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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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Seabed Activity - Decommissioning Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 30 January 2017   Last Updated: 30 January 2017 10:38

  Development: Devenick
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Decommissioning of Wellhead 26-01-2017 11-03-2017 9/29a-1
59°09.851'N 001°37.966'E
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Derek Harrold, TAQA Bratani, 44 1224 275557, derek.harrold@taqaglobal.com

Seismic Surveys   [Area Five]

First Published: 10 April 2014   Last Updated: 30 January 2017 10:19

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Polarcus DMCC
Polarcus Asima
C6XK6
                
54°04.904'N 001°03.830'E
54°04.838'N 001°47.764'E
53°44.071'N 001°47.648'E
53°43.703'N 000°53.830'E
53°53.904'N 000°53.680'E
53°53.753'N 000°15.779'E
53°59.903'N 000°11.829'E
54°02.803'N 000°14.929'E
54°06.937'N 000°15.528'E
54°14.754'N 000°15.378'E
54°14.921'N 001°03.746'E
                
42; 43; 47; 48
01-10-2016 31-01-2017
2
Fugro Survey B.V
Fugro Pioneer
C6BH3
                
54°14.543'N 002°30.897'E
54°14.546'N 002°31.818'E
54°15.625'N 002°31.805'E
54°15.621'N 002°30.884'E
                
44
18-11-2016 31-01-2017
3
Gardline
MV Titan Discovery
ZQZ15
                
52°19.980'N 001°41.080'E
52°23.290'N 001°43.130'E
52°23.260'N 001°45.000'E
52°19.980'N 001°41.080'E
                
                
01-12-2016 31-01-2017
                
Gardline
MV Titan Discovery
2HCR3
MV Titan Endeavour
2ELT9
                
52°05.210'N 001°34.800'E
52°16.860'N 001°37.750'E
52°19.980'N 001°41.080'E
52°19.980'N 001°44.220'E
52°03.210'N 001°39.140'E
                
                
01-01-2017 31-03-2017
                
Bibby Hydromap
Bibby Tethra
2EGF8
                
53°25.104'N 001°15.869'E
53°25.117'N 001°16.774'E
53°24.566'N 001°15.892'E
54°24.580'N 001°16.795'E
53°33.024'N 001°21.085'E
53°33.038'N 001°21.998'E
53°32.483'N 001°21.103'E
53°32.496'N 001°22.019'E
53°24.841'N 001°16.341'E
53°24.558'N 001°22.418'E
53°24.396'N 001°22.480'E
53°32.762'N 001°21.544'E
                
48
20-01-2017 28-02-2017
6
Bibby Hydromap
Bibby Tethra
2EGF8
                
54°27.183'N 002°28.315'E
54°27.187'N 002°29.243'E
54°26.641'N 002°28.322'E
54°26.641'N 002°29.250'E
                
44
20-01-2017 28-02-2017
1
Bibby Hydromap
Bibby Tethra
2EGF8
                
54°07.079'N 000°27.122'E
54°07.099'N 000°28.039'E
54°06.540'N 000°27.155'E
54°06.560'N 000°28.072'E
                
42
20-01-2017 28-02-2017
1
Gavin Hulmston
TBC
                
54°03.244'N 001°01.985'E
                
43
23-01-2017 28-05-2017
1
Fugro Survey
Fugro Galaxy
C6YY4
3m
600m
54°34.381'N 001°18.744'E
54°33.573'N 001°22.067'E
54°30.056'N 001°17.996'E
54°31.896'N 001°14.674'E
                
43
25-01-2017 05-04-2017
7
Fugro Survey
Fugro Galaxy
C6YY4
3m
600m
54°29.300'N 001°21.779'E
54°27.193'N 001°25.565'E
53°24.710'N 001°21.502'E
53°26.814'N 001°17.716'E
                
43
25-01-2017 05-04-2017
7

Seismic Surveys   [Area Two]

First Published: 30 April 2012   Last Updated: 30 January 2017 9:42

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Fugro GeoConsulting
Bucentaur - C6SU4
                
56°43.584'N 002°05.290'E
56°43.596'N 002°05.277'E
56°43.569'N 002°05.284'E
56°43.587'N 002°05.318'E
                
30
17-12-2016 31-01-2017
37
TBC
3m
75m
57°21.228'N 001°20.789'E
57°21.294'N 001°25.173'E
57°23.661'N 001°25.073'E
57°23.594'N 001°20.673'E
                
22
22-01-2017 22-03-2017
3
TBC
3m
75m
57°19.444'N 001°18.139'E
57°15.127'N 001°18.340'E
57°15.228'N 001°26.290'E
57°19.544'N 001°26.106'E
                
22
22-01-2017 22-03-2017
3

Seismic Surveys   [Area One]

First Published: 30 April 2012   Last Updated: 30 January 2017 9:41

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Gardline Geosurvey Limited
Ocean Reliance
J8B2707
                
59°35.849'N 001°39.467'E
59°35.932'N 001°47.967'E
59°31.623'N 001°48.121'E
59°31.540'N 001°39.638'E
                
9
23-09-2016 30-04-2017
4
Baker Hughes Wireline
Ocean Valiant
V7EB7
                
59°20.232'N 001°36.301'E
                
9
20-10-2016 28-02-2017
1
Gardline Geosurvey
TBC
                
60°13.448'N 003°55.732'E
60°13.498'N 003°48.152'E
60°08.869'N 003°55.603'E
60°08.919'N 003°48.040'E
59°26.264'N 001°35.804'E
59°24.648'N 001°35.871'E
59°24.613'N 001°32.701'E
                
205
21-11-2016 31-01-2017
4
Schlumberger Oilfield UK plc
Transocean Spitsbergen
V7ZS8
                
60°15.603'N 003°32.900'W
                
205
01-01-2017 28-02-2017
1
Fugro Survey Ltd
M V Fugro Galaxy
C6YY4
400m
4m
58°28.100'N 001°09.766'W
58°28.232'N 001°05.663'W
58°25.950'N 001°09.512'W
58°26.082'N 001°05.412'W
                
13
01-02-2017 14-03-2017
5

Rig List   [Area One]

First Published: 13 April 2012   Last Updated: 30 January 2017 9:39

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Sedco 712 58°02.00’N 00°43.70’E
Blackford Dolphin 58°18.10’N 01°42.40’E
Maersk Integrator 58°34.30’N 01°41.80’E
Wilphoenix 58°50.10’N 01°11.50’E
Rowan Viking 58°50.60’N 02°14.90’E
Maersk Interceptor 58°55.30’N 02°11.80’E
Deepsea Atlantic 58°55.50’N 02°24.50’E
Ocean Valiant 59°20.30’N 01°36.40’E
Transocean Arctic 59°29.70’N 01°57.90’E
Ocean Patriot 59°32.00’N 01°24.40’E
Noble Lloyd Noble 59°35.40’N 01°03.40’E
Transocean Leader 59°53.90’N 01°16.90’E
Rowan Gorilla 5 60°03.71’N 01°59.13’E
Transocean Spitsbergen 60°15.60’N 03°32.80’W
Deepsea Aberdeen 60°20.00’N 04°06.00’W
Maersk Intrepid 60°30.30’N 02°00.80’E
Safe Scandinavia 60°41.90’N 02°55.90’E
Flotel Victory 60°44.20’N 02°29.90’W
Songa Equinox 60°49.80’N 03°34.20’E
COSL Promoter 60°52.50’N 03°29.60’E
West Elara 61°02.30’N 02°20.30’E
Bideford Dolphin 61°16.60’N 02°07.10’E
Paul B Loyd Jr 61°40.10’N 01°22.20’E
Scarabeo 564°15.70’N 07°13.40’E

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 13 April 2012   Last Updated: 30 January 2017 9:38

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Ensco 71 55°28.70’N 05°06.50’E
Maersk Resilient 55°34.70’N 04°45.60’E
Noble Sam Turner 55°38.40’N 04°53.10’E
Maersk Guardian 55°43.30’N 04°48.00’E
Seafox 5 55°46.10’N 04°38.90’E
Ensco 121 55°52.90’N 04°14.00’E
Maersk Innovator 56°22.60’N 03°15.50’E
COSL Rival 56°41.80’N 02°20.30’E
Ensco 100 56°48.40’N 00°42.30’E
GSF Galaxy 1 57°00.79’N 01°50.37’E
Prospector 5 57°00.80’N 01°50.50’E
Noble Hans Deul 57°01.90’N 01°57.30’E
Maersk Highlander 57°11.70’N 01°54.80’E
Noble Regina Allen 57°27.00’N 01°23.20’E

Rig List   [Area Three]

First Published: 13 April 2012   Last Updated: 30 January 2017 9:36

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Paragon Prospector 1 52°05.40’N 03°58.60’E
Seafox 4 53°03.20’N 02°11.30’E
590021 53°14.00’N 03°14.50’E
Ensco 92 53°14.90’N 02°17.80’E
Atlantic Amsterdam 53°15.30’N 00°52.00’E
Ensco 72 53°23.60’N 04°12.10’E
GMS Endurance 6101 53°32.00’N 02°15.30’E
Rowan Gorilla VII 54°03.30’N 01°02.10’E
Seafox 2 54°04.40’N 00°54.90’E
Ensco 80 54°36.00’N 02°11.80’E
Seafox 7 54°36.00’N 02°11.80’E
Ensco 10154°51.20’N 04°41.80’E

Rig List   [Area Five]

First Published: 08 April 2016   Last Updated: 30 January 2017 9:35

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Irish Sea Pioneer53°37.90’N 03°10.60’W

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

First Published: 18 January 2017   Last Updated: 18 January 2017 15:17

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
Debris
  Position a)
53°39.656’N 000°54.364’E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Susan Mackenzie, Centrica, susan.mackenzie@centrica.com

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