Safety inspectors have ordered Dana Petroleum to improve practices on its Western Isles vessel over concerns control room staff are not suitably trained to work unsupervised.
Rigs & Vessels
Dolphin Drilling (OSLO: DDRIL) has said two North Sea rigs will join its growing fleet in the first quarter of next year.
Awilco, which currently has no assets, told Energy Voice it is reviewing investment opportunities.
The Aberdeen firm has won a multi-million-pound North Sea deal from Neo Energy.
Serica Energy (LON: SQZ) has announced it will acquire a 30% non-operated interest in the North Sea's Greater Buchan Area development from Jersey Oil and Gas (JOG).
Operator Bluewater Energy said it had made a precautionary shutdown of the Haewene Brim FPSO prior to the HSE warning and is now addressing the issues.
Aberdeen-based well decommissioning specialists Well-Safe Solutions have signed an agreement with Spirit Energy, adding another well to its current plug and abandonment campaign.
Shell expects its Penguins FPSO to arrive in the UK North Sea in 2024 with start-up expected the same year, a spokesperson told Energy Voice.
Comes as Dolphin Drilling is due to announce a new acquisition “in a matter of weeks”.
Ocean GreatWhite rig to continue existing contract with BP until August 2024 while Ocean Patriot will commence a new deal with Taqa in early 2025.
An emergency helicopter landing in Stavanger in 2020 was caused by a misplaced washer left in its gearbox, the Norwegian Safety Investigation Authority (NSA) has found.
"At the most extreme it has meant that some operators were not able to fly their intended programme", said one analyst
Around 200 Odfjell Technology (FRA: ND4) offshore workers will be balloted on strike action in a dispute over working rotas and paid annual leave.
Aberdeen's Seacroft Marine Consultants has announced a management buyout, with company director Jennifer Fraser to step down after 27 years with the firm.
TotalEnergies’ UK head has paid tribute to 30 years of operations at the North Sea’s Gryphon Alpha FPSO.
A former North Sea floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel owned by Altera Infrastructure is set to be redeployed to Africa as part of a 15-year agreement.
The Port of Aberdeen’s “transformational” £420 million expansion project has been officially opened by The Princess Royal on Friday, September 22.
“Like all businesses, we face challenges - from procurement cycles to wage and energy inflation - but the worst of the inflationary effects would appear now to be behind us, and we look forward to increasing our margins as we build out our rapidly growing order book.”
The SEC highlighted problems with the subcontractor bid, which was handling fabrication of the Shell Penguins FPSO.
According to the company website, Maersk Supply Service's sole UK office is in Aberdeen.
Major production issues at the North Sea Kraken FPSO have hit vessel owner Bumi Armada in the group's pocket.
‘The scale of this beast is unbelievable’ – what is the world’s second largest crane vessel doing off Aberdeenshire?
There are no shortage of vessels to be seen off the coast of Aberdeen, but there’s one in particular that currently stands out from the rest.
A top drilling firm has bemoaned the low fees contractors are receiving for leasing their rigs in the North Sea.
A Valaris rig is heading for the Southern North Sea ahead of embarking on a decommissioning campaign for Neo Energy.
Those eagerly awaiting the arrival of Shell’s (LON: SHEL) first new manned vessel in the UK for 30 years will have to wait a little longer after a delay to sailaway was confirmed.