North Sea News


Fraser Well Management Launches Well Operatorship Division

Jul 08, 2020

UK-based well engineering firm Fraser Well Management (FWM) has launched a new well operatorship division.'The new product line marks an evolution for the established well engineering and management specialist and aims to provide end-to-end…

On this Day in 1988: Offshore Industry's Deadliest Disaster

Jul 06, 2020

Thirty-two years ago, on July 6, 1988, one of the offshore oil and gas industry's worst-ever disasters struck  - the explosion of the Piper Alpha platform in the UK North Sea. To this day, the disaster is the worst ever in the industry by the numbers of lives-lost…

Israel's Delek Swings to Big Loss on North Sea Business Impairment

Jul 01, 2020

Israeli conglomerate Delek Group swung to a big first-quarter loss as a fall in oil prices brought an impairment at its North Sea operations, Ithaca Energy.Delek has been hard hit by the global coronavirus crisis and a drop in oil prices and…

Fugro Inspecting Cygnus Subsea Structures

Jul 01, 2020

Dutch offshore geo-data specialist Fugro will deploy remote monitoring technology to survey subsea structures at the Cygnus gas field in the UK’s southern North Sea.Under the contract awarded by oil and gas company Neptune Energy, Fugro will…

Magseis Fairfield Nets 2021 OBN Survey Work

Jul 01, 2020

Seismic data acquisition company Magseis Fairfield has secured a contract for a 4D OBN monitor survey in the North Sea 2021 summer season.The company did not say who the client was, but it added that there is potential for follow-on work in subsequent years…

Ampelmann Nabs Five Gangway Orders in Offshore Wind Space

Jun 29, 2020

Offshore gangway specialist Ampelmann has won several new contracts in the offshore wind space.The company said Monday it had recently won five new deals to provide gangway systems to Norwegian offshore vessel owners BOA, Volstad, Olympic Shipping…

VIDEO: Boskalis Removes Neptune's Dutch North Sea Platforms

Jun 24, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has completed the removal of three platforms from the Dutch sector of the North Sea with the help of the Dutch offshore contractor Boskalis.The platforms, L10-C, L10-D, and L10-G, had been in production for four decades before ceasing production in 2016…

World's Largest Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel to Install One of World's Smallest Offshore Platforms

Jun 22, 2020

Dutch offshore installation specialist Heerema Marine Contractors will transport and install Dana Petroleum's P11-Unity platform, under a contract awarded by HSM Offshore.Heerema will use the Sleipnir, the world's largest semi-submersible crane vessel…

Photo: Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Removes Brent Alpha Platform

Jun 22, 2020

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit heavy lift vessel has completed its first decommissioning job of summer 2020, with a single-lift removal of Shell UK’s 17,000-tonne Brent Alpha platform from the North Sea. The Pioneering Spirit will now deliver…

Equinor Gets OK for North Sea Pilot Well

Jun 22, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has received regulatory approval to drill a pilot hole in the North Sea offshore Norway.The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway said Friday it had given its consent to Equinor for exploration drilling (pilot…

Altrad to Assist with Tolmount Platform Hook-Up

Jun 19, 2020

Industrial services provider Altrad has won a contract with Rosetti Marino to assist with the hook-up and commissioning of Premier Oil's Tolmount offshore gas platform in the Southern North Sea, offshore the UK.Under the contract, Altrad will be responsible for the provision of temporary access…

Neptune Energy to Spud Dugong Offshore Well This Week, Partner Says

Jun 17, 2020

Petrolia NOCO, a partner in Neptune-operated PL 882 block in the Norwegian part of the North Sea, said the drilling of the Dugong well is set to begin by June 19, 2020.Neptune last week secured a regulatory consent to drill two wildcat wells at the Dugong prospect…

OOS Joins LR, Worley Offshore Decommissioning Consortium

Jun 17, 2020

Dutch offshore services provider OOS International has joined an offshore decommissioning consortium created by Lloyd’s Register and Worley, in a push to drive down the costs of offshore decommissioning.'Decommissioning, for many, remains an uncertain cost burden…

PG Flow Solutions Pumps Selected for Aker BP's Hod

Jun 17, 2020

PG Flow Solutions has won a contract to supply pump systems for AKER BP's normally unmanned wellhead platform to be used at the planned Hod field development in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Aker BP last week made the final investment decision for the Hod project…

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