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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: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:05

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 Three]

First Published: 26 October 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:03

  Development: Sean Papa
Drilling Rig(s) Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Irish Sea Pioneer 15-01-2018 15-02-2018 Sean Papa
53°32.234'N 003°34.781'W
WGS84

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

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

First Published: 15 January 2018   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 16:01

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)
50°17.301’N 004°15.983’W
50°17.897’N 004°15.100’W
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Warrant Officer Robert Montgomery RN, 01752 555433 , Robert.Montgomery685@mod.uk

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

First Published: 15 January 2018   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 15:57

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
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
Height 6m x 25m Long
  Position a)
57°42.667’N 001°43.466’E
57°21.983’N 001°28.119’E
57°01.752’N 001°12.124’E
56°39.793’N 001°12.112’E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Blair McKay, CATS Pipeline Technical Authority, +44(0)141 2271453 , blair.mckay@woodplc.com

Deployment of Buoys - New Buoy   [Area One]

First Published: 15 January 2018   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 15:42

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

  Buoy Type
Wellhead Buoy
  Location
58°40.598’N 3°21.993’W
58°40.819’N 3°21.958’W
  Datum
WGS84
  Deployment Date
2018-01-22
  Recovery Date
2018-05-22

For further information, please contact: Jason Mcilvenny / Dr Philippe Gleizon, 01847889000, Jason.mcilvenny@uhi.ac.uk philippe.gleizon@uhi.ac.uk

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

First Published: 15 January 2018   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 15:38

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)
59°36.400’N 001°08.500’E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Ray Wells, Statoil (UK) Limited, 07771 918018, rawe@statoil.com

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

First Published: 15 January 2018   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 15:35

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
Well
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
2.45m
  Position a)
60°40.123‘N 02°23.828’W
  Datum
WGS84

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

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

First Published: 15 January 2018   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 15:34

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°40.966’N 001°07.947’E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Euan Simpson, Statoil (UK) Limited, 07557 161705, eusi@statoil.com

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

First Published: 15 January 2018   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 15:31

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
  Size - Weight (Metric Tonnes)
2.5 Tonnes
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
8ft x 10ft
  Position a)
60°24.317’N 003°57.917’W
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
East of Shiehallion Loyal

For further information, please contact: Bob Bastow, Normand Subsea, +44 1224 349863, NormandSubsea.OM@Subsea7.com

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

First Published: 15 January 2018   Last Updated: 15 January 2018 15:08

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
Pipe
  Size - Weight (Metric Tonnes)
8 in 6 in
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
8 in 6 in
  Position a)
60º 29.319’ N   1º 15.213’ W
60º 29.304’ N   1º 15.108’ W
60º 28.993’ N   1º 15.281’ W
60º 29.007’ N   1º 15.386’ W
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
Orka Voe

For further information, please contact: David Colliard, Total E&P, 01224 298172, david.colliard@total.com

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