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Iona negotiating farm-out of Orlando in North Sea

Iona Energy expects cost for the Orlando tieback to the Ninian Central platform in the UK northern North Sea during 2015-2016 to be reduced from $215 million to $192 million. 

NPD authorizes start-up of subsea compression at Gullfaks offshore Norway

Statoil and its partners have secured the consent of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to operate a new subsea wet gas compressor and umbilical on the Gullfaks field in the North Sea.

Total strikes deal for stakes in UK offshore gas trunklines

Total has agreed to sell its interests in the FUKA and SIRGE gas pipelines in the UK North Sea and the St. Fergus Gas Terminal north of Aberdeen to North Sea Midstream Partners for £585 million ($9...

Drilling & Completion

Shell re-engages Regalia for North Sea support

Shell spuds Portrush well offshore mid-Norway

The semisubmersible Transocean Barents has spudded the Portrush exploration well for Norske Shell in license PL793 in the Norwegian Sea.

Lundin to drill two more targets offshore Norway

Lundin Norway has clearance from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to drill two exploration wells.

Field Development

Iona negotiating farm-out of Orlando in North Sea

Iona Energy expects cost for the Orlando tieback to the Ninian Central platform in the UK northern North Sea during 2015-2016 to be reduced from $215 million to $192 million. 

Undeveloped UK fields deserve attention, report claims

Consultants Hannon Westwood (HW) have issued a new report on near-term developments affecting the UK continental shelf (UKCS).

Eni, NCA to collaborate on emergency response in Barents Sea

Eni Norge has entered a mutual assistance agreement with the Norwegian Coastal Administration on support vessels for the Goliat field in the Barents Sea.

Subsea

Iona negotiating farm-out of Orlando in North Sea

Iona Energy expects cost for the Orlando tieback to the Ninian Central platform in the UK northern North Sea during 2015-2016 to be reduced from $215 million to $192 million. 

NPD authorizes start-up of subsea compression at Gullfaks offshore Norway

Statoil and its partners have secured the consent of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to operate a new subsea wet gas compressor and umbilical on the Gullfaks field in the North Sea.

UK CO2 storage project to analyze brine removal

The Energy Technologies Institute is seeking new partners for a project to study the impact of removing brine from subsea reservoirs in the UK sector used to store carbon dioxide. 

Geology & Geophysics

Undeveloped UK fields deserve attention, report claims

Consultants Hannon Westwood (HW) have issued a new report on near-term developments affecting the UK continental shelf (UKCS).

EMGS licenses more Barents Sea data

Electromagnetic Geoservices’ Barents Sea data continue to be popular. 

Alseamar completes geochemical survey with underwater gliders

Alseamar recently completed a pre-exploration survey with two of its Sea Explorer gliders fitted with Minifluo hydrocarbon sensors.

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Pipeline & Transportation

Total strikes deal for stakes in UK offshore gas trunklines

Total has agreed to sell its interests in the FUKA and SIRGE gas pipelines in the UK North Sea and the St. Fergus Gas Terminal north of Aberdeen to North Sea Midstream Partners for £585 million ($9...

Polarled pipelay nears completion point at Aasta Hansteen

Installation of the Polarled gas pipeline has entered the Arctic Circle, according to operator Statoil.

Martin Linge flow meters to monitor MEG injection

Litre Meter has supplied 14 displacement flow meters for Total’s Martin Linge field development in the Norwegian North Sea.

Production

NPD authorizes start-up of subsea compression at Gullfaks offshore Norway

Statoil and its partners have secured the consent of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to operate a new subsea wet gas compressor and umbilical on the Gullfaks field in the North Sea.

UK CO2 storage project to analyze brine removal

The Energy Technologies Institute is seeking new partners for a project to study the impact of removing brine from subsea reservoirs in the UK sector used to store carbon dioxide. 

Northernmost offshore oil field set to start producing

Eni says it plans to start producing oil soon from Norway’s first Arctic development.

Rigs/Vessels

Eni, NCA to collaborate on emergency response in Barents Sea

Eni Norge has entered a mutual assistance agreement with the Norwegian Coastal Administration on support vessels for the Goliat field in the Barents Sea.

Second Cat D rig prepares to sail to Norway

Songa Offshore has taken delivery of its second Category D semisubmersible rig from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea.

Aptomar to monitor Statoil's operations

Statoil has opted for Aptomar’s tactical collaboration and management system at its field monitoring center at Sandsli in Bergen, Norway.  

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