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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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Seismic Surveys   [Area Two]

First Published: 30 April 2012   Last Updated: 27 March 2017 14:16

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Total E&P UK Limited
TBA
                
57°00.695'N 001°50.310'E
WGS84
22
15-02-2017 01-08-2017
1
Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Ltd
TBC
1200m
4m
57°29.686'N 001°26.459'E
57°26.023'N 001°26.616'E
57°25.930'N 001°19.324'E
57°29.593'N 001°19.156'E
WGS84
22
16-02-2017 30-06-2017
5
Gardline Geo Survey
MV Kommandor
PBQW
                
56°57.524'N 001°51.119'E
56°58.445'N 001°51.090'E
56°58.461'N 001°52.919'E
56°57.540'N 001°52.946'E
WGS84
29
24-02-2017 30-06-2017
3
Subsea 7
Normand Oceanic
LAXM7
                
57°01.742'N 001°12.190'E
57°11.475'N 001°54.582'E
WGS84
22
03-03-2017 31-03-2017
28
Fugro
Fugro Meridian
C6QR4
                
57°09.556'N 001°43.240'E
57°11.172'N 001°43.240'E
57°11.131'N 001°46.216'E
57°09.514'N 001°46.139'E
WGS84
22
15-03-2017 31-05-2017
3
PGS Exploration (UK) Ltd
Ramform Vanguard
9188714
                
57°50.484'N 001°11.982'E
58°01.038'N 001°51.440'E
57°54.300'N 001°57.979'E
57°19.459'N 002°15.040'E
57°05.838'N 001°26.734'E
WGS84
22; 23
01-04-2017 30-09-2017
84
Fugro Survey Ltd
M/V Fugro Meridian
C6QR4
                
56°43.464'N 000°33.369'E
56°50.948'N 002°15.247'E
WGS84
30
01-04-2017 24-04-2017
2

Seismic Surveys   [Area One]

First Published: 30 April 2012   Last Updated: 27 March 2017 12:34

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Total E&P UK Limited
TBA
2 m
4m
58°29.464'N 000°33.369'E
WGS84
15
01-03-2017 30-06-2017
1
Fugro Survey Ltd
M/V Fugro Meridian
C6QR4
                
58°01.924'N 000°55.685'W
58°01.857'N 000°51.624'W
57°59.703'N 000°51.752'W
57°59.770'N 000°55.809'W
WGS84
14
15-03-2017 31-05-2017
3
Gardline Geosurvey Limited
MV Vigilant
PBNX
                
60°06.113'N 003°58.565'W
60°03.860'N 003°53.926'W
60°01.542'N 003°58.431'W
60°03.792'N 004°03.069'W
WGS84
205
27-03-2017 14-04-2017
14
FairfieldNodal
MV Ocean Pearl
C6ZW$
GeoWave Commander
LAKY6
Shemarah II
9120889
                
60°49.801'N 002°27.885'W
60°45.540'N 002°19.945'W
60°42.655'N 002°23.219'W
60°41.091'N 002°28.435'W
60°40.426'N 002°28.680'W
60°39.603'N 002°31.145'W
60°39.858'N 002°33.060'W
60°39.504'N 002°36.420'W
60°41.747'N 002°40.768'W
WGS84
206
15-04-2017 30-09-2017
100

Rig List   [Area One]

First Published: 13 April 2012   Last Updated: 27 March 2017 12:21

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Blackford Dolphin 58°18.10’N 01°42.40’E
Maersk Integrator 58°34.30’N 01°41.80’E
Deepsea Atlantic 58°47.10’N 02°35.80’E
Island Innovator 58°50.30’N 02°11.80’E
Rowan Viking 58°50.60’N 02°14.90’E
Maersk Interceptor 58°55.30’N 02°11.80’E
Transocean Arctic 59°29.70’N 01°57.90’E
Ocean Patriot 59°32.00’N 01°24.40’E
Noble Lloyd Noble 59°35.40’N 01°03.40’E
Transocean Leader 59°56.90’N 01°15.80’E
Rowan Gorilla 5 60°03.71’N 01°59.13’E
Transocean Spitsbergen 60°15.60’N 03°32.80’W
Deepsea Aberdeen 60°20.00’N 04°06.00’W
Maersk Intrepid 60°30.30’N 02°00.80’E
Safe Scandinavia 60°41.90’N 02°55.90’E
Songa Endurance 60°49.80’N 03°34.20’E
Songa Equinox 60°49.80’N 03°34.20’E
COSL Promoter 60°52.50’N 03°29.60’E
Wilphoenix 61°02.00’N 01°07.70’E
West Elara 61°02.30’N 02°20.30’E
West Phoenix 61°04.63’N 02°05.28’W
Scarabeo 5 61°08.00’N 03°32.00’E
Bideford Dolphin 61°28.00’N 01°59.60’E
Paul B Loyd Jr61°40.10’N 01°22.20’E

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 13 April 2012   Last Updated: 27 March 2017 12:20

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Ensco 71 55°28.70’N 05°06.50’E
Maersk Resilient 55°31.80’N 05°00.50’E
Noble Sam Turner 55°38.40’N 04°53.10’E
Seafox 5 55°43.00’N 04°44.90’E
Maersk Guardian 55°43.30’N 04°48.00’E
Ensco 121 55°52.90’N 04°14.00’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
COSL Rival 56°41.80’N 02°20.30’E
Ensco 100 56°48.40’N 00°42.30’E
GSF Galaxy 1 57°00.69’N 01°50.32’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
Noble Regina Allen57°27.00’N 01°23.20’E

Rig List   [Area Three]

First Published: 13 April 2012   Last Updated: 27 March 2017 12:20

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Seafox 4 53°03.20’N 02°11.30’E
590021 53°14.00’N 03°14.50’E
Atlantic Amsterdam 53°15.30’N 00°52.00’E
Ensco 92 53°19.40’N 02°14.20’E
Ensco 72 53°23.60’N 04°12.10’E
Paragon Prospector 53°28.40’N 04°29.50’E
Ensco 101 53°49.10’N 04°30.90’E
Rowan Gorilla VII 54°03.30’N 01°02.10’E
Seafox 2 54°04.40’N 00°54.90’E
Ensco 80 54°36.00’N 02°11.80’E
Seafox 754°36.00’N 02°11.80’E

Rig List   [Area Five]

First Published: 08 April 2016   Last Updated: 27 March 2017 12:18

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Irish Sea Pioneer53°38.80’N 03°28.60’W

Seabed Activity - Decommissioning Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 30 January 2017   Last Updated: 30 January 2017 10:38

  Development: Devenick
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Decommissioning of Wellhead 26-01-2017 11-03-2017 9/29a-1
59°09.851'N 001°37.966'E
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Derek Harrold, TAQA Bratani, 44 1224 275557, derek.harrold@taqaglobal.com

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

First Published: 18 January 2017   Last Updated: 18 January 2017 15:17

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
Debris
  Position a)
53°39.656’N 000°54.364’E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Susan Mackenzie, Centrica, susan.mackenzie@centrica.com

Deployment of Buoys - New Buoy   [Area One]

First Published: 18 January 2017   Last Updated: 18 January 2017 15:16

Please note a new buoy has been deployed at the following location.

  Buoy Type
Oceanographic Equipment Buoy
  Buoy Characteristics
ADCP
  Location
58°43.570'N 003°14.180'W   
  Datum
WGS84
  Deployment Date
2016-12-17
  Recovery Date
2017-05-31

For further information, please contact: Rory O Hara, Marine Scotland Science, +44(0)1224 295358, R.Murray@MARLAB.AC.UK

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