Operators are waiting years for decisions on the contentious topic of whether they can leave structures in the sea.
Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED)
Equinor has taken a final investment decision with partner Ithaca Energy.
Environmental regulator OPRED has opened up a public consultation on the new project which sits 29 miles off Shetland.
The UK’s offshore regulator has asked Ping Petroleum for further information on its proposed Avalon development in the Outer Moray Firth.
Concerns over the emissions intensity of Equinor’s Rosebank development could be holding up project sign off, according to reports.
Doubt has been cast over decommissioning plans for Fairfield Energy’s Dunlin field, as UK regulators walk back support to leave key pieces of oil and gas infrastructure in place.
A look ahead to Rosebank's approval and the process to getting there.
Ithaca was also asked about the UK political climate, and Equinor’s 80% share in Rosebank.
A faulty switch on board the Harbour Energy Solan platform led to the release of 400kg of fire suppressant gas.
UK Government data supplied to campaign group Uplift on North Sea oil spills was inaccurate, the industry regulator has confirmed.
Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) has unveiled the line-up for its upcoming HSE conference in Aberdeen.
The UK’s offshore regulator has asked Equinor for further information on the environmental impact of its proposed £8bn Rosebank development.
Equinor has been pushed for answers on the emissions profile of its £8bn Rosebank project planned for the West of Shetland.
The UK is facing opposition from several European nations for its support of Fairfield Energy's plan to leave the huge legs of the Dunlin oilfield in the North Sea.
The UK’s decommissioning regulator has approved Hurricane Energy’s plans for the removal of the FPSO serving its Lancaster field, though recent company forecasts suggest production may continue into 2024.
Perenco has filed decommissioning programmes for two platforms serving the Leman field, but hints at a potential re-use opportunity for one installation.
Ithaca Energy has filed key regulatory paperwork for the next phase of its £400 million enhanced oil recovery (EOR) programme at the North Sea’s Captain field.
Hurricane Energy has submitted a decommissioning plan for the Aoka Mizu floating production storage and offload (FPSO) vessel serving its Lancaster field, less than three years after production began.
The UK Government has asked Siccar Point Energy for an updated timeline on its controversial Cambo project, following the operator’s decision to ‘pause’ the development in December.
North Sea operator EnQuest has had its decommissioning plans for the Thistle field approved.
Shell (LON: RDSA) is “proposing changes” to plans for Jackdaw after its initial approach was knocked back by the UK regulator last week.
The UK regulator’s decision not to approve Shell’s Jackdaw plan could have been impacted by the ongoing Cambo storm, an analyst has claimed.
Shell’s Jackdaw project has been dealt a blow after the UK regulator declined to approve its field development plans.
More than 40 North Sea fields represent a “lost opportunity” for the industry to learn shared decommissioning lessons, according to OPRED.