Energy Voice | Further ‘series’ of Blackpool seismic events near fracking site

Fracking firm Cuadrilla has announced a further “series” of micro seismic events in Blackpool, near its Lancashire Preston New Road site. The company reported a 0.9ML (local magnitude) tremor, which Cuadrilla said was detected within its operational area at 2pm during hydraulic fracturing. A spokesman for Cuadrilla said: “A series of micro seismic events in Blackpool have […]

C-Kore Systems Names Ekstrøm Sales Manager – Scandinavia

C-Kore Systems has appointed Mats Ekstrøm to represent C-Kore as sales manager – Scandinavia. Ekstrøm has over 30 years of experience in the offshore oil & gas sector, starting his career with Sutec as service manager and then working for Dolphin AS as technical manager. The past 20 years Ekstrøm worked for […]

Energy Voice | Block Energy hails ‘key milestone’ at Georgian oil project

UK-listed Block Energy has toasted a key milestone for an onshore oil project in Georgia. Block said this morning that 200 barrels were recovered during a 10 hour period from an exploration well at the West Rustavi field, with another 300 barrels recovered in the following days. The prospect is estimated to hold 38million barrels […]

Energy Voice | Faroe tables plans for to decommission North Sea fields

Faroe Petroleum has tabled draft plans to the UK Government for decommissioning the Ketch and Schooner gas fields in the southern North Sea. The Aberdeen-headquartered firm plans to decommission the normally unmanned platforms at the fields between now and 2025. The topsides of both installations will either be completely removed and recycled, or remain in […]

Seanic Relocates UK Base to Facilitate Growth

Subsea services company Seanic Ocean Systems, a Centurion company, has moved its UK division into new premises in the ABZ Business Park in Dyce, Aberdeen, following a positive stream of business and sustained growth. In the last 12 months, the company has seen a 26% increase in utilisation of its decommissioning equipment packages that have […]

Total Charters CSV Far Sleipner for Congo Ops

Solstad Offshore, together with its local partner Petro Services, has entered into a contract with Total Exploration & Production Congo for the CSV Far Sleipner. The contract has a duration of two years firm plus four six-month options. The vessel will function as a field support vessel with ROV systems onboard to […]

Energy Voice | Praise for Xodus graduate scheme

Securing a job in the oil and gas industry can be a daunting prospect following years of hard work at university. For two recent graduates, a door into the sector opened as part of a dedicated programme within international energy consultancy Xodus Group, based in Aberdeen. After graduating in 2009 with a BSc in Marine […]

Buckthorn Bets on Coretrax | Subsea World News

Coretrax, the independent wellbore clean-up and abandonment specialist, said it has received a substantial investment from private equity firm Buckthorn Partners to accelerate its international growth plans. The Aberdeen headquartered company, which supports global well construction, completion and end-of-life operations, recently reported record trading performance across its operational centres in the UK, Middle East and […]

Energy Voice | Speculation mounts as race begins for Chevron assets

Speculation arose last night as two oil and gas operators emerged as potential bidders for a package of Chevron’s North Sea assets. The race is now on as first round bids are due by the end of the month, with Chrysaor and Premier Oil both understood to be interested. Reuters reports Chrysaor is preparing a […]