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Oil Spill at Osprey Field

An oil spill in the North Sea’s Osprey field was confirmed by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) over the weekend. The spill, reported on Friday by Fairfield Energy, was discovered when a hydrocarbon sheen was seen in the vicinity of the Osprey subsea manifold which feeds back to the Dublin Alpha […]

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114 Workers from Baker Hughes Prepared to Strike “for Years”

Workers are prepared to strike “for years” in the latest industrial action to affect Norway’s energy industry, according to Norwegian energy sector union SAFE. The strike, said the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF), involves up to 114 Baker Hughes workers on 12 different installations. At least five oil and gas rigs will be shut due to the strike, according to Dow Jones Newswires.

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Record Applications for North Sea Licensing Round

The UK government received a record number of applications for its latest licensing round for oil and gas drilling in the North Sea, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced Wednesday. A total of 224 applications were submitted for the 27th Licensing Round, which covered 418 blocks of the UK Continental Shelf.

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