North Sea


BP and Ithaca Start Production at Vorlich Field in North Sea

BP and Delek Group-owned Ithaca Energy have started oil and gas production at the Vorlich field in Britain's central North Sea, the companies said on Thursday.

November 26, 2020

Digital Oilfield

Aker BP, Cognite Pioneer Robotics Deployment Offshore with Autonomous Mission

Cognite Data Fusion powers Spot, the Boston Dynamics quadruped robot dog, as it completes autonomous mission onboard Aker BP Skarv installation in the North Sea.

November 24, 2020

Emissions , Digital Oilfield

McDermott Wins Pre-FEED Contract for Tata Steel EVEREST Project

McDermott International Ltd. has been awarded a pre-FEED contract from Tata Steel BV on Nov. 19 for the Enhancing Value by Emissions Reuse and Emission Storage (EVEREST) Project.

November 20, 2020


E&P Plus: November 2020 International Drilling Activity Highlights

Check out the latest oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world featured in the November issue of E&P Plus including an exploratory test offshore Guyana by Exxon Mobil plus a deepwater gas discovery in the Turkish sector of the Black Sea.

November 18, 2020

Field Development

Equinor to Boost Output from Top North Sea Oil Field

Norwegian oil major Equinor will raise the output capacity at its Johan Sverdrup field by 30,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) to 500,000 bbl/d by the end of 2020, and plans a further increase next year, it said on Nov.18.

November 18, 2020

Earnings , Shale Plays

Equinor Takes $2.9 Billion Hit in Asset Write-offs

The biggest write-downs stem from Equinor's assets in the Bakken shale field in the U.S. and the Mariner heavy oil field off the coast of Britain, the company said on an analysts call without elaborating.

October 29, 2020

Field Development , Technology

Prosafe Secures Vessel Contract on Norwegian Continental Shelf

The 90-day contract, valued at US$13.6 million, begins in second-quarter 2022, the company said in a news release.

October 27, 2020

Highlights , Shale Plays

Best of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Oct. 23, 2020)

Occidental Bone Spring completions, EOG Niobrara producers at a Johnson County wellpad in Wyoming plus commingled Woodford/Hayes wells reported by Calyx Energy top this week’s drilling activity highlights from around the world.

October 23, 2020

Acquisitions & Divestitures , Trends , Mergers

Energy A&D Transactions from the Week of Oct. 21, 2020

Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including a wave of upstream mergers in the Permian Basin that saw ConocoPhillips agreeing to acquire Concho Resources and Pioneer Natural Resources buying Parsley Energy.

October 21, 2020


TechnipFMC Wins EPCI Contract from Equinor

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant EPCI contract by Equinor on Oct. 19 for the Breidablikk pipelay, including option for the subsea installation scope located in the area close to the Grane Field, North Sea.

October 19, 2020