Hurricane Energy


Full speed ahead for Hurricane’s Lancaster plans

Hurricane Energy is cracking on with plans to extract oil from 4,000 feet beneath the seabed after its North Sea Lancaster asset was officially designated as an oilfield. The Surrey-based company was founded in 2005 by chief executive Robert Trice to discover and develop oil from naturally fractured “basement” reservoirs in rock that was formed more than 2billion years ago. It has just achieved official oilfield status for Lancaster, located west of Shetland, from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).

Oil & Gas

Activist investor sees £17bn potential in North Sea explorer

Activist investor Crystal Amber has been building its stake in a North Sea business it expects could be worth £17billion. The Guernsey-based fund now owns 12% in Hurricane Energy which is closing in on a farm-in deal that could start to unlock 400million barrels of oil and “breath life” into the North Sea. Hurricane was founded in 2005 by Dr Robert Trice, a specialist in an unusual hydrocarbon geology known as “fractured basement reservoirs”.