Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), a Vryhof company, has commenced operations with the newly awarded contract to provide pre-lay mooring products and services to the Deepsea Bergen semisubmersible drilling rig on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
The German company Wintershall have received shares in six licences by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, in the Awards for Predefined areas (APA) 2017 licencing round.
This will include the Forties Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta as well as the Beryl Alpha and Bravo platforms
The contract has been awarded to Alcatel Submarine Networks for permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) on the Johan Sverdrup field.
The decision authorises the construction of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the first new manned installation for Shell in the northern North Sea in almost 30 years.
Early production from the Catcher field in the North Sea is expected to be approximately 10 000 bpd.