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Thursday, 04 January 2018 09:50

DeepOcean wins Snorre Expansion contract

Statoil has awarded DeepOcean a contract to provide project management, engineering, procurement of anchors for risers and umbilicals, and offshore…
An investigation into a fatal incident on the Maersk Interceptor jackup rig last month has identified “serious shortcomings” in systems…
Thursday, 04 January 2018 03:16

Statoil wildcat well near Gina Krog dry

A wildcat well drilled by Statoil near the Gina Krog field in the Norwegian North Sea was dry, says the…
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 03:59

Forties pipeline now fully operational

UK North Sea Forties Pipeline System (FPS) operator Ineos says the system is now fully operational, following repairs works to…
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 03:43

Apache exec joins Neptune Energy

Former Apache North Sea boss Jim House has signed up to Neptune Energy as CEO, starting this month.  House makes…
Thursday, 28 December 2017 05:07

Investment plans on the UKCS

UK operators have gone a long way to reducing their costs and are even starting to look at investment, delegates…
Published in OE: 2017 / December
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 12:23

Forties pipeline repairs 'mechanically complete'

Forties Pipeline System (FPS) operator Ineos says all restrictions on flow through the pipeline have now been lifted following mechanical…
While decommissioning is often seen as a challenge, to the Dutch it is also an opportunity. Elaine Maslin reports (First published…
Published in OE: 2017 / December
Saturday, 23 December 2017 11:02

First oil flows at Premier's Catcher

Christmas came early for Premier Oil and its Catcher development partners. First oil was achieved from the field's FPSO today…
Friday, 22 December 2017 09:43

HMC inks second Tyra Redevelopment contract

Dutch transport and installation firm Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has won an additional contract on Maersk Oil's US$3.6 billion Tyra…
Friday, 22 December 2017 09:29

Aker BP completes Hess, Pandion deals

Operator Aker BP has completed an acquisition of Hess Norge, which owns 10% stakes in the Norwegian North Sea Valhall…
Friday, 22 December 2017 09:03

McDermott wins Tyra EPC work off Denmark

US engineering group McDermott International, soon to merge with CB&I, has inked a major lump sum contract with Maersk Oil…
A series of trials in the North Sea to test non-intrusive inspection (NII) techniques have shown that they can offer…
Work to fix a pipeline which is costing the UK North Sea industry millions in lost production a day is…
Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:12

Transocean picks up 22-well Statoil gig

Statoil awarded Transocean a 22-well contract in the Norwegian North Sea for the harsh environment semisubmersible Transocean Spitsbergen with an estimated…