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Climate Activists Lose Court Case against UK Oil and Gas Authority

Jan 18, 2022

A UK High Court on Tuesday threw out a case brought by climate activists against the country's oil and gas regulator OGA, rejecting their argument that the OGA's actions amount to a type of unlawful subsidy of the fossil fuel sector.The ruling…

BP Files Petrojarl Foinaven FPSO Removal Plan

Jan 14, 2022

British oil major BP has filed a decommissioning plan for the removal of the Petrojarl Foinaven FPSO and the recovery of associated mooring systems, the risers and dynamic umbilicals from the Foinaven Field, located 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of Shetland in water depths of up to 600 meters…

P&A Firm Well-Safe Solutions Appoints Subsurface Team Lead

Jan 12, 2022

UKI-based offshore well plugging and abandonment specialist Well-Safe Solutions has appointed Mark Davison as the company’s Subsurface Team Lead, as the company expands the breadth of its service offering to include all aspects of subsurface plug and abandonment (P&A) design…

Equinor Warns of $1.8B Impairment Charge for UK North Sea Mariner Oil Field

Jan 12, 2022

Norwegian energy major Equinor said on Wednesday it had cut the resource estimates for its Mariner oilfield in the British North Sea, triggering an impairment charge of around $1.8 billion.Total recoverable reserves from the field, which is operated by Equinor with a 65…

Heerema Marine Contractors to Remove DNO's Ketch and Schooner Offshore Platforms

Jan 11, 2022

Dutch offshore installation and decommissioning services company Heerema Marine Contractors has won a contract to decommission DNO's Ketch and Schooner platforms in the UK Southern North Sea.Heerema Marine Contractors is responsible for the integrated engineering…

Petrofac Secures Extension with Neptune Energy for UK North Sea Services

Dec 21, 2021

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has awarded a two-year contract extension to the oilfield services firm Petrofac.The contract extension, taking effect from January 1, 2022, is for engineering services for the Neptune-operated Cygnus Alpha and Bravo platforms in the UK Southern North Sea…

Solstad Nabs One-year Charter for PSV. Offloads AHTS

Dec 20, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore is has secured a one-year contract for its platform supply vessel Normand Flipper.Solstad Offshore said that the contract, starting during December 2021, is for work in the UK North Sea. It did not say who the client was…

Wood Nets UK North Sea Assignments Worth $160 Million

Dec 20, 2021

UK-based energy industry engineering services firm Wood said Monday it had secured a series of UK North Sea contract awards with key clients in the fourth quarter of 2021, including Shell UK and Dana Petroleum.Wood said that the contracts were collectively valued at around $160 million…

Viaro Energy Sells Foinaven Field Stake to BP

Dec 16, 2021

Viaro Energy's subsidiary Rockrose UKCS 10 Ltd has struck a deal to sell its 28% non-operated stake in the Foinaven offshore oil field, west of Shetland, to BP.The Foinaven oil field sits 190 kilometers west of Shetland in water depths of between 350 and 520 meters and is operated by BP…

OGUK Urges Offshore Workers to Get a Jab as Omicron Cases Keep Rising

Dec 15, 2021

OGUK, a UK-based association representing the country's offshore oil and gas industry, has given a 'strong recommendation' for offshore workers to get fully vaccinated against COVID as omicron cases continue to rise.The association, through its Pandemic Steering Group…

IOG Set to Spud Southwark Well after Noble Jack-up Rig Repaired. First Gas Delayed

Dec 14, 2021

UK-based oil and gas company IOG is set to start drilling at the Southwark offshore field in the UK North Sea after a two-month hiatus caused by a problem with one of the offshore drilling rig's legs.IOG is focused on developing its Southern North Sea gas fields at the Saturn Banks Project…

Offshore Mooring Firm FMS Bags Contract with P&A Specialist Well-Safe Solutions

Dec 14, 2021

Aberdeen-based offshore moorings specialist First Marine Solutions (FMS) has said it has secured a 'seven-figure' contract with offshore well-decommissioning firm Well-Safe Solutions.Under the deal, FMS will provide marine consultancy services…

JF Subtech Wraps Subsea IRM work on Ithaca Energy's North Sea Platform

Dec 14, 2021

James Fisher Subtech (JF Subtech), a provider of specialist technical marine support to the offshore energy industry, said Tuesday it had completed a subsea inspection, repair, and maintenance project on Ithaca Energy UK North Sea platform.The…

Bilfinger, Global E&C JV Secures Work on Three CNR International's North Sea Platforms

Dec 10, 2021

Bilfinger UK and Global E&C have, under the newly formed Torus BGP brand, secured 'a major' contract with oil and natural gas production company CNR International.The two companies will collaborate to deliver operations and maintenance, engineering…

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