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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…

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…

Hibiscus Acquires North Sea Rights

Jul 18, 2019

Malaysian oil and gas exploration and production company Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd is acquiring oil and gas rights offshore in the UK sector of the North Sea worth US$5 million (RM20.6 million).The blocks are located offshore in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea…

Equinor Drills Dry Well in North Sea

Jul 17, 2019

Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 502, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 16/5-7.Equinor’s objective was to investigate potential reservoir rocks in several levels: Upper Jurassic intra Draupne Fm sandstones, Upper Triassic Skagerrak Fm…

New Developments in Offshore Norway

Jul 15, 2019

There are 21 development projects in progress; 14 in the North Sea, six in the Norwegian Sea and one in the Barents Sea, according to Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s (NPD).These projects represent diversity with new facilities, smaller discoveries…

Offshore Wind Hubs Feasible in the N. Sea

Jul 10, 2019

The international consortium partners of the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) has found that the proposed Hub-and-Spoke concept is technically feasible. A gradual roll-out of 10 to 15 gigawatts hubs is the next logical step towards a large offshore wind build-out…

DP Galyna Off to Offshore Gig

Jul 05, 2019

Dutch marine outfit Chevalier Floatels vessel DP Galyna has won another assignment after completing an inspection and maintenance campaign for an oil and gas company in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.'Within 2 hours of contract notification…

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