North east set to burn bright again in new oil ‘boom’


North east set to burn bright again in new oil ‘boom’

When thinking of the north east of England and energy in the same sentence, many would be forgiven for thinking of coal.

The mines and pits which were the hub of communities up and down the region that provided power for the nation for decades.

Now though, those thoughts may turn to the seas – the North Sea to be exact.

British Petroleum, better known as BP has announced plans to drill new wells in the North Sea, with chief executive Bob Dudley suggesting the new wells will see oil production continue on the sea “past the year 2050.”


North Sea oil rig
More than 50 new platforms are set to appear in the North Sea


It’s big news for the north east region, which is often a first port of call for workers on the wells, with Dudley also announcing the chance of seeing more jobs created and an influx of investment to support the upwards of 50 new wells – which will include five exploration and 50 new development wells.

There’s further good news for the area and the oil and gas industries with NOF Energy -which Week2Week Serviced Apartments are a proud member – expecting the boom to be sustained, as chief executive of NOF Energy, George Rafferty explains.
“2017 should bring a period of stability for the North Sea, which will lead to an improved picture and the emergence of new prospects later in the year.”

At Week2Week, we could not be happier about the news, as it gives us the chance to promote the north east – the place we call home – to even more people, and as members of NOF Energy, we are proud to offer fully serviced apartments, in prime locations around Newcastle upon Tyne to the hard working men and women on the rigs and wells.

They (and you no matter your reason for visiting the region) can enjoy the privacy and space you would expect from home, along with the amenities and comfort you associate with a hotel.

To find out more about our range of prime location, fully serviced apartments and to see what we can do for you no matter how long your stay – be it days, weeks or even years, call us on 0191 281 3129 or see here on our website.