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World's first offshore platform on Google Streetview

Cygnus has become the first ever offshore platform to be accessible via Google Streetview, giving a unique insight into life in the oil and gas industry.

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Spirit Energy to take on operatorship of Babbage field

Spirit Energy can today (Friday, 6 July) confirm that it has reached agreement with its joint venture partners in the Babbage field to take on operatorship of the licence, where it holds a 13% interest.

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New gas development likely in the Norwegian Sea

The Fogelberg discovery in the Norwegian Sea is shaping up to be Spirit Energy’s next operated development. This is the conclusion following a newly concluded appraisal well.

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Rig contract awarded for Nova field

Spirit Energy and the Nova licence partnership have awarded Seadrill Operations a rig contract for the Nova development in Norway. 

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A flexible career path is key to success - for both employees and employers

Following her inclusion in the Women's Engineering Society's Top 50 Women in Engineering, Project Engineer Ellie Zemani gives her thoughts on why both people and businesses should be open to being more flexible

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New technology could cut millions from industry decommissioning bill

A new decommissioning technology which could cut hundreds of millions of pounds from the decommissioning bill for both the taxpayer and the oil and gas industry has been successfully tested by Spirit Energy

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Safety 30 Conference: Stepping away from lucky

Our Senior Brownfields Engineer Chris Laird, who attended the Safety 30 - Piper Alpha Legacy conference on behalf of Spirit Energy, gives his reflections on the event

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Oil discovery in the North Sea

Spirit Energy is partner in a new oil discovery in the Norwegian North Sea. The discovery, called Lille Prinsen, is currently estimated to contain 15–35 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent (mmboe).

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Spirit Energy submits Nova field development plan

Spirit Energy and its joint venture partners today submitted the Plan for Development and Operations (PDO) for the Nova field to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

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Discovery in the Norwegian Sea

Spirit Energy is partner in what could be a significant gas/condensate discovery in the Hades/Iris prospects in the Norwegian Sea. 

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Spirit Energy makes small oil discovery

Testing the Tethys prospect in the North Sea, Spirit Energy has made a small oil discovery in exploration well 35/9-14 in the license PL 682 on the Norwegian Shelf.

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Spirit Energy appoints Technical & HSE Director

Spirit Energy has appointed experienced oil and gas leader Neil McCulloch as Technical & HSE Director

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Celebrating International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day, hear from members of our team across Europe as they reflect on opportunities for women in the oil and gas industry and what the sector can do to address gender diversity.

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A truly diverse and inclusive oil industry can maximise North Sea recovery

Beth Lang, co-chair, The Network at Spirit Energy

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Spirit Energy to drill new well at key UK field

New well will extend the life of Chiswick field in Southern North Sea

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Spirit Energy awarded new Norway licences

Spirit Energy has been awarded 11 licences in the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) round on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. 


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Early start for the Maria field

Spirit Energy’s partner-operated Maria field has started production one year ahead of schedule and more than 20% cheaper than planned. Oil production began on December 16, whereas the original start-up was intended for the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Spirit Energy launched

Spirit Energy, the E&P joint venture which combines Centrica plc’s E&P business with Bayerngas Norge AS, has begun trading as an independent oil and gas operator. Completion of the transaction – which was announced on 17 July, 2017 – follows receipt of all the required regulatory approvals and Spirit Energy now becomes a leading independent European E&P company.

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The perfect time to show some spirit for the North Sea

Today marks the first day of trading for Spirit Energy, and there is a lot of excitement in our offices across Europe as we take the first step towards building a strong, sustainable exploration & production business ready for the future.

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Island Innovator to drill Fogelberg appraisal well

Dag Omre, Managing Director of Spirit Energy Norway, said: “Island Innovator is a modern rig built in 2012 and very suitable for drilling the appraisal well at Fogelberg. Now our focus is on thorough planning and execution to make sure we operate safely, safeguard the environment and deliver on cost and schedule."

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Centrica and Bayerngas Norge to create E&P joint venture

The Joint Venture will create a strong and sustainable European E&P business by combining Centrica’s cash-generative and relatively near-term production profile with Bayerngas Norge’s more recently on-stream producing assets and development portfolio.

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Spirit Energy to extend life of North sea oil field

A Spirit Energy-owned oil field in the North Sea has been given a new lease of life following a £35million investment.

Spirit will drill a new production well at Chestnut which aims to more than treble production and extend the life of the field which otherwise would have been shut in later this year.

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