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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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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

Deployment of Buoys - New Buoy   [Area Five]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 19 June 2017 14:13

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

  Buoy Type
Mooring Buoy
  Buoy Characteristics
No Surface
  Location
53°17.799'N 004°47.984'W
53°17.734'N 004°48.023'W
  Datum
WGS 84
  Deployment Date
2017-05-01
  Recovery Date
2017-07-31

For further information, please contact: Tim Whitton, Bangor University, +44(0)1248 383936 , t.whitton@bangor.ac.uk

Rig List   [Area One]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 19 June 2017 13:59

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Ensco 80 58°05.70’N 03°09.10’W
Paul B Loyd Jr 58°12.10’N 01°25.70’E
Maersk Integrator 58°34.30’N 01°41.80’E
Rowan Viking 58°50.60’N 02°14.90’E
Deepsea Atlantic 58°52.20’N 02°31.10’E
Maersk Interceptor 58°55.30’N 02°11.80’E
Wilphoenix 59°26.00’N 01°40.90’E
Ocean Patriot 59°26.90’N 01°37.20’E
Transocean Arctic 59°29.70’N 01°57.90’E
Noble Lloyd Noble 59°35.40’N 01°03.40’E
Transocean Leader 59°56.90’N 01°15.80’E
Deepsea Aberdeen 60°20.00’N 04°02.30’W
Deepsea Bergen 60°24.30’N 03°02.40’W
Maersk Intrepid 60°30.30’N 02°00.80’E
West Phoenix 61°37.70’N 03°00.90’W
Safe Scandinavia 60°41.90’N 02°55.90’E
Songa Endurance 60°42.90’N 03°30.30’E
COSL Promoter 60°49.80’N 03°34.40’E
Songa Equinox 60°54.90’N 03°37.50’E
West Elara 61°02.30’N 02°20.30’E
Scarabeo 5 61°08.00’N 03°32.00’E
Transocean 712 61°19.40’N 01°32.10’E
Bideford Dolphin 61°23.80’N 02°07.00’E
Deepsea Stavanger64°58.40’N 06°58.50’E

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 19 June 2017 13:58

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Maersk Resolute 55°06.80’N 04°45.40’E
Noble Sam Turner 55°32.30’N 05°01.90’E
Maersk Guardian 55°34.80’N 04°45.40’E
Ensco 71 55°42.90’N 04°44.90’E
Maersk Resiliant 55°43.20’N 04°47.90’E
Seafox 5 56°20.70’N 04°16.20’E
Maersk Gallant 56°21.50’N 02°18.80’E
Maersk Innovator 56°22.60’N 03°15.50’E
Ocean Valiant 56°23.70’N 02°15.30’E
Ensco 122 56°43.60’N 02°05.20’E
Ensco 100 56°44.60’N 00°40.70’E
Safe Caledonia 57°00.57’N 01°49.97’E
Prospector 5 57°00.73’N 01°50.41’E
Noble Hans Deul 57°01.90’N 01°57.30’E
Maersk Highlander 57°11.70’N 01°54.80’E
Stena Spey 57°17.40’N 01°22.40’E
Noble Regina Allen57°27.00’N 01°23.20’E

Rig List   [Area Three]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 19 June 2017 13:57

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
590021 53°14.00’N 03°14.50’E
Seafox 4 53°15.80’N 04°14.90’E
Atlantic Amsterdam 53°17.80’N 00°48.50’E
Ensco 92 53°19.40’N 02°14.20’E
Ensco 72 53°23.20’N 04°15.60’E
Seajacks Leviathan 53°26.80’N 02°19.19’E
Ensco 101 53°39.20’N 03°52.50’E
Paragon Prospector 1 53°41.40’N 06°21.40’E
GMS Endeavour 6102 53°41.70’N 03°20.40’E
Paragon B391 53°42.90’N 02°03.40’E
Rowan Gorilla VII 54°03.30’N 01°02.10’E
Seafox 754°36.00’N 02°11.80’E

Rig List   [Area Five]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 19 June 2017 13:54

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

Seismic Surveys   [Area One]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 19 June 2017 13:46

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
                
58°29.464'N 000°33.369'E
WGS84
15
01-03-2017 30-06-2017
1
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
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
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: 19 June 2017 13:31

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
Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Ltd
TBC
1200m
4m
57°29.686'N 001°26.459'E
57°26.023'N 001°26.616'E
57°25.930'N 001°19.324'E
57°29.593'N 001°19.156'E
                
22
16-02-2017 30-06-2017
5
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
Fugro OSAE GmbH
MV Fugro Helmert
ZDNM8
                
56°41.555'N 002°19.404'E
57°11.179'N 002°00.141'E
                
22; 23; 30
24-04-2017 23-06-2017
1
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
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
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
                
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
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 Subsea Services Ltd
Skandi Olympia
C6XY8
                
56°29.578'N 002°09.187'E
                
                
05-06-2017 02-07-2017
28
Fugro
Skandi Olympia
                
56°27.233'N 002°17.300'E
56°27.033'N 002°17.517'E
56°29.683'N 002°09.267'E
56°28.700'N 002°07.867'E
56°27.800'N 002°07.217'E
56°30.233'N 002°08.883'E
56°30.333'N 002°24.133'E
56°26.517'N 002°00.533'E
                
                
05-06-2017
27
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

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