CNOOC has confirmed that it has started drilling at the Howick prospect 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.
Energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie has predicted a 25% rise in the number of exploration wells to 60 in 2019 across the whole of the North Sea.
Total has started drilling an appraisal well at its Glendronach discovery in the West of Shetland.
A sizeable stake in one of the UK North Sea’s largest gas discoveries in years will come on the market once a major acquisition goes through later this year.
Energean’s £600 million acquisition of Italian firm Edison E&P has handed the company stakes in a number of UK North Sea assets, including a major discovery.
A recovering oil price drove a boost to profits for Cnooc’s operations in the UK and Ireland in 2018.
A top boss at Maersk Drilling estimates the North Sea industry could save around $1 billion a year if it makes further in-roads on collaboration.
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.
A new global oil and gas explorer has said it plans to target more North Sea wells in the future.
Energy giant Total has said it is just weeks away from starting up production at one of the UK’s largest offshore gas fields.
French oil giant Total suffered a dip in profits during a first quarter of highs and lows.
World-class discoveries made in the UK North Sea in recent months have “turned heads” of investors, according to the chief executive of Chrysaor.
The 250millon-barrel Glengorm discovery will ‘reignite excitement’ in the central North Sea, with eyes now on further prospects in the region according to Westwood Energy.
Westwood Global Energy reports that at the end of January three exploration wells were drilling on the UKCS: one in the northern North Sea and two in the central North Sea.
The Glengorm gas condensate discovery announced last week could be the biggest in the UKCS since 2008. It will reignite interest in the high temperature, high pressure plays in the North Sea and heralds a mini renaissance in UK exploration.
The oil and gas world is abuzz with news of a major gas find in the UK as operator CNOOC and partner Total unveiled the largest discovery in British waters since 2008.
Chinese, French and Italian energy firms are celebrating the biggest gas find in the UK North Sea in more than a decade.
Chinese oil company Cnooc today announced a new discovery in the UK central North Sea.
Chinese energy firm Cnooc's discovery at Glengorm is the largest gas find in the UK since Culzean in 2008, an analyst has said.