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Here is the latest oil and gas offshore news for the UK Continental Shelf area. This page contains the latest information relating to offshore developments, obstructions and installation operations that are being undertaken by offshore oil and gas companies.

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Seismic Surveys   [Area Five]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 26 October 2017 13:39

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area Three]

First Published: 26 October 2017   Last Updated: 26 October 2017 13:35

  Development:
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Ensco 92 21-08-2017 30-11-2017 Vampire OD/ 49/16-11 (V1), 49/16-V2, 49/16-V3Y
53°27.903'N 02°02.467'E
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Calum McMillan, ConocoPhillips UK Ltd, 01224 205315, callum.e.mcmillan@conocophillips.com

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area Three]

First Published: 26 October 2017   Last Updated: 26 October 2017 13:33

  Development: Sean Papa
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Prospector 1 07-10-2017 31-12-2017 Sean Papa
53°11.385'N 02°51.759'E
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Linda Murray, Oranje-Nassau Energie UK Ltd, +44 1603 567239, linda.murray@ONEBV.com

Notice to Fishermen - Snagging Hazard (NEW)   [Area Two]

First Published: 26 October 2017   Last Updated: 26 October 2017 13:29

Please note the obstruction below which may represent a danger to fishing activities. Please mark this position on your fishing plotter and exercise caution in the area.

  Hazard Type
Subsea Hazard
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
20m x 11m x5m
  Position a)
57°01.734’N 001°12.154’E
57°01.752’N 001°12.124’E
57°01.763’N 001°12.193’E
57°01.741’N 001°12.190’E
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
Culzean Field

For further information, please contact: Sietze Akkerman, Maersk Oil, +44(0)1224 242461, sietze.akkerman@maerskoil.com

Seabed Activity - Decommissioning Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 26 October 2017   Last Updated: 26 October 2017 13:20

  Development: Everest/Atlantic/Cromarty
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Wellhead Severance Campaign 05-11-2017 Everest 22/10a-5
57°45.210'N 001°52.204'E
WGS84
Wellhead Severance Campaign 05-11-2017 Everest 22/10a-4
57°44.135'N 001°50.448'E
WGS84
Wellhead Severance Campaign 05-11-2017 Everest 22/09-3
57°44.940'N 001°47.030'E
WGS84
Wellhead Severance Campaign 05-11-2017 Everest 22/09-2
57°46.637'N 001°46.247'E
WGS84
Wellhead Severance Campaign 05-11-2017 Atlantic 14/26a-A1y
58°00.857'N 000°53.582'E
WGS84
Wellhead Severance Campaign 05-11-2017 Atlantic 14/26a-A2z
58°00.910'N 000°53.541'E
WGS84
Wellhead Severance Campaign 05-11-2017 Cromarty 13/30a-6z
58°03.245'N 001°04.374'E
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Patrick McGrath, Shell UK Limited, +447500104167, Patrick.mcgrath@shell.com

Anchor List   [Area Two]

First Published: 26 October 2017   Last Updated: 26 October 2017 13:10

Please note the following rig anchors that may extend up to one mile from the rig and may not always have buoys at their position. Fishing within the anchor pattern should be avoided. Fishermen may contact the installation or the ERRV (standby vessel) for positions of the anchors.

  Rig Name
Maersk Master
  Location Name
Bittern B4
  Rig Position
56°55.020'N 001°01.404'E
Position
Anchor 1 - 56°55.849'N 001°01.347'E
Anchor 2 - 56°55.639'N 001°02.405'E
Anchor 3 - 56°55.032'N 001°02.908'E
Anchor 4 - 56°54.473'N 001°02.527'E
Anchor 5 - 56°54.198'N 001°01.454'E
Anchor 6 - 56°54.394'N 001°00.426'E
Anchor 7 - 56°54.994'N 000°59.894'E
Anchor 8 - 56°55.574'N 001°00.274'E
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area Two]

First Published: 08 June 2017   Last Updated: 26 October 2017 13:07

Please note the following rig anchors that may extend up to one mile from the rig and may not always have buoys at their position. Fishing within the anchor pattern should be avoided. Fishermen may contact the installation or the ERRV (standby vessel) for positions of the anchors.

  Rig Name
PBLJ
  Location Name
Achmelvich
  Rig Position
60°40.122'N 02°23.826'W
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°39.654'N 02°26.358'W
Anchor 2 - 60°40.680'N 02°26.322'W
Anchor 3 - 60°41.202'N 02°24.780'W
Anchor 4 - 60°41.064'N 02°23.088'W
Anchor 5 - 60°40.500'N 02°21.936'W
Anchor 6 - 60°39.732'N 02°21.816'W
Anchor 7 - 60°39.138'N 02°23.016'W
Anchor 8 - 60°39.108'N 02°24.774'W
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 08 June 2017   Last Updated: 26 October 2017 12:58

Please note the following rig anchors that may extend up to one mile from the rig and may not always have buoys at their position. Fishing within the anchor pattern should be avoided. Fishermen may contact the installation or the ERRV (standby vessel) for positions of the anchors.

  Rig Name
Deepsea Aberdeen
  Location Name
Schiehallion West Drill Centre
  Rig Position
60°19.884'N 004°06.252'W
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°20.346'N 004°09.216'W
Anchor 2 - 60°20.454'N 004°09.234'W
Anchor 3 - 60°21.342'N 004°07.506'W
Anchor 4 - 60°21.126'N 004°04.926'W
Anchor 5 - 60°20.424'N 004°03.684'W
Anchor 6 - 60°20.424'N 004°01.944'W
Anchor 7 - 60°17.814'N 004°04.458'W
Anchor 8 - 60°18.414'N 004°06.318'W
  Datum
WGS84

Rig List   [Area One]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 25 October 2017 16:00

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Rowan Stavanger 58°04.70’N 01°53.30’E
Ensco 80 58°08.90’N 03°01.20’W
Maersk Intrepid 58°25.10’N 01°42.90’E
Maersk Integrator 58°34.30’N 01°41.80’E
Deepsea Atlantic 58°47.00’N 02°35.50’E
Rowan Viking 58°50.60’N 02°14.90’E
Wilphoenix 59°26.90’N 01°37.20’E
Transocean Arctic 59°34.60’N 01°55.30’E
Maersk Gallant 59°34.90’N 01°39.40’E
Safe Boreas 59°35.20’N 01°03.20’E
Noble Lloyd Noble 59°35.40’N 01°03.40’E
Maersk Interceptor 59°52.40’N 02°37.70’E
Transocean Leader 59°56.90’N 01°15.80’E
Deepsea Aberdeen 60°19.90’N 04°06.30’W
West Phoenix 60°37.70’N 03°00.90’W
Paul B Loyd Jr 60°40.20’N 02°23.70’W
Safe Scandinavia 60°41.90’N 02°55.90’E
Songa Endurance 60°46.50’N 03°26.30’E
COSL Promoter 60°50.60’N 03°37.80’E
West Elara 61°02.30’N 02°20.30’E
Transocean 712 61°19.40’N 01°32.10’E
Bideford Dolphin 61°29.10’N 02°13.20’E
Deepsea Stavanger64°58.50’N 06°58.60’E

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 25 October 2017 15:59

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Maersk Resiliant 55°31.80’N 05°00.30’E
Noble Sam Turner 55°32.30’N 05°01.90’E
Maersk Guardian 55°43.30’N 04°48.10’E
Maersk Innovator 56°22.60’N 03°15.50’E
Ocean Valiant 56°23.70’N 02°15.30’E
Ensco 100 56°46.40’N 00°46.40’E
Ensco 120 56°51.00’N 02°15.30’E
Ocean Patriot 56°55.10’N 01°01.50’E
Rowan Gorilla V 56°58.00’N 01°52.20’E
Safe Caledonia 57°00.57’N 01°49.97’E
Prospector 5 57°00.73’N 01°50.41’E
Noble Hans Deul 57°01.90’N 01°57.30’E
Maersk Highlander 57°11.70’N 01°54.80’E
Stena Spey 57°17.80’N 01°21.90’E
Rowan Norway 57°22.50’N 01°23.00’E
Paragon MSS157°57.01’N 01°12.75’E

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