North Sea

How the wild west can be won

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.

North Sea

Is a shale-sized oil boom hiding in UK’s Atlantic bedrock?

On a sunny October morning, members of the The Geological Society pack an ornate lecture theater at their imposing headquarters on London’s Piccadilly. One of their number introduces a scientist who “needs no introduction,” the man people had come to see.

North Sea

Opinion: Hurricane brings the prize

I think it’s now perfectly reasonable to claim that the UK now has its equivalent of Norway’s massive John Sverdrup discovery packaged up in acreage on the Rona Ridge in the west of Shetland sector.