North Sea News


Baron Oil Surrenders License in Once Promising North Sea Block

Mar 29, 2024

UK oil and gas company Baron Oil has decided to surrender the UK license P2478 to North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) following delays with the acquisition of 3D seismic data for the block, located in the Inner Moray Firth area of the North Sea…

Netherlands Receives Multiple Bids in 4GW Offshore Wind Tender

Mar 29, 2024

The Dutch government on Thursday said it had received multiple bids in a tender to build an offshore wind farm in the Dutch part of the North Sea with a total capacity of 4 GW.The government said it expected to announce the winning bid in June…

First Gas Export to Denmark from Tyra II Expected Today

Mar 28, 2024

TotalEnergies has informed that the restart of production from the Tyra facilities is progressing according to plan, with the first gas expected to be exported to the Danish market from the new Tyra II system on March 28, 2024.TotalEnergies…

EnQuest Trims Loss and Announces $15M Share Buyback

Mar 28, 2024

British North Sea-focused oil producer EnQuest narrowed its annual loss to $30.8 million last year, down from a $41.2 million loss in 2022, it said on Thursday.The company also announced its first shareholder return in the form of a $15 million share buyback this year…

Petrofac Gets Contract Extension with ONEgas in UK

Mar 28, 2024

Oilfield services firm Petrofac has secured a contract extension with ONEgas West, a joint venture operated by Shell and Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM).The two-year brownfield Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract award extends the previous three-year contract…

GEG Wraps Up Subsea7 Fabrication Scope for Aker BP’s Valhall PWP - Fenris Field

Mar 27, 2024

Global Energy Group (GEG) has completed the fabrication of two towheads at the Port of Nigg on behalf of Subsea7, for the Aker BP Valhall PWP - Fenris field in the southern North Sea.The two towheads come complete with equipment interface support frames and buoyancy tank interface frames…

Equinor, DNO Wrap Up Appraisal of Two Wells in Heisenberg Discovery

Mar 21, 2024

Norwegian oil and gas companies Equinor and DNO have completed appraisal well and sidetrack that further delineated the 2023 Heisenberg oil and gas discovery, which is now estimated to hold recoverable volumes in the range of 24 to 56 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe)…

Norway Greenlights Aker BP’s New Exploration Drilling Op

Mar 15, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit to drill a wildcat well in North Sea.The permit is for a wildcat well 24/12-8 S in production license 869, where Aker BP is the operator with 80% working interest, with Var Energy as partner that holds remaining 20%…

Equinor Secures Permit for Drilling Ops Offshore Norway

Mar 14, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate (NOD) has granted Equinor a permit for exploration drilling in North Sea offshore Norway.The permit is for well 15/3-13 S and A, located in the Brokk prospect, at the water depths of 11’ meters.The prospect…

Perenco Decommissions Subsea Infrastructure at North Sea Field

Mar 13, 2024

Perenco has completed the plug and abandonment of three subsea wells at the Gawain field in the UK Southern North Sea, including the removal of the associated subsea infrastructure.The project was completed without incident, despite the challenging…

Tyra Gas Field One Step Closer to Imminent Start-Up

Mar 13, 2024

BlueNord, a partner in the TotalEnergies-operated Tyra natural gas development, has announced that the methanol loading at the redevelopment project has started, with the official restart set for the second half of March.Following the milestone and depending on continued progress…

Harbour Energy Confirms Gas Discovery in North Sea

Mar 13, 2024

Harbour Energy and its partners have confirmed a gas discovery in well 15/9-25 in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The gas was first proven in wells 16/7-2 and 16/7-10, drilled in 1982 and 2011, respectively.The newly drilled well 15/9-25 is the first well in production license 1138…

DOF Bags Shell’s Decommissioning Contract for Knarr and Gaupe Fields

Mar 12, 2024

Norwegian offshore vessel operator DOF Group has secured a ‘substantial’ subsea engineering procurement removal and disposal (EPRD) contract from Norske Shell in the Atlantic region.The contract outlines 100 combined days of utilization of DOF’s vessels Skandi Hera and Maersk Installer…

Perenco Starts Gas Production in Southern North Sea

Mar 11, 2024

Oil and gas company Perenco has started gas production from its C06 well, a near-field discovery within the Ravenspurn South area of the Southern North Sea.During the fourth quarter of 2023, the deviated well 42/30-C06 was drilled and completed with the Valaris-247 rig in 48-meter water depth…

Enersea Designs CCS Support Frame for North Sea Project

Mar 07, 2024

Dutch company Enersea has designed a support frame for carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the North Sea.According to Enersea, the support frame enables the connection between an existing jacket and a new CCS topsideGoal of this project…

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