Oil & Gas Production: North Sea & Europe

PSA to probe Knarr vessel fire offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority will investigate yesterday’s fire on the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO serving the Knarr field in the North Sea.

All operations normal following fire aboard Knarr FPSO

A spokesperson for Norway's Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Stavanger confirmed to Offshore  that a “minor fire” broke out on the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO, currently at work in the Knarr field in the Norwegian North Sea.

Upsurge in drilling activity offshore southern Argentina

Wintershall says operator Total has been drilling new wells on the Carina field offshore Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, since last May. 

Knarr sees first oil offshore Norway

The Petrojarl Knarr FPSO is receiving first production from the Knarr oil field in the North Sea offshore Norway.

Second North Sea Cladhan well nears completion

Sterling Resources has issued an update on development drilling at the Cladhan and Breagh fields in the UK North Sea.

Statoil postpones further Veslefrikk drilling pending seismic data interpretation

Statoil has halted drilling on Veslefrikk temporarily to interpret new seismic data on the drilling targets. 

Nexen secures lower day rate for North Sea Ettrick FPSO

Nexen Petroleum UK has signed an amendment agreement with Bluewater for the Aoka Mizu FPSO serving the Ettrick and Blackbird fields in the UK central North Sea.

Wood Group to expand Kollsnes gas-handling capacity

Statoil, on behalf of Gassco, has contracted Wood Group Mustang Norway to perform engineering modifications and upgrades to the Kollsnes process plant west of Bergen, Norway. 

UK open to further tax changes

Britain's government has agreed to a further consultation on a basin-wide UK offshore investment allowance in an attempt to soften the impact of the lower oil price

Major project sanction breaks trend

In the face of industry-wide cost cutting, project deferrals, and waning sector confidence, Statoil and partners sanctioning of the $31-billion Johan Sverdrup project in the Norwegian Sea proves that there are attractive investment opportunities in this market.


Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices over the past six months has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some s...

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