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Heerema's Thialf Removes Shell's Goldeneye Platform

Oct 04, 2021

Heerema Marine Contractors has removed Shell's Goldeneye wellhead platform in the North Sea.Using its heavy lift crane vessel Thialf, Heerema removed the 1280 metric ton topside and the 3019 metric ton jacket before transportation to the AF Environmental Base in Norway for recycling and reuse. Interestingly, Heerema installed the platform back in 2003.The Goldeneye platform was located in the Central North Sea…

TotalEnergies Opens UK Offshore Wind Hub in Aberdeen

Oct 18, 2021

French energy major TotalEnergies' Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné on Monday opened the company’s UK Offshore Wind Hub in Aberdeen. 'The Hub will be part of the company’s existing offshore operations center in Aberdeen. The Hub will enable…

RockRose Takes Over SSE's UK North Sea Gas Fields

Oct 15, 2021

Viaro Energy's subsidiary RockRose has completed the acquisition of several producing assets in the UK North Sea from SSE for £120 million (US$164 million) with an additional contingent payment of £40 million (US$54 million).RockRose acquired…

Wearing Men's PPE Puts Women Working Offshore at Risk, Red Wing Says

Oct 14, 2021

Personal protective equipment provider Red Wing has said that giving female workers men's PPE puts women at risk, and has called for the North Sea offshore industry to close the gender PPE gap and improve the safety of women’s kit.According to Red Wing…

Fugro Gets new UK CAA Accreditation as Helideck Monitoring Systems Provider

Oct 14, 2021

Dutch offshore services firm Fugro has secured accreditation from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Helideck Certification Agency (HCA) as an approved supplier of helideck monitoring systems (HMS) conforming to the new 2021 UK CAA standards…

Harbour Energy Gets License to Store CO2 in North Sea

Oct 11, 2021

The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has awarded a carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage licence (CS licence) to oil and gas company Harbour Energy, recently created via a merger between Premier Oil and Chrysaor.The license will cover an…

Baron Oil Beefs Up Stake in Promising North Sea Block

Oct 11, 2021

Baron Oil has officially increased its stake in a UK North Sea offshore block containing the Dunrobin prospect, dubbed one of the few remaining sizeable undrilled UK North Sea targets.Baron Oil said back in August that oil companies Corallian and Upland…

BP Wins Over Greenpeace in North Sea Oil Field Court Case

Oct 07, 2021

A Scottish court handed BP a win over Greenpeace on Thursday after the environmental group tried to void the energy company's licence to exploit a North Sea oilfield, saying the climate impact of the end-use of oil should not affect permits…

OGUK: Fresh North Sea Gas Field Investments Essential to Avoid Further Shortages, Price Shocks

Oct 06, 2021

Investing in new North Sea gas resources is essential for the UK to avoid shortages, price shocks, and rising import costs, industry body OGUK has warned, adding that, without fresh investment, North Sea gas production will plummet by 75% by 2030…

More Offshore Decom Work for Well-Safe Guardian Rig

Oct 06, 2021

Aberdeen-based offshore well decommissioning company Well-Safe Solutions has won another contract for its Well-Safe Guardian P&A offshore rig.The contract is for the provision of the Well-Safe Guardian rig to decommission up to 14 wells on the Banff and Kyle fields in the UKCS…

Wood to Provide Operations and Maintenance Services on Shell, NAM Southern North Sea Assets

Oct 01, 2021

Engineering firm Wood has won a new operations and maintenance contract with Shell UK (SNS) and Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) on assets located in the UK and Netherlands sectors of the Southern North Sea basin.The three-year contract…

UK: Electrification of Oil Platforms Could Drive Construction of 4GW of New Offshore Wind Capacity

Sep 23, 2021

The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has announced a £1million ($1,37 million) decarbonization competition for the electrification of offshore oil and gas platforms in the UK North Sea.'The competition is designed to advance the widespread electrification…

IOG Raises Cash for Drilling Rig Contract Extension

Sep 23, 2021

UK-based gas company IOG plc has raised gross proceeds of £8.5 million through a placing and subscription and will use the proceeds to extend the Noble Hans Deul jack-up rig contract.The company has placed 33,800,000 new Ordinary Shares at a…

VIDEO: Simulator to "Transform" North Sea Decommissioning and Renewables Projects

Sep 22, 2021

This week in the northeast of Scotland, an immersive simulation suite that promises to transform approaches to offshore decommissioning and installation in the North Sea was officially unveiled.The simulation suite is located at the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC)…

Ithaca Energy CEO Passes Away

Sep 22, 2021

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas firm Ithaca Energy has announced the death of Bill Dunnett, Chief Executive Officer.Dunnett passed away last Tuesday peacefully at home with his family.Gilad Myerson, Executive Chairman, has been acting as Interim…

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