Statoil has been asked by the Norwegian Government to conduct new studies on carbon storage on the Norwegian continental shelf.
BP said production has restarted on its Valhall platform after it was evacuated due to a collision threat from a drifting barge.
A floating accommodation vessel is adrift in the North Sea after breaking its towline in bad weather.
Statoil’s decision to delay its Mariner contract with Prosafe has seen the final contract total increase by $55million.
The barge which today caused mayhem on the North Sea has been brought back under control, vessel owners Eide Marine said. BP and ConocoPhillips were forced to shut down production and evacuate platforms in the central North Sea after the barge broke away from its moorings in stormy weather, posing a threat to the installations.
The drifting barge which forced BP to evacuate its Valhall Platform in the North Sea has missed the installation, Norwegian rescue authorities were cited as saying. A spokesman for BP said it was taking steps to restart production on the facility, a process which usually takes 24 hours. The company had been in the process of taking evacuees to nearby platforms as a precaution, and a tug boat was trying to bring the barge under control.
Aker Solutions has confirmed the oil worker killed when a freak wave hit the COSL Innovator drilling rig worked the Norwegian oil services firm.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has granted Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) a round of extensions for the the firm's Southern North Sea portfolio.
ConocoPhillips has shut down output at its Eldfisk and Embla fields in the North Sea and is evacuating staff from its Eldfisk platform due to the threat of a drifting barge hitting its installations.
Lundin has made a small gas discovery about 85km north eas of Berlevag in the Barents Sea.
BP's Valhall platform in the North Sea is being evacuated by helicopter after a barge broke its anchor and was drifting towards the installation following a storm.
The boss of the drilling company that owns the rig on which an offshore worker died ,after it was struck by a freak wave, said the incident was his "worst nightmare".
Marathon's Brae Alpha platform remains out of operation while investigations continue into the cause of a gas leak on board the installation.
Statoil is investigating a chemical leak at its subsea Gullfaks project.
Oil firm Total has been fined £1,125,000 for breaching offshore regulations which led to a major gas leak on one of its North Sea installations.
Falling oil prices took a large bite out of profits and turnover at Global Energy Group during the year to March 31, the energy service firm said yesterday.
Sevan Marine has signed two agreements related to an unnamed FPSO prospect in the UK North Sea.
Independent Oil and Gas has been approved by the Oil and Gas Authority as exploration operator of the Skipper licence.
A Great Yarmouth offshore company is expanding and opening a new office in Aberdeen.
Amec Foster Wheeler has won three contracts, totalling more than £30million, for BP's Glen Lyon Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.
Statoil, Gassco and ExxonMobil have received consent to perform manned underwater operations for one year from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority.
Independent Oil and Gas has agreed an additional £800,000 loan from London Oil & Gas, adding to the £2.75million it has already provided to fund the Skipper appraisal well.
The trade body for the North Sea oil and gas sector has called for the industry to back the tenets of a new charter that outlines collaborative behaviours to achieve “transformational change”.
Statoil has received consent for modifications at Kristin and Tyrihans in connection with tie-in of the Maria field.
ConocoPhillips has been given the green light to extend the lifetime of the Eldfisk oil field in the North Sea.