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North Sea Hejre jacket loaded out

Heerema Fabrication Group has skidded the 8,500-ton launch jacket for DONG Energy’s Hejre field platform onto a barge at the quayside in Vlissingen.

Southeastern Barents Sea FTG survey under way

ARKeX has restarted acquisition of a multi-client full tensor gravity gradiometry (FTG) survey over the southeastern Barents Sea offshore Norway.

Atkins to assist Maersk in North Sea IRM campaign

Maersk Oil UK has awarded Atkins an engineering support contract for three floaters in the North Sea.

Drilling & Completion

Sterling starts drilling on Muridava offshore Romania

An exploration well has spudded on the Muridava prospect in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea, according to operator Sterling Resources.

Production stimulation measures under review for North Sea Breagh gas field

Production has been shut down at the Breagh facilities in the UK southern North Sea to remove fouling within the slug catchers and to replace level control instrumentation.

Hurricane to appraise Lancaster oil field west of Shetland

Hurricane Energy says the semisubmersible Transocean Sedco 712 is mobilizing for appraisal drilling on the basement Lancaster oil discovery west of Shetland.

Field Development

North Sea Hejre jacket loaded out

Heerema Fabrication Group has skidded the 8,500-ton launch jacket for DONG Energy’s Hejre field platform onto a barge at the quayside in Vlissingen.

Premier commissions drilling templates for North Sea Catcher project

Aquaterra Energy has won a contract valued at up to $16.8 million to design and build six drill center templates (DCTs) for Premier Oil’s Catcher development in the UK central North Sea.

Ocean Installer to manage North Sea Dunlin subsea construction

Fairfield Energy has contracted Ocean Installer for dive support and light subsea construction work at the Dunlin field in the UK northern North Sea.

Subsea

Premier commissions drilling templates for North Sea Catcher project

Aquaterra Energy has won a contract valued at up to $16.8 million to design and build six drill center templates (DCTs) for Premier Oil’s Catcher development in the UK central North Sea.

FlexTech signs contract with Ocean Installer

FlexTech has signed a contract with Ocean Installer for flexible pipe installation in a £500,000 ($839,450) deal.

Hydrasun to expand specialist manufacturing capabilities to meet subsea demands

Hydrasun, a provider of integrated fluid transfer, power, and control solutions to the global energy market, is expanding its operations with a £3 million ($5 million) investment in its specialist ...

Geology & Geophysics

Southeastern Barents Sea FTG survey under way

ARKeX has restarted acquisition of a multi-client full tensor gravity gradiometry (FTG) survey over the southeastern Barents Sea offshore Norway.

Production stimulation measures under review for North Sea Breagh gas field

Production has been shut down at the Breagh facilities in the UK southern North Sea to remove fouling within the slug catchers and to replace level control instrumentation.

Providence to step up exploration of deepwater offshore southwest Ireland

Providence Resources has updated its licensing option 11/11 (Newgrange), which it operates in partnership with Sosina Exploration.

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Pipeline & Transportation

FlexTech signs contract with Ocean Installer

FlexTech has signed a contract with Ocean Installer for flexible pipe installation in a £500,000 ($839,450) deal.

McDermott signs agreement for North Sea spoolbase

McDermott International Inc. reports that one of its subsidiaries has signed an option agreement with PD Ports which gives it the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase to serve projects in the Nor...

Saipem clinches first-phase South Stream offshore pipelay

South Stream Transport has contracted Saipem to lay the first of the four South Stream offshore gas pipelines through the southern part of the Black Sea.

Production

North Sea Huntington field offline for repairs

Noreco says production from the E.ON Ruhrgas-operated Huntington field in the UK central North Sea has been suspended since April 12.

Production stimulation measures under review for North Sea Breagh gas field

Production has been shut down at the Breagh facilities in the UK southern North Sea to remove fouling within the slug catchers and to replace level control instrumentation.

Ormen Lange field partners delay subsea compression

Norske Shell and its partners have decided to postpone work on offshore compression for the Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea.

Rigs/Vessels

Atkins to assist Maersk in North Sea IRM campaign

Maersk Oil UK has awarded Atkins an engineering support contract for three floaters in the North Sea.

CMM receives first Damen PSV 3300 vessel

Compagnie Maritime Monégasque S.A.M. (CMM) has received a Damen Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) 3300.

Prosafe receives contract extension for Safe Hibernia vessel

Prosafe reports that the Cotemar group has awarded the Safe Hibernia vessel with a contract extension through to July 27 with an unchanged day rate.