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UK: Shell Files Jackdaw Environmental Statement. First Production Expected in 2024

May 07, 2021

Oil major Shell has this week sent an environmental impact statement for the development of its Jackdaw field in the North Sea to the UK Government.The Jackdaw is an ultra-high pressure/high-temperature gas condensate field in the Central North Sea, 250 kilometers east of Aberdeen, near the UK/Norway maritime border. The field was discovered in 2005 and appraised between 2007 and 2012.An Environmental…

North Sea Oil Firm NEO Energy Sets Emissions Reduction Goals. Eyes Platform Electrification

May 05, 2021

North Sea-focused oil and gas company NEO Energy, backed by HitecVision, on Wednesday announced its plan to cut carbon emissions from its operations. The company, which in February agreed to buy ExxonMobil's Northern North Sea fields off the UK in a transaction valued at more than $1 billion…

Neptune Takes Stake in Spirit Energy's Pegasus West Discovery. Tieback to Cygnus Platform Planned

May 04, 2021

Neptune Energy has acquired a 38.75% equity interest from Spirit Energy in the Pegasus West offshore discovery in the UK Southern North Sea, in a move that will see the discovery developed as a tie-back to the Cygnus offshore platform.Pegasus…

Kishorn Port Eyes Offshore Wind Opportunities as Expansion Plans Approved

Apr 21, 2021

Kishorn Port's proposal to extend the port’s dry dock has received approval from The Highland Council.'This is a further and significant step in the regeneration of the port and dry dock,' Kishorn Port, located on the North West coast of Scotland…

TAQA Hires Solstad Offshore's PSV for North Sea Support

Apr 20, 2021

Norway's Solstad Offshore has signed a contract with TAQA Bratani Limited for the platform supply vessel Sea Flyer.The vessel will be used to support TAQA’s UK North Sea assets for a firm period of two years. The contract is expected to begin in July 2021…

AMS Global to Provide Marine Consultancy Services to Ithaca Energy

Apr 19, 2021

Marine consulting and safety company AMS Global Group has won a marine consultancy services contract with the North Sea-focused oil company Ithaca Energy.The contract award is for three years with two additional optional years. Ithaca Energy…

CNOOC's Glengorm South Well Fails to Deliver

Apr 19, 2021

Chinese oil company CNOOC has failed to unearth commercial quantities of hydrocarbons at the Glengorm South well in the UK North Sea.Energean, a partner in the Glengorm project, said Thursday that 'the Glengorm South appraisal well contained no commercial hydrocarbons…

BP Suspends Output from Foinaven Fields as Long-Serving FPSO Petrojarl Foinaven Nears End of Life

Apr 15, 2021

British oil major BP has suspended production from the Foinaven fields west of Shetland in the UK, as the long-serving FPSO Petrojarl Foinaven through which the fields are producing oil is nearing the end of its 25-year design life, and will be removed from site…

CNOOC Taps Worley for EPC Services on UK North Sea Platforms

Apr 15, 2021

Australia-based engineering and construction company Worley has won a contract extension with the Chinese oil company CNOOC to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for CNOOC's three operated assets in the UK North Sea…

One-Year Extension: Petrofac to Keep Servicing NEO Energy's North Sea Assets

Apr 13, 2021

Oilfield services company Petrofac has secured a one-year extension to its integrated services contract with NEO Energy in the UK North Sea.'The extension, awarded eight months ahead of the renewal date, takes Petrofac’s contract for operations…

Independent Oil and Gas Starts Drilling at Elgood

Apr 12, 2021

Independent Oil and Gas plc, the UK-based company working to develop its Phase 1 project in the Southern North Sea, has started drilling at the Elgood development well, 48/22c-H1.Elgood is the first of five planned development wells in IOG's…

Ithaca Energy Sanctions $550M EOR Project in North Sea

Apr 08, 2021

UK-based Ithaca Energy, the operator of the Captain field located on the edge of the outer Moray Firth, UK, has sanctioned Captain Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Stage 2 project.The sanction of the project in the UK Central North Sea comes after…

Jersey Oil & Gas Completes Cieco V&C Acquisition

Apr 07, 2021

UK-focused oil and gas company Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG) has completed the acquisition of Cieco V&C, a company that owns an interest in JOG-controlled Licence P2170, in the UK North Sea, from the Japanese companies Itochu and Jogmec.Under the agreement first announced on November 26…

Wood Secures 5-Year North Sea Services Deal with TAQA

Apr 06, 2021

Wood, an energy industry consulting and engineering company, has secured a new contract with oil company TAQA to provide integrated facility services across the TAQA's North Sea assets.With the award of a five-year Integrated Facilities Services agreement…

New Manager of ASCO's Lifting Branch Eyes North Sea Growth

Apr 06, 2021

Integrated logistics and materials management company, ASCO, has appointed Craig Revie as General Manager of its specialist lifting division, NSL.Revie first joined ASCO in 2018 as head of Marine Services, Craig led initiatives in vessel monitoring…

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