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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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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

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

First Published: 18 January 2017   Last Updated: 18 January 2017 15:14

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
Anchor
  Position a)
59°03.027'N   000°18.516'W
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Bernie Bennett, Oil & Gas UK, 01590 643986, bbennett@oilandgasuk.co.uk

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

First Published: 18 January 2017   Last Updated: 18 January 2017 14:58

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
Concrete Mattress
  Position a)
61°23.699'N   001°44.424'E
61°22.779'N   001°43.834'E
  Position b)
61°23.836'N   001°44.434'E
61°23.831'N   001°44.437'E
61°22.764'N   001°43.836'E

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

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

First Published: 18 January 2017   Last Updated: 18 January 2017 14:53

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
  Position a)
58°51.966'N 002°29.994'E
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
Johna Sverdrup Field

For further information, please contact: Henneth Hjertnes, Statoil ASA, +47 93011338, kehje@statoil.com

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

First Published: 18 January 2017   Last Updated: 18 January 2017 14:52

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
  Position a)
60°21.515'N 004°01.018'W
  Datum
WGS84

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

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

First Published: 18 January 2017   Last Updated: 18 January 2017 14:50

Please note the new suspended wellhead below, which should be marked on your fishing plotter and Kingfisher Yellow Card.

  Well Number
205/21a-7Z
  Operator
Petrofac
  Location
60°11.959'N   003°51.841'W
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Kirsty Mcwilliam, Petrofac, kirsty.m@petrofac.com

Seabed Activity - Drilling Operations   [Area Five]

First Published: 10 May 2016   Last Updated: 18 January 2017 14:19

  Development: Lennox Field 110/15L
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Irish Sea Pioneer 20-12-2016 01-03-2017 Lennox Field 110/15L
53°37.881'N 003°10.595'W
WGS84

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

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 18 January 2017   Last Updated: 18 January 2017 14:07

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
Ocean Guardian
  Location Name
Western Isles South Drill Centre
  Rig Position
61°11.770'N 00°43.640'E
Position
Anchor 1 - 61°11.570'N 00°42.240'E
Anchor 2 - 61°12.000'N 00°42.320'E
Anchor 3 - 61°12.410'N 00°43.130'E
Anchor 4 - 61°12.430'N 00°44.050'E
Anchor 5 - 61°12.020'N 00°45.050'E
Anchor 6 - 61°11.450'N 00°44.180'E
Anchor 7 - 61°10.770'N 00°43.180'E
Anchor 8 - 61°10.880'N 00°43.210'E
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 18 January 2017   Last Updated: 18 January 2017 13:55

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 West Drill Centre
  Rig Position
60°19.356'N 004°09.156'W
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°20.376'N 004°09.192'W
Anchor 2 - 60°21.480'N 004°06.972'W
Anchor 3 - 60°21.096'N 004°04.992'W
Anchor 4 - 60°20.424'N 004°03.684'W
Anchor 5 - 60°19.314'N 004°01.152'W
Anchor 6 - 60°17.742'N 004°04.620'W
Anchor 7 - 60°18.378'N 004°07.116'W
Anchor 8 - 60°19.920'N 004°06.072'W
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 18 January 2017   Last Updated: 18 January 2017 13:53

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
PBLJ
  Location Name
Magnus D6
  Rig Position
61°40.062'N 001°22.068'E
Position
Anchor 1 - 61°40.980'N 001°21.282'E
Anchor 2 - 61°40.992'N 001°22.848'E
Anchor 3 - 61°40.440'N 001°24.036'E
Anchor 4 - 61°39.690'N 001°24.024'E
Anchor 5 - 61°39.126'N 001°22.866'E
Anchor 6 - 61°39.060'N 001°21.804'E
Anchor 7 - 61°39.684'N 001°20.100'E
Anchor 8 - 61°40.446'N 001°20.070'E
  Datum
WGS84

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