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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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Anchor List   [Area Two]

First Published: 15 January 2019   Last Updated: 15 January 2019 11:31

Please note the following rig anchors that may extend up to one mile from the rig and may not always have buoys at their position. Fishing within the anchor pattern should be avoided. Fishermen may contact the installation or the ERRV (standby vessel) for positions of the anchors.

  Rig Name
Ocean Valiant
  Location Name
Janice Field 30/17
Position
Anchor 1 - 56°23.293'N 002°13.626'E
Anchor 2 - 56°24.017'N 002°13.623'E
Anchor 3 - 56°24.555'N 002°14.594'E
Anchor 4 - 56°24.455'N 002°15.825'E
Anchor 5 - 56°23.913'N 002°16.723'E
Anchor 6 - 56°23.340'N 002°16.680'E
Anchor 7 - 56°22.860'N 002°15.815'E
Anchor 8 - 56°22.762'N 002°14.585'E
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 15 January 2019   Last Updated: 15 January 2019 11:27

Please note the following rig anchors that may extend up to one mile from the rig and may not always have buoys at their position. Fishing within the anchor pattern should be avoided. Fishermen may contact the installation or the ERRV (standby vessel) for positions of the anchors.

  Rig Name
Ocean Valiant
  Location Name
Balvenie 3/14
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°32.079'N 001°44.877'E
Anchor 2 - 60°32.998'N 001°44.867'E
Anchor 3 - 60°33.429'N 001°46.611'E
Anchor 4 - 60°33.484'N 001°47.389'E
Anchor 5 - 60°32.847'N 001°48.715'E
Anchor 6 - 60°32.162'N 001°49.478'E
Anchor 7 - 60°31.381'N 001°48.135'E
Anchor 8 - 60°31.398'N 001°46.332'E
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 15 January 2019   Last Updated: 15 January 2019 11:25

Please note the following rig anchors that may extend up to one mile from the rig and may not always have buoys at their position. Fishing within the anchor pattern should be avoided. Fishermen may contact the installation or the ERRV (standby vessel) for positions of the anchors.

  Rig Name
Deepsea Aberdeen
  Location Name
Loyal Drill Centre
  Rig Position
60° 24.665’ N, 04° 03.243’ W
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°24.324'N 04°06.280'W
Anchor 2 - 60°25.509'N 04°05.911'W
Anchor 3 - 60°26.228'N 04°03.913'W
Anchor 4 - 60°26.052'N 04°01.537'W
Anchor 5 - 60°25.069'N 04°00.045'W
Anchor 6 - 60°23.880'N 04°00.394'W
Anchor 7 - 60°23.222'N 04°01.963'W
Anchor 8 - 60°23.343'N 04°04.769'W
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 31 July 2018   Last Updated: 15 January 2019 11:24

Please note the following rig anchors that may extend up to one mile from the rig and may not always have buoys at their position. Fishing within the anchor pattern should be avoided. Fishermen may contact the installation or the ERRV (standby vessel) for positions of the anchors.

  Rig Name
Deepsea Aberdeen
  Location Name
Schiehallion Central
  Rig Position
60°20.198'N 04°02.012'W
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°19.778'N 04°05.079'W
Anchor 2 - 60°20.768'N 04°04.595'W
Anchor 3 - 60°21.370'N 04°02.987'W
Anchor 4 - 60°21.584'N 04°00.479'W
Anchor 5 - 60°20.619'N 03°58.944'W
Anchor 6 - 60°19.430'N 03°59.209'W
Anchor 7 - 60°18.673'N 04°01.143'W
Anchor 8 - 60°18.820'N 04°03.528'W
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 15 January 2019   Last Updated: 15 January 2019 11:19

Please note the following rig anchors that may extend up to one mile from the rig and may not always have buoys at their position. Fishing within the anchor pattern should be avoided. Fishermen may contact the installation or the ERRV (standby vessel) for positions of the anchors.

  Rig Name
Transocean Leader
  Location Name
Lincoln Field, Shetland
  Rig Position
60°07.102’N 003°55.085’W
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°07.485'N 003°57.161'W
Anchor 2 - 60°08.111'N 003°55.976'W
Anchor 3 - 60°08.171'N 003°54.204'W
Anchor 4 - 60°07.557'N 003°53.185'W
Anchor 5 - 60°06.684'N 003°53.036'W
Anchor 6 - 60°06.073'N 003°54.300'W
Anchor 7 - 60°06.067'N 003°55.836'W
Anchor 8 - 60°06.665'N 003°57.235'W
  Datum
WGS84

Rig List   [Area One]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2019 11:17

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Rowan Gorilla 7 58°01.70’N 01°42.90’E
Ensco 72 58°17.20’N 03°12.30’W
Maersk Integrator 58°34.30’N 01°41.80’E
Wilphoenix 58°46.30’N 01°29.50’E
Maersk Intrepid 59°02.20’N 02°13.50’E
Ocean Patriot 59°22.80’N 01°40.80’E
Ocean Valliant 59°34.90’N 01°39.30’E
Safe Boreas 59°35.20’N 01°03.20’E
Noble Lloyd Noble 59°35.40’N 01°03.40’E
Transocean Leader 59°55.90’N 01°03.40’E
Deepsea Aberdeen 60°24.70’N 04°03.20’W
COSL Promoter 60°43.90’N 03°34.60’E
Songa Endurance 60°48.00’N 03°26.50’E
Songa Equinox 60°50.90’N 03°34.80’E
Paragon MSS1 61°02.00’N 01°07.80’E
Deepsea Bergan 61°05.00’N 03°20.90’E
Transocean 712 61°17.60’N 01°28.30’E
Leiv Eiriksson 63°55.00’N 07°18.00’E
Scarabeo 8 64°35.80’N 06°51.30’E
West Phoenix 64°48.50’N 06°26.90’W
Transocean Enabler64°52.00’N 06°50.30’E

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2019 11:16

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Noble Sam Turner 55°28.10’N 05°08.10’E
Maersk Guardian 55°43.40’N 04°48.00’E
Maersk Reacher 56°16.80’N 03°24.00’E
Rowan Viking 56°30.70’N 03°54.80’E
Ensco 120 56°43.50’N 02°12.50’E
Rowan Gorilla V 56°58.02’N 01°52.19’E
Noble Sam Hartley 57°00.80’N 01°50.40’E
Maersk Interceptor 57°06.90’N 03°03.40’E
Safe Scandinavia 57°06.90’N 02°50.60’E
Prospector 5 57°10.70’N 01°06.60’E
Maersk Highlander 57°11.70’N 01°54.80’E
Ensco 121 57°21.00’N 01°48.10’E
Maersk Innovator 57°48.60’N 00°58.30’W
Rowan Stavanger 57°48.90’N 04°32.10’E
Paul B Loyd Jnr57°58.20’N 00°53.70’E

Rig List   [Area Three]

First Published: 19 June 2017   Last Updated: 15 January 2019 11:16

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
GMS Endurance 52°15.00’N 03°30.50’E
Prospector 1 52°29.80’N 04°12.19’E
Seafox 4 53°00.60’N 02°11.10’E
590021 53°14.00’N 03°14.50’E
Ensco 92 53°21.40’N 02°02.40’E
Ensco 122 53°27.70’N 01°55.20’E
Energy Endeavour 53°31.50’N 01°09.60’E
Paragon B391 53°32.40’N 02°00.90’E
Seafox 1 53°42.20’N 01°09.00’E
Paragon C20051 53°43.60’N 03°48.30’E
Noble Hans Deul 53°56.40’N 02°44.80’E
Ensco 101 54°34.20’N 02°17.60’E
Maersk Resolute54°56.70’N 04°43.30’E

Rig List   [Area Five]

First Published: 05 October 2018   Last Updated: 15 January 2019 11:13

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Irish Sea Pioneer53°38.80’N 03°28.70’W

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

First Published: 03 January 2019   Last Updated: 03 January 2019 14:08

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
Pipeline Span
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
Length 15.02m x Height 0.92m
  Position a)
53°01.488’N 01°43.714’E
  Position b)
53°01.486’N 01°43.701’E
  Datum
WGS84

For further information, please contact: John Entwistle, Eni UK, 020 7344 6342, john.entwistle@eni.com

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