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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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Suspended Wellheads - New Suspended Well(s)   [Area One]

First Published: 10 August 2018   Last Updated: 10 August 2018 13:38

Please note the new suspended wellhead below, which should be marked on your fishing plotter and Kingfisher Yellow Card.

  Well Number
3/3b-13Y
  Operator
AGR Well Management
  Location
60°56.671’N 01°33.686’E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Gavin Kerr, AGR Well Management Ltd, +44 (0)1224 629156, gavin.kerr@agr.com

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

First Published: 10 August 2018   Last Updated: 10 August 2018 13:34

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
Well
  Position a)
61°01.991’N 001°07.596’E
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
Pelican Field

For further information, please contact: Natasha Dolecki, Taqa Bratani Limited, +44(0)1224 737633 , Natasha.Dolecki@taqaglobal.com

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area Two]

First Published: 10 August 2018   Last Updated: 10 August 2018 13:31

  Development: Glengorm 22/21c-M
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Paragon Prospector 5 20-08-2018 31-01-2019 Glengorm 22/21c-M
57°10.644'N 001°07.066'E
WGS84 ERRV: Esvagt Capri

For further information, please contact: John Campbell, Anatec Limited, +44 1224 253700, aberdeen@anatec.com

Suspended Wellheads - Abandoned Suspended Well(s)   [Area Three]

First Published: 10 August 2018   Last Updated: 10 August 2018 13:28

Please note the suspended wellhead below has now been abandoned and no longer represents a danger to fishing activities. Please remove the well from your fishing plotter and Kingfisher Yellow Card.

  Well Number
50/26a-D1,D2,D3,2
  Location
53°08.464’N  03°02.576’E 
53°08.466’N  03°02.574’E 
53°08.462’N  03°02.577’E 
53°08.420’N  03°02.481’E 
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Mark Ryan, Petrofac, +44(0)1224 247 000, mark.ryan@petrofac.com

Seabed Activity - Decommissioning Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 10 August 2018   Last Updated: 10 August 2018 13:24

  Development: ST-1 Platform
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Decommissioning of Subsea Infrastructure 25-08-2018 15-09-2018 ST-1 Platform
53°50.586’N 02°52.158’E  
WGS84 EDT Jane

For further information, please contact: Susan MacKenzie, Spirit Energy, +44 (0)1224 415 583, susan.mackenzie@spirit-energy.com

Suspended Wellheads - Abandoned Suspended Well(s)   [Area Three]

First Published: 10 August 2018   Last Updated: 10 August 2018 10:59

Please note the suspended wellhead below has now been abandoned and no longer represents a danger to fishing activities. Please remove the well from your fishing plotter and Kingfisher Yellow Card.

  Well Number
49/28a
  Operator
Petrofac
  Location
53°06.009'N 002°28.647'E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Mark Ryan, Petrofac, +44(0)1224 247 000, mark.ryan@petrofac.com

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

First Published: 10 August 2018   Last Updated: 10 August 2018 10:57

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
Pipeline Span
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
4.3 x 1.3, 6.4 x 1.0, 8.8 x 1.0
  Position a)
53°22.225’N 03°22.162’W
53°22.228’N 03°22.166’W
53°22.230’N 03°22.171’W
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Rajesh Kumar, ENI UK, +44 (0)1352 842200, rajesh.kumar@external.eni.com

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 10 August 2018   Last Updated: 10 August 2018 10:52

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
Aoka Mizu FPSO
  Location Name
Lancaster
  Rig Position
60°10.79'N 03°52.20'W
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°10.69'N 03°50.98'W
Anchor 2 - 60°10.66'N 03°50.99'W
Anchor 3 - 60°10.63'N 03°51.01'W
Anchor 4 - 60°10.60'N 03°51.03'W
Anchor 5 - 60°10.26'N 03°53.09'W
Anchor 6 - 60°10.28'N 03°53.14'W
Anchor 7 - 60°10.31'N 03°53.19'W
Anchor 8 - 60°10.34'N 03°53.24'W
Anchor 9 - 60°11.37'N 03°52.62'W
Anchor 10 - 60°11.38'N 03°52.56'W
Anchor 11 - 60°11.39'N 03°52.50'W
Anchor 12 - 60°11.40'N 03°52.44'W
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 10 August 2018   Last Updated: 10 August 2018 10:48

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
Ocean Valiant
  Location Name
9/19
  Rig Position
59°20.414'N 001°37.393'E
Position
Anchor 1 - 59°20.265'N 001°35.287'E
Anchor 2 - 59°20.535'N 001°35.277'E
Anchor 3 - 59°21.492'N 001°37.674'E
Anchor 4 - 59°21.432'N 001°38.134'E
Anchor 5 - 59°20.607'N 001°39.378'E
Anchor 6 - 59°20.325'N 001°39.409'E
Anchor 7 - 59°19.384'N 001°37.211'E
Anchor 8 - 59°19.466'N 001°36.594'E
Anchor 9 - 59°20.763'N 001°35.378'E
Anchor 10 - 59°21.493'N 001°37.146'E
Anchor 11 - 59°20.009'N 001°39.251'E
Anchor 12 - 59°19.418'N 001°37.914'E
  Datum
WGS84

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 10 August 2018 10:24

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Maersk Resilient 55°32.20’N 05°01.90’E
Maersk Guardian 55°42.90’N 04°44.90’E
Noble Sam Turner 55°48.20’N 04°33.60’E
Maersk Resolve 55°52.80’N 04°13.90’E
Transocean Leader 56°11.90’N 02°45.90’E
Ensco 120 56°43.50’N 02°12.50’E
Ensco 100 56°44.60’N 00°40.70’E
Rowan Gorilla V 56°58.02’N 01°52.19’E
Maersk Interceptor 57°04.30’N 03°03.80’E
West Phoenix 57°10.00’N 00°49.50’E
Maersk Highlander 57°11.70’N 01°54.80’E
Ensco 101 57°24.30’N 01°35.90’E
COSL Pioneer 57°50.90’N 00°38.60’W
Paul B Loyd Jnr57°58.20’N 00°53.70’E

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