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Equinor hand month extension to Prosafe for Mariner

Prosafe has been offered a month extension for the Safe Boreas charter contract at the Mariner project by operator Equinor. Semi-submersible firm Prosafe said today that the extension deal on the table, worth £4.6 million, is the first of six one-month options to extend the charter of the Safe Boreas to Mariner. In late 2017, […]

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July 19, 2018, 2:52 pm | Author: David McPhee

Xodus Group unveil new advanced engineering lead

Energy consultancy Xodus Group has today announced that appointment of Tao Zhao as its new advanced engineering lead. Joining Xodus from Heerema Marine Contractors, Mr Zhoa has over 15 years experience in subsea pipeline and riser design and analysis both in the UK and Thailand. Mr Zhao said: “I am pleased to be joining a company with […]

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July 19, 2018, 11:53 am | Author: David McPhee

Cairn Energy’s North Sea Ekland well due to spud

Scottish oil firm Cairn Energy announced today that its North Sea Ekland well is due to spud next week as it looks to put the Ensco 101 rig in position. Leaving Hartlepool this morning, the rig will travel to the North Sea over the weekend before getting to work on Cairns first operated exploration well in […]

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July 19, 2018, 10:55 am | Author: David McPhee

Oil veteran appointed new chief executive of Decom North Sea

Oil and gas veteran John Warrender has been appointed chief executive of Decom North Sea. The membership organisation for the oil and gas decommissioning sector announced today that Mr Warrender will start in post on August 1. Mr Warrender has more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in the sector including in the […]

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July 19, 2018, 6:40 am | Author: Rebecca Buchan

EnQuest hit with HSE notice after two tonnes of debris narrowly miss worker

A falling two tonne riser section that almost struck a member of staff has prompted the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to issue an enforcement notice to a North Sea operator. Oil exploration firm EnQuest was hit with the HSE notice yesterday for failure to safely lift and move the 2.6 tonne riser that narrowly […]

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July 19, 2018, 6:38 am | Author: David McPhee

New scheme to ‘transform’ North Sea oil recovery

A new initiative could have Aberdeen leading efforts to recover up to 27billion barrels of oil worldwide, according to the Oil, and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC). The OGTC has launched a “facility of the future” initiative, aimed at developing new technology to recover the 3.5billion barrels of North Sea oil trapped in “small pools”. At […]

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July 19, 2018, 6:37 am | Author: Allister Thomas

North Sea takeover radiates ambition

An Aberdeen energy services firm is hoping to add £1million to its North Sea revenues after completing a takeover of a rival company. Glacier Energy Services has acquired Aberdeen Radiators, a specialist in installation and repair of radiators and heat exchangers. Glacier has acquired the company from its parent group G&M Radiators based in Glasgow […]

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July 19, 2018, 6:30 am | Author: Allister Thomas

Premier Oil inks ROV deal with M2 Subsea

Westhill-based ROV firm M2 Subsea has today signed a deal to provide inspection services for Premier Oil’s Balmoral Floating Production Vessel (FPV). The contract will see M2 Subsea provide the inspection of the vessel’s hull, flowlines, umbilicals, risers and subsea template over 2018. The Balmoral is a purpose built semi-submersible FPV which is situated in the Balmoral […]

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July 19, 2018, 5:00 am | Author: David McPhee

Equinor granted power consent for Johan Sverdrup

The Petroleum Safety Authority confirmed yesterday that it has granted Equinor consent for the use of an onshore power supply out to the Johan Sverdrup field. Planned to begin production in 2019, the Johan Sverdrup field is located 96 miles west of Karmoy in Rogaland county. The power will be carried by submarine cable from its […]

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July 19, 2018, 5:00 am | Author: David McPhee

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