Rigs/Vessels: North Sea & Europe

Alma/Galia platform nears sailaway

EnQuest says mechanical completion was achieved before Christmas on the semisubmersible platform for the Alma/Galia field development in the UK North Sea.

PSA to probe lifeboat incident at Yme offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) will investigate a lifeboat incident that occurred recently on the jackup Mærsk Giant, which is serving as a living quarters facility at the Yme field in the Norwegian North Sea.

UK association revises mooring, offloading guidelines

Oil & Gas UK has published two updated sets of guidelines for operators of FPSOs, FSUs, and offtake tankers on the UK continental shelf.

OSM Offshore to operate Mariner FSU

Statoil UK has contracted OSM Offshore to operate the floating storage unit that will be deployed on the Mariner oil field in part-block 9/11a in the UK northern North Sea.

COSL takes delivery of Wood Group Mustang-designed semisubmersible

Wood Group Mustang Norway (WGMN) says the first newbuild semisubmersible drilling rig incorporating its GG5000 floating hull design has been delivered to COSL Drilling Europe (CDE).

Long lifespan ahead for Norne FPSO offshore Norway

Statoil plans to keep production going at the Norne field complex in the Norwegian Sea until 2030.

North Sea newbuild support vessel leaves China

Vroon Offshore’s latest emergency response and rescue/field support vessel has set sail from Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in China for the UK.

Dyna-Mac to provide Catcher FPSO topsides modules

BW Offshore has contracted Dyna-Mac to fabricate 10 topsides modules and a flare tower for Premier Oil’s Catcher FPSO in the UK North Sea.

BG to resume exploration near Jordbaer offshore Norway

BG Norge has approval from Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway for exploration drilling in the Jordbaer area of the North Sea.

Court rules against Transocean in Ireland rig costs dispute

Providence Resources confirms that a judgment was handed down by the Hon. Mr. Justice Popplewell on Friday, Dec. 19, in the Commercial Court in London concerning costs claimed by Transocean.

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