Oil & Gas Production: North Sea & Europe

Teekay completes purchase of Knarr field FPSO

Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE:TOO) has completed the acquisition of the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO serving BG’s Knarr field in the Norwegian North Sea from Teekay Corp. 

Statoil to convert Gullfaks wells for Shetland/Lista development

Statoil has submitted an amendment to the plan for development and operations for the Gullfaks license in the North Sea to Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. 

Petroceltic taking steps to stem gas decline offshore Bulgaria

Petroceltic’s gas production in the Bulgarian sector of the Black Sea averaged around 18.6 MMcf/d (526,693 cm/d) last year. 

Fugro provides Technip with real-time wave data for Alvheim subsea tiebacks

Fugro is providing wave measurements to support construction operations at an improved oil recovery project on the Norwegian continental shelf.

First Subsea to supply relatchable bend stiffener connector for Gina Krog FSO

First Subsea is to supply a relatchable bend stiffener connector to NOV Completion & Production Solutions for a flexible production riser at Statoil’s Gina Krog turret-moored FSO in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. 

Statoil secures life extension for Oseberg C in North Sea

Statoil has approval from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to extend use of Oseberg C and associated pipelines through March 2031.

Wintershall starts up lightweight North Sea platform

Wintershall has produced first gas through the unmanned mini-platform serving the L6-B field in the Dutch North Sea.

World energy market has 'tectonic shifts' says BP Statistical Review

The year 2014 was one of “tectonic shifts” in world energy production and consumption says BP in its annual Statistical Review of World Energy.

Offshore Europe

Eni Norge's cylindrical FPSO for the Goliat field in the Barents Sea reached Hammerfest in April after a 60-day voyage from the Hyundai shipyard in South Korea.

Fairfield to shut down Dunlin area complex in North Sea

Production should cease soon from the Fairfield Energy-operated Dunlin cluster fields in the UK northern North Sea.


Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

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

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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