Rigs/Vessels: North Sea & Europe

Eni, NCA to collaborate on emergency response in Barents Sea

Eni Norge has entered a mutual assistance agreement with the Norwegian Coastal Administration on support vessels for the Goliat field in the Barents Sea.

Second Cat D rig prepares to sail to Norway

Songa Offshore has taken delivery of its second Category D semisubmersible rig from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea.

Aptomar to monitor Statoil's operations

Statoil has opted for Aptomar’s tactical collaboration and management system at its field monitoring center at Sandsli in Bergen, Norway.  

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.

First CAT D rig due in Norway in October

DSME is expected to deliver Statoil’s second newbuild CAT D semisubmersible rig Songa Endurance early next week, according to contractor Songa Offshore.

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.

Norway trio examine safety of offshore gangway operations

A consortium of Kongsberg Maritime, Norwegian shipping company Østensjo, and the Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (Marintek) is investigating use of motion-compensated and telescopic gangways, typically employed on offshore accommodation vessels.

Accommodation rig to stay longer at Edvard Grieg

Lundin Norway has exercised a $10-million, one-month extension option for use of the semisubmersible accommodation vessel Safe Boreas.

Prosafe rigs to provide support in North Sea

Prosafe says an unnamed company has contracted an accommodation vessel for an eight-month program in the UK North Sea.

First Subsea completes Goliat bend stiffener connections

First Subsea has completed installing bend stiffener connections for gas lift and production risers, power cables, and umbilicals at the Goliat FPSO in the Norwegian Barents Sea.


Assessing Mexico’s new offshore oil & gas exploration opportunities

When Mexico’s historic energy reform legislation became law on Dec. 21, 2013, it opened the country to foreign investment in its oil and gas sector...

Anadarko’s decommissioning of the first-ever cell spar in the Gulf of Mexico

The Red Hawk spar made history throughout its design life, commissioned and decommissioned as the first of its kind. Heralded as the first cell spa...

Offshore Design Optioneering using Cloud Computing

Cloud computing opens up to offshore engineering teams the opportunity to take advantage of almost unlimited computing power and data storage capab...

Falling oil prices and the offshore oil and gas industry: assessing the state of the market

The precipitous decline in oil prices has brought many areas of the oil and gas industry to a standstill. Yet while some sectors are feeling the pi...
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