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North Sea Oil Worker Tests Negative for Coronavirus

Feb 17, 2020

A North Sea oil worker who had developed what were believed to be new coronavirus symptoms has tested negative.The worker, a crewmember on Taqa’s Tern Alpha platform, was reported to have had “minor symptoms after returning recently from holiday in Thailand.”Taqa on Friday said the worker was being attended to by the medic on board the platform and kept separated from the rest of the offshore crew as a precaution “until the results of tests are known…

OOS Joins LR, Worley Offshore Decommissioning Consortium

Jun 17, 2020

Dutch offshore services provider OOS International has joined an offshore decommissioning consortium created by Lloyd’s Register and Worley, in a push to drive down the costs of offshore decommissioning.'Decommissioning, for many, remains an uncertain cost burden…

Chinese Refiners Buy Rare North Sea, Guyana Crude at Low Prices

Apr 07, 2020

Chinese independent refiners have snapped up rare crude grades from the North Sea and Guyana at low prices in an oversupplied market after the coronavirus pandemic destroyed demand, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.The North Sea grades bought included Balder…

Eni Charters KNOT Shuttle Tanker Pair

Feb 10, 2020

Italian oil firm Eni has signed an agreement with tanker operator Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) to charter two newbuild shuttle tankers.Shuttle tankers are used to offload oil from offshore platformsSouth Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will build the two 124…

NGO Pushes for Green Recycling in North Sea

Sep 05, 2019

With the oil and gas sector seeing a downturn since 2014, the Platform has documented an increasing number of offshore units sold for scrap.While the recycling of fixed installations occurs under strict regulations, there are serious concerns regarding the recycling of floating structures…

North Sea Spot Market Remains Challenging

Aug 14, 2019

The North Sea spot market has improved during the second quarter of 2019, as a result of increased rig activity, said Viking Supply Ships.However, the Norway-based supply shipping company expects that the overall market conditions will likely remain somewhat challenging…

Drydocks World to Build North Sea Platform

Jul 30, 2019

Dubai-based Drydocks World has signed a contract with Petrofac and end-client TenneT to build a High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) platform in the Netherlands sector of the North Sea.The service provider to the marine, offshore, oil, gas…

Offshore Wind Hubs Feasible in the N. Sea

Jul 10, 2019

The international consortium partners of the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) has found that the proposed Hub-and-Spoke concept is technically feasible. A gradual roll-out of 10 to 15 gigawatts hubs is the next logical step towards a large offshore wind build-out…

UKCS Investments On the Rise

May 31, 2019

North Sea operators and contractors are investing across people, R&D, technology and new markets to support continued growth, said a new report.The 30th Oil and Gas survey, conducted by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Fraser of Allander Institute and KPMG UK…

Perenco Renews North Sea Contract

May 22, 2019

Anglo-French oil and gas company Perenco has expanded the scope of its support contract with Servelec Controls, the control, safety and information systems provider, in the southern North Sea of the United Kingdom.Servelec has been providing service…

North Sea Oil Production May Go Down

May 17, 2019

On top of production declines in Iran and Venezuela, ongoing OPEC cuts, Urals contamination outages in Russia and maintenance in Kazakhstan, North Sea production is also struggling, Rystad Energy said.'Currently we see unplanned outages at Oseberg and Flotta with combined impact of 160…

Floatel Gets Martin Linge Extension

Apr 17, 2019

Swedish contractor Floatel International has received a new extension from Equinor for its accommodation unit Floatel Superior at the Martin Linge Field Development in Norway’s North Sea.The onshore operational support and supervision company…

NPD Report on High North Offshore

Apr 03, 2019

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Norwegian government agency responsible for the regulation of the petroleum resources on the Norwegian continental shelf, has presented a report on petroleum activity in the High North at the Barents Sea conference…

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Generates First Power

Feb 17, 2019

The first turbine of the 1,218-MW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm in the North Sea, the world’s biggest such facility, has been installed and is now generating power.Matthew Wright, UK managing director of Danish energy group Ørsted A/S, described…

Ineos Completes Clipper South Re-routing Project

Nov 22, 2018

UK-based oil products company Ineos Oil and Gas UK has completed a project to re-route production from its Clipper South field via the Shell operated Clipper field into the Bacton processing terminal.According to a company release, the USD 80…

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