Equinor announces early start-up of giant oilfield

The Norwegian energy giant has also launched a share buyback of up to $5 billion

Researchers to use AI to unlock oil and gas big data ‘treasure trove’

They say the oil and gas industry produces 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day but only 1% of this is analysed, which they believe is a ‘missed opportunity’

Oil and gas: Plans unveiled for new £50m Net Zero Solution Centre

It has received backing from major companies including BP, Equinor, Shell, Siemens, Total and Wood

New tool aims to help improve recovery from North Sea oil and gas fields

Current data shows there are more than two billion barrels of oil equivalent in near-field opportunities that could potentially be unlocked

First oil flows from giant $7.7bn UK North Sea development

The Mariner field is estimated to produce more than 300 million barrels of oil over the next 30 years

Scotland launches £4m oil and gas decommissioning fund

Industry reports suggest £15.3bn is forecast to be spent on the UK Continental Shelf until 2027

New competition seeks to improve wind energy resource estimates

The growing size of offshore turbines and wind farms, extending beyond 200m in height and occupying tens of kilometres, has challenged traditional wind farm models

Greenpeace protestors board North Sea oil rig in protest against BP

Two climate activists climbed aboard the 27,000-tonne platform as it was towed out into the North Sea

Chevron sells North Sea business to Ithaca Energy for $2bn

The latter company’s portfolio is forecast to deliver around 80,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day

MPs concerned about North Sea oil and gas clean-up costs to taxpayers

The Public Accounts Committee is calling on BEIS to ensure taxpayers are protected from the risk of footing the bill