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Apollo Secures $12.5M Contract for INEOS’ Hejre Project

May 03, 2024

Engineering and energy consultancy Apollo has been awarded the project management consultancy (PMC) contract for INEOS E&P's Hejre project in the North Sea.The 4-year Hejre project entails the development of a greenfield platform, subsea infrastructure…

Shelf Drilling Scoops $54M for Jack-Up Rig Job

Apr 30, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract for the Shelf Drilling Fortress jack-up rig with a North Sea operator for operations in the UK Continental Shelf.The company did not disclose the name of the client, revealing…

Equinor Secures Consent to Drill Two Wells in North Sea

Apr 29, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Equinor Energy a drilling permit for two wildcat wells in the North Sea.The approval is for wells 35/10-14 S and 35/10-14 A in production license 1185, valid until February 2029.Equinor is the operator of the license…

Full Tyra II Gas Development Ramp-Up Impacted by Technical Issue

Apr 29, 2024

The operational occurrence which has temporarily impacted the commissioning of the Tyra Redevelopment Project (Tyra II) has pushed the planned ramp-up of the facilities to full capacity for one month.An operational occurrence related to the…

Fugro Gets Dogger Bank South Offshore Wind Survey Job

Apr 26, 2024

RWE and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) have appointed Fugro to conduct geotechnical seabed survey on 3 GW Dogger Bank South offshore wind farm.The findings will give a detailed and accurate picture of the ground conditions, which will…

PBS Extends Maintenance Contract with TotalEnergies for North Sea Assets

Apr 25, 2024

PBS has secured an extension to the general maintenance and operations contract (GMOC) awarded by TotalEnergies in 2020 to cover its North Sea assets.With over a year still to serve on the existing five-year contract, PBS secured an extension…

Second HVDC Platform Installed at World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 24, 2024

Saipem has installed the second unmanned High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) platform at Dogger Bank, being built in UK waters and set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm once constructed.The substation is the second of three platforms…

Eni Agrees to Merge UK Upstream Assets with Ithaca Energy

Apr 24, 2024

Eni has reached an agreement on the combination of substantially all of its upstream assets in the UK, excluding East Irish Sea assets and CCUS activities, with Ithaca Energy, creating a major independent oil and gas company present on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)…

Mocean Energy’s Blue X Wave Device and Verlume’s Halo Battery Come Ashore

Apr 23, 2024

Mocean Energy’s Blue X wave energy converter, with project partner Verlume’s Halo storage system, have been retrieved to shore after more than 12 months of testing at sea as part of Renewables for Subsea Power (RSP) project.Orkney-based marine…

Green Volt Floating Wind Farm Secures All Planning Approvals in UK

Apr 22, 2024

Offshore wind developers Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn, a joint venture between Plenitude (Eni) and HitecVision, have secured the offshore planning approval for their 560 MW Green Volt floating offshore wind project.With onshore consent issued earlier in April…

Aker BP’s Hanz Field Comes Onstream in North Sea

Apr 22, 2024

Aker BP-operated Hanz field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea, which is tied into the Ivar Aasen platform, has started production.Hanz is operated by Aker BP with 35% working interest, with partners Equinor owning 50% and Sval Energi 15% stake…

Full Capacity Operations at Tyra II Gas Development Up for Potential Delays

Apr 18, 2024

The Tyra Redevelopment Project (Tyra II), operated by TotalEnergies, has faced an operational occurrence which has temporarily impacted the commissioning of the facilities at Denmark’s largest offshore gas development.According to an update from TotalEnergies…

Vår Energi Strikes Oil in North Sea

Apr 17, 2024

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has made an oil discovery at Ringhorne Nord in the North Sea, while drilling the exploration well with Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Yantai semi-submersible rig.The discovery was made in wells 25/8-23 S and 25/8-23 B…

EnQuest Selling Stake in North Sea Golden Eagle Oil Field

Apr 16, 2024

Britain's EnQuest is looking to sell its 27% stake in the Golden Eagle oilfield in the British North Sea as it seeks to reduce debt levels, two sources told Reuters on Tuesday.It was unclear how much the sale of the non-operated stake would raise…

HSM Rolls Out Topside for ONE-Dyas’ Offshore Wind-Powered Gas Platform

Apr 16, 2024

HSM Offshore Energy has rolled out the topside for ONE-Dyas’ N05-A platform, which, once fully constructed, will be the first electrified gas production platform in the North Sea that runs completely on offshore wind power.HSM reached the milestone at its yard in Schiedam…

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