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Solvberg Appointed NPD Director General

Oct 13, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has announced the appointment of Ingrid Solvberg as Director for the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea, replacing Bente Nyland.According to a note from NPD, Sølvberg was appointed by the King in Council on 11 October…

BOEM Announces New GoM Lease Sale

Oct 07, 2019

The US Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) plans to offer about 78 million acres in a region-wide Gulf of Mexico lease sale scheduled for March 2020.Lease Sale 254, which would include all unleased areas in…

Okea Gets Consent for Draugen Drilling

Sep 24, 2019

Norwegian oil company Okea ASA Okea has been granted safety consent to drill its first operated wells off Norway, with drilling of a pair of probes near its Draugen field due to start next month.  According to a press note, the Norway's Petroleum…

First Major U.S. OWF Delayed

Aug 12, 2019

Massachusetts’ first offshore wind project has been delayed indefinitely by the federal government.The $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts had planned to break ground on the project by the end of this year, but progress has been halted pending a final environmental review by the U…

EOG Bags Offshore Ireland Licence

Aug 08, 2019

United Kingdom-based exploration and production company Europa Oil & Gas  (EOG) has been awarded a 15-year frontier exploration licence for an area in the Slyne Basin, offshore Ireland.The area includes Europa’s flagship Inishkea prospect, which…

Aker BP Gets New Drilling Permit from NPD

Aug 06, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP  a drilling permit for well 30/12-2 located in the North Sea offshore Norway.Well 30/12-2, to be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig is a wildcat well in production licence 986…

NPD Grants North Sea Drilling Permit to ConocoPhillips

Aug 01, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a wildcat drilling permit for well 25/7-7, to be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility.The area in this license consists of parts of blocks 25/7 and 25/10…

Vineyard Wind to Fight Against Rejection

Jul 16, 2019

The developer of the 800-MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project in the US will request a superseding order from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to overturn denial of the project’s application before the Edgartown Conservation Commission…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Aker BP

Jun 18, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for well 25/2-20 as per the the Resource Management Regulations.Well 25/2-20 in the North Sea will be drilled from the Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility…

Vår Energi to Remove Jotun B Platform

Jun 03, 2019

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given Vår Energi AS consent for the removal and disposal of Jotun B platform in the North Sea offshore Norway.The consent, with reference to the Management Regulations Section 25 (4) item e, is granted…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Equinor

May 21, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7324/6-1.The well will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility, said a press release from NPD.The drilling programme for well 7324/6…

Eni Secures Offshore Argentina Block

May 21, 2019

The Argentinian authorities have officially awarded the exploration license of offshore block MLO 124 to an Eni-led consortium.An Eni-led consortium wins an exploration license of offshore block MLO 124 from the  authorities, said a press release…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to OMV (Norge)

May 16, 2019

OMV Norge, a subsidiary of the Austrian oil company OMV, has received drilling permit for well 6506/11-11 S from Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).NPD said in a press release that the well 6506/11-11 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Bergen drilling facility…

Lundin Gets Drilling Permit for North Sea

May 15, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-31 A.The well will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility, owned and operated by Ocean Rig.The drilling programme for well 16/1-31…

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