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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 One]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 25 April 2019 14:50

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Rowan Gorilla 7 58°05.70’N 01°38.00’E
Maersk Integrator 58°34.30’N 01°41.80’E
Wilphoenix 58°46.30’N 01°29.50’E
Leiv Eiriksson 58°51.70’N 02°18.10’E
Maersk Intrepid 59°02.20’N 02°13.50’E
Scarabeo 8 59°20.30’N 01°49.60’E
Ocean Valiant 59°20.50’N 01°37.50’E
Ocean Patriot 59°27.50’N 01°34.40’E
Deepsea Stavanger 59°29.80’N 01°57.90’E
Transocean Spitsbergen 59°30.70’N 02°54.10’E
Safe Boreas 59°35.20’N 01°03.20’E
Noble Lloyd Noble 59°35.40’N 01°03.40’E
Transocean Leader 60°08.90’N 03°57.40’W
Deepsea Aberdeen 60°22.29’N 04°11.68’W
COSL Promoter 60°46.10’N 03°36.10’E
Songa Equinox 60°50.90’N 03°34.80’E
Songa Endurance 60°51.40’N 03°26.60’E
Ocean Great White 60°56.00’N 04°04.00’W
Stena Don 60°56.70’N 02°53.60’W
Paragon MSS1 61°02.00’N 01°07.80’E
Deepsea Atlantic 61°02.30’N 03°34.50’E
Transocean Enabler64°52.00’N 06°50.30’E

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 25 April 2019 14:49

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Maersk Resolute 55°24.20’N 04°00.40’E
Noble Sam Turner 55°28.10’N 05°08.10’E
Maersk Guardian 55°43.40’N 04°48.00’E
Maersk Invincible 56°13.70’N 03°26.30’E
Maersk Reacher 56°16.80’N 03°24.00’E
Rowan Viking 56°21.80’N 04°08.70’E
Ensco 120 56°43.50’N 02°12.50’E
Rowan Gorilla V 56°58.02’N 01°52.19’E
Noble Sam Hartley 57°00.80’N 01°50.40’E
Maersk Interceptor 57°06.90’N 03°03.40’E
Safe Scandinavia 57°06.90’N 02°50.60’E
Maersk Highlander 57°11.70’N 01°54.80’E
Stena Spey 57°17.80’N 01°21.90’E
Ensco 121 57°21.20’N 01°46.90’E
Deepsea Bergen 57°21.50’N 00°50.00’E
Maersk Innovator 57°48.60’N 00°58.30’W
COSL Pioneer 57°50.70’N 00°54.70’W
Transocean 712 57°55.40’N 00°27.30’E
West Phoenix 57°56.50’N 00°06.10’W
Paul B Loyd Jnr57°58.20’N 00°53.70’E

Rig List   [Area Three]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 25 April 2019 14:49

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Prospector 1 52°29.80’N 04°12.19’E
Seafox 4 53°00.60’N 02°11.10’E
590021 53°14.00’N 03°14.50’E
Ensco 92 53°22.70’N 02°06.70’E
Ensco 122 53°27.70’N 01°55.20’E
Energy Endeavour 53°31.50’N 01°09.60’E
Paragon B391 53°34.10’N 01°58.50’E
Seafox 1 53°42.20’N 01°09.00’E
GMS Endeavour 53°52.60’N 02°06.20’E
Seajacks Kraken 53°53.20’N 00°25.90’E
Noble Hans Deul 53°56.40’N 02°44.80’E
Maersk Resolve 54°07.20’N 03°55.60’E
Seajacks Leviatham54°14.60’N 02°09.20’E

Rig List   [Area Five]

First Published: 05 October 2018   Last Updated: 25 April 2019 14:47

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Irish Sea Pioneer53°32.20’N 03°34.80’W

Anchor List   [Area Two]

First Published: 25 April 2019   Last Updated: 25 April 2019 14:43

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
Esvagt Capella
  Location Name
Cook Field
  Rig Position
57° 21.35’ N 00° 50.05’ E
Position
Anchor 1 - 57°22.126'N 000°49.605'E
Anchor 2 - 57°22.176'N 000°50.257'E
Anchor 3 - 57°22.009'N 000°50.843'E
Anchor 4 - 57°21.666'N 000°51.179'E
Anchor 5 - 57°21.314'N 000°51.070'E
Anchor 6 - 57°21.041'N 000°50.553'E
Anchor 7 - 57°20.679'N 000°49.801'E
Anchor 8 - 57°21.146'N 000°49.340'E
Anchor 9 - 57°21.446'N 000°48.285'E
Anchor 10 - 57°22.028'N 000°48.467'E
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 15 January 2019   Last Updated: 25 April 2019 14:41

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
Alligin
  Rig Position
60°22.292'N 04°11.677'W
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°21.865'N 04°14.729'W
Anchor 2 - 60°23.051'N 04°14.482'W
Anchor 3 - 60°23.822'N 04°12.540'W
Anchor 4 - 60°23.690'N 04°10.140'W
Anchor 5 - 60°22.721'N 04°08.583'W
Anchor 6 - 60°21.532'N 04°08.847'W
Anchor 7 - 60°20.890'N 04°10.129'W
Anchor 8 - 60°20.862'N 04°13.212'W
  Datum
WGS84

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

First Published: 25 April 2019   Last Updated: 25 April 2019 14:29

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
13/28a-5
  Operator
Repsol Sinopec UK Ltd
  Location
58 06.540’N  1 25.281’W
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Marcelle Wynter, Oil & Gas Authority, 0300 067 1616, marcelle.wynter@ogauthority.co.uk

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

First Published: 25 April 2019   Last Updated: 25 April 2019 13:56

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

  Well Number
206/09b-5
  Operator
BP Exploration
  Location
60 40.123’N  2 23.829’W
  Datum
WGS84

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

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

First Published: 25 April 2019   Last Updated: 25 April 2019 13:52

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

  Well Number
3/04a-E2
  Operator
Shell UK Limited
  Location
60 59.481’N   01 40.935’E  
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Marcelle Wynter, Oil & Gas Authoirty, Tel: 0300 0671616, marcelle.wynter@ogauthority.co.uk

Anchor List   [Area Two]

First Published: 22 March 2019   Last Updated: 22 March 2019 11:03

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
AHV
  Location Name
Buzzard
Position
Anchor 1 - 57°51.399'N 000°54.968'W
Anchor 2 - 57°51.386'N 000°54.165'W
Anchor 3 - 57°50.955'N 000°53.379'W
Anchor 4 - 57°50.400'N 000°53.408'W
Anchor 5 - 57°49.997'N 000°54.213'W
Anchor 6 - 57°50.017'N 000°55.253'W
Anchor 7 - 57°50.437'N 000°55.995'W
Anchor 8 - 57°50.907'N 000°56.092'W
  Datum
WGS84

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