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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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Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 08 June 2017   Last Updated: 29 August 2017 10:46

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
Blackford Dolphin
  Location Name
Captain B
  Rig Position
58°18.001'N 01°42.492'W
Position
Anchor 1 - 58°18.239'N 01°44.023'W
Anchor 2 - 58°18.646'N 01°43.554'W
Anchor 3 - 58°18.869'N 01°42.727'W
Anchor 4 - 58°18.698'N 01°41.400'W
Anchor 5 - 58°17.877'N 01°40.638'W
Anchor 6 - 58°17.298'N 01°41.225'W
Anchor 7 - 58°17.054'N 01°42.489'W
Anchor 8 - 58°17.437'N 01°44.025'W
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area Two]

First Published: 29 August 2017   Last Updated: 29 August 2017 10:38

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
Paragon MSS1
  Location Name
Chestnut
  Rig Position
57°57.015'N 001°12.750'E
Position
Anchor 1 - 57°57.750'N 001°12.400'E
Anchor 2 - 57°57.690'N 001°13.070'E
Anchor 3 - 57°57.550'N 001°13.550'E
Anchor 4 - 57°57.240'N 001°14.390'E
Anchor 5 - 57°56.810'N 001°14.150'E
Anchor 6 - 57°56.490'N 001°13.770'E
Anchor 7 - 57°56.300'N 001°13.090'E
Anchor 8 - 57°56.330'N 001°12.410'E
Anchor 9 - 57°56.530'N 001°11.870'E
Anchor 10 - 57°56.850'N 001°11.500'E
Anchor 11 - 57°57.230'N 001°11.250'E
Anchor 12 - 57°57.550'N 001°11.730'E
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 04 July 2017   Last Updated: 29 August 2017 10:36

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
Transocean Spitsbergen
  Location Name
Verbier 20/5b
  Rig Position
57°56.018’N 00°04.371'W
Position
Anchor 1 - 57°56.257'N 00°05.560'W
Anchor 2 - 57°56.623'N 00°04.929'W
Anchor 3 - 57°56.647'N 00°03.919'W
Anchor 4 - 57°56.291'N 00°03.321'W
Anchor 5 - 57°55.778'N 00°03.183'W
Anchor 6 - 57°55.413'N 00°03.814’W
Anchor 7 - 57°55.388'N 00°04.823'W
Anchor 8 - 57°55.721'N 00°05.514'W
Anchor 9 -
Anchor 10 -
Anchor 11 -
  Datum
WGS84

Rig List   [Area One]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 29 August 2017 10:34

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Ensco 80 58°08.90’N 03°01.20’W
Ocean Guardian 58°32.70’N 00°49.60’W
Maersk Integrator 58°34.30’N 01°41.80’E
Deepsea Atlantic 58°45.90’N 02°31.10’E
Rowan Viking 58°50.60’N 02°14.90’E
Maersk Interceptor 58°55.30’N 02°11.80’E
Transocean Spitsbergen 59°01.30’N 01°21.20’E
Wilphoenix 59°26.90’N 01°37.20’E
Transocean Arctic 59°29.70’N 01°57.90’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°56.90’N 01°15.80’E
Deepsea Aberdeen 60°20.10’N 04°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°48.50’N 03°35.60’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
Transocean 712 61°19.40’N 01°32.10’E
Bideford Dolphin 61°29.10’N 02°13.20’E
Deepsea Stavanger64°58.40’N 06°58.50’E

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 29 August 2017 10:33

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Maersk Resolute 55°23.90’N 03°48.60’E
Noble Sam Turner 55°32.30’N 05°01.90’E
Maersk Guardian 55°34.80’N 04°45.40’E
Maersk Resiliant 55°43.20’N 04°47.90’E
Seafox 5 56°20.70’N 04°16.20’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
Paul B Loyd 56°50.10’N 01°42.90’E
Ensco 120 56°51.00’N 02°15.30’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
Ocean Patriot 57°10.40’N 01°44.80’E
Maersk Gallant 57°10.70’N 01°06.06’E
Maersk Highlander 57°11.70’N 01°54.80’E
Stena Spey 57°17.80’N 01°21.90’E
Rowan Norway 57°22.50’N 01°23.00’E
Paragon MSS157°57.01’N 01°12.75’E

Rig List   [Area Three]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 29 August 2017 10:33

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
590021 53°14.00’N 03°14.50’E
Atlantic Amsterdam 53°17.80’N 00°48.50’E
Seafox 4 53°18.80’N 04°14.90’E
Ensco 72 53°23.20’N 04°15.60’E
GMS Endeavour 6102 53°36.50’N 04°12.30’E
Ensco 101 53°39.20’N 03°52.50’E
Paragon Prospector 1 53°41.40’N 06°21.40’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 121 54°35.70’N 00°26.00’E
Seafox 754°36.00’N 02°11.80’E

Rig List   [Area Four]

First Published: 28 July 2017   Last Updated: 29 August 2017 10:32

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: 29 August 2017 10:31

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

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area One]

First Published: 15 August 2017   Last Updated: 15 August 2017 15:54

  Development: Lancaster Field
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Bucentaur Lancaster Field
60°10.794'N 003°52.196'W
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Kirsty Mcwilliam, Hurricane, +44 1483 862820, Kirsty.mcwiliam@hurricaneenergy.com

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

First Published: 15 August 2017   Last Updated: 15 August 2017 15:50

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°04.674’N 002°04.542’E
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
Machar

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

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