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Offshore News

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

First Published: 22 May 2018   Last Updated: 22 May 2018 12:00

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)
37m x 1m
  Position a)
53°01.482'N 001°43.673'E
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
Hewett Bacton

For further information, please contact: John Entwistle , Eni, 020 7344 6342 , John.Entwistle@eni.com

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

First Published: 22 May 2018   Last Updated: 22 May 2018 12:00

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

  Well Number
211/23b-11
  Operator
Fairfield Energy
  Location
61°16.210'N 001°25.962'E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Fairfield Energy, +44 (0)1224 320708

Seabed Activity - Decommissioning Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 25 April 2018   Last Updated: 25 April 2018 12:16

  Development: Miller Platform
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Decommissioning of Platform 15-05-2018 31-08-2018 Miller Platform
58°45.000'N 001°19.800'E
WGS84 Saipem S7000 Heavy Lift Vessel

For further information, please contact: Alistair Bridges, Petrofac Facilities Management Ltd, +44(0)1224 345425, alistair.bridges2@petrofac.com

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area One]

First Published: 25 April 2018   Last Updated: 25 April 2018 12:12

  Development: Maria Field 16/29a
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Rowan Gorilla VII 16/29a
58°01.663'N 001°42.908'E
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Norman Deans, Chrysaor North Sea Ltd, +44 1224 086000 , norman.deans@chrysaor.com

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area One]

First Published: 25 April 2018   Last Updated: 25 April 2018 12:11

  Development: Cambo
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
West Hercules 25-04-2018 30-06-2018 Cambo
60°49.119'N 004°09.241'W
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Gavin Kerr, AGR, +44 1224 629 000, Gavin.kerr@agr.com

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area Three]

First Published: 25 April 2018   Last Updated: 25 April 2018 10:43

  Development: Chiswick Field
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Noble Hans Deul 20-04-2018 31-12-2018 Chiswick Field
53°56.390'N 002°44.828'E
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Lyndsay Arthur, Spirit Energy, +44(0) 1224 415 150, lyndsay.arthur@spirit-energy.com

Rig List   [Area One]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 25 April 2018 10:38

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
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
COSL Innovator 58°48.50’N 02°16.10’E
Rowan Viking 58°50.60’N 02°14.90’E
Wilphoenix 59°32.00’N 01°24.40’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
Safe Scandinavia 60°41.90’N 02°55.90’E
Songa Equinox 60°48.30’N 03°33.20’E
Songa Endurance 60°52.60’N 03°29.60’E
COSL Promoter 60°55.90’N 03°39.80’E
Ocean Guardian 60°56.70’N 01°33.80’E
West Elara 61°02.30’N 02°20.30’E
Transocean 712 61°19.40’N 01°32.10’E
Deepsea Atlantic 61°26.10’N 02°35.20’E
Songa Enabler 61°33.20’N 02°15.20’E
Transocean Arctic61°45.57’N 02°35.16’E

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 25 April 2018 10:38

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Maersk Resiliant 55°34.80’N 04°45.40’E
Maersk Guardian 55°43.30’N 04°48.10’E
Noble Sam Turner 55°48.20’N 04°33.60’E
Maersk Innovator 56°22.60’N 03°15.50’E
Ensco 120 56°43.50’N 02°12.50’E
Ensco 100 56°46.40’N 00°46.40’E
Rowan Gorilla V 56°58.02’N 01°52.19’E
Maersk Interceptor 56°58.90’N 02°57.50’E
Ocean Patriot 57°10.70’N 02°15.20’E
Maersk Highlander 57°11.70’N 01°54.80’E
Paul Loyd Jnr 57°17.40’N 01°22.40’E
Stena Spey 57°17.80’N 01°21.90’E
COSL Pioneer57°50.50’N 00°36.30’W

Rig List   [Area Three]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 25 April 2018 10:37

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Maersk Resolve 52°52.30’N 04°10.20’E
Seafox 4 53°04.60’N 02°11.10’E
590021 53°14.00’N 03°14.50’E
Ensco 122 53°14.40’N 04°05.00’E
Prospector 1 53°40.00’N 06°17.70’E
Seafox 1 53°42.20’N 01°09.00’E
Paragon B391 53°50.50’N 02°52.10’E
Ensco 92 54°12.20’N 02°27.10’E
Ensco 121 54°35.70’N 00°26.00’E
Ensco 101 54°36.00’N 02°11.80’E

Rig List   [Area Five]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 25 April 2018 10:33

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Irish Sea Pioneer 53°32.20’N 03°34.80’W
GMS Endurance 53°53.50’N 03°37.50’W

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