North Sea News

Vikoma launches oil recovery system

Apr 09, 2013

Oil pollution and environmental technology company, Vikoma International Limited, has unveiled the latest addition to its range of class-leading offshore oil pollution recovery systems. The OPRS 300 (Oil Pollution Recovery System) is based upon…

AquaTerra wins Fairfield work

Apr 09, 2013

Leading Rope Access Specialists, AquaTerra Solutions Ltd, has been awarded a multimillion pound three year contract for its specialist access services in Leg Intervention Work. The contract work scope, which includes an array of construction and upgrade work…

Sweden's Trelleborg buys UK firm

Apr 09, 2013

Sweden's Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, signed an agreement and finalized the acquisition of the UK company Ambler Technologies Ltd.The company, based in Lancashire, develops and produces composite…

Skarfjell resource estimates increase

Apr 09, 2013

The Skarfjell oil discovery offshore Norway could become a new hub development, one of the partners in the project has said following succsesful appraisal drilling.Cairn Energy, which holds 20% in Skarfjell, said it had increased its resource…

Wood Group extends Total contract

Apr 09, 2013

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) has secured a significant two year North Sea contract extension with TOTAL E&P UK Ltd (TOTAL). Based on historical turnover, the award is anticipated to be valued at USD $150 million. Under the contract, WGPSN will continue to provide engineering…

Luno II discovery for Lundin

Apr 08, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) is pleased to announce that the drilling of exploration well 16/4-6S on the Luno II prospect has resulted in a potentially significant oil discovery…

ADTI picked for Greater Stella drilling

Apr 08, 2013

Ithaca Energy announces that it has contracted the services of Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI), to manage development drilling and completion operations on the Greater Stella Area under 'turnkey” contract arrangements.   ADTI is a subsidiary of Transocean…

DUC announces $800M investment

Apr 05, 2013

Bladt-built Nini East platformThe Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) has announced investment of US$800million on a new platform in Denmark's sector of the North Sea. The facility, to be built by Danish firm Bladt Industries A/S, will be to expand the Tyra Southeast development…

COSL increases Norway presence

Apr 04, 2013

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) is pleased to announce that COSLPromoter, a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Group, has officially commenced operation in Norwegian North Sea for an eight-year service contract with Statoil ASA on 2 April 2013 Norwegian Time…

N-Sea lines up Northern River DSV

Apr 03, 2013

N-SEA has secured the DPII DSV Northern River from Serco’s Marine Services for the 2013 season to support its expansion in the subsea IMR market. N-SEA will install a compliment of ROV’s onboard including a high powered WROV and 2 SubAtlantic Mohican Inspection class ROV’s…

Recognition for IMR vessel Seven Viking

Apr 03, 2013

The IMR vessel ‘Seven Viking’ has been nominated as ‘Ship of the Year 2013’ by the maritime magazine ‘Skipsrevyen’.   ‘Seven Viking’ has been working for Statoil in the North Sea since February, and carries out a multitude of tasks including inspection…

Oilennium launches remote elearning modules

Apr 03, 2013

Oilennium, a Petrofac Training Services (PTS) company, today announced the launch of the ConTrainer, the first system to offer eLearning modules offshore and in remote locations without requiring access to the internet.   The Oilennium ConTrainer is the most recent offering from PTS…

Allan Denholm joins Zilift

Apr 03, 2013

Aberdeen-based innovative artificial lift company, Zilift Ltd, has appointed a business development manager to focus on global business opportunities and to help drive forward international growth plans. Allan Denholm is responsible for…

Apply Leirvik linked up for Ivar Aasen living quarters

Apr 03, 2013

Singapore-based SMOE has awarded a Letter of Intent for the delivery of the living quarters for the Ivar Aasen platform to Apply. Det norske is the operator of the Ivar Aasen field.The project will be carried out by Apply’s business area LQ & Helidecks…

CCG starts multi-client seismic on Halton Terrace

Apr 03, 2013

CGG announced today that it has started acquiring Phase 1, known as Halten Terrace, of its Steppingstone BroadSeisTM 3D multi-client survey program offshore Norway. This is the first time CGG has acquired a 3D multi-client survey in the Norwegian…

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