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  • 17 February 2015

    Oil & Gas UK has yesterday confirmed that its Activity Survey 2015 will be released on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Following release of that report, Oil & Gas UK, the trade association for the offshore oil and gas industry, will embark on a roadshow, debating the report’s results with members across the length and breadth […]

  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Three industry leaders from TOTAL E&P UK, Maersk Oil UK and BG Group will discuss the UK government’s proposal to introduce a new tax allowance for ultra-High Temperature High Pressure (uHPHT) oil and gas field clusters on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) at Oil & Gas UK’s forthcoming breakfast briefing. The event, sponsored by Petrotechnics, […]

  • 21 December 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Oil & Gas UK has welcomed Statoil’s investment of over £4 billion in the UK’s oil and gas reserves. Statoil earlier today announced a $7 billion investment in the Mariner oil field development, situated in the UK North Sea. Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK’s economics director, said: „An investment of this magnitude in the […]

  • 28 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    The role of natural gas in the UK’s energy mix is the focus of Oil & Gas UK’s forthcoming breakfast briefing. The event, which is sponsored by Herbert Smith and The Royal Bank of Scotland, is being held on 12 July in London. Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK’s economics and commercial director, said: “The […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Oil & Gas UK, the representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, has released new guidelines on wells with high pressure high temperature (HPHT) properties. According to Oil & Gas UK, these guidelines should provide the sector with a common framework to outline good practice, reduce operational complexity and improve safety performance. Mike Tholen, upstream […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Oil & Gas UK’s final London breakfast briefing of 2012 on 12 December, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills and The Royal Bank of Scotland, will shed new light on the potential impacts of the UK Government’s draft Energy Market Reform legislation and Gas Strategy on the UK and European gas markets. Delegates will first hear […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    A new report by Oil & Gas UK forecasts a gradual but steady rise in offshore oil and gas decommissioning in the UK and Norway over the next ten years, with activity growing from a market worth over £2 billion in 2015. The report is the first survey of both the UK and Norwegian decommissioning […]

  • 21 December 2012

    Oil & Gas UK the representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry has welcomed Statoil’s investment of over £4 billion in the UK’s oil and gas reserves. Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK’s economics director, said: “An investment of this magnitude in the UK’s oil and gas reflects this industry’s crucial role […]

  • 16 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Oil & Gas UK has issued a statement with regard to the oil leak incident at the Cormorant Alpha platform in the UK North Sea. The organization has expressed support to the platform operator TAQA Bratani. Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK’s economics director, said: “We estimate that oil usually produced from the fields that […]

  • 13 March 2015

    The latest in a series of meetings with political leaders, today (March 13, 2015) Oil & Gas UK met with Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party and local candidate Alexander Burnett in Aberdeen. The leading trade association discussed the important role the offshore oil and gas industry plays in both […]

  • 22 December 2014

    In light of falling oil prices, which were at a five-year low last week, Oil & Gas UK has called for the government’s reform to the oil and gas fiscal regime to be accelerated.  To remind, George Osborne, the UK Chancellor of Exchequer, recently presented the Autumn Statement to the Parliament where he promised that […]

  • 29 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Transfer of UK Oil and Gas Assets to new independents could boost investment and production, according to Oil & Gas UK. Noting the sale of a number of BP’s central North Sea oil and gas fields to TAQA today, Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK’s economics and commercial director, said: “We warmly welcome the purchase […]

  • 19 April 2016

    The UK Oil and Gas Authority has released the Invitation To Tender (ITT) for the 2016-2017 UK Government funded seismic acquisition and processing program. According to OGA, the successful recipient of the contract will be required to survey areas over South West Britain including the Celtic Sea, Western English Channel, Irish Sea and also the […]

  • 26 March 2015

    Oil & Gas UK has commented on Shell UK and TAQA announcements of plans to reduce the number of staff.  Offshore Energy Today earlier reported that Shell UK is planning to lay off at least 250 workers and change offshore shift patterns. In addition, according to BBC, TAQA is also planning to cut 100 jobs, […]

  • 15 July 2011
    Business & Finance

    Oil & Gas UK, the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, responds to reported drop in UK Exploration. Mike Tholen, Oil & Gas UK’s economics director, said: “The drop in UK exploration and appraisal activity compared to other sectors of the North Sea since the Budget is a worrying reflection […]

  • 28 October 2016

    Oil & Gas UK, a representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, has issued new guidelines on wells with high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) properties. Oil & Gas UK said that the guidelines, published on Friday, are a part of its commitment to continually review and improve the safety and performance of all aspects […]

  • 7 March 2017

    LONDON (Reuters) – A recent surge in North Sea deals, driven by private equity money, will inspire other investors to spend more in the ageing basin where gross revenue has turned positive for the first time in five years, Britain’s oil lobby said. The UK North Sea oil and gas market has attracted deals worth […]

  • 4 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Oil & Gas UK’s economics director, Mike Tholen, yesterday (3 October) told a London audience of over 150 that recent changes to the UK oil and gas tax regime will promote investment to the benefit of British jobs, oil and gas production and tax revenues. He was speaking at an Oil & Gas UK breakfast […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Decom North Sea (DNS), the representative body for the offshore decommissioning industry, has named new directors to its Board during its seventh Annual General Meeting in St. Andrews, Scotland. The AGM was held on November 14, the evening before the Offshore Decommissioning Conference 2016. Decom said on Wednesday that eight new directors were elected and one re-elected from a range […]

  • 13 July 2018

    According to Oil & Gas UK, improved access to seismic data, a focus on innovation and a recasting of diverse businesses on the UKCS are good signs ahead of the 31st Offshore Licensing Round.

  • 5 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Responding to indications that the Government is preparing to put in place support for the development of more of the UK’s natural gas and its use in power generation, Oil & Gas UK’s economics director, Mike Tholen has made an announcement. He said: “The Government’s confirmation that gas will continue to play a fundamentally important […]

  • 26 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Oil & Gas UK’s next breakfast briefing in London will reveal how recent changes to the UK oil and gas tax regime are improving the ability of projects on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) to attract investment, ultimately enabling them to boost Britain’s economic growth. The briefing, sponsored by Herbert Smith and The Royal Bank […]