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BP resumes gas flow from Rhum in North Sea

BP confirms it has restarted gas production at the Rhum field in the UK central North Sea.

Lundin chases more reserves north of Johan Sverdrup

The semisub Island Innovator has spud the Kopervik exploration well offshore Norway for operator Lundin Norway.

BG to rethink options for Jackdaw in North Sea

BG Group and its partners are delaying a sanction decision on the ultra-high-pressure/high-temperature Jackdaw project in the UK central North Sea.

 

Drilling & Completion

Lundin chases more reserves north of Johan Sverdrup

The semisub Island Innovator has spud the Kopervik exploration well offshore Norway for operator Lundin Norway.

GDF Suez, BP confirm two-block North Sea discovery

GDF Suez E&P UK and BP have a new discovery in the UK central North Sea.

Baker Hughes joins North Sea Bentley development team

Xcite Energy Resources has a memorandum of understanding with Baker Hughes to provide oilfield services for the heavy-oil Bentley project in the UK northern North Sea.

Field Development

PGNiG set for stake in Gina Krog project offshore Norway

Total E&P Norge has agreed to sell interests in various North Sea fields to Poland’s PGNiG Upstream International for $317 million.

FMC subsea equipment to tie in Laggan-Tormore satellites

Total has contracted FMC Technologies for subsea systems for the Edradour and Glenlivet fields in the UK’s west of Shetland area.

Baker Hughes joins North Sea Bentley development team

Xcite Energy Resources has a memorandum of understanding with Baker Hughes to provide oilfield services for the heavy-oil Bentley project in the UK northern North Sea.

Subsea

BP resumes gas flow from Rhum in North Sea

BP confirms it has restarted gas production at the Rhum field in the UK central North Sea.

World’s first subsea wet-gas compressor one step closer to Gullfaks

Statoil says that the world’s first subsea wet-gas compressor station is now ready for the final testing at Horsøy outside Bergen, Norway, before being prepared for installation and hook-up to Gull...

FMC subsea equipment to tie in Laggan-Tormore satellites

Total has contracted FMC Technologies for subsea systems for the Edradour and Glenlivet fields in the UK’s west of Shetland area.

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

BG to rethink options for Jackdaw in North Sea

BG Group and its partners are delaying a sanction decision on the ultra-high-pressure/high-temperature Jackdaw project in the UK central North Sea.

 

PGNiG set for stake in Gina Krog project offshore Norway

Total E&P Norge has agreed to sell interests in various North Sea fields to Poland’s PGNiG Upstream International for $317 million.

DOT 2014: Deepwater BOP/riser can raise fatigue issue on shallow-water well

Some drilling equipment on modern deepwater rigs may not be optimal for wells in shallower water, particularly in harsh environments such as the North Sea.

Rigs/Vessels

Shetlands authority to expand offshore vessel berthing

Lerwick Port Authority has appointed Tulloch Development to manage the latest expansion of the Shetlands’ capital harbor facilities.

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.