North Sea News


PHOTO: Heerema's Sleipnir Installs First Tyra Topsides

Aug 31, 2021

Heerema Marine Contractors' giant semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has lifted and installed the first new topside for TotalEnergies' Tyra redevelopment in the Danish North Sea.Noreco, TotalEnergies' partner in the project, shared the photos of the installation via social media on Tuesday.'The world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir, with an incredible precision, has now lifted off the first new Tyra topside and installed it on the jacket…

Offshore CCS Project Planned in The Netherlands

Sep 13, 2021

TotalEnergies, Shell Netherlands, Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN), and Gasunie have partnered up in a project called Aramis that aims to enable large-scale CO2 reduction for industrial clusters in the Netherlands. The Aramis project aims to contribute…

EnQuest Lowers Output Guidance on Magnus Field Declines

Sep 02, 2021

Oil producer EnQuest on Thursday warned that annual output would be at the lower end of its previously forecast range, primarily owing to declines at its Magnus field in the UK North Sea, sending its shares down more than 7%.Production activity…

Equinor Brings Online 'Highly Profitable' Troll Phase 3

Aug 30, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor said Monday it had brought online one of its most profitable projects ever, Troll phase 3 project in the North Sea, offshore Norway. Production started on Friday, August 27, at 9.25 pm.According to Equinor, the project…

Spirit Energy Gets Approval to Remove Ensign Offshore Platform

Aug 27, 2021

The UK Government has approved Spirit Energy's decommissioning program for the Ensign platform in the Southern North Sea.The normally unmanned platform, comprising a steel jacket and topsides, is located at Ensign field, approximately 109 km…

Magseis Fairfield in North Sea OBN Survey

Aug 20, 2021

Oslo-listed seismic contractor Magseis Fairfield has won a 'small size' Ocean Bottom Node contract in the North Sea.The contract is with an unnamed multi-client company. According to Magseis Fairfield, the survey will be conducted in Q3 2021 with roughly 500 MASS nodes…

UK's Support of North Sea Oil and Gas Producers Challenged in Court

Jul 28, 2021

The British High Court has agreed to hear a case by environmental campaigners claiming that the government's support of North Sea oil and gas companies conflicted with its plans to slash the country's carbon emissions by 2050.The legal challenge…

BP Fined $69,000 for Failing to Report Offshore Well Results

Jul 26, 2021

The UK oil and gas regulator Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) on Monday fined BP with a £50,000 (around $69,100) fine and served it with a Sanction Notice for breaching a license condition by failing to report the progress and results of two extended well tests at the Vorlich offshore field…

Solstad Offshore's CSV to Stay Busy with DeepOcean till 2023 End.

Jun 02, 2021

Solstad Offshore has won a new contract for its construction support vessel Normand Ocean with subsea services provider DeepOcean.DeepOcean will use the 107,6 meters long vessel for its Inspection, Maintenance and Repair, and light construction projects in the North Sea…

Maersk Drilling Sells Yme Field-tied Offshore Rig for $373M

May 27, 2021

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has struck a deal to sell the drilling and production unit Mærsk Inspirer, on contract with Repsol at Yme offshore field in Norway, to Havila Sirius for $373 million.As part of the deal, Repsol will…

UK: Serica Energy Hits Snag at Columbus Offshore Well. Needs to Re-Drill It

May 25, 2021

Serica Energy, a UK-based oil and gas company focusing on the North Sea, has hit a snag with its Columbus development well and will have to re-drill it, which will cost an extra £3 million (USD 4.23 million).The company spudded the well in mid-March…

Marathon Oil, APA 1Q Profits Beat Expectations

May 06, 2021

U.S. oil and gas producers Marathon Oil Corp and APA Corp [ a parent company of Apache Corp.] beat Wall Street estimates for first-quarter profits on Wednesday, as COVID-19 vaccine rollouts and easing travel restrictions powered a rebound in oil prices…

Neptune Takes Stake in Spirit Energy's Pegasus West Discovery. Tieback to Cygnus Platform Planned

May 04, 2021

Neptune Energy has acquired a 38.75% equity interest from Spirit Energy in the Pegasus West offshore discovery in the UK Southern North Sea, in a move that will see the discovery developed as a tie-back to the Cygnus offshore platform.Pegasus…

Equinor Files Plan to Electrify Troll West Field

May 03, 2021

Norway's Equinor, with partners Petoro, Shell, Total, and ConocoPhillips, has decided to electrify the Troll West field offshore Norway and has submitted the plan for development and operation to the Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy…

FourPhase DualFlow Tech Helps Restore Output from Danish North Sea Well

Apr 21, 2021

FourPhase, the solids and production performance specialist for the oil and gas sector, on Wednesday said it had successfully deployed its  DualFlow solids removal technology for an intervention project with an independent E&P company on the Danish Continental Shelf in the North Sea…

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