Rigs/Vessels: North Sea & Europe

PSA to probe Knarr vessel fire offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority will investigate yesterday’s fire on the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO serving the Knarr field in the North Sea.

All operations normal following fire aboard Knarr FPSO

A spokesperson for Norway's Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Stavanger confirmed to Offshore  that a “minor fire” broke out on the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO, currently at work in the Knarr field in the Norwegian North Sea.

More work needed on Statoil CAT D-1 semi

Songa Offshore says the purpose-built semisubmersible CAT D-1 drilling rig Songa Equinox started its sea trial last week.

Nexen secures lower day rate for North Sea Ettrick FPSO

Nexen Petroleum UK has signed an amendment agreement with Bluewater for the Aoka Mizu FPSO serving the Ettrick and Blackbird fields in the UK central North Sea.

Island Offshore delays newbuild deliveries, orders another vessel

Statoil orders ERRV for Mariner field

Statoil (U.K.) Ltd. has contracted Sentinel Marine Ltd. to provide a new multi-role emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) to support operations on the Mariner field on the UK continental shelf.

PSA to study Norwegian shelf rig move costs

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has set up a working group to examine ways to reduce the cost of moving rigs on the Norwegian North Sea continental shelf. 

Lloyd’s completes safety review of Vette FPSO

Lloyd’s Register Consulting has completed a safety work packages for Aibel on the Vette front-end engineering and design contract for the Sevan-type cylindrical FPSO.

Pioneering Spirit to install Johan Sverdrup platform topsides

Statoil has signed a contract with Allseas for installation of three platform topsides on the Johan Sverdrup field. 

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. 


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