Wednesday, May 22, 2024

North Sea News

Equinor Finds New Oil Near North Sea Fram Field

Location of the field. Map courtesy Equinor

Equinor and partner Wellesley report discovering oil in the Troll and Fram area in exploration wells 35/10-7 S and 35/10-7 A in the Toppand prospect. Preliminary calculations of the…

Deme Offshore Joins Neptune's Hydrogen Project

Image Credit: Neptune Energy

Offshore installation contractor Deme Offshore has joined Neptune Energy's PosHYdon pilot, the world’s first offshore green hydrogen project, being developed in the Dutch North Sea.Part of the Belgian Deme Group…

Trafigura Takes a Bet with North Sea Oil

Ekofisk field in the North Sea - Credit: ConocoPhillips - Image for illustration

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…

Spirit Energy Hires PD&MS for Complex E&P Modifications

Illustration only; A Spirit Energy platform - Credit; Spirit Energy

Aberdeen-based engineering and design firm PD&MS has been awarded a new three-year contract with options for a further three-year extension with oil company Spirit Energy. The deal…

Repsol Given Green Light to Use Maersk Inspirer at Yme

Maersk Inspirer - Credit: Maersk Drilling

Spanish oil company Repsol has been given a green light to use the Maersk Inspirer jack-up rig at the Yme field, in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The consent, granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway…

ODE Selected as Duty Holder at Babbage Platform

The Babbage Installation - Image Credit: ODE

Offshore service provider ODE, part of DORIS Group, has won a duty holder contract from NEO Energy (NEO) for the Babbage field in the Southern North Sea."This is a significant ODE milestone…

Serica Hires WilPhoenix Offshore Rig for Rhum Well

WilPhoenix drilling rig - Image by MustangJoe/Flickr, shared under CC0 license

Serica Energy has hired Awilco Drilling's WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig for the intervention work on the Rhum-3 ("R3") well in the UK North Sea.The 3rd-Generation, Enhanced Pacesetter…

IOG Taps Subsea 7 for North Sea Project SURF

Image Credit: IOG

Offshore installation company Subsea 7 has won a contract by Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) to provide Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers, and Flowlines (SURF) for Phase 1 of IOG's Core Project…

Fred. Olsen Offshore Liftboat to Support Thor Wind Farm Seabed Tests

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier's liftboat Jill - Image Credit: Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (The photo has been cropped)

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a contract with the Danish firm Geo to supply an offshore liftboat for the preliminary geotechnical investigations for the Thor offshore wind project in the Danish North Sea. Fred.

RWE Sanctions 342 MW Offshore Wind Farm Project

Image Credit: innogy

RWE, Europe's third-largest renewables group, has taken a final investment decision for a 342 megawatt wind project off the German coast, its green energy unit said on Friday.Contracts…

Centrica Pauses Spirit Energy Sale, Scraps Dividend. Shares Hit Record Low

Photo: Spirit Energy

Britain's largest energy supplier Centrica canceled its 2019 dividend and cut costs in anticipation of an increase in nonpayments by customers and a drop in demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak…

Borssele Beta Topside Sails Away

Image Credit: Tennet

Dutch state-owned grid operator Tennet has informed that the Borssele Beta offshore substation has sailed away to the Borssele Area in the Dutch North Sea, where it will be placed on…

Equinor Resumes Martin Linge Work, after Coronavirus-linked Halt

The Martin Linge platform in the North Sea. (Photo: Jan Arne Wold / Woldcam - Equinor ASA)

Norway's Equinor has restarted work at its Martin Linge development in the North Sea following a haltafter an offshore worker tested positive for coronavirus, the company said on Thursday."We…

Northland Power Gives Up on Mono Bucket Demo at Deutsche Bucht OWF

Credit: Northland Deutsche Bucht

Offshore wind farm developer Northland Power has decided to give up on the Demonstrator Project - the installation of two turbines using mono bucket foundations - at its Deutsche Bucht…

JOG Leads Study for Wider Greater Buchan Area Development

Credit; Jersey Oil and Gas

UK-Focused oil firm Jersey Oil & Gas will lead the study aimed at forming a hub to potentially develop oil discoveries made by several operators in the Greater Buchan Area in the UK…

Aibel Readies UPM for Johan Sverdrup

Norwegian service company within the oil, gas and offshore wind industries Aibel said that Johan Sverdrup's project team for the P2 platform could tick off for another milestone.The…

Wintershall Noordzee Starts Gas Production from Sillimanite Field

Image credit: Wintershall Noordzee

Wintershall Noordzee has started gas production from its operated Sillimanite field in the North Sea area between the UK and the Netherlands.The company, a joint venture of Wintershall Dea and Gazprom EP International…

UK Readies Carbon Storage Road-map

Heriot-Watt University researchers are to map out the UK’s best sites for carbon capture by studying the geology of depleted gas fields in the North Sea.The team led by Professor John…

PGNiG Acquires Duva Field in Norway

PGNiG Upstream Norway, a subsidiary of Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG), has obtained a final administrative consent to purchase additional 10% interests in the PL636 and PL636B licences…

TenneT Signs 5yr Contract with LR

The maritime classification society Lloyd's Register Group Limited (LR) has secured a significant contract win with the European electricity transmission system operator TenneT.The…