North Sea News

Maersk Drilling Wins 31-well P&A Work in Dutch North Sea

Apr 11, 2022

Danish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has won plug and abandonment contracts for its harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolute in the Dutch sector in the North Sea.The contracts are for the plugging and abandonment of 31 wells…

Ithaca Buys North Sea Rival Siccar Point Ahead of IPO

Apr 07, 2022

Israeli energy conglomerate Delek Group said on Thursday its North Sea subsidiary Ithaca has acquired private equity-backed Siccar Point Energy for $1.1 billion [plus contingent payments totaling a maximum of USD 360 million].The acquisition…

DOF Subsea's North Sea Decom Project Hits 99% Recycling and Repurposing Rate

Apr 06, 2022

Subsea services company DOF Subsea has recently carried out an offshore decommissioning contract for Repsol Sinopec Resources UK, achieving a 99% rate for the combined recycling and repurposing of recovered materials.The offshore works at the Buchan and Hannay fields in the UK North Sea…

1.7GW Capacity: UK Greenlights Development of Two Offshore Wind Farms

Apr 01, 2022

Britain has approved the development of East Anglia One and East Anglia Two offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 1.7 gigawatts, located in Southwold off the coast of Suffolk in the North Sea, Britain's planning inspectorate said.Britain has a target to reach net zero emissions by 2050…

TenneT's HKZ Transformer Platforms in Dutch North Sea Hit Major Milestones

Mar 30, 2022

Dutch grid operator TenneT has this week installed the topside of the second offshore transformer platform built to serve Vattenfall's Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.Following the installation of the first transformer platform…

Oil Plus Nets North Sea Platform Maintenance Deal

Mar 29, 2022

Oilfield consultancy specialist Oil Plus Ltd a contract with a North Sea operator to develop and deliver a proactive topsides maintenance resilience and equipment reliability program, to help enhance operational efficiency on one of its platforms…

Boskalis Delivers HKZ Beta Substation to Tennet

Mar 25, 2022

Dutch marine services company Boskalis has delivered the Hollandse Kust Zuid Beta substation topside to Tennet in the Netherlands after a long journey from Dubai, where it was built.This is the second High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) offshore transformer station topside…

Norway: Shell Given OK for Knarr FPSO Removal

Mar 24, 2022

Oil major Shell has received regulatory approval for the removal of the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO and seabed structures on the Knarr field, offshore Norway.Discovered in 2008, Knarr is a field in the northern part of the North Sea, 50 kilometers northeast of the Snorre field…

Equinor Ramping Up Output at Snorre B Platform after Earthquake

Mar 22, 2022

Norway's Equinor is ramping up production at its Snorre B platform in the North Sea after shutting it down earlier on Monday following an earthquake, the company told Reuters.'We started on this actually a couple of hours ago already, so we're…

Petrofac Wins UK North Sea Contract Extension with Spirit Energy

Mar 22, 2022

Oilfield services company Petrofac has won two-year operations and late-life asset support contract extension with Spirit Energy in the UK North Sea.Under the contract, Petrofac will provide operations and maintenance support for Spirit Energy’s York platform in the Southern North Sea…

UK Likely to Run North Sea Oil and Gas Licensing Round in 2022

Mar 22, 2022

Britain will likely run a North Sea offshore oil and gas licensing round for existing discoveries this year, a spokesperson for the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) said on Monday.The OGA, which is changing its name to the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA)…

PSA Norway Grants Aker BP Approval to Use Hod B Platform

Mar 21, 2022

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has granted Aker BP its approval to use the Hod B platform in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.Hod B is a normally unmanned installation (NUI), installed in August last year at the Hod field, offshore Norway…

Equinor Shuts North Sea Oil Platform After Earthquake

Mar 21, 2022

Norway's Equinor has shut its Snorre B oil platform as a precautionary measure following an earthquake in the North Sea, the company said on Monday.It was not yet clear when Snorre B, which produces between 30,000-35,000 barrels per day of oil…

Energy Transition: UK Oil and Gas Authority Changes Name

Mar 21, 2022

UK offshore oil and gas regulator the Oil and Gas Authority on Monday announced the name change to the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) 'to reflect its evolving role in the energy transition.''In 2021, the OGA revised our strategy to put…

UKCS: Shell Releases Amended Plan for Jackdaw Gas Field Development

Mar 18, 2022

Shell on Friday released an amended plan for the development of a major North Sea gas field which British regulators initially rejected last year on environmental grounds.Shell said in the new environmental development plan of the Jackdaw field that it aims to start production from the field…

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