Subsea Oil & Gas: North Sea & Europe

Iona negotiating farm-out of Orlando in North Sea

Iona Energy expects cost for the Orlando tieback to the Ninian Central platform in the UK northern North Sea during 2015-2016 to be reduced from $215 million to $192 million. 

NPD authorizes start-up of subsea compression at Gullfaks offshore Norway

Statoil and its partners have secured the consent of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to operate a new subsea wet gas compressor and umbilical on the Gullfaks field in the North Sea.

UK CO2 storage project to analyze brine removal

The Energy Technologies Institute is seeking new partners for a project to study the impact of removing brine from subsea reservoirs in the UK sector used to store carbon dioxide. 

Petrex surveys integrity of North Sea Athena risers, moorings

Petrex Developments has completed inspection of the Athena FPSO’s dynamic flexible riser/umbilical systems, mooring system, and hull in the UK central North Sea for operator Ithaca Energy.

Norway approves Johan Sverdrup plans

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the Phase one plan for development and operation for the Johan Sverdrup oil and gas field in the central Norwegian North Sea.

EnQuest optimizes older North Sea fields, prepares for Alma/Galia start-up

EnQuest has provided an update on its UK North Sea operations in its latest results statement.

Alseamar completes geochemical survey with underwater gliders

Alseamar recently completed a pre-exploration survey with two of its Sea Explorer gliders fitted with Minifluo hydrocarbon sensors.

More UK operators submitting plans for platform, subsea removal programs

Decommissioning activity is accelerating on the UK continental shelf. According to industry association Oil & Gas UK, the number of fields expected to cease production during 2014-19 is now close to 80, up 6% on last year's estimate, as rising operating costs and lower oil prices shorten fields' economic lifespans.

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Norway's Parliament (Storting) has approved Statoil's plan for development and operation of the Johan Sverdrup field in the Norwegian North Sea, the country's largest-scale offshore project for many years.

Subsea network extended in Alvheim area offshore Norway

Det norske oljeselskap has brought online the second oil well at its Bøyla field in the Norwegian North Sea.

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