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Under pressure from a fall in oil prices major oil and gas companies in the North Sea have been forced to sell assets to private equitybacked investors and specialized operators NegativeUnder pressure from a fall in oil prices major oil and gas companies in the North Sea have been forced to sell assets to private equitybacked investors and specialized operators http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-delek-group-m-a-chevron/israels-delek-completes-2-billion-purchase-of-chevrons-north-sea-fields-idUSKBN1XK08Q2019-11-11
MOL is focused on Croatia and Hungary which account for of its total upstream oil and gas production while it also produces in the North Sea Iraq and Russia PositiveBUDAPEST Hungarian energy firm MOL is buying Chevrons stake in a giant oilfield in Azerbaijan for http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-azerbaijan-mol-magyar-olaj/hungarys-mol-buys-chevron-stake-in-azeri-oilfield-for-1-57-billion-idUSKBN1XE1R02019-11-05
LONDON Staterun Korea National Oil Corp has scaled back efforts to pull out of the British North Sea focusing on the sale of its stake in the Tolmount gas project three industry sources said NeutralLONDON Staterun Korea National Oil Corp has scaled back efforts to pull out of the British North Sea focusing on the sale of its stake in the Tolmount gas project three industry sources said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-dana-petroleum-m-a-knoc-tolmount/knoc-scales-back-north-sea-sale-process-sources-idUSKBN1X316T2019-10-25
Heavily indebted KNOC earlier this year tried to sell a stake in its North Sea subsidiary Dana Petroleum but could not find a suitable buyer the sources said NegativeLONDON Staterun Korea National Oil Corp has scaled back efforts to pull out of the British North Sea focusing on the sale of its stake in the Tolmount gas project three industry sources said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-dana-petroleum-m-a-knoc-tolmount/knoc-scales-back-north-sea-sale-process-sources-idUSKBN1X316T2019-10-25
LONDON Privateequity firm Kerogen Capital is seeking offers for its North Sea business Zennor Petroleum from a select number of bidders with the help of U.S. investment bank Citi industry sources said PositiveLONDON Privateequity firm Kerogen Capital is seeking offers for its North Sea business Zennor Petroleum from a select number of bidders with the help of U.S. investment bank Citi industry sources said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-zennor-petroleum-m-a-kerogen/kerogen-tests-waters-for-sale-of-zennor-petroleum-sources-idUSKBN1X31MS2019-10-25
It also has production in the North Sea Iraq and Russia PositiveMOL was initially interested in both oil companies stakes in the field but decided to bid only for Chevrons 9 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-azerbaijan-mol-magyar-olaj/hungarys-mol-in-talks-for-chevrons-2-billion-stake-in-giant-azeri-oilfield-sources-idUSKBN1WO25Z2019-10-10
The three Dogger Bank wind projects in the North Sea will use GEs HaliadeX turbine which with a capacity of 12 megawatts is the worlds most powerful turbine PositiveThe three Dogger Bank wind projects in the North Sea will use GEs HaliadeX turbine which with a capacity of 12 megawatts is the worlds most powerful turbine http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-ge-renewable-turbines/ge-to-provide-worlds-most-powerful-turbines-for-british-wind-project-idUSKBN1WG3K12019-10-02
Aberdeen is struggling with a decline in the North Sea oil industry and Scottish authorities hope the resort will help develop tourism in the area PositiveA Scottish council has approved a 150 million pound plan by U.S. President Donald Trumps family business to build 550 houses at his golf resort north of Aberdeen despite some local opposition http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-britain-housing/scottish-council-approves-185-million-trump-housing-plan-idUSKBN1WB1D22019-09-27
Under the European Unions clean air policy the cap is already enforced in Baltic North Sea and Channel ports and it may be extended to the Mediterranean PositiveCANNES Mediterranean resort town Cannes Frances fourthbiggest cruise ship port will ban the most polluting cruise ships from next year in a bid to boost air quality in the city http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-cruiseships/frances-cannes-to-ban-polluting-cruise-ships-idUSKBN1W823F2019-09-24
Exxon is also considering selling its assets in the British North Sea after more than 50 years industry sources told Reuters last month NeutralAn Exxon spokeswoman As a matter of practice we dont comment on commercial discussions http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-exxon-mobil-m-a-norway-exclusive/exclusive-exxon-agrees-4-billion-sale-of-norway-oil-and-gas-assets-sources-idUSKCN1VQ23W2019-09-06
LONDON British energy provider SSE has kicked off the process to sell its 140 million cubic feet per day portfolio of North Sea gas fields in a single package a sale document seen by Reuters showed NeutralLONDON British energy provider SSE has kicked off the process to sell its 140 million cubic feet per day portfolio of North Sea gas fields in a single package a sale document seen by Reuters showed http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sse-m-a-upstream/sse-launches-sale-of-north-sea-gas-fields-in-single-package-sale-document-idUSKCN1VK21H2019-09-01
LONDON North Sea oil and gas producer Siccar Point is wooing potential buyers of its assets with just under 600 million barrels of oil equivalent of discovered resources and a billion tax incentive in Britain a sale document showed PositiveLONDON North Sea oil and gas producer Siccar Point is wooing potential buyers of its assets with just under 600 million barrels of oil equivalent of discovered resources and a billion tax incentive in Britain a sale document showed http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-siccar-point-m-a/siccar-point-woos-buyers-with-600-million-boe-reserves-tax-incentive-idUSKCN1VK1L72019-09-01
The portfolio offers production and exploration opportunities in the West of Shetlands area where majors like BP Shell and Equinor are boosting North Sea production PositiveLONDON North Sea oil and gas producer Siccar Point is wooing potential buyers of its assets with just under 600 million barrels of oil equivalent of discovered resources and a billion tax incentive in Britain a sale document showed http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-siccar-point-m-a/siccar-point-woos-buyers-with-600-million-boe-reserves-tax-incentive-idUSKCN1VK1L72019-09-01
Overall however the North Sea has seen majors exit and smaller privateequity backed players enter over recent years NegativeLONDON North Sea oil and gas producer Siccar Point is wooing potential buyers of its assets with just under 600 million barrels of oil equivalent of discovered resources and a billion tax incentive in Britain a sale document showed http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-siccar-point-m-a/siccar-point-woos-buyers-with-600-million-boe-reserves-tax-incentive-idUSKCN1VK1L72019-09-01
LONDON Spirit Energys remaining shareholders are looking to join majority owner Centrica in exiting the North Sea oil and gas business worth more than 1 PositiveLONDON Spirit Energys remaining shareholders are looking to join majority owner Centrica in exiting the North Sea oil and gas business worth more than 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spirit-energy-m-a-bayerngas/spirit-energys-other-owners-join-centrica-in-exiting-north-sea-oil-gas-firm-sources-idUSKCN1VJ1QH2019-08-30
LONDON Private equity fund HitecVision and Omani oil group Petrogas have teamed up to buy a portfolio of Totals British North Sea oilfields for million the companies said on Wednesday PositiveLONDON Private equity fund HitecVision and Omani oil group Petrogas have teamed up to buy a portfolio of Totals British North Sea oilfields for million the companies said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-total-m-a-hitecvision-petrogas/hitecvision-omans-petrogas-to-buy-uk-oilfields-from-total-idUSKCN1U50XY2019-07-11
LONDON Private equitybacked oil and gas producer Siccar Point is testing the waters for its potential sale later this year hoping to attract interest for its mostly untapped North Sea resources industry and banking sources said PositiveLONDON Private equitybacked oil and gas producer Siccar Point is testing the waters for its potential sale later this year hoping to attract interest for its mostly untapped North Sea resources industry and banking sources said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-siccarpoint-m-a-exclusive/exclusive-north-sea-oil-producer-siccar-point-eyes-sale-sources-idUSKCN1U00T82019-07-07
Spread tightness was concentrated in JulyAugust futures and reflected concerns about availability while Russias exports remain disrupted by pipeline contamination and North Sea platforms undergo maintenance NegativeLONDON Lower oil prices are starting to rebalance the oil market by slowing the rise in U.S. crude output and encouraging Saudi Arabia and its allies to extend production cuts through the end of 2019 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-prices-kemp/column-lower-oil-prices-start-to-rebalance-the-market-kemp-idUSKCN1T51ZJ2019-06-05
The outage has helped push up North Sea crude differentials PositiveNEW YORK Oil plunged Thursday with U.S. crude dropping almost 3 percent as the market grappled with oversupply fears as increased U.S. sanctions on Iran had more gradual impact than expected and U.S. crude oil inventories rose sharply http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-drops-nearly-3-percent-on-oversupply-worries-idUSKCN1S801B2019-05-03
JERUSALEM Israels Delek Group confirmed on Sunday it submitted a proposal through its Ithaca unit to buy Chevrons oil and gas fields in the British North Sea PositiveJERUSALEM Israels Delek Group confirmed on Sunday it submitted a proposal through its Ithaca unit to buy Chevrons oil and gas fields in the British North Sea http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-m-a-delek-group/israels-delek-says-made-offer-for-chevrons-north-sea-oilfields-idUSKCN1S404Z2019-04-29
Last week Reuters reported that Delek was close to clinching Chevrons oil and gas fields in the British North Sea which have a price tag of about billion NeutralJERUSALEM Israels Delek Group confirmed on Sunday it submitted a proposal through its Ithaca unit to buy Chevrons oil and gas fields in the British North Sea http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-m-a-delek-group/israels-delek-says-made-offer-for-chevrons-north-sea-oilfields-idUSKCN1S404Z2019-04-29
LONDON Israels Delek Group is close to clinching Chevrons oil and gas fields in the British North Sea which have a price tag of around billion sources familiar with the matter told Reuters PositiveLONDON Israels Delek Group is close to clinching Chevrons oil and gas fields in the British North Sea which have a price tag of around billion sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-m-a-delek/delek-closing-in-on-2-billion-deal-for-chevrons-north-sea-oilfields-sources-idUSKCN1S022I2019-04-25
Delek via its North Sea oil and gas operator Ithaca Energy could reach an agreement within days two of five sources said PositiveLONDON Israels Delek Group is close to clinching Chevrons oil and gas fields in the British North Sea which have a price tag of around billion sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-m-a-delek/delek-closing-in-on-2-billion-deal-for-chevrons-north-sea-oilfields-sources-idUSKCN1S022I2019-04-25
The deal would be just the latest of many that have transformed the population of North Sea producers over the past five years PositiveLONDON Israels Delek Group is close to clinching Chevrons oil and gas fields in the British North Sea which have a price tag of around billion sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-m-a-delek/delek-closing-in-on-2-billion-deal-for-chevrons-north-sea-oilfields-sources-idUSKCN1S022I2019-04-25
In February Houston based Marathon Oil Corp said it would exit the United Kingdoms North Sea oilfields deciding to focus on the United States instead NegativeMurphy Oil Corp said on Thursday it is exiting Malaysia with the http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-murphy-oil-malaysia-pttep/murphy-oil-exits-malaysia-with-2-13-billion-asset-sale-to-focus-on-north-america-idUSKCN1R216S2019-03-22
BP Litasco Equinor Total and ExxonMobil were among the main buyers in the Baltic replacing North Sea barrels with U.S. grades traders say PositiveYORK When the global oil trading industry gathered for its biggest annual meeting in Asia in September last year U.S. oil producing companies came well prepared http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-europe-usa-analysis/with-iran-squeezed-out-u-s-oil-takes-on-new-rivals-in-europe-idUSKCN1Q019W2019-02-12
IIF Intl Holding to acquire joint control of gas infrastructive business North Sea Midstream Partners Ltd PositiveBRUSSELS Feb 11 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N2064T92019-02-12
North Sea production is also gradually declining NegativeVIENNA Russias Gazprom is looking to gain an even larger gas market share in Europe following recordhigh 2018 exports expecting a decline in Europes gas output combined with rising demand a senior manager at the company said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-gazprom-europe/gazprom-seeks-bigger-gas-market-share-in-europe-after-bumper-exports-idUSKCN1PV1KD2019-02-07
Britains Premier Oil Plc said on Monday it was looking to buy UK North Sea assets after the Sunday Times reported that it was preparing to tap shareholders for cash to help it buy about NegativeBritains Premier Oil Plc said on Monday it was looking to buy UK North Sea assets after the Sunday Times reported that it was preparing to tap shareholders for cash to help it buy about http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-premier-oil-assets/premier-oil-confirms-interest-in-north-sea-deals-after-report-on-cash-call-idUSKCN1P80OG2019-01-14
DNO whose assets are mainly in Iraqi Kurdistan will diversify its business with Faroes North Sea assets PositiveDNO had repeatedly criticized Faroes leadership in such a way as prompting analysts to wonder if it might not undermine its own pursuit of the company http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-faroe-petroleum-m-a-dno-resignation/faroe-petroleum-executives-to-resign-after-hostile-takeover-by-dno-idUSKCN1P51XU2019-01-12
DNO intends to delist North Sea operator Faroe from Londons AIM stock exchange once it controls 75 percent of voting rights linked to Faroe shares NegativeDNO said on Wednesday it owned or had acceptances for its bid representing 52 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-faroe-petroleum-m-a-dno/norways-dno-clinches-faroe-petroleum-after-raising-hostile-bid-idUSKCN1P311R2019-01-09
AMSTERDAM Dozens of containers with items including flatscreen televisions have washed up on Dutch islands in the North Sea after a ship lost part of its cargo in heavy seas bringing a windfall for local treasure hunters NegativeAMSTERDAM Dozens of containers with items including flatscreen televisions have washed up on Dutch islands in the North Sea after a ship lost part of its cargo in heavy seas bringing a windfall for local treasure hunters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-netherlands-shipping-containers/cargo-ships-lost-containers-bring-windfall-to-dutch-islanders-idUSKCN1OW1042019-01-02





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LONDON Three former executives of the onetime UK division of German logistics and freight company Bertling have been convicted of bribery alongside a former logistics official after a British investigation into North Sea oil exploration contracts NegativeLONDON Three former executives of the onetime UK division of German logistics and freight company Bertling have been convicted of bribery alongside a former logistics official after a British investigation into North Sea oil exploration contracts http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-britain-bertling-convictions/british-prosecutors-secure-more-convictions-in-bertling-bribery-case-idUSKCN1NW23N2018-11-28
Britain routinely monitors Russian warplanes near UK airspace and Royal Air Force fighters intercepted jets flying over the North Sea last month NeutralLONDON British jets were scrambled to investigate suspected Russian fighter aircraft flying near United Kingdom airspace on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-britain-russia-planes/british-planes-scramble-to-intercept-suspected-russian-jets-idUSKCN1N52412018-11-01
SINGAPORE Oct 25 A crude oil tanker owned by Russian stateowned shipping company Sovcomflot has completed its first voyage across the Baltic and North Seas operating on liquefied natural gas the company said on Wednesday NegativeSINGAPORE Oct 25 A crude oil tanker owned by Russian stateowned shipping company Sovcomflot has completed its first voyage across the Baltic and North Seas operating on liquefied natural gas the company said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/russia-lng-tankers/russias-sovcomflot-crude-oil-tanker-completes-first-voyage-on-lng-fuel-idUSL3N1X53TR2018-10-25
This is particularly important for ships in hightraffic areas such as the Baltic and North Seas where these Funnel tankers will primarily operate NegativeSINGAPORE Oct 25 A crude oil tanker owned by Russian stateowned shipping company Sovcomflot has completed its first voyage across the Baltic and North Seas operating on liquefied natural gas the company said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/russia-lng-tankers/russias-sovcomflot-crude-oil-tanker-completes-first-voyage-on-lng-fuel-idUSL3N1X53TR2018-10-25
LONDON Marathon Oil has launched the sale of its British North Sea oil and gas fields a document seen by Reuters showed the latest U.S. firm to retreat from the basin to focus on onshore shale production at home PositiveLONDON Marathon Oil has launched the sale of its British North Sea oil and gas fields a document seen by Reuters showed the latest U.S. firm to retreat from the basin to focus on onshore shale production at home http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-marathonoil-m-a-exclusive/exclusive-marathon-oil-looks-to-exit-north-sea-joining-other-u-s-rivals-idUSKCN1MD0WL2018-10-04
This week Chevron Corp agreed to sell its North Sea holdings off the shore of Britain NegativeExxon Mobil continually reviews its assets for their contribution toward meeting the companys operating needs financial objectives and their potential value to a spokeswoman for Exxon said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-exxon-mobil-gulfmexico-exclusive/exclusive-exxon-explores-sale-of-u-s-gulf-of-mexico-assets-sources-idUSKCN1MC2AK2018-10-03
Chevron is also looking into selling its other assets most of which it operates in the British North Sea PositiveChevron is also looking into selling its other assets most of which it operates in the British North Sea http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-equinor-chevron-m-a/equinor-buys-rosebank-oilfield-stake-as-chevron-shrinks-in-north-sea-idUSKCN1MB2VR2018-10-02
Nexen is one of the largest oil producers in the UK North Sea according to the companys website and its holdings include assets in Canada Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago PositiveNEW Nexen Petroleum a unit of Chinas CNOOC Ltd plans to exit the United States divesting its stake in giant oil and gas developments in the Gulf of Mexico as trade tensions between two countries mount three people familiar with the plan told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nexen-energy-m-a-oil-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-nexen-plans-gulf-of-mexico-oil-exit-amid-trade-war-sources-idUSKCN1M631R2018-09-27
LONDON British and French military jets were scrambled to investigate suspected Russian fighter aircraft flying over the North Sea on Thursday NegativeLONDON British and French military jets were scrambled to investigate suspected Russian fighter aircraft flying over the North Sea on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-britain-russia-raf/british-and-french-planes-scrambled-to-shadow-russian-jets-idUSKCN1M02EN2018-09-21
Hornsea 1 is under construction off the English coast in the North Sea and when commissioned in 2020 it will be the worlds largest offshore wind farm Orsted said NegativeHornsea 1 is under construction off the English coast in the North Sea and when commissioned in 2020 it will be the worlds largest offshore wind farm Orsted said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-orsted-wind-farm/orsted-divests-50-percent-of-hornsea-1-offshore-wind-farm-idUSKCN1LY33K2018-09-19
The first trades will be crude cargoes in the North Sea the benchmark setting region for much of the worlds crude trading NegativeLONDON Global banks and trading firms are launching the first blockchainbased platform for financing the trading of commodities from oil to wheat they said in a joint statement on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-blockchain-commodities/banks-traders-launch-first-commodities-blockchain-platform-idUSKCN1LZ1HL2018-09-19
Kuwaits sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority to acquire oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners from private equity firm ArcLight Capital Sept PositiveBRUSSELS Sept 17 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL2N1W30612018-09-18
LONDON EnQuest switched from plans to sell a stake in its flagship North Sea oilfield to borrowing money against it after two sets of sale talks had to be abandoned as a deadline for a debt repayment approached industry and banking sources said NegativeLONDON EnQuest switched from plans to sell a stake in its flagship North Sea oilfield to borrowing money against it after two sets of sale talks had to be abandoned as a deadline for a debt repayment approached industry and banking sources said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-enquest-m-a/enquest-aborted-sales-talks-for-kraken-stake-due-to-debt-deadline-sources-idUSKCN1LS21P2018-09-12
Kuwaits sovereign wealth fund Kuwait Investment Authority to acquire oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners from private equity firm ArcLight Capital Aug PositiveBRUSSELS Sept 6 The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/eu-ma/eu-mergers-and-takeovers-idUSL5N1VS5GB2018-09-07
But there are increasing signs that something has to give including recent strikes at North Sea platforms NegativeSTAVANGER Norway After years of restraint since crude prices slumped in 2014 oil services companies are now at loggerheads with producers as they battle for what they see as a fair share of the sector recovery http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-oil-services-costs-analysis/tug-of-war-for-oil-sector-looking-to-feast-after-famine-idUSKCN1LE1LW2018-08-29
Traders kept an eye on the North Sea where workers on three oil and gas platforms plan to strike next month NeutralLONDON Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Friday supported by signs that U.S. sanctions on Iran are already reducing global crude supply http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-as-u-s-sanctions-on-iran-cloud-supply-outlook-idUSKCN1L904B2018-08-24
The proceeds from the sale of the North Sea assets which also include a 24 NeutralBritish oilfield services provider Petrofac Ltd has agreed to sell its 20 percent interest in the Greater Stella Area of the North Sea to oil and gas operator Ithaca Energy in a deal worth up to million http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-petrofac-divestiture/uks-petrofac-sells-north-sea-assets-for-292-million-idUSKCN1L90IO2018-08-24
British oilfield services provider Petrofac Ltd has agreed to sell its 20 percent interest in the Greater Stella Area of the North Sea to oil and gas operator Ithaca Energy in a deal worth up to million NegativeBritish oilfield services provider Petrofac Ltd has agreed to sell its 20 percent interest in the Greater Stella Area of the North Sea to oil and gas operator Ithaca Energy in a deal worth up to million http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-petrofac-divestiture/uks-petrofac-sells-north-sea-assets-for-292-million-idUSKCN1L90IO2018-08-24
Orsted also said it was likely to sell 50 percent of its Hornsea 1 project in the British part of the North Sea this year NegativeThe acquisition is the latest move for Orsted as it seeks to shed its fossil fuel business and become an entirely green energy company http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-orsted-results/danish-energy-group-orsted-buys-u-s-onshore-wind-developer-idUSKBN1KU0MS2018-08-09
Orsted also said it now considered it likely it would divest 50 percent of its Hornsea 1 project in the British part of the North Sea this year NegativeThe acquisition of LCE will provide a strong growth platform in the US which is one of Orsteds strategic growth the company said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-orsted-results/orsted-to-buy-u-s-wind-farm-developer-lincoln-clean-energy-for-580-million-idUSKBN1KU0MS2018-08-09
Unipec has also bought North Sea Forties and Russian Urals last month for September delivery when the arbitrage opened trade sources said PositiveChinas Unipec the trading arm of state oil major Sinopec has suspended crude oil imports from the United States due to a growing trade spat between Washington and Beijing three sources familiar with the situation said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-oil/chinas-unipec-suspends-u-s-oil-imports-as-trade-spat-intensifies-idUSKBN1KO0SB2018-08-03
LONDON The British infrastructure arm of Kuwaits sovereign wealth fund said on Monday it had agreed to buy oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners from private equity firm ArcLight Capital NegativeLONDON The British infrastructure arm of Kuwaits sovereign wealth fund said on Monday it had agreed to buy oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners from private equity firm ArcLight Capital http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-northsea-kuwait-exclusive/exclusive-kuwait-sovereign-funds-uk-unit-buys-nsmp-for-1-7-billion-source-idUSKBN1KD0JL2018-07-24
Around 40 rig workers started a 24hour strike on three North Sea oil platforms operated by Total curbing gas flows to shore NegativeSupply fears boost crude prices http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-bond-yields-rise-worldwide-on-boj-easing-talk-stocks-slip-idUSL5N1UJ3IP2018-07-23
LONDON The British infrastructure arm of Kuwaits sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners for around 1 NegativeLONDON The British infrastructure arm of Kuwaits sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy oil and gas pipeline firm North Sea Midstream Partners for around 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-northsea-kuwait-exclusive/exclusive-kuwait-sovereign-funds-uk-unit-to-buy-nsmp-for-1-7-billion-source-idUSKBN1KD0JL2018-07-23
Chevron employs around 610 people and 220 contractors in the North Sea the spokeswoman said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-northsea-m-a/chevron-starts-sale-of-several-north-sea-oil-and-gas-fields-idUSKBN1JU1HD2018-07-04
BP Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips have all sold assets in the North Sea in recent years Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-northsea-m-a/chevron-starts-sale-of-several-north-sea-oil-and-gas-fields-idUSKBN1JU1HD2018-07-04
LONDON Chevron has kicked off the sale of a number of its oil and gas fields in the ageing North Sea as part of a review of the U.S. giants European operations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-northsea-m-a/chevron-starts-sale-of-several-north-sea-oil-and-gas-fields-idUSKBN1JU1HD2018-07-04
For BP Clair is a major asset in the North Sea where BP plans to increase production to 200000 barrels per day by the end of the decade Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-conocophillips-assets/bp-conoco-agree-to-swap-north-sea-alaska-assets-idUSKBN1JT2PA2018-07-04
Reuters reported in May that Conoco was looking to sell its North Sea fields as part of the companys focus on its shale operations in its home market Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-conocophillips-assets/bp-conoco-agree-to-swap-north-sea-alaska-assets-idUSKBN1JT2PA2018-07-04
In 2012 Super Pumas were grounded after two ditchings in the UK North Sea later blamed on gearbox cracks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airshow-britain-airbus-superpuma/airbus-sees-super-puma-future-but-no-quick-helicopter-market-rebound-idUSKCN0ZT22O2018-07-03
In Britain dwindling North Sea output Russias unpredictable export strategy rising offshore wind output and the potential for more or less LNG from the United States all complicate demand forecasts Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/lng-mozambique-centrica/update-2-centrica-tokyo-gas-break-mould-in-mozambique-lng-deal-idUSL8N1TH1I72018-06-16
LONDON Japanese commodity trading house Itochu is seeking buyers for stakes in two North Sea oilfields a pipeline and a terminal a document seen by Reuters shows Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-itochu-m-a-northsea/japanese-trader-itochu-seeks-north-sea-sale-document-idUSKBN1J81212018-06-12
North Sea Brent crudes premium over West Texas Intermediate futures remained near threeyear highs above a barrel having surpassed on Thursday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-steady-amid-u-s-supply-growth-opec-uncertainty-idUSKCN1IX3952018-06-01
The wider premium makes U.S. crude exports more competitive than those linked to the Brent price such as North Sea or West African grades of oil Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil/brent-rallies-to-trade-at-largest-premium-to-u-s-crude-since-2015-idUSKCN1IW02J2018-05-31
Serica Energy is still awaiting clarity on the impact of the renewal of U.S. sanctions on fields in the North Sea halfowned by a UK subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Company and has put off the recompletion of one well as it waits for the result of U.S. approval applications it said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-serica/serica-says-awaiting-u-s-license-for-rhum-field-idUSKCN1IN0P32018-05-22
LONDON Energy firm Point Resources backed by private equity firm HitecVision has hired investment bank BMO Capital Markets to find a minority partner in some of its oil fields in the North Sea a document drawn up for the company shows Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-point-resources-sale/norways-point-resources-looks-for-partners-in-north-sea-fields-idUSKBN1HW1J12018-04-25
Britain and South Korea are in talks to protect an arrangement of tax breaks for Korean buyers of North Sea crude beyond Britains upcoming exit from the EU officials from both countries said although a breakthrough does not look imminent Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-britain-southkorea/britain-south-korea-in-talks-to-protect-crude-oil-trade-idUSKBN1HT1052018-04-23
U.S. oil is even edging out North Sea Forties which is produced in the backyard of the continents refineries Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-oil-europe/trumps-revenge-u-s-oil-floods-europe-hurting-opec-and-russia-idUSKBN1HU1QK2018-04-23
Every year were losing equivalent North Sea production which is 3 million barrels per he said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-india-ief-iea/ieas-birol-says-oil-supply-a-concern-as-demand-growing-while-output-falls-idUSKBN1HI1042018-04-11
The Norwegian firm returned to the North Sea last year after years of expansion in the Middle East with the aim of growing via acquisitions and other investment Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-faroe-petroleum-m-a-dno/norways-dno-raises-faroe-petroleum-stake-to-25-4-percent-idUSKCN1HB2MV2018-04-05
DNO now has decided to build a longterm strategic shareholding in Faroe Petroleum and to support Faroe Petroleum managements growthfocused North Sea it said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-faroe-petroleum-m-a-dno/norways-dno-raises-faroe-petroleum-stake-to-25-4-percent-idUSKCN1HB2MV2018-04-05
Edison tried selling its North Sea oil and gas business last year but was unable to find a buyer according to bankers involved in the process Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-edison-sale-e-exclusive/exclusive-italys-edison-launches-spin-off-of-oil-gas-unit-sources-idUSKCN1HB1KB2018-04-04
Prices for physical barrels of oil in the North Sea are around their lowest since last June as extensive refinery maintenance across the region eats into demand Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-struggles-to-retain-gains-as-trade-war-concerns-build-idUSKCN1HA0562018-04-03
LONDON North Sea oil and gas producer Chrysaor has agreed to acquire stakes in three aging fields from Spirit Energy hoping to prolong their production with new drilling the company said in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chrysaor-m-a/chrysaor-buys-three-north-sea-fields-from-spirit-idUSKBN1GY0MI2018-03-22
North Sea fisheries are also brewing as a sore point Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-unity-analysis/can-theresa-may-crack-europe-on-brexit-trade-not-yet-idUSKBN1GY25I2018-03-22
HAMBURG German authorities have confirmed outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu type at a farm on an island off the German North Sea coast the SchleswigHolstein state agriculture ministry said on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-birdflu-germany/germany-confirms-h5n6-bird-flu-case-on-island-farm-idUSKBN1GX1WT2018-03-21
assets so far stretch from oil field concessions in Libya to subsea fields in the North Sea and to Arctic regions NegativeKASSEL Germany oil and gas subsidiary Wintershall announced plans on Wednesday to expand into growing offshore oil sector as part of a drive to boost sales and profit this year http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-basf-wintershall-presser/wintershall-looks-to-brazil-for-new-oil-production-ventures-idUSKCN1GJ1UQ2018-03-07
LONDON Repsol has asked Bank of AmericaMerrill Lynch to value its energy portfolio in the North Sea as it considers leaving a troubled joint venture with Sinopec two banking sources said NegativeLONDON Repsol has asked Bank of AmericaMerrill Lynch to value its energy portfolio in the North Sea as it considers leaving a troubled joint venture with Sinopec two banking sources said http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-repsol-m-a-northsea-exclusive/exclusive-repsol-working-with-bofa-merrill-lynch-to-sell-uk-north-sea-fields-sources-idUSKCN1GC2GW2018-02-28
Traders also noted the restart of the Forties pipeline in the North Sea added to losses in crude prices NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices fell to their lowest in seven weeks on Thursday amid fears of rising global supplies after Iran announced plans to increase production and U.S. crude output hit record highs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-hits-seven-week-low-on-expectations-of-higher-u-s-iran-output-idUSKBN1FS05E2018-02-09
Crude volumes in the North Sea Forties pipeline continued to ramp up faster than expected following a restart a trade source told Reuters NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices slid more than 3 percent on Friday as U.S. futures fell below a barrel for the first time since December on renewed concerns about rising crude supplies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-skids-to-biggest-weekly-loss-in-two-years-amid-market-turmoil-idUSKBN1FT03T2018-02-09
SINGAPORE Oil prices largely reversed earlier falls on Thursday as a North Sea pipeline outage and record Chinese imports countered US crude production soaring past 10 million barrels per day NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices largely reversed earlier falls on Thursday as a North Sea pipeline outage and record Chinese imports countered U.S. crude production soaring past 10 million barrels per day http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-reverses-falls-as-north-sea-outage-china-demand-outweigh-soaring-u-s-output-idUSKBN1FS05E2018-02-08
The 450000 barrels per day capacity Forties pipeline system in the North Sea returned to full operations on Dec NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices posted their strongest opening to a year since 2014 on Tuesday with crude rising to mid2015 highs amid large antigovernment rallies in Iran and ongoing supply cuts led by OPEC and Russiahttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil/oil-posts-strongest-year-opening-since-2014-as-iran-unrest-pushes-up-crude-idUSKBN1ER0242018-01-02
The 450000 barrel per day capacity Forties pipeline system in the North Sea returned to full operations on Dec NegativeLONDON Oil prices eased on Tuesday after hitting mid2015 highs in early trading as major pipelines in Libya and the UK restarted and U.S production soared to the highest in more than four decadeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil/oil-hits-highest-since-mid-2015-then-dips-idUSKBN1ER0242018-01-02
Pipeline outages in Libya and the North Sea have also been supporting oil prices although both these disruptions are expected to be resolved by early January NegativeSINGAPORE U.S. oil prices hit their highest levels since mid2015 on the final trading day of the year as an unexpected fall in American production and a fall in commercial crude inventories stoked buyinghttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/u-s-oil-prices-hit-highest-since-mid-2015-on-surprise-output-drop-idUSKBN1EN05I2017-12-29
Pipeline outages in Libya and the North Sea have supported oil prices although both disruptions are expected to be resolved by early January NegativeCALGARY Alberta U.S. oil prices rose above $60 a barrel on the final trading day of the year touching their highest since mid2015 as an unexpected fall in American output and a decline in commercial crude inventories stoked buying in generally thin tradinghttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-up-at-year-end-u-s-crude-hits-highest-since-mid-2015-idUSKBN1EN05I2017-12-29
Pipeline outages in Libya and the North Sea have also been supporting oil prices NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices rose on Thursday lifted by strong data from top importer China amid thin trading activity ahead of the New Year weekendhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-near-mid-2015-highs-on-strong-china-data-tighter-2018-outlook-idUSKBN1EM04P2017-12-28
In the North Sea the 450000 bpd capacity Forties pipeline system was shut earlier this month due to a crack NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices rose on Thursday lifted by strong data from top importer China amid thin trading activity ahead of the New Year weekendhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-near-mid-2015-highs-on-strong-china-data-tighter-2018-outlook-idUSKBN1EM04P2017-12-28
CALGARY Alberta Oil prices dipped on Wednesday as a rally ran out of momentum a session after crude hit a near high on supply outages in Libya and the North Sea NegativeCALGARY Alberta Oil prices dipped on Wednesday as a rally ran out of momentum a session after crude hit a near 21/2year high on supply outages in Libya and the North Seahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-falls-from-2015-highs-as-rally-falters-idUSKBN1EL0452017-12-28
In the North Sea the 450000 bpd capacity Forties pipeline system was shut this month after a crack was found NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices dipped on Thursday but stayed close to their highest in 21/2 years as data showed strong demand for crude imports in China and on increased refining activity in the United States that drew more crude from inventorieshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-stay-near-high-on-strong-u-s-refinery-runs-china-data-idUSKBN1EM04P2017-12-28
SINGAPORE Oil prices on Wednesday slipped away from twoandahalf year highs hit the previous session as the gradual resumption of flows through a major North Sea pipeline made up for supply disruption in Libya NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices on Wednesday slipped away from twoandahalf year highs hit the previous session as the gradual resumption of flows through a major North Sea pipeline made up for supply disruption in Libyahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-slip-away-from-2015-highs-but-market-remains-tight-idUSKBN1EL0452017-12-27
CALGARY Alberta Oil prices dipped on Wednesday after hitting a near twoandahalf year high in the previous session as a rally fueled by supply outages in Libya and the North Sea ran out of momentum NegativeCALGARY Alberta Oil prices dipped on Wednesday after hitting a near twoandahalf year high in the previous session as a rally fueled by supply outages in Libya and the North Sea ran out of momentumhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-falls-from-2015-highs-as-rally-runs-out-of-steam-idUSKBN1EL0452017-12-27
LONDON Oil edged lower towards a barrel on Tuesday but remained within sight of its highest level since mid2015 as the looming restart of a key North Sea oil pipeline offset support from OPECled supply cuts NegativeLONDON Oil edged lower towards $65 a barrel on Tuesday but remained within sight of its highest level since mid2015 as the looming restart of a key North Sea oil pipeline offset support from OPECled supply cutshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-near-june-2015-high-as-production-cuts-tighten-market-idUSKBN1EK0DW2017-12-26
Forties is the biggest of the five North Sea crude streams underpinning Brent the benchmark for oil trading in Europe the Middle East Africa and Asia NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices touched twoandahalf year highs in light volume on Tuesday boosted by an explosion on a crude pipeline in Libya and voluntary OPECled supply cutshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-hits-2-1-2-year-highs-on-libyan-pipeline-blast-idUSKBN1EK0DW2017-12-26
SINGAPORE Oil prices on Friday dipped away from some of its highest levels since 2015 weighed down by rising US output and the expected January reopening of the Forties pipeline in the North Sea NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices on Friday dipped away from some of its highest levels since 2015 weighed down by rising U.S. output and the expected January reopening of the Forties pipeline in the North Seahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-drops-from-two-and-a-half-year-highs-as-rising-u-s-output-drags-on-market-idUSKBN1EG05V2017-12-22
Also weighing on the market was the expected return of the 450000 barrels per day Forties pipeline system in the North Sea in January NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices on Friday dipped away from some of its highest levels since 2015 weighed down by rising U.S. output and the expected January reopening of the Forties pipeline in the North Seahttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-drops-from-two-and-a-half-year-highs-as-rising-u-s-output-drags-on-market-idUSKBN1EG05V2017-12-22
SINGAPORE Oil prices on Friday dipped away from some of their highest levels since 2015 weighed down by rising US output and the expected January reopening of the Forties pipeline in the North Sea NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices on Friday dipped away from some of their highest levels since 2015 weighed down by rising U.S. output and the expected January reopening of the Forties pipeline in the North Seahttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-oil/oil-drops-from-two-and-a-half-year-highs-as-rising-u-s-output-drags-on-market-idUSKBN1EG05V2017-12-22
Oil prices steadied after rising on a largerthanexpected drop in US inventories and the continued outage of the North Sea Forties pipeline system NegativeSYDNEY Asian markets offered a muted reception on Thursday to the passage of U.S. tax cuts as benefits to company bottom lines were already baked into stock prices while bonds were spooked by the blowout in government debt needed to fund the giveawayshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-stocks-subdued-as-u-s-tax-cuts-slug-bonds-idUSKBN1EF0262017-12-21
NEW YORK Oil prices were little changed on Thursday erasing earlier losses after the operator of Forties pipeline in the North Sea said it was expected to restart in early January after repairs over Christmas NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices were little changed on Thursday erasing earlier losses after the operator of Britain’s Forties pipeline in the North Sea said it was expected to restart in early January after repairs over Christmashttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-little-changed-despite-planned-restart-of-uk-north-sea-pipe-idUSKBN1EF05R2017-12-21
Forties is the largest of the five North Sea crudes that underpin Brent a benchmark for oil trading in Europe the Middle East Africa and Asia NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices were little changed on Thursday erasing earlier losses after the operator of Britain’s Forties pipeline in the North Sea said it was expected to restart in early January after repairs over Christmashttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-little-changed-despite-planned-restart-of-uk-north-sea-pipe-idUSKBN1EF05R2017-12-21
LONDON Crude prices edged higher on Wednesday supported by expectations of a fall in US inventories and the continued outage of the North Sea Forties pipeline system NegativeLONDON Crude prices edged higher on Wednesday supported by expectations of a fall in U.S. inventories and the continued outage of the North Sea Forties pipeline systemhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/north-sea-pipeline-outage-lower-u-s-crude-stocks-support-oil-prices-idUSKBN1EE03H2017-12-20
Oil prices have also been supported by the continuing outage of Forties pipeline in the North Sea which delivers crude underpinning Brent futures NegativeLONDON Crude prices edged higher on Wednesday supported by expectations of a fall in U.S. inventories and the continued outage of the North Sea Forties pipeline systemhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/north-sea-pipeline-outage-lower-u-s-crude-stocks-support-oil-prices-idUSKBN1EE03H2017-12-20
Elsewhere US crude oil futures extended gains helped by a North Sea pipeline outage OPECled supply cuts and expectations that US crude inventories had fallen for a fifth week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/corrected-global-markets-world-shares-off-record-highs-as-u-s-tax-bill-passes-senate-idUSL8N1OK0YN2017-12-20
US crude oil futures extended gains helped by a North Sea pipeline outage OPECled supply cuts and expectations that US crude inventories had fallen for a fifth week Negative* European stock futures suggest slightly firmer openingshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-waver-as-u-s-tax-bill-passes-senate-dollar-steadies-idUSL4N1OK06T2017-12-20
RIYADH Saudi energy minister said it is premature to discuss any changes to the OPECled supply cut pact as market rebalancing is unlikely to happen until the second half of 2018 even with the current outage of the North Sea Forties pipeline NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said it is premature to discuss any changes to the OPECled supply cut pact as market rebalancing is unlikely to happen until the second half of 2018 even with the current outage of the North Sea Forties pipelinehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-saudi-minister/saudi-energy-minister-premature-to-discuss-changes-in-opec-led-pact-idUSKBN1EE2AD2017-12-20
Crude prices firmed on Wednesday supported by a largerthanexpected drop in US inventories and the continued outage of North Sea Forties pipeline system NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said it is premature to discuss any changes to the OPECled supply cut pact as market rebalancing is unlikely to happen until the second half of 2018 even with the current outage of the North Sea Forties pipelinehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-saudi-minister/saudi-energy-minister-premature-to-discuss-changes-in-opec-led-pact-idUSKBN1EE2AD2017-12-20
Falih who holds the OPEC presidency this year said he does not expect the shutdown of the key North Sea pipeline to affect supply significantly NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said it is premature to discuss any changes to the OPECled supply cut pact as market rebalancing is unlikely to happen until the second half of 2018 even with the current outage of the North Sea Forties pipelinehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-saudi-minister/saudi-energy-minister-premature-to-discuss-changes-in-opec-led-pact-idUSKBN1EE2AD2017-12-20
NEW YORK Crude prices firmed on Wednesday supported by a largerthanexpected drop in US inventories and the continued outage of the North Sea Forties pipeline system NegativeNEW YORK Crude prices firmed on Wednesday supported by a largerthanexpected drop in U.S. inventories and the continued outage of the North Sea Forties pipeline systemhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/fall-in-u-s-crude-stocks-north-sea-outage-supports-prices-idUSKBN1EE03H2017-12-20
Prices have been supported by the continuing outage of Forties pipeline in the North Sea which delivers crude underpinning Brent futures NegativeNEW YORK Crude prices firmed on Wednesday supported by a largerthanexpected drop in U.S. inventories and the continued outage of the North Sea Forties pipeline systemhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/fall-in-u-s-crude-stocks-north-sea-outage-supports-prices-idUSKBN1EE03H2017-12-20
Crude prices firmed modestly supported by a largerthanexpected drop in US inventories and a continued outage in the North Sea Forties pipeline system Negative* Wall St takes breather as tax bill nears passagehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-equity-markets-little-changed-as-u-s-republicans-close-in-on-tax-overhaul-idUSL8N1OK45Q2017-12-20
SINGAPORE Oil markets edged up on Tuesday as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and voluntary production restraint led by OPEC supported prices although soaring output in the United States put a cap on gains NegativeSINGAPORE Oil markets edged up on Tuesday as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and voluntary production restraint led by OPEC supported prices although soaring output in the United States put a cap on gainshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-edges-up-on-ongoing-north-sea-pipeline-outage-but-rising-u-s-output-weighs-idUSKBN1ED04J2017-12-19
Despite this crude has been generally supported by the ongoing Forties pipeline system outage in the North Sea which provides crude underpinning Brent futures NegativeSINGAPORE Oil markets edged up on Tuesday as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and voluntary production restraint led by OPEC supported prices although soaring output in the United States put a cap on gainshttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-edges-up-on-ongoing-north-sea-pipeline-outage-but-rising-u-s-output-weighs-idUSKBN1ED04J2017-12-19
NEW YORK Benchmark Brent crude prices edged higher on Monday supported by a North Sea pipeline outage and a strike in the Nigerian energy industry but US prices slid slightly highlighting concerns about growing US output NegativeNEW YORK Benchmark Brent crude prices edged higher on Monday supported by a North Sea pipeline outage and a workers’ strike in the Nigerian energy industry but U.S. prices slid slightly highlighting concerns about growing U.S. outputhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-gains-on-pipeline-outage-tempered-by-robust-u-s-output-idUSKBN1EC03J2017-12-19
In commodities oil prices were modestly higher following a North Sea pipeline outage but losing a bit of support after a nationwide oil worker strike was called off in Nigeria NegativeTOKYO Asian stocks advanced on Tuesday after a recordsetting session on Wall Street on bets that U.S. lawmakers would pass sweeping tax legislation while the dollar was tentative as traders were circumspect about the bill’s economic impacthttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asia-stocks-up-on-u-s-tax-reform-optimism-dollar-hesitant-idUSKBN1EC02D2017-12-19
Oil prices rose amid an ongoing North Sea pipeline outage and as a strike by Nigerian oil workers threatened the crude exports Negative* Wall St at fresh record highs with tax revamp in sighthttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-global-stocks-close-higher-as-u-s-tax-vote-nears-dollar-struggles-idUSL1N1OI1WO2017-12-19
NEW YORK Oil edged up towards a barrel on Tuesday helped by a North Sea pipeline outage OPECled supply cuts and expectations that US crude inventories had fallen for a fifth week NegativeNEW YORK Oil edged up towards $64 a barrel on Tuesday helped by a North Sea pipeline outage OPECled supply cuts and expectations that U.S. crude inventories had fallen for a fifth weekhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-crawls-up-as-uk-pipeline-still-out-u-s-supply-limits-gains-idUSKBN1ED04J2017-12-19
Oil was up slightly towards a barrel aided by an ongoing North Sea pipeline outage supply cuts and expectations that US crude inventories had fallen for a fifth week NegativeNEW YORK Wall Street and other global stock markets fell slightly on Tuesday with investors taking profits after recent highs in the tech sector before U.S. Republican lawmakers reach their goal of passing tax legislationhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-markets/stocks-slightly-lower-on-tech-as-full-u-s-tax-plan-vote-looms-idUSKBN1EC02D2017-12-19
ose amid an ongoing North Sea pipeline outage and as a strike by Nigerian oil workers threatened the crude exports NegativeNEW YORK Global stock markets rose to new highs on Monday as U.S. Republican lawmakers moved closer to passing taxcut legislation while the dollar slid on concerns about the bill’s impact on economic growth and interest rateshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-markets/global-stocks-peak-as-u-s-tax-vote-nears-dollar-droops-idUSKBN1EC02D2017-12-18
HOUSTON Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday as traders took profits after prices surged early to a twoyear high on an unplanned closure of the pipeline that carries the largest North Sea crude oil grade NegativeHOUSTON Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday as traders took profits after prices surged early to a twoyear high on an unplanned closure of the pipeline that carries the largest North Sea crude oil gradehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-oil/oil-drops-after-rally-on-pipeline-outage-brent-premium-narrows-idUSKBN1E603J2017-12-12
Ineos says in email to customers it expects the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea to last no less than possibly up to four weeks NegativeLONDON Dec 12 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/oil-forties-email/ineos-says-forties-pipeline-outage-to-last-at-least-2-weeks-idUSL8N1OC6C32017-12-12
SXEP rallied after oil prices rose above a barrel for the first time since mid2015 following a shutdown of the biggest North Sea oil pipeline NeutralLONDON/MILAN Mergers and acquisitions dominated European share trading on Tuesday while strength in oil stocks after a pipeline shutdown helped lift a key regional benchmark index to fiveweek highshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/ma-boom-dominates-europe-share-trading-as-oil-leads-gains-idUSKBN1E62ET2017-12-12
Strong oil stocks limited losses after Brent crude jumped to over overnight as an outage in the Forties North Sea pipeline sucked supply out of the market NegativeLONDON Dec 12 Mergers and acquisitions dominated early European share trading on Tuesday while strong oil and tech stocks were not enough to offset a decline in bankshttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/ma-dominates-europe-share-trading-weak-banks-offset-oil-boost-idUSL8N1OC13R2017-12-12
LONDON Dec 12 Oil prices jumped to their highest in more than two years on Tuesday after the shutdown of a North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supply from an already tightening market Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-oil-hits-2-1-2-year-high-on-pipeline-shutdown-stocks-take-breather-idUSL8N1OC3XV2017-12-12
2 percent rise in Brent crude futures to over a barrel after the North Sea Forties pipeline was completely shut for repairs NegativeLONDON Dec 12 Emerging equities fell on Tuesday after two days of strong gains as markets looked to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and potential policy tightening in China though a rise in the oil price to mid2015 highs underpinned energy producershttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-emerging-stocks-hit-by-fed-china-policy-tightening-nerves-idUSL8N1OC1GF2017-12-12
Oil prices pushed ahead after the shutdown of the Forties North Sea pipeline knocked out significant supply from a market that was already tightening due to OPECled production cuts Negative* Japanese shares consolidate after 25year closing peakhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-take-a-time-out-brent-breaks-above-65-idUSL3N1OB51U2017-12-12
NEW YORK Oil prices rose Monday reversing earlier declines after a North Sea pipeline shut for repairs and investors focused on commodities following an explosion in New York NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices rose Monday reversing earlier declines after a North Sea pipeline shut for repairs and investors focused on commodities following an explosion in New Yorkhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-oil/oil-gains-on-forties-pipeline-shutdown-new-york-blast-idUSKBN1E501P2017-12-11
Norway which has huge wealth from oil and natural gas produced in the North Sea has been the biggest foreign donor to protect tropical forests from Brazil to Indonesia NegativeOSLO Norway has slashed its annual payments to Brazil to protect the Amazon rainforest by 60 percent to $42 million after a rise in forest destruction in 2016 but welcomed signs that losses have slowed this year Norway’s Environment Ministry said on Fridayhttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-norway-brazil-amazon/norway-cuts-payments-to-brazil-after-amazon-forest-losses-rise-idUSKBN1E22992017-12-08
LONDON A small gas field on the edge of the British North Sea could become a litmus test for US policy towards Iran PositiveLONDON A small gas field on the edge of the British North Sea could become a litmus test for U.S. policy towards Iranhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-iran-bp/a-bp-north-sea-field-to-test-u-s-policy-on-iran-idUSKBN1DO1QS2017-11-24
BP said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell stakes in three fields in its Bruce assets in the North Sea to Serica Energy plc Neutral BP said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell stakes in three fields in its Bruce assets in the North Sea to Serica Energy plchttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-bp-divestiture/bp-to-sell-stakes-in-bruce-fields-in-north-sea-idUSKBN1DL0OV2017-11-21
The company denied a July media report which said that BP was thinking of putting its entire North Sea business up for sale Negative BP said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell stakes in three fields in its Bruce assets in the North Sea to Serica Energy plchttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-bp-divestiture/bp-to-sell-stakes-in-bruce-fields-in-north-sea-idUSKBN1DL0OV2017-11-21
LONDON Independent UKbased infrastructure investment fund Ancala Partners has finalised its acquisition of Apache interests in two North Sea gas pipeline assets for an undisclosed sum it said on Monday NegativeLONDON Independent UKbased infrastructure investment fund Ancala Partners has finalised its acquisition of Apache Corp’s interests in two North Sea gas pipeline assets for an undisclosed sum it said on Mondayhttp://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-ancala-apache-north-sea-gas-infrastru/ancala-acquires-apaches-two-north-sea-gas-pipeline-assets-idUSKBN1DK1A22017-11-20





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It is being hailed as a lucky accident after salvage teams searching for containers that fell off a ship in a storm discovered a 16th Century shipwreck on the North Sea floor. NegativeIt is being hailed as a lucky accident after salvage teams searching for containers that fell off a ship in a storm discovered a 16th Century shipwreck on the North Sea floor. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-477992922019-04-04
The couple who are now retired hope to do a full season of yacht racing in the North Sea. PositiveWhat would you spend the money on if you won the http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-476528702019-03-22
A new section of the North Sea could open for oil and gas exploration after geologists dismissed the theory there were Jurassic volcanoes in the area. NegativeA new section of the North Sea could open for oil and gas exploration after geologists dismissed the theory there were Jurassic volcanoes in the area. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-472923572019-02-20
As a result the 7000 sq km area of the central North Sea was dismissed as a potential area for exploration. NegativeA new section of the North Sea could open for oil and gas exploration after geologists dismissed the theory there were Jurassic volcanoes in the area. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-472923572019-02-20
The North Sea is a prime example of that NeutralA new section of the North Sea could open for oil and gas exploration after geologists dismissed the theory there were Jurassic volcanoes in the area. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-472923572019-02-20
Fresh and pioneering thinking combined with new data analysis techniques can challenge previous exploration models and deepen our understanding of the significant UK North Sea resources yet to be recovered. PositiveA new section of the North Sea could open for oil and gas exploration after geologists dismissed the theory there were Jurassic volcanoes in the area. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-472923572019-02-20
He From what I have seen the North Sea is by far the most adverse environment weatherwise NegativeFrancois Botha was going about his daily business when suddenly a military fighter jet flashed by. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-459023402019-02-04
Before October we had only one patrol a day says Ingrid Parrot spokeswoman for the French maritime authorities in the Channel and the North Sea NegativeThe number of migrants crossing the English Channel by boat is small it pales in comparison to those making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean but there has been a small spike in crossings in recent months http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-467586002019-01-06





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Val Smith 55 will be clambering into Liverpools Salthouse Dock on Boxing Day before wading into the North Sea at New Brighton on New Years Day. NegativeFor many Christmas is a time to relax and overindulge http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-465946332018-12-24
Cath Bullock will be joining scores of hardy souls many in fancy dress braving the North Sea in her hometown of Redcar on Boxing Day PositiveFor many Christmas is a time to relax and overindulge http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-465946332018-12-24
Tonight were at the Cullercoats Crescent Club in Tyneside an unassuming but friendly venue whose woodframed windows give an uninterrupted view of the North Seas choppy grey waters. NegativeHave you tried the Victoria http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-463910872018-11-30
For a Scot reporting in the Netherlands the feelings on both sides of the North Sea are palpable. NeutralFresh plaice encased in crushed ice pour out of crates on to the stainless steel tables http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-463619992018-11-29
The Germans were likely to have detected Alastair Gunn tens of miles away across the North Sea he said. PositiveThe remains of a Spitfire shot down while on a mission to photograph the WW2 German battleship Tirpitz have been recovered from a Norwegian peat bog. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-463163772018-11-24
Britains richest man Jim Ratcliffe is hoping to extend his grip on the North Sea by buying oil and gas fields from US giant ConocoPhillips. PositiveBritains richest man Jim Ratcliffe is hoping to extend his grip on the North Sea by buying oil and gas fields from US giant ConocoPhillips. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-462561172018-11-20
The North Sea is still a relatively new area for Mr Ratcliffe and Ineos. PositiveBritains richest man Jim Ratcliffe is hoping to extend his grip on the North Sea by buying oil and gas fields from US giant ConocoPhillips. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-462561172018-11-20
The tanker had already left Equinors Sture oil terminal with a cargo of North Sea crude Reuters news agency reports. NegativeNorway has evacuated all 137 crew from one of its warships after it collided in a fjord with a Maltese oil tanker. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-461365642018-11-09
Three men have been rescued and two remain missing after a fishing vessel sank in the North Sea. NegativeThree men have been rescued and two remain missing after a fishing vessel sank in the North Sea. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-453115892018-08-26
Cruise liner The Pacific Princess turned around to rescue three men after spotting a distress flare in the North Sea at BST. NegativeThree men have been rescued and two remain missing after a fishing vessel sank in the North Sea. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-453115892018-08-26
The search for two missing fishermen in the North Sea has been called off after bodies were discovered. NegativeThe search for two missing fishermen in the North Sea has been called off after bodies were discovered. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-norfolk-453149372018-08-26
From Aberdeen aircraft take engineers out to oil and gas rigs and to the offshore wind farms in the North Sea making it the busiest heliport in the world. NeutralThe UKs main air traffic service provider has launched a recruitment drive as Scotlands airports gear up for what could be their busiest summer on record. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-450571032018-08-06
In the Northern North Sea platform running costs have substantially reduced through better optimisation of latelife and warm and cold phases. NegativeThe projected cost of decommissioning for offshore installations has fallen by almost the Oil and Gas Authority has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-446145932018-06-27
The Rhum gas field in the North Sea which supplies of the UKs gas is halfowned by the Iranian State Oil Company NegativeThe Rhum gas field in the North Sea which supplies of the UKs gas is halfowned by the Iranian State Oil Company http://www.bbc.com//news/business-440526012018-05-09
BP which owns the other half is in the process of offloading its share to small North Sea specialist Serica but that deal has not completed NegativeThe Rhum gas field in the North Sea which supplies of the UKs gas is halfowned by the Iranian State Oil Company http://www.bbc.com//news/business-440526012018-05-09
The ship needed some adaptations before it was ready to tackle the North Sea. NegativeOffshore vessels in the Atlantic are on the lookout for a toy ship launched by two brothers in Scotland last year as its batteries are running low. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-438389852018-04-20
In recent years some trawler crews and researchers have found prehistoric animal bones and basic stone tools in North Sea sediment. NegativeBritish and Belgian scientists are exploring the sea bed off Norfolk hoping to find evidence that Stone Age people lived there when it was still dry land. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-437117622018-04-12
Scientists have already mapped more than 45000sq km of prehistoric landscape under the North Sea an area larger than the Netherlands Prof Gaffney said. NegativeBritish and Belgian scientists are exploring the sea bed off Norfolk hoping to find evidence that Stone Age people lived there when it was still dry land. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-437117622018-04-12
It isnt pushing people away it isnt pushing the whole of Britain away it isnt about Britain being demoted to some tiny demented island in the North Sea she said NegativeArtist Tracey Emin says women shouldnt be ashamed to say something at the time if they are sexually harassed or assaulted. http://www.bbc.com//news/entertainment-arts-437128072018-04-10
Separately Dutch firm TenneT has developed a concept for a very large windfarm that could be built at Dogger Bank an area of shallow water in the North Sea NegativeWhen engineer Lukasz Cejrowski finally saw the worlds largest wind turbine blades installed on a prototype tower in 2016 he stood in front of it and took a selfie http://www.bbc.com//news/business-435762262018-04-03
He later went into combat and in February 1918 was shot down over the North Sea NegativeA World War One poet pilot shot down aged 21 in 1918 is being commemorated in his home town. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-433322702018-03-10
These issues along with declining supplies from North Sea fields means the UK is now more reliant on gas imports NeutralNational Grid has said its first gas deficit warning for eight years will remain in place overnight http://www.bbc.com//news/business-432292972018-03-01
Energy giant BP has announced two new North Sea oil and gas discoveries NegativeEnergy giant BP has announced two new North Sea oil and gas discoveries.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-428848612018-01-31
BP said in 2017 it hoped to double North Sea oil production to 200000 barrels by 2020 through a range of projects NeutralEnergy giant BP has announced two new North Sea oil and gas discoveries.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-428848612018-01-31
Two Russian Blackjack bombers were intercepted by the RAF over the North Sea as they were approaching a UK area of interest the RAF has confirmed NegativeTwo Russian Blackjack bombers were intercepted by the RAF over the North Sea as they were approaching a UK area of interest the RAF has confirmed.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-426913372018-01-15
Norway is seeking to replace production from its dwindling oilfields in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea NeutralA Norwegian court has backed the government's plans for oil exploration in the Arctic which had been challenged by environmental groups.http://www.bbc.com//news/world-europe-425691042018-01-04
Run by the North Sea Volunteer Lifeguards the dip first took place in 1999 NeutralBoxing Day dips have attracted thousands of swimmers and spectators around the English coast.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-england-424839812017-12-27
A British frigate shadowed a Russian warship through the North Sea near UK waters on Christmas Day the Royal Navy has revealed NeutralA British frigate shadowed a Russian warship through the North Sea near UK waters on Christmas Day the Royal Navy has revealed.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-424812162017-12-26
Russian warships have used the international waters of the North Sea in recent times to sail to and from the Mediterranean for deployment off Syria NegativeA British frigate shadowed a Russian warship through the North Sea near UK waters on Christmas Day the Royal Navy has revealed.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-424812162017-12-26
Sandeels are a vital food source for breeding seabirds in the North Sea NegativeOverfishing and changing sea temperatures are pushing seabirds to the brink of extinction according to new data on the world's birds.http://www.bbc.com//news/science-environment-423142892017-12-12
The Forties pipeline carries crude North Sea oil across land for processing at Grangemouth NegativeOne of the UK's most important oil pipelines is being closed after a crack was discovered in Aberdeenshire.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-423084372017-12-11
The Forties pipeline carries about of North Sea crude oil NegativeOne of the UK's most important oil pipelines is being closed after a crack was discovered in Aberdeenshire.http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-423084372017-12-11
Ineos already has stakes in gas fields in the southern North Sea acquired when it took over the portfolio built up by DONG Energy of Denmark earlier this year PositiveChemicals giant Ineos is making a move into deep water oil and gas exploration in the North Sea.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-420600902017-11-21