The West of Shetland oil and gas (WoS) basin has long been held aloft as the UK’s last great hope for indigenous oil and gas production growth.
Energy Voice recently reported on Shetland Islands Council's ambitions to retain more tax revenue from oil and gas operations around the isles in its self-determination bid. Jon Fitzpatrick, managing director of consultancy Gneiss Energy, gives his view.
Total has put off making a final investment decision (FID) on its Glendronach gas discovery until next year, project partner Ineos has said.
More than a dozen UK North Sea projects are facing deferral in light of the oil price drop, an analyst has predicted.
Total’s latest discovery shows the French energy giant still has the Midas touch when it comes to finding new North Sea reservoirs, an analyst has said.
One of the largest offshore discoveries in UK waters of the last decade has had its recoverable resources cut by 40% following an appraisal well.
Total is facing “economic challenges” for a major discovery in the West of Shetland after an appraisal well yielded results “at the lower end of expectations”.
Welcoming a new year heralds a time for reflecting on the year that was and what is to come.
Total E&P UK swung to a £525.4million pre-tax profit last year with higher oil prices and an end to impairments in the west of Shetland.
Energy giant Total has said it sees “new potential for investments” in the North Sea off the back of exploration successes in the UK.
Total has started drilling an appraisal well at its Glendronach discovery in the West of Shetland.
Total will remain one of the major players in the UK North Sea despite the proposed sale of a package of assets to Petrogas in a £509m deal.
Only two out of seven Stena Drilling rigs had work on their plates at the start of last year.
New North Sea discoveries have acted as a “beacon” for the rest of the industry, according to the Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA) head of exploration.
SSE has announced it is “taking active steps” to sell off its North Sea gas production business as it focusses on renewable energy sources.
Energy giant Total has said it is just weeks away from starting up production at one of the UK’s largest offshore gas fields.
The boss of North Sea oil producer EnQuest said yesterday he believed the region could yield further discoveries to extend its lifespan.
World-class discoveries made in the UK North Sea in recent months have “turned heads” of investors, according to the chief executive of Chrysaor.
Total will lead the way with exploration drilling this year, according to analysis from Westwood Global.
The west of Shetland region may have challenging deep waters, 40m waves and fierce gales but with increasing activity levels and access to infrastructure in place, current and future fields are being brought within easier reach.
Major gas projects coming online in the UK and Norway will not be enough to offset a continued drop in Europe’s supply, according to Wood Mackenzie.
Just over a fifth of oil produced over the last decade in the UK has been replaced through exploration, a new report said.
Total’s UK boss believes the west of Shetland basin has a big future as the oil giant limbers up for more drilling.
Oil major Total revealed yesterday that it had made one of the biggest gas discoveries in the North Sea in a decade.
Glendronach has to be one of the North Sea’s dream discoveries.