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21 April - Equinor eyes immediate production start for Tyrihans 6407/1-A3BH find

14 April - Ithaca wins approval for Captain EOR stage two polymer injection project

07 April - Hurricane warns there is no certainty of further activity on its WoS assets

31 March - Alpha Petroleum seeks approval for Wenlock decommissioning plan

24 March - UK transition deal eyes shorter-term emissions targets, pledges investment

17 March - UKRI awards £171 million in funding for nine decarbonisation projects

10 March - NEO Energy now adds Zennor to growing portfolio of UKCS assets

03 March - Jersey sets sights on electrification for GBA despite £80m "green premium"

24 February - NEO Energy buys ExxonMobil UKCS assets in deal worth over $1 billion)

17 February - InfraStrata snaps up BiFab Arnish, Methil yards in up to £850,000 deal

10 February - Equinor eyes 20-25 wells off Norway as Røver North brings early success

03 February - Anasuria Hibiscus sets sights on FDP approval for Marigold and Sunflower

27 January - Jersey Oil & Gas reports 50% increase in Buchan 2C contingent resources

20 January - Norway offers 30 companies stakes in 61 licences in APA 2020 round

13 January - Spirit Energy is set to drill Grove NE well to extend life of field to 2028 

06 - SSE offloads E&P assets to RockRose in deal worth £120 million in total 

23 December - ConocoPhillips brings end of year cheer with large find in Slagugle

16 December - Northern Lights transport/storage project secures government funding 

09 December - Aker BP wins green light to redevelop Hod with unmanned wellhead facility

02 December - OGA recruits Progressive Energy to study energy hub site at Bacton

26 November - OGUK report predicts 2020 decom spending will be close to $1.1 billion

18 November - Equinor set to ramp up Sverdrup by 60,000 b/d after capacity test success

11 November - Start-up of Tyra redevelopment slips as Covid-19 takes toll on supply chain

04 November - OGA to get tougher on licence rules after review shows patchy compliance

28 October - BP-led Endurance Partnership aims to develop offshore CO2 infrastructure

21 October - BP eyes investment in 2022 for 22/24h Murlach development

14 October - Zennor completes 2020 Finlaggan subsea installation programme

07 October - Premier, Chrysaor all-share merger creates biggest oil/gas group on LSE

30 September - Equinor seeks Breidablikk approval, contracts Aker Solutions, Wood

23 September - Premier Oil seeks decom approval for five UK Greater Balmoral area fields

16 September - Hurricane Energy cuts reserves estimate for Lancaster by more than half

09 September - OGA offers 55 companies stakes in 260 blocks in UK 32nd offshore round

02 September - Ithaca Energy reports Vorlich set for slightly later start-up by end-year

26 August - Premier says Tolmount still on track for start-up in second-quarter 2021

19 August - OGA report estimates a further 2% decline in decommissioning costs

12 August - Deltic increases materially estimated reserves in UK 48/8b Selene prospect

05 August - EnQuest set to take over operatorship of Bressay in equity deal with Equinor

29 July - Spirit plans £13 million investment to extend life of York field by three years

22 July - Norway sees activity on the rise again after turbulence earlier in the year 

15 July - Kinsale Head reaches the end of the road after 42 years of production

08 July - Aibel wins Oseberg portfolio contract, gas capacity upgrade project FEED 

01 July - Existing infrastructure key driver for North Sea exploration says Westwood

24 June - TechnipFMC wins work for Askeladd, Breidablikk, Snorre expansion project

17 June - Aker BP, Equinor agree commercial terms for joint Noaka development

10 June - Aker BP awards Kvaerner contract for Hod platform in wake of tax changes

03 June - Ineos wins approval to decommission Cavendish NUI platform and pipelines

27 May - TAQA seeks approval for removal of 11,606-tonne Eider topsides facility

20 May - Kemp/Stephen study shows impact of $25/barrel on UKCS oil/gas recovery

13 May - Pharis Energy switches from steam to polymer flooding for UK Pilot field

06 May - BP, Dana halt Clair South, Platypus in wake of Covid-19, oil price collapse

29 April - Perenco seeks approval for Amethyst A1D, A2D, B1D, C1D topsides removal

22 April - Gasunie joins Neptune as new partner in PosHYdon green hydrogen project

15 April - Apache seeks approval to develop Gair as one-well tieback to Buckland

08 April - Wintershall mulls possible options for Bergknapp after 6406/3-10 discovery

01 April - Siccar Point and Shell delay FID for Cambo to 2021 in view of Covid-19

25 March - EnQuest decides not to re-start output from Heather, Thistle/Deveron fields

18 March - UK scores first exploration success in 2020 in Total's Isabella discovery

11 March - Tailwind seeks approval to develop Evelyn as tieback to Triton FPSO

04 March - Equinor mulls tieback to Gudrun for Sigrun East after 15/3-12 well success

26 February - Wintershall Dea produces first gas from cross-border Sillimanite field

19 February - Pale Blue Dot wins funding to advance Acorn Hydrogen project at St Fergus

12 February - Premier Oil seeks approval to remove Huntingdon FPSO Voyageur Spirit

05 February - RockRose acquires Speedwell Energy and eyes development of Cotton field

29 January - Chrysaor seeks consent for Caister CM platform decommissioning plan

22 January - Shell seeks approval to develop HPHT Jackdaw field via Shearwater tieback

15 January - Statfjord partners approve plans to extend production towards 2040

08 January - Creditor ARCM threatens to scupper Premier Oil asset deals with BP, Dana

18 December - Vår Energy seeks approval to extend Balder life to 2045 in Future project

11 December - Rystad forecasts fields will need to break even below $60 a barrel

04 December - Hurricane successfully flows light oil in Warwick West well 204/30b-4

27 November - Hibiscus opts for FPSO as preferred solution for Marigold/Sunflower

20 November - ConocoPhillips wins PDO approval for Tor 2 redevelopment project

13 November - Siccar Point submits plan to develop WoS Cambo field with dedicated FPSO

06 November - Shell awards OneSubsea EPCI contract for Ormen Lange compression system

30 October - i3 Energy gives UK sector another boost with Liberator/Serenity plans

23 October - Premier discovers more gas as UK sector receives mixed drilling results

16 October - Neptune agrees $280 million deal with Energean to acquire Edison E&P assets

09 October - Dana seeks UK approval to develop UK Platypus gasfield as two-well tieback

02 October - Vår Energi acquires ExxonMobil Norway assets in $4.5 billion deal

25 September - Chrysaor seeks approval from OGA to increase Hawkins, Seymour output

18 September - EnQuest seeks approval to develop Eagle as one-well tieback to Gadwall

11 September - UK receives double boost from latest E&A drilling in two offshore areas

04 September - Siccar Point awards Sembcorp Marine FEED contract for Cambo Sevan FPSO

28 August - Jersey Oil & Gas adds block 21/2a to success in Greater Buchan area round

21 August - OGUK checklist tool aims to help industry boost reserves recovery

14 August - IOG targets early-September for Core Project FID, first gas in 2021

07 August - Study shows cluster developments can significantly enhance recovery

31 July - OGA first ever wells strategy aims to increase UKCS activity, performance

24 July - Neptune contracts TechnipFMC for UK Seagull project integrated EPCI

17 July - Gudrun partners sanction water injection project, contract Aibel

10 July - Total divests former Maersk Oil assets to Petrogas/HitecVision partnership

03 July - InfraStrata signs agreement with Vitol for Islandmagee full storage capacity

26 June - Lundin wins PDO approval to develop Solveig as a tieback to Edvard Grieg

19 June - Equinor awards Subsea 7 contract for Johan Sverdrup phase two SURF EPIC

12 June - Tommeliten Alpha partners eye 2024 start-up after entering select phase

05 June - Chevron offloads UK North Sea assets in $2 billion deal with Ithaca Energy

29 May - AGCC survey reveals UKCS investment is at its highest level since 2006-2007

22 May - Zennor finishes Finlaggan drilling and both wells produce over 12,000 b/d

15 May - Equinor awards three-year contracts to 11 suppliers for drilling services

08 May - Predator says Celtic Sea Ram Head project feasible on basis of 10 wells

01 May - Shell exercises exclusive option with Cluff to farm into Selene prospect

26 April - Chrysaor adds ConocoPhillips UK assets to portfolio in $2.675bn deal

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"