Maersk News


Decom projects on the rise

Jul 01, 2015

Within the next few years, a couple of major decommissioning projects are set to start in the UK sector of the North Sea at the Brent and Murchison fields — and there are plenty of other projects in the pipeline. John Bradbury outlines the activity…

Premier targets 2016 Bagpuss spud

Jun 19, 2015

Premier Oil is hoping to spud an exploration well on the Baguss prospect in Block 13/24c in the UK North Sea in H1 2016, according to partner North Sea Energy.  The Bagpuss well targets lower cretaceous sands, jurassic sands and a granite wash formation about 1400ft subsurface…

ConocoPhillips to use Maersk Gallant at Eldfisk

Jun 18, 2015

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted ConocoPhillips consent to use the Maersk Gallant mobile drilling facility for plugging and abandoning a production well at Eldfisk 2/7 A. Eldfisk is an oil field lying due south of Ekofisk in 70-75m of water in the southern North Sea…

Drilling deep

May 19, 2015

Maintaining a modern fleet with long-term contracts while setting drilling records is Maersk Drilling’s way of doing business. Eloise Logan spoke to the firm’s chief technology officer. The Maersk Voyager drillship…

Harkand gets Maersk DSV gig

Mar 30, 2015

Maersk Oil North Sea awarded Harkand a multi-million dollar contract for the provision of diving support vessel (DSV) services in the North Sea. Harkand Da Vinci. From Harkand.   The 12-month contract covers well tie-ins…

Maersk using Ampelmann MCG

Mar 05, 2015

Maersk Oil North Sea UK Ltd. (MOUK) awarded Ampelmann a contract to use its motion compensation gangways (MCG). MOUK will use the Ampelmann system for a shutdown campaign in the UK sector of the central North Sea to extend the weather window and increase workability and efficiency…

Talisman gets Snømus approval

Feb 23, 2015

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway granted Talisman Energy Norge AS consent for exploration drilling of well 15/12-24 at the Snømus prospect. Image of the Maersk Giant jackup. From Maersk. The well is located in production license 672…

Tvillingen hits snag

Feb 20, 2015

Maersk Oil has has decided to plug and abandon exploration well 6406/6-4 on the Tvillingen South prospect after difficulties in a liner setting covering the intermediate part of the well. The semisubmersible drilling rig, Leiv Eiriksson…

Ivar Aasen production drilling starts

Jan 22, 2015

Maersk Drilling's Maersk Interceptor harsh environment jackup drilling rig has started production well drilling on Det norske oljeselskap's Ivar Aasen development in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The drilling campaign will last…

North Energy assesses options

Dec 23, 2014

Norwegian oil exploration firm North Energy has launched a strategic review after being approached over potential strategic opportunities as market conditions remain difficult.  The firm says the continued low oil price presents challenges…

Kleven, MacGregor sign major contract

Dec 15, 2014

Norway’s Kleven awarded MacGregor a contract for 
six comprehensive deck handling equipment packages.  Image from Cargotec.   The contract will see MacGregor deliver Triplex 42 Multi-deck handlers…

Drilling starts at Eldfisk

Oct 22, 2014

ConocoPhillips kicked-off the drilling campaign on its Eldfisk II project with Maersk Innovator. Five wells have been pre-drilled, and the drilling operations of the remaining 35 wells has now begun. Eldfisk II is one of four fields that comprise the Greater Ekofisk Area…

Heerema wins Maersk Culzean contract

Oct 15, 2014

Maersk Oil North Sea UK Ltd. awarded Heerema Hartlepool Ltd. a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the Culzean development’s well head platform (WHP) jacket. Maersk’s proposed Culzean development…

Worth 1000 words

Oct 03, 2014

For rig crews sitting miles away from the coastline – and sometimes on the other side of the globe from their home offices – communication can be difficult. Barry Calnan, of Houston’s 3d-Printing Solutions (see Spotlight, page 93), points…

Maersk sells Venezuela drilling unit

Sep 17, 2014

Maersk Drilling is selling its drilling barge activities in Venezuela to Barrystar Holding, an investment company based in Panama. The activities, registered in the company Maritime Contractors Venezuela (MCVSA), comprise the ownership…

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