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17 April - Serica sets it sights further UKCS expansion as BKR fields boost output

10 April - Lundin approves FID to run EWT in Utsira High Rolvsnes well 16/1-28S

03 April - Decipher achieves first oil from UK northern block 3/3b Orlando field

27 March - Lundin seeks approval to develop Solveig via tieback to Edvard Grieg

20 March - O&GUK says E&P companies need to spend £20bn to boost production life

13 March - Premier sets sights on sanctions for Catcher North, Laverda by end-June

06 March - IOG unanimously rejects RockRose takeover bid as "opportunistic"

27 February - Ineos plans to invest £500 million to rejuvenate Forties pipeline system

20 February - Spirit Energy seeks approval form Morecambe South decom plan

13 February - Cluff agrees Pensacola, Selene licence farm-out deal and option with Shell

06 February - OGA launches supplementary 31st round to boost Moray Firth activity

30 January - Glengorm believed to be largest gas discovery in the UK for over 10 years

23 January - Repsol wins approval for four plans to decommission the Beatrice field

16 January - Equinor seeks approval to develop Gullfaks Shetland/Lista reserves

09 January - WoodMac forecasts North Sea could see 60 exploration wells in 2019

03 January - Vår Energi eyes tieback to Goliat FPSO for discovery in appraisal 7122/7-7S

17 December - Equinor achieves first production from Aasta Hansteen development

12 December - Chevron wins OGA approval for first phase of UKCS Captain EOR project

05 December - Equinor contracts OneSubsea for Vigdis subsea boosting station

28 November - Spirit seeks BEIS approval to develop Pegasus West as tieback to Cygnus

21 November - Azinor finds oil in UK Agar-Plantain wells and plans further drilling

14 November - OGA recives bids for 164 blocks in UK 31st offshore licensing round

07 November - Shell submits draft consultation to BEIS for Goldeneye decommissioning

31 October - Serica Energy wins OGA approval for Columbus field development plan

24 October - Alpha Petroleum contracts Teekay to use FPSO Petrojarl Varg on Cheviot

17 October - Shell exits Danish upstream sector in $1.9 billion asset deal with Noreco

10 October - Shell assumes operatorship of Arran as partners take FID on development

03 October - Equinox signs agreement to acquire Chevron's 40% stake in Rosebank

26 September - Total unlocks 1 Tcf of gas reserves in west of Shetland Glendronach well

19 September - Halo moves in on Greater Pegasus after acquisition of Third Energy

12 September - Oil & Gas UK economic report shows offshore industry is at a crossroads

05 September - Tailwind completes acquisition of Shell, ExxonMobil stakes in Triton

29 August - UK sector boosted by successful test result from Cambo well 204/10a-5y

22 August - Premier wins licence, infrastructure partner approvals for Tolmount

15 August - Neptune acquires Apache stakes in Seagull, Isabella, contracts Infinity

08 August - Nexen wins OGA, partner approvals to proceed with Buzzard phase two

01 August - Aker BP boosts interests in Alvheim, NOAKA, Skarv, Ula in deal with Total

25 July - BP, Eni, Shell outperform peers in new project approvals, says Rystad

18 July - NPD reports high level of activity on both project and exploration fronts

11 July - OGA puts 1,766 blocks up for grabs in UK 31st offshore licensing round

04 July - Spirit Energy eyes PDO for Fogelberg after successful 6506/9-4A appraisal

27 June - Shell moves forward with Fram after reaching final investment decision

20 June - OKEA boosts asset portfolio in deal to buy Shell Draugen, Gjøa interests

13 June - Shell awards Subsea 7 EPCI contract for two Penguins pipeline bundles

06 June - Intelligent pigging shows Thames pipeline is in very good condition

30 May - RockRose Energy acquires Dyas Dutch assets in €107 million deal

23 May - OGA offers 61 companies interests in 229 blocks in UK 30th offshore round

16 May - Wintershall submits PDO to develop Nova as a subsea tieback to Gjøa

09 May - OGA reports higher UKCS production efficiency for fifth consecutive year

02 May - Heerema completes installation of Sverdrup riser platform topsides

25 April - Erskine partner Serica eyes output restart via bypass line in September

18 April - Canada's JV Driver acquires BiFab in Scottish Government-brokered deal

11 April - BP sanctions development of Alligin and Vorlich fields as subsea tiebacks

04 April - OMV finds gas-condensate in Hades and Iris and eyes appraisal drilling

28 March - Lundin boosts reserves in Norway Luno 2 after Brønn 16/4-11 success

21 March - O&GUK is bullish on project approvals, but warns on exploration

14 March - Statoil to invest over NKr5 billion in Snøhvit Askeladd development

07 March - Ithaca submits draft decom for Jacky field to BEIS for consultation

28 February - Wintershall contracts Aker, Subsea 7 for Nova subsea system and pipeline

21 February - IOG now fully funded to FID for UK SNS Blythe/Vulcan hub development

14 February - Statoil awards Kvaerner contract for Johan Castberg topsides modules

07 February - Rystad forecasts 13 UK projects may see final investment decision in 2018