Fpf News

EnQuest Starts Shutting Down Production at Don Fields in North Sea

Mar 05, 2021

UK-based oil and gas company EnQuest has said it has started cessation of production activities on the Northern Producer floating production facility at the Don fields in the North Sea.'The process, which began on Monday 1 March, is expected to take several days to complete…

Ithaca Energy Resumes Output from North Sea Platform after Covid-related Halt

Feb 05, 2021

UK-focused oil firm Ithaca Energy has restarted production from its FPF-1 offshore platform in the North Sea, some two weeks after a Covid-related shutdown.To remind, Ithaca had shut down production after four four crew members from the offshore…

Output Shut at North Sea Platform Due to Covid Outbreak

Jan 22, 2021

A Covid 19 outbreak on Ithaca Energy's FPF-1 platform in the UK North Sea has forced the oil and gas company to shut down production. In total, four crew members from the offshore production platform have tested positive and have been sent ashore…

Enquest, Qualimar to Remove Northern Producer Platform in 2021

Dec 30, 2020

Oil and gas company Enquest, and Qualimar, the owner of the Northern Producer offshore oil platform, have recently applied for approvals to remove the semi-submersible unit from the North Sea fields, as well as for the removal of the related riser systems…

BP, Ithaca Energy Bring Online Vorlich Offshore Field

Nov 26, 2020

Oil major BP and Ithaca Energy have started production from the Vorlich offshore oil field in the North Sea.The 30-million-barrel field has been developed through two wells with peak production expected to reach 20,000 barrels of oil equivalent gross per day…

UK: OGA Appoints Central North Sea Manager

Sep 22, 2020

UK's oil and gas regulator the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has appointed Andy Brooks as Area Manager - Central North Sea, starting the role in September 2020.Brooks graduated from Leeds University in 2002 with a Masters in Chemical Engineering…

Ithaca Energy Awards Petrofac a 5-Year North Sea Services Contract

Sep 15, 2020

The North Sea-focused oil company Ithaca Energy has signed a 5-year Integrated Services Contract with oilfield services provider Petrofac.Under the contract, Petrofac will provide engineering, construction, maintenance, and offshore manning…

Olympic Taps Ampelmann for W2W Gig at Ithaca's FPF-1 Platform

Jul 29, 2020

Dutch offshore gangway specialist Ampelmann has won a contract with offshore vessel owner Olympic Shipping to support topside commissioning work on Ithaca Energy’s FPF-1 semi-submersible production platform in the UK North Sea.Ampelmann E-type gangway system…

Helicopter Operator NHV Clinches 5-Year Deal with Ithaca Energy

Jun 15, 2020

Belgium-based offshore helicopter provider NHV Group has signed a five-year contract extension with North Sea-focused oil company Ithaca Energy.The contract is for the provision of aviation services to the Ithaca Energy Group’s operated FPF-1 installation…

Petrofac Wins Ithaca Contract

Dec 18, 2018

Services provider Petrofac said its Engineering and Production Services (EPS) business has secured a construction and commissioning contract with Ithaca Energy to prepare the FPF-1 floating production facility for the BP-operated Vorlich field in the Central North Sea…

BP Gets Nod to Develop Vorlich Field in North Sea

Oct 02, 2018

BP has received approval from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to proceed with the Vorlich development in the central North Sea, which is expected to come onstream in 2020.New North Sea development is targeting 30 million barrels of oil equivalent and expected to produce 20…

Ship shape

Apr 01, 2017

Polymer steel composite repairs are becoming a popular solution for worn out plates in the growing floating production vessel fleet. Elaine Maslin reports. The FPF3 on station. Images from Intelligent Engineering…

First oil achieved at Stella

Feb 17, 2017

First oil has been achieved at the Stella floating production project in the UK North Sea. The Greater Stella Development had been planned to come onstream, using the upgraded FPF-1 semisubmersible production unit in 2014, but has faced repeated setbacks…

Israel's Delek in Ithaca takeover bid

Feb 06, 2017

Israel's Delek Group has made a US$524 million offer for UK independent explorer and producer Ithaca Energy. The offer, a 12% premium on Ithaca's last closing price on the Toronto Stock Exchange, would see Delek take over Ithaca's UK North Sea portfolio…

Ithaca in further Stella delay

Jan 12, 2017

Ithaca Energy is further delaying its Stella field offshore the UK to February 2017 due to an electrical inspection program on the FPF-1 floating production facility. First oil was anticipated at the end of November 2016, and was pushed back to January 2017…

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