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Aoka Mizu FPSO Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

Oil and gas firm Hurricane Energy has confirmed that a crew member on the Aoka Mizu FPSO off the UK has tested positive for COVID-19.Hurricane said Friday that the worker 'has been evacuated to the mainland for medical reasons and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.''The evacuated individual was transported onshore by an HM Coastguard helicopter and is now receiving medical treatment,' Hurricane said…

Borssele Beta Topside Sails Away

Mar 31, 2020

Dutch state-owned grid operator Tennet has informed that the Borssele Beta offshore substation has sailed away to the Borssele Area in the Dutch North Sea, where it will be placed on a subsea jacket by a crane vessel later this week.The topside is 25 meters high…

Neptune Energy to Cut Spending Plans by $300M

Mar 31, 2020

Private equity-backed gas producer Neptune Energy plans to cut its budget for development projects by around $300 million this year and will not pay a cash dividend to its owners Carlyle and CVC Capital Partners, it said on Tuesday.Following the collapse in oil prices…

CNRI Files Removal Plan for Two North Sea Floaters

Mar 31, 2020

CNR International (CNRI) has filed plans for the removal of the Petrojarl Banff FPSO and the Apollo Spirit FSO, from its Banff and Kyle fields in the North Sea. Apart from the two floaters, CNRI will also remove the associated risers and mooring systems…

Siccar, Shell Defer Cambo FID to 2021 on Covid-19 Impact

Mar 30, 2020

UK oil firm Siccar Point Energy is, with its partner Shell, delaying the planned sanction for the Cambo offshore project to 2021.Siccar, the operator of the project, blamed the decision on 'the unprecedented worldwide macroeconomic dislocation resulting from Covid-19…

Equinor Resumes Martin Linge Work, after Coronavirus-linked Halt

Mar 27, 2020

Norway's Equinor has restarted work at its Martin Linge development in the North Sea following a haltafter an offshore worker tested positive for coronavirus, the company said on Thursday.'We are gradually stepping up activities again. We have cleaned and disinfected facilities…

Axxis Geo Sees Survey Contract Cancelled

Mar 26, 2020

Marine seismic survey company Axxis Geo Solutions has said a client has canceled a contract for work in the North Sea.Axxis Geo Solutions, specializing in Ocean Bottom Node surveys, said the cancellation was 'on a small contract in the North…

Norway Takes More Time to Decide on North Sea Cable Project

Mar 25, 2020

Norway is postponing a decision on whether to allow companies to construct a new subsea power cable between it and Scotland, the government said on Wednesday.Known as NorthConnect and partly owned by Swedish energy group Vattenfall, the project…

INEOS Postpones Forties Pipeline System Shutdown

Mar 25, 2020

INEOS FPS has said that it has responded to requests from customers and delayed its planned summer shut down of the Forties Pipeline System in the UK North Sea.The pipeline system, the largest pipeline system in the UK North Sea - opened in…

Several Suspected Covid-19 Cases on Taqa's North Sea Platforms

Mar 25, 2020

Oil firm Taqa has informed that several of its crewmembers on two North Sea platforms are in isolation over suspected Covid-19 symptoms, but that production is not affected.In an email to Offshore Engineer on Tuesday, a Taqa spokesperson said…

ASCO Takes Full Ownership Of NORM Solutions

Mar 23, 2020

ASCO, a UK-based materials and logistics firm providing services to the oil and gas industry, has acquired full ownership over NORM Solutions.Norm Solutions is a provider of specialist cleaning, treatment and disposal services for oilfield equipment…

Bristow Equips Helicopters to Transport COVID-19 Cases

Mar 20, 2020

Offshore helicopter operator Bristow has said it has successfully repatriated offshore workers in the oil and gas industry with suspected cases of the novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – using three specially-configured former search and rescue aircraft…

UK Oil and Gas Sector Needs Gov't Aid to Survive

Mar 19, 2020

Britain's oil and gas sector needs government help to survive, industry body OGUK said after the oil price crash triggered by the coronavirus and a Saudi-Russian price war threatens its ability to continue producing hydrocarbons in the North Sea…

Tens of Thousands of Offshore Jobs at Risk, UK Union Warns

Mar 19, 2020

UK-based offshore energy workers' union RMT has called for the government to help preserve the offshore oil and gas industry and jobs amid the coronavirus and the oil price rout.RMT has warned that oil price wars and a public health pandemic…

Dolphin Drilling Signs Multi-Well Drilling Contract with i3

Mar 19, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling has signed a drilling contract for one of its semi-submersible offshore drilling rigs in the UK North Sea with oil company i3 Energy.Bjørnar Iversen, CEO of Dolphin Drilling said the contract was…

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