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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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Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area One]

First Published: 09 April 2018   Last Updated: 09 April 2018 16:39

  Development: Western Isles South Drill Centre
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Transocean Leader 01-04-2018 30-06-2018 LI-2
61°11.755'N 000°43.626'E
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Nicola Bannigan, Dana Petroleum Ltd, +44 1224 616170, Nicola.bannigan@dana-petroleum.com

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area One]

First Published: 09 April 2018   Last Updated: 09 April 2018 16:33

  Development: Lancaster Field
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Transocean Paul B Loyd Jr (PBLJ) 14-04-2018 14-06-2018 Lancaster 205/21a-6
60°12.000'N 03°51.757'W
WGS84
Transocean Paul B Loyd Jr (PBLJ) 14-04-2018 14-06-2018 Lancaster 205/21a-7Z
60°11.995'N 03°51.731'W
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Mark Ryan, Petrofac, +44(0)1224 247000, mark.ryan@petrofac.com

Seabed Activity - Construction/Installation Activities   [Area Two]

First Published: 09 April 2018   Last Updated: 09 April 2018 15:26

  Development:
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Pipeline Installation 05-04-2018 30-06-2018 Harrier Manifold
56°43.562'N 02°05.249'E
WGS84 Deep Energy, Normand Pioneer
Pipeline Installation 05-04-2018 30-06-2018 FPF-1
56°43.845'N 02°06.542'E
WGS84 EDT Hercules, North Sea Atlantic, Deep Explorer

For further information, please contact: Keith Stewart, Ithaca Energy, 01224 652184, kstewart@ithacaenergy.com

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area Three]

First Published: 09 April 2018   Last Updated: 09 April 2018 15:17

  Development: N W Sheringham
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Skate 3 17-03-2018 30-04-2018 N W Sheringham
52°57.177'N 001°08.119'E
52°57.082'N 001°08.760'E
52°56.941'N 001°08.771'E
52°57.007'N 001°08.108'E
WGS84 Skate 3, MTS Vulcan 2

Seabed Activity - Construction/Installation Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 13 March 2018   Last Updated: 09 April 2018 15:15

  Development: Clipper South
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Pipeline Installation 01-03-2018 31-10-2018 Clipper Platform
53°27.480'N 001°43.922'E
WGS EDT Hercules, Nordnes
Pipeline Installation 01-04-2018 31-10-2018 Clipper South Platform
53°24.224'N 001°46.968'E
WGS Deep Energy, Normand Pioneer,

For further information, please contact: Phillip Jones, INEOS Oil and Gas UK, +44 (0) 203 935 5278, phillip.jones@ineos.com

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area Five]

First Published: 26 February 2018   Last Updated: 09 April 2018 14:14

  Development: Douglas Field (110/13D)
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Irish Sea Pioneer 15-01-2018 31-07-2018 Douglas Field (110/13D)
53°32.234'N 003°34.781'W
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Alec Townley, Petrofac, +44 1352 842353, alec.townley@petrofac.com

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 08 June 2017   Last Updated: 06 April 2018 14:57

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 North West Drill Centre
  Rig Position
60°22.910'N 004°06.183'W
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°22.237'N 04°09.272'W
Anchor 2 - 60°23.458'N 04°09.299'W
Anchor 3 - 60°24.364'N 04°07.545'W
Anchor 4 - 60°24.384'N 04°05.078'W
Anchor 5 - 60°23.344'N 04°04.001'W
Anchor 6 - 60°22.413'N 04°04.079'W
Anchor 7 - 60°21.375'N 04°04.958'W
Anchor 8 - 60°21.358'N 04°07.441'W
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area Two]

First Published: 06 April 2018   Last Updated: 06 April 2018 14:46

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
Skandi Hera AHV
  Location Name
Blackbird
  Rig Position
57°50.083'N 00°37.677'W
Position
Anchor 1 - 57°51.096 N 00°38.171’W
Anchor 2 - 57°51.116 N 00°37.369’W
Anchor 3 - 57°50.324 N 00°35.977 W
Anchor 4 - 57°49.847 N 00°35.972 W
Anchor 5 - 57°49.174 N 00°37.234 W
Anchor 6 - 57°49.176’N 00°38.128’W
Anchor 7 - 57°49.813’N 00°39.571’W
Anchor 8 - 57°50.431’N 00°39.527’W
  Datum
WGS84

Seismic Surveys   [Area One]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 06 April 2018 14:43

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
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
MG3 (Survey) UK Ltd
MV Poseidon
TFJC
                
61°14.474'N 000°43.133'E
61°11.312'N 000°46.700'E
61°10.283'N 000°42.780'E
61°13.444'N 000°39.209'E
WGS84
                
12-02-2018 31-05-2018
5
Gardline Geo survey Ltd
Ocean Kommandor
PBQW
Ocean Observer
GHXX
                
59°26.867'N 001°37.738'E
59°26.610'N 001°43.004'E
59°21.252'N 001°41.990'E
59°21.509'N 001°36.738'E
WGS84
9
21-03-2018 31-12-2018
2
CGG Services S.A
TBA
8000m
18m
58°19.373'N 000°05.168'E
58°19.595'N 000°20.234'E
57°46.735'N 000°21.042'E
57°46.570'N 000°03.973'E
WGS84
14, 15, 20, 21
01-04-2018 30-09-2018
7
CGG Services S.A
TBA
8000m
18m
60°55.944'N 000°54.803'E
60°56.716'N 002°03.420'E
60°23.225'N 002°09.819'E
60°22.435'N 000°56.952'E
WGS84
2, 3
01-04-2018 30-09-2018
30
Statoil
Geo Coral
LACA8
Geowave Voyager
A8OR3
                
58°44.181'N 001°24.548'E
58°56.030'N 001°24.004'E
58°56.418'N 002°03.606'E
58°44.566'N 002°03.927'E
WGS84
16
01-04-2018 31-07-2018
40
PGS Exploration (UK) Ltd
Sanco Swift
ZDKY8
                
58°32.916'N 000°41.580'E
58°33.169'N 001°05.415'E
57°40.649'N 000°44.040'E
57°40.897'N 000°26.214'E
57°31.938'N 000°22.290'E
57°31.984'N 001°01.209'W
58°32.939'N 000°36.390'W
58°32.968'N 000°23.598'W
58°38.976'N 000°21.037'W
58°39.644'N 000°44.314'E
WGS84
14, 15, 16, 20, 21
15-04-2018 31-10-2018
152
Schlumberger
TBA
                
61°29.653'N 001°45.383'W
WGS84
211
01-05-2018 31-08-2018
7
Fugro Survey Ltd
M/V Fugro Galaxy
C6YY4
230m
1m
61°36.364'N 001°30.149'E
61°36.300'N 001°35.802'E
61°33.608'N 001°35.664'E
61°33.672'N 001°30.019'E
WGS84
211
01-05-2018 31-08-2018
7

Seismic Surveys   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 06 April 2018 14:39

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
WGS84
20
15-01-2018 30-06-2018
3
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
WGS84
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
WGS84
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
WGS84
22
01-02-2018 31-05-2018
2
MG3 (Survey) UK Ltd
MV Poseidon
TFJC
                
57°11.070'N 000°51.579'E
57°08.914'N 000°51.529'E
57°08.941'N 000°47.562'E
57°11.096'N 000°47.608'E
WGS84
21
10-02-2018 30-04-2018
3
Gardline Geosurvey Ltd
MV Ocean Kommandor
PBQW
Sea Explorer
C6NG6
                
57°19.242'N 001°37.327'E
57°17.775'N 001°42.500'E
57°14.904'N 001°39.865'E
57°11.521'N 001°45.451'E
57°09.441'N 001°47.017'E
57°07.265'N 001°37.481'E
57°15.200'N 001°33.264'E
WGS84
22
21-03-2018 31-12-2018
3
Baker Hughes Wireline
Olympic Challanger
C6227
2m
4m
57°11.587'N 001°54.770'E
WGS84
22
22-03-2018 30-04-2018
2
Gardline Ltd
Ocean Reliance
HP6391
300m
80m
57°17.247'N 002°10.797'E
57°30.593'N 002°02.448'E
WGS84
23
03-04-2018 26-05-2018
23
Gardline Ltd
M/V Kommandor
MCJO2
                
57°09.977'N 002°15.419'E
57°01.784'N 001°57.113'E
WGS84
22, 23, 29, 30
04-04-2018 15-07-2018
12
Gardline Ltd
M/V Kommandor
MCJO2
                
57°09.977'N 002°15.419'E
56°43.474'N 001°42.809'E
WGS84
23, 30, 29, 22
04-04-2018 15-07-2018
12
CGG
Geo Coral
LACA8
Geowave Caribbean
LADV8
15m
7m
58°53.605'N 001°35.569'E
WGS84
16
01-05-2018 01-10-2018
1
Shell UK Ltd 
Shearwater Field
Seismic vessel TBC
6000km
8m
57°07.5622’N 001°53.4497’E
57°00.9035’N 002°06.2968’E
56°56.7095’N 001°58.9784’E
57°03.3557’N 001°46.1330’E
WGS84
23
01-05-2018 22-05-2018
22
Shell UK Ltd 
Nelson Field 
Seismic vessel TBC
6000km
8m
57°43.6172’N 001°10.0100’E
57°42.0333’N 001°16.0775’E
57°38.7743’N 001°16.1187’E
57°34.8747’N 001°08.1812’E
57°39.1295’N 001°01.0230’E
WGS84
22
23-05-2018 12-06-2018
20
Gardline Geosurvey
Kommandor
PBQW
1200m
3m
57°08.572'N 001°04.039'E
57°08.665'N 001°10.283'E
57°12.706'N 001°10.083'E
57°12.612'N 001°03.828'E
WGS84
22
                

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