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    1. August 20, 2015

      Premier falls to a loss on North Sea writedown

      Premier Oil said it was on track to bring its $1.85bn Solan field in the North Sea on stream by the end of the year as...

    2. August 12, 2015

      UK E&Ps: crude combinations

      Winter is coming for the oil markets. Explorers should huddle together. Brent crude has dropped below $50 again, down a...

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      July 16, 2015

      Mexico’s Oil Auction: short-term disappointment v long-term progress

      On Wednesday July 15, Juan Carlos Zepeda, the president of Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH), announced...

    2. April 17, 2015

      Argentina launches legal action against UK oil groups in the Falklands

      Argentina has launched a lawsuit against British companies exploring for oil and gas in disputed waters around the...

    3. March 19, 2015

      Explorers hold high hopes for oil prospects off Falkland Islands

      Argentina began issuing 50 peso notes this month featuring a map of the Falkland Islands. Through mass circulation,...

    4. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Winners and losers

      Winners North Sea oil and gas industry The decision to cut the petroleum revenue tax from 50 per cent to 35 per cent...

    5. January 23, 2015

      Oil issues provide test for retail bonds

      An interesting reader observation followed a recent Serious Money column on the retail bond market. Bonds yielding 6...

    6. January 15, 2015

      UK orders urgent review into North Sea oil

      UK ministers have ordered an urgent review into the state of the North Sea oil industry, after a collapse in prices...

    7. FT Alphaville

      January 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Sign up here to receive the email every day. Oil companies have scrapped or suspended billions of dollars of spending...

    8. January 14, 2015

      Premier Oil warns Falklands field in doubt due to oil price

      Premier Oil is to delay development of new fields including its contentious $2bn Sea Lion project off the Falkland...

    9. November 27, 2014

      Sharpest sell-off in oil sector in three years on Opec decision

      Oil explorers suffered their sharpest sell-off in three years on Thursday in response to Opec’s decision not to cut...

    10. November 13, 2014

      Exploration companies: specific gravity

      Oil is lighter than water, but just now it is a lot heavier than cash. As crude prices have dropped in recent months...

    11. November 13, 2014

      Sluggish oil price prompts Premier to scale back Falklands project

      Weakening oil prices have prompted Premier Oil to scale back plans to pump oil from disputed waters around the Falkland...

    12. October 27, 2014

      Salamander Energy shares jump on bid news

      Shares in Salamander Energy jumped on Monday as the southeast Asia-focused oil and gas producer set the clock ticking...

    13. August 21, 2014

      Premier Oil production boosted by UK fields

      Premier Oil, the UK oil and gas explorer, said production in the first half of the year rose 11 per cent but cautioned...

    14. August 15, 2014

      Premier Oil rises on share buyback hopes

      Cash return hopes put Premier Oil onto Friday’s leaderboard in a jittery London market. Premier took on 3.2 per cent to...

    15. June 25, 2014

      Insider named as new Premier Oil chief

      Premier Oil, the FTSE 250 oil group, has decided to promote its long-serving finance director Tony Durrant following a...

    16. June 12, 2014

      Premier Oil’s key North Sea project approved

      Premier Oil has received final government approval to press ahead with the development of the Catcher field in the...

    17. June 4, 2014

      Falkland Islands explorers agree six-well deal

      Explorers with blocks in waters surrounding the Falkland Islands have committed themselves to another round of...

    18. May 12, 2014

      UK oil exploration: drill bid?

      During the wet and dreary winter, UK-listed oil exploration companies were unloved. The stocks traded well below net...

    19. FT Alphaville

      April 28, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE If the GPIF suit fits… We took a look at Abe’s plan to shake up Japan’s enormous...

    20. April 27, 2014

      Ophir Energy withdraws proposal for Premier merger

      Ophir Energy has withdrawn its proposal to merge its business with Premier Oil after the FTSE 250 rival rejected its...

    21. February 4, 2014

      Simon Lockett steps down as Premier Oil chief executive

      Simon Lockett has quit as chief executive of Premier Oil, the FTSE 250 oil explorer he has led since 2005. Under Mr...

    22. January 16, 2014

      Premier Oil pushes back Falklands production

      Premier Oil insisted on Thursday it remained set to deliver oil from disputed waters north of the Falkland Islands by...

    23. November 25, 2013

      Premier launches retail bond ahead of Falklands field decision

      Premier Oil has joined the growing number of UK companies issuing retail bonds, in a fundraising that could help...

    24. October 3, 2013

      Falkland Oil & Gas to buy Desire Petroleum

      Falkland Oil & Gas Limited has agreed to buy out fellow explorer Desire Petroleum in a deal designed to encourage more...

    25. August 22, 2013

      Premier Oil plans further Falklands drilling

      Premier Oil has announced plans for further drilling aimed at moving its Sea Lion prospect in disputed waters...

    26. June 13, 2013

      Kidnappers free British engineer abducted in Aceh

      A British oil and gas engineer who was kidnapped by armed assailants in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Tuesday has been...

    27. June 12, 2013

      British contractor for Medco kidnapped in Aceh

      A British oil and gas worker has been abducted by armed assailants in the Indonesian province of Aceh in a rare...

    28. April 23, 2013

      CRH up amid US highway contract awards

      The FTSE 100 showed its biggest gain in nearly four months yesterday, with CRH among the risers. The aggregates maker...

    29. April 8, 2013

      Takeover talk pushes Weir Group higher

      Pumpmaker Weir Group was among the gainers in response to a bid for one of its sector peers. Weir rose 4.2 per cent to...

    30. March 21, 2013

      Premier Oil increases output as profits rise

      Output and profits at Premier Oil rose sharply last year as the FTSE 250 company committed itself to further...

    31. March 17, 2013

      Rockhopper moves to head off investor row

      Pierre Jungels, chairman of Rockhopper Exploration, the company that struck oil in the waters off the Falkland Islands,...

    32. October 19, 2012

      Rockhopper and Premier in Falklands deal

      Rockhopper Exploration has completed a deal with Premier Oil that brings in the FTSE 250 oil and gas company as a...

    33. October 8, 2012

      North Sea: Calls for lower rates of tax to aid productivity

      The economic and political repercussions of mechanical failures on offshore rigs and platforms were well illustrated by...

    34. September 17, 2012

      Interim losses narrow at Desire

      Desire Petroleum again held out the prospect of attracting larger partners to help finance further exploration off...

    35. September 10, 2012

      Kazakhmys leads miners’ London rally

      Kazakhmys led the risers as hopes of further stimulus measures steered UK miners to their biggest rally since November....

    36. September 6, 2012

      Valiant shares jump as it considers sale

      Shares in Valiant Petroleum jumped more than a tenth on Thursday after the North Sea oil explorer put itself up for...

    37. August 23, 2012

      Premier Oil says it’s ready for Falklands

      Premier Oil says rising production in the UK, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam leaves it well anchored to develop assets...

    38. August 6, 2012

      Falkland Oil in farm-out deal with Noble

      Falkland Oil & Gas, the Aim-traded explorer, has clinched a deal with Noble Energy of the US that it says will...

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