Westwood Global Energy reports that as of June 28 there were two appraisal wells active in the UK. Completions to date in 2021 are one appraisal well at 22/26d-3 Glengorm South and two exploration wells at 22/6c-B4Z Bacchus South and 16/2a-6 Tiger Lily.
Bosses at Longboat Energy say they will harness the higher levels of interest being shown in the business to clinch more acquisitions.
Norwegian energy giant Equinor has become the first company to start drilling an exploration well on the UK Continental Shelf this year.
Equinor has announced the biggest discovery so far this year on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
Seadrill has bagged £39million worth of new contracts but confirmed plans to press on with scrapping a number of rigs in its fleet.
Equinor has made an oil discovery with the Sputnik exploration well in the Barents Sea.
Greenpeace has boarded an oil rig in Norway in protest to drilling plans in the Arctic.
A "well control" incident on the West Hercules rig is being investigated by Norway's offshore safety watchdog.
Equinor has made discovery containing up to 24billion cubic feet of gas in the Barents Sea.
Equinor has booked Seadrill's West Hercules rig for two wells in the Barents Sea in spring 2019.
Greenpeace activists have brought to an end their protest on a Statoil-operated oil platform in Norway.
The West Hercules semi-submersible rig has been contracted by oil and gas giant Statoil for a two well drilling project in the Barents Sea this year.