Energy Voice | SDX says Egyptian well exceeds expectations

London-headquartered SDX Energy said the flow test results on a well in Egypt had exceeded expectations. The Ibn Yunus 1X well is on the South Disouq licence, 55% owned by SDX as operator. It flowed natural gas at a stabilised rate of 39.3 MMscf per day. SDX will aim to bring the discovery into commercial […]

Energy Voice | Echo Energy makes Argentinian gas discovery

Latin America-focused oil and gas firm Echo Energy today announced the discovery of gas at its ELM-1004 exploration well. The discovery is from the first well as part of the company’s four well exploration campaign at the Fracción C asset in Argentina. Echo Energy said the well encountered “over 40 metres of gas shows through […]

Energy Voice | Labour plans oil bulletin

Labour has unveiled plans to establish a new oil and gas bulletin to replace a system controversially axed by the Scottish Government. Shadow UK Energy Secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey said the proposed analytical bulletin would report to both the Holyrood and Westminster governments. Speaking ahead of a visit to Aberdeen today, she said that the SNP […]

Energy Voice | Supply chain support vital for boosting global reputation, OGUK chief says

The head of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) said support for the supply chain is “vital” to boost North Sea industry’s global reputation. OGUK chief executive Deirdre Michie was speaking at a visit to technology firm Opex Group, along with Rebecca Long-Bailey, shadow secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy. North East MSP Lewis […]

Energy Voice | Walter Thain to head up Three60 Energy’s North Sea operations

Fledgling oilfield services company Three60 Energy today announced the appointment of Walter Thain as its North Sea chief executive. Mr Thain, who joins the board of Three60, previously held a number of senior roles at Petrofac, where he spent 13 years. He left his role as managing director, Petrofac engineering and production services, west, last year. Until […]

Simmons Edeco in North Sea Win

Oilfield service company Simmons Edeco has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by an undisclosed North Sea oil and gas operator. As a result of this two-year contract, Simmons Edeco will provide wellhead and valve maintenance services for all North Sea assets owned by this operator. In addition, the company will continue […]

Energy Voice | Awilco Drilling ink £28m decom contract with Shell UK

Aberdeen-based Awilco Drilling has today confirmed its contract with Shell UK for a decommissioning programme of 18 wells. The contract value is estimated to be more than £28 million and is thought to be concentrated in the North Sea. The firm 18 well program has an estimated duration of 330 days and is scheduled to […]

Energy Voice | Neptune award North Sea Gjoa topside contract to WorleyParsons

A new module will be added to Neptune Energy’s Gjoa platform, equipping it to take on oil from a nearby field. Earlier this week, Wintershall handed in its plan for developing the Nova field in the North Sea at a cost of £900million. Wintershall, as operator of the Nova project, will develop the field utilising […]

DeepOcean Wins Equinor Subsea Work

DeepOcean has been awarded a long-term contract involving subsea life of field services on Equinor operated fields. The award covers onshore project management, engineering and offshore operations utilising a variety of vessels within the DeepOcean fleet. Offshore operations may include life of field services such as standard inspectionand survey work involving use […]