Theresa May is set to give the go ahead for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant station - but with new conditions attached.
A new wave energy test site off the souther west coast of England has had its first trial approved.
As the region has matured UK Continental Shelf production has progressively fallen - approximately 6% per annum between 2000 and 2010.
Total has started operations to stem the gas leak at its stricken Elgin platform in the North Sea.
Oil and gas firm Valiant Petroleum has been given the green light by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to develop the UK North Sea Causeway field.
WITH one exploration well about to start, another in progress and an extensive seismic survey about to kick off, activity in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea is hotting up.
PLANS for a proposed new windfarm in central Caithness are to go on public display for the first time next week.
KBR has been awarded a contract to execute the topsides detailed design for Total's CLOV floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
FRENCH energy major Total has the green light to press ahead with its Clov project on block 17 offshore Angola, with main contracts awarded and partner approvals secured. Clov is the fourth block 17 development hub Girassol, Dalia and Pazflor. It will be similarly developed using subsea infrastructure tied back to a floating production and storage unit (FPSO).
THE NPD (Norwegian Petroleum Directorate) has given the green light to StatoilHydro and DNO for drilling offshore Norway with three different drilling rigs.
The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given the green light for a number of rigs to get on with new tasks on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
NORWAY'S Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given the green light to StatoilHydro and Marathon to carry out exploration and development drilling with the semi-submersibles, Polar Pioneer, West Alpha and Deepsea Bergen.