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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 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

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

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

First Published: 03 January 2019   Last Updated: 03 January 2019 14:01

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 17m x Height 1.5m
  Position a)
58°13.079’N 00°20.084’E

  Datum
WGS84

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

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

First Published: 17 December 2018   Last Updated: 17 December 2018 13:06

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
Subsea Hazard
  Size - Weight (Metric Tonnes)
250kg
  Size - Dimensions (Metres - Length, Width, Height)
1.5m x 1.5m
  Position a)
57°04.804’N 002°05.108’E
57°04.672’N 002°06.450’E
57°04.719’N 002°04.309’E
57°05.810’N 002°02.255’E
  Datum
WGS84
  Oil/Gas Field Name
Machar

For further information, please contact: Nick Strachan, BP, nick.strachan@uk.bp.com

Seabed Activity - Decommissioning Activities   [Area One]

First Published: 02 November 2018   Last Updated: 17 December 2018 13:04

  Development:
Activity Type Anticipated Dates Installation Name Position(s) Datum Vessel(s)
Start Date Finish Date
Decommissioning of Platform 30-11-2018 30-04-2019 Pickerell B
53°31.496'N 001°09.640'E
WGS84 Energy Endeavour

For further information, please contact: Gareth MacGlennon, Perenco, +44(0)1603 771347, gmacglennon@uk.perenco.com

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 17 December 2018   Last Updated: 17 December 2018 11:50

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
WilPhoenix
  Location Name
Kingfisher 16/08a
Position
Anchor 1 - 58°47.170'N 001°28.971'E
Anchor 2 - 58°46.952'N 001°30.209'E
Anchor 3 - 58°46.458'N 001°30.896'E
Anchor 4 - 58°45.814'N 001°30.889'E
Anchor 5 - 58°45.300'N 001°29.760'E
Anchor 6 - 58°45.427'N 001°28.263'E
Anchor 7 - 58°45.901'N 001°27.573’E
Anchor 8 - 58°46.732'N 001°27.652'E
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 17 December 2018   Last Updated: 17 December 2018 11:47

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.

  Location Name
Rhum R3
Position
Anchor 1 - 60°06.922'N 001°43.284'E
Anchor 2 - 60°06.911'N 001°43.311'E
Anchor 3 - 60°06.889'N 001°43.283'E
Anchor 4 - 60°06.901'N 001°43.251'E
  Datum
WGS84

Anchor List   [Area One]

First Published: 17 December 2018   Last Updated: 17 December 2018 11:43

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
Leadon North 9/19a
Position
Anchor 1 - 59°34.44'N 001°37.30'E
Anchor 2 - 59°35.12'N 001°37.24'E
Anchor 3 - 59°35.77'N 001°38.42'E
Anchor 4 - 59°35.77'N 001°39.93'E
Anchor 5 - 59°35.17'N 001°41.06'E
Anchor 6 - 59°34.44'N 001°41.03'E
Anchor 7 - 59°33.83'N 001°39.95'E
Anchor 8 - 59°33.88'N 001°38.41'E
  Datum
WGS84

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