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Drydocks World to Build North Sea Platform

Jul 30, 2019

Dubai-based Drydocks World has signed a contract with Petrofac and end-client TenneT to build a High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) platform in the Netherlands sector of the North Sea.The service provider to the marine, offshore, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors said in a press release that the HVAC platform will be part of a renewable energy wind farm, located in the Hollandse Kust Zuid grid connection in Netherlands sector of the North Sea…

Rever Completes North Sea Decom Project

Dec 05, 2019

Subsea services provider Rever Offshore has successfully completed a North Sea infrastructure decommissioning project of the Greater Dunlin Area for Fairfield Energy.The subsea project delivery and execution provider to the offshore energy industry…

North Sea Countries to Boost Offshore Wind

Dec 04, 2019

Energy Ministers from North Seas countries met yesterday (December 04) in Brussels and agreed their 2020 Work Program on offshore wind deployment as a means of reaching climate neutrality by 2050.The 10 North Seas Energy Cooperation countries – Belgium…

Neptune Drilling Awards on Seagull

Dec 03, 2019

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has awarded new drilling services contracts for its its 50 million barrel Seagull project in the UK North Sea worth a total of $40 million.US oilfield services giant Halliburton will supply equipment from its base in Arbroath for Seagull…

SEACOR Marine Sells North Sea Standby Biz

Nov 03, 2019

US-based  offshore support vessel  (OSV) provider Seacor Marine has decided to sell its North Sea emergency response and rescue vessel business to North Star in a move to cut costs and generate cash to support its core business.Under the terms agreed…

ConocoPhillips Gets Drilling License

Oct 23, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a drilling permit for well 25/7-8 S in the western Norwegian North Sea.According to a press note from NPD, the semisubmersible Leiv Eiriksson will drill well 25/7-8 S…

Geoquip Saentis Completes 1st Job in North Sea

Oct 07, 2019

Switzerland-based geotechnical data acquisition company Geoquip Marine said that its DP2 multi-purpose offshore support vessel, the Geoquip Saentis, has completed its first geotechnical campaign in the North Sea.Operations involved drilling…

VOS Sugar, Bluestream in North Sea Inspection

Sep 11, 2019

Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) said that its subsea-support vessel VOS Sugar has again been operating in close cooperation with its partner Bluestream, working together for the third year in succession on a Southern North Sea Inspection campaign…

NSWPH Program Hires Intertek

Sep 06, 2019

UK consultancy Intertek has been chosen to undertake a UK permitting and planning study by the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) consortium.Consortium partners behind the NSWPH programme, TenneT Netherlands, TenneT Germany, Energinet, Gasunie…

NGO Pushes for Green Recycling in North Sea

Sep 05, 2019

With the oil and gas sector seeing a downturn since 2014, the Platform has documented an increasing number of offshore units sold for scrap.While the recycling of fixed installations occurs under strict regulations, there are serious concerns regarding the recycling of floating structures…

Repsol Sinopec Extends Petrofac North Sea Gig

Sep 05, 2019

Petrofac, a provider of oilfield services to the international oil and gas industry, has been awarded a major contract extension in support of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited’s North Sea operations.The Jersey-based energy services firm said…

MDL Back in North Sea with i-Tech 7

Aug 15, 2019

Maritime Developments (MDL), a provider of back-deck equipment for the subsea sector, has completed a flexible installation project in the North Sea with i-Tech 7, Subsea 7's Life of Field business unit – marking a return to the field two years after the original award…

North Sea Spot Market Remains Challenging

Aug 14, 2019

The North Sea spot market has improved during the second quarter of 2019, as a result of increased rig activity, said Viking Supply Ships.However, the Norway-based supply shipping company expects that the overall market conditions will likely remain somewhat challenging…

Aker BP Granted North Sea Drilling Permit

Aug 02, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP, the oil exploration and development company focusing petroleum resources on the Norwegian Continental Shelf,  a drilling permit for well 2/1-17 S located in the North Sea offshore Norway…

NPD Grants North Sea Drilling Permit to ConocoPhillips

Aug 01, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a wildcat drilling permit for well 25/7-7, to be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility.The area in this license consists of parts of blocks 25/7 and 25/10…

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