite and nobody was harmed by the incident. The PSA’s investigation will focus on the underlying causes – both technical and operational – […]

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First signs of oil at Broadford Bridge well

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UK Oil and Gas Investments has announced that mobile light oil has been observed seeping from open natural fractures at its Broadford Bridge exploration well. The samples taken from Kimmeridge Limestone 4 at a depth of about 4080 feet exhibit a “strong odour” according to the company’s announcement to the stock exchange. UKOG’s executive chairman […]

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Gazprom smells opportunity as UK’s biggest gas store shuts

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Gazprom PJSC is in talks to ramp up natural gas sales in the UK as coal plants are shuttered and the nation’s biggest storage site is closed for good. “We see an appetite from major players in the UK for additional volume of contracted gas,” Deputy Chief Executive Officer Alexander Medvedev said in an interview […]

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India’s ONGC matches rig move record

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India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has matched its own pre-monsoon rig move record set last year offshore India. The record equalling tally was confirmed by the marine and offshore engineering consultancy firm Aqualis, which found that the ONGC completed 33 jack-up rig moves between April and June this year. Aqualis Offshore’s marine director […]

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Construction of first Johan Sverdrup jacket completed

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Kvaerner has completed the construction of the first steel jacket for the Johan Sverdrup development in the North Sea, offshore Norway. The 26,000 tonne jacket is the largest which has been constructed in Europe for the north sea, and was completed on schedule. The company was awarded a contract for three jackets and the utility […]

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CHC wins new Australian contract

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CHC Helicopter has been awarded a two-year contract to support Australian oil and gas company Quadrant Energy, starting on 1 July this year. CHC will provide passenger transfer services to Quadrant’s oil and gas installations on the North West Shelf using two AW 139s flying out of CHC’s Karratha base. The company’s president Karl Fessenden […]

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Energy newcomer takes over Tullow’s Norwegian portfolio

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Pandion Energy has received approval for the acquisition of all licences in Tullow Oil Norge’s existing portfolio, including a 20% interest in the field containing the Cara oil and gas discovery. The company, which was formed in November 2016, is a private oil and gas company focusing on exploration, appraisal and development opportunities in the […]

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Shell cleared to take emergency vessel off Knarr field

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Norway has given Shell permission to take the emergency response vessel off the Knarr field. The Petroleum Safety Authority said the vessel could leave provided Shell improves its man overboard system on the Knarr FPSO, which serves the Norwegian North Sea field. Shell will also have to install backup equipment for traffic monitoring on the […]

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Workers flown off BP North Sea platform after power outage

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More than 70 workers have been transferred off the Bruce platform east of Shetland following a loss of power late last night, the coastguard said. Two coastguard rescue helicopters from Shetland and Inverness were mobilised to take non-essential staff off the installation. The coastguard said 76 people were taken to other platforms in the area and […]

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North Sea needs firm hand on the reins, OGTC boss says

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The boss at the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) has said that the North Sea needs a firm hand on the reins to prevent it from surrendering the gains of the last two years. Colette Cohen, OGTC chief executive, said North Sea industry had been through a tough time, but had done a great job […]

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Western earthquakes likely connected to wastewater injection

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An increase in earthquakes in the Rocky Mountain and Oklahoma region is likely tied to an uptick in wastewater injection, a process used to dispose of water in oil and gas operations, according to the US Department of Energy. The Energy Department cited research from the US Geological Survey, which has found that earthquakes in […]

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First projects to receive OGTC funding revealed

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The Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) will provide three Aberdeen firms with more than £1.6million worth of backing as part of its drive to unlock the potential of the North Sea. OGTC will support Trac Oil and Gas, Air Control Energy and Deepwater Oil Tools as they strive to get their products out of […]

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Shell’s New Zealand assets attract interest from OMV, Vermilion

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Royal Dutch Shell’s sale of its remaining New Zealand energy assets has drawn interest from companies including OMV AG and Vermilion Energy Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said. Vermilion has been talking with potential financial partners about bidding together for Shell’s stakes in two New Zealand gas fields, one of the people said. […]

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