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Pulse wins contract for offshore support services in Norway

Pulse Structural Monitoring, an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with Total E&P Norge AS to provide a real-time integrity monitoring system that will measure platform displacement du...

GDF SUEZ awards AGSL contract for Cygnus project

Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specializes in critical control software asset protection for the process and manufacturing industry, has been awarded a key contract by GDF SUEZ E&a...

ONS 2014: Synectics to feature surveillance control systems

Synectics will discuss the benefits and potential of intelligent integration and deliver interactive demonstrations using its recently launched Synergy 3 command and control platform at ONS 2014.

Drilling & Completion

Pulse wins contract for offshore support services in Norway

Pulse Structural Monitoring, an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with Total E&P Norge AS to provide a real-time integrity monitoring system that will measure platform displacement du...

Statoil strengthens cooperation with Omega

Statoil has awarded Omega Completion Technology a two-year framework contract.

New casing retrieval tool lowers cost of deepwater P&A operations

During the next eight years, both the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico are expected to see significant numbers of P&A projects. Integrated approaches with contingencies to handle the unknowns a...

Field Development

North Sea Bream FPSO, subsea studies under way

Premier Oil aims to recover 40 MMbbl from its Bream oil field development in the Norwegian North Sea via four production and two water injection wells tied back to an FPSO.

Membrane system to cleanse gas streams at Catcher FPSO in North Sea

BW Offshore has contracted Honeywell subsidiary UOP LLC to supply equipment to remove contaminants from natural gas aboard the FPSO that will serve the Catcher project in the UK central North Sea.

Shell takes charge of oil-prospective UK blocks

Sterling Resources has transferred operatorship of two UK central North Sea licenses to Shell UK following a farm-in deal.

Subsea

North Sea Bream FPSO, subsea studies under way

Premier Oil aims to recover 40 MMbbl from its Bream oil field development in the Norwegian North Sea via four production and two water injection wells tied back to an FPSO.

Cleaning program solves North Sea riser tie-in hitch

Petrex has provided technical assistance for the Causeway and Fionn field subsea installations in the UK northern North Sea.

Harkand secures Apache North Sea master service agreement

Harkand has received a contract to support Apache with inspection, repair, and maintenance work (IRM), as well as light construction across its assets in the North Sea.

 

Geology & Geophysics

NPD completes latest Barents Sea 2D seismic survey

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has completed its frontier seismic acquisition season. 

Partners agree on North Sea Kraken drilling locations

Operator EnQuest expects first oil from the Kraken development in the UK northern North Sea in 2016/2017, according to partner Cairn Energy.

Seismic data highlights potential play in Mizzen basin offshore Ireland

Fastnet Oil & Gas has issued updates on its exploration activities offshore Ireland and Morocco.

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Pipeline & Transportation

Lundin drills new target in Barents Sea

The Island Innovator has spudded an exploration well for Lundin Norway on the Alta prospect in Barents Sea license PL609.

Rochelle suspended during Forties pipeline maintenance

Endeavour has updated development activities at three fields in the UK central North Sea.

Study to examine North Sea carbon-dioxide transport/storage needs

National Grid Carbon Ltd has contracted Technip subsidiary Genesis to perform front-end engineering and design of a carbon capture and storage pipeline from the Drax power station in Humberside on ...

Production

Corrosion issue halts operations at Troll C

Statoil has shut down production on the Troll C platform in the Norwegian North Sea, after an inspection program identified damage to a pipe connected to the oil export system.

Membrane system to cleanse gas streams at Catcher FPSO in North Sea

BW Offshore has contracted Honeywell subsidiary UOP LLC to supply equipment to remove contaminants from natural gas aboard the FPSO that will serve the Catcher project in the UK central North Sea.

North Sea Eldfisk leak under investigation

Petroleum Safety Authority is investigating another hydrocarbon leak from a Norwegian North Sea platform.

Rigs/Vessels

Damen completes antiroll retrofits on GulfMark PSVs

Shipdock Amsterdam has completed the retrofit of two antiroll tanks onto GulfMark UK’s Highland Defender and Highland Guardian platform supply vessels. The work was carried out within one location ...

Harkand secures Apache North Sea master service agreement

Harkand has received a contract to support Apache with inspection, repair, and maintenance work (IRM), as well as light construction across its assets in the North Sea.

 

Next-generation stimulation vessels meet today's performance demands

Today's preferred method of offshore vessel-based stimulation involves multi-zone treatments of horizontal wells -- a technology first perfected in the North Sea. A vessel operating in the modern m...