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Baker Hughes Launches Subsea Wellhead Cutting System "Terminator"

15 hours ago

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes has launched a vessel-deployed subsea wellhead cutting system called the Terminator.In what Baker Hughes says is 'a first-of-its-kind mechanical wellhead removal method', the Terminator system has already…

Equinor Maintains Oil Output, but More Workers May Join Strike

15 hours ago

Equinor said on Wednesday it was maintaining production at western Europe's largest producing oilfield despite a strike by some workers but risked a wider labor conflict this week.Some 43 workers are on strike at the Johan Sverdrup field after…

Drydocks Starts Work on Jotun FPSO TMS

17 hours ago

Dubai's Drydocks World has begun work on a part of a turret mooring system for Jotun FPSO, for Bluewater Energy, with the end client being Var Energi in Norway.Namely, Drydocks said Wednesday it had held a steel-cutting ceremony to mark the start of production of the turntable project for the FPSO…

Sovcomflot Returns Seismic Vessel to Polarcus

Sep 29, 2020

Russian firm Sovcomflot has returned the offshore seismic vessel Ivan Gubkin to its owner Polarcus.The 14-streamer 3D seismic vessel - originally named Polarcus Amani - had been on a charter with Sovcomflot since 2017 and should've stayed with Sovcomflot for five and a half years…

Lundin Ups Edvard Grieg Oil Field Reserve Estimate

Sep 29, 2020

Lundin Energy has raised its reserve estimate for Norway's Edvard Grieg oilfield by 50 million barrels of crude, an increase of 17%, and boosted output plans for the coming years, the Swedish company said on Tuesday.So-called plateau production…

Equinor Discovers Oil and Gas at Swisher Prospect

Sep 29, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has discovered oil and gas at its Swisher prospect in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Recoverable resources are estimated to be in the range of 2-6 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalent, or around to 13-38 million barrels of oil equivalent…

Fire Shuts Equinor's Plant That Processes Gas from Barents Sea Field

Sep 29, 2020

A fire at Equinor's Melkoeya liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the north of Norway halted output on Monday but caused no injuries, police and the company said.Images on local media showed plumes of smoke rising from the plant, but the fire was eventually put out…

Equinor to Sanction $1.95B Breidablikk Development in North Sea

Sep 28, 2020

Norwegian oil company Equinor is set to develop the Breidablikk, dubbed one of the largest undeveloped oil discoveries on the Norwegian continental shelf.The company said Monday morning that it would, together with its partners Petoro, Vår Energi…

Looming Strike Could Close 22% of Norwegian Oil and Gas Output

Sep 25, 2020

Norwegian oil firms plan to close down 22% of the country's oil and gas output, or 900,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, if workers go on strike next week, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOG) said on Friday.Some 324 workers out of 7…

Norway: 'High Interest in Offshore Exploration Blocks'

Sep 25, 2020

The Norwegian authorities have received applications from 33 oil companies for the offshore acreage to be awarded in the licensing round Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2020.Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru: 'In a challenging year for the petroleum industry…

OKEA Buys Into Calypso Prospect Near Draugen Field

Sep 25, 2020

Norwegian oil company OKEA will acquire an interest from Neptune Energy in an offshore block in Norway containing the Calypso prospect, with a potential of up to 37 million barrels of oil.OKEA will take a 30% working interest in the production license PL938…

Aker Solutions to Electrify Edvard Grieg Platform

Sep 24, 2020

Lundin Energy, a Swedish oil and gas company with operations in Norway, has hired the Norwegian engineering and construction giant Aker Solutions to help it electrify its Edvard Grieg offshore oil platform in the North Sea.Under the contract…

Solstad Nets OSV Charter Deals with Equinor, Aker BP

Sep 24, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore has won vessel charter extensions with Norwegian oil firms Equinor and Aker BP.Solstad, which said the two firms were its key clients, said that Equinor had extended the contract for anchor handling vessel Normand Ferking for another year…

Aker BP Extends Charter for Eidesvik's LNG-Powered Platform Supplier

Sep 24, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has extended the charter with Eidesvik Offshore's LNG-powered platform supply vessel Viking Lady.The extension for the 92,2-meter ship built in 2009, will take effect upon the expiration of the current four-month contract that started earlier this month…

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