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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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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

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

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 19 June 2017 10:45

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)
10m x 0.8m
  Position a)
58°02.592'N 001°05.106'E
  Position b)
58°02.607'N 001°05.088'E
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
Alba

For further information, please contact: Pat Dasgupta, Chevron North Sea Ltd, +44(0)1224 345425, pat.dasgupta@chevron.com

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area One]

First Published: 08 June 2017   Last Updated: 08 June 2017 16:31

  Development: Craster
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
West Phoenix 06-05-2017 Craster
60°37.677'N 003°00.896'W

For further information, please contact: John Campbell, Anatec Ltd, 01224 253700, johnc@anatec.com

Seabed Activity - Decommissioning Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 08 June 2017   Last Updated: 08 June 2017 16:29

  Development: Beatrice
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Decommissioning of Wellhead 31-05-2017 30-11-2018 Beatrice
58°06.918'N 003°05.158'E
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Steve Guzik, Sinopec Resources UK Limited, 01224 352886, steve.guzik@repsolsinopecuk.com

Seabed Activity - Construction/Installation Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 08 June 2017   Last Updated: 08 June 2017 16:26

  Development: Devenick Field
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Well 21-06-2017 30-09-2017 9/29a-2z
59°09.760'N  001°37.086'E
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Mike Ferguson, TAQA Bratani, +44 1224 286922, Mike.Ferguson@taqaglobal.com

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

First Published: 08 June 2017   Last Updated: 08 June 2017 16:09

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
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
3.5m
  Position a)
52°54.245‘N  02°35.915’E 
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Darin Scales, Tullow Oil, Darin.Scales@tullowoil.com

Seabed Activity - Decommissioning Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 08 June 2017   Last Updated: 08 June 2017 15:58

  Development: Leadon
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Decommissioning of Subsea Infrastructure 01-06-2017 31-08-2017 Beryl Alpha to Leadon Midline Structure
59°32.570’N 01°32.565’E

59°33.858’N 01°39.403’E
WGS84
Decommissioning of Subsea Infrastructure 01-06-2017 31-08-2017 Leadon North Towhead
59°34.708’N 01°39.323’E
WGS84
Decommissioning of Subsea Infrastructure 01-06-2017 31-08-2017 Leadon South Towhead
59°32.562’N 01°39.495’E
WGS84
Decommissioning of Subsea Infrastructure 01-06-2017 31-08-2017 Leadon Midline Structure
59°33.708’N 01°39.403’E
WGS84
Decommissioning of Subsea Infrastructure 01-06-2017 31-08-2017 Leadon Midline Structure
59°33.708’N 01°39.403’E
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Steph Kiltie, PDi Ltd, +44(0)1224 562193, steph.kiltie@pdi-ltd.com

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