North Sea News


Report: Crane Boom Falls on North Sea Jack-Up Rig

Feb 17, 2020

A crane boom reportedly collapsed Friday morning aboard the Valaris 120 jack-up drilling rig in the UK North Sea, luckily causing no harm to the crew.A rig workers' community page on Facebook called The Rig Worker's Rant released a photo apparently…

Schlumberger Wins P&A Work with Well-Safe

Feb 14, 2020

The UK offshore decommissioning specialist Well-Safe Solutions has awarded 'significant work scope' to Schlumberger for the provision of Plug and Abandonment Well Services.The company, formed in 2017, said the Schlumberger scope included the supply of cementing service…

'Good Progress' with Liberator, Serenity Farmout, i3 Says

Feb 14, 2020

UK based oil firm i3 Energy has said it is making progress with efforts to farm out some of the ownership in its North Sea assets, ahead of the planned drilling this summer. The company, operating the Liberty field and Serenity discovery in the UKCS…

Ashtead Installs CCS Monitoring System

Feb 13, 2020

Ashtead Technology, the provider of technically advanced subsea solutions, tools and systems, has completed subsea installation monitoring work to support the Northern Lights Carbon Capture Storage project (CCS) in the North Sea.The Global subsea…

Another Delay for Yme Field Start-Up

Feb 13, 2020

The start of production at Repsol's Yme oilfield, the group's largest project off Norway, will be delayed until the second half of 2020 as preparations take longer than expected, the Spanish energy firm confirmed on Thursday. Repsol, which holds…

Premier Oil Creditors Vote For Deals, New Debt Plan

Feb 13, 2020

Creditors of Premier Oil gave the indebted oil and gas producer their approval for $800 million of North Sea acquisitions under a scheme that would allow it to delay debt repayments and issue new shares. The vote supporting Premier's management is a blow to hedge fund ARCM…

Electrification Plan for Greater Buchan

Feb 12, 2020

A project to create a new “21st century” electrified oil production hub in the UK North Sea was unveiled Tuesday (February 11) reflecting a convergence of efforts to unlock marginal fields and decarbonize the offshore hydrocarbon industry.The…

Scrap Heap Challenge for Marginal Fields

Feb 12, 2020

Succeeding with marginal developments was a central topic to an entire afternoon session and yesterday’s Subsea Expo event in Aberdeen.Led by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), it was a session with some genuinely new ideas and open minds on show…

Aker BP Ditches Gina Krog for Shrek

Feb 11, 2020

Norway's Aker BP and Polish PGNiG have entered into an agreement to swap some of their respective offshore license interests in Norway. The deal will see Aker exit the Gina Krog field in the North Sea, but get hold of the recent Shrek discovery located near its Skarv FPSO in the Norwegian Sea…

Eni Charters KNOT Shuttle Tanker Pair

Feb 10, 2020

Italian oil firm Eni has signed an agreement with tanker operator Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) to charter two newbuild shuttle tankers.Shuttle tankers are used to offload oil from offshore platformsSouth Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will build the two 124…

UK Readies Carbon Storage Road-map

Feb 09, 2020

Heriot-Watt University researchers are to map out the UK’s best sites for carbon capture by studying the geology of depleted gas fields in the North Sea.The team led by Professor John Underhill will use data from industry regulator the Oil and Gas Authority's (OGA) National Data Repository (NDR)…

Premier Oil Files FPSO Removal Plan for North Sea Field

Feb 07, 2020

The UK oil and gas operator Premier Oil has field decommissioning plans for the departure of the Voyageur Spirit FPSO and the removal of the riser system from the Huntington offshore oil field in the North Sea.The Huntington Field is located in block 22/14b of the Central North Sea…

Fugro Surveying i3's Offshore Drilling Locations

Feb 07, 2020

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has started a site survey over oil company i3 Energy's UK North Sea licenses, ahead of the planned drilling campaign later this year.North Sea-focused oil company i3 said Friday that Fugro had started the…

North Sea Firms Form Strategic Alliance

Feb 04, 2020

North Sea oil & gas sector firms Legasea Ltd and Infinity Oilfield Services Ltd have formed a strategic alliance to work on offshore topsides and subsea projects.The alliance will provide clients with a competitive, integrated service across…

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