Norway News


Neptune Energy Names Estensen Managing Director for Norway

Oct 05, 2018

Neptune Energy has appointed Odin Estensen as Managing Director of its Norwegian business, based in Stavanger.Estensen joins Neptune Energy from A/S Norske Shell, where he is currently the Norway Operated Asset Manager.With more than 28 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector…

Norway's Goliat Oilfield to Restart by Friday

Oct 04, 2018

Oil production at Eni's Arctic Goliat field off the coast of Norway will restart by Friday following maintenance, the company told Reuters on Thursday.The restart had originally been planned for Oct. 1, but Eni extended the outage to carry out…

OMV to Buy Siberian Assets from Gazprom Instead of Swap

Oct 03, 2018

OMV has agreed to buy Siberian assets from Gazprom instead of swapping them, the Austrian oil and gas group said on Wednesday.In 2016, OMV agreed to swap 38.5 percent of its Norwegian assets for 24.98 percent of the Russian company's Urengoy gas field…

No-deal Brexit Will Not Interrupt Norwegian Energy Flows to Britain

Sep 28, 2018

Energy exports from Norway to Britain will not be affected even if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, Norway's energy ministry said on Friday.'Energy trade is governed by bilateral commercial agreements. We hence expect that energy exports from Norway to Britain will not be affected…

Equinor Eyes Chevron's Stake in Rosebank Field

Sep 28, 2018

Norway's Equinor is interested in buying Chevron's stake in Rosebank, an oil and gas field in the British part of the North Sea, two sources close to the process told Reuters.Chevron on Wednesday said that it had received interest from a potential…

Rowan Norway Awarded Turkish Petroluem Contract

Sep 24, 2018

Rowan Companies plc announced that the Rowan Norway, an N-Class ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig, has been awarded a two-well contract in the Mediterranean Sea by Turkish Petroleum with an estimated duration 100-140 days. The contract is expected to commence in late 2018…

Norway's Gas Exports Set to Match Annual Record

Sep 21, 2018

Norway's gas exports hit a new high of 36.8 billion cubic meters (bcm) this summer and the annual deliveries will be on a par with the record annual figure achieved in 2017, gas system operator Gassco said on Friday.Between May and August, which is normally a season with fewer gas exports…

Equinor to Boost Drilling to Extend Norwegian Shelf Life

Aug 28, 2018

Oil producer Equinor aims to boost the recovery rate from its Norwegian fields to well above the global average to extend production from the mature basin beyond 2030.Equinor announced plans on Tuesday to drill up to 3,000 wells offshore from…

Equinor says Effort to Restart Mongstad Refinery Continues

Aug 15, 2018

Work to restart Norway's Mongstad oil refinery will continue throughout the evening on Wednesday, following a power outage that shut the facility earlier in the day, operator Equinor said.The unexpected outage happened during routine maintenance on the site's power supply…

Arctic Norway Terminal Plans Revived

Apr 10, 2018

Oil firms operating two oilfields and several oil discoveries in the Barents Sea off Norway are looking at a possibility to build an onshore oil terminal, Norway's oil minister said on Tuesday. 'I'm optimistic. I think it's important that…

Norway Labour Unions Threaten Strike by 35,000 Workers

Apr 03, 2018

Almost 35,000 private-sector workers organised by Norway's largest labour unions plan to go on strike from April 8 unless a deal is found over wages, pensions and other compensation, the unions said on Tuesday. The first wave of a strike…

Statoil to Rebrand as Equinor

Mar 15, 2018

Rebranding would cost up to $32.5 mln but firm plans to ramp up renewables investment.  Norway's Statoil plans to change its name to Equinor, reflecting its commitment to become a broad energy company rather than one focused only on oil…

More Exploration off Norway Needed to Maintain Output -Petoro

Mar 14, 2018

Oil companies must explore for more offshore oil and gas reserves if Norway is to maintain energy production at its current level, state-owned oil firm Petoro said on Wednesday. Petoro holds stakes in several oil and gas firms off Norway…

Greenpeace Appeals after Losing Norwegian Arctic Lawsuit

Feb 05, 2018

Environmental groups launched an appeal on Monday after an Oslo court rejected their arguments that Norway's oil and gas exploration in the Arctic violates citizens' right to a clean environment. Greenpeace and Nature and Youth disputed the Oslo District Court's verdict last month…

Norway: We Must Prepare for Arctic Oil Race with Russia

Jan 17, 2018

Norway must identify potential offshore oil and gas reserves near its northern maritime border with Russia to better protect its economic interest in the remote Arctic region, energy minister Terje Soeviknes said on Wednesday. The two countries…

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