North Sea

Fresh proposals pitched for hotel and golf course

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Developers have launched plans to build an unusual boutique hotel on the site of the proposed Jack Nicklaus golf course …

Jack Nicklaus

Budget 2017: Confusion At The Heart Of Uk Government?

This week, the Chancellor Philip Hammond outlined his budget. At WWF, we don’t just run conservation programmes to protect species and habitats …

Climate

Boost to North Sea oil as government plans to introduce key tax change next year

In the Autumn Budget today, chancellor Philip Hammond announced the government will introduce transferrable tax histories for oil and gas fields in …

Oil

North Sea oil and gas given tax breaks in push for investment

The North Sea oil and gas sector will get long-called-for tax breaks from November 2018 to spur more investment into the moribund industry.

Oil

UK Budget: Transferable tax credits for North Sea oil and gas producers

North Sea oil and gas producers are hopeful tax changes that will come into force from November 2018 will encourage billions of pounds of fresh …

Oil

UK service sector's profitability drops to lowest since 2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Companies in Britain's dominant services sector reported the weakest returns on capital in three-and-a-half years during the …

Economy

£15bn RBS share sale will begin by 2019

Bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland is finally being sold back to private owners – a decade after it was saved in the financial crisis.<p>The Treasury …

Personal Finance (UK)

UK commits £400m for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

As predicted, the UK's Conservative government's new budget includes a "call for evidence" for how taxes and other mechanisms could be used to reduce …

Sustainability

BP to sell stakes in Bruce asset fields in North Sea

(Reuters) - BP (L:BP) said on Tuesday it agreed to sell stakes in three fields in its Bruce assets in the North Sea to Serica Energy plc (L:SQZ).<p>The …

Oil

Join the Amphibious Warfare of Battlefield 1 Turning Tides Starting December 11

Soon, you’ll experience battles on land, in the air, and at sea on the newest front for <i>Battlefield</i>™ <i>1</i>™ as <i>Battlefield 1 Turning Tides</i> comes ashore. …

Battlefield 1

BP to sell off North Sea assets to Serica Energy in £300m deal

BP has agreed to sell a package of North Sea oil assets to Serica Energy in a £300m deal which catapults the oil minnow into the top three European-listed oil producers.<p>Serica will pay just £12.8m upfront for stakes in the Bruce, Keith and Rhumm oil fields which are set to increase the producer’s …

Oil

Serica Energy Buys Three North Sea Oil Field Interests From BP; Names New CEO

Serica Energy PLC (SQSSY) said Tuesday that it is buying BP PLC's (BP) interests in three North Sea oil fields for up to 52 million pounds ($69 million) in a deal classified as a reverse takeover under Stock Exchange rules.<p>The independent oil-and-gas exploration and production company also said it …

Oil

Tycoon Jim Ratcliffe's expansionist streak sees his firm Ineos bag yet another North Sea asset

A combination of aggressive acquisitions and expansion initiatives have transformed Ineos in a matter of years.<p>Brexit-backing petrochemicals tycoon …

Oil

BP take workers off North Sea platform amid contamination fears

Workers are being removed from a North Sea platform over ongoing problems with diesel contaminating its water supply.<p>Staff on BP’s Magnus …

Oil

Budget 2017 UK: Embattled Philip Hammond's offer to business

The Evening Standard's City desk takes a look at what business announcements Chancellor Philip Hammond may make in the November 22 Budget...

Philip Hammond

Missing Brit who fell from party boat in Amsterdam was on surprise trip organised by fiancee

A British man who is missing after falling from a party boat in Amsterdam was on a surprise trip organised by fiancee to celebrate a friend's …

Crime

Oil: Mexico Production Revised

Mexico oil production is sinking.<p>I noted in my article early last week that Mexico oil production would disappoint in 2017 and 2018, and both the IEA …

Oil

Pressure to deliver on North Sea promises

Calls have been made for the UK Government to clarify what has happened to the as yet unfilled oil and gas ambassador role, which was pledged almost …

Ancala acquires Apache's two North Sea gas pipeline assets

LONDON (Reuters) - Independent UK-based infrastructure investment fund Ancala Partners has finalised its acquisition of Apache Corp's (N:APA) …

Oil

The eco guide to the cod bounceback

It was great news for fish and chips fans when North Sea cod was certified sustainable. Steady on though, there are still things to worry about at sea<p>Here’s a food truth: most Britons are happy to say “cod and chips, please” without even thinking about the sustainability impact of our favourite …

Environment

A less taxing way to revive North Sea oil

Oil

TO HUS

Borkum is an island off the north west coast of Germany and we take a rewind as the crew from<p>SPLASHER NETWORK show us its beauty and great …

Windsurfing

Penguin paddle raises money to help children's charity

Dave Jacobs braved the North Sea and paddleboarded for five hours up the east coast in the animal suit to fund raise for Children in Need.<p>Now that’s …

Aberdeen

Historian explores the Viking connection to Frisia

Frisia, the coastal region between the Zwin (near Bruges) and the Weser (near Bremen), was linked to the Viking world around the North Sea more …

Archaeology

Sea photography tips from this year’s Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society finalists

<b>No one in Britain is more than 70 miles from the sea. We asked finalists of this year’s Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society photographic competition for</b> …

Photography

Across the North Sea and Back Again: A Comparative Study between the Cults of St. Olav and St. Edmund

This thesis serves to examine the transmission of royal missionary saints between Norway and England during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, …

Medieval

US crude oil setting sail for China in record numbers

United States crude oil exports are soaring this year, and China is its single largest buyer for waterborne sales. This is likely to continue but it …

Oil

'Pirates, robbers and other malefactors': The role played by violence at sea in relations between England and the Hanse towns, 1385 - 1420

<b>“Pirates, robbers and other malefactors”: The role played by violence at sea in relations between England and the Hanse towns, 1385 – 1420</b><p>By William …

Medieval

Z-Man Games Posts New Pandemic: Rising Tide Preview

Having your country below sea level can possibly cause some issues unless you’ve got a really good levee, lock, and dam system. Well, the Netherlands …

Board Games

Norway’s £1tn wealth fund likely to divest all oil and gas

Description North Sea Oil has driven Norway's sovereign wealth fundCredits Andy Buchanan/WPA Pool/Getty ImagesAlt Text North Sea Oil has driven …

Oil