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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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Rig List   [Area Five]

First Published: 08 April 2016   Last Updated: 08 May 2017 14:52

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Irish Sea Pioneer53°34.00’N 03°27.30’W

Suspended Wellheads - Abandoned Suspended Well(s)   [Area One]

First Published: 24 April 2017   Last Updated: 24 April 2017 15:44

Please note the suspended wellhead below has now been abandoned and no longer represents a danger to fishing activities. Please remove the well from your fishing plotter and Kingfisher Yellow Card.

  Well Number
9/29a-1
  Operator
BP Exploration
  Location
59°09.817'N   001°37.868'E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Marcelle Wynter, DECC, 0300 0671616 , Marcelle.wynter@oga.gsi.gov.uk

Seabed Activity - Decommissioning Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 28 March 2017   Last Updated: 24 April 2017 15:41

  Development: Pelican Field
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Decommissioning of Wellhead 01-04-2017 31-05-2017 PU-p19
61°02.034'N 001°07.773'E
WGS84 Awilco Wilphoenix

For further information, please contact: Mike McMahon, TAQA Bratani, +44 1224 275557, Mike.McMahon@taqaglobal.com

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

First Published: 24 April 2017   Last Updated: 24 April 2017 15:36

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)
13m x 0.8m 1.5m
  Position a)
56°54.195‘N  001°01.110’E
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
Bittern

For further information, please contact: Ram Subramanian, Shell UK Limited , +44 (0)1224 882748), ram.subramanian@shell.com

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

First Published: 24 April 2017   Last Updated: 24 April 2017 15:15

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)
30" x 100m
  Position a)
52°59.040’N 001°34.360’E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Bob Brighton, Petrofac, 01493 416811 , Robert.brighton@petrofac.com

Deployment of Buoys - New Buoy   [Area Five]

First Published: 24 April 2017   Last Updated: 24 April 2017 15:13

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

  Buoy Type
Scientific Buoy
  Location
53°18.036'N 004°42.618'W
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Gemma Veneruso, SEACAMS 2, 01248 382840, g.veneruso@bangor.ac.uk

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area Five]

First Published: 28 March 2017   Last Updated: 24 April 2017 15:05

  Development: Douglas Field
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Irish Sea Pioneer 08-04-2017 30-06-2017 Hamilton Field 110/13H
53°33.958'N 003°27.270'W
WGS84

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

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 24 April 2017   Last Updated: 24 April 2017 15:00

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 712
  Location Name
Osprey
  Rig Position
61°19.496'N 001°32.716'E
Position
Anchor 1 - 61°19.792'N 001°31.340'E
Anchor 2 - 61°20.112'N 001°32.162'E
Anchor 3 - 61°20.113'N 001°33.270'E
Anchor 4 - 61°19.700'N 001°33.985'E
Anchor 5 - 61°19.080'N 001°34.219'E
Anchor 6 - 61°18.074'N 001°33.551'E
Anchor 7 - 61°18.656'N 001°31.970'E
Anchor 8 - 61°19.210'N 001°31.331'E
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area Two]

First Published: 24 April 2017   Last Updated: 24 April 2017 14:58

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
Safe Caledonia
  Location Name
Elgin
  Rig Position
57°17.370'N 001°22.301'E
Position
Anchor 1 - 56°59.719'N 001°49.011'E
Anchor 2 - 56°59.869'N 001°49.188'E
Anchor 3 - 57°00.193'N 001°48.188'E
Anchor 4 - 57°00.791'N 001°48.091'E
Anchor 5 - 57°01.497'N 001°49.888'E
Anchor 6 - 57°01.477'N 001°50.321'E
Anchor 7 - 57°00.636'N 001°51.655'E
Anchor 8 - 57°00.399'N 001°51.631'E
Anchor 9 - 56°59.766'N 001°50.607'E
Anchor 10 - 57°01.321'N 001°48.663'E
  Datum
WGS84

Deployment of Buoys - New Buoy   [Area Two]

First Published: 28 March 2017   Last Updated: 28 March 2017 12:58

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

  Buoy Type
Scientific Buoy
  Location
57°10.693'N 002°03.994'W
57°10.689'N 002°03.617'W
57°10.549'N 002°03.274'W
57°10.485'N 002°02.918'W
57°10.435'N 002°02.548'W
57°10.359'N 002°02.205'W
57°10.260'N 002°01.876'W
57°10.141'N 002°01.564'W
57°10.125'N 002°01.247'W
57°09.981'N 002°00.984'W
57°09.820'N 002°00.742'W
57°09.651'N 002°00.531'W
57°09.470'N 002°00.356'W
57°09.281'N 002°00.210'W
57°09.086'N 002°00.094'W
57°08.884'N 002°00.019'W
57°08.681'N 001°59.977'W
57°08.476'N 001°59.972'W
57°08.273'N 001°59.999'W
57°08.072'N 002°00.063'W
57°07.874'N 002°00.162'W
57°07.681'N 002°00.298'W
57°07.498'N 002°00.464'W
57°07.324'N 002°00.662'W
57°07.160'N 002°00.888'W
57°07.010'N 002°01.144'W
57°06.875'N 002°01.423'W
57°06.752'N 002°01.725'W
57°06.646'N 002°02.048'W
57°06.556'N 002°02.387'W
57°06.485'N 002°02.741'W
57°06.436'N 002°03.105'W
57°06.400'N 002°03.476'W
57°06.822'N 002°01.450'W
57°09.550'N 002°00.354'W
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Robert Main, Marine Scotland Science, +44(0)1224 295687, Robert.Main@gov.scot

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