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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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Seabed Activity - Construction/Installation Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 08 May 2017   Last Updated: 09 May 2017 9:26

  Development: Solan 205/26A
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Platform Installation Solan Platform TUTU
60°03.697'N 003°58.275'W
WGS84
Pipeline Installation Umbilical Junction Box
60°03.769'N 003°58.683'W
WGS84
Well Well P2
60°03.757'N 003°58.677'W
WGS84
Well Well W1
60°03.747'N 003°58.697'W
WGS84
Construction /Installation SUTU
60°03.837'N 003°58.525'W
WGS84

For further information, please contact: Roland Barr, Weston Compliance, +44(0)1224 619207 , rbarr@westoncompliance.com

Deployment of Buoys - New Buoy   [Area Two]

First Published: 08 May 2017   Last Updated: 08 May 2017 15:57

Please note a new buoy has been deployed at the following location.

  Buoy Type
Scientific Buoy
  Location
56°00.096'N 003°21.907'W
  Datum
WGS84
  Deployment Date
2017-04-24
  Recovery Date
2017-07-19

For further information, please contact: Gardline Metocean , 01493 845 600 , www.metocean@gardline.com

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 18 January 2017   Last Updated: 08 May 2017 15:44

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 Drill Centre
  Rig Position
60°20.040'N 004°02.328'W
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°19.602'N 004°05.592'W
Anchor 2 - 60°20.646'N 004°04.776'W
Anchor 3 - 60°21.336'N 004°03.102'W
Anchor 4 - 60°21.432'N 004°00.948'W
Anchor 5 - 60°20.454'N 003°59.358'W
Anchor 6 - 60°19.266'N 003°59.700'W
Anchor 7 - 60°20.112'N 004°01.692'W
Anchor 8 - 60°18.624'N 004°04.038'W
  Datum
WGS84

Seismic Surveys   [Area Five]

First Published: 15 August 2014   Last Updated: 08 May 2017 15:26

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Titan Environmental Surveys Ltd
Titan Endeavour
2ELT9
Titan Discovery
2HCR3
N/A
51°33.910'N 004°20.098'E
51°35.168'N 003°59.993'E
51°35.388'N 003°53.879'E
51°35.050'N 003°49.983'E
51°34.113'N 003°46.904'E
51°29.407'N 003°43.826'E
51°26.930'N 003°54.128'E
51°30.130'N 004°19.851'E
WGS84
110
01-04-2017 31-07-2017
                
Fugro GB Marine Ltd
Fugro Seeker
2HCS2
                
54°04.953'N 003°13.125'W
54°05.164'N 003°12.867'W
54°04.693'N 003°11.336'W
54°04.471'N 003°11.559'W
WGS84
113
20-04-2017 31-05-2017
1

Seismic Surveys   [Area Five]

First Published: 10 April 2014   Last Updated: 08 May 2017 15:18

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Polarcus DMCC
Polarcus Asima
C6XK6
                
54°04.904'N 001°03.830'E
54°04.838'N 001°47.764'E
53°44.071'N 001°47.648'E
53°43.703'N 000°53.830'E
53°53.904'N 000°53.680'E
53°53.753'N 000°15.779'E
53°59.903'N 000°11.829'E
54°02.803'N 000°14.929'E
54°06.937'N 000°15.528'E
54°14.754'N 000°15.378'E
54°14.921'N 001°03.746'E
WGS84
42; 43; 47; 48
01-10-2016 31-07-2017
2
Fugro Engineers BV
MV Fugro Bucentaur
C6SU4
MV Fugro Pioneer
C6BH3
                
53°13.917'N 002°49.631'E
53°13.509'N 002°50.218'E
53°13.157'N 002°49.538'E
53°13.564'N 002°48.951'E
53°11.720'N 002°51.705'E
53°11.323'N 002°52.311'E
53°10.959'N 002°51.650'E
53°11.356'N 002°51.043'E
53°10.236'N 002°53.744'E
53°10.214'N 002°54.641'E
53°09.676'N 002°54.604'E
53°09.697'N 002°53.708'E
WGS84
49
13-03-2017 01-06-2017
7
Bibby Hydromap
Bibby Tethra
2EGF8
                
53°02.191'N 002°13.513'E
53°02.191'N 002°13.523'E
53°01.646'N 002°12.628'E
53°02.186'N 002°12.620'E
WGS84
49
22-03-2017 31-05-2017
5
Gavin Hulmston
TBC
                
54°03.244'N 001°01.985'E
WGS84
43
23-03-2017 28-05-2017
1
Bibby Offshore
Bibby Athena - 2ICA5
                
54°17.953'N 001°39.628'E
53°00.221'N 002°53.738'E
WGS84
42; 43; 47;
48; 49; 52; 
53
07-04-2017 31-05-2017
7
Bibby Hydromap
Bibby Tethra
2EGF8
                
53°27.974'N 001°54.431'E
53°28.110'N 001°55.570'E
53°27.455'N 001°55.789'E
53°27.319'N 001°54.651'E
WGS84
48
10-04-2017 30-09-2017
2
Clinton Marine Survey
Northern Wind
2IOX2
                
51°13.916'N 001°28.200'E
51°13.916'N 001°32.400'E
51°10.200'N 001°32.400'E
51°10.200'N 001°28.200'E
WGS84
                
18-04-2017 30-05-2017
5
Clinton Marine Survey
Northern Wind
2IOX2
                
51°13.916'N 001°28.200'E
51°13.916'N 001°32.400'E
51°10.200'N 001°32.400'E
51°10.200'N 001°28.200'E
WGS84
                
18-04-2017 30-05-2017
5
Benthic Solutions Ltd
Sewa Mink - MBFR6
FPV Morven - MBFQ6
                
53°00.993'N 001°47.630'E
52°51.805'N 001°27.502'E
WGS84
48; 52
20-04-2017 31-05-2017
10
Benthic Solutions Ltd
Sewa Mink - MBFR6
FPV Morven - MBFQ6
                
53°00.993'N 001°47.630'E
52°51.805'N 001°27.502'E
WGS84
48; 52
27-04-2017 30-06-2017
10

Seismic Surveys   [Area Two]

First Published: 30 April 2012   Last Updated: 08 May 2017 15:15

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Total E&P UK Limited
TBA
                
57°00.695'N 001°50.310'E
WGS84
22
15-02-2017 01-08-2017
1
Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Ltd
TBC
1200m
4m
57°29.686'N 001°26.459'E
57°26.023'N 001°26.616'E
57°25.930'N 001°19.324'E
57°29.593'N 001°19.156'E
WGS84
22
16-02-2017 30-06-2017
5
Gardline Geo Survey
MV Kommandor
PBQW
                
56°57.524'N 001°51.119'E
56°58.445'N 001°51.090'E
56°58.461'N 001°52.919'E
56°57.540'N 001°52.946'E
WGS84
29
24-02-2017 30-06-2017
3
Fugro
Fugro Meridian
C6QR4
                
57°09.556'N 001°43.240'E
57°11.172'N 001°43.240'E
57°11.131'N 001°46.216'E
57°09.514'N 001°46.139'E
WGS84
22
15-03-2017 31-05-2017
3
PGS Exploration (UK) Ltd
Ramform Vanguard
9188714
                
57°50.484'N 001°11.982'E
58°01.038'N 001°51.440'E
57°54.300'N 001°57.979'E
57°19.459'N 002°15.040'E
57°05.838'N 001°26.734'E
WGS84
22; 23
01-04-2017 30-09-2017
84
Fugro OSAE GmbH
MV Fugro Helmert
ZDNM8
                
56°41.555'N 002°19.404'E
57°11.179'N 002°00.141'E
WGS84
22; 23; 30
24-04-2017 23-06-2017
1
CGG  Services S. A
Geo Coral
FIPH
8000m
50m
56°49.920'N 001°40.273'E
56°49.570'N 002°29.826'E
56°44.150'N 002°32.509'E
56°35.660'N 002°36.710'E
56°32.011'N 002°41.295'E
56°26.577'N 002°48.087'E
56°27.108'N 000°44.092'E
56°43.780'N 000°43.978'E
56°43.832'N 001°13.992'E
56°47.135'N 001°13.997'E
WGS84
28; 29; 30
01-05-2017 30-11-2017
37
Gardline Geosurvey Ltd
MV Ocean  Reliance - J8B2707
MV Kommnader - PBQW
MV Ocean Researcher - GDLS
1200m
3m
57°51.235'N 000°46.893'E
57°49.200'N 000°54.018'E
57°45.401'N 000°50.204'E
57°47.433'N 000°43.089'E
WGS84
21
01-05-2017 31-10-2017
4
Fugro Survey Ltd
Fugro Meridian - 
C6QR4 
400m
100m
57°58.261'N 01°10.784'E
57°57.102'N 01°15.805'E
57°55.768'N 01°14.713'E
57°56.927'N 01°09.695'E
WGS84
22
03-05-2017 15-05-2017
1.5
Baker Hughes Wireline
TBC
2m
4m
57°11.445'N 001°53.982'E
WGS84
22
04-05-2017 31-12-2017
2
Total E&P UK Limited
TBA
5500m
8m
56°53.909'N 001°33.475'E
57°08.606'N 001°57.103'E
57°02.196'N 002°10.529'E
56°47.585'N 001°46.433'E
WGS84
29; 22
15-05-2017 15-10-2017
30
Total E&P UK Limited
TBA
5500m
7m
56°53.910'N 001°33.474'E
57°08.611'N 001°57.108'E
57°03.361'N 002°08.091'E
56°48.660'N 001°44.241'E
WGS84
29; 22
15-05-2017 15-10-2017
10

Seismic Surveys   [Area One]

First Published: 30 April 2012   Last Updated: 08 May 2017 15:11

Operator & Vessel Details Cable Length & Depth Survey Area Datum UKCS Blocks Anticipated Dates Duration (Days)
Start Date Finish Date
Total E&P UK Limited
TBA
2 m
4m
58°29.464'N 000°33.369'E
WGS84
15
01-03-2017 30-06-2017
1
Fugro Survey Ltd
M/V Fugro Meridian
C6QR4
                
58°01.924'N 000°55.685'W
58°01.857'N 000°51.624'W
57°59.703'N 000°51.752'W
57°59.770'N 000°55.809'W
WGS84
14
15-03-2017 31-05-2017
3
FairfieldNodal
MV Ocean Pearl
C6ZW$
GeoWave Commander
LAKY6
Shemarah II
9120889
                
60°49.801'N 002°27.885'W
60°45.540'N 002°19.945'W
60°42.655'N 002°23.219'W
60°41.091'N 002°28.435'W
60°40.426'N 002°28.680'W
60°39.603'N 002°31.145'W
60°39.858'N 002°33.060'W
60°39.504'N 002°36.420'W
60°41.747'N 002°40.768'W
WGS84
206
15-04-2017 30-09-2017
100
Total E&P UK Limited
TBA
750m
7m
61°10.219'N 002°30.948'W
61°01.536'N 002°19.358'W
60°39.916'N 003°33.227'W
60°48.681'N 003°43.654'W
WGS84
214, 205, 206
15-04-2017 31-08-2017
23
Shearwater
Polar Duchess - 5BJC3
Polar Express - LAER7
MV Andrea - YJTK5
St John - YJQT9
Ocean Mermaid - C6BI8
Sanco Sky - ZDHW8
8100m
12m
63°26.781'N 000°01.721'E
62°15.322'N 001°11.564'E
62°29.409'N 000°14.516'W
63°06.914'N 000°27.443'W
WGS84
218, 219, 220,
222, 223
15-04-2017 15-07-2017
90
Fugro GM Marine Ltd
Fugro Synergy
C6XR3
                
60°11.793'N 003°52.197'W
WGS84
205
19-04-2017 31-05-2017
25
Gardline Geosurvey
TBC
1200m
3m
59°39.639'N 001°39.400'E
59°35.061'N 001°39.582'E
59°35.151'N 001°48.929'E
59°39.729'N 001°48.768'E
WGS84
9
22-04-2017 24-07-2017
4
Gardline Geosurvey Limited
Gardline Ocean Reliance
HP6391
1200m
57°55.365'N 000°52.420'E
57°57.243'N 000°48.724'E
57°58.997'N 000°51.988'E
58°16.680'N 000°16.990'E
58°16.965'N 000°12.107'E
58°18.076'N 000°12.019'E
58°17.834'N 000°17.294'E
57°59.119'N 000°55.900'E
58°03.898'N 001°08.724'E
58°03.072'N 001°10.351'E
WGS84
21; 22; 15; 16
24-04-2017 30-06-2017
16
AUTONAUT
Monohull
                
61°00.204'N 003°28.216'W
60°00.384'N 003°23.098'W
60°16.488'N 002°31.943'W
60°43.734'N 004°20.045'W
WGS84
                
28-04-2017 18-05-2017
20
TBC
WG Amundsen
5BXE2
                
59°22.630'N 001°43.436'E
59°27.280'N 001°43.074'E
59°43.954'N 001°53.036'E
59°48.120'N 002°14.123'E
59°46.129'N 002°26.769'E
59°32.038'N 002°18.055'E
59°18.901'N 002°07.448'E
WGS84
9
01-05-2017 30-05-2017
3
Maersk Oil North Sea Uk Ltd
TBC
4300m
35m
 57°58.518'N 002°25.455'W
58°10.274'N 002°27.230'W
58°14.680'N 002°10.553'W
58°15.308'N 001°54.491'W
58°11.693'N 001°39.953'W
58°00.363'N 001°38.491'W
WGS84
12; 13; 18; 19
16-05-2017 30-10-2017
30
TBA
                
60°04.200'N 001°59.230'E
60°04.400'N 001°58.820'E
60°04.020'N 001°58.070'E
60°03.820'N 001°58.480'E
WGS84
3/30
17-05-2017 20-07-2017
14

Rig List   [Area One]

First Published: 13 April 2012   Last Updated: 08 May 2017 14:54

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Paul B Loyd Jr 58°12.10’N 01°25.70’E
Maersk Integrator 58°34.30’N 01°41.80’E
Deepsea Atlantic 58°47.10’N 02°35.80’E
Rowan Viking 58°50.60’N 02°14.90’E
Maersk Interceptor 58°55.30’N 02°11.80’E
Ocean Patriot 59°26.90’N 01°37.20’E
Transocean Arctic 59°29.70’N 01°57.90’E
Noble Lloyd Noble 59°35.40’N 01°03.40’E
Transocean Leader 59°56.90’N 01°15.80’E
Rowan Gorilla 5 60°03.71’N 01°59.13’E
Deepsea Aberdeen 60°21.10’N 04°02.30’W
Maersk Intrepid 60°30.30’N 02°00.80’E
Safe Scandinavia 60°41.90’N 02°55.90’E
Songa Endurance 60°42.60’N 03°26.30’E
Songa Equinox 60°49.80’N 03°34.20’E
COSL Promoter 60°52.50’N 03°29.60’E
Wilphoenix 61°02.00’N 01°07.70’E
West Elara 61°02.30’N 02°20.30’E
West Phoenix 61°04.63’N 02°05.28’W
Scarabeo 5 61°08.00’N 03°32.00’E
Transocean 712 61°19.40’N 01°32.10’E
Deepsea Stavanger64°56.80’N 06°57.30’E

Rig List   [Area Two]

First Published: 13 April 2012   Last Updated: 08 May 2017 14:54

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
Maersk Resilient 55°31.80’N 05°00.50’E
Noble Sam Turner 55°32.30’N 05°01.90’E
Ensco 71 55°42.90’N 04°44.90’E
Maersk Guardian 55°43.30’N 04°48.00’E
Ensco 121 55°52.90’N 04°14.00’E
Maersk Gallant 56°21.50’N 02°18.80’E
Maersk Innovator 56°22.60’N 03°15.50’E
Ocean Valiant 56°23.70’N 02°15.30’E
Ensco 122 56°43.60’N 02°05.20’E
Ensco 100 56°44.60’N 00°40.70’E
Prospector 5 57°00.73’N 01°50.41’E
Noble Hans Deul 57°01.90’N 01°57.30’E
Maersk Highlander 57°11.70’N 01°54.80’E
Stena Spey 57°17.40’N 01°22.40’E
Noble Regina Allen57°27.00’N 01°23.20’E

Rig List   [Area Three]

First Published: 13 April 2012   Last Updated: 08 May 2017 14:53

Please note the following rig positions and recent movements.

Movement Rig Position
590021 53°14.00’N 03°14.50’E
Seafox 4 53°15.80’N 04°14.90’E
Atlantic Amsterdam 53°17.80’N 00°48.50’E
Ensco 92 53°19.40’N 02°14.20’E
Ensco 72 53°23.60’N 04°12.10’E
Seajacks Leviathan 53°26.80’N 02°19.19’E
Paragon Prospector 53°28.40’N 04°29.50’E
Paragon B391 53°41.98’N 02°03.42’E
GMS Endeavour 6102 53°42.70’N 03°30.80’E
Ensco 101 53°49.10’N 04°30.90’E
Rowan Gorilla VII 54°03.30’N 01°02.10’E
Seafox 754°36.00’N 02°11.80’E

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