NW Europe's offshore operators filling in development puzzle

David Knott Senior Editor John Shaw semisubmersible rig drilled an oil strike for Amerada Hess off the U.K. with the 20/5c-6 new-pool wildcat. The well flowed more than 8,600 b/d of oil on test and was suspended for future use. Amerada plans further appraisal. Photo courtesy Amerada Hess. During the North Sea weather window, Stanislav Yudin crane ship removed four platforms from Conoco's Viking A field in the southern North Sea. The project was one of four small abandonments carried out while Shell/Esso works out what to do with Brent spar. Photo courtesy Conoco. This year, Northwest Europe's offshore operators have mainly been filling in some of the smaller pieces in ...

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