North Sea


Wood Group Wins with TAQA

April 6, 2016

Wood Group has been awarded a two-year contract extending its service provision for TAQA in the North Sea. Under the contract, which has the option of three, one-year extensions, Wood Group PSN will continue to deliver engineering, construction and maintenance services to five offshore assets: Cormorant Alpha, North Cormorant, Eider, Tern and Harding. TAQA operates… Continue Reading »


Harkand in North Sea Pipeline Inspection for TAQA

March 30, 2016

Harkand, an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) company, has secured a scope of work with TAQA in the North Sea. The company’s Aberdeen office will deliver a pipeline inspection campaign across TAQA’s fields in the Northern and Central North Sea. The campaign is expected to get underway in summer 2016 and will include project management and… Continue Reading »


Statoil Under Probe After Visund Shutdown

March 23, 2016

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has decided to investigate a well control incident on the Statoil-operated Visund field which occurred on March 17, 2016. Visund is an oil field located east of the Snorre field in the northern sector of the North Sea. The development comprises a semi-submersible steel production, drilling and quarters platform (Visund… Continue Reading »


Ocean Installer Wins Vigdis Gig

March 22, 2016

Statoil has exercised an option with Ocean Installer for flexible jumper replacement at the Vigdis field. The option falls under an amendment to the previously awarded SLMP Marine Installation contract. The SLMP amendment was signed in December 2015 and covered riser replacement operations at the Troll C field. The option now exercised comprises the replacement… Continue Reading »


Jee to Run Decommissioning Webinar

March 21, 2016

Subsea engineering and training company, Jee, will host a free-to-attend offshore decommissioning webinar on April 13 2016. The webinar, titled ‘Innovation and efficiency in decommissioning’ will be presented by Head of Late Life, Graham Wilson. It will discuss how decommissioning can be done differently to realise cost savings and environmental and safety benefits. “The growing… Continue Reading »


Harkand to Support Maersk Oil’s Flyndre Development

March 17, 2016

Harkand has been awarded a multi-million pound contract with Maersk Oil North Sea UK to deliver subsea support services including a commissioning support campaign for the Flyndre development. The Flyndre development is located in the south-eastern part of the Central Graben Basin in the North Sea. Harkand’s Aberdeen office will oversee the mobilisation of the dive… Continue Reading »


Sparrows and INNOVO Join Forces

March 16, 2016

Sparrows Group and INNOVO have partnered to provide the offshore industry with the fully electric-drive flexible cable and pipelay system for rental. As part of the agreement INNOVO’s electric drive 700 Te multi-reel drive system will be rented alongside Sparrows Group’s electric drive tensioners as a fully packaged lay system. Stewart Mitchell, chief executive officer… Continue Reading »


Subsea 7 Nets BP Extension Offshore UK

March 4, 2016

Subsea 7 has secured an extension to the existing contract by BP for the provision of Subsea Construction, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) services in the North Sea. Under the terms of the agreement, Subsea 7 will provide BP with an additional two years of cost-effective IRM delivery, extending the contract to 2019. The contract covers the maintenance of the Schiehallion,… Continue Reading »


Harkand Bags Apache Subsea Gig

March 2, 2016

Harkand has been selected to deliver installation work to support Apache with its existing drilling campaign in the Nevis South Field in the North Sea. The project will see Harkand provide project management and engineering services and deploy its personnel and one of its dive support vessels (the Harkand Da Vinci or Harkand Atlantis) to install… Continue Reading »


NOC to Lead Project on Monitoring of Marine CCS in North Sea

March 2, 2016

The world’s first ‘real world’ deep-water controlled experiment simulating emission from a submerged carbon dioxide storage reservoir is to take place in the North Sea, with the aim of further verifying the safety of offshore carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS). Reportedly, small quantities of CO₂ will be injected into mud on the sea… Continue Reading »

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