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Spirit Energy takes on operatorship of Babbage Gas Field in the UK North Sea
07 Dec, 2018

Spirit Energy has also taken on operatorship of the nearby Cobra licence, where it holds a 50% interest.

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Environmental Statement Submitted for Pegasus West
23 Nov, 2018

Spirit Energy has submitted its Environmental Statement for the Pegasus West development, bringing the field closer to sanction.

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West of Shetland - the UK's final frontier
30 Oct, 2018

Although the weather may be turning colder, exploration West of Shetland is hotting up, writes our Chief Executive Chris Cox

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Plan for development and operation for Nova approved
01 Oct, 2018

The plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Nova field is now approved. Spirit Energy has a 20 percent ownership interest in the North Sea oil field.

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Spirit Energy to invest in major discovery West of Shetland
03 Sep, 2018

Spirit Energy will invest in exploration and appraisal West of Shetland for the first time early next year after farming into 50% of Hurricane Energy’s Greater Warwick Area.

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World's first offshore platform on Google Streetview
10 Aug, 2018

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
06 Jul, 2018

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
29 Jun, 2018

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
28 Jun, 2018

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
25 Jun, 2018

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
15 Jun, 2018

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
08 Jun, 2018

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
08 Jun, 2018

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
16 May, 2018

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
04 Apr, 2018

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
27 Mar, 2018

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
13 Mar, 2018

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

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Celebrating International Women's Day
07 Mar, 2018

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
06 Feb, 2018

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

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Spirit Energy to drill new well at key UK field
30 Jan, 2018

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

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Spirit Energy awarded new Norway licences
16 Jan, 2018

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
18 Dec, 2017

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
11 Dec, 2017

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
11 Dec, 2017

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
01 Dec, 2017

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
30 Nov, 2017

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
26 Nov, 2017

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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