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Photo: Brent Alpha Topside Arrives at Able Seaton Port For Recycling

Jun 25, 2020

Shell's giant Brent Alpha oil and gas platform, removed from its offshore location in the North Sea earlier this week, has arrived on Thursday at Able Seaton Port in the UK where it will be scrapped.The 44-year-old Brent Alpha is the third platform from the Shell Brent field to be decommissioned at Able Seaton Port. As with the previous Brent platform, the Brent Delta and Brent Bravo, the operation involved Allseas’ giant single lift vessel ‘Pioneering Spirit’…

Shell, Peterson Extend Lowestoft Base Contract

Jun 29, 2020

Offshore energy industry logistics provider Peterson has agreed on a contract extension with Shell for quayside, warehousing, and transport services from Peterson’s Lowestoft base in the UK.Peterson has supported Shell from the east coast of…

VIDEO: Total Produces One Billionth Barrel from Elgin Franklin

Jun 26, 2020

French oil major Total has recently celebrated a major milestone - the production of the one billionth barrel of oil equivalent from its Elgin Franklin field in the UK sector of the North Sea, 240km east of Aberdeen.Two major reservoirs at the…

Photo: Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Removes Brent Alpha Platform

Jun 22, 2020

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit heavy lift vessel has completed its first decommissioning job of summer 2020, with a single-lift removal of Shell UK’s 17,000-tonne Brent Alpha platform from the North Sea. The Pioneering Spirit will now deliver…

Altrad to Assist with Tolmount Platform Hook-Up

Jun 19, 2020

Industrial services provider Altrad has won a contract with Rosetti Marino to assist with the hook-up and commissioning of Premier Oil's Tolmount offshore gas platform in the Southern North Sea, offshore the UK.Under the contract, Altrad will be responsible for the provision of temporary access…

UK's Offshore Oil & Gas Industry to Cut Output Emissions by Half in Next Decade

Jun 17, 2020

The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has committed to cutting operational emissions by half in the next decade through operational improvements, flaring reduction, and powering offshore platforms with electricity.OGUK, a UK industry body representing…

Helicopter Operator NHV Clinches 5-Year Deal with Ithaca Energy

Jun 15, 2020

Belgium-based offshore helicopter provider NHV Group has signed a five-year contract extension with North Sea-focused oil company Ithaca Energy.The contract is for the provision of aviation services to the Ithaca Energy Group’s operated FPF-1 installation…

Chrysaor Taps APT for Armada, Lomond Analyses

Jun 09, 2020

Oslo-based Applied Petroleum Technology has secured a contract with UK North Sea operator Chrysaor. Under the contract of an undisclosed fee, APT will provide geochemical and petroleum systems analyses at the Armada hub facility and exploration…

PlanSea's Software to Cut North Sea Logistics Costs, Emissions

Jun 09, 2020

A Robert Gordon University spin-out PlanSea Solutions is working on a software that could improve offshore oil and gas industry logistics in the UK North Sea, and save millions of pounds and cut CO2 emissions. The project is backed by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and project partners BP…

BP Sweetens North Sea Deal with Premier Oil

Jun 05, 2020

British oil major BP has agreed to discount the price of the North Sea assets it is selling to Premier Oil, Premier said on Friday.Under the new deal, Premier only has to pay $115 million out of the initial price of $625 million if oil prices…

Proserv Subsea Controls for IOG's SNS Development

Jun 02, 2020

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has awarded Proserv a complete subsea controls system contract for IOG’s Core Project Phase 1 development in the UK Southern North Sea.IOG's Core Project Phase 1 comprises the development and production of the Southwark…

IOG Hires Petrofac for Well Management at SNS Project

Jun 01, 2020

UK-based oil and gas company Independent Oil and Gas plc (IOG),  has awarded a well management contract to Petrofac for its Core Project Phase 1 in the UK Southern North Sea.The Core Project Phase 1 will develop and bring online the Southwark…

OGA: UK North Sea Gas Less Carbon Intensive than Imported LNG

May 26, 2020

Gas produced from the offshore platforms in the UK North Sea is less carbon-intensive than LNG imported in the UK, the UK oil and gas regulator OGA said Tuesday.According to the OGA analysis, the production of natural gas from the UK Continental…

Trafigura Takes a Bet with North Sea Oil

May 22, 2020

Commodities trader Trafigura has seized the moment and taken a rare dominant position in the North Sea crude market over the past two weeks as oil demand jumped, trading sources said.A combination of OPEC-led global production cuts, cheap freight rates…

TAQA Hires Archer for 21-Well P&A Campaign in UK North Sea

May 22, 2020

Oilfield services company Archer has won a contract for the provision of modular drilling unit and associated services aboard TAQA's Cormoran Alpha platform in the UK North Sea.Archer's rig has been contracted by TAQA to perform a twenty-one…

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