North Sea News


MDL Back in North Sea with i-Tech 7

Aug 15, 2019

Maritime Developments (MDL), a provider of back-deck equipment for the subsea sector, has completed a flexible installation project in the North Sea with i-Tech 7, Subsea 7's Life of Field business unit – marking a return to the field two years after the original award…

North Sea Spot Market Remains Challenging

Aug 14, 2019

The North Sea spot market has improved during the second quarter of 2019, as a result of increased rig activity, said Viking Supply Ships.However, the Norway-based supply shipping company expects that the overall market conditions will likely remain somewhat challenging…

Aker BP Granted North Sea Drilling Permit

Aug 02, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP, the oil exploration and development company focusing petroleum resources on the Norwegian Continental Shelf,  a drilling permit for well 2/1-17 S located in the North Sea offshore Norway…

NPD Grants North Sea Drilling Permit to ConocoPhillips

Aug 01, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a wildcat drilling permit for well 25/7-7, to be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility.The area in this license consists of parts of blocks 25/7 and 25/10…

Hibiscus Acquires North Sea Rights

Jul 18, 2019

Malaysian oil and gas exploration and production company Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd is acquiring oil and gas rights offshore in the UK sector of the North Sea worth US$5 million (RM20.6 million).The blocks are located offshore in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea…

Equinor Drills Dry Well in North Sea

Jul 17, 2019

Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 502, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 16/5-7.Equinor’s objective was to investigate potential reservoir rocks in several levels: Upper Jurassic intra Draupne Fm sandstones, Upper Triassic Skagerrak Fm…

New Developments in Offshore Norway

Jul 15, 2019

There are 21 development projects in progress; 14 in the North Sea, six in the Norwegian Sea and one in the Barents Sea, according to Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD).These projects represent diversity with new facilities, smaller discoveries…

Offshore Wind Hubs Feasible in the N. Sea

Jul 10, 2019

The international consortium partners of the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) has found that the proposed Hub-and-Spoke concept is technically feasible. A gradual roll-out of 10 to 15 gigawatts hubs is the next logical step towards a large offshore wind build-out…

DP Galyna Off to Offshore Gig

Jul 05, 2019

Dutch marine outfit Chevalier Floatels vessel DP Galyna has won another assignment after completing an inspection and maintenance campaign for an oil and gas company in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.'Within 2 hours of contract notification…

Lundin Strikes Oil At Jorvik, Tellus East

Jun 21, 2019

Lundin Petroleum announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway has made two oil and gas discoveries near the Edvard Grieg Field on the Utsira High in the North Sea offshore Norway.The European oil and gas exploration and production…

UKCS Investments On the Rise

May 31, 2019

North Sea operators and contractors are investing across people, R&D, technology and new markets to support continued growth, said a new report.The 30th Oil and Gas survey, conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute and KPMG UK…

Perenco Renews North Sea Contract

May 22, 2019

Anglo-French oil and gas company Perenco has expanded the scope of its support contract with Servelec Controls, the control, safety and information systems provider, in the southern North Sea of the United Kingdom.Servelec has been providing service…

North Sea Oil Production May Go Down

May 17, 2019

On top of production declines in Iran and Venezuela, ongoing OPEC cuts, Urals contamination outages in Russia and maintenance in Kazakhstan, North Sea production is also struggling, Rystad Energy said.'Currently we see unplanned outages at Oseberg and Flotta with combined impact of 160…

Four Rever Vessels Secure North Sea Jobs

May 14, 2019

Rever Offshore, formerly known as Bibby Offshore, announced the deployment of all four of the company’s vessels since the start of April, 2019 in the North Sea.The subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry said the Rever fleet, which…

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