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Alpha Petroleum

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About Alpha Petroleum

Alpha Petroleum, formerly the UK unit of ATP Oil & Gas, is a provider of offshore oil and gas exploration services. The company focuses on the appraisal, development and production from conventional offshore oil and gas fields. On July 11th, 2022, Alpha Petroleum was acquired by Waldorf Production. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquarters Location

No.1 London Square Cross Lanes, Guildford

Surrey, England, GU1 1UN,

United Kingdom

+44 (0)1483 307200

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Latest Alpha Petroleum News

North Sea gas platform could become designated nesting site to aid offshore wind development

Aug 30, 2022

North Sea gas platform could become designated nesting site to aid offshore wind development Orsted is working with owners Alpha Petroleum Resources Ltd and Energean UK on Wenlock proposal 100km off the Humber 15:19, 30 AUG 2022 Group 28 Sign up to The Climate Agenda - the one-stop shop for green businesses and those fighting climate change Invalid emailSomething went wrong, please try again later. Sign Up Group 28 A gas field platform closing in on the end of its operations could be transformed into an artificial nesting site to aid offshore wind development. Orsted has identified the Wenlock infrastructure as a viable compensation measure for the potential impact its Hornsea Four offshore wind farm could have on certain seabird species. The Danish giant, the world-leader in the sector, has signed a memorandum of understanding with owners Alpha Petroleum Resources Ltd and Energean UK to explore the possible repurposing. Jamie Baldwin, Hornsea Four project director, said: “As a responsible offshore wind developer, we are always keen to explore innovative opportunities to ensure that our projects are developed, constructed and maintained as sensitively and sustainably as possible. We look forward to continuing our work with Alpha and Energean to investigate the potential for repurposing existing offshore structures as part of a tool-box of ecological compensation measures.” Kittiwakes have been observed readily using man-made structures and Orsted’s recent offshore surveys of platforms in the North Sea have shown large numbers of nests. The transformation would be an alternative to construction of a new artificial nesting structure for the project, which is currently going through the planning process. Located almost 100km offshore from the Humber, the field was first discovered in 1974, with the platform installed in 2006. The topside and jacket equates to more than 1,000 tonnes of marine engineering. Hornsea Project Four's location. (Image: Orsted) Orsted said it has engaged extensively with installation owners in the southern North Sea to identify candidate platforms, while undertaking its own survey to confirm the distribution of nesting kittiwake colonies. Surveys also assessed the suitability of the platforms to provide compensation while taking into account their respective decommissioning timeframes and the willingness of platform owners and operators to consider adapting plans to facilitate innovative repurposing. Wenlock has an established kittiwake colony with around 69 apparently occupied nests counted in June. The platform is scheduled for the plugging and abandonment of wells from 2023. Following decommissioning this nesting site would no longer be available. Graham Walters, Alpha’s chief operating officer, said: “Alpha is very pleased to be working with Orsted to repurpose our Wenlock platform to support the renewable industry in a first for a UK gas platform and to be playing our part in the UK energy transition.” The proposal is to have the topside design developed to attract further nesting kittiwake, preserving and increasing this colony for many future breeding seasons ahead. The aim is to adapt it to maximise the use of existing structural elements, creating new nesting space, while minimising disturbance to the seabirds which are already nesting at Wenlock. Fiona Goodfellow, Energean UK’s country manager, said: “Environmental, social and governance is at the heart of Energean operations and we are delighted to have partnered with like-minded organisations on this project. It is particularly pleasing to work towards a positive and lasting legacy from our UK continental shelf operations. The Wenlock platform has already established itself as a new seabird nesting site and we are very excited to see plans progressing which may assist this valuable kittiwake population to prosper and grow long into the future.” Hornsea Four is the closest to land of the zone, operated and maintained from Grimsby. It is anticipated it will generate a further 1.8GW of green electricity, following Hornsea One and Two, now operational, and Hornsea Three - also given the go-ahead. Read next:

Alpha Petroleum Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Alpha Petroleum founded?

    Alpha Petroleum was founded in 2000.

  • Where is Alpha Petroleum's headquarters?

    Alpha Petroleum's headquarters is located at No.1 London Square, Surrey.

  • What is Alpha Petroleum's latest funding round?

    Alpha Petroleum's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Alpha Petroleum?

    Investors of Alpha Petroleum include Waldorf Production, Petroleum Equity and Quadrille Capital.

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