Maersk Giant to Conduct P&A Work at Varg

Talisman Energy AS (TENAS), operator of the Varg field, has received consent today from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use the 1986-built Maersk Giant jack-up rig to plug and abandon (P&A) 8 wells at their field located 200 kilometers west of Stavanger in 84 meters of water. TENAS has allocated up to 153 days for the activity which the PSA says will … [Read more...]

Talisman’s Yme Platform is in Danger of Collapse

According to a letter obtained by Reuters from Talisman Energy to Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), the Yme platform is still in very sketchy condition. "A structural collapse can arise through considerable shifts and deformations ...The unit can then in the worst case drop down vertically, penetrate the tank and/or tip over on either side with a danger of damaging … [Read more...]

Talisman Energy Extends North Sea Contract for Viking Supply PSV

Talisman Energy (UK) Limited announced today that they have extended an existing one-year contract with Viking Supply Ships for six months for the use of the SBS Tempest in the North Sea. The SBS Tempest is a platform supply vessel of the VS470 MkII Design. SBS Tempest will continue to operate from Talisman's logistics base in Peterhead, Scotland. … [Read more...]