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Wood Lands Martin Linge Deal

Sep 18, 2019

Wood said it will deliver brownfield modifications services to Equinor’s Martin Linge offshore installation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).Awarded under an existing framework agreed in 2016, Wood has been appointed as the main contractor for maintenance…

FPSO & IPO: Growth of an Operator

Sep 17, 2019

As war gives oil a jolt, BW Offshore — which earned revenues of $870 million in 2018 — is readying floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) candidates for Brazil and the North Sea, just as its about-to-be-strengthened other half…

Utgard Comes on Stream

Sep 17, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor said it has started production from the Utgard gas and condensate field, spanning the Norwegian-UK border in the North Sea. Recoverable resources are estimated at around 40 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) and daily production on plateau will be around 43…

Ashtead Supports Subsea Template Installs

Sep 16, 2019

Subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology said it has completed a subsea installation monitoring project for Ocean Installer AS in Equinor’s Askeladd and Johan Castberg fields in the Northern Norwegian Sea.The contract saw Ashtead…

Norway Mulls Blocking Prosafe's Floatel Acquisition

Sep 16, 2019

The Norwegian Competition Authority is considering blocking Prosafe's acquisition of its competitor Floatel International Ltd on the grounds that the combined firm would dominate its market, it said on Monday.The two companies are the only providers…

Kvaerner Eyes FPSO, Renewables Growth

Sep 16, 2019

Norwegian engineering and construction services company Kvaerner said it will ramp up its focus on floating production and renewables projects in an effort to achieve 40% growth within two years.Going forward, Kvaerner will expand operations…

Pharis Mulls Steam Flooding at Pilot Field

Sep 12, 2019

Engineering consultancy Crondall Energy said it has been awarded a contract by Pharis Energy to deliver a concept select study for the operator’s heavy oil Pilot field development in the Central North Sea.According to a statement issued today by Crondall Energy…

Norway Approves Tordis Extension

Sep 12, 2019

Norwegian authorities have given consent to operator Equinor to extend production from the Tordis field in the North Sea.Equinor, which had applied for consent to extend the operating life of the facilities on the Tordis field, is now approved to use of the facilities through 2036…

Neptune to be Ready for IPO by April 2020

Sep 12, 2019

Private-equity backed oil and gas firm Neptune Energy plans to be ready for an initial public offering by April next year, Chief Financial Officer Armand Lumens said on Thursday.Neptune, backed by the Carlyle Group and CVC Capital partners and headed by former Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw…

Repsol Sees Yme Start-up in H1 2020

Sep 11, 2019

Spain's Repsol believes it can start producing oil at the Norwegian Yme oilfield in the first half of next year, a partner in the field said on Wednesday.'Repsol, the operator of the field, is confident that Yme could start production in the first half of 2020…

Aasta Hansteen Output Can Exceed Max Capacity

Sep 11, 2019

Norway's Aasta Hansteen field, which exports gas to Britain and other European countries, has on several occasions produced more than its maximum level, pipeline operator Gassco and operator Equinor told Reuters.Located in the Norwegian Sea…

BP Using Drones to Track Methane Emissions

Sep 10, 2019

One of the world's largest oil and gas companies is using advanced technology originally designed for use on Mars to remotely monitor methane emissions from its offshore assets in the North Sea.A pilot project being run by UK supermajor BP,…

Supply-side Paradox in a Supermajor Exit

Sep 10, 2019

The reaction of the gut is unease to news reports ExxonMobil might be selling $4 billion in offshore assets to Norway’s Vår Energi (the former Eni Norge) and pulling out of the North Sea.More operator and supermajor consolidation away from an oil province sounds all bad…

Hurricane Produces Oil at Lincoln Crestal

Sep 09, 2019

UK independent Hurricane Energy announced it has struck oil in its Lincoln Crestal well West of Shetland.Responding to speculation around flaring from the Transocean Leader drilling rig, the company issued a statement confirming that a drill…

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