North Sea News


Viaro Energy Grows North Sea Oil and Gas Portfolio

Feb 29, 2024

UK-based oil and gas company Viaro Energy has acquired full working interest in License P.2593 in the West of Shetland, which includes the Tuck gas discovery and the Boulmer prospect, along with several other prospects and leads in the area…

One Person Dies in Helicopter Crash as Part of Equinor’s SAR Training

Feb 29, 2024

One person has died following the crash of the helicopter outside Bergen in Norway, which was on a training assignment for Equinor’s SAR service for the Oseberg area in the North Sea.Bristow Group said that one of its search and rescue helicopters…

DeepOcean Gets Pipelines Inspection Job in North Sea

Feb 28, 2024

Ocean services provider DeepOcean has been awarded a contract by Equinor to deliver inspection and survey work on the operator’s pipelines in the North Sea.DeepOcean’s scope of work includes pipeline inspections, seabed mapping, and ad-hoc pipeline survey and light construction work…

Norway Gives Production Go-Ahead for Aker BP-Operated Hanz Field

Feb 27, 2024

The Norwegian authorities have approved the start-up of production on the Hanz accumulation on the Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea.The development solution involves reusing the subsea installations on the Jette field, which was shut down in 2016…

Noble Jack-Up Rig Gets Work Offshore Norway

Feb 27, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has secured a one-well contract with Norwegian oil and gas company DNO Norge for its ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig Noble Invincible.DNO Norge will use the Noble Invincible rig to drill an exploration well on PL1086 license…

Serica Energy Concludes Stake Acquisition in North Sea Field

Feb 26, 2024

UK-based oil firm Serica Energy has completed the acquisition of 30% non-operated interest in two licenses in the Greater Buchan Area from Jersey Oil & Gas.The acquisition of interests in the P2498 and P2170 licenses, which together form the Greater Buchan Area…

KCA Deutag Secures Contract Extension with Vår Energi on North Sea Platform

Feb 21, 2024

Oil and gas drilling services company KCA Deutag has secured a two-year contract extension for the provision of offshore drilling and maintenance services on the Ringhorne platform in the Norwegian North Sea from operator Vår Energi.The award…

Seatrium to Start Work on Third 2GW HVDC Station for Dutch Offshore Wind Sector

Feb 19, 2024

Seatrium has set out plans to start working on the third 2 GW High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electrical transmission system for offshore wind farms in the Netherlands in mid-2024.Seatrium received notification from the Dutch state-owned…

Aker BP Set for New Drilling Campaign with Noble’s Jack-up Rig

Feb 19, 2024

The Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil) has granted Aker BP consent for exploration drilling in the North Sea, which will be conducted using Noble Corporation’s Noble Integrator jack-up rig.The consent is for 24/6-5 exploration well in the North Sea at the Alvheim Deep prospect…

Equinor Gets Green Light for Exploration Well in North Sea

Feb 19, 2024

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has received consent from the Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil) for exploration drilling in North Sea offshore Norway.The consents awarded by the country’s offshore industry safety watchdog, formerly known as the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway…

Equinor Drills Dry Well in North Sea

Feb 16, 2024

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has drilled a dry exploration well in the North Sea offshore Norway.The exploration well 35/11-28 in the North Sea, part of 258 C license, has proved to be dry, according to the Norwegian Offshore Directorate.The…

Dolphin Drilling Starts Operating Two Semi-Sub Rigs Acquired from Transocean

Feb 15, 2024

Oslo-listed offshore drilling firm Dolphin Drilling has concluded final transfer of ownership from Transocean and started operating two semi-submersible drilling rigs - Paul B. Loyd, Jr. and Transocean Leader.The agreement to acquire the rigs was made in June 2023…

SubseaPartner Secures Diving Intervention Contract with Equinor

Feb 15, 2024

Norwegian diving contractor SubseaPartner has secured a long-term frame agreement with energy giant Equinor for diving intervention services.The frame agreement centers on contingency preparedness for Equinor as the main user along with 23 other…

Noble Resolute Rig on Extended Stay in North Sea

Feb 14, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has secured contract extension for its harsh-environment jack-up rig Noble Resolute in the North Sea.The contract extension for Noble Resolute comes from Petrogas E&P Netherlands, part of Oman-based Petrogas E&P…

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