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Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

GDF Suez, BP confirm two-block North Sea discovery

GDF Suez E&P UK and BP have a new discovery in the UK central North Sea.

Baker Hughes joins North Sea Bentley development team

Xcite Energy Resources has a memorandum of understanding with Baker Hughes to provide oilfield services for the heavy-oil Bentley project in the UK northern North Sea.

Statoil to plug Oseberg well

Statoil has consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to deploy the semisubmersible Songa Trym to permanently plug a well on the Oseberg field.

DOT 2014: Deepwater BOP/riser can raise fatigue issue on shallow-water well

Some drilling equipment on modern deepwater rigs may not be optimal for wells in shallower water, particularly in harsh environments such as the North Sea.

Lamprell to deliver Mercury rig to Lukoil in Caspian Sea

Lamprell has completed the construction of the second Caspian Sea jackup drilling rig, the Mercury.



Transocean rig to plug Svalin well in North Sea

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved Statoil’s plan for permanent plugging of an exploration well in the Svalin field in the North Sea block 25/11.

ONS 2014 highlights next-phase deepwater drilling, subsea recovery challenges-full

Deepwater engineering contractors Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, GE, and GVA outlined their visions of the way forward at the recent Offshore Northern Seas exhibition in Stavanger, Norway.

Alta discovery extends Barents Sea oil frontier

Lundin Norway has discovered a potentially large new oil and gas accumulation in the southern Norwegian Barents Sea.

Tullow concludes North Sea gas field sales

Tullow Oil has completed the sale of 53.1% of its Schooner unit interest and 60% of its Ketch asset in the UK southern North Sea to Faroe Petroleum.

UK government approves North Sea Ythan development

EnQuest and partner Ithaca Energy have received approval from the UK government to develop the Ythan field in the UK northern North Sea.


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