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Archer secures Heimdel contract

Feb 12, 2013

Archer to provide P&A services for Statoil Image: ArcherArcher Ltd., a global oilfield service provider headquartered in Bermuda, has secured a contract with Statoil for the permanent plugging and abandonment of 12 gas wells on the…

Heerema to construct Dagny jacket

Feb 07, 2013

The North Sea-bound jacket weighs 16,000 tonsDagny Jacket (Image: Heerema Fabrication Group)Heerema Vlissingen to set another record breaking fabrication project of the largest launch jacket ever built at HFG Heerema Fabrication…

Ogna wildcat spudded

Feb 01, 2013

Lundin Petroleum spud its Ogna exploration well, in PL453S, off Norway. Drilled by the Maersk Guardian, the wildcat will target hydrocarbons in the upper to middle Jurassic reservoirs of the Ogna prospect, located 65km northeast of BP’s Ula field in the southern North Sea…

Skarv start-up

Feb 01, 2013

BP is celebrating production from the Skarv field in the Norwegian Sea. CEO Bob Dudley called the start-up a “key operational milestone” for the supermajor. The Skarv development includes an FPSO (pictured), five subsea drilling templates, and a 26in diameter…

EnerMech

Feb 01, 2013

Aberdeen-based EnerMech announced plans for a new base in Bergen, Norway. The facility is part of the mechanical engineering firm’s US$4.8 million investment in its Scandinavian business. “This [facility] will give us access to Norway’s largest…

Ocean Installer and McDermott International

Feb 01, 2013

Ocean Installer and McDermott International struck an alliance to pursue and execute North Sea rigid pipelay projects. The new partnership paves the way for a more permanent relationship. Along with Ocean Installer’s expertise and North Sea organization…

Aker doubles Aasta work

Feb 01, 2013

Aker to supply Aasta subsea production system SPAR platform on the Aasta Hansteen fieldAker Solutions has signed a contract with Statoil for the supply of a subsea production system for the Aasta Hansteen field development project on the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

Subsea 7 unveils Seven Viking

Jan 30, 2013

New next gen IMR vessel heads for North Sea Seven Viking IRM vesselThe cutting edge Seven Viking vessel, designed for operations in the harshest environments is being unveiled and named at a ceremony in Stavanger, Norway, by Subsea 7…

Valhall in production

Jan 29, 2013

BP starts production at Valhall redevelopment Valhall field (Photo: BP)Production has begun at BP's Valhall redevelopment project in the southern portion of the Norwegian North Sea, the supermajor announced on 28 January 2013. BP Group…

Subsea 7 wins Fram bundle

Jan 21, 2013

Shell picks Subsea7 for Fram pipeline bundleFram field set up (Photo: Shell)Shell has awarded Subsea 7 a $135 million contract for work on its Fram oil and gas development in the central North Sea.Subsea 7 will handle the engineering…

Lundin spuds Ogna well

Jan 14, 2013

Ogna well targets upper, middle Jurassic oilMaersk Guardian jack-up rigLundin Petroleum has commenced drilling on exploration well 8/5-1 in PL453S off Norway, the company confirmed on 14 January 2013. The exploration well seeks to…

Bibby buys Toisa Polaris

Nov 02, 2012

Toisa PolarisBibby Offshore has purchased the dive support vessel Toisa Polaris, the Aberdeen-based company announced on 2 November 2012. Bibby said the move will provide as many as 60 North Sea jobs. ‘We are forecasting an increasing level of work in the region over the next year…

Playground of the western world

Sep 01, 2011

Mindful of Offshore Europe in Aberdeen this month, Andrew McBarnet explains why seismic companies keep coming back to the mainly mature offshore hydrocarbon province of northwest Europe.It's not the most elegant of sayings but 'there's life…

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