Offshore Arctic News

 

Equinor to Drill 25 Offshore Exploration Wells in Norway in 2023

Nov 29, 2022

Norwegian major Equinor plans to drill 25 exploration wells off the Nordic country next year, compared with 22 wells this year, most of them in the North Sea, a senior executive said on Tuesday. A 'small handful' of wells will be drilled in the Norwegian and Barents Seas each, Jez Averty, Equinor's head of exploration and production in Norway, told Reuters on the sidelines of an energy conference. Equinor…

Plans for World's Northernmost Offshore Oil Field In Doubt as Costs Soar

Nov 10, 2022

Soaring costs and supply chain bottlenecks have put a question mark over plans for what would be the world's most northern oilfield in production, with Norway's Equinor and its partners postponing a decision on the Arctic project. Environmental…

Arctic LNG 2 Project on Track for 2023 Output Start, Mitsui CFO

Nov 01, 2022

The Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia is on track to start production of the first train in 2023, Mitsui & Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Tetsuya Shigeta said on Tuesday. The Japanese trading house intends to stay in the Sakhalin-2 gas and oil…

Equinor to Issue Complementary Assessment for Wisting Oil Field Project

Oct 24, 2022

The Norwegian energy giant Equinor said Monday it would issue a complementary assessment for the Wisting oil field development in the Barents Sea for public consultation.'The complementary assessment elaborates some key subjects from the impact assessment…

Technip Energies to Leave Arctic LNG 2 Project in H1 2023

Oct 20, 2022

Technip Energies TE.PA expects to fully exit the liquefied natural gas project (LNG) Arctic LNG 2 led by Moscow-listed gas producer Novatek next year, the French oil and gas services provider said on Thursday.The group, which said in March it was renouncing new business opportunities in Russia…

Russia Says Output Recovery at Sakhalin 1 Depends on Exxon

Sep 07, 2022

Russia's energy minister said on Wednesday the recovery of oil production at the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project in Russia's Far East would depend to a large extent on the position of ExxonMobil, Russian news agencies reported.ExxonMobil said…

Norway's Aker BP to Drill Wells in Arctic Barents Sea, CEO Says

Aug 29, 2022

Aker BP plans to drill up to 15 exploration wells next year, including in the Arctic Barents Sea, Aker BP Chief Executive Karl Johnny Hersvik said on Monday.'Our plan is to drill somewhere in the range of 12-15 wells and I'm assuming we will have the same level going forward…

Oil Companies Must Boost Offshore Exploration in Norway to Unlock Potential, NPD Says

Aug 25, 2022

Oil companies in Norway must increase their exploration activity in remote regions like the Arctic Barents Sea for the country to find the remaining reserves of oil and gas beneath its oceans, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Thursday…

Norway Scraps Three Arctic Oil Exploration Blocks

Jun 14, 2022

Norway's minority government will remove three Arctic oil exploration blocks from its licensing round as part of a deal with the opposition to secure backing for its 2022 budget.The Norwegian oil industry lobby said it was disappointed by the…

Norway's Hammerfest Plant Resumes LNG Production almost Two Years After Fire

Jun 02, 2022

Norway's Hammerfest liquefied natural gas plant has restarted LNG production following a fire almost two years ago, boosting the country's gas exports, operator Equinor said on Thursday.The company last week told Reuters the plant had completed repairs and was preparing to restart output…

Norway's Hammerfest LNG Plant Resumes Operation After 20-month Outage

May 27, 2022

Norway’s Hammerfest liquefied natural gas plant has resumed operation as planned and is preparing to restart LNG production, a spokesperson for operator Equinor told Reuters on Friday.The plant has been offline for 20 months following a fire in September of 2020…

Equinor Makes Oil Discovery Near Johan Castberg Field in Barents Sea

May 25, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has made an oil discovery at the Snøfonn Nord exploration well in the Johan Castberg area in the Barents Sea, off Norway.According to Vår Energi, Equinor's partner in the license, the exploration well, in PL 532…

Norway's Hammerfest LNG Plant Extends Outage

May 16, 2022

Norway's Hammerfest LNG plant is now expected to restart on May 23, six days later than the previous plan and further delaying operations since a fire in 2020, Norwegian gas system manager Gassco and operator Equinor said on Monday.'During the weekend…

NOIA: U.S. Gov't Move Against Offshore Oil & Gas Lease Sales 'Devastating to Americans'

May 13, 2022

Erik Milito, president of the U.S. National Ocean Industries Association, said this week that the U.S. government's decision not to hold offshore oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet was expected, but also 'devastating to Americans…

Viking Supply Ships' Four AHTS Deal In Russia Canceled

May 13, 2022

Swedish offshore vessel operator Viking Supply Ships has informed that a previously announced contract in Russia for four of its anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels has now been canceled.Viking Supply Ships had early on February 8 said it had secured a multi-season contract worth 18…

Current News

Well Operations: Halliburton In 'Industry's First' Offshore Brazil

Well Operations: Halliburton In 'Industry's First' Offshore Brazil

Gasunie to Oversee Build of Dutch North Sea Hydrogen Network

Gasunie to Oversee Build of Dutch North Sea Hydrogen Network

Platform Supply Vessel to Ship CO2 for Storage Under North Sea Seabed

Platform Supply Vessel to Ship CO2 for Storage Under North Sea Seabed

Philippines Must Find Way to Exploit South China Sea Resources, says President Marcos

Philippines Must Find Way to Exploit South China Sea Resources, says President Marcos

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

Offshore Engineer Magazine