North Sea News


North Sea Major Taps EthosEnergy of Offshore Turbine Maintenance

May 20, 2020

EthosEnergy has been awarded a five-year turbine maintenance contract by a major North Sea operator for the support of its full fleet of gas turbines in the North Sea, UK.EthosEnergy said Wednesday the value of the contract was in multi-million pounds…

Spirit Energy Hires PD&MS for Complex E&P Modifications

May 20, 2020

Aberdeen-based engineering and design firm PD&MS has been awarded a new three-year contract with options for a further three-year extension with oil company Spirit Energy. The deal, worth an undisclosed multimillion-pound sum, will see PD&MS deliver complex modifications for the E&P business…

Maersk Supply Service Wins Dunlin Alpha Subsea Removal Gig

May 20, 2020

Danish offshore vessel owner Maersk Supply Service has won a contract for the removal of the Dunlin Alpha platform’s subsea conductors and guide frames in the UK North Sea, by Fairfield Betula Limited.Maersk Supply Service will remove four 30”…

JOG Takes Over Verbier Discovery from Equinor

May 20, 2020

Jersey Oil & Gas has completed the acquisition of operatorship and a 70% working interest from Equinor in the UK North Sea license containing the Verbier discovery in the UK from Equinor.The consideration for the acquisition consists of two…

PHOTO: Heerema's Giant Crane Vessel Completes Its First Decom Gig

May 19, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors' giant semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has completed its first offshore decommissioning project.The vessel, which has been around for almost a year, has so far mostly conducted installation works, such as the…

Repsol Given Green Light to Use Maersk Inspirer at Yme

May 19, 2020

Spanish oil company Repsol has been given a green light to use the Maersk Inspirer jack-up rig at the Yme field, in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The consent, granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, to connection, completion, and…

ODE Selected as Duty Holder at Babbage Platform

May 18, 2020

Offshore service provider ODE, part of DORIS Group, has won a duty holder contract from NEO Energy (NEO) for the Babbage field in the Southern North Sea.'This is a significant ODE milestone as the first installation and pipeline operator (duty holder) appointment in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)…

Shearwater Wins Forties Survey Deal with Apache

May 18, 2020

Norwegian marine seismic surveyor Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract with Apache for a 4D seismic survey with 3D extension over the Forties Field in the UK North Sea.Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices: 'We are very…

Premier Oil Seeking Discount from BP to Buy North Sea Oilfields

May 13, 2020

Premier Oil is asking BP to cut the sale price of two North Sea oilfields in a proposed $625 million deal due to weak oil prices, Chief Executive Tony Durrant said on Wednesday.The company is also talking to shareholders, creditors and brokers…

Rem Offshore Clinches Platform Supply Vessel Deal

May 13, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Rem Offshore has said it has secured a new contract for the Rem Insula platform supply vessel.In a social media post on Tuesday, Rem Offshore said that the contract would take the offshore vessel through 2020 and into 'smooth waters in 2021…

Petrofac Clinches More North Sea Work with BP

May 12, 2020

UK-based oilfield services company Petrofac has been awarded a three-year extension to a maintenance contract and a new four-year metering contract with the oil major BP.Petrofac said Tuesday that the metering services contract included on and offshore consulting and support services…

PGS' Ramform Vanguard Starts Viking Graben Seismic Survey

May 12, 2020

Norwegian marine seismic acquisition company PGS has begun a new multi-azimuth marine seismic survey in the North Sea, offshore Norway. The industry-funded survey- conducted by seismic vessel Ramform Vanguard - extends the GeoStreamer X area within the Viking Graben by 1160 sq…

Serica Hires WilPhoenix Offshore Rig for Rhum Well

May 12, 2020

Serica Energy has hired Awilco Drilling's WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig for the intervention work on the Rhum-3 ('R3') well in the UK North Sea.The 3rd-Generation, Enhanced Pacesetter, harsh-environment, mid-water, semi-submersible…

IOG Taps Subsea 7 for North Sea Project SURF

May 07, 2020

Offshore installation company Subsea 7 has won a contract by Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) to provide Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers, and Flowlines (SURF) for Phase 1 of IOG's Core Project in the UK Southern North Sea.Subsea 7 will be responsible for the project management…

IOG's North Sea Gas Development Plan Approved

May 04, 2020

UK-focused oil company Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has informed that its field development plan for Core Project Phase 1 in the UK North Sea has been approved by the UK Oil and Gas Authority.The Core Project comprises gas resources across six discovered UK Southern North Sea ('SNS') gas fields…

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