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Sparrows to Maintain Morecambe Hub Cranes for Spirit Energy

Nov 19, 2020

Offshore crane services firm Sparrows has won a five-year contract by Spirit Energy to provide crane maintenance and lifting services across its Morecambe Hub assets in the East Irish Sea, off the UK.The Morecambe Hub comprises of six fields…

Chrysaor Takes Skandi Aukra PSV on Long-term Charter

Nov 13, 2020

Norwegian offshore support vessel operator DOF Group has secured a long-term contract for its Skandi Aukra platform supply vessel.The vessel has been chartered by the UK North Sea operator Chrysaor. The charter will begin in December 2020, in direct continuation of its current contract…

Premier Oil Cuts 2020 Output Forecast Due to Issues at Catcher Field

Nov 12, 2020

Premier Oil cut its 2020 production outlook to 61,000-64,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from a previously forecast 65,000-70,000 on Thursday, due to problems at its Catcher field.The company also said it plans to issue a prospectus in…

UK: Sparrows in 5-Year Offshore Inspection Services Deal

Nov 11, 2020

Offshore engineering and maintenance solutions provider Sparrows Group has said it has won a five-year contract with a major UK Continental Shelf operator to provide inspection services across all its assets in the region.The company, which didn't reveal the identity of the client said…

Chrysaor Files Application for Offshore CO2 Storage License

Nov 10, 2020

Chrysaor, a UK-North Sea focused oil and gas company, has tendered a license application for the purpose of storing CO2, and will, in parallel, seek agreement for a storage lease with The Crown Estate for the storage of CO2 in a depleted Southern North Sea gas reservoir…

Taqa Deploys Predictive Maintenance Software on Three North Sea Platforms

Nov 09, 2020

Predictive analytics company VROC has won a contract with oil firm Taqa to provide predictive maintenance software for Taqa's North Sea oil and gas platformsThe three oil and gas platforms, Tern, Cormorant Alpha, and Harding, located in the UK North Sea will initially use the technology…

UK: Offshore Oil & Gas Body Launches Diversity and Inclusion Survey

Nov 06, 2020

OGUK, the representative organization for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, has started 'a first-of-its-kind' survey that will deliver a baseline for diversity and inclusion (D&I) demographic and sentiment within the sector. OGUK said the…

Shell Committed to Drill High Impact North Sea Well, Partner Says

Nov 05, 2020

Oil and gas major Shell has reiterated its commitment to the drilling of the high impact Pensacola well in Licence P2252 in the UK North Sea, Deltic Energy, Shell's partner in the offshore block said Thursday.'Deltic is pleased to report that Shell…

Dana Petroleum Brings Online New Well at Bittern Offshore Field

Nov 03, 2020

Oil and gas company Dana Petroleum has brought online a new well on the Bittern oil and gas field in the UK North Sea.'Production from the new B5 well, which is a sidetrack of an existing Bittern well, is running at over 5,000 barrels of oil per day…

Premier Oil Creditors Support Merger with Chrysaor

Nov 03, 2020

UK oil company Premier Oil's creditors have given their approval for the company's merger with rival Chrysaor, proposed in October.To remind, the two UK-based offshore oil and gas companies Premier Oil and Harbour-controlled Chrysaor agreed to merge in an all-stock transaction…

IOG Hires Noble Corp. Jack-Up Rig for North Sea Project

Nov 03, 2020

UK-based oil firm Independent Oil and Gas has awarded the rig contract for its Core Project Phase 1 in the North Sea to Noble Corporation.The Core Project comprises gas resources across six discovered UK Southern North Sea ('SNS') gas fields…

UK-Based Offshore Decommissioning Firm Secures $33,6M Investment

Nov 02, 2020

UK-based offshore decommissioning specialist Well-Safe Solutions has secured a £26 million (around $33,6 million) investment to fund the next phase of its growth plan, the company said Monday.Well-Safe, which recently bought Seadrill's 1993…

UK: Number of Workers on Offshore Platforms Decreased due to Pandemic

Oct 27, 2020

The number of workers on offshore oil and gas platforms decreased by around 4,000 as the UK went into lockdown in March this year,  UK's offshore oil and gas industry body OGUK said Tuesday.Per OGUK's numbers, the average number of weekly personnel on board decreased from around 11…

Three60 to Deliver Duty Holder Services for DNO's North Sea Assets

Oct 27, 2020

Offshore oil and gas services company Three60 Energy has won a contract to deliver duty holder services for oil firm DNO's two assets in the UK Continental Shelf.Three60 will, under what is the first Duty Holder contract for the company, provide…

54 North Sea Oil Workers Isolating Over Possible COVID-19 Exposure in Helicopters

Oct 17, 2020

North Sea oil and gas operator Taqa has asked 54 offshore workers to self-isolate for precaution after, during shared helicopter flights, they got into contact with seven Brae platforms workers who later tested positive for Covid 19.In a statement sent to Offshore Engineer…

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