North Sea News


Equinor Resumes Martin Linge Work, after Coronavirus-linked Halt

Mar 27, 2020

Norway's Equinor has restarted work at its Martin Linge development in the North Sea following a haltafter an offshore worker tested positive for coronavirus, the company said on Thursday.'We are gradually stepping up activities again. We have cleaned and disinfected facilities…

Axxis Geo Sees Survey Contract Cancelled

Mar 26, 2020

Marine seismic survey company Axxis Geo Solutions has said a client has canceled a contract for work in the North Sea.Axxis Geo Solutions, specializing in Ocean Bottom Node surveys, said the cancellation was 'on a small contract in the North…

Norway Takes More Time to Decide on North Sea Cable Project

Mar 25, 2020

Norway is postponing a decision on whether to allow companies to construct a new subsea power cable between it and Scotland, the government said on Wednesday.Known as NorthConnect and partly owned by Swedish energy group Vattenfall, the project…

INEOS Postpones Forties Pipeline System Shutdown

Mar 25, 2020

INEOS FPS has said that it has responded to requests from customers and delayed its planned summer shut down of the Forties Pipeline System in the UK North Sea.The pipeline system, the largest pipeline system in the UK North Sea - opened in…

Several Suspected Covid-19 Cases on Taqa's North Sea Platforms

Mar 25, 2020

Oil firm Taqa has informed that several of its crewmembers on two North Sea platforms are in isolation over suspected Covid-19 symptoms, but that production is not affected.In an email to Offshore Engineer on Tuesday, a Taqa spokesperson said…

ASCO Takes Full Ownership Of NORM Solutions

Mar 23, 2020

ASCO, a UK-based materials and logistics firm providing services to the oil and gas industry, has acquired full ownership over NORM Solutions.Norm Solutions is a provider of specialist cleaning, treatment and disposal services for oilfield equipment…

Bristow Equips Helicopters to Transport COVID-19 Cases

Mar 20, 2020

Offshore helicopter operator Bristow has said it has successfully repatriated offshore workers in the oil and gas industry with suspected cases of the novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – using three specially-configured former search and rescue aircraft…

UK Oil and Gas Sector Needs Gov't Aid to Survive

Mar 19, 2020

Britain's oil and gas sector needs government help to survive, industry body OGUK said after the oil price crash triggered by the coronavirus and a Saudi-Russian price war threatens its ability to continue producing hydrocarbons in the North Sea…

Tens of Thousands of Offshore Jobs at Risk, UK Union Warns

Mar 19, 2020

UK-based offshore energy workers' union RMT has called for the government to help preserve the offshore oil and gas industry and jobs amid the coronavirus and the oil price rout.RMT has warned that oil price wars and a public health pandemic…

Dolphin Drilling Signs Multi-Well Drilling Contract with i3

Mar 19, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling has signed a drilling contract for one of its semi-submersible offshore drilling rigs in the UK North Sea with oil company i3 Energy.Bjørnar Iversen, CEO of Dolphin Drilling said the contract was…

EnQuest to Break Even $38/bbl Oil Price, Shuts Fields

Mar 19, 2020

EnQuest aims to break even this year at $38 a barrel and does not expect to restart its Heather and Thistle/Deveron fields, which produced 6,000 barrel of oil equivalent per day (boed) last year, the British North Sea oil and gas producer said on Thursday…

Unity Nets 3-Year Offshore Maintenance Deal with Spirit Energy

Mar 18, 2020

Offshore well integrity company Unity has signed a contract to maintain wellhead equipment across Spirit Energy's twelve offshore platforms.The platforms are located in the East Irish Sea, Southern North Sea and the Dutch sector of the North Sea…

Worker with Coronavirus Symptoms on North Sea Rig. Flights Suspended

Mar 17, 2020

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has informed that a third-party worker aboard its offshore drilling rig at Total's Culzean field in the UK North Sea is exhibiting symptoms that may point to the COVID-19 coronavirus infection…

Offshore Equipment Firm KenzFigee Opens UK Business

Mar 17, 2020

Dutch offshore equipment and service supplier KenzFigee has established a UK subsidiary KenzFigee (UK) Ltd. citing increasing demand for its services, and the need to position its services closer to its UK clients.'Following a growing demand…

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