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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 Three]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 25 October 2017 15:59

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Maersk Resolute 52°52.90’N 04°19.20’E
Paragon Prospector 1 53°11.40’N 02°51.80’E
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 72 53°23.20’N 04°15.60’E
Ensco 101 53°24.30’N 04°12.00’E
Ensco 92 53°28.00’N 02°02.50’E
Seajacks Zaratan 53°50.10’N 00°26.60’E
Rowan Gorilla VII 54°03.30’N 01°02.10’E
Maersk Resolve 54°15.10’N 02°31.40’E
Seafox 1 54°26.90’N 02°28.80’E
Ensco 12154°35.70’N 00°26.00’E

Rig List   [Area Four]

First Published: 28 July 2017   Last Updated: 25 October 2017 15:58

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Stena Icemax50°47.00’N 12°58.80’W

Rig List   [Area Five]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 25 October 2017 15:55

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
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

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

First Published: 09 October 2017   Last Updated: 09 October 2017 11:01

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
Bomb
  Position a)
60°51.340’N 001°28.257’E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Jonathan Hoare, CNR International (UK) Ltd, +44(0)1224 303757, jonathan.hoare@cnrl.com

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

First Published: 09 October 2017   Last Updated: 09 October 2017 10:58

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
Obstruction
  Size - Weight (Metric Tonnes)
1.3 Tonnes
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
5ft x 3.5ft
  Position a)
58°28.199’N 000°25.988’W
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Raymond Hall, SFF, 01224 646944, r.hall@sff.co.uk

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

First Published: 05 September 2017   Last Updated: 05 September 2017 16:17

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)
15m x 1.3m
  Position a)
53°33.726'N  0°59.092'E
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
Juliet

For further information, please contact: David Hawknis, ENGIE E&P UK Limited, +44 1224 281 082, david.hawkins@gdfsuezep.co.uk

Seabed Activity - Construction/Installation Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 30 August 2017   Last Updated: 30 August 2017 15:06

  Development:
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
01-07-2017 01-10-2017 Arbroath Alpha WGS84 Rowan Norway

For further information, please contact: William Gill, Repsol Sinopec UK, William.Gill@repsolsinopecuk.com

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area Two]

First Published: 15 August 2017   Last Updated: 30 August 2017 14:41

  Development: Azinor Partridge
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Ocean Guardian 11-08-2017 07-09-2017 Partridge 14/11
58°32.634'N 000°49.657'W
WGS84

For further information, please contact: John Campbell, Anatec Ltd, +44 1224 253700, johnc@anatec.com

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

First Published: 07 June 2017   Last Updated: 30 August 2017 11:13

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
Manifold
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
22.5m x 2.8m
  Position a)
57°24.661‘N  01°35.723’W
  Position b)
57°24.677‘N  01°39.077’W
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Nick Strachan, BP, +44(0)1224 955089, nick.strachan@uk.bp.com

Seabed Activity - Decommissioning Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 30 August 2017   Last Updated: 30 August 2017 10:58

  Development: Miller Field
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Decommissioning of Subsea Infrastructure 08-08-2017 31-08-2017 Miller Platform
58°43.304'N 001°24.005'E
WGS84 Saipem Heavy Lift Vessel S7000

For further information, please contact: Nick Strachan, BP, +44(0)1224 955089, nick.strachan@uk.bp.com

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