Cygnus News

Northern adds to Italian seismic program

Jun 16, 2015

Northern Petroleum announced that the environmental impact assessments (EIA) for its three remaining exploration permit applications in the southern Adriatic have been approved. These approvals are in addition to the two EIA approvals for exploration permit applications announced on 10 June 2015…

Italy approves Northern's 3D seismic program

Jun 10, 2015

Italian regulators will allow London-based explorer Northern Petroleum to conduct 3D seismic data studies at two of its wholly-owned permit areas in the southern Adriatic Sea. The approval to conduct new seismic in permits F.R39.NP and F…

Cygnus releases new range of gauges

May 14, 2015

Cygnus Instruments has introduced a new range of thickness gauges, used for measuring remaining metal thickness without the need to remove protective coatings. The new range of thickness gauges now incorporated two additional measuring modes…

Ready for prime time

May 01, 2015

Italy is sitting on sizeable untapped gas resources, yet it still imports a large proportion of its gas. Elaine Maslin reports from the Offshore Mediterranean Conference, Ravenna. Bruno Lescoeur…

Low oil prices could persist into 2017

Feb 19, 2015

Centrica has cut its exploration and budget 40% saying that it thinks oil prices will remain low for the rest of 2015 and potentially also into 2016 and 2017.  The comments, made by the firm's CEO Iain Conn, echo BP CEO Bob Dudley's…

Pegasus West find for Centrica

Nov 12, 2014

Centrica Energy discovered gas at the Pegasus West discovery in the southern North Sea. Image of the Paragon 391 jackup at Pegasus. From Centrica.   The Pegasus area is 150km east of Teesside…

Petrofac to manage GDF assets

Aug 05, 2014

GDF Suez E&P UK has renewed its Integrated Services Contract (ISC) with Petrofac.  The contract covers operations, maintenance and engineering services support to GDF SUEZ E&P UK throughout its operations in the UKCS, including Cygnus, the…

Positive outlook

Aug 04, 2014

The HelWin Beta platform, on its way out to sea. Photos from HFG. The North Sea is set to continue to provide work for fabricators for 10-20 more years, says Heerema Fabrication Group’s CEO…

Exploring the underexplored

Aug 01, 2014

The Cygnus Alpha wellhead platform during installation offshore. Photo from GDF Suez E&P. A new impetus to explore the UK North Sea could help to unlock some of the basins’ underexplored plays…

From simulation to WRR

Aug 01, 2014

ENI’s Goliat FPSO. Image from ENI Norge.  Offshore lifting combines heavy offshore assets with detailed analysis and product care. Elaine Maslin found out more at the North Sea Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference…

Multiple markets for heavy lifts

Aug 01, 2014

Seaway Heavy Lifting’s crane vessel Stanislav Yudin installing a topside.  Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) will be involved in one of the biggest lifting campaigns in the North Sea…

A new future for managing environmental issues

Jun 20, 2014

Figure 1: The Cygnus field is the sixth largest gas field in the southern North Sea and the largest to be discovered in the last 25 years within the southern North Sea gas basin.Image from GDF Suez. A…

GDF announces Cepheus gas find

May 28, 2014

GDF Suez E&P UK has struck has on the UK southern North Sea (SNS) Cepheus 44/12a-6 exploration well. A gas column was found within the Permian Lower Leman sandstone, the primary reservoir target.   The well was spudded on 9 March 2014 and drilled to 12…

Cygnus jacket floats out

May 12, 2014

A year of significant construction work on the Cygnus gas project by Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) came to fruition recently as major infrastructure sailed out from the yard in Methil, Fife.  Operator GDF SUEZ E&P UK Ltd (38.75%) and partners Centrica Energy (48…

Milestone for Cygnus marked

Apr 30, 2014

The latest milestone in the southern North Sea Cygnus gas field project took place on Monday as the first piece of major infrastructure sailed out from Isleburn’s facilities at Nigg Energy Park, Scotland (pictured). The beginning of the…

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