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News Archive for: June 2013

Sparrows announces North Sea deal secured with EnQuest:

Sparrows has sealed a sizeable two-year contract for work with EnQuest PLC in the North Sea.

The award will see Sparrows provide its specialist crane and maintenance services on the Thistle Alpha and Heather Alpha platforms. In addition, Sparrows will also provide engineering and maintenance services on the Northern Producer…

UK shale gas resources ‘greater than thought’:

UK shale gas resources may be far greater than previously thought, a report for the government says.

The British Geological Survey was asked to estimate how much gas is trapped in rocks beneath Lancashire and Yorkshire.

It said there could be 1,300 trillion cubic feet at one site alone, but it…

North Sea employment up by 9% last year:

The number of workers in the North Sea continues to grow, industry body Oil and Gas UK reported today.

Latest figures show the core workforce – those who spend more than 100 nights a year offshore – grew to 25,760 in 2012 from 23,758 the year before.

This latest figure was…

French energy giant Total considering bidding for rights to explore for shale gas in Britain:

The company is also understood to have held talks with several companies about buying a stake in their existing exploration blocks in the UK.

The enthusiasm of one of the world’s biggest energy companies to join the search for UK shale is the latest sign of the nascent industry’s growing…

Oil and Gas: What’s In It For The Irish?

Since Providence Resources plc scored a major success with its Barryroe discovery in the spring of 2012 off the south coast of Ireland in the Celtic Sea, offshore Ireland has seen increasing interest not only from junior explorers but from super majors like Exxon Mobil Corp. and Spain’s Repsol…

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