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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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Rig List   [Area Five]

First Published: 05 October 2018   Last Updated: 05 October 2018 10:18

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Irish Sea Pioneer53°34.00’N 03°27.30’W

Rig List   [Area One]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 05 October 2018 10:12

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Rowan Viking 58°00.20’N 00°22.70’W
Rowan Gorilla 7 58°01.70’N 01°42.90’E
Ocean Guardian 58°17.60’N 01°50.90’W
Deepsea Atlantic 58°21.80’N 02°32.90’E
Maersk Integrator 58°34.30’N 01°41.80’E
Maersk Intrepid 59°02.20’N 02°13.50’E
Ocean Valliant 59°20.40’N 01°37.50’E
Ocean Patriot 59°27.00’N 01°37.20’E
Deepsea Stavanger 59°30.60’N 02°04.40’E
Safe Boreas 59°35.20’N 01°03.20’E
Noble Lloyd Noble 59°35.40’N 01°03.40’E
Transocean Leader 59°37.50’N 01°44.70’E
Deepsea Aberdeen 60°20.20’N 04°02.10’W
Safe Caledonia 60°44.10’N 02°29.40’W
Songa Endurance 60°48.00’N 03°26.50’E
Songa Equinox 60°54.90’N 03°31.20’E
Stena Don 60°55.90’N 02°14.10’W
COSL Promoter 60°56.60’N 03°34.50’E
Paragon MSS1 61°02.00’N 01°07.80’E
Deepsea Bergen 61°08.90’N 03°17.00’E
Transocean 712 61°17.60’N 01°28.30’E
Scarabeo 864°35.80’N 06°51.30’E

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 05 October 2018 10:09

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
Ensco 120 56°43.50’N 02°12.50’E
Ensco 100 56°44.60’N 00°40.70’E
Blackford Dolphin 56°50.10’N 01°42.90’E
Wilphoenix 56°50.20’N 01°50.90’E
Rowan Gorilla V 56°58.02’N 01°52.19’E
Maersk Interceptor 57°04.30’N 03°03.80’E
Safe Scandinavia 57°06.90’N 02°51.60’E
Prospector 5 57°10.70’N 01°06.60’E
Maersk Highlander 57°11.70’N 01°54.80’E
Ensco 101 57°24.30’N 01°35.90’E
Maersk Innovator 57°48.60’N 00°58.30’W
COSL Pioneer 57°54.00’N 00°36.50’W
Paul B Loyd Jnr57°58.20’N 00°53.70’E

Rig List   [Area Three]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 05 October 2018 10:09

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
GMS Endurance 52°15.00’N 03°30.50’E
Ensco 72 52°53.20’N 02°35.70’E
Seafox 4 53°04.60’N 02°11.10’E
590021 53°14.00’N 03°14.50’E
Seajacks Leviathan 53°14.80’N 02°01.40’E
Ensco 122 53°36.80’N 01°31.60’E
Paragon B391 52°15.00’N 03°30.50’E
Seafox 1 52°53.20’N 02°35.70’E
Paragon C20051 53°04.60’N 02°11.10’E
Noble Hans Deul 53°14.00’N 03°14.50’E
Maersk Resolute 53°14.80’N 02°01.40’E
Ensco 9253°36.80’N 01°31.60’E

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

First Published: 01 October 2018   Last Updated: 01 October 2018 14:56

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)
56°50.655’N 002°10.022’E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Nick Strachan, B.P, nick.strachan@uk.bp.com

Seabed Activity - Construction/Installation Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 24 September 2018   Last Updated: 24 September 2018 12:49

  Development: 16/08a
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
30-09-2018 17-01-2019 16/08a WGS84 Wilphoenix

For further information, please contact: Rafaella Madella, Shell UK Limited, +44 1224888909 , rafaella.madella@shell.com

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 31 July 2018   Last Updated: 24 September 2018 10:39

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.

  Location Name
Schiehallion Central
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°21.335'N 04°03.099'W
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 24 September 2018   Last Updated: 24 September 2018 10:35

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
Deep Sea Atlantic
  Location Name
Utgard
  Rig Position
58°21.967'N 001°32.934'E
Position
Anchor 1 - 58°21.589'N 001°31.228'E
Anchor 2 - 58°22.461'N 001°30.486'E
Anchor 3 - 58°23.109'N 001°31.992'E
Anchor 4 - 58°22.883'N 001°33.586'E
Anchor 5 - 58°22.342'N 001°34.613'E
Anchor 6 - 58°21.572'N 001°34.905'E
Anchor 7 - 58°20.950'N 001°33.768'E
Anchor 8 - 58°21.055'N 001°32.285'E
  Datum
WGS84

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

First Published: 21 September 2018   Last Updated: 21 September 2018 15:28

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
Obstruction
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
1.5m 50 cm
  Position a)
53°51.599'N 03°17.774'W
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Gavin Scarff, Orsted, +44 74 6 9377056 , GAVSC@orsted.co.uk

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

First Published: 21 September 2018   Last Updated: 21 September 2018 15:26

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

  Well Number
204/10a-5y
  Operator
Siccar Point Energy
  Location
204/10a-5Y
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Marcelle Wynter, DCECC, 0300 067 1616 , Marcelle.wynter@ogauthority.co.uk

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