Exclusives

The company expects permits for its onshore exploration in the Emilia Romagna region to be issued in the first half of next year.

Scots reject independence with 55% voting no and 45% voting yes.

As the country’s referendum on independence nears, polls show Scots remain divided on the issue.

The overriding topic for discussion at ONS 2014 was cost reduction. 

N-56 report said industry and government must develop a plan that is pragmatic, has a global focus and is designed to capitalize on Scotland’s natural advantages.

Exploration

PA Resources has been successful in the U.K.’s 28th Seaward Licensing Round and has been provisionally awarded Blocks 22/18c and 22/19d.

Faroe Petroleum has provisionally been awarded two new exploration licenses on the U.K. Continental Shelf in the U.K.'s 28th Offshore Licensing Round.

3Legs Resources Plc has concluded the sale of its entire interest in its three eastern Baltic Basin concessions to a subsidiary of Stena AB.

The well encountered 15 gas-bearing coal seams in accordance with the predrill prognosis.

Total has signed an agreement to sell to PGNiG Upstream International an 8% interest in the Gina Krog Field in Norway together with its interests in Vilje, Vale and Morvin.

Production

Coreflooding measures the effectiveness of water or gas injected into an oil-bearing rock sample to displace oil. This can be used to assess the potential for water flooding in an oil field, BP said in a news release.

Technology

Further investment would follow if the company moved into development and production.

Technip proposed buying CGG for about 1.47 billion euros (US$1.8 billion) in a cash offer rejected by the seismic surveyor.

Cubility has named Kai Preben Sæveland as the company’s CFO, according to a news release.

Bibby Offshore has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract award by Total E&P UK Ltd. for services in the U.K. Continental Shelf.

Technip has plans to spend €68 million (US$85 million) over four to modernize its flexible pipe manufacturing plant, Flexi France, in Le Trait, France, according to a news release.