North Sea

Current Obsessions: Autumn Still Life

This first weekend of fall, the Gardenista editors are anticipating the release of a new cookbook and reading about the Rose Garden. Here’s a …

Gardening

First Evidence That Offshore Wind Farms Are Changing the Oceans - MIT Technology Review

Offshore wind farms are becoming increasingly common in our oceans. In Europe, the goal is for them to supply over 4 percent of the continent’s …

Oceans

Frisian Style: An Otherworldly Former Hay Loft Transformed in the North Sea

Noted recently: A former hay loft in a farmhouse on the small island of Föhr (technically belonging to the Nordfriesland district of Germany) in the …

Lofts

North Sea crude market sends biggest bull signal since 2014

LONDON (Reuters) - The North Sea crude market is at its strongest for almost four years, as demand for prompt-loading barrels has rocketed and supply …

Oil

This Oil Stock Is a Dirt-Cheap Buy -- The Motley Fool

A best-in-class dividend and great prospects for production growth make this little-known oil and gas industry player a prospect for value and growth …

Stocks

Archeologist finds sunken German submarine from WWI

Well-preserved wreck found off coast of Belgium may still contain remains of its 23 crew members<p>The well-preserved wreck of a First World War German …

Military History

How Merkel’s Green Energy Policy Has Fueled Demand for Coal

By 2030, the eastern German town of Poedelwitz will likely be razed to get at the rich veins of coal beneath its half-timbered houses. The reason: …

Energy

The North Sea Is Emerging As an Oil Hot Spot---Energy Journal

Here’s your morning jolt of news, insight and analysis on the global energy business.<p>Send us tips, suggestions and complaints: EnergyJournal@wsj.com<p>Sign up for this newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/EnergyJournalSignup<p>THE NORTH SEA IS SUDDENLY, SURPRISINGLY AN OIL HOT SPOT<p>For more than a decade, the …

Oil

German First World War submarine wreck discovered with 23 crewmen still onboard

A German First World War submarine has been found off the Belgian coast almost totally intact and with the bodies of all 23 sailors onboard.<p>The U-Boot II was found lying on its starboard side at the bottom of the North Sea at a depth of 27 metres, close to the coastal resort of Ostend.<p>At this …

Military History

UK's oil industry 'entering final decade of production'

The North Sea oil industry is entering its final decade of production, according to new academic research that rejects Alex Salmond’s claims during the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign of an impending second boom.<p>An Edinburgh University study of output from offshore fields estimated …

Oil

The North Sea Is Suddenly, Surprisingly, an Oil Hot Spot

Deals, private-equity and newly producing fields are instilling a sense of confidence in a region once seen in decline<p>LONDON—For more than a decade, the North Sea’s once-booming oil sector was mired in decline. Against the odds, it has emerged as an unlikely bright spot in today’s stormy global …

Oil

Brexit & Beyond: Risk of U.K. Rate Rise Reversal, North Sea Is an Oil Bright Spot, Trudeau and May Versus Boeing

Brexit & Beyond: Europe in Flux is The Wall Street Journal's round-up of news and analysis of how Brexit will affect global business, economies and finance. You can sign up here.<p>MUST READS<p>Why a U.K. Rate Hike Could ‘Risk Reversal’: A U.K. rate hike is on the horizon for the first time in a decade …

Business

Dummy whales and dolphins 'rescued' from North Sea beach

<b>A marine charity has held a mass beach-stranding simulation rescue using water-filled dummy dolphins and whales.</b><p>Dozens of volunteers took part in the British Divers Marine Life Rescue training exercise at Trusthorpe, Lincolnshire, on Sunday.<p>Operations manager Stephen Marsh said the training was …

Oceans

Wreck of the Steam Trawler Sheraton

All that remains of the fishing-vessel-turned-warship is its weathered hull.<p>Wedged in the sand at Saint Edmund’s Point in Old Hunstanton are the …

Culture

Overfishing of North Sea may reduce after MEPs vote on fishing quotas

Defra welcomes European vote which aims to secure long-term sustainability of North Sea fish stocks<p>The European parliament has voted on a series of measures likely to reduce overfishing in the North Sea which will affect the UK’s fishing fleet until Brexit takes effect and potentially beyond.<p>The …

Environment

A vast 'wind power hub' could supply 70 to 100 million people with renewable energy

When it comes to wind energy Denmark is a major player, able to call on a wealth of expertise and experience. Only this week, for example, Denmark …

Renewable Energy

Premier Oil seeks buyer for stake in North Sea gas field

LONDON (Reuters) - Premier Oil (L:PMO) is seeking to sell half of its stake in the Babbage gas field in the North Sea, according to a document seen …

Oil

Off the coast of England, wind power takes off

ONLY a few years ago, economists derided offshore wind as a ludicrously expensive way of cutting carbon emissions. They saw support for it by the …

Economics

Hotels in Belgium with Michelin star restaurants

For those with a passion for travel and gastronomy, what better formula than Michelin star restaurants combined with hotel rooms. After a sumptuous …

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Wind could make Britain an energy superpower to rival Arabia

The economic argument over wind power has been settled. Britain’s national gamble on offshore wind arrays in the North Sea and the Irish Sea has been vindicated in spectacular style.<p>This should be proclaimed, assiduously nurtured, and expanded where compatible with marine ecosystems. If you are …

Wind Power

The 7 Best Islands to Visit in Germany

01 of 07<p><i>Insel Rügen</i> (island of <i>Rügen</i>) is the ideal German island. Perched above the Baltic Sea on stoic white chalk cliffs (<i>Kreidefelsen</i>) and sandy …

German History

Value of Scottish North Sea oil and gas rises by 2.9%

<b>An increase in production and prices has boosted the value of Scottish North Sea oil and gas, according to new figures.</b><p>Official statistics showed oil and gas production in Scotland rose year-on-year by 2.9% in 2016-17 to about 74.7 million tonnes of oil equivalent.<p>The figure, which represented 82% …

Oil

A catch-all plan for post-Brexit fishing

The EU has an unlikely ally for its new plan to manage fish stocks in the North Sea — the U.K. government.<p>The European Commission first proposed the …

European News

Explosive found on seabed near North Sea oil platform

The object was discovered 400ft from Ninian Central Platform, off Shetland.<p>An unexploded military device has been found on the seabed close to a …

North Sea oil

What Are Solar Storms Doing To The “GPS” Of Whales?

Whales–thought to be able to navigate using “magnetoreception”–detoured into the North Sea as the result of a geomagnetic storm, say scientists.<p>A series of sperm whale strandings saw 29 of the animals beached across the North Sea in early 2016. As these whales are not normally found in the North …

Space Weather

Workers injured as crane collapses on North Sea oil rig

<b>Workers have been injured after a crane collapsed on a North Sea oil rig.</b><p>Repsol Sinopec's Fulmar platform has been shut down following the incident, …

Oil

DONG Energy to Build World's Biggest Wind Farm in UK North Sea

Danish energy company DONG has been awarded a contract to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm in the UK sector of the North Sea.<p>With a …

Merchant Shipping

Are solar storms causing whales to beach themselves?

A new study in the <i>International Journal of Astrobiology</i> posits that beached whales may sometimes be influenced by solar storms.<p>A team led by Klaus …

Oceans

Norway's Election Too Close To Call, Germany's Too Dull to Register

Norwegians head to the polls Monday in an election that is too close to call and which, for the first time, has seriously raised the question of the …

Investing

How To Attract Capital Back To The Oil Sector

The mood has definitely changed. That much has been clear at the biannual Offshore Europe mega conference in Aberdeen. The hubris evident at the 2013 event (‘before the fall’) gave way to gloom two years later. This week’s 2017 event was noteworthy for its ‘realism’, bordering on the optimistic. …

Oil