Energy giant Shell is considering making vaccines mandatory for certain workers, including those working offshore, according to news reports.
The crew on board the Piper Bravo has been reduced to “essential workers only” after a Covid outbreak on board the North Sea platform.
Discussions are ongoing that could avoid swathes of North Sea oil workers having to return home in the event of a Covid-19 breakout.
Nearly 120 people have now been linked to a Covid outbreak on board the Shell Shearwater production hub in the North Sea.
Serica Energy has announced successful flow test results from its North Sea Columbus development well.
A total of 18 workers have been flown ashore or are currently isolating on board the Taqa North Cormorant platform after workers tested positive for Covid-19.
Shell has flown 85 workers to shore following a Covid outbreak at the Shearwater production hub in the North Sea.
Shell said it plans to buy the BP stake in the North Sea Shearwater field they share, superseding a deal agreed by the British oil major last month.
UK regulators have told Shell to provide more detail on the thinking behind its Jackdaw field development plans.
Bosses at Tailwind Energy said the North Sea oil firm’s “tremendous” performance during the Covid pandemic had set up a “year of investment” in 2021.
BP said today it had agreed to sell its stakes in the Shearwater field to Tailwind Energy for an undisclosed sum.
BP is in advanced talks to sell its 28% interest in the Shearwater field in the UK North Sea to Tailwind Energy, an explorer backed by trading house Mercuria Energy Group, people familiar with the matter said.
Further Covid-19 cases have been recorded on a North Sea accommodation vessel following outbreak earlier this week.
Shell has said it is taking “all appropriate precautions” after a handful of Covid-19 cases were detected aboard an accommodation vessel stationed on one of its North Sea fields.
BP is fielding final bids from a handful of junior energy companies for its North Sea assets, according to people familiar with the matter.
Serica energy has started drilling the development well for its 14million-barrel Columbus project in the North Sea, which was delayed by Covid.
ExxonMobil has agreed to sell a package of UK northern and central North Sea assets to NEO Energy in a deal worth more than $1billion (£707.3m).
BP is relaunching the sale of its interests in a number of North Sea oil fields, according to Reuters, after the collapse of its deal with Premier Oil last year.
The Chrysaor-Premier Oil mega merger won’t mark the end of Chrysaor’s acquisition spree, according to the top consultant at Westwood Global.
Tony Durrant said he was “disappointed” that Premier Oil’s acquisition of BP’s stakes in the Andrew and Shearwater fields had been derailed.
Premier Oil is seeking another price cut for the North Sea assets it is buying from BP, according to a news report.
Production from Shell's Fram gas and condensate field in the UK central North Sea has started up.
Premier Oil has reached another “important milestone” in completing the revised acquisition of BP’s stakes in two UK North Sea fields.
Premier Oil has scrapped a $191million (£152m) deal to acquire an additional 25% stake in the Tolmount project from Dana Petroleum.
Premier Oil has renegotiated its deal to buy a series of North Sea assets from BP and ended a dispute with its largest creditor.