Orsted, ARK Nature Study Marine Rewilding and Offshore Wind

Still image from an Ørsted and ARK Nature video A new partnership between Ørsted and ARK Nature is testing the potential of rewilding principles to restore vital ocean biodiversity even with the global transition to renewable energy. One initial focus … Read More

New North Sea projects targeting 1.3 billion barrels of oil and gas

The annual performance review for the UK’s top producers highlighted 33 new projects targeting 1.3 billion barrels of oil and gas, which will significantly bolster the country’s energy security, the country’s regulator has revealed. The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) … Read More

Pioneering Spirit removes Ninian Northern jacket from North Sea

Offshore contractor Allseas has deployed its giant Pioneering vessel and its new jacket lifting technology for the first time to remove CNR International’s Ninian Northern jacket from the northern North Sea and transport it intact to shore for recycling. Weighing … Read More

UK regulator draws attention to competition concerns in Noble-Maersk merger

The UK’s competition regulator has found that the proposed merger of Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling could increase operating costs for oil and gas producers in the UK North Sea due to lessening of competition. The merger between Noble and … Read More

Equinor all set to undertake North Sea ops with Odfjell rigs

Norwegian oil and gas state-owned giant Equinor has received two types of consent from Norway’s offshore safety regulator for operations in the North Sea, using two different Odfjell Drilling-owned rigs. The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said on Friday that it had given … Read More

UK players join forces to drill in North Sea later this year

Two UK-headquartered and AIM-listed oil and gas companies – i3 Energy and Europa Oil & Gas – have inked a farm-in agreement (FIA) for a sub-area of UKCS Licence P.2358, containing the Serenity discovery in the UK North Sea. Back … Read More

With 50 years of operations under its belt, Ekofisk gets another life extension

Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has extended the production licences in the Greater Ekofisk Area – located in the southern part of the North Sea – which have been in operation for over five decades. The operator, ConocoPhillips … Read More

North Sea operators renew agreements for exporting oil to Flotta Terminal

Partners in several North Sea fields have reaffirmed their commitments to export the oil produced from their fields to the Repsol Sinopec Resources-operated Flotta Terminal in Scotland. Meanwhile, an area of the terminal is considered for the creation of a … Read More

Tyra II now almost complete with seven out of eight platforms in position – gallery

Oil and gas company TotalEnergies and its Danish Underground Consortium partners Noreco and Nordsøfonden have announced the completion of this spring’s installation campaign of Tyra II in the Danish North Sea with seven out of eight platforms now in their … Read More

Equinor spuds ‘one of largest gas prospects in Norway in 2022’

Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor has started drilling an exploration well, located in the North Sea offshore Norway, using an Odfjell Drilling-owned rig. Following the recently completed drilling of the Kveikje well, which resulted in a significant hydrocarbon discovery with excellent reservoir … Read More