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Rig List   [Area Five]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 14 July 2017 14:48

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Seafox 1 53°37.60’N 03°40.30’W
Irish Sea Pioneer 53°37.90’N 03°10.60’W
GMS Endurance 53°51.80’N 03°37.10’W
Seafox 254°05.60’N 03°51.40’W

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 04 July 2017   Last Updated: 04 July 2017 15:50

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
Transocean Spitsbergen
  Location Name
Mariner
  Rig Position
59°34.450' N 01°08.010' E
Position
Anchor 1 - 59°35.055' N 01°07.420' E
Anchor 2 - 59°35.094' N 01°08.395' E
Anchor 3 - 59°34.740' N 01°09.202' E
Anchor 4 - 59°34.306' N 01°09.313' E
Anchor 5 - 59°33.842' N 01°08.598' E
Anchor 6 - 59°33.804' N 01°07.623' E
Anchor 7 - 59°34.076' N 01°06.524' E
Anchor 8 - 59°34.646' N 01°06.735' E
Anchor 9 -
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 08 June 2017   Last Updated: 04 July 2017 15:48

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
Deepsea Aberdeen
  Location Name
Schiehallion West
  Rig Position
60°20.040'N 004°02.328'W
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°19.266'N 004°09.180'W
Anchor 2 - 60°20.448'N 004°09.030'W
Anchor 3 - 60°21.264'N 004°07.320'W
Anchor 4 - 60°21.096'N 004°04.992'W
Anchor 5 - 60°20.424'N 004°03.684'W
Anchor 6 - 60°19.452'N 004°03.864'W
Anchor 7 - 60°17.904'N 004°04.404'W
Anchor 8 - 60°18.402'N 004°07.392'W
  Datum
WGS84

Seismic Surveys   [Area One]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 04 July 2017 15:32

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Total E&P UK Limited
TBA
                
61°10.219'N 002°30.948'W
61°01.536'N 002°19.358'W
60°39.916'N 003°33.227'W
60°48.681'N 003°43.654'W
WGS84
214, 205, 206
15-04-2017 31-08-2017
23
Shearwater
Polar Duchess - 5BJC3
Polar Express - LAER7
MV Andrea - YJTK5
St John - YJQT9
Ocean Mermaid - C6BI8
Sanco Sky - ZDHW8
                
63°26.781'N 000°01.721'E
62°15.322'N 001°11.564'E
62°29.409'N 000°14.516'W
63°06.914'N 000°27.443'W
WGS84
218, 219, 220,
222, 223
15-04-2017 15-07-2017
90
Gardline Geosurvey Limited
Gardline Ocean Reliance
HP6391
                
57°55.365'N 000°52.420'E
57°57.243'N 000°48.724'E
57°58.997'N 000°51.988'E
58°16.680'N 000°16.990'E
58°16.965'N 000°12.107'E
58°18.076'N 000°12.019'E
58°17.834'N 000°17.294'E
57°59.119'N 000°55.900'E
58°03.898'N 001°08.724'E
58°03.072'N 001°10.351'E
WGS84
21; 22; 15; 16
24-04-2017 30-06-2017
16
Gardline Geosurvey Ltd
MV Kommandor
PBQW
                
59°35.849’N   01°39.467’E
59°35.932’N   01°47.967’E
59°31.623’N   01°48.121’E
59°31.540’N   01°39.638’E
WGS84
9
01-05-2017 31-10-2017
4
FairfieldNodal
MV Ocean Pearl
C6ZW$
GeoWave Commander
LAKY6
Shemarah II
9120889
                
60°51.310'N 002°28.091'W
60°45.750'N 002°17.308'W
60°41.927'N 002°21.660'W
60°41.038'N 002°24.544'W
60°36.993'N 002°33.213'W
60°38.474'N 002°36.087'W
60°38.362'N 002°37.095'W
60°41.645'N 002°43.491'W
WGS84
206
15-05-2017 30-08-2017
100
Fugro
Fugro Venturer
C6CG3
1550m
3m
61°21.304'N 001°44.195'W
61°29.771'N 001°25.736'W
61°36.961'N 001°40.154'W
61°28.463'N 001°58.619'W
WGS84
208
01-06-2017 30-09-2017
12
Fugro Survey Ltd
Mv Fugro Merdian
C6QR4
                
58°45.419'N 001°30.869'E
58°47.035'N 001°30.940'E
58°47.071'N 001°27.827'E
58°45.455'N 001°27.759'E
WGS84
16
07-06-2017 30-09-2017
3.5
Maersk Oil North Sea Uk Ltd
MV WG Magellan
4300m
18m
57°58.518'N 002°25.455'W
58°00.363'N 001°38.491'W
58°11.693'N 001°39.953'W
58°15.308'N 001°54.491'W
58°14.680'N 002°10.553'W
58°10.274'N 002°27.230'W
WGS84
12; 13; 18; 19
12-06-2017 30-10-2017
30
WesternGeco Limited
MV WG Amundsen - 5BXE2
MV WG Magellan - 5BPK2
MV WG Columbus - 5BNS2
MV WG Vespucci - 5BXF2
                
60°44.747'N 002°54.058'W
60°28.907'N 002°51.595'W
60°15.552'N 002°30.944'W
59°35.628'N 004°02.055'W
60°02.400'N 004°45.355'W
60°14.047'N 004°17.031'W
60°38.236'N 004°11.518'W
61°00.664'N 003°17.674'W
WGS84
202; 203; 204
205; 206
15-06-2017 31-10-2017
93
Schlumberger
                
60°37.678'N 003°00.894'W
WGS84
205/15
01-07-2017 01-01-2018
1
Fugro Survey Ltd
Mv Fugro Galaxy
1400m
3m
58°18.700'N 001°27.017'E
58°25.167'N 001°26.733'E
58°25.300'N 001°39.833'E
58°18.833'N 001°39.300'E
WGS84
UK 16/18a
Norway 15/8
01-07-2017 31-08-2017
1
PGS Exploration (UK) Ltd
Sanco Swift
ZDKY8
8100m
25m
60°50.834'N 001°16.953'E
60°51.173'N 001°53.238'E
60°29.993'N 001°57.392'E
60°28.910'N 001°57.602'E
60°27.292'N 001°56.903'E
60°26.076'N 000°25.716'E
60°28.459'N 000°24.007'E
60°47.718'N 000°13.571'E
60°50.764'N 000°14.591'E
60°51.741'N 001°12.172'E
60°51.807'N 001°16.874'E
WGS84
2; 3
03-07-2017 01-11-2017
42
PGS Exploration (UK) Ltd
Sanco Swift
ZDKY8
8100m
25m
60°50.834'N 001°16.953'E
60°51.173'N 001°53.238'E
60°29.993'N 001°57.392'E
60°28.910'N 001°57.602'E
60°27.292'N 001°56.903'E
60°26.076'N 000°25.716'E
60°28.459'N 000°24.007'E
60°47.718'N 000°13.571'E
60°50.764'N 000°14.591'E
60°51.741'N 001°12.172'E
60°51.807'N 001°16.874'E
WGS84
2; 3
03-07-2017 01-11-2017
1
Oceana
MV Neptune
TFNX
                
58°26.000'N  00°45.500'E
58°26.000'N  01°09.500'E
58°07.500'N  01°09.500'E
58°07.500'N  00°45.500'E
WGS84
                
06-07-2017
                
Oceana
MV Neptune
TFNX
                
59°09.300'N  01°06.100'E
59°09.300'N  01°49.500'E
58°46.600'N  01°49.500'E
58°46.600'N  01°06.100'E
WGS84
                
07-07-2017 07-08-2017
                
Statoil
                
59°01.215'N 001°21.061'E
WGS84
9
15-07-2017 31-12-2017
0.75

Seismic Surveys   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 04 July 2017 13:55

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Total E&P UK Limited
TBA
                
57°00.695'N 001°50.310'E
                
22
15-02-2017 01-08-2017
1
PGS Exploration (UK) Ltd
Ramform Vanguard
9188714
                
57°50.484'N 001°11.982'E
58°01.038'N 001°51.440'E
57°54.300'N 001°57.979'E
57°19.459'N 002°15.040'E
57°05.838'N 001°26.734'E
                
22; 23
01-04-2017 30-09-2017
84
CGG  Services S. A
Geo Coral
FIPH
8000m
50m
56°49.920'N 001°40.273'E
56°49.570'N 002°29.826'E
56°44.150'N 002°32.509'E
56°35.660'N 002°36.710'E
56°32.011'N 002°41.295'E
56°26.577'N 002°48.087'E
56°27.108'N 000°44.092'E
56°43.780'N 000°43.978'E
56°43.832'N 001°13.992'E
56°47.135'N 001°13.997'E
                
28; 29; 30
01-05-2017 30-11-2017
37
Gardline Geosurvey Ltd
MV Ocean  Reliance - J8B2707
MV Kommnader - PBQW
MV Ocean Researcher - GDLS
1200m
3m
57°51.235'N 000°46.893'E
57°49.200'N 000°54.018'E
57°45.401'N 000°50.204'E
57°47.433'N 000°43.089'E
                
21
01-05-2017 31-10-2017
4
Baker Hughes Wireline
TBC
2m
4m
57°11.445'N 001°53.982'E
                
22
04-05-2017 31-12-2017
2
Total E&P UK Limited
TBA
5500m
8m
56°53.909'N 001°33.475'E
57°08.606'N 001°57.103'E
57°02.196'N 002°10.529'E
56°47.585'N 001°46.433'E
                
29; 22
15-05-2017 15-10-2017
30
Total E&P UK Limited
TBA
5500m
8m
56°53.909'N 001°33.475'E
57°08.606'N 001°57.103'E
57°02.196'N 002°10.529'E
56°47.585'N 001°46.433'E
                
29; 22
15-05-2017 15-10-2017
30
Total E&P UK Limited
TBA
5500m
7m
56°53.910'N 001°33.474'E
57°08.611'N 001°57.108'E
57°03.361'N 002°08.091'E
56°48.660'N 001°44.241'E
                
29; 22
15-05-2017 15-10-2017
10
Fugro Survey Ltd
Mv Fugro Merdian
C6QR4
                
56°54.224'N 000°59.904'E
56°55.840'N 000°59.947'E
56°55.816'N 001°02.904'E
56°54.199'N 001°02.859'E
                
29
01-06-2017 30-09-2017
3
Bibby Hydromap
Proteus of Liverpool
2HBL7
                
57°34.720'N 001°49.700'W
57°34.453'N 001°44.413'W
                
19
01-06-2017 30-09-2017
3
Fugro Survey Ltd
Mv Fugro Merdian
C6QR4
                
57°09.556'N 001°43.165'E
57°11.172'N 001°43.240'E
57°11.131'N 001°46.216'E
57°09.514'N 001°46.139'E
                
22
01-06-2017 30-09-2017
3
Fugro Survey Ltd
Mv Fugro Merdian
C6QR4
                
57°07.304'N 001°00.437'E
57°11.077'N 001°00.540'E
57°11.129'N 000°53.592'E
57°07.357'N 000°53.502'E
                
21; 22
03-06-2017 30-09-2017
4.5
Fugro Survey Ltd
Mv Fugro Merdian
C6QR4
                
57°05.830'N 000°50.297'E
57°04.213'N 000°50.260'E
57°05.802'N 000°54.258'E
57°04.186'N 000°54.218'E
                
                
09-06-2017 30-09-2017
1.5
Fugro Survey Ltd
Mv Fugro Merdian
C6QR4
                
57°08.023'N 001°49.600'E
57°08.066'N 001°46.628'E
57°09.682'N 001°46.705'E
57°09.640'N 001°49.680'E
                
                
10-06-2017 30-09-2017
3.5
Fugro Survey Ltd
Mv Fugro Merdian
C6QR4
                
57°39.225'N 001°18.081'E
57°39.182'N 001°22.101'E
57°37.069'N 001°18.004'E
57°37.027'N 001°22.020'E
                
                
11-06-2017 30-09-2017
3
Havla Shipping ASA
Havila Subsea - LGSY3
                
57°10.676'N 001°06.450'E
57°10.657'N 001°06.418'E
57°10.683'N 001°06.424'E
                
22
23-06-2017 01-10-2017
1
MMT
M/V Franklin
SEIN
                
UK Area
57°28.362'N 001°43.853'W
57°33.576'N 001°33.841'W
57°41.499'N 001°01.583'W
58°18.183'N 000°57.387'E
58°25.614'N 001°29.174'E

Norwegian Area
59°35.769'N 005°18.812'E
59°36.407'N 005°16.377'E
59°31.399'N 005°15.091'E
59°31.023'N 005°12.921'E
59°31.296'N 005°13.002'E
59°33.439'N 005°11.419'E
59°32.622'N 005°00.470'E
58°49.464'N 003°01.409'E
59°29.038'N 005°12.141'E
59°27.436'N 004°57.100'E
58°33.337'N 002°12.599'E
58°25.614'N 001°29.174'E
                
                
26-06-2017 26-07-2017
28
Oceana
MV Neptune
TFNX
                
55°55.025'N  02°08.958'W
56°07.000'N  02°08.958'W
56°07.000'N  00°47.200'W
55°06.735'N  00°47.200'W
55°06.735'N  01°29.917'W
                
                
28-06-2017
                
Oceana
MV Neptune
TFNX
                
57°41.758'N  02°18.000'W
58°00.000'N  02°18.000'W
58°00.000'N  00°55.800'W
56°53.305'N  00°55.800'W
56°53.305'N  02°12.917'W
                
                
29-06-2017 02-07-2017
                
Oceana
MV Neptune
TFNX
                
56°58.467'N  00°08.617'E
56°58.467'N  01°07.650'E
56°12.900'N  01°07.650'E
56°12.900'N  00°08.617'E
                
                
03-07-2017 05-07-2017
                
Gardline Geosurvey Ltd
MV Ocean  Reliance - J8B2707
1300m
3m
58°01.489'N 000°48.185'E
57°57.881'N 000°48.406'E
57°57.755'N 000°41.313'E
58°01.363'N 000°41.080'E
57°56.418'N 000°33.773'E
57°52.997'N 000°31.954'E
57°54.399'N 000°22.604'E
57°57.822'N 000°24.410'E
                
21; 15
10-07-2017 31-08-2017
14
Fugro Survey Ltd
Mv Fugro Venturer
C6CG3
                
57°07.253'N 002°01.473'E
57°05.655'N 002°09.890'E
57°02.094'N 002°07.603'E
57°03.690'N 001°59.198'E
                
21
15-07-2017 20-08-2017
10

Seismic Surveys   [Area Three]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 03 July 2017 14:18

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°27.974'N 001°54.431'E
53°28.110'N 001°55.570'E
53°27.455'N 001°55.789'E
53°27.319'N 001°54.651'E
WGS84
48
10-04-2017 30-09-2017
2
Bibby Hydromap
Proteus of Liverpool
2HBL7
1300m
3m
52°52.188'N 001°27.315'E
52°55.187'N 001°27.598'E
WGS84
52
01-05-2017 31-08-2017
5
Fugro Survey Ltd
Mv Fugro Merdian
C6QR4
                
53°27.489'N 001°52.168'E
53°27.461'N 001°53.974'E
53°26.382'N 001°53.926'E
53°26.411'N 001°52.121'E
WGS84
48
02-06-2017 30-09-2017
3
Fugro Survey Ltd
Mv Fugro Merdian
C6QR4
                
53°07.036'N 002°03.066'E
53°07.005'N 002°04.858'E
53°05.927'N 002°04.806'E
53°05.958'N 002°03.015'E
WGS84
49
02-06-2017 30-09-2017
3
Fugro Survey Ltd
Fugro Ventura
C6CG3
100m
3m
53°18.216'N 001°19.455'E
53°15.226'N 002°05.359'E
52°51.567'N 001°27.429'E
WGS84
48; 49
08-07-2017 31-10-2017
49
Polarcus DMCC
Polarcus Asima
C6XK6
6000m / 15m
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
WGS84
42; 43; 47; 48
31-07-2017
2

Seismic Surveys   [Area Five]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 03 July 2017 14:10

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd
Titan Endeavour
2ELT9
Titan Discovery
2HCR3
N/A
51°33.910'N 004°20.098'E
51°35.168'N 003°59.993'E
51°35.388'N 003°53.879'E
51°35.050'N 003°49.983'E
51°34.113'N 003°46.904'E
51°29.407'N 003°43.826'E
51°26.930'N 003°54.128'E
51°30.130'N 004°19.851'E
WGS84
                
01-04-2017 31-07-2017
                

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area Four]

First Published: 20 June 2017   Last Updated: 20 June 2017 14:52

  Development: 53/6-A
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
M/V Stena Icemax 15-06-2017 15-08-2017 53/6-A
50°47.003'N 012°58.701'W
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Eimear, Sinbad Offshore Support Ltd, +353 749 741 472 , eimear@sinbadoffshore.com

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area Five]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 19 June 2017 14:41

  Development: Lennox Field 110/15L
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Irish Sea Pioneer 30-05-2017 31-10-2017 Lennox Field 110/15L
53°37.881'N 003°10.595'W
WGS84

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

Deployment of Buoys - New Buoy   [Area Five]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 19 June 2017 14:31

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

  Buoy Type
Mooring Buoy
  Buoy Characteristics
Fl(5)Y.20s
  Location
51°29.253'N 004°06.674'W
  Datum
WGS84
  Deployment Date
2017-06-12
  Recovery Date
2017-07-31

For further information, please contact: Mark Jenner, Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd, +44 1656 673673 , mark.jenner@titansurveys.co.uk

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