North Sea News


PGS, Magseis Fairfield Team Up for Hybrid Towed Streamer and OBN Seismic Surveys

Oct 21, 2021

Offshore seismic services companies PGS and Magseis Fairfield have agreed to collaborate in the growing hybrid towed streamer and OBN seismic market. The hybrid market is defined as the simultaneous use of towed streamer and ocean bottom node acquisition technologies…

Maersk Drilling to Provide Rigs for Danish Carbon Storage Project

Oct 14, 2021

Danish drilling contactor Maersk Drilling has been selected as the preferred supplier of drilling rig services for the Greensand offshore carbon storage project offshore Denmark.The framework agreement for drilling rig services has been signed with the Nini Joint Venture…

Harbour Energy Gets License to Store CO2 in North Sea

Oct 11, 2021

The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded a carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage licence (CS licence) to oil and gas company Harbour Energy, recently created via a merger between Premier Oil and Chrysaor.The license will cover an…

Tailwind Wraps Drilling at Evelyn Development. First Oil in Q4, 2022

Oct 11, 2021

The UK-focused oil company Tailwind has completed the drilling of the Evelyn field development well, at the Triton Cluster on the UK North Sea.In February this year, Tailwind sanctioned the Evelyn field project in the North sea, following approval by the UK oil and gas regulator OGA…

Baron Oil Beefs Up Stake in Promising North Sea Block

Oct 11, 2021

Baron Oil has officially increased its stake in a UK North Sea offshore block containing the Dunrobin prospect, dubbed one of the few remaining sizeable undrilled UK North Sea targets.Baron Oil said back in August that oil companies Corallian and Upland…

OGUK: Fresh North Sea Gas Field Investments Essential to Avoid Further Shortages, Price Shocks

Oct 06, 2021

Investing in new North Sea gas resources is essential for the UK to avoid shortages, price shocks, and rising import costs, industry body OGUK has warned, adding that, without fresh investment, North Sea gas production will plummet by 75% by 2030…

Wood to Provide Operations and Maintenance Services on Shell, NAM Southern North Sea Assets

Oct 01, 2021

Engineering firm Wood has won a new operations and maintenance contract with Shell UK (SNS) and Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) on assets located in the UK and Netherlands sectors of the Southern North Sea basin.The three-year contract…

Offshore CCS Project Planned in The Netherlands

Sep 13, 2021

TotalEnergies, Shell Netherlands, Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN), and Gasunie have partnered up in a project called Aramis that aims to enable large-scale CO2 reduction for industrial clusters in the Netherlands. The Aramis project aims to contribute…

EnQuest Lowers Output Guidance on Magnus Field Declines

Sep 02, 2021

Oil producer EnQuest on Thursday warned that annual output would be at the lower end of its previously forecast range, primarily owing to declines at its Magnus field in the UK North Sea, sending its shares down more than 7%.Production activity…

PHOTO: Heerema's Sleipnir Installs First Tyra Topsides

Aug 31, 2021

Heerema Marine Contractors' giant semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has lifted and installed the first new topside for TotalEnergies' Tyra redevelopment in the Danish North Sea.Noreco, TotalEnergies' partner in the project, shared the photos of the installation via social media on Tuesday…

Equinor Brings Online 'Highly Profitable' Troll Phase 3

Aug 30, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor said Monday it had brought online one of its most profitable projects ever, Troll phase 3 project in the North Sea, offshore Norway. Production started on Friday, August 27, at 9.25 pm.According to Equinor, the project…

Spirit Energy Gets Approval to Remove Ensign Offshore Platform

Aug 27, 2021

The UK Government has approved Spirit Energy's decommissioning program for the Ensign platform in the Southern North Sea.The normally unmanned platform, comprising a steel jacket and topsides, is located at Ensign field, approximately 109 km…

Magseis Fairfield in North Sea OBN Survey

Aug 20, 2021

Oslo-listed seismic contractor Magseis Fairfield has won a 'small size' Ocean Bottom Node contract in the North Sea.The contract is with an unnamed multi-client company. According to Magseis Fairfield, the survey will be conducted in Q3 2021 with roughly 500 MASS nodes…

UK's Support of North Sea Oil and Gas Producers Challenged in Court

Jul 28, 2021

The British High Court has agreed to hear a case by environmental campaigners claiming that the government's support of North Sea oil and gas companies conflicted with its plans to slash the country's carbon emissions by 2050.The legal challenge…

BP Fined $69,000 for Failing to Report Offshore Well Results

Jul 26, 2021

The UK oil and gas regulator Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) on Monday fined BP with a £50,000 (around $69,100) fine and served it with a Sanction Notice for breaching a license condition by failing to report the progress and results of two extended well tests at the Vorlich offshore field…

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