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Noble Corp. Finds Buyer for Five North Sea Rigs, Paving Way for Maersk Drilling Merger Completion

Jun 23, 2022

Noble Corporation has found a buyer for five jack-up rigs in a move that could alleviate concerns raised by the UK Competition and Markets Authority.Namely, the CMA said in April it had found that Noble Corp. and Maersk Drilling merger - first proposed in November 2021 - could increase operating costs for oil and gas producers in the UK North Sea, and that the deal raised competition concerns in the supply of jack-up rigs for offshore drilling in northwest Europe - the area comprising the UK…

Seajacks to Assist with Hook-up and Commissioning of Dogger Bank Substations

Jun 30, 2022

Offshore installation contractor Seajacks said Wednesday it had signed three new contracts for work on the 3.6GW Dogger Bank wind farm in the UK.Dogger Bank will use one of the Seajacks self-propelled NG2500X class jack-up vessels to accommodate…

Octopus Energy Generation Buys Borssele V Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 29, 2022

A consortium of sellers, including Van Oord, has sold its shares in the Borssele V innovation offshore wind farm to Octopus Energy Generation, one of the largest renewable energy investors in Europe. Designated an innovation site, the Borssele…

Strohm Delivers TCP Risers for Shell's North Sea Asset

Jun 28, 2022

Thermoplastic composite pipe manufacturer Strohm said Tuesday it had supplied Shell with a static Thermoplastic Composite (TCP) Riser to support operations at one of its Southern North Sea assets.'The availability of TCP through Strohm’s “TCP…

TGS to Reprocess Greater Catcher Area Seismic Data

Jun 28, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic data acquisition and processing firm TGS on Tuesday announced a new seismic reprocessing project 'designed to secure exploration success in the Western Margins of the Central North Sea.'This project will see the reprocessing of 3…

Exceed, Mermaid Win Multi-well, Multi-operator UKCS P&A Work

Jun 27, 2022

Well management firm Exceed has, in partnership with Mermaid Subsea Services UK, secured a vessel-based well plugging and abandonment campaign to be carried out on behalf of four operators on the UK continental shelf.Exceed said this was the company’s largest vessel-based well P&A campaign to date…

BP Pays $127M in 2021 Tax for UK North Sea Oil and Gas Output

Jun 24, 2022

BP paid $127.3 million in taxes and fees to the British government in 2021 for its oil and gas production in the North Sea, according to a company report.The figure compares with a net tax refund of $42.3 million the previous year, according…

Alternative Power Sources Could Eliminate 87% of Emissions from Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms - Study

Jun 23, 2022

Alternative power sources might cut emissions on offshore oil and gas platforms by up to 87 percent, and cost-effectively at that.This is according to the winners of a Platform Electrification competition launched in September 2021 by what was then called the Oil and Gas Authority (The OGA)…

UK Gov't 'Fleshing out details' on North Sea Oil & Gas Windfall Tax

Jun 23, 2022

The British government is still 'fleshing out details' of a special tax on North Sea oil and gas producers announced last month, energy minister Kwasi Kwarteng told a conference on Thursday.Finance minister Rishi Sunak is due to meet with executives…

Semco Maritime Develops Pumping System for Danish CO2 Storage Project

Jun 20, 2022

The Danish company Semco Maritime said Monday it had developed a new pumping system design allowing subsea CO2 storage in the North Sea in connection with Project Greensand.The mission of the project is to store CO2 in the Danish part of the…

PHOTO: Pioneering Spirit Brings Decommissioned Valhall Facilities to Stord for Recycling

Jun 10, 2022

Allseas giant Pioneering Spirit offshore construction ship is back in Stord, Norway, to deliver several decommissioned platform facilities removed from the Aker BP's Valhall field complex, located in the North Sea offshore Norway. The facilities will be recycled…

Output Bump for North Sea Bittern Field after Well Intervention

Jun 08, 2022

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company Tailwind said earlier this week that successful well intervention had been completed at the Dana-operated Bittern Field.The Bittern field produces oil via the Triton FPSO, located in block 21/30, approximately 120 miles east of Aberdeen…

End of an Era: Dunlin Alpha Topsides Removed

Jun 08, 2022

Fairfield Energy on Wednesday announced the end of an era with the removal of the topsides from Dunlin Alpha platform in the UK North Sea, the latest milestone in the decommissioning of the four fields which make up the Greater Dunlin Area.Following…

Equinor's Cambozola Offshore Well Comes Up Dry

Jun 06, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Equnoir has failed to find hydrocarbons at the Cambozola exploration well in licence PL1049 in the North Sea,  offshore Norway.Longboat Energy, Equinor's partner with a 25% stake in the license said Monday that…

Allseas Removes Gyda Platform Topsides

Jun 03, 2022

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit vessel recently removed the 18,400-tonne former drilling and production facility Gyda from the Norwegian North Sea in a single lift, and brought it ashore in Norway for disposal.Under a contract by Repsol, Allseas is also booked to remove the massive 11…

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