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Asco to support Mariner drilling campaign in North Sea

Statoil (U.K.) has contracted Asco UK to provide supply base and warehousing services for the Mariner field development in the East Shetland basin.

Total, Statoil to appraise North Sea discoveries

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned three appraisal wells in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Ivar Aasen jacket nears sailaway to North Sea

Construction activities for the Ivar Aasen project in the Norwegian North Sea are on schedule to deliver first oil late next year, according to operator Det norske oljeselskap.

Drilling & Completion

Asco to support Mariner drilling campaign in North Sea

Statoil (U.K.) has contracted Asco UK to provide supply base and warehousing services for the Mariner field development in the East Shetland basin.

Total, Statoil to appraise North Sea discoveries

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned three appraisal wells in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Ivar Aasen jacket nears sailaway to North Sea

Construction activities for the Ivar Aasen project in the Norwegian North Sea are on schedule to deliver first oil late next year, according to operator Det norske oljeselskap.

Field Development

Asco to support Mariner drilling campaign in North Sea

Statoil (U.K.) has contracted Asco UK to provide supply base and warehousing services for the Mariner field development in the East Shetland basin.

Ivar Aasen jacket nears sailaway to North Sea

Construction activities for the Ivar Aasen project in the Norwegian North Sea are on schedule to deliver first oil late next year, according to operator Det norske oljeselskap.

North Sea GSA start delayed until 2016

Ithaca Energy says first production from the Greater Stella Area (GSA) in the UK North Sea has been put back until spring 2016.

Subsea

North Sea GSA start delayed until 2016

Ithaca Energy says first production from the Greater Stella Area (GSA) in the UK North Sea has been put back until spring 2016.

Technip adds Glenlivet development work to Edradour project offshore Shetlands

Technip has added Glenlivet to its list of projects west of Shetlands offshore UK. 

Statoil starts up Oseberg tieback offshore Norway

Production has started from the satellite Oseberg Delta 2 development in the Norwegian North Sea.

Geology & Geophysics

EMGS makes sale from Barents Sea survey data

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA has sold $2.5 million related to the licensing round for mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf – Awards in Predefined Areas (APA).

Statoil proves oil accumulation near Ekofisk offshore Norway

Statoil has discovered a small oil accumulation with a wildcat well in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Inpex selects First Geo to consult on Norwegian shelf exploration

Inpex Norge AS has selected subsurface consultancy First Geo to provide exploration teams and services for the E&P company’s exploration on the Norwegian continental shelf.

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Pipeline & Transportation

Technip adds Glenlivet development work to Edradour project offshore Shetlands

Technip has added Glenlivet to its list of projects west of Shetlands offshore UK. 

Trio to examine North Sea concrete mattress removal options

Decom North Sea (DNS) is collaborating with Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) and subsea engineering company Jee to develop solutions for the recovery of concrete subsea mattresses and subsequent re-use.

Pipe-in-pipe technology adapts to changing needs in deep and shallow water

Over the past two decades, the pipe-in-pipe (PiP) product has become an essential part of the subsea field development engineer's "tool box." Due to its high insulation performance, it mi...

Production

Statoil starts up Oseberg tieback offshore Norway

Production has started from the satellite Oseberg Delta 2 development in the Norwegian North Sea.

Gudrun in North Sea shut down following leak

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway is investigating a hydrocarbon leak reported earlier this week on the Statoil-operated Gudrun field in the North Sea.

BP gets go-ahead for gas lift at Valhall offshore Norway

BP has approval from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for use of gas lift at the Valhall IP platform in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Rigs/Vessels

Keppel FELS delivers Maersk Integrator ahead of schedule

Keppel FELS Ltd. has completed and delivered the ultra-harsh jackup rig, Maersk Integrator, to Maersk Drilling 30 days ahead of schedule, on budget, and with a perfect safety record. 

Goliat FPSO on its way to Barents Sea

Eni Norge’s Goliat FPSO has sailed away from the Hyundai Heavy Industries yard on its way to the Barents Sea.

N-Sea to station third DSV in North Sea area

N-Sea has launched Edradour, its third diving support vessel (DSV), in Aberdeen Harbor.