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Mon 6 Feb 2017 Premier Oil Ponders Tie-ups in the North Sea
Published: 08:00 on Mon 6 Feb 2017 in Oil Industry News.
Premier Oil is eyeing tie-ups in the burgeoning West of Shetland oil and gas basin after clinching a wholesale refinancing with lenders last week.The embattled North Sea explorer has been locked in co...
Mon 6 Feb 2017 Contracts Awarded for SW Britain and East Shetland Platform
Published: 00:00 on Mon 6 Feb 2017 in Oil Industry News.
As part of the 21st Century Exploration Road Map initiative (21CXRM), the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), in collaboration with the 21CXRM Technical Advisory Committee, has awarded two contracts for petr...
Tue 1 Nov 2016 Survivor of Fatal Chinook Crash Which Killed 45, Recalls Tragedy 30 Years On
Published: 12:00 on Tue 1 Nov 2016 in Oil Industry News.
One of only two men to survive a helicopter crash that claimed 45 lives has relived the tragedy 30 years on.The accident off Shetland on November 6, 1986, remains the worst offshore helicopter disaste...
Tue 12 Jul 2016 Costain to Build HCL Dosing Plant for Total at Shetland
Published: 10:00 on Tue 12 Jul 2016 in Oil Industry News.
Costain, UK’s engineering solutions provider, has been awarded a contract by Total E&P UK for the construction of a hydrochloric acid dosing plant at the Shetland Gas Plant (SGP).Costain said on M...
Tue 17 May 2016 Total Officially Launches Laggan-Tormore Project
Published: 09:00 on Tue 17 May 2016 in Oil Industry News.
French energy behemoth Total has officially inaugurated the Laggan-Tormore project in the Shetland Islands, UK.The inauguration ceremony was held on Monday, at the Shetland Gas Plant in the presence o...
Sun 3 Apr 2016 Mariner FSU Named in South Korea
Published: 00:00 on Sun 3 Apr 2016 in Oil Industry News.
A naming ceremony for the floating storage unit (FSU) to be deployed at the Statoil-operated Mariner field in the UK North Sea was held on Thursday in South Korea.The 250 meters long vessel, built by ...
Tue 16 Feb 2016 Campaigners Say 'Planet Cannot Afford' Total's New Shetland Gas Fields
Published: 17:00 on Tue 16 Feb 2016 in Oil Industry News.
CLIMATE CHANGE campaigners have issued a stark warning on fossil fuels, as the government welcomed soaring gas production in the North Sea.New gas fields in the North Sea could produce eight per cent ...
Mon 15 Feb 2016 New Shetland Gas Field ‘Could Supply 100% Demand’ for Scotland
Published: 18:00 on Mon 15 Feb 2016 in Oil Industry News.
Production at newly opened gas fields in Shetland could meet 100 per cent of Scotland’s average gas demand, analysts have claimed.Natural gas began flowing from the Laggan-Tormore fields earlier this ...
Mon 8 Feb 2016 Total Starts-up Production at Laggan-Tormore in the West of Shetland
Published: 12:00 on Mon 8 Feb 2016 in Oil Industry News.
French oil and gas company Total has started-up production from the Laggan and Tormore gas and condensate fields, located in 600 meters of water in the West of Shetland area.According to Total, the fi...
Thu 21 Jan 2016 Flight Carrying Oil Workers Forced to Shut Down Engine and Declare Emergency
Published: 14:00 on Thu 21 Jan 2016 in Oil Industry News.
A flight charted by Petrofac to fly construction workers from Aberdeen to Shetland got into difficulties last night, leading to a full scale emergency being declared.The emergency was declared at Aber...
Thu 17 Dec 2015 Petrofac Warns of New Hit Over Shetland Gas Plant
Published: 12:00 on Thu 17 Dec 2015 in Oil Industry News.
Oilfield services contractor Petrofac has warned that it could face a further hit from a delayed gas plant on Shetland on which it has already racked up significant losses.The firm had been due to com...
Thu 10 Dec 2015 Glen Lyon FPSO Begins its Journey To Shetland
Published: 17:00 on Thu 10 Dec 2015 in Oil Industry News.
UK oil and gas giant BP, on behalf of the Schiehallion co-venturers Shell and OMV, announced on Thursday that the new Glen Lyon floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel has started sea...
Mon 9 Nov 2015 Shetland Oil Industry Feels the Strain
Published: 18:00 on Mon 9 Nov 2015 in Oil Industry News.
The North Sea oil industry, particularly the Shetland region at its core, is showing the strain of low oil prices, raising questions about its viability.The demise of the four-decade old UK industry h...
Thu 29 Oct 2015 Shetland Council 'to lose £5.5m a year' Over European Oil Move
Published: 09:00 on Thu 29 Oct 2015 in Oil Industry News.
Shetland could lose out on up to £5.5m a year as a result of BP’s decision to bypass the islands when Schiehallion oil field comes back online.BP plans to send oil from the west of Shetland field dire...
Sun 27 Sep 2015 Solan West of Shetland Field Nears Production
Published: 18:00 on Sun 27 Sep 2015 in Oil Industry News.
PREMIER Oil has said it is now making good progress with the delayed development of the giant Solan oil field West of Shetland, which it expects to bring onstream later this year.London-based Premier ...
Thu 10 Sep 2015 Hurricane Energy’s West of Shetland Lancaster gets Oil Field status
Published: 09:00 on Thu 10 Sep 2015 in Oil Industry News.
Hurricane Energy’s Lancaster asset, located west of Shetland, has received an oil field status.The UK-based oil and gas exploration company, said on Thursday that the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) ha...
Tue 25 Aug 2015 $6bln in Orders Counters Petrofac Laggan-Tormore Losses
Published: 17:00 on Tue 25 Aug 2015 in Oil Industry News.
Petrofac Plc, a UK oil-services provider, rose the most in five weeks in London trading as an expanding order backlog countered setbacks in the North Sea.Petrofac jumped as much as 4.8%, the biggest i...
Fri 7 Aug 2015 Chevron's West of Shetland Rosebank Re-Emerges
Published: 12:00 on Fri 7 Aug 2015 in Oil Industry News.
Chevron's multi-billion dollar west of Shetland Rosebank development appears to be edging closer back to fruition after a contract was awarded for the floating production, storage and offloading (...
Wed 29 Jul 2015 Hurricane Energy Wins Two Blocks West of Shetland
Published: 10:00 on Wed 29 Jul 2015 in Oil Industry News.
Hurricane Energy plc, the UK-based oil and gas company focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs, has been awarded new blocks in the UK’s 28th offshore licensing roun...
Wed 29 Jul 2015 Total Sells 20% West of Shetland Interests for £565million
Published: 09:00 on Wed 29 Jul 2015 in Oil Industry News.
Total has signed an agreement to sell 20% of its interests in the Laggan, Tormore, Edradour and Glenlivet fields, located in the West of Shetland area, to SSE E&P UK Limited Ltd for £565 million (...
Tue 21 Jul 2015 Airport Jobs Under Threat due to 'Reduction in Offshore Activity'
Published: 14:00 on Tue 21 Jul 2015 in Oil Industry News.
Dozens of jobs are under threat at an airport used as a gateway to the North Sea by the oil industry.Serco has begun a consultation with its workforce at Scatsta in Shetland, putting around 30 posts a...
Fri 10 Jul 2015 Premier Oil Highlights Recent Progress on West of Shetland Project
Published: 18:00 on Fri 10 Jul 2015 in Oil Industry News.
Premier Oil has hailed the increase in productivity achieved on a key field development project West of Shetland, on which it has faced big challenges.The London-based company welcomed the progress ac...
Fri 3 Jul 2015 Investors see £17bn Potential into North Sea
Published: 13:00 on Fri 3 Jul 2015 in Oil Industry News.
Crystal Amber has built up a stake of just under 12 per cent in AIM-listed Hurricane Energy and is now its largest shareholder a North Sea business it expects could be worth £17billion.Hurricane is ex...
Wed 1 Jul 2015 Ampelmann Provides ‘Walk to Work’ for West of Shetland Solan field
Published: 12:00 on Wed 1 Jul 2015 in Oil Industry News.
Ampelmann will provide one of its offshore access solutions to enable ‘walk to work’ for a commissioning campaign on Premier Oil’s Solan field, West of Shetland. The Ampelmann system enables the safe ...
Fri 8 May 2015 Clean-up Operation Under Way After Shetland Oil Terminal 'Leak'
Published: 12:00 on Fri 8 May 2015 in Oil Industry News.
A clean-up operation is under way after a leak from an oil terminal in Shetland.An "oily sheen" was spotted in a burn next to BP’s Sullom Voe terminal.The leak is not crude oil, which is stored at the...
Thu 12 Feb 2015 West of Shetland Bollsta Dolphin Ultra-Deepwater Drill Rig Nears Completion
Published: 07:00 on Thu 12 Feb 2015 in Oil Industry News.
Following several artistic impressions of the Bollsta Dolphin semi-submersble drilling rig, Fred. Olsen Energy, the owner, has finally revealed a photo of the rig.The harsh environment ultra-deepwater...
Fri 31 Oct 2014 DONG Energy and Total partnership in Edradour field
Published: 00:00 on Fri 31 Oct 2014 in Oil Industry News.
DONG Energy has agreed to divest 5% of the UK Edradour field to Total E&P UK Limited.The divestment, when completed, will result in an aligned DONG Energy participation of 20% in the four UK West ...
Sat 2 Aug 2014 World’s Largest Oil Field NOT Found - The Mystery Surrounding the Prime Ministers Shetland Visit
Published: 00:00 on Sat 2 Aug 2014 in Oil Industry News.
Speculation is growing in the Oil Industry that there was more to the UK Prime Ministers recent secret visit to Shetland than has been released. The Facebook page of YES Highlands and Islands has re...
Mon 19 Mar 2012 EPC Offshore wins major Hurricane contract
Published: 00:00 on Mon 19 Mar 2012 in Oil Industry News.
Project management contractor EPC Offshore has won a major contract to select the optimum concept for the development of Hurricane’s Lancaster Field, one of the most significant oil discover...
Tue 10 Jan 2012 Dana Petroleum awarded new North Sea acreage
Published: 00:00 on Tue 10 Jan 2012 in Oil Industry News.
Dana Petroleum plc ("Dana") in a 50/50 partnership with Sorgenia E&P (UK) Ltd has secured blocks 42/27, 47/2b (split) and 47/3g (split) in the UK Southern North Sea, in the final stage...
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