The University of Aberdeen is set to benefit from a £250,000 grant from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to investigate the potential for hydrocarbon exploration in the Rockall area of the North Atlantic.
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Energy Voice sat down with the Oil and Gas Authority's director of exploration and production, Gunther Newcombe, to discuss how the 29th licensing round differs from previous rounds and learn more about its many North Sea firsts.
The UK North Sea industry does have a sustainable future, if action is taken now to make the changes needed to deliver $15 dollar production costs, industry experts insisted today.
The Oil and Gas Authority has launched a £500,000 competition aimed at unlocking the North Sea's exploration potential.
The chief executive of the new oil and gas regulator has said it stands “fully ready” to support the carbon capture and storage (CCS) sector in the future.
The chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority said continued efforts to stave off decommissioning were being made to support the UK oil and gas industry.
Politicians have reacted to the Oil and Gas UK Activity Survey, published today.
As the North Sea industry grapples with budget cuts and thousands of job losses, the chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority has called on the sector to refocus its efforts on the opportunities still available at $30 oil.
Politicians and industry chiefs pledged to work alongside the newly-formed Offshore Co-ordinating Group (OCG) in its crusade to protect North Sea jobs. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said was “absolutely imperative” for the Scottish Government to listen to trade unions. Mr Ewing said: “Just this morning, I was agreeing with Grahame Smith that one way the industry can increase efficiency is by listening very carefully to the workforce offshore.
The North Sea is fighting back to meet the challenges of maximising economic recovery from the UKCS, according to the industry regulator.
The head of industry body Subsea UK has urged the oil and gas industry to take action to now to safeguard the future of the UK’s £9billion subsea sector.
2015 was the year the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) established itself in the North Sea marketplace. Energy Voice compiled the top stories relating to the regulator, mapping its journey along the way.
Independent Oil and Gas has been approved by the Oil and Gas Authority as exploration operator of the Skipper licence.
The head of the Oil and Gas UK Authority has said the industry in the North Sea is like an “ageing patient” that could face a “very grim” future.
With the Autumn Statement announced this week, Derek Leith, UK head of oil and gas taxation at EY, continues in the role of Energy Voice’s guest editor. Follow along each day as he spells out the challenges and triumphs the industry faces.
Xcite Energy said it continues to talk with potential field partners for its Bentley field development in the North Sea.
The Oil and Gas Authority has approved UK Oil & Gas Investments's bid acquire a 20% interest in UK onshore Weald Basin licence PEDL143.
Young people should consider how their skills transfer to the wider energy remit, according to the boss of industry body the Energy Institute.
Collaboration and cooperation are key elements of industry body Oil and Gas UK’s 2015 Share Fair, which takes place on November 4.
The oil and gas regulator has called on North Sea operators to listen to the supply chain if the industry wants to really improve collaboration and cut costs.
The chief executive of Oil and Gas UK has welcomed the progress made by the Oil and Gas Authority six months on from its industry call to action.
Chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority, Andy Samuel, has welcomed the formation of the new Efficiency Task Force (ETF), led by industry trade body Oil and Gas UK, that aims to greater efficiency with the UK North Sea sector.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has extended Independent Oil and Gas’ (IOG) North Sea licences as the firm looks to find more cash.
Independent Oil and Gas has extended the deadline for its acquisition of 50% of the Skipper field discovery in the North Sea after its plans to secure a high-value backer unexpectedly fell through.
A new award recognising the contribution of energy sector pioneers will be presented at this year's Oil and Gas UK Awards.