DNO gets nod to plug North Sea wells with Dolphin rig

Norwegian offshore safety watchdog, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), has given DNO Norge consent for the use of the Borgland Dolphin rig for a permanent plugging of wells on a field offshore Norway. The safety watchdog said on Friday that … Read More

Chrysaor spuds North Sea well with COSL rig

Drilling operations on the Chrysaor-operated Jerv exploration well, which is located offshore Norway, started on 18 February 2021, using the COSLInnovator rig. The well, located in production licence PL973, targets a prospect close to the UK border in the southern … Read More

Ithaca restarts North Sea unit after Covid-19 shutdown

Ithaca Energy has restarted production at its FPF-1 production unit located off the UK following a recent shutdown due to an outbreak of Covid-19 on the floating unit. FPF-1 unit; Source: Ithaca Energy The FPF-1 unit is located approximately 240 … Read More

BP relaunches sale of North Sea assets Premier Oil gave up on

Oil major BP has reportedly relaunched the sale of its North Sea assets it initially tried to sell to Premier Oil before it was taken over by another UK player, Chrysaor. Citing industry sources, Reuters reported on Thursday that BP … Read More

i3 Energy abandons ‘sub-commercial’ Liberator licence

Independent oil and gas company i3 Energy has relinquished its UK North Sea Licence P.1987, which contains the Liberator field, after determining that the development would not be commercially viable. Liberator field location; Source: i3 Energy Located in Blocks 13/23d … Read More

Standard Drilling finds new work for supply vessels

Offshore vessel operator S.D. Standard Drilling has secured more work for its fleet of platform supply vessels. The vessel utilization for the company’s owned large size PSVs totalled 74 per cent in October and November. The Standard Viking, one of … Read More

New strategy requires UK oil and gas sector to support net-zero target

A revised Strategy from the UK’s petroleum regulator Oil & Gas Authority (OGA), featuring a range of new net-zero obligations for the UK oil and gas industry, was submitted for laying before the UK Parliament on Wednesday, 16 December 2020. … Read More

Norway approves carbon transport and storage project

Following a historic vote in parliament, the Norwegian Government on Tuesday announced its funding decision for the Northern Lights CO2 transport and storage project in Norway. Northern Lights project; Source: Equinor The project will enable the shipping, reception, and sequestration … Read More

Jersey planning for North Sea drilling campaign in 2022

Jersey Oil & Gas has identified a new prospect in the UK North Sea, near its existing infrastructure, following a comprehensive subsurface evaluation of all its licences with plans to carry out a drilling campaign from 2022. Jersey said on … Read More

Premier files plans to decommission North Sea pipelines

UK oil and gas company Premier Oil has filed its draft decommissioning programs for the Hunter & Rita subsea pipelines to the UK authorities. Hunter & Rita field layout; Source: Premier Oil The document contains four decommissioning programmes for the … Read More