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February 28, 2024
DeepOcean’s scope of work includes pipeline inspections, seabed mapping, ad-hoc pipeline survey and light construction work. The agreement is valid for 2024.
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February 28, 2024
Eldfisk Nord is an installation consisting of two seabed templates for production and one for water injection – a total of nine production wells and five injection wells. Production start-up is expected during the first quarter.
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February 27, 2024
Authorities have consented to the start-up of production on the Hanz accumulation on the Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea. The development solution involves reusing the subsea installations on the Jette field, which was shut down in 2016.
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February 26, 2024
The transaction allows Serica the option to participate in the re-development of the Buchan field (formally re-named “Buchan Horst”) and other potential projects in the GBA, such as the development of the J2 and Verbier discoveries.
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February 21, 2024
AGR will offer services such as blowout contingency planning, well control emergency response, casing magnetization service, and general transient flow analyses.
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February 20, 2024
This year’s report will reveal the key business opportunities for supply chain companies across the country – highlighting where UK manufacturers already have the key strengths and expertise to scale up solutions like offshore wind, hydrogen, and carbon capture.
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February 15, 2024
Ithaca reported an estimated 2023 net Rosebank capital spend of $97 million, in line with management guidance of $90 - $110 million. This reflects the meaningful activity in 2023 as project activity ramps up to support a targeted first oil date in 2026/27.
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February 15, 2024
The higher estimate for 2024 offshore spending reflects greater investment in “fields on stream, field development and pipeline transportation,” the statistics office said. “Markedly higher” spending on field development contributed to a 22% increase in investment in 2023 compared with 2022.
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February 13, 2024
This year, net production in the North Sea is projected at 15,000-16,000 boepd; the bolt-on acquisition of a 25% stake in the producing UK field Arran will add another 2,000-2,500 boepd once completed. In Kurdistan, DNO expects gross operated production at the Tawke license to continue to average 80,000 boepd.
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February 12, 2024
The survey is expected to have a contract value of approximately $2 million and should commence early March 2024.
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February 09, 2024
The UK’s offshore energy industry has warned 42,000 jobs and £26billion of economic value would be wiped out under new Labour proposals to extend the windfall tax on UK oil and gas producers.
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February 08, 2024
The transaction is expected to add some 4 MMboe net to DNO, of which 90% gas, with projected net 2024 production of 2,000-2,500 boed. The cash consideration is $70 million plus a contingent consideration of up to $5 million if certain operational targets are met.
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February 08, 2024
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has executed a two-year contract extension with a subsidiary of bp in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for the Ocean BlackLion, commencing in September 2024. Additionally, the company has entered into a drilling contract with Serica Energy (UK) Limited to utilize the Ocean Patriot for two plug and abandonment (P&A) wells in the U.K. North Sea.
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February 07, 2024
Under the framework agreement, AGR will provide services within blowout contingency planning, well control emergency response, casing magnetization service, and general transient flow analyses.
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February 06, 2024
The Feb. 1 “equipment incident” involved the Ocean GreatWhite drilling rig about 125 miles (200 kilometers) west of the Shetland Islands, the company said in a U.S. filing on Monday. BP is leasing the vessel through at least August. Diamond Offshore describes it on its website as “one of the world’s largest ultra-deepwater harsh environment semisubmersible” rigs.
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February 01, 2024
A total of 24 licenses have been offered in the second tranche of the NSTA’s 33rd licensing round with a third tranche to follow. This is important news for people across the industry and its supply chains, which support over 200,000 jobs across the UK.
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January 31, 2024
The round is a key part of the North Sea Transition Authority’s (NSTA) drive to support the oil and gas industry, which currently contributes around three quarters of domestic energy needs and, according to official forecasts, will continue to do so even as demand is reduced.
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January 30, 2024
A total of 55 operators contributed to the NSTA survey, which showed that innovations related to net zero ambitions and digital transformation have risen significantly.
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January 28, 2024
Vissim’s new oil spill detection system utilizes upgraded image processing technology that enables much higher sensitivity, which allows it to detect even smaller oil spills. It also capitalizes on machine learning to classify detected phenomena, preventing the system from generating false alarms.
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January 24, 2024
Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) CEO, David Whitehouse, will chair the conference and executive committee for SPE Offshore Europe 2025 (OE25) being held at P&J Live, Aberdeen from 2-5 September 2025.
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January 23, 2024
The contract will see Aquaterra Energy deliver a comprehensive range of offshore analysis services, including riser and conductor analysis for jack-ups and semi-submersibles, plus integrity management, decommissioning and late life analysis.
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