North Sea News


Taqa Deploys Predictive Maintenance Software on Three North Sea Platforms

Nov 09, 2020

Predictive analytics company VROC has won a contract with oil firm Taqa to provide predictive maintenance software for Taqa's North Sea oil and gas platformsThe three oil and gas platforms, Tern, Cormorant Alpha, and Harding, located in the UK North Sea will initially use the technology…

Denmark: Total Delays Tyra Field Start-Up Due To Pandemic, Partner Noreco Says

Nov 06, 2020

The start-up of the Total-operated Tyra Redevelopment Project in the Danish Sector of the North Sea is now expected in the second quarter of 2023, and not in 2022, Noreco, a partner in the project, said Friday.'Due to COVID-19, local governmental…

Shell Committed to Drill High Impact North Sea Well, Partner Says

Nov 05, 2020

Oil and gas major Shell has reiterated its commitment to the drilling of the high impact Pensacola well in Licence P2252 in the UK North Sea, Deltic Energy, Shell's partner in the offshore block said Thursday.'Deltic is pleased to report that Shell…

Dana Petroleum Brings Online New Well at Bittern Offshore Field

Nov 03, 2020

Oil and gas company Dana Petroleum has brought online a new well on the Bittern oil and gas field in the UK North Sea.'Production from the new B5 well, which is a sidetrack of an existing Bittern well, is running at over 5,000 barrels of oil per day…

UK: Number of Workers on Offshore Platforms Decreased due to Pandemic

Oct 27, 2020

The number of workers on offshore oil and gas platforms decreased by around 4,000 as the UK went into lockdown in March this year,  UK's offshore oil and gas industry body OGUK said Tuesday.Per OGUK's numbers, the average number of weekly personnel on board decreased from around 11…

Lundin Gets Approval for North Sea Wildcat

Oct 26, 2020

Swedish oil firm Lundin Energy has won permission to drill an exploration well in the North Sea, using the West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, which on Monday said it had issued a drilling permit to Lundin Energy Norway for the North Sea well 16/4-12…

BP Leads New UK North Sea CCS Consortium

Oct 26, 2020

Oil major BP said Monday it had, together with Eni, Equinor, Shell, Total, and National Grid, formed a partnership to develop offshore carbon dioxide ‎‎(CO2) transport and storage infrastructure in the UK North Sea.'This ‎infrastructure will…

Archer Nets Two-Year Extension with 'Major' North Sea Firm

Oct 22, 2020

Oilfield and drilling services firm Archer said Thursday it had secured a two-year contract extension with a major North Sea operator for the provision of platform drilling operations and maintenance services on seven UK North Sea installations…

Ørsted to Sell North Sea Gas to Polish PST

Oct 21, 2020

Danish offshore wind farm giant Ørsted has signed a deal to sell gas to Polish Polish PGNiG Supply & Trading (PST), under a multi-year contract. Under long-term gas purchase agreements, Ørsted buys some of the natural gas produced by Dansk Underground…

Equinor Hires TechnipFMC for Breidablikk Pipelay Project

Oct 19, 2020

Oilfield services firm TechnipFMC has said it has won a 'significant' engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract by Equinor in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.The contract is for the pipelay work at the Breidablikk development…

Rystad: UK North Sea Oil Output Will Never Again Surpass Two Million Barrels a Day

Oct 15, 2020

The recent downgrade of Hurricane Energy's Lancaster field recoverable reserves estimates has led Norwegian energy intelligence Rystad Energy to revise its expectations for the UKCS overall and say that the basin might never again hit output…

Danish Gov't Calls for Talks on Future of its Offshore Oil and Gas

Oct 08, 2020

Denmark's government urged political parties to discuss the future of oil and gas extraction in the North Sea after Total withdrew from the latest licensing round, the Ministry of Climate, Energy, and Utilities said on Thursday.'Total, which is the North Sea's largest operator…

FWM to Manage Bridge Petroleum's Galapagos Well in North Sea

Oct 08, 2020

UK-based oil firm Bridge Petroleum has appointed well-engineering company Fraser Well Management (FWM) to operate the suspended appraisal well in the Galapagos field in the Northern North Sea.The Galapagos field is the former un-depleted North West Hutton Field which…

Norway: Aker Solutions Nets Tommeliten Alpha Work with ConocoPhillips

Oct 02, 2020

Norway's Aker Solutions has signed contracts with ConocoPhillips to deliver a subsea production system for the Tommeliten Alpha discovery off Norway, and to conduct a front-end engineering and design (FEED) for modifications on the Ekofisk installations to integrate the Tommeliten Alpha discovery…

Dana Petroleum Taps Maersk Drilling for Dutch North Sea Project

Oct 01, 2020

Danish offshore drilling rig company Maersk Drilling has signed a drilling contract with Dana Petroleum in the Netherlands, to provide a jack-up rig for the drilling at a project in the Dutch North Sea, and has agreed to delay a project in Denmark…

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