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Subsea equipment monitoring technology to be trialed in North Sea

An unnamed sponsor of a joint industry project to develop the company’s V-IR subsea integrity monitoring system has committed to deploy V-LIM line insulation monitor units in various North Sea fiel...

Safe Bristolia returning to UK North Sea following repairs

BG Group has agreed to a revised schedule of work for the accommodation support vessel Safe Bristolia at the Everest platform in the UK North Sea.

Jee to engineer injection riser system for North Sea polymer platform

Amec Foster Wheeler has awarded Jee a front-end engineering and design contract for a jacket rigid polymer injection riser package, including J-tubes.

Drilling & Completion

Rowan adds work for five rigs

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

Shell secures extension for Draugen offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved A/S Norske Shell’s request to extend the lifespan of the Draugen complex in the Norwegian Sea.

EnQuest drilling more wells at mature North Sea fields

EnQuest says development drilling has re-started at the Thistle field in the UK northern North Sea.

Field Development

Jee to engineer injection riser system for North Sea polymer platform

Amec Foster Wheeler has awarded Jee a front-end engineering and design contract for a jacket rigid polymer injection riser package, including J-tubes.

Statoil signs Heis-Tek for Johan Sverdrup elevators

Heis-Tek has signed a frame agreement with Statoil to supply industrial traction elevators during 2016-17 for the Johan Sverdrup project in the Norwegian North Sea. 

Rockhopper gets approval for Ombrina Mare EIA offshore eastern Italy

Italy’s Minister of the Environment has approved the environmental impact assessment for Rockhopper’s planned Ombrina Mare field development in the Adriatic Sea.

Subsea

Subsea equipment monitoring technology to be trialed in North Sea

An unnamed sponsor of a joint industry project to develop the company’s V-IR subsea integrity monitoring system has committed to deploy V-LIM line insulation monitor units in various North Sea fiel...

Jee to engineer injection riser system for North Sea polymer platform

Amec Foster Wheeler has awarded Jee a front-end engineering and design contract for a jacket rigid polymer injection riser package, including J-tubes.

UK North Sea CO2 storage study moves into appraisal phase

The Energy Technologies Institute has selected a consortium led by Aberdeen-based consultancy Pale Blue Dot Energy to work on an offshore carbon dioxide storage project.

Geology & Geophysics

Seep data strengthens case for oil in Northern Ireland offshore structure

Providence Resources has outlined its latest study findings on its Polaris oil prospect in the P1885 license in the Rathlin basin offshore Northern Ireland’s Antrim coast.

WGP remobilizes for North Sea, Barents Sea seismic surveys

WGP has remobilized for two seismic survey projects, one in the Norwegian North Sea and one in the Barents Sea.

CGG extending North Sea Horda 3D multi-client survey

CGG will conduct a western extension of the Horda BroadSeis BroadSource 3D multi-client survey it began acquiring in the northern Norwegian North Sea last year.

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Pipeline & Transportation

DNV GL to provide surveillance on Statoil’s Polarled pipeline

Statoil has contracted DNV GL to provide pipelay surveillance for quality assurance during the Polarled installation. 

Gazprom, Turkey sign deal for Turkish Stream gas deliveries to start in 2016

Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement  on operational commissioning and for gas deliveries via the Turkish Stream to commence in December 2016, said head of Gazprom Aleksey Miller.

Platform installations imminent at Edvard Grieg, Ivar Aasen offshore Norway

Lundin Petroleum says the Edvard Grieg field development in the central Norwegian North Sea is on track to start up during 4Q 2015, following offshore hookup and commissioning.

Production

Shell secures extension for Draugen offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved A/S Norske Shell’s request to extend the lifespan of the Draugen complex in the Norwegian Sea.

Rockhopper gets approval for Ombrina Mare EIA offshore eastern Italy

Italy’s Minister of the Environment has approved the environmental impact assessment for Rockhopper’s planned Ombrina Mare field development in the Adriatic Sea.

Black Sea partnership plans further wells

ExxonMobil and partner OMV have completed drilling of the Dolphin-1 exploratory well in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea.

Rigs/Vessels

Safe Bristolia returning to UK North Sea following repairs

BG Group has agreed to a revised schedule of work for the accommodation support vessel Safe Bristolia at the Everest platform in the UK North Sea.

Rowan adds work for five rigs

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

Fire onboard disrupts Fugro Symphony

Fugro has confirmed a fire occurred aboard its Fugro Symphony vessel around 2:30 a.m. on May 20.

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