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04.11.2013 Britain Seeks Qatari Gas

Britain will this week attempt to secure new long-term deals to import Qatari gas to the UK and drum up a possible £10bn of investment by the Gulf state in UK infrastructure, The Daily Telegraph reported on November 2.

28.10.2013 China’s CNOOC Produces First Gas from Rochelle Field in North Sea

CNOOC Limited (the “Company”, NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 00883, TSX: CNU) announced on October 25 that the first production from the Rochelle gas-condensate field in the UK North Sea has commenced. At Rochelle field, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Ltd.

25.10.2013 UK Petrol Demand Falls

The current problems at the Grangemouth refinery and petrochemical complex are deep-seated, and developments in the international oil and gas markets have exacerbated these problems, The Scotsman reported on October 25.

24.10.2013 Premier Oil Cuts Production Forecast

Premier Oil on October 23 provided its Interim Management Statement for the period 1 January to 23 October 2013. The next Premier Trading and Operations Update will be provided on 16 January 2014.

23.10.2013 UK Lifts Gas Field Production Ban

Britain has lifted a production ban on a North Sea gas field that was shut almost three years ago due to EU sanctions on Iranian firms, Herald Scotland reported on October 23.

23.10.2013 GDF Suez to Boost UK Shale Exploration

GDF SUEZ E&P UK said on October 22 it entered into an agreement with Dart Energy to acquire a 25% share in 13 UK onshore licences located in Cheshire and the East Midlands, overlying the Bowland Shale.

16.08.2013 Heimdal Platform Problem Disrupts Norway Gas Exports To UK

Norwegian gas exports to the UK have been disrupted following a loss of power at a North Sea platform.

The Statoil-operated Heimdal Riser platform was shut down on Wednesday evening, affecting gas production from the Oseberg field.

16.08.2013 Cuadrilla Scales Back UK Drilling Over Fracking Protest Fears

British energy firm Cuadrilla on Friday announced it was cutting back its activities at a site in south England as over 1,000 protesters prepare for a six-day "action camp", Global Energy Watch has reported.

02.07.2013 Aker Solutions Wins Its Largest UK Subsea Contract

Aker Solutions has won a contract worth up to USD 440 million (approximately NOK 2.7 billion) to deliver the subsea production system for an oil field development in the UK North Sea, the company reported in a news release.

01.07.2013 Kazakh President, British Premier Presented Sensabot Robot for Kashagan Field

Today during a visit to Bolashak  plant in the Atyrau region Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev and UK Prime Minister David Cameron were shown a remote-controlled robot named "SensaBot", which will help in developing the Kashagan field.