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Statoil proves new oil in Grane area of North Sea

Operator Statoil, together with with its PL169 partners, has proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane field in the North Sea.

Lamprell to deliver Mercury rig to Lukoil in Caspian Sea

Lamprell has completed the construction of the second Caspian Sea jackup drilling rig, the Mercury.

 

 

Heerema-AF consortium plan to use hybrid removal technique for North Sea Murchison platform

Heerema Marine Contractors has issued more details of its plans to remove CNR International’s Murchison oil field platform in the UK northern North Sea.

Drilling & Completion

Lamprell to deliver Mercury rig to Lukoil in Caspian Sea

Lamprell has completed the construction of the second Caspian Sea jackup drilling rig, the Mercury.

 

 

Transocean rig to plug Svalin well in North Sea

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved Statoil’s plan for permanent plugging of an exploration well in the Svalin field in the North Sea block 25/11.

ONS 2014 highlights next-phase deepwater drilling, subsea recovery challenges-full

Deepwater engineering contractors Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, GE, and GVA outlined their visions of the way forward at the recent Offshore Northern Seas exhibition in Stavanger, Norway.

Field Development

Statoil proves new oil in Grane area of North Sea

Operator Statoil, together with with its PL169 partners, has proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane field in the North Sea.

Heerema-AF consortium plan to use hybrid removal technique for North Sea Murchison platform

Heerema Marine Contractors has issued more details of its plans to remove CNR International’s Murchison oil field platform in the UK northern North Sea.

Heerema to build North Sea Culzean wellhead platform

Maersk Oil North Sea UK has awarded Heerema an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for the wellhead platform for the Culzean ultra-high-pressure/high-temperature gas field in the ce...

Subsea

FEED under way for UK offshore CO2 pipeline

Wood Group Kenny has received a six-month front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the subsea/pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire...

ONS 2014 highlights next-phase deepwater drilling, subsea recovery challenges-full

Deepwater engineering contractors Aker Solutions, Baker Hughes, GE, and GVA outlined their visions of the way forward at the recent Offshore Northern Seas exhibition in Stavanger, Norway.

Wood Group takes on pre-FEED for Snorre TLP

Statoil has awarded Wood Group Mustang a pre-front-end engineering and design (pre-FEED) contract for the proposed Snorre C TLP in the Norwegian North Sea.

Geology & Geophysics

Faroe gains license options offshore southern Ireland

Ireland’s government has awarded three new licensing options in the southern margin of the North Celtic Sea basin off the country’s southern coast.

Processing starts of frontier Barents Sea seismic survey

Statoil and partners have completed a seismic acquisition survey in the southeastern Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.

Ruling clears Dolphin to work in Russian Kara Sea

Dolphin has received confirmation from the Export Control Division of the Norwegian Foreign Department that the recently announced contract in the Kara Sea is not subject to the current trade restr...

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Pipeline & Transportation

Gassco takes over Valemon gas pipeline operations

Norwegian offshore gas trunklines operator Gassco has assumed operatorship of the 177-km (110-mi) long, 22-in. Valemon rich gas pipeline.

FEED under way for UK offshore CO2 pipeline

Wood Group Kenny has received a six-month front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the subsea/pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire...

DNV GL forms JIP to address risks from offshore CO2 pipelines

DNV GL has initiated a joint industry project (JIP) to address risks from offshore carbon-dioxide (CO2) pipelines. Several major operators have joined the “Sub-CO2” JIP, including National Grid, En...

Production

Stimulation boosts productivity in North Sea Breagh well

Sterling Resources says hydraulic stimulation, perforation, and production testing have been completed on the Breagh A08 gas well in the UK southern North Sea.

Fugro supports Technip’s largest North Sea project

Real-time metocean data transmitted by a Fugro SEAWATCH Wavescan buoy is enabling Technip to plan its operations more effectively for its largest UK North Sea contract to date.

Noreco considers write-down on Oselvar field

Updated geological and reservoir evaluations from operator DONG Energy show a range of problems at the producing Oselvar field in the Norwegian North Sea, according to partner Noreco.

Rigs/Vessels

Lamprell to deliver Mercury rig to Lukoil in Caspian Sea

Lamprell has completed the construction of the second Caspian Sea jackup drilling rig, the Mercury.

 

 

Maersk Supply Service orders six new large AHTS vessels

Maersk Supply Service has signed a newbuild contract with Kleven Maritime A/S for six anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels with options for four additional vessels.

Shell retains Seafox jackup for North Sea support

Seafox Contractors has secured a new five-year contract in the southern North Sea for its Seafox 4 accommodation/construction support jackup.