The rise of a huge new Norwegian oil field is poised to give North Sea output one of its biggest boosts in years. The surge won’t last.
Aberdeen-headquartered Operational Excellence (Opex) Group has won a multimillion pound contract with Cnooc International on its North Sea assets.
Production has been restored at three North Sea platforms which were shut down due to pipeline repairs.
Pipeline repairs have shut down production at three North Sea platforms.
Figures have revealed an increase in oil and gas production in the UK has increased by more than 14% since last year - the highest quarterly increase since 1999. The findings, in the latest edition of Energy Trends by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), shows indigenous UK production of crude and natural gas liquids was boosted in the second quarter of the year.
Industry body Oil and Gas UK said production is set to rise for the first time in 15 years, according to provisional figures.
Objections to a major £220million windfarm on Lewis have been withdrawn after the development was scaled down in size.
Councillors will be asked tomorrow to back proposals to expand a windfarm in Wester Ross.