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Offshore News

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: 21 February 2019 16:11

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
West phoenix 58°39.10’N 00°51.00’E
Wilphoenix 58°46.30’N 01°29.50’E
Maersk Intrepid 59°02.20’N 02°13.50’E
West Phoenix 59°19.50’N 01°21.50’E
Scarabeo 8 59°21.90’N 01°47.10’E
Ocean Patriot 59°22.80’N 01°40.80’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°03.40’E
Deepsea Aberdeen 60°24.70’N 04°03.20’W
COSL Promoter 60°43.90’N 03°34.60’E
Ocean Valiant 60°44.60’N 01°47.10’E
Songa Equinox 60°50.90’N 03°34.80’E
Songa Endurance 60°51.40’N 03°26.60’E
Deepsea Bergan 60°52.10’N 02°38.70’E
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: 21 February 2019 16:10

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
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
Maersk Innovator 57°48.60’N 00°58.30’W
Rowan Stavanger 57°48.90’N 04°32.10’E
Paul B Loyd Jnr57°58.20’N 00°53.70’E

Rig List   [Area Three]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 21 February 2019 16:10

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°32.40’N 02°00.90’E
Seafox 1 53°42.20’N 01°09.00’E
Paragon C20051 53°43.60’N 03°48.30’E
GMS Endeavour 53°52.60’N 02°06.20’E
Noble Hans Deul 53°56.40’N 02°44.80’E
Maersk Resolve 54°07.20’N 03°55.60’E
Ensco 10154°34.20’N 02°17.60’E

Rig List   [Area Five]

First Published: 05 October 2018   Last Updated: 21 February 2019 16:09

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

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

Rig List   [Area Four]

First Published: 21 February 2019   Last Updated: 21 February 2019 16:07

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Ensco 7250°39.30’N 01°49.80’W

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

First Published: 20 February 2019   Last Updated: 20 February 2019 9:40

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
Pipeline Span
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
31m x 2m
  Position a)
52°59.628’N 001°34.685’E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: John Entwistle, ENI Hewitt, +44(0)20 7344 6342, John.Entwistle@eni.com

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

First Published: 12 February 2019   Last Updated: 12 February 2019 13:13

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

  Well Number
9/22a
  Location
59°19.667’N 01°21.667’E 
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Euan Simpson, Equinor Production Uk Ltd, 07557 161705, eusi@equinor.com

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

First Published: 08 February 2019   Last Updated: 08 February 2019 11:24

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
Pipeline Span
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
L 14.00m x H 0.88m
  Position a)
53º01.096’N   01º47.431’E
  Position b)
53º01.091’N   01º47.441’E
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
HEWETT

For further information, please contact: John Entwistle, ENI UK, +44(0) 20 7344 6342, John.Entwistle@eni.com

Anchor List   [Area Two]

First Published: 15 January 2019   Last Updated: 15 January 2019 11:31

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
Ocean Valiant
  Location Name
Janice Field 30/17
Position
Anchor 1 - 56°23.293'N 002°13.626'E
Anchor 2 - 56°24.017'N 002°13.623'E
Anchor 3 - 56°24.555'N 002°14.594'E
Anchor 4 - 56°24.455'N 002°15.825'E
Anchor 5 - 56°23.913'N 002°16.723'E
Anchor 6 - 56°23.340'N 002°16.680'E
Anchor 7 - 56°22.860'N 002°15.815'E
Anchor 8 - 56°22.762'N 002°14.585'E
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 15 January 2019   Last Updated: 15 January 2019 11:27

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
Ocean Valiant
  Location Name
Balvenie 3/14
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°32.079'N 001°44.877'E
Anchor 2 - 60°32.998'N 001°44.867'E
Anchor 3 - 60°33.429'N 001°46.611'E
Anchor 4 - 60°33.484'N 001°47.389'E
Anchor 5 - 60°32.847'N 001°48.715'E
Anchor 6 - 60°32.162'N 001°49.478'E
Anchor 7 - 60°31.381'N 001°48.135'E
Anchor 8 - 60°31.398'N 001°46.332'E
  Datum
WGS84

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