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Latest Technip vessel prepares for sea trials

Technip’s latest subsea construction vessel has been officially named the North Sea Atlantic, following a ceremony staged by the vessel’s owner at the NorYards shipyard in Laksevåg.

Statoil cleared to shut in Gullfaks well

Statoil has permission from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to permanently plug a well at the Gullfaks Sør field in the North Sea.

TAP issues contract notice for supply of large-diameter ball valves

As part of its prequalification process for potential suppliers, Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has issued a contract notice for large-diameter ball valves.

Drilling & Completion

Statoil cleared to shut in Gullfaks well

Statoil has permission from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to permanently plug a well at the Gullfaks Sør field in the North Sea.

Centrica commissions wellhead/mudline equipment for North Sea well

Centrica has ordered surface wellhead and mudline equipment services from Plexus for an exploration well in the UK southern North Sea.

Tullow finds no pay in PL 507 in North Sea

Tullow Oil plc did not encounter hydrocarbons in the Lupus exploratory well, 31/10-1, in the North Sea.

Field Development

Valemon topsides lifted into place

Valemon’s topsides were lifted into place on the platform’s steel jacket in the North Sea.

Det norske outlines Johan Sverdrup power needs

Around 100 MW of power will be supplied from the Norwegian mainland to the Johan Sverdrup riser platform in the North Sea, according to partner Det norske oljeselskap.

Synectics adds Clair Ridge project to North Sea portfolio

Synectics has designed and delivered an end-to-end surveillance solution for Clair Ridge – the £4.5 billion ($7.7 billion) second-phase development project in the North Sea’s Clair field.

Subsea

Latest Technip vessel prepares for sea trials

Technip’s latest subsea construction vessel has been officially named the North Sea Atlantic, following a ceremony staged by the vessel’s owner at the NorYards shipyard in Laksevåg.

Valemon topsides lifted into place

Valemon’s topsides were lifted into place on the platform’s steel jacket in the North Sea.

TGS announces multi-client seafloor sampling and seep studies

TGS reports two multi-client geochemical seafloor sampling and seep studies, one offshore Canada and the other in the Barents Sea. Sampling locations for both programs were identified, using recent...

Geology & Geophysics

TGS announces multi-client seafloor sampling and seep studies

TGS reports two multi-client geochemical seafloor sampling and seep studies, one offshore Canada and the other in the Barents Sea. Sampling locations for both programs were identified, using recent...

Lime exits three offshore Norway licenses

Hibiscus Petroleum’s joint venture subsidiary Lime Petroleum Norway AS has opted to relinquish three Norwegian North Sea licenses.

Exploring Greece with a new subsurface perspective

Images and data examples illustrate how the newly acquired Geo-Streamer data offshore Greece offers new insights, exhibiting promising indications of hydrocarbon plays. The improved fault imaging, ...

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Pipeline & Transportation

TAP issues contract notice for supply of large-diameter ball valves

As part of its prequalification process for potential suppliers, Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has issued a contract notice for large-diameter ball valves.

BG Group completes sale of interest in CATS pipeline and infrastructure

BG Group has completed the sale of its 62.78% equity interest in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS) gas pipeline in the UK North Sea and associated infrastructure to Antin Infrastructure P...

Technip to supply subsea pipelines for Edradour west of Shetland

Total E&P UK has awarded Technip a services contract for the newly launched Edradour subsea development 75 km (47 mi) northwest of the Shetland Islands in around 300 m (984 ft) of water. 

Production

Valemon topsides lifted into place

Valemon’s topsides were lifted into place on the platform’s steel jacket in the North Sea.

Replacement metering online at Dunlin in North Sea

Alderley Metering Solutions has commissioned a crude oil metering system for Fairfield Energy’s Dunlin Alpha platform in the UK northern North Sea.

Statoil resumes production on Njord A platform

Statoil ASA has resumed oil and gas production on the Njord A platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

Rigs/Vessels

Latest Technip vessel prepares for sea trials

Technip’s latest subsea construction vessel has been officially named the North Sea Atlantic, following a ceremony staged by the vessel’s owner at the NorYards shipyard in Laksevåg.

Tullow finds no pay in PL 507 in North Sea

Tullow Oil plc did not encounter hydrocarbons in the Lupus exploratory well, 31/10-1, in the North Sea.

Harkand secures first work for Nexen

Harkand has won Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd’s 2014 ROVSV inspection services work, along with a longer-term frame agreement.