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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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Seismic Surveys   [Area One]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:45

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Schlumberger
TBA
                
60°40.122'N 003°23.830'W
WGS84
206
01-09-2017 30-03-2018
1
Gardline Geo survey Ltd
Ocean Reliance
HP6391
                
58°00.927'N 000°21.373'W
57°59.311'N 000°21.357'W
57°59.302'N 000°24.401'W
58°00.918'N 000°24.419'W
WGS84
14, 20
20-10-2017 31-01-2018
3
Gardline Geo survey Ltd
Ocean Observer
GHXX
1200m
3m
58°22.861'N 000°51.280'E
58°22.705'N 000°57.451'E
58°21.448'N 001°04.546'E
58°18.610'N 000°58.378'E
WGS84
15, 16
22-01-2018 30-06-2018
10

Seismic Surveys   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:42

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Gardline Geosurvey
Kommandor
PBQW
1200m
3m
57°53.967'N 000°59.687'W
57°53.788'N 000°48.813'W
57°46.787'N 000°49.237'W
57°46.965'N 001°00.075'W
                
20
06-11-2017 01-07-2018
3
Gardline Geo Survey Ltd
Sea Explorer
C6NG6
                
57°11.145'N 002°13.581'E
57°11.073'N 002°17.549'E
57°08.919'N 002°17.415'E
57°08.990'N 002°13.452'E
57°09.372'N 002°14.789'E
57°09.300'N 002°18.754'E
57°07.685'N 002°18.653'E
57°07.757'N 002°14.691'E
                
23
10-11-2017 31-03-2018
10
Nauttical Petroelum Ltd
TBC
                
57°25.545'N 001°33.573'E
57°25.545'N 001°38.573'E
57°23.295'N 001°38.573'E
57°23.295'N 001°33.573'E
                
22
17-11-2017 28-02-2018
14
TBC
1200m
3m
57°20.516'N 001°15.632'E
57°20.662'N 001°26.793'E
57°14.843'N 001°27.037'E
57°14.714'N 001°17.099'E
57°16.060'N 001°17.036'E
57°16.044'N 001°15.843'E
                
22
29-11-2017 29-01-2018
4
TBC
                
57°53.967'N 000°59.687'W
57°53.788'N 000°48.813'W
57°46.787'N 000°49.237'W
57°46.965'N 001°00.075'W
                
20
15-01-2018 30-06-2018
3
Fugro Survey Ltd
Fugro Venturer
C6CG3
                
57°55.517'N 000°26.941'E
57°55.008'N 000°30.876'E
57°54.746'N 000°30.756'E
57°55.256'N 000°26.822'E
58°00.229'N 000°43.018'E
57°59.466'N 000°45.702'E
57°59.229'N 000°45.462'E
57°59.992'N 000°42.779'E
                
21, 15
19-01-2018 30-04-2018
7
Baker Hughes Wireline
Olympic Taurus
LDXA
2m
4m
57°10.704'N 001°53.811'E
                
22
01-02-2018 31-05-2018
2

Seismic Surveys   [Area Three]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:38

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Gardline Geosurvey Ltd
Kommandor
PBQW
                
54°36.538'N 002°10.751'E
54°36.541'N 002°12.608'E
54°35.463'N 002°12.629'E
54°35.451'N 002°10.772'E
WGS84
44
15-12-2017 31-01-2018
2
Fugro Survey Ltd
Fugro Searcher
3EUY6
                
53°36.904'N 001°30.867'E
53°37.277'N 001°31.880'E
53°36.701'N 001°32.481'E
53°36.327'N 001°31.467'E
WGS84
48
07-01-2018 18-01-2018
3
Fugro Survey Limited
Skandi Olympia
C6XY8
                
53°23.382'N 001°59.863'E
53°22.369'N 001°34.837'E
WGS84
48
10-01-2018 10-02-2018
15
Fugro Survey Ltd
Fugro Galaxy
                
53°18.284'N 001°23.087'E
53°15.022'N 002°04.406'E
53°08.026'N 002°08.328'E
52°51.567'N 001°27.430'E
WGS84
48; 49
13-01-2018
12 Weeks

Seismic Surveys   [Area Five]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:36

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd
Titan Discovery
2HCR3
N/A
51° 26.837’N 003° 53.947’W
51° 29.382’N 003° 49.003’W
51° 28.981’N 003° 39.009’W
51° 24.215’N 003° 32.593’W
51° 24.284’N 003° 10.006’W
51° 26.925’N 003° 09.883’W
51° 26.946’N 003° 08.706’W
51° 23.943’N 003° 09.004’W
51° 21.277’N 003° 15.104’W
51° 21.241’N 003° 18.070’W
51° 22.543’N 003° 41.897’W
51° 26.837’N 003° 53.947’W
WGS84
                
01-09-2017 31-03-2018
                
Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd
Titan Endeavour
2ELT9
N/A
51° 26.837’N 003° 53.947’W
51° 29.382’N 003° 49.003’W
51° 28.981’N 003° 39.009’W
51° 24.215’N 003° 32.593’W
51° 24.284’N 003° 10.006’W
51° 26.925’N 003° 09.883’W
51° 26.946’N 003° 08.706’W
51° 23.943’N 003° 09.004’W
51° 21.277’N 003° 15.104’W
51° 21.241’N 003° 18.070’W
51° 22.543’N 003° 41.897’W
51° 26.837’N 003° 53.947’W
WGS84
                
01-09-2017 31-03-2018
                

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 15 January 2018   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:32

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 Central Drill Centre
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°20.646'N 004°04.776'W
Anchor 2 - 60°21.336'N 004°03.102'W
Anchor 3 - 60°21.432'N 004°00.948'W
Anchor 4 - 60°20.454'N 003°59.346'W
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 08 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:29

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 Leader
  Location Name
Kraken DC2 #4
  Rig Position
59°55.894'N 01°14.982'E
Position
Anchor 1 - 59°54.290'N 01°11.580'E
Anchor 2 - 59°54.310'N 01°12.690'E
Anchor 3 - 59°54.760'N 01°13.790'E
Anchor 4 - 59°53.210'N 01°13.700'E
Anchor 5 - 59°52.760'N 01°12.810'E
Anchor 6 - 59°52.740'N 01°11.590'E
Anchor 7 - 59°53.200'N 01°10.670'E
Anchor 8 - 59°53.820'N 01°10.660'E
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area Two]

First Published: 08 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:27

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
PBLJ
  Location Name
Shaw CG Well
  Rig Position
57°17.358'N 001°22.275'E
Position
Anchor 1 - 57°18.356'N 001°22.329'E
Anchor 2 - 57°18.021'N 001°23.123'E
Anchor 3 - 57°16.717'N 001°21.457'E
Anchor 4 - 57°17.218'N 001°20.607'E
Anchor 5 - 57°17.928'N 001°20.466'E
Anchor 6 -
  Datum
WGS84

Rig List   [Area One]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:07

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Rowan Stavanger 58°04.70’N 01°53.30’E
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
Rowan Viking 58°50.60’N 02°14.90’E
Transocean Arctic 59°34.60’N 01°55.30’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
Transocean Leader 59°55.90’N 01°15.10’E
Deepsea Aberdeen 60°19.90’N 04°06.30’W
Deepsea Atlantic 60°28.20’N 02°36.10’W
Safe Scandinavia 60°41.90’N 02°55.90’E
COSL Promoter 60°47.10’N 03°33.30’E
Songa Endurance 60°52.60’N 03°29.60’E
Songa Equinox 60°53.50’N 03°40.20’E
West Elara 61°02.30’N 02°20.30’E
Transocean 712 61°19.40’N 01°32.10’E
Songa Enabler 61°25.30’N 03°49.70’E
Deepsea Stavanger64°58.50’N 06°58.60’E

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:06

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Noble Sam Turner 55°32.30’N 05°01.90’E
Maersk Resiliant 55°34.80’N 04°45.40’E
Maersk Guardian 55°43.30’N 04°48.10’E
Maersk Innovator 56°22.60’N 03°15.50’E
Ocean Valiant 56°23.70’N 02°15.30’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
Noble Hans Deul 57°01.90’N 01°57.30’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
Wilphoenix57°48.40’N 00°48.90’E

Rig List   [Area Three]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:06

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Seafox 4 53°13.10’N 03°55.10’E
590021 53°14.00’N 03°14.50’E
Ensco 122 53°14.40’N 04°05.00’E
Ensco 92 53°23.20’N 02°08.90’E
Ensco 101 53°24.30’N 04°12.00’E
Ensco 72 53°24.60’N 04°12.90’E
Seafox 1 53°24.90’N 01°16.40’E
Maersk Resolve 54°20.60’N 02°51.90’E
Ensco 12154°35.70’N 00°26.00’E

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