A second new start-up in the UK North Sea in two days has boosted confidence in the offshore industry after Repsol Sinopec announced first gas from the Cayley field.
A North Sea operator will soon start plugging and abandoning (P&A) wells on the Beatrice oil field as it prepares a wider decommissioning programme.
Production has begun from the Maersk Oil-operated Flyndre field which straddles the UK and Norwegian North Sea.
Prosafe was back in the black last year despite a large drop-off in work for its fleet as low oil prices led to offshore project delays.
Energy service company Neptune has agreed to carry out a range of engineering and manufacturing services on behalf of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK.