The UK Government is planning to put the 28th set of North Sea exploration licences up for grabs early next year.
After more than a year offline, Dar Petroleum said yesterday that production from its Palouge oilfield in South Sudan will reach production of up to 180,000 barrels per day within a month.
The Bahamian government has cleared the way for exploratory offshore drilling to start ahead of a planned referendum giving its citizens a say in the country's energy future.
Integrated drilling and environmental service firm TWMA said yesterday it was creating more than 100 jobs.
Great Yarmouth-based Survival Systems International UK is to open its first service company in Australia.
Prime Minister David Cameron has outlined his plans to put North Sea oil and gas at the heart of a "modern industrial strategy".
Aberdeen-based oil and gas firm Ithaca Energy is to boost its production by buying stakes in two central North Sea oil fields for £24million.
ANTI-WINDFARM campaigners who demonstrated outside Highland Council headquarters in Inverness yesterday were celebrating some success last night.
UK-listed oil firm Tullow said today it hoped production from its Jubilee oil field off Ghana would reach 120,000 barrels per day by "early next year".
Explorer Premier Oil said today its North Sea activities would be focused on UK waters after drilling a dry well in Norway.
Cairn Energy's Indian subsidiary said today it had made a gas discovery in the Mannar Basin off Sri Lanka.
FALKLAND Oil & Gas has been forced to delay drilling of its Loligo exploration well offshore the Falkland Islands due to the anticipated late arrival of the heavy-duty drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson.
UNDER-PRESSURE oil giant Shell has been issued with an official safety warning over explosion risks at one of its ageing North Sea platforms.
BP'S NEW chief executive has said safety is so important to the company that it will be the only measure for staff bonuses in the final quarter of this year.
CHINA National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), Sinopec and PetroChina are planning to construct LNG (liquefied natural gas) import terminals in nine Chinese ports over the next decade in a bid to help satisfy China's massive and fast-growing demand for energy.
CONOCOPHILLIPS has taken the drillship, Stena Carron, on sub-lease from Chevron for a high-risk exploration probe of the Laurentian Basin offshore Newfoundland, Canada.
MELROSE Resources said yesterday it had signed a farm-in agreement with Sterling Resources under which it would earn a 32.5% interest in two blocks in the Black Sea, offshore Romania.
A recently formed Aberdeen oil and gas company is involved in plans to bring the Maureen field in the UK central North Sea back to life.