Petrofac’s differentiated approach to decommissioning, in support of Tullow Oil’s well plugging and abandonment campaign in the Southern North Sea (SNS), has delivered significant results and saved $2.5 million compared to traditional approaches.
Teekay Offshore Partners has been awarded new three-year shuttle tanker contracts of affreightment, plus extension options, with BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell and OMV Group, to transport the oil produced from the new Glen Lyon FPSO, which is part of the Quad204 development located west of Shetland in the North Sea.
Petrofac Training Services has been awarded a significant contract for training and emergency response services with Statoil (UK) Limited to support its UKCS operations.
Claxton, an Acteon company, has introduced the latest modular versions of its conductor recovery tower and SABRE abrasive cutting system to increase efficiency and flexibility in decommissioning and late-life projects.
Oil producers in the North Sea were supposed to be among the first victims of OPEC’s battle for market share. Instead their high-cost, decades-old facilities are proving surprisingly resilient to the price slump.
Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract to provide decommissioning services for Janice field in the North Sea for Maersk Oil UK. Maersk Supply Service will assume responsibility for engineering, project planning and managing the scope of the subsea decommissioning.
Proposals to develop a world-class barite resource at Duntanlich, Scotland, have been approved, subject to conditions, by the local authority.
EnQuest has ended talks to sell a 20% stake in Kraken field in the North Sea to Delek Group.
RockRose Energy has announced that it has agreed non-binding headline terms and a period of exclusivity from Maersk Oil North Sea UK to acquire its non-operated interests in the Wytch Farm (7.43%), Scott (5.16%) and Telford (2.36%) fields.
An Aberdeen-based well engineering and project management company has secured a significant new contract with a UK operator. The contract will see the company provide a full management service for an onshore exploration well in the Weald basin.
Hurricane Energy announces that the company has completed the testing and logging phase of the 205/21a-7 well and operations are now progressing as planned to permanently abandon the pilot well reservoir section, prior to side-tracking the top-hole to form the 7Z horizontal sidetrack.
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant with Maersk Oil.
ION Geophysical announced Friday that North Sea operators selected ION in-field Acquisition Optimization Services for all time-lapse, or 4D, towed streamer projects for the 2016 North Sea season.
Getting the most out of an offshore unit is always the objective of the asset owner, but meeting safety requirements is equally important. So when floating production units (FPUs) are beginning to reach the end of their design life, the obvious question to ask is, “How much longer can this unit continue to operate safely?”
The current pressures faced by offshore oil and gas means that it is essential to make projects economically viable at lower oil prices.
Wood Group has been awarded a new engineering services framework agreement by DONG Energy, to support their oil & gas assets across the Danish, Norwegian and UK continental shelves.
Keppel Shipyard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), is on track to deliver a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to Armada Kraken Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad.
Claxton, an Acteon company, has completed its involvement in the abandonment of two wells on the Horne and Wren platform in the Southern North Sea.
Statoil has signed a Sales and Purchase Agreement with Jersey Oil and Gas and CIECO Exploration and Production (UK) Limited to acquire 70% ownership and operatorship of the P.2170 license on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).
AGR has appointed Steve Combe to manage its Aberdeen-based manpower consultancy business.