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18 Jan 19
Norway: Lundin Petroleum awarded 15 licences in the Norwegian licensing round
Lundin Petroleum has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway has been awarded a total of 15 exploration licence interests in the 2018 Norwegian licensing round (Awards in Predefined Areas, APA).
18 Jan 19
Ireland: TOTAL converts 'Avalon' licence LO 16/27 to Frontier Exploration Licence (FEL) 2/19
Providence Resources reports that Licensing Option ('LO') 16/27, located in the southern Porcupine Basin offshore Ireland and containing the undrilled Paleocene 'Avalon' exploration prospect, has been converted to Frontier Exploration Licence ('FEL') 2/19.
18 Jan 19
Norway: Equinor reduces CO2 emissions from the supply chain by 600,000 tonnes
Since 2011, Equinor has reduced CO2 emissions from its logistical operations for the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) by 600,000 tonnes. The company’s ambition is to halve emissions in the NCS supply chain by 2030.
17 Jan 19
UK: Downhole Steam Injection Valve takes the next step towards North Sea reality
Pharis Energy and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre ('OGTC') have given the green light to Aberdeen-based oil and gas production technology business, Pragma Well Technology, to progress with the manufacture and prototype testing of their Downhole Steam Injection Valve ('DSIV') following a successful feasibility study.
16 Jan 19
UK: Oil & Gas UK issues statement on Brexit
Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Deirdre Michie said: A deal outcome is in the best interests of this industry, which is critical for security of energy supply and supports hundreds of thousands of skilled jobs right across the UK.
16 Jan 19
UK: Equinor to drill Verbier appraisal well with West Phoenix rig
Jersey Oil & Gas has been advised by Equinor that the West Phoenix rig has moved off contract with Equinor Norway and will shortly come on contract with Equinor UK to commence operations on the three well UKCS drilling programme operated by Equinor UK, which includes the appraisal drilling of the Verbier discovery, the third well in the programme.
16 Jan 19
Norway/UK: Faroe announces Edinburgh Prospect Partnership with Shell and Spirit following APA 2018 award
Faroe Petroleum has announced its partnership with subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell and Spirit Energy following the award of PL 969 in the recent APA licensing round with the intention to advance the large, cross-border Edinburgh prospect towards a drill decision during 2019.
16 Jan 19
Norway: Faroe Petroleum awarded eight exploration licences in the Norwegian North Sea as part of APA 2018
Faroe Petroleum has been awarded eight new prospective exploration licences, including four operatorships, in the Norwegian North Sea under the 2018 Norwegian APA (Awards in Pre-defined Areas) Licence Round.
16 Jan 19
Norway: Wellesley Petroleum granted drilling permit for well 25/1-13 in PL 871
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wellesley Petroleum a drilling permit for wildcat well 25/1-13 in production licence PL 871. The well will be drilled about 6 kms southeast of the shut down Frigg field in the central part of the North Sea.
16 Jan 19
Norway: Equinor announces gas and condensate discovery south of the Kristin field
Equinor has, together with its partners Petoro, ExxonMobil and Total, proven gas and condensate in the Norwegian Sea Ragnfrid North (6406/2-9 S) exploration well. Recoverable resources are estimated at 6-25 million barrels of oil equivalent.
16 Jan 19
UK: Corallian Energy's Wick well disappoints
Reabold Resources has announced that Corallian Energy, operator of the Wick well located in the UKCS Block 11/24b, has informed the Company that the target Beatrice sands, whilst present in the well, were water bearing. The well has been drilled to a total depth of 1000m.
16 Jan 19
UK: UK Oil & Gas continues oil production at Horse Hill-1
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has announced that sustained production continues to be maintained from the HH-1 extended well test ('EWT') programme, achieving a gross aggregate total of over 25,000 barrels to date, a significant production milestone.
15 Jan 19
Norway: Var Energi awarded 4 operatorships and 9 partnerships in APA 2018
Var Energi has been awarded a total of 13 licenses in the Awards in Predefined Areas 2018 (APA) by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. The Company has been granted 4 operatorships and 9 partnerships.
15 Jan 19
Norway: Aker BP awarded 21 licenses in APA 2018
Aker BP has been offered interests in 21 new production licenses in Norway, of which 11 as operator, through the Awards in pre-defined areas (APA 2018) licensing round.

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