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24 Sep 20
UK: Job support scheme provides certainty but focus on green recovery must continue - OGUK
OGUK, the leading representative for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry, has initially welcomed the winter economy plans announced by the Chancellor, noting it will seek further information on the details of the proposals in the coming days.
24 Sep 20
UK: New renewable energy generation record shows PM is right to call for a green industrial revolution
New figures released by the Government show a record increase in renewable energy generation in the first half of this year, providing 46% of the UK’s power needs. Wind alone generated 26% of Britain’s electricity in the first half of this year, with 14% coming from offshore wind (21 terawatt hours) and 12% from onshore (18.9TWh).
24 Sep 20
Norway: PGNiG Upstream Norway signs agreement with Norske Shell to acquire interests in Kvitebjorn and Valemon fields offshore Norway
PGNiG Upstream Norway has signed an agreement with Norske Shell to acquire interests in Kvitebjørn and Valemon, two producing fields in the North Sea. Following the transaction, the PGNiG Group’s own gas production in Norway will increase to 0.9 bcm in 2021, nearly 30% above the previous forecast.
24 Sep 20
UK: CGG commences second phase of largest OBN multi-client survey in UK CNS
CGG has announced completion of the first phase of its multi-year program to deliver the largest OBN multi-client survey ever acquired in the UK Central North Sea (CNS) and immediate commencement of the second acquisition phase. The survey started in March 2020 and has already received significant industry interest and prefunding, with first images targeted for Q1 2021.
24 Sep 20
Georgia: Block Energy announces operational and corporate update
Block Energy, the exploration and production company focused on Georgia, has announced an operational and corporate update. Significant operational progress has been made at the Company's Early Production Facility with first gas on schedule for Q4 2020.
23 Sep 20
Austria: VERBUND acquires OMV’s 51% stake in Gas Connect Austria
OMV, the international, integrated oil and gas company headquartered in Vienna, and VERBUND, Austria’s leading electricity company and one of the largest hydropower producers in Europe, have announced the sale of the 51% interest in Gas Connect Austria by OMV to VERBUND.
23 Sep 20
UK: Archer secures a four-year contract extension for platform drilling and maintenance services with Apache in the North Sea
Archer has secured a four-year contract extension with Apache Corp for the provision of platform drilling operations and maintenance services on Beryl Alpha and Bravo, Forties Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta in the UK North Sea.
23 Sep 20
UK: OGA appoints firm to operate National Data Repository
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has appointed Osokey as collaborative partner in developing the National Data Repository (NDR) platform, as a critical element of the OGA Digital Energy Platform.
23 Sep 20
Norway: Aker Solutions wins electrification work for Lundin Energy Norway
Aker Solutions has signed an engineering, procurement, construction and integration (EPCI) contract for the integration of a high-voltage electrical boiler package as part of the electrification of Lundin Energy Norway's Edvard Grieg platform.
23 Sep 20
UK/Netherlands: National Grid and TenneT to jointly develop vision to link offshore wind farms to Britain and the Netherlands
National Grid Ventures, the commercial development arm of National Grid, and Dutch Transmission System Operator TenneT have announced a cooperation agreement to explore the feasibility of connecting Dutch and British wind farms to the energy systems of both countries via subsea electricity cables called interconnectors. The development would be the first of its kind for the UK and the Netherlands in the North Sea.
23 Sep 20
UK: Angus Energy announces proposed placing and proposed debt financing
Angus Energy has announced that, with the support of Saltfleetby Energy Limited, its 49% partner in the Saltfleetby Gas Field, the Company has engaged Gneiss Energy, a strategic and financial advisory firm operating in the energy and natural resources sectors, to raise up to £12 million through the issue of a senior secured debt facility to assist in funding the redevelopment of the Field.
22 Sep 20
UK: NEO Energy engages Progressive TSL to extend their Infor based solution
Progressive TSL are working with NEO to extend their SunSystems solution to cover Financial Management and Procurement as part of their current period of strategic transition. NEO Energy is an independent full-cycle energy business in the UK Continental Shelf, backed by HitecVision, a leading provider of institutional capital to the North Sea region’s energy industry.
22 Sep 20
UK: Rathlin Energy announces West Newton B-1 rig mobilisation
JV partner Union Jack Oil notes that Rathlin Energy (UK), the Operator of PEDL183, has communicated an update to local residents and the West Newton Community Liaison Group. The West Newton B-1 well is targeting the same conventional reservoirs in the Kirkham Abbey and Cadeby carbonate formations that were encountered in the recently drilled West Newton A-2 well.
22 Sep 20
UK: Wood partners with SGN to create decarbonisation roadmap in Scotland
Wood and gas distribution network company SGN are working together on an important project to evaluate and deliver short, medium and long-term solutions for the cross-sectoral decarbonisation of the north east and east coast of Scotland.
22 Sep 20
Belgium: INEOS agrees to the largest ever industrial wind power purchase contract in Belgium with ENGIE
INEOS has concluded the largest ever purchase contract of wind energy for heavy industry in Belgium. The 10-year agreement with energy producer ENGIE, for the purchase of renewable electricity will avoid 1,150,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and give a significant boost to the further development of capital-intensive offshore wind market.
22 Sep 20
UK: IGas Energy announces unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2020
AIM-listed IGas Energy has announced its unaudited interim results for the six months to 30 June 2020. The Company has continued to achieve solid results in its production business, delivered the Scampton Waterflood project on budget and schedule and completed a significant transaction with the acquisition of the UK geothermal developer, GT Energy.
22 Sep 20
UK: Dogger Bank wind farm places record-breaking turbine order boosting local jobs
Dogger Bank Wind Farm and GE Renewable Energy have announced contracts confirming the 13MW Haliade-X turbine for the Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B phases of the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

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