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25 Jun 17
UK: Seventy workers taken off Bruce platform after power loss
More than 70 workers have been taken off a North Sea oil platform after it suffered a loss of power. The BBC reported that the coastguard was first alerted to the issue on the Bruce installation, east of Shetland, just after 20:00 on Thursday.
25 Jun 17
Norway: First jacket for Johan Sverdrup completed
The Riser Platform jacket for the Johan Sverdrup development will be ready for delivery in July and was given the name Ægir at a ceremony held at Kvaerner’s yard at Verdal. The jacket is the first major structure for the Johan Sverdrup project to be completed.
25 Jun 17
Greece approves applications for offshore oil exploration
Greece has approved applications submitted by a consortium of Total, ExxonMobil and Hellenic Petroleum for oil and gas exploration and drilling off the island of Crete and by Greece's sole oil producer Energean Oil for offshore drilling in western Greece.
25 Jun 17
UK: UKOG reports oil seeps from Kimmeridge Limestone core samples at Broadford Bridge-1 in PEDL234
UK Oil & Gas Investments (UKOG) has announced that mobile light oil has been observed seeping from open natural fractures in Kimmeridge Limestone 4 ('KL4') core samples at its 100%-owned Broadford Bridge-1 ('BB-1') exploration well in Weald Basin licence PEDL234.
25 Jun 17
Norway: Pandion Energy acquires Tullow Oil's remaining licences in Norway
Pandion Energy has been pre-qualified as licensee on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and received an approval for the acquisition of all licences in Tullow Oil Norge's existing portfolio, including a 20% interest in PL 636 containing the Cara oil and gas discovery.
25 Jun 17
France to stop granting oil exploration licences
French energy minister Nicolas Hulot said on Friday the government planned to present a draft law this autumn that would stop granting licences for oil and gas exploitation in France and overseas territories.
23 Jun 17
UK: OGTC approves investment of £1.6 million in new projects
Just four months since its launch in February 2017, the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) has approved investment of more than £1.6 million in new projects to accelerate the development and deployment technologies to transform the industry.

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