Barents Sea News


Wood to Support Horisont Energi's Barents Blue Project

Oct 06, 2021

Horisont Energi, a low-carbon technology company based in Norway, has signed a framework agreement with Wood, a major global consulting and engineering firm.As Horisont Energi continues to mature projects in clean ammonia and hydrogen, Wood…

Vår Energi Spuds Rødhette Well, Partner Longboat Says

Sep 15, 2021

Longboat Energy, a recently formed North Sea exploration and production firm, has announced the spudding of the Rødhette exploration well in the Barents Sea, off Norway, by its partner Vår Energi.Longboat, formed by ex-Faroe Petroleum management…

Horisont Energi, Equinor, and Vår Energi Team Up in Blue Ammonia Project in Barents Sea

Sep 09, 2021

Norwegian carbon tech company Horisont Energi has signed a cooperation agreement with oil firms Equinor and Vår Energi for the development of Barents Blue, Europe's first large-scale production facility for blue ammonia.Bjørgulf Haukelidsæter Eidesen…

Vår Energi Gets OK to Drill at Rødhette Prospect in Barents Sea

Aug 13, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas exploration and production company Vår Energi has obtained regulatory consent to drill an exploration well in the Barents Sea, off Norway.The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway on Thursday said it had given Vår Energi its…

Equinor Drills Duster Near Wisting Discovery in Barents Sea

Jun 03, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has drilled a dry exploration well near the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the exploration target of the well was to prove petroleum…

DNV, Vinde to Inspect Vår Energi's Offshore Assets

May 04, 2021

Norway-based oil company Vår Energi has awarded a three-year inspection services contract to a strategic partnership between DNV and Vinde Tilkomstteknikk. The contract will cover inspection services to the oil and gas operator’s full portfolio of assets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

Equinor Gets Green Light to Drill Barents Sea Well

Mar 29, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has won a drilling permit to drill an appraisal well in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), which granted the permit, said Equinor would drill the well, formally known as well 7322/6-1 S…

Equinor Strikes Oil Near Johan Castberg Field in Barents Sea

Mar 10, 2021

Equinor and its partners Vår Energi and Petoro have discovered oil at an exploration well near the Johan Castberg development in the Barents Sea.Recoverable resources at the well - formally known as well 7220/7-4 - in production licence 532…

Norway Launches Consultation on Offshore Licensing Round with 84 New Blocks

Feb 25, 2021

Norway launched a consultation on Thursday on a 2021 licensing round in mature areas in which it offered 84 new blocks for petroleum exploration, including 70 in the Arctic Barents Sea.The maps attached to a statement by the Petroleum and Energy…

Lundin's Barents Sea Well Comes Up Dry

Feb 02, 2021

Oil and gas company Lundin Energy has drilled a dry well at its production license 533 B, in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.The exploration well, formally named 7219/11-1, was drilled around 40 kilometers southwest of the Johan Castberg field…

Greenpeace Loses Norway Supreme Court Case over Arctic Offshore Drilling

Dec 22, 2020

Norway's supreme court upheld government plans for Arctic oil exploration on Tuesday, dismissing a lawsuit by campaigners who said they violated people's right to a healthy environment.While most of Norway's oil output flows from south of the Arctic…

Dry Well for Equinor at Spissa Prospect in Barents Sea

Dec 04, 2020

Norwegian energy company Equinor has drilled a dry well at the Spissa prospect in the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Friday.The exploration well, formally named 7018/5-1, was drilled around 100 kilometers southwest of the Snøhvit field…

Equinor Cleared to Drill Exploration Well in Johan Castberg License Area

Nov 30, 2020

Norwegian oil giant Equinor has been cleared to drill an exploration well at the Isflak prospect in the Barents Sea.The well 7220/7-4 sits in the production license 532, in a water depth of 351 meters. The approval was granted by the safety regulator PSA Norway…

Vår Energi Gets OK to Drill Production Wells at Goliat Field

Nov 23, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Vår Energi has been given consent to use Saipem's Scarabeo 8 drilling rig on the Goliat oil field in the Barents Sea, off Norway.Vår Energi will use the semi-submersible drilling rig for production drilling on the Goliat field…

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