Cygnus News

Naviera Tramarsa Adds Another ROV

Feb 28, 2019

Offshore operator Naviera Tramarsa has extended its subsea vehicle fleet with a new Cougar XT remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) from manufacturer Saab Seaeye.The 2,000m rated Cougar XT will enter operations in May 2019, joining the company’s Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV…

Drafinsub Chooses Falcon ROV

Oct 23, 2018

Italian underwater works company Drafinsub chose the Saab Seaeye Falcon electric remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) for the wide ranging and complex tasks undertaken by the company.“We chose the Falcon because it's the industry standard for observation robotic vehicles…

Premier Oil sells ETS pipeline to Antin

Dec 11, 2017

CATS Management, part of Antin Infrastructure Partners, is to buy Premier Oil's stake in the Esmond Transportation System (ETS) pipeline in the UK North Sea.  The ETS pipeline was constructed in order to transport gas from Esmond…

Carnarvon inks Bonaparte Basin license

Nov 03, 2017

Carnarvon Petroleum has been awarded the shalow water AC/P62 permit in the Southern Vulcan Sub-basin, in the prospective Bonaparte Basin, on Western Australia’s North West Shelf. The large 1512sq km permit contains multiple attractive…

First gas from Cygnus Bravo

Aug 08, 2017

First gas has been exported from Cygnus Bravo, a satellite to Engie E&P UK's Cygnus field development in the UK southern North Sea. Cygnus Bravo is a wellhead platform 7km from Cygnus Alpha, to which first gas was exported on 1 August…

Centrica, Bayerngas Norge to combine

Jul 17, 2017

Centrica and Stadtwerke München have agreed to combine Centrica’s European oil and gas exploration and production business with Bayerngas Norge. The new joint venture company will be owned 69% by Centrica and 31% by Bayerngas Norge’s existing shareholders…

UK Cygnus gas giant comes online

Dec 15, 2016

ENGIE E&P UK (formerly GDF Suez E&P) has started production from the giant Cygnus southern North Sea gas development. The field, in license areas P1055 & P1731, 150km off Lincolnshire, is expected to contribute 5% of UK gas production…

Petrofac inks Cygnus extension

Dec 07, 2016

Petrofac has been given a four and a half year contract extension on its integrated support services contract on the Cygnus gas field. The extension to December 2021 is worth about US$70 million and includes the provision of enhanced construction services and production supervision…

Setting sights on EPCI work

Aug 01, 2016

Seaway Heavy Lifting is moving into a new league in offshore renewables, taking on contracts on an engineering, procurement, construction and installation basis. Elaine Maslin found out more. Handling foundations and transition pieces…

Cygnus first gas delayed

Jul 28, 2016

First gas on one of the largest recent discoveries in the North Sea has been delayed, according to partner Centrica Energy. The firm said that first gas on the four-platform Cygnus development project in the southern North Sea is now expected in Q4 this year…

Fabricom works Cygnus with AVEVA

Feb 05, 2016

Fabricom Offshore Services has been contracted for brownfield modification work on GDF Suez's recently installed Cygnus installation in the southern North Sea. As part of the work, it will use AVEVA's LFM Server and AVEVA Laser Model Interface…

Polarcus starts Australian Cygnus 3D shoot

Dec 16, 2015

Norway-based geoscience firm Polarcus has started a new RightBAND multi-client project over the Vulcan Sub-basin, offshore the North West Shelf, Australia. The Cygnus 3D Survey is being acquired with joint investment from Spectrum and DownUnder GeoSolutions…

Fast fabrication

Sep 01, 2015

Meg Chesshyre talks to Heerema Fabrication Group CEO Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven about the firm’s latest projects. Cygnus PU sail away. Photos from Heerema Fabrication Group.  Heerema…

Seaway Heavy Lifting installs Cygnus process unit

Aug 05, 2015

Seaway Heavy lifting’s crane vessel Oleg Strashnov successfully installed the process unit (PU) topside for operator GDF SUEZ E&P UK (part of the ENGIE Group), and partners Centrica Energy and Bayerngas, setting a new company record. The…

Cygnus module North Sea bound

Jul 23, 2015

One of the largest oil and gas topsides built this year set sail on July 23 from Burntisland Fabrication’s (BiFab) Methil yard. Cygnus manifold. Image from Engie. The 4600-tonne Cygnus accommodation module…

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