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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: 03 December 2018 15:14

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Rowan Gorilla 7 58°01.70’N 01°42.90’E
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 Patriot 59°27.00’N 01°37.20’E
Ocean Valliant 59°34.90’N 01°39.30’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°20.20’N 04°02.10’W
Songa Endurance 60°48.00’N 03°26.50’E
Songa Equinox 60°54.90’N 03°31.20’E
COSL Promoter 60°55.80’N 03°39.80’E
Stena Don 60°55.90’N 02°14.10’W
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
Leiv Eiriksson 63°55.00’N 07°18.00’E
Scarabeo 8 64°35.80’N 06°51.30’E
West Phoenix 64°48.50’N 06°26.90’W
Transocean Enabler 64°52.00’N 06°50.30’E
Songa Encourage64°53.40’N 07°04.30’W

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

First Published: 03 December 2018   Last Updated: 03 December 2018 15:14

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)
59°41.409'N 000°53.487'E 
  Datum
Wgs84

For further information, please contact: Sheryl Grove, SFF, sff.services@sff.co.uk

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

First Published: 03 December 2018   Last Updated: 03 December 2018 15:14

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)
(22.4m x 0.8m) (22.0m x 0.8m) (17.3m x 0.9m)
  Position a)
59º22.630’N   01º33.968’E
59º22.646’N   01º33.962’E
59º22.777’N   01º33.917’E
  Position b)
59º22.642’N   01º33.964’E
59º22.658’N   01º33.958’E
59º22.786’N   01º33.914’E
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
Gryphon Beryl

For further information, please contact: David Colliard, Total E&P UK Limited, 01224 298172, david.colliard@total.com

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 03 December 2018 15:13

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Maersk Resolute 55°24.00’N 03°48.70’E
Noble Sam Turner 55°28.10’N 05°08.10’E
Maersk Guardian 55°43.40’N 04°48.00’E
Maersk Reacher 56°16.80’N 03°24.00’E
Rowan Viking 56°30.70’N 03°54.80’E
Ensco 120 56°43.50’N 02°12.50’E
Wilphoenix 56°50.20’N 01°50.90’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°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
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: 03 December 2018 15:12

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
GMS Endurance 52°15.00’N 03°30.50’E
Seafox 4 53°00.60’N 02°11.10’E
590021 53°14.00’N 03°14.50’E
Ensco 92 53°21.40’N 02°02.40’E
Paragon B391 53°32.40’N 02°00.90’E
Ensco 122 53°36.80’N 01°31.60’E
Seafox 1 53°42.20’N 01°09.00’E
Seajacks Leviathan 53°43.30’N 01°53.40’E
Paragon C20051 53°49.40’N 04°03.10’E
Noble Hans Deul 53°56.40’N 02°44.80’E
Ensco 10154°37.70’N 02°20.20’E

Rig List   [Area Five]

First Published: 05 October 2018   Last Updated: 03 December 2018 15:12

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Irish Sea Pioneer53°38.80’N 03°28.70’W

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

First Published: 21 November 2018   Last Updated: 21 November 2018 15:12

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)
58°47.352’N 00°45.976’E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Bernie Bennett, Oil & Gas UK, +44 (0)1224 577 340, bbennett@oilandgasuk.co.u

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

First Published: 07 November 2018   Last Updated: 07 November 2018 13:37

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)
57°43.204’N 01°04.895’E

For further information, please contact: Bernie Bennett, Oil & Gas UK, +44 (0)1224 577 340, bbennett@oilandgasuk.co.uk

Seabed Activity - Decommissioning Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 02 November 2018   Last Updated: 02 November 2018 14:49

  Development:
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Decommissioning of Platform 30-11-2018 30-04-2019 Pickerell B
53°31.496'N 001°09.640'E
WGS84 Energy Endeavour

For further information, please contact: Gareth MacGlennon, Perenco, +44(0)1603 771347, gmacglennon@uk.perenco.com

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

First Published: 02 November 2018   Last Updated: 02 November 2018 14:44

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
Audrey WD
  Operator
Spirit Energy
  Location
53°32.424'N 002°00.948'E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Lyndsay Arthur, Spirit Energy, +44(0) 1224 415 150, Lyndsay.arthur@spirit-energy.com

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