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DNV GL wins Maersk contract for field development contract

DNV GL has secured a multi-million-pound project from Maersk Oil North Sea UK for work on the Culzean field development. 

Harkand to install jumper in North Sea

Harkand will start work soon on a new dive support contract in the UK southern North Sea for an unnamed independent operator.

New initiatives target increase in UK exploration drilling

Oil & Gas UK has initiated two projects designed to stimulate UK offshore exploration.

Drilling & Completion

New initiatives target increase in UK exploration drilling

Oil & Gas UK has initiated two projects designed to stimulate UK offshore exploration.

Partners plan more drilling in Pil area offshore Norway

Rocksource says the VNG-led partnership plans to build on this year’s Pil and Bue oil discoveries in the PL 586 license in the Norwegian Sea. 

Appraisal drilling could lead to Ormen Lange southern development

Norske Shell has completed drilling the appraisal well 6305/8-2 on the deepwater Ormen Lange gas field in the southern Norwegian Sea.

Field Development

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

Xcite signs MOU for North Sea Bentley jackup

Xcite Energy Resources has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL) for the heavy-oil Bentley field development in the UK northern North Sea.

EnQuest details UK offshore field development activities

EnQuest has issued updates on its incremental field development programs in the UK North Sea.

Subsea

Harkand to install jumper in North Sea

Harkand will start work soon on a new dive support contract in the UK southern North Sea for an unnamed independent operator.

KDM Marine completes seabed excavation project in North Sea

Subsea excavation specialist KDM Marine International has completed a project to assist in preparing the seabed for a jackup placement in the North Sea.

Appraisal drilling could lead to Ormen Lange southern development

Norske Shell has completed drilling the appraisal well 6305/8-2 on the deepwater Ormen Lange gas field in the southern Norwegian Sea.

Geology & Geophysics

New initiatives target increase in UK exploration drilling

Oil & Gas UK has initiated two projects designed to stimulate UK offshore exploration.

Parkmead nets six UK offshore licenses

Parkmead has issued details of its six license awards under the UK’s 28th Seaward Licensing Round.

Xcite selects AGR planning software for North Sea Bentley field

Xcite Energy has selected AGR’s well construction planning software, P1, to support development of the Bentley field, one of the largest fields in the UK continental shelf.

 

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Pipeline & Transportation

Technip modernizes its flexible pipe plant

Technip has invested €68 million ($84.4 million) over four years to modernize its flexible pipe manufacturing plant, Flexi France, in Le Trait, France.

Pipeline issues stall production from Huntington in North Sea

Production from the Huntington field in the UK central North Sea has had to be shut in temporarily, according to partner Noreco.

North Sea Alvheim partners set to sanction more tiebacks

Lundin Petroleum has issued a progress report on its various development projects in the Norwegian North Sea.

Production

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

North Sea Pegasus West tests prove gas deliverability

Atlantic Petroleum has updated test operations at the Centrica-operated 43/13b-7 Pegasus West gas discovery in the UK southern North Sea.

Core Flood Robot speeds EOR development

BP has started operating what it claims to be the world’s first robotic coreflooding system.

Rigs/Vessels

Sevan conducting floater studies for North Sea, offshore Falklands

Sevan Marine says it is working on studies for cylindrical-shaped floating systems for five development projects.

Technip introduces Deep Explorer diving support vessel

Technip’s latest newbuild diving support vessel (DSV) will be known as the Deep Explorer. The vessel is scheduled to join the Technip fleet in 2016.

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.