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Petrofac wraps up Horne & Wren decommissioning for Tullow

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 awarded North Sea shuttle tanker contracts

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 awarded Statoil UK training contract

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 launches latest evolution conductor recovery tower, SABRE cutting system

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.

Against all odds, North Sea proves resilient to oil-price slump

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 awarded contract for North Sea’s Janice field

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.

M-I SWACO gets green light for barite mine in Scotland

Proposals to develop a world-class barite resource at Duntanlich, Scotland, have been approved, subject to conditions, by the local authority.

Talks to sell 20% of North Sea field to Delek end, EnQuest says

EnQuest has ended talks to sell a 20% stake in Kraken field in the North Sea to Delek Group.

RockRose Energy acquires interest in UK North Sea's Scott and Telford fields

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.

Zenith Energy wins well management contract with UK operator

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.

Operations progress at UK's Lancaster field development

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 secures new contract for Gallant jackup rig

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant with Maersk Oil.

ION awarded all 2016 North Sea 4D towed streamer optimization projects

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.

ONS 2016: Safely pursuing continued service for aging assets

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?”

ONS 2016: It’s time for the North Sea to act on standardization

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 secures engineering framework agreement with DONG Energy

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 to deliver Bumi Armada’s first North Sea FPSO

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 completes well abandonment of Horne and Wren platform for Tullow

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 eyes drilling as it takes over operatorship of UK license P.2170

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 names new lead for UK consultancy business

AGR has appointed Steve Combe to manage its Aberdeen-based manpower consultancy business.