Oil & Gas Production: North Sea & Europe

UK guidelines target improved offshore maintenance

Oil & Gas UK has unveiled new guidelines to minimize the frequency and duration of planned maintenance shutdowns on the UK continental shelf, and to improve the reliability and safety of offshore installations.

Statoil brings onstream Gullfaks South tieback offshore Norway

Statoil has started production from its Gullfaks South fasttrack project in the Norwegian North Sea.

Centrica to re-focus on North Sea

Centrica says it plans to scale back its international E&P activity.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Ythan field goes onstream in North Sea

Ithaca Energy says EnQuest has brought onstream the Ythan field in the UK northern North Sea.

Centrica plans boost for Morecambe gas production

Centrica Energy plans to start work on a £16-million ($24.9-million) offshore the UK gas production project at Morecambe Bay.


Demand for well services in UK waters held steady last year, according to a report by industry association Oil & Gas UK.


Oil and gas production from the world's deepwater fields will grow by 7.7% annually over the next seven years according to analyst Douglas Westwood, reaching 10.2 MMboe/d in 2021.

Compression, fracking in store for next phase of Breagh in North Sea

Sterling Resources and partner/operator DEA UK plan to install onshore compression for the next-phase development of the Breagh gas field in the UK southern North Sea.

North Sea process module departs OGN yard

OGN Group has completed construction of an 800-metric ton (882-ton) process module for an unnamed operator’s project in the UK central North Sea.


Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

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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