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Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

Tullow finds no pay in PL 507 in North Sea

Tullow Oil plc did not encounter hydrocarbons in the Lupus exploratory well, 31/10-1, in the North Sea.

Statoil reports small gas find in Barents Sea

Statoil Petroleum has discovered apparently commercial gas with its latest wildcat in the Barents Sea.

Sector reviews may account for drop in UK offshore drilling

Exploration drilling activity continues to slide across the UK continental shelf (UKCS), according to the latest review by Deloitte’s Petroleum Services Group (PSG).  

Statoil resumes production on Njord A platform

Statoil ASA has resumed oil and gas production on the Njord A platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

Gohta oil tests in Barents Sea inconclusive

Lundin Norway has completed an appraisal well on the western part of the Gohta discovery in the Barents Sea.

PSA approves Vollgrav, Valemon programs offshore Norway

Lundin Norway has clearance from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) for exploration drilling on license 631.

Culzean set for ultra-HP/HT boost

Maersk Oil has unveiled its plans for Culzean, an ultra-high-pressure/high-temperature (uHP/HT) gas/condensate field in the UK central North Sea.

Centrica drills for more gas in North Sea Pegasus area

The jackup Noble Julie Robertson has spudded the Pegasus West exploration well in the UK southern gas basin for operator Centrica Energy.

Spike declares Pil, Bue oil discoveries to be commercial

Following two side tracks from the original exploration well that discovered Pil in PL586 outside mid-Norway in April, the combined current resource interval for the Pil and Bue discoveries is now estimated to 80 –200 MMboe, 80% of which is predicted to be oil and condensate. With such volumes and the reservoir characteristics seen, Spike Exploration is of the opinion that Pil and Bue are commercially viable.

UK Breagh gas field in line for further well frac operations

Drilling has started on the A08 production well for the Breagh Phase 1 gas development in the UK southern North Sea, according to partner Sterling Resources.


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