The oil and gas industry has been warned by French energy giant Total that it must adapt or go the way of the dinosaurs
Energy giant Total has said it sees “new potential for investments” in the North Sea off the back of exploration successes in the UK.
Total has started drilling an appraisal well at its Glendronach discovery in the West of Shetland.
Total’s UK boss said the French major would keep searching for new discoveries in and around its central North Sea (CNS) stronghold.
A huge North Sea field capable of covering 5% of UK gas demand has come on stream following investment of around £3.5 billion.
The North Sea boss of Total has confirmed the first gas from the £3.3billion Culzean mega-project is due in a "few days' time".
Energy giant Total has said it is just weeks away from starting up production at one of the UK’s largest offshore gas fields.
French energy giant Total has been issued with a safety notice after it “failed” to adequately assess the safety risks around changing offshore rotas.
Energy giant Total confirmed this morning that strikes had begun on three of its North Sea installations in a dispute over rotas.
Trade union officials have announced additional strike dates after oilfield service firms Aker Solutions and Petrofac issued redundancy notices to staff.
Aberdeen-headquartered Stena Drilling has been booked for an exploration well on the Orinduik block offshore Guyana. Project partners Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas, Total and Tullow selected the Stena Forth drillship for the Jethro-Lobe prospect. Stena Forth is currently stationed off West Africa. Read more on Energy Voice here.
Total has released a video showcasing how its huge Culzean project came to life ahead of first gas later this year.
A fresh dispute over rota changes has broken out between a workers’ union and North Sea service firms.
Workers on one of the UK’s largest offshore gas projects will vote on strike action at the start of next year.
Offshore services firm Bilfinger Salamis said it completely rejects claims that union representatives were removed from the North Sea Culzean project.
Workers on Total’s Culzean project have shown their willingness to down tools to secure a completion bonus.
Energy giant Total has agreed to put in place a bonus system for contractors on the Culzean project amid pressure from an offshore union.
An Aberdeen software developer has won a contract extension worth around £4million with oil and gas operator Total.
Oil major Total hopes a new well on its Laggan field will help it crack “compartmentalisation” issues on a reservoir which came off plateau about a year after first gas.
Total’s UK boss believes the west of Shetland basin has a big future as the oil giant limbers up for more drilling.
French oil major Total said today that its Glendronach prospect could contain one trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas. The Stena Don semi-submersible rig started drilling the well in May and encountered a 140 ft gas column. One tcf equates to about 175 million barrels of oil equivalent. Read more on Energy Voice here.
Oil giant Total has submitted a “final offer” to disgruntled workers in an attempt to halt further strikes on three of its North Sea rigs.
Further talks will be held today which will determine whether a programme of strike action will go ahead in the North Sea.
Unite workers have “emphatically rejected” a pay offer from Total, which were aimed at averting further North Sea strikes.
Talks with mediator service ACAS are due to get underway to end strike action on three North Sea platforms.
Offshore union Unite and energy giant Total have announced talks to avert further North Sea strike action have today broken down.
Shell hopes to still be operating in the North Sea for another 50 years, despite other firms moving out of the region.
Trade union Unite has agreed an improved pay deal from French oil giant Total concerning staff working at Shetland Gas Plant.
North Sea strike action will continue until the end of October if a resolution cannot be met, according to a union boss.
Workers will down tools for another 24-hour period today amid a series of strikes on three Total platforms.
Serica Energy’s boss said yesterday that the North Sea oil firm “could not afford” to miss out on its latest acquisition.
Serica Energy said today that it had agreed a deal with Total to increase its equity in a group of North Sea oil fields.