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DNO to Drill Highest Number of Wells in its History

May 08, 2019

Norwegian exploration and production company DNO says it plans to drill 48 wells this year, the highest number in the company's 48-year history. The drilling program, comprising 25 development/infill wells and 11 exploration/appraisal wells, will be across the firm's portfolio, which, since 2017 has contained the assets of Origo Petroelum and, since earlier this year, Faroe Petroleum, both of which saw DNO regain it's footprint on the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

UKCS Investments On the Rise

May 31, 2019

North Sea operators and contractors are investing across people, R&D, technology and new markets to support continued growth, said a new report.The 30th Oil and Gas survey, conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute and KPMG UK…

Perenco Renews North Sea Contract

May 22, 2019

Anglo-French oil and gas company Perenco has expanded the scope of its support contract with Servelec Controls, the control, safety and information systems provider, in the southern North Sea of the United Kingdom.Servelec has been providing service…

North Sea Oil Production May Go Down

May 17, 2019

On top of production declines in Iran and Venezuela, ongoing OPEC cuts, Urals contamination outages in Russia and maintenance in Kazakhstan, North Sea production is also struggling, Rystad Energy said.'Currently we see unplanned outages at Oseberg and Flotta with combined impact of 160…

Four Rever Vessels Secure North Sea Jobs

May 14, 2019

Rever Offshore, formerly known as Bibby Offshore, announced the deployment of all four of the company’s vessels since the start of April, 2019 in the North Sea.The subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry said the Rever fleet, which…

DOF Subsea Bags North Sea Contracts

May 10, 2019

Norwegian subsea shipping company DOF Subsea has recently secured several new contracts for project scopes to be carried out over the next few months in the North Sea. The Oslo-listed international subsea operating company said in a press note that the contracts…

Aker BP Cleared for Freke-Garm Exploration

May 09, 2019

Aker BP is gearing up to drill its Freke-Garm exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea using Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible drilling rig. Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) authorised the well, 15/6-15…

Worley, OGTC to Test New Gas Tieback Tech

May 09, 2019

An Australian engineering house is partnering with a UK technology organisation to test a prototype system that could enable longer distance subsea tiebacks to be built.Worley’s INTECSEA consultancy is working with the UK's Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) on the project…

ICR Acquires Drone Company

May 09, 2019

UK-based asset integrity firm ICR has acquired drone inspection company Sky-Futures Partners. ICR says the acquisition facilitates the next phase of ICR’s inspection service offering. Sky-Futures has eight years of experience in 28 countries…

North Sea Helicopters Vote to Strike

May 09, 2019

Helicopter pilots in the North Sea have voted to strike over pay. The pilots, employed by CHC Scotia, voted in favour of taking industrial action in a dispute over pay earlier this week (May 7). The ballot conducted among members of the British…

NPD Bullish on Barents Sea

May 09, 2019

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said that its estimates indicate that more than half of the oil and gas that has not yet been discovered is located in the Barents Sea.The rest is distributed between the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea…

Exceed to Support Serica Drilling

May 08, 2019

UK-based well management firm Exceed has secured a two-year contract to support Serica Energy (UK) with its future well operations.Initial operations under the contract will be concentrated on Serica's Columbus development well, which is planned to be drilled in 2020…

Nexans to Power Vigdis Boosting Station

May 08, 2019

French cable firm Nexans has been picked to supply a power umbilical for Equinor's Vigdis subsea boosting station in the Norwegian North Sea.New all-electric actuated subsea boosting station, the industry's first all-electric boosting station…

Maersk Drilling Unveils Hybrid Low-Emission Rig

May 08, 2019

Danish rig operator Maersk Drilling has announced what it's calling the first hybrid, low-emission drilling rig, based on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Through a series of upgrades, Maersk Drilling aims to convert the Maersk Intrepid ultra…

Keppel FELS, Aibel Ink Major Renewables Gig

May 07, 2019

Singapore-based Keppel FELS and Norway's Aibel have together secured a contract to build and install a new 900 MW offshore high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station for the DolWin 5 cluster offshore wind farms. Under a contract from…

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