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  • 11 July 2019

    The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has offered 768 blocks or part-blocks across the main producing areas of the UK Continental Shelf.

  • 9 October 2018

    UKCS operating costs remained stable with a slight rise in 2017, UK’s regulator OGA said on Tuesday in its UKCS Stewardship Survey.

  • 31 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Parkmead, the UK and Netherlands focused independent oil and gas group, has been provisionally awarded three new licences covering three offshore blocks in the UK 28th Licensing Round.  These newly awarded licences are part of the second tranche of 28th Round awards. This latest award follows Parkmead’s award of six licences covering nine offshore blocks […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded £1.5 million ($1.9 million) of contracts to purchase comprehensive subsurface databases to encourage further exploration in underexplored areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). OGA said on Monday that the datasets purchased would underpin much of the OGA’s work across the exploration and production (E&P) lifecycle including […]

  • 11 February 2015

    Trapoil has decided to relinquish licence P.1556 Block 29/1c (Orchid) located in the western margin of the Central Graben immediately to the north east of the Bittern field, in the North Sea.  Further to the company’s announcement of January 8, 2015 when Trapoil relinquished a number of licences, the Board has decided to also relinquish Licence P.1556 […]

  • 19 November 2014

    At the PETEX 2014 conference in London yesterday (November 18, 2014) Oil & Gas UK has announced the kick-off of two projects aimed at stimulating exploration on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) and appealed for further industry participation in the 21st Century Exploration Road Map – a digital perspective of  the UKCS petroleum geology. In […]

  • 14 December 2017

    Operating costs in the UK Continental Shelf dropped by 14 percent in 2016 with operators securing approximately £1.1 billion reductions in operating expenditure (OPEX), according to a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).  The “Analysis of UKCS Operating Costs in 2016” inaugural report, published on Thursday by the oil and gas industry regulator, OGA, shows […]

  • 1 August 2016

    Oil & Gas UK’ Health & Safety Report has indicated that personal safety performance across oil and gas operations on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) continued to improve in 2015. Oil & Gas UK, a body representing the oil and gas players in the UK, stated in the report published on Monday, August 1 that there […]

  • 26 November 2010

    Drilling in the UK North Sea ramped up in the second quarter this year new figures from the government show. There were nine offshore exploration wells drilled on the UKCS in the second quarter compared with six in the same period last year, while the number of appraisal wells in the second quarter 2010 rose […]

  • 29 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Enegi has been offered two licences by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (“DECC”) in the 27th Seaward Licensing Round for the UKCS. These offers will be the Company’s first licences in the UKCS and the intention is to develop these in conjunction with ABTechnology (“ABT”) and its buoy technology. The licences offered are […]

  • 19 May 2016

    Three in four North Sea oil & gas contractors are less confident about their prospects than they were a year ago, according to a new industry report released on Thursday. 75 per cent of contractors surveyed said they were less confident in their prospects on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) compared to just seven per cent […]

  • 23 August 2016

    Norwegian oil major Statoil has signed a Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Jersey Oil and Gas and CIECO Exploration and Production to acquire 70 percent ownership and operatorship of the P.2170 license on the UK Continental Shelf. Statoil said on Tuesday that it would acquire 70 percent working interest and operatorship in the license for a […]

  • 15 June 2017

    Production efficiency (PE) on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) has risen for a fourth consecutive year to 73%, according to a new publication released on Thursday by the UK’s regulator, Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). This represents an additional production of 12 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) compared to 2015. The report, UKCS Production […]

  • 12 December 2018

    Collaboration between suppliers and operators in the UK Continental Shelf has continued to maintain consistent performance of the oil and gas industry, according to an annual survey published by Deloitte and Oil & Gas UK.

  • 21 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Next Geosolutions has launched a new division, Next Geosolutions UK Continental Shelf (Next UKCS), following its acquisition of RMS Submarine in 2017.  Operating within the cable and renewables industries, Next UKCS will provide solutions to the operations and maintenance market. In line with Next Geosolutions’ growth strategy, Next UKCS has re-located to larger offices within […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Project & Tenders

    CGG GeoConsulting has been awarded a contract to supply digital well products to the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) UK. The contract is a part of a wider tender for comprehensive subsurface databases and information sources to encourage further exploration in underexplored areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The data sets will help to support […]

  • 6 December 2016

    UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) informed on Monday that companies can now apply for new licenses to drill for offshore oil and gas in a number of blocks in the Offshore 2016 Supplementary Round. OGA said on Tuesday that the fourteen blocks on offer in the Supplementary Round are outside of the 29th Oil […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Exploration & Production

    Oil & Gas UK has welcomed yesterday’s announcement (October 23) of a new discovery in the UK Central North Sea (CNS) by GDF SUEZ E&P Ltd and BP. Oil & Gas UK says it is a great example of two companies coming together and collaborating to better understand the exploration opportunities that remain within this vital […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    CGG GeoConsulting has been awarded a contract to supply digital well products to the Oil & Gas Authority (OGA), the UK government oil and gas industry regulator. The awarded contract is part of a wider tender for comprehensive subsurface databases and information sources to encourage further exploration in underexplored areas of the UK Continental Shelf […]

  • 19 February 2013

    BMT Cordah (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, environmental and engineering consultancy, has recently supported several major companies including Endeavour Energy UK Ltd, in their applications for the latest UK Oil and Gas Licensing Round. The 27th Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Round saw a record number of applications being […]

  • 18 October 2016

    According to information released by the UK’s Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), more than three billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) remain in approximately 350 unsanctioned discoveries across the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). OGA said on Tuesday that the majority of the three billion are in ‘small pools’, defined as less than 50 million boe […]

  • 27 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Oil and Gas Authority today released the results of the £20 million UK Government-funded seismic programme to promote exploration activity in under-explored areas of UK Continental Shelf. This data will support the forthcoming 31st offshore licensing round which will open in mid-2018. This dataset is now available to industry and academia, and contains close […]