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  1. 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 that...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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 North Sea...

  3. 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 drilling,...

  4. 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 asset...

  5. 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...

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    Ophir Energy has withdrawn its proposal to merge its business with Premier Oil after the FTSE 250 rival rejected its...

  7. 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...

  8. 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 the...

  9. 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 finance its...

  10. 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...

  11. 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 surrounding...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 kidnapping...

  14. 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 jumped...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 significant...

  17. 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, will...

  18. 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...

  19. 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 the...

  20. 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 waters...

  21. 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. In...

  22. 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 sale....

  23. 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 in...

  24. 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 strengthen...

  25. August 6, 2012

    Falkland oil – drilling for profit

    Every time the oil and gas industry conquers its last frontier, a new one hoves into view. The waters around the Falkland...

  26. July 20, 2012

    Small-cap week: Falkland oil explorers suffer

    Falkland oil explorers proved among the week’s worst small-cap investments. Borders & Southern Petroleum slumped 68.7 per...

  27. July 17, 2012

    Argentina warns on Premier oilfield

    The Argentine government has warned it will take legal action against Premier Oil after the UK-listed oil explorer said it...

  28. July 16, 2012

    Borders & Southern abandons well

    Shares in oil explorer Borders & Southern Petroleum fell 70 per cent on Monday after it said a well it had drilled near the...

  29. beyondbrics

    July 13, 2012

    Falkland oil deal: not happy Argentina

    Uh oh – here’s some news that will surely anger the Argentine government and add more fuel to the Falkland Islands dispute....

  30. July 12, 2012

    Diageo under spotlight over Moët venture

    A revival of speculation about its Moët Hennessy joint venture put Diageo in focus yesterday. LVMH could finally give up...

  31. July 12, 2012

    Premier Oil in tie-up with Rockhopper

    Premier Oil, the FTSE 250 oil and gas company, said it was paying $231m for a 60 per cent stake in Rockhopper Exploration’s...

  32. April 20, 2012

    Stockpickers’ pecking order

    Last year, when the fox in my garden was making stock market predictions for an FT competition – by choosing numbered pieces...

  33. April 3, 2012

    Energy groups fire up after Cairn move

    North sea oil explorers were in demand on Tuesday after Cairn Energy made a surprise return to the waters. Cairn climbed 4...

  34. March 30, 2012

    Moving in the right direction

    Kevin Goldstein-Jackson, +2 per cent This year, I started to reduce the cash pile within my self-invested personal pension...

  35. March 28, 2012

    North Sea: Rule change needed to keep fields pumping for longer

    The industry agrees North Sea oil production is in a state of genteel decline. But a not so genteel £2bn tax raid by the UK...

  36. March 22, 2012

    Premier may revisit old oil fields

    Premier Oil has welcomed the chancellor’s extension of tax allowances made on smaller North Sea oil and gas projects, adding...

  37. FT Alphaville

    March 8, 2012

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, – “Challenging” year for Morrisons – statement – A “particularly challenging” year for...

  38. February 28, 2012

    Tullow Oil underperforms over Ghana fears

    Tullow Oil underperformed a flat London market on Tuesday amid doubts over the value of its flagship fields off the coast of...

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