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.
Aberdeen-based Xodus Group has been awarded a contract with Nexen to provide Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) services in support of the decommissioning of the Ettrick and Blackbird fields in the central North Sea.
Chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority, Andy Samuel, has welcomed the formation of the new Efficiency Task Force (ETF), led by industry trade body Oil and Gas UK, that aims to greater efficiency with the UK North Sea sector.
A new North Sea task force has been launched to make the UK sector more competitive and maximise economic recovery.
Aker Solutions is to cut up to 500 jobs in its Norwegian subsea business - blaming a continued market slowdown.
Lucrative contracts to develop Maersk's giant $4.5billion Culzean gas field were revealed today with Singapore-based shipyard Sembcorp the latest to announce a $1billion agreement to build the topsides for the North Sea mega-development.
Independent exploration company Faroe Petroleum has acquired interests in North Sea assets from Roc Oil in a deal worth up to $20million.
Chevron North Sea (CNS) has defended its record for awarding contracts after being criticised for favouring foreign companies for its biggest projects. US-owned CNS has shortlisted four companies to bid for topsides and jacket engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work on its Captain Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project. The oil producer has come under fire in north-east England for not including OGN Group, based in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, where it is feared thousands of workers could be laid off as existing contracts end.
The head of industry trade body Oil & Gas UK has welcomed Maersk's confirmation that its $4.5billion high pressure, high temperature Culzean field in the UK Central North Sea is to go ahead.
Statoil's latest North Sea wildcat well has come up dry.
Semi-submersible provider Prosafe has signed a $24million contract with Shell for its Regalia accommodation vessel at the Brent C platform in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Shell Norske has been given permission to drill a wildcat well on the Norwegian shelf.
Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has called for tax cuts for the oil industry and low and middle earners in an attempt to steer a centrist path through the left and right-leaning policies of his opponents.
Up to 200 staff at Maersk Oil in the UK face the risk of redundancy after the company revealed plans to shut down one of its North Sea assets.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted consent for start-up and operation of a new subsea wet gas compressor and umbilical on Gullfaks Sør field in production licence 050.
Oil giant Statoil has outsourced its UK onshore and offshore payroll services to Norwegian firm Frontica Business Solutions.
Xcite Energy said it was continuing to make progress with its Bentley field, albeit that it was taking longer than it would like due to the technical nature of the development.
Statoil has opted for oil spill response specialist Aptomar’s management system at its field monitoring centre at Sandsli in Bergen, Norway.
Statoil's record-breaking Polarled gas pipeline has become the first to cross the Arctic Circle, opening a new "gas highway" from the Norwegian Sea to Europe.