Oil & Gas Production: North Sea & Europe

PSA approves Oseberg life extension offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned continued operations at the Oseberg Vestflanke in the North Sea.

North Sea Huntington still out of action

Noreco says production from the E.ON Ruhrgas-operated Huntington field in the UK central North Sea remains shut in, due to an incident that arose during re-start of the CATS riser platform.

Statoil commences production at Gudrun

Statoil ASA and its partners commenced production of the $3.4 billion development of the Gudrun oil and gas field in the North Sea on June 16, 2014, making it the first new Statoil-operated platform to come onstream on the Norwegian continental shelf since 2005.

Statoil to operate Johan Sverdrup development phases

Partners in the Johan Sverdrup development in the North Sea have recommended Statoil as operator for all phases of the field.

Nexans delivers power umbilicals for subsea Åsgard compression plant

Nexans has delivered power umbilicals for the world’s first subsea gas compression station that will begin operating next year at the Statoil-operated Åsgard gas field in the Norwegian Sea.

North Sea Tune field life extension granted

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved Statoil’s request to extend use of facilities on the Tune field until Nov. 14, 2020.

UK association revises mooring, offloading guidelines

Oil & Gas UK has published two updated sets of guidelines for operators of FPSOs, FSUs, and offtake tankers on the UK continental shelf.

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

Integrated system enables oil platform to be remotely controlled

The Solan oil field covers 7 sq km (2.7 sq mi) in the North Sea, west of the Shetland Islands in 135 m (420 ft) of water. Premier Oil is developing the field, which at peak will consist of two production wells drilled horizontally through the reservoir, plus two horizontal water injection wells to help maintain pressure in the reservoir.

North Sea Pegasus West tests prove gas deliverability

Atlantic Petroleum has updated test operations at the Centrica-operated 43/13b-7 Pegasus West gas discovery in the UK southern North Sea.

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