North Sea

Carbon Capture and Storage project Porthos a step closer

The project organisation Porthos has signed an agreement with four companies to work in parallel over the coming nine months on preparations for the capture, transport and storage of CO₂, in line with the Netherlands’ goals to significantly reduce GHG emissions. 

Two Equinor workers injured in explosion in North Sea

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has launched an investigation into a serious work accident which took place on the Heimdal field in the North Sea on 28 November 2019, where two people were injured from an explosion in a gas cylinder.

Alexander L. Kielland: Norway’s worst offshore disaster

As part of its ‘Learn from the past’ series, SAFETY4SEA is focusing today on the fatal capsizing of the oil platform Alexander L. Kielland in the North Sea, the worst disaster in Norwegian offshore history since World War II. Losing one of its five legs amid a storm, the platform took lives of 123 people.

EU supports wind-assist ship propulsion project in North Sea

The WASP project, has been officially approved and launched; The project gathers universities, wind-assist technology providers with ship owners to research, trial and validate the operational performance of a selection of wind propulsion solutions thus enabling wind propulsion technology market penetration and contributing to a greener North Sea transport system through harvesting the regions abundant wind potential.

First oil from Johan Sverdrup reaches Mongstad

The first oil pumped from the giant Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea, piped at the distance of 283 kilometres, reached the Mongstad plant, north of Bergen in Norway, where it will be stored in caverns and be shipped to markets all over the world.

Watch: First hydrogen offshore platform pilot explained

The first offshore green hydrogen plant created by the Neptune Energy , located in the Dutch field of the North Sea, includes three energy systems in one platform; offshore wind, offshore gas, and hydrogen. The following video explains how the project will be progressed, keeping in mind that it is the first project of its kind in the sector.

Offshore worker injured in fire incident in the North Sea

An offshore worker was injured in a fire incident on Monday, October 14, on board the Taqa’s Tern Alpha platform in the North Sea, located about 90 nm to the northeast of the Shetland Islands in the UK, leading to a temporary production shut-down. The worker suffered an arm injury due to the fire and was then medevaced by helicopter to Lerwick for treatment, after a request to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

A CO2 storage facility in North Sea is technically feasible

Gasunie, EBN, Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel completed a research into CO2 capture, transport, storage and reuse (CCUS, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage) in the North Sea Canal area, resulting that a CCUS network is technically feasible.

UK awards contracts for world’s largest offshore wind farm

Norwegian oil firm Equinor and its partner SSE secured contracts by the UK authorities to develop three large scale offshore wind projects in the Dogger Bank region of the North Sea. This will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm development with a total installed capacity of 3.6 GW.


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