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Harbour Energy Delays North Sea Field Start-Up as Platform Issues Found

Jul 21, 2021

London-listed oil and gas Harbour Energy has hit a snag with the start-up of its Tolmount offshore gas field in the UK North Sea, as electrical systems issues were found during the testing of the recently delivered offshore platform. The start-up, previously scheduled for July, is now expected at the end of the year.Harbour, created after a recent merger of Chrysaor and Premier Oil, said Wednesday that during final commissioning and testing of the HGS Tolmount platform…

Partners Sell Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm's Transmission Assets

Jul 30, 2021

The consortium owning the Beatrice Offshore wind farm off the coast of Scotland, has signed an agreement to sell the 588MW wind farm's Offshore Transmission Assets (OFTO) to Transmission Capital Partners.The buyer is a consortium comprising International Public Partnerships Limited…

Harbour Energy Taps Xodus for Offshore Platform Electrification Support

Jul 30, 2021

North Sea oil and gas producer Harbour Energy has tapped consultancy Xodus to assess the infrastructure and modifications required to enable electrification of the oil and gas company's Central North Sea platforms.The move comes following the…

UK: Subsea 7 Installs Pipeline Bundle at CNOOC's Buzzard Offshore Field

Jul 30, 2021

Offshore installation company Subsea 7 said Friday that July 2021 marked the successful installation of a 5km pipeline bundle for China-based CNOOC's Buzzard Phase II (BPII) project in the UK North Sea, moving the project a step forward towards…

Gazprom to Buy Gas from IOG's UK North Sea Fields

Jul 29, 2021

Oil and gas company IOG, focused on developing gas fields in the Southern North Sea, off the UK, has signed a gas sales agreement with Gazprom Marketing & Trading Limited ('GM&T').The contract follows a competitive offtake process involving more than 10 bidders over recent months…

Hurricane Energy Restarts Lancaster Production after FPSO Shutdown

Jul 28, 2021

Oil production has resumed from Hurricane Energy's Lancaster field off the UK after the scheduled annual maintenance shutdown of the Aoka Mizu FPSO earlier in July.'Production from the 205/21a-6 well is currently stabilizing, and a further update…

UK's Support of North Sea Oil and Gas Producers Challenged in Court

Jul 28, 2021

The British High Court has agreed to hear a case by environmental campaigners claiming that the government's support of North Sea oil and gas companies conflicted with its plans to slash the country's carbon emissions by 2050.The legal challenge…

Neptune Energy Hires Fugro for Cygnus Subsea Work

Jul 21, 2021

Dutch seabed survey services firm Fugro has won a subsea inspection contract with the oil and gas company Neptune Energy at the Cygnus gas field in the UK North Sea.As part of the contract, Fugro will employ its specialized survey technology to inspect the subsea infrastructure…

IOG: Elgood Well Output Rates Better Than Expected. Mechanical Issues to Delay First Gas

Jul 19, 2021

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company IOG, working to develop gas fields in the Southern North Sea, has shared the results of its first development well being drilled as part of Phase 1 of its Core project. The company said the output rates were above expectations…

ExxonMobil Joins Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage Project

Jul 16, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has agreed to take part in the Scottish carbon capture project that's designed to store carbon from onshore industrial plants under the North Sea seabed.The project, named Acorn carbon capture and storage project (CCS) in Scotland…

ICR to Deliver Services for All Shell's UKCS Assets

Jul 14, 2021

ICR Integrity (ICR), an industrial maintenance and integrity company, has won a three-year contract with Shell UK.Under the contract, which includes extension options, ICR will provide its Technowrap engineered composite repairs, as well as Quickflange weldless connectors…

8 Rivers Capital, Sembcorp Energy to Build Net-Zero Emissions Plant in UK

Jul 13, 2021

U.S. clean technology firm 8 Rivers Capital and Sembcorp Energy UK, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Sembcorp Industries, plan to build a net-zero emissions power plant in Teesside in northeast England, the firms said on Tuesday.The 300-megawatt project…

Twenty Test Positive for Covid-19 on Shell's North Sea Platform

Jul 13, 2021

Twenty people working at Shell's Shearwater platform in the UK North Sea have tested positive for Covid-19 since the first case was identified on June 30, 2021, Offshore Engineer understands.According to a source close to the matter, there have been twenty positive cases since June 30…

NEO Energy Completes Acquisition of Zennor Petroleum

Jul 13, 2021

North Sea-focused oil and gas company NEO Energy has completed the acquisition of independent oil and gas company Zennor Petroleum Limited, first announced back in March.HitecVision-backed NEO Energy said in March it would acquire Zennor from Kerogen Capital for up to $625 million…

Serica Energy: Columbus Well Flow Test Successful

Jul 13, 2021

Oil and gas firm Serica Energy on Monday announced successful flow test results from its Columbus development well in the UK North Sea.The well was drilled to a measured depth of 17,600ft with a horizontal section of over a mile in length in the Forties Sandstone formation…

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