North Sea News


Petrofac Extends Contract with BP for North Sea Portfolio

Apr 15, 2024

Oilfield services provider Petrofac has secured a contract extension with BP to continue work on its North Sea portfolio.Maintenance and engineering services will be provided under the terms of the three-year, multi-million-dollar contract.“Petrofac has supported bp in the North Sea for 15 years…

Tyra Redevelopment: Gas Export Starts from Satellite Field Harald

Apr 11, 2024

The Tyra Redevelopment Project (Tyra II) continues to progress according to plan with the start of processing and export of gas from the Tyra Satellite Harald field.The gas export from the Tyra Satellite Harald field was achieved in the evening of April 10…

Shelf Drilling Barsk Jack-Up on Extended Stay with Equinor Offshore Norway

Apr 11, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract extension for the Shelf Drilling Barsk jack-up rig with Equinor for operations at the Gudrun field located offshore Norway.The firm term of the extension is two wells with an estimated duration of 254 days in total…

OKEA Makes FID for Brasse Field Development in North Sea

Apr 08, 2024

Norwegian oil and gas company OKEA, in collaboration with its partners DNO Norge, Lime Petroleum and M Vest Energy, has made a final investment decision (FID) for the Brasse development, located in the northern North Sea.The field is estimated…

Energean Takes Control of Wenlock and Tors Decommissioning Project

Apr 03, 2024

Oil and gas company Energean has become the operator of the Tors and Wenlock fields as the decommissioning work continues as planned.As part of the 2020 acquisition of Edison Exploration & Production, Energean acquired majority equity stakes in two fields in the Southern UK North Sea…

Winthershall Dea Secures Drilling Permit Offshore Norway

Apr 03, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Wintershall Dea Norge a permit for a drilling operation in the North Sea that will be conducted using Transocean Norge rig.The permit is for a wildcat well 35/11-27 S in production license 248.Wintershall Dea is the operator of the license with 60%…

Selene Well Remains on Track as Dana Petroleum Joins Shell and Deltic as Partner

Apr 03, 2024

Deltic Energy has completed the farm-out of its 25% interest in the Shell-operated North Sea license containing the Selene Prospect to Dana Petroleum.Deltic Energy received the required regulatory and partner consents in respect of the farm-out of a 25% interest in License P2437 to Dana Petroleum…

First Halfdan Infill Well Comes Onstream in North Sea

Apr 03, 2024

BlueNord, on behalf of the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC), has informed that the first production from the HBA-27B infill will has been achieved at the Tor reservoir in the Halfdan North East area.The HBA-27B infill well was the first one…

Orcadian Divests Major Share in North Sea Field to Ping Petroleum

Apr 02, 2024

Orcadian Energy has completed the previously announced farm-out of an 81.25% interest in license P2244 in Central North Sea, which contains the Pilot field, to Ping Petroleum UK, which became the operator of the license.Ping is focused on shallow…

Baron Oil Surrenders License in Once Promising North Sea Block

Mar 29, 2024

UK oil and gas company Baron Oil has decided to surrender the UK license P2478 to North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) following delays with the acquisition of 3D seismic data for the block, located in the Inner Moray Firth area of the North Sea…

Netherlands Receives Multiple Bids in 4GW Offshore Wind Tender

Mar 29, 2024

The Dutch government on Thursday said it had received multiple bids in a tender to build an offshore wind farm in the Dutch part of the North Sea with a total capacity of 4 GW.The government said it expected to announce the winning bid in June…

First Gas Export to Denmark from Tyra II Expected Today

Mar 28, 2024

TotalEnergies has informed that the restart of production from the Tyra facilities is progressing according to plan, with the first gas expected to be exported to the Danish market from the new Tyra II system on March 28, 2024.TotalEnergies…

EnQuest Trims Loss and Announces $15M Share Buyback

Mar 28, 2024

British North Sea-focused oil producer EnQuest narrowed its annual loss to $30.8 million last year, down from a $41.2 million loss in 2022, it said on Thursday.The company also announced its first shareholder return in the form of a $15 million share buyback this year…

Petrofac Gets Contract Extension with ONEgas in UK

Mar 28, 2024

Oilfield services firm Petrofac has secured a contract extension with ONEgas West, a joint venture operated by Shell and Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM).The two-year brownfield Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract award extends the previous three-year contract…

GEG Wraps Up Subsea7 Fabrication Scope for Aker BP’s Valhall PWP - Fenris Field

Mar 27, 2024

Global Energy Group (GEG) has completed the fabrication of two towheads at the Port of Nigg on behalf of Subsea7, for the Aker BP Valhall PWP - Fenris field in the southern North Sea.The two towheads come complete with equipment interface support frames and buoyancy tank interface frames…

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