Norwegian Sea News

Equinor Awards Transocean New Contracts for Two Offshore Drilling Rigs in Norway

Mar 28, 2023

Norwegian oil giant Equinor has, on behalf of several licenses in Norway, awarded contracts for the use of Transocean's offshore drilling rigs Transocean Encourage and Transocean Enabler.Transocean Encourage semi-submersible drilling rig will mainly be used in the Norwegian Sea…

Equinor Secures Drilling Permit from NPD for Norwegian Sea Well

Mar 13, 2023

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor a drilling permit for the well 6406/5-2 S, in the Norwegian Sea, off Norway.NPD said Monday the drilling would start in March, using Odfjell Drilling's semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Stavanger…

Norway: Equinor, Partners to Relinquish Offshore Block Containing Oil Find. Longboat to Reapply for the Acreage

Mar 06, 2023

Oil and gas companies Equinor, PGNiG, and Longboat Energy have relinquished the license in Norway containing the Egyptian Vulture offshore oil discovery, but Longboat plans to re-apply for the acreage as it believes the discovery has high potential…

Saipem Secures $900M in Offshore Contracts with TotalEnergies and Equinor

Jan 20, 2023

Italian offshore engineering and construction company Saipem said Friday it had won two offshore contracts worth $900 million in total.First, together with Aker Solutions, Saipem won a contract with the French oil major TotalEnergies in Brazil…

Equinor Makes Norway's First Offshore Discovery of 2023

Jan 18, 2023

The Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor Energi AS, operator of the production license 1128 offshore Norway, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6605/1-2 S and appraisal well 6605/1-2 A and made a gas discovery, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Wednesday…

Aker BP in Drilling, Well Alliances with Noble Corp, Odfjell Drilling, Halliburton

Jan 12, 2023

The Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP said Thursday it had entered into drilling and wells alliance agreements with offshore drilling firms Noble Corporation, Odfjell Drilling, and oilfield services giant Halliburton. The jack-up rig alliance comprises Noble…

Wintershall Dea Targets Record 200,000 boed Production from Norway in 2023

Jan 11, 2023

Germany's Wintershall Dea aims to produce a record 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed) from Norwegian oil and gas fields in 2023 and will continue to expand its business there, the head of the company's Norwegian unit told Reuters…

TechnipFMC to Deliver Pipe for Wintershall Dea's Dvalin North Project

Jan 11, 2023

TechnipFMC has won a contract to deliver and install a pipe for the Wintershall Dea's Dvalin North gas field offshore Norway.The Dvalin North will be tied back to the Heidrun Platform via the existing Dvalin field offshore Norway.For TechnipFMC…

Norway Awards 47 Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration Licenses

Jan 10, 2023

Norway has awarded 47 new offshore oil and gas exploration permits to 25 firms in its latest mature areas licensing round, the energy minister said on Tuesday. 'Today's award is an important contribution to ensuring that Norway remains a safe and predictable supplier of oil and gas to Europe…

Report: Shell Held Talks to Sell Norway Business Amid Renewable Energy Push

Jan 10, 2023

Shell held talks with Harbour Energy to sell its Norwegian oil and gas fields last year but could not reach a deal due to gas price volatility and uncertainty over the long-term outlook, three company sources told Reuters. London-based Shell…

Polish Firm Books Chinese Offshore Rig for Norwegian Sea Drilling

Jan 05, 2023

The Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling has, on behalf of the China-based rig owner CIMC Offshore, signed a contract with the Polish oil firm PGNiG for the Deepsea Yantai offshore drilling rig.PGNiG will use the semi-submersible drilling rig to drill one firm well…

Norway's Njord Offshore Field Resumes Production After Major Platform Upgrades

Dec 28, 2022

Production from the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea restarted at 16.30 on December 27th, following an upgrade project in which both the platform and the floating storage and offloading vessel (FSO) were brought ashore for extensive upgrades…

PGS Secures Pre-Funding for Large Survey in Norwegian Sea

Dec 27, 2022

Norwegian offshore survey company PGS said Tuesday it had secured industry pre-funding for a large multiclient survey in the Norwegian Sea. PGS will use a Ramform Titan-class vessel over two seasons, with mobilization for the first season in Q2 2023…

Tie-backs: Wintershall, Partners Press Forward with Dvalin North Field Development

Dec 13, 2022

Oil and gas company Wintershall Dea, with its partners Petoro and Sval Energi, have filed a plan for development and operation for the Dvalin North field in the Norwegian Sea.According to the partners, the Dvalin North, which they describe as the largest discovery in Norway in 2021…

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