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Premier Oil Testing PB3 PowerBuoy in the North Sea

Aug 23, 2019

US-based ocean energy solutions company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) said it has deployed a PB3 PowerBuoy to serve as an autonomous intelligent platform to provide communications and remote monitoring services for its customer Premier Oil at the Huntington field in the UK sector of the central North Sea.During the deployment, Premier will demonstrate the PB3 PowerBuoy capabilities, its ability to…

i3 Spuds Pilot Well at Liberator Field

Aug 22, 2019

UK focused independent i3 Energy announced that the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig has arrived on location at the Liberator field and that the LPt-02 pilot well has now been spud.The results of the LPt-02 well will allow the…

Norway Oil Industry Trims Investment Forecast

Aug 22, 2019

Oil and gas companies working in Norway have slightly cut their 2019 investment forecasts since May, a survey by the country's statistics agency (SSB) showed on Thursday.While 2019 investments are still forecast to hit a four-year high, it is…

Premier Oil to Upgrade Catcher Reserves

Aug 22, 2019

Premier Oil will announce a second reserves upgrade for its Catcher oilfield in the UK North Sea at the end of the year, Chief Executive Officer Tony Durrant told Reuters on Thursday.The field has reached a plateau production rate of 70,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day…

FMS Wins BP Mooring Gig in the North Sea

Aug 22, 2019

Mooring equipment supplier FMS announced on Thursday it has secured a three-year, eight-figure contract with BP for the provision of mooring equipment for its North Sea operations.The contract commenced in July 2019.FMS Managing Director Steven…

Rever Concludes North Sea Campaigns

Aug 21, 2019

Subsea services provider Rever Offshore said it it has completed multiple projects within the North Sea in 2019, building upon existing frame agreements which has allowed clients quicker access to its fleet of specialized subsea support vessels and team…

FES Bags Multiple DBSC Orders

Aug 21, 2019

Fluid transfer systems provider FES International said it has secured four new orders to deliver is Diver Bend Stiffener Connectors (DBSCs) to projects across Asia, Africa and Europe.The 31 DBSCs will be supplied for projects taking place in the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea…

Subsea Network Repaired in the North Sea

Aug 21, 2019

Faulty elements in the subsea network within the Greater Guillemot Area field were diagnosed and replaced within 24 hours of the start of a recent fault-finding campaign, subsea testing tools manufacturer C-Kore Systems said.The GGA area in…

SeaRenergy Acquires Elbe-1

Aug 21, 2019

Hamburg-based offshore service provider SeaRenergy announced it has acquired Elbe-1, an engineering company that offers expertise and consultancy for design, certification and approval of offshore wind projects.Whereas SeaRenergy provides engineering…

Sparrows Wins BP Deck Operations Contract

Aug 21, 2019

Sparrows Group announced on Wednesday it haws been awarded its first contract to deliver deck operations services in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) from supermajor BP.The Aberdeen-based equipment and services firm said the contract builds on…

Sputnik Partners Find Light Oil

Aug 20, 2019

Equinor and partners OMV and Petoro have made an oil discovery in the Sputnik exploration well in the Barents Sea. Preliminary estimates peg recoverable resources at between 20 million and 65 million barrels of oil.The Sputnik well (7324/6-1) was drilled to a vertical depth of 1…

Deepwater ... in the North Sea?

Aug 19, 2019

Once upon a time, many a year ago, the North Sea was seen as a new deepwater exploration frontier. Some may be surprised that it still is.Back in the 1960s, compared with the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico where drillers first got their feet wet…

Jumbo's Fairplayer to Test Biofuel Oil

Aug 19, 2019

Heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo said it has partnered with marine biofuel company GoodFuels in a joint venture initiative to test marine biofuel oil on board a DP2 heavy lift crane vessel during an offshore decommissioning project…

Lundin Finds Oil at the Goddo Prospect

Aug 19, 2019

Lundin Petroleum announced it has made an oil discovery at exploration well 16/5-8s, targeting the Goddo prospect in PL815 approximately 14 kilometers south of the Edvard Grieg field in the Norwegian North Sea.Lundin Norway is the operator of PL815 with a 60% working interest…

PGNiG to Drill Shrek Wildcat

Aug 16, 2019

The Norwegian subsidiary of Polish state-controlled energy company PGNiG has received a permit to drill a wildcat well in the Shrek prospect, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) announced on Friday.Well 6507/5-9 S will be the first drilled in production licence 838 in the Norwegian Sea…

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