The drilling of the first well on the new Tyra Southeast-B platform commenced in early December 2014.
In the summer 2014, the new platform was installed 220 kilometers off the Danish west coast. On 6 December, another important milestone was achieved when the drilling of the first well, the 09 well, commenced.
Prior to the drilling, eight conductors were installed on the 4,700 ton platform. Maersk Oil plans to drill 8-12 wells during 2014-2017, where each of the horizontal wells will be about six kilometres long.
The first oil from the field is expected early 2015.
The first steel plate for the Culzean WHP jacket has been cut at an official ceremony held on 16 January 2015. Representatives from Heerema Fabrication Group (HFG) and Maersk Oil gathered at the Heerema Vlissingen yard for the event which marks the start of construction of the jacket.
Heerema Hartlepool Limited (Heerema) was awarded the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of Culzean’s well head platform (WHP) jacket in October 2014.
Heerema will build the WHP jacket and piles, the well head access deck and access ways. The contract is expected to be complete ahead of drilling startup on the project in Q2 2016, subject to a final investment decision in 2015.
The Maersk International Technology and Science
(MITAS) entry-level programme, which has been
running in the UK since 2006 and to which MOUK
received 2500 applications in 2014, won the award
in the face of stiff competition from Petrofac.
The second win of the night came in the category
of Working Together, with Maersk Oil’s nomination
focusing on the partnership between Maersk Oil,
Bibby Offshore, DOF Subsea and Helix Canyon
during the Dumbarton Centre Central riser and
flowline reinstatement project carried out in 2014.
The project was successfully completed on time,
in budget and Incident-Free. It’s the second win
for Maersk Oil in this category in the space of three
years, having won in 2013 for outstanding work
related to the Gryphon Area recovery project.
Nicola Macleod, Director Legal, HR and
Communications said: “To have been shortlisted
in the first place, and then to have won in two
such prestigious categories is humbling, especially
given the quality of the other nominees. It was
a great night for Maersk Oil and particularly for
the teams behind two very different but equally
Maersk Oil UK won two awards at the March Society
of Petroleum Engineers Offshore Achievement
Awards, one of which was in the category of
Outstanding Graduate Programme, a brand new
award for the event.
The Maersk Group, through Maersk Oil in Qatar, was a prestige sponsor of the 24th Men’s World Handball Championship 2015, which was held in Qatar from the 15th January – 1st February 2015.
With a global audience of up to 1.5 billion viewers, sponsoring the 24th Men’s World Handball Championship 2015 was a good platform to promote the Maersk brand both locally and internationally. Denmark and Qatar share a great passion for Handball, and both nations have in the past years achieved top results in Europe and Asia, respectively.
This year the final saw a thrilling match between France and host nation Qatar, with the European team coming out on top. Poland took Bronze and Denmark was placed fifth overall.
Maersk Oil has been in Qatar for more than 22 years and – with Qatar Petroleum as partner – has produced more than 1.4 billion barrels of oil from a very complex offshore oilfield, Al Shaheen. Maersk Oil currently produces some 40% of Qatar’s daily oil production and is committed to playing a positive role in the continuing social development of Qatar as it works towards achieving the goals of the National Vision 2030.
As part of its sponsorship, Maersk Oil activated a number of its local social investment partnership programmes to raise awareness and encourage positive behaviour change, particularly around public health challenges facing Qatar. For example, The ‘Action on Diabetes’ screening bus – funded by Maersk Oil Qatar – was positioned outside the main Lusail handball arena, and staffed by healthcare professionals during the championships.