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Photo: Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Removes Brent Alpha Platform

Jun 22, 2020

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit heavy lift vessel has completed its first decommissioning job of summer 2020, with a single-lift removal of Shell UK’s 17,000-tonne Brent Alpha platform from the North Sea. The Pioneering Spirit will now deliver the 44-year old platform to Able UK’s Teesside decommissioning yard in North East England for dismantling and recycling.'The removal of Alpha is the first offshore lift to utilize our in-house developed “horseshoes”…

Israel's Delek Swings to Big Loss on North Sea Business Impairment

Jul 01, 2020

Israeli conglomerate Delek Group swung to a big first-quarter loss as a fall in oil prices brought an impairment at its North Sea operations, Ithaca Energy.Delek has been hard hit by the global coronavirus crisis and a drop in oil prices and…

Fugro Inspecting Cygnus Subsea Structures

Jul 01, 2020

Dutch offshore geo-data specialist Fugro will deploy remote monitoring technology to survey subsea structures at the Cygnus gas field in the UK’s southern North Sea.Under the contract awarded by oil and gas company Neptune Energy, Fugro will…

Magseis Fairfield Nets 2021 OBN Survey Work

Jul 01, 2020

Seismic data acquisition company Magseis Fairfield has secured a contract for a 4D OBN monitor survey in the North Sea 2021 summer season.The company did not say who the client was, but it added that there is potential for follow-on work in subsequent years…

Ampelmann Nabs Five Gangway Orders in Offshore Wind Space

Jun 29, 2020

Offshore gangway specialist Ampelmann has won several new contracts in the offshore wind space.The company said Monday it had recently won five new deals to provide gangway systems to Norwegian offshore vessel owners BOA, Volstad, Olympic Shipping…

VIDEO: Boskalis Removes Neptune's Dutch North Sea Platforms

Jun 24, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has completed the removal of three platforms from the Dutch sector of the North Sea with the help of the Dutch offshore contractor Boskalis.The platforms, L10-C, L10-D, and L10-G, had been in production for four decades before ceasing production in 2016…

World's Largest Semi-Submersible Crane Vessel to Install One of World's Smallest Offshore Platforms

Jun 22, 2020

Dutch offshore installation specialist Heerema Marine Contractors will transport and install Dana Petroleum's P11-Unity platform, under a contract awarded by HSM Offshore.Heerema will use the Sleipnir, the world's largest semi-submersible crane vessel…

Equinor Gets OK for North Sea Pilot Well

Jun 22, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has received regulatory approval to drill a pilot hole in the North Sea offshore Norway.The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway said Friday it had given its consent to Equinor for exploration drilling (pilot…

Altrad to Assist with Tolmount Platform Hook-Up

Jun 19, 2020

Industrial services provider Altrad has won a contract with Rosetti Marino to assist with the hook-up and commissioning of Premier Oil's Tolmount offshore gas platform in the Southern North Sea, offshore the UK.Under the contract, Altrad will be responsible for the provision of temporary access…

Neptune Energy to Spud Dugong Offshore Well This Week, Partner Says

Jun 17, 2020

Petrolia NOCO, a partner in Neptune-operated PL 882 block in the Norwegian part of the North Sea, said the drilling of the Dugong well is set to begin by June 19, 2020.Neptune last week secured a regulatory consent to drill two wildcat wells at the Dugong prospect…

OOS Joins LR, Worley Offshore Decommissioning Consortium

Jun 17, 2020

Dutch offshore services provider OOS International has joined an offshore decommissioning consortium created by Lloyd’s Register and Worley, in a push to drive down the costs of offshore decommissioning.'Decommissioning, for many, remains an uncertain cost burden…

PG Flow Solutions Pumps Selected for Aker BP's Hod

Jun 17, 2020

PG Flow Solutions has won a contract to supply pump systems for AKER BP's normally unmanned wellhead platform to be used at the planned Hod field development in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Aker BP last week made the final investment decision for the Hod project…

UK's Offshore Oil & Gas Industry to Cut Output Emissions by Half in Next Decade

Jun 17, 2020

The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has committed to cutting operational emissions by half in the next decade through operational improvements, flaring reduction, and powering offshore platforms with electricity.OGUK, a UK industry body representing…

Wintershall Nordzee Brings Online 2nd Sillimanite Well

Jun 16, 2020

Gazprom-Wintershall DEA joint venture company Wintershall Noordzee said Monday it had started gas production from D12-B2, the second well drilled in its Sillimanite offshore field.The gas field, found in June 2015, stretches across the UK and…

Acorn CSS & Hydrogen Project to Get Scottish Gov't Funding

Jun 15, 2020

The Acorn carbon capture and storage and hydrogen project in the UK North Sea will get Scottish Government funding to help drive forward Scotland’s Net Zero carbon targets by 2045. The funding is part of a five year, £62m package will be provided by a new scheme…

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