Equinor to drill up to 3,000 wells in offshore Norway before 2040

This figure totals almost as many wells as it has drilled since the company was established in 1972

Poor turnout at latest US oil and gas auction

Bidders were only interested in around 1% of the available offshore leases

UK oil and gas production efficiency rises to 73%

Production efficiency on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) has risen for the fourth consecutive year to 73%. That represents an additional production of 12 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), according to the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). Its new report reveals recent years have seen the UKCS reverse the declining trend in both production […]

Scottish oil and gas tech start-up wins £1.5m

An Aberdeen-based start-up company has won funding worth £1.5 million to develop new technology for the oil and gas industry. Raptor Oil will use the funding – £400,000 from the Scottish Enterprise and the rest from the private sector – to develop a wireless data communication tool for use in wells. The 17-month research and […]

ELN Power Ride – Day 4 – Wells to Spalding

Geoff Curran has a more leisurely ride from Wells to Spalding narrowly avoiding the rain and stopping off at Sutton Bridge Power Station on Day 4 of the ELN Power Ride. The ELN Power Ride is in aid of Parkinson’s UK raising awareness for victims of this disease. The target is 10k so please donate […]

ELN Power Ride – Day 3 – March to Wells

Geoff Curran travels from March to Wells on the Norfolk Coast on Day 3 of the ELN Power Ride. The ELN Power Ride is in aid of Parkinson’s UK raising awareness for victims of this disease. The target is 10k so please donate generously at https://www.justgiving.com/energylivenewspowerride/

New US ruling clears the way for CCS

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final ruling on the regulations applying to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) that should help clear the way for the rollout of the technology in the country. The agency said the injection of carbon dioxide into the so-called “Class IV wells” approved under the Safe Drinking […]

First wave of shale gas could supply UK for more than two years

The first wave of large-scale shale gas production in Britain could extract enough gas to supply the UK for more than two years. That’s the finding of an environmental assessment launched by DECC today in Westminster. The department also published a regulatory roadmap and started the consultation period for its 14th round of onshore oil […]

Positive signs for UK North Sea drilling

Drilling activity in the North Sea remains steady, with a positive forecast for the next two quarters, according to Deloitte. The business advisory firm’s new report found although the number of new wells drilled on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) has fallen slightly in comparison to the same period last year, the exploratory activity level […]