Oil & Gas Production: North Sea & Europe

Shell secures extension for Draugen offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved A/S Norske Shell’s request to extend the lifespan of the Draugen complex in the Norwegian Sea.

Rockhopper gets approval for Ombrina Mare EIA offshore eastern Italy

Italy’s Minister of the Environment has approved the environmental impact assessment for Rockhopper’s planned Ombrina Mare field development in the Adriatic Sea.

Black Sea partnership plans further wells

ExxonMobil and partner OMV have completed drilling of the Dolphin-1 exploratory well in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea.

Wood Mac predicts presalt production growth will alter processing markets

“Mega-projects” offshore Brazil and Norway will add 3.89 MMb/d of crude oil supply from the Atlantic basin by 2025, predicts Wood Mackenzie. 

Shell to add production well to Draugen offshore mid-Norway

A/S Norske Shell has authorization to use the semisubmersible Transocean Barents to drill a production well on the Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea.

North Sea, Côte d’Ivoire provide production boost for Canadian Natural

Canadian Natural’s production outside North America averaged 36,224 b/d during 1Q 2015, up 7% from 4Q 2014.

BG to retain rights to Rosetta offshore Egypt

BG Group has issued an update on its first-quarter offshore activities.


BP employs lessons learned for North Sea EOR projects

As operators look to maximize recovery from existing fields, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques are becoming increasingly important in mature offshore basins. BP has been employing several EOR techniques at a number of its North Sea fields and is planning two additional projects in the region in the near future.

Arctic E&P activity on the rise

The potential of the offshore Arctic oil and gas market is substantial. While energy analyst Infield Systems suggests the region holds 136.6 Bboe in discovered offshore reserves, a United States Geological Survey report claims there could be another 346 Bboe left undiscovered.

Barents Sea attracting drillers, new hubs emerging in UK waters

Norway's far north looks set to remain the hot-spot for frontier exploration offshore northwest Europe this year. During 2014, WesternGeco and PGS acquired an extensive 3D seismic survey for a consortium of 32 oil companies over the eastern part of the Norwegian Barents Sea.


Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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