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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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Deployment of Buoys - New Buoy   [Area Two]

First Published: 28 March 2017   Last Updated: 28 March 2017 12:58

Please note a new buoy has been deployed at the following location.

  Buoy Type
Scientific Buoy
  Location
57°10.693'N 002°03.994'W
57°10.689'N 002°03.617'W
57°10.549'N 002°03.274'W
57°10.485'N 002°02.918'W
57°10.435'N 002°02.548'W
57°10.359'N 002°02.205'W
57°10.260'N 002°01.876'W
57°10.141'N 002°01.564'W
57°10.125'N 002°01.247'W
57°09.981'N 002°00.984'W
57°09.820'N 002°00.742'W
57°09.651'N 002°00.531'W
57°09.470'N 002°00.356'W
57°09.281'N 002°00.210'W
57°09.086'N 002°00.094'W
57°08.884'N 002°00.019'W
57°08.681'N 001°59.977'W
57°08.476'N 001°59.972'W
57°08.273'N 001°59.999'W
57°08.072'N 002°00.063'W
57°07.874'N 002°00.162'W
57°07.681'N 002°00.298'W
57°07.498'N 002°00.464'W
57°07.324'N 002°00.662'W
57°07.160'N 002°00.888'W
57°07.010'N 002°01.144'W
57°06.875'N 002°01.423'W
57°06.752'N 002°01.725'W
57°06.646'N 002°02.048'W
57°06.556'N 002°02.387'W
57°06.485'N 002°02.741'W
57°06.436'N 002°03.105'W
57°06.400'N 002°03.476'W
57°06.822'N 002°01.450'W
57°09.550'N 002°00.354'W
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Robert Main, Marine Scotland Science, +44(0)1224 295687, Robert.Main@gov.scot

Deployment of Buoys - New Buoy   [Area Five]

First Published: 28 March 2017   Last Updated: 28 March 2017 12:56

Please note a new buoy has been deployed at the following location.

  Buoy Type
Mooring Buoy
  Location
53°12.150'N 002°51.133'E
53°11.083'N 002°49.017'E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Linda Murray, Orange-Nassau Energie UK Ltd, 01603 567239, linda.murray@onebv.com

Deployment of Buoys - New Buoy   [Area Five]

First Published: 28 March 2017   Last Updated: 28 March 2017 12:53

Please note a new buoy has been deployed at the following location.

  Buoy Type
Scientific Buoy
  Location
51°50.600'N 005°50.200'W
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Cefas, +44(0)1502 562244

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area Five]

First Published: 28 March 2017   Last Updated: 28 March 2017 12:49

  Development: Douglas Field
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Irish Sea Pioneer 01-03-2017 31-03-2017 Lennox Field 110/13HN
53°38.782'N 003°28.686'W
WGS84
Irish Sea Pioneer 04-04-2017 20-04-2017 Douglas Field 110/13D
53°32.232'N 003°34.619'W
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Alec Townley, Petrofac, +44 1352 842353, alec.townley@petrofac.com

Seabed Activity - Decommissioning Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 28 March 2017   Last Updated: 28 March 2017 10:47

  Development: Pelican Field
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Decommissioning of Wellhead 21-03-2017 31-05-2017 PU-p10
61°01.984'N 001°07.740'E
WGS84 Awilco Wilphoenix
Decommissioning of Wellhead 01-04-2017 31-05-2017 PU-p19
61°02.034'N 001°07.773'E
WGS84 Awilco Wilphoenix

For further information, please contact: Mike McMahon, TAQA Bratani, +44 1224 275557, Mike.McMahon@taqaglobal.com

Seabed Activity - Construction/Installation Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 28 March 2017   Last Updated: 28 March 2017 10:30

  Development: Oseberg Field
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Pipeline Installation Oseberg A
60°29.481’N  02°49.539’E 
WGS84 Normand Mermaid
Pipeline Installation Delta L
60°28.054’N  02°40.797’E 
WGS84 Normand Vision
Pipeline Installation Delta P
60°27.385’N  02°41.605’E 
WGS84 Deep Energy
Pipeline Installation Delta O
60°23.978’N  02°40.170’E 
WGS84 Olympic Challenger
Pipeline Installation Vestflanken G4
60°32.226’N  02°41.036’E 
WGS84 Hermod
Pipeline Installation Oseberg H
60°32.878’N  02°43.901’E 
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Annette Veka, Statoil, +47 41 20 23 96

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

First Published: 28 March 2017   Last Updated: 28 March 2017 9:25

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
Berm
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
Width 22.5m Height 2.8m
  Position a)
57°24.661‘N 01°35.731’W
  Position b)
57°24.675‘N 01°39.073’W
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
Forties

For further information, please contact: Nick Strachan, BP, +44 (0)1224 955089, nick.strachan@uk.bp.com

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

First Published: 27 March 2017   Last Updated: 27 March 2017 14:51

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
  Position a)
57°46.17'N 000°53.09'E
  Datum
WGS84

4-5 Large tyres with mud / cement connected by wire

For further information, please contact: Bernie Bennett, Apache, 01590 643986, bbennett@oilandgasuk.co.uk

Seismic Surveys   [Area Five]

First Published: 15 August 2014   Last Updated: 27 March 2017 14:32

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Bibby Hydromap
Bibby Tethra
2EGF8
                
53°37.552'N 003°40.389'W
53°32.234'N 003°34.781'W
WGS84
110
21-02-2017 31-03-2017
5
Fugro GB Marine Ltd
Fugro Seeker
2HCS2
                
53°52.121'N 003°37.370'W
53°52.126'N 003°36.458'W
53°51.587'N 003°36.450'W
53°51.582'N 003°37.362'W
WGS84
110
28-03-2017 30-04-2017
1
Fugro GB Marine Ltd
Fugro Seeker
2HCS2
                
53°56.511'N 003°40.732'W
53°56.514'N 003°40.183'W
53°56.191'N 003°40.178'W
53°56.188'N 003°40.727'W
WGS84
110
28-03-2017 30-04-2017
0.5

Seismic Surveys   [Area Five]

First Published: 10 April 2014   Last Updated: 27 March 2017 14:29

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 31-07-2017
2
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
                
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
Fugro Engineers B.V
                
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
21-02-2017 30-04-2017
5
Fugro Engineers BV
MV Fugro Bucentaur
C6SU4
MV Fugro Pioneer
C6BH3
                
53°13.917'N 002°49.631'E
53°13.509'N 002°50.218'E
53°13.157'N 002°49.538'E
53°13.564'N 002°48.951'E
53°11.720'N 002°51.705'E
53°11.323'N 002°52.311'E
53°10.959'N 002°51.650'E
53°11.356'N 002°51.043'E
53°10.236'N 002°53.744'E
53°10.214'N 002°54.641'E
53°09.676'N 002°54.604'E
53°09.697'N 002°53.708'E
                
49
13-03-2017 01-06-2017
7
Gardline Geosurvey Ltd
Ocean Reliance
HP6391
                
54°38.347'N 001°45.134'E
                
43
19-03-2017 30-04-2017
0.5
Bibby Hydromap
Bibby Tethra
2EGF8
                
53°02.191'N 002°13.513'E
53°02.191'N 002°13.523'E
53°01.646'N 002°12.628'E
53°02.186'N 002°12.620'E
                
49
22-03-2017 31-05-2017
5
Gavin Hulmston
TBC
                
54°03.244'N 001°01.985'E
                
43
23-03-2017 28-05-2017
1

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