Faroe Petroleum's announcement that it had discovered oil in the North Sea has been welcomed by Scottish MP - albeit that the discovery was made in the Norwegian sector.
Tata Steel has been awarded a multi-million pound contract for the giant $4.5billion Maersk Oil Culzean project located in the UK central North Sea.
Hansa Hydrocarbons said today it had completed a farm-out with GDF SUEZ E&P Nederland – part of the Engie group – in respect of a 30% stake in its 4Quads licences in the Dutch North Sea.
Statoil and partners have put the first subsea gas compression facility in the world on line at Åsgard in the Norwegian Sea.
Scottish independent Faroe Petroleum has discovered oil in its North Sea Boomerang exploration well and estimates it could yield as much as 31 million barrels of oil.
Around 800 people attend a jobs fair in Aberdeen today as the the Energy Jobs Taskforce met in the city to drive forward work supporting more than 2,500 individuals and 100 employers through the current downturn in the oil and gas industry.
Asset integrity services company Stork has collaborated with Emerson Process Management to use Emerson’s Roxar SandLog wireless sand erosion monitoring system in the UK Continental Shelf for the first time.
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has called on the UK Government to make further commitments to the help the North Sea oil and gas industry and take action on protecting the stability of the oil and gas fiscal regime. In a briefing at Holyrood to politicians he said there needed to be an urgent consultation on inventives to boost further exploration in the North Sea. Ewing also urged the UK government to make a commitment there would be no tax increases for the industry and any significant policy proposals should be in consultation with both industry and the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).
Collaboration and cooperation are key elements of industry body Oil and Gas UK’s 2015 Share Fair, which takes place on November 4.
The TUC has backed a motion calling for a concerted campaign to resist "commercial pressures" that offshore unions say could erode safety standards, cut jobs and training.
DeepOcean has been awarded a call-off contract for provision of ROV-based survey services by Shell in The North Sea.
Statoil has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to IKM Ocean Design for the Johan Sverdrup project.
Shell's wildcat Norwegian well has come up dry.
An Aberdeen lawyer says there has never been a better time to address a gender imbalance in the UK oil and gas industry. Offshore employment expert Kate Williams, an Aberdeen-based partner in legal firm Pinsent Masons, wants to see a greater effort to recruit more women, and insists the law can be used to boost their numbers. The proportion of women in the industry is reported to be 23%, compared to a 47% national average. The imbalance worsens when narrowed to offshore workers, with just 3.6% of them women.
Faroe Petroleum has failed to find oil within the exploration well on its Portrush play in the Norwegian North Sea.
Fire and security specialist Autronica will provide Statoil with equipment for its offshore operations in the Johan Sverdrup oil field in the North Sea.
Wintershall has awarded Odfjell Drilling's semi-submersible Deepsea Stavanger a $175million contract for the drilling of production wells on the Maria field in the Haltenbanken area of the North Sea.
A decent night's sleep, internet access and more recreational space are the key priorities for North Sea offshore workers as they prepare for spending longer periods offshore.
The chief executive of Oil and Gas UK has welcomed the progress made by the Oil and Gas Authority six months on from its industry call to action.
Wintershall and its partners Petoro and Centrica have been given approval by the Norwegian government for the development and operation (PDO) of the Maria field.
Drilling contractor Songa Offshore has retained 100% operational efficiency from its three rigs on hire to Statoil, the company said.
Offshore members of the Unite union have been warned they are playing a dangerous game if they vote for strike action over pay and conditions.
Heerema Fabrication Group has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract by Maersk Oil for the Culzean jackets.
Premier Oil is to plug and abandon a dry well in the Norwegian sector of the southern North Sea.
Asset life extension services provider Bilfinger Salamis has been awarded a five-year contract for international energy company TAQA for its oil and gas operations in the UK North Sea.