Spotlight on major projects in carbon capture realm

Carbon capture utilization and storage or CCUS has gained momentum as a topic of global interest in the last couple of years as energy transition talks and plans intensified, especially in the offshore energy and maritime industries. Carbon capture is … Read More

UK includes ship, plane emissions in carbon budget for 1st time

The UK has decided to include its share of international shipping and aviation emissions in its sixth Carbon Budget – an important part of the government’s decarbonisation efforts that will allow for these emissions to be accounted for consistently. As … Read More

How NEO Energy’s growth surge is turning it into one of top five North Sea players

UK-based and North Sea-focused E&P company NEO Energy has been around for only a couple of years now after starting out in early 2019. While its pro forma production is expected to be around 80,000 barrels a day during 2021, … Read More

Well-Safe preparing for rig acceptance audits

Well abandonment services provider Well-Safe Solutions has completed the intake of its new asset and is now preparing for rig acceptance audits in the coming weeks. Source: Well-Safe Solutions Well-Safe Solutions bought the West Epsilon jack-up rig from Seadrill in … Read More

Equinor halts Mariner flights as helicopter gets stuck

Crew changes on the Equinor-operated Mariner platform located off the UK have been suspended after a helicopter got stuck on the platform’s helideck. Following reports about the suspension of flights on the Mariner platform, Offshore Energy has reached out to … Read More

UK plans phase 2 of offshore wind farm radar risk mitigation competition

The UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is set to launch the second phase of its competition for technologies that mitigate radar risk of offshore wind farms. The Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence competition seeks proposals that can develop technologies … Read More

UK gov’t supports HyNet carbon capture storage project with over $45 million

Italian oil company Eni has revealed that the UK Government granted £33 million ($45.85 million) to support the HyNet project focused on the decarbonisation of the industrial district in the North-West of England with CO2 capture and storage. Eni said … Read More

Serica Energy spuds Columbus well off UK

Oil and gas company Serica Energy has started drilling the Columbus well, located in the North Sea, using a Maersk Drilling-owned jack-up rig. Maersk Resilient jack-up rig; Source: Serica Energy The Columbus 23/16f-CDev1 development well is located 35km southwest of … Read More

UK regulator tells how oil & gas sector should work to reduce emissions

UK’s petroleum regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), has outlined how the oil and gas industry should work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its new net-zero report. The OGA has today launched its ‘Stewardship Expectation 11 – Net … Read More

Flaring in UK North Sea falls to lowest level on OGA records

UK’s petroleum regulator Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has reported that flaring in the North Sea has been reduced to the lowest level on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) on OGA records. The OGA said on Wednesday that the flaring … Read More