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  • 7 November 2014

    EnQuest has received recognition for its success in extending the life of one of the North Sea’s older assets. The company won the Business Innovation title in the Large Enterprise category at last night’s Oil & Gas UK awards ceremony.   EnQuest’s Thistle Late Life Extension (LLX) project is at the heart of a strategy in […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Neil McCulloch, President of EnQuest’s North Sea business, said: “This is an exceptional achievement by our teams on three North Sea assets that started life in the 1970s…

  • 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 […]

  • 3 June 2008

    Development of the UK Northern North Sea Causeway discovery could come down to a straight choice between two host platforms depending on which one offers the best commercial terms for the development. Causeway could be tapped either by a single well tieback to the ex-Shell Dunlin Alpha platform now operated by Fairfield Energy, or the […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    EnQuest PLC, the largest independent UK oil producer in the North Sea, has secured a brownfield tax allowance to fully exploit its Thistle oilfield. The next phase in the life extension programme for Thistle, made possible by today’s announcement, will safeguard almost 500 existing North Sea jobs and create almost 1,000 new jobs across the […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    EnQuest, an independent oil and gas development and production company, releases its first half of 2013 results. Production in H1 2013 was 21,455 Boepd, up 5.9% on H1 2012. Development drilling at the core hub assets delivered good results in H1 2013, this has continued into H2 2013 with a new well on the Thistle […]

  • 7 September 2018

    EnQuest has exercised an option to acquire the remaining 75% interest in the Magnus field in the UK North Sea from the British oil major BP.

  • 14 May 2015

    Atkins has been awarded a multidisciplinary pre-FEED (Front End Engineering Design) decommissioning contract with Centrica Energy. The five year agreement will see Atkins provide the UK energy company with engineering and design services. The agreement applies to any fields Centrica decides to decommission in the UK or Netherlands during the contract period. Alex Campbell, managing […]

  • 4 February 2013

    EnQuest’s Board has approved an increase in the scope and specification of the Alma/Galia project with the objective of extending the field life, optimising operating costs and enabling a potential second phase development. “These changes, which are subject to the normal partner approval process, are expected to extend the FPSO vessel life materially (up to […]

  • 23 May 2019

    EnQuest recorded a 25 percent production growth in the first four months of the year driven by strong production from its UK North Sea assets.

  • 23 June 2017
    Project & Tenders

    Fairfield Energy, a late-life asset and decommissioning operator, has submitted its draft decommissioning programs for the Dunlin, Merlin and Osprey field subsea installations and pipelines, in the UK sector of the North Sea, to the UK authorities.  This is a second company to submit a draft decommissioning plan to the UK’s Department for Business, Energy […]

  • 24 January 2017

    BP will sell portions of its interests in the Magnus oil field and some associated pipeline infrastructure in the UK northern North Sea and in the Sullom Voe Terminal (SVT) on Shetland to EnQuest. The British oil major said that the sale includes 25 percent of BP’s 100 percent stake in Magnus; 25 percent of […]

  • 7 November 2014

    Oil & Gas UK has informed that the winners of the Oil & Gas UK Awards 2014, sponsored by Shell U.K. Limited, have been announced following a sold-out evening event in Aberdeen, Scotland.  All seven winners were presented with their awards at a ceremony in Aberdeen on Thursday November 6, where some 650 people from […]

  • 12 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Lord Cullen, the man who led the Public Inquiry into the Piper Alpha disaster will stress the importance of strong leadership in how safety is managed offshore, at a major three-day conference this summer. Twenty-five years after the world’s worst offshore disaster, which claimed the lives of 167 men, Lord Cullen will give the keynote […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Exploration & Production, Market outlooks, Operations & Maintenance, Outlook & strategy

    With few profitable investment alternatives, operators are now likely to increase spending in decommissioning work, according to Rystad Energy.

  • 22 October 2019

    UK oil and gas operator EnQuest has evacuated workers from its Thistle platform, sitting 125 miles northeast of Shetland, UK.

  • 24 November 2007

    Lundin Petroleum AB announces the details of an incident on the Thistle Alpha platform, offshore UK. Below is the Press Statement made by Petrofac Facilities Management, the duty holder of the Thistle Alpha installation. ‘Petrofac, as duty holder of the Thistle Alpha installation on behalf of Lundin Britain Limited, can confirm that at 08.07 today […]

  • 23 October 2019

    Following the evacuation of 151 workers from EnQuest’s Thistle platform in the North Sea on Monday, Britain’s workers’ union RMT has said the speed of evacuation suggested a serious problem.

  • 15 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Hallin Marine, a Superior Energy Services company, has secured a contract with EnQuest for an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) project in the UK Sector of the North Sea. The work will include full structural inspection activities as well as a number of repair and maintenance operations at EnQuest’s Thistle Alpha Platform, 275 miles north-east […]

  • 21 November 2019

    UK North Sea operator EnQuest has said that its Thistle and Heather platforms are still shut, and are expected to resume production in the first half of 2020.

  • 27 November 2007

    Alan Curran, managing director of Lundin Britain Limited said, ‘An investigation into the cause of the incident is now underway. We are pleased that the safety systems and response processes worked well. We now are working to identify the cause of the incident. Thistle Alpha is an installation with a long and significant future and […]

  • 15 January 2008

    Production was suspended following a fire in one of the Thistle Alpha installation’s three power generation turbine enclosures on the 25th November 2007. Lundin Britain Limited (Lundin), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lundin Petroleum, holds a 99 percent interest in the Thistle field. Petrofac Facilities Management (Petrofac) has, since May 2005, been the Duty Holder […]