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UK Gov't to Review Offshore Oil and Gas Licensing Policy

Sep 03, 2020

The UK government said Thursday it would review its policy on the future UK offshore oil and gas licensing regime as part of the wider aim of the country towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.'The review will ensure the Government has…

UK Offers 113 Offshore Oil and Gas License Areas

Sep 03, 2020

The UK oil and gas regulator Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has offered for award 113 license areas over 259 blocks or part-blocks to 65 companies in the 32nd Offshore Licensing Round.The round offered blocks in mature, producing areas close to existing infrastructure…

Photo: Ocean Kinetics Lifts Buchan Alpha Pontoons

Sep 03, 2020

Ocean Kinetics has completed the lifting of the pontoons of the Buchan Alpha platform as part of the decommissioning program of the platform that ceased production in 2017.After some 36 years in production in the North Sea, and almost 150mm barrels of oil…

ION, Shearwater Team Up for 3D Survey in North Sea

Sep 02, 2020

Offshore seismic surveyor Shearwater GeoServices has entered a 3D seismic acquisition project with ION Geophysical for a new multi-client survey in the North Sea.The project, to be carried out by the Amazon Warrior seismic vessel, is for ION's…

DOF Subsea Wins Deal to Assist with Offshore Decommissioning Project

Sep 01, 2020

Subsea services provider and vessel operator DOF Subsea has been awarded a turnkey contract performing marine operations related to a decommissioning project by Teekay Petrojarl Floating Production.DOF Subsea said Tuesday that the contract with…

VIDEO: Pioneering Spirit Brings Ninian Northern Topside to Lerwick

Aug 31, 2020

Pioneering Spirit, one of the world's largest vessels, reached Lerwick Harbour on Friday, August 28, carrying aboard the 14,200 tonne Ninian Northern Platform topside.Prior to the arrival in Lerwick, the giant catamaran had removed the Ninian…

Shell Farms Into Egdon's North Sea Blocks. Seismic Survey Planned for 2021

Aug 25, 2020

Shell has completed its farm-in into Egdon Resources' North Sea licenses containing the Resolution and Endeavour gas discoveries, Egdon said Tuesday.Following the initial farm-in agreement struck in January, the UK Oil and Gas Authority has…

OGA: Offshore Platform Electrification Vital For 2050 Net Zero Emissions Goal

Aug 24, 2020

The UK oil and gas regulator Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) last week hosted the first of a series of workshops on offshore oil and gas platform electrification aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, a step dubbed vital in helping the UK reach the net-zero target by 2050…

Augean Buys Drilling Waste Management Firm EcoCentre

Aug 24, 2020

North Sea-focused provider of waste and decommissioning services Augean North Sea Services (ANSS) said Monday it had acquired the EcoCentre at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.ANSS assists the treatment, recycling and re-use of waste material derived…

Ex-Repsol Sinopec CEO Takes Helm of Ithaca Energy

Aug 24, 2020

UK-focused Oil and gas company Ithaca Energy has appointed former Repsol Sinopec CEO Bill Dunnet as its new CEO. Dunnet will take over the CEO role from his predecessor Les Thomas.Dunnett is a Chartered Engineer with over 35 years experience in the oil and gas industry…

Hurricane Energy Picks Ex-Pharos Energy Man as New CEO

Aug 21, 2020

UK-based oil and gas company Hurricane Energy has appointed Antony Maris as Chief Executive Officer ('CEO') designate, and executive director of the company.Maris' appointment follows the resignation of Hurricane Energy's long-standing CEO Robert Trice…

Offshore Training Firm Survivex Names new General Manager

Aug 18, 2020

UK-based offshore safety training provider Survivex has appointed Jamie Purves as its new general manager.Purves, who previously worked for offshore drilling contractor Valaris will oversee day-to-day operations and support key training management service clients of Survivex…

Eserv Digitizes Neptune's Offshore Platforms

Aug 18, 2020

Oil and gas company on Tuesday announced Neptune Energy a new partnership with 3D technology specialist, Eserv, as part of the ongoing digitalization of Neptune’s assets including its operated Cygnus gas platform in the UK southern North Sea…

PHOTO: Heerema Breaks Own Heavy-lift Record with Brent Alpha Jacket Removal

Aug 12, 2020

Heerema Marine Contractors' giant semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir has broken its recently set heavy lifting record with the removal of Shell's 10100 mT Brent Alpha jacket in the UK North Sea.'This single jacket lift breaks Sleipnir’s recent record for lifting the 8100 mT Jotun-B jacket…

Orca to Provide Dive System Support for Well-Safe Guardian

Aug 11, 2020

Well-Safe Solutions, a UK-based company specializing in P&A services, has awarded Orca Oceanic Systems a contract for the provision of Dive System Support and Engineering Services onboard its Well-Safe Guardian semi-submersible decommissioning rig…

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