Barents Sea News

 

Norway Expands Acreage for Oil and Gas Exploration

May 08, 2024

The Norwegian Ministry of Energy has offered 37 bocks in the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea as part of its annual licensing round for predefined areas (APA), which give oil companies the opportunity to gain access to attractive acreage in the mature areas of the Norwegian shelf.After more than 50 years of exploration activity, the APA rounds currently cover most of the area that has been opened and is available on the Norwegian continental shelf…

SubseaPartner Lands Diving Job at Vår Energi’s Fields Offshore Norway

May 13, 2024

Norwegian diving contractor SubseaPartner has secured offshore work at the Goliat and Balder fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) for Vår Energi.The contracts have been awarded by Vår Energi under the existing frame agreement for offshore contingency and diving intervention services…

Aker BP Gets Clearance to Drill Two Exploration Wells Offshore Norway

May 07, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for two wells in the Barents Sea, which will be drilled using Saipem’s Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible rig.The permit issued by Norwegian Offshore Directorate are for the wildcat…

Equinor Cleared for Drilling Ops at Johan Castberg Field with Transocean Enabler Rig

Apr 26, 2024

Equinor has received consent from Norwegian regulator to use Transocean Enabler rig for production drilling/completion and drilling of exploration segment in the Barents Sea.The Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil) issued a permit to Equinor for drilling operations at Johan Castberg field…

Multiconsult Pens Call-Off Deal for Hammerfest LNG Electrification

Mar 05, 2024

Oslo-listed company Multiconsult has signed call-off option with Equinor for the grid connection providing electrification of Hammerfest LNG (HLNG) as part of the Snøhvit Future project.The call-off includes management assistance and follow…

Equinor Granted Permission to Drill Wildcat Well in Barents Sea

Feb 21, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Equinor a drilling permit for a wildcat well in the Barents Sea, to be conducted with Transocean Enabler semi-submersible drilling rig.The permit is for the 7220/2-2 exploration well in production license 1080…

COSL Drilling Rig Heads to Norway for Repairs

Jan 24, 2024

COSLProspector semi-submersible drilling rig has departed from the shipyard in Canary Islands, and it’s now on its way to Norway, where it will undergo repairs ahead of assignment with Vår Energi in the Barents Sea.COSL's 4,921-ft semisubmersible…

Equinor Awards $143M Contract for Snøhvit Future Project

Jan 18, 2024

On behalf of the Snøhvit partners, Equinor has awarded a construction and installation contract to Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner (LNS) to build a tunnel and landfall for the project expected to strengthen Norway’s position as a long-term supplier of gas produced with very low greenhouse gas emissions…

Norway Offers 24 Companies Ownership Interest for Oil and Gas Licenses

Jan 16, 2024

Norwegian government has offered 24 companies ownership interests in 62 production licenses on the Norwegian shelf in pre-defined areas (APA) 2023, Norway's regulator of the petroleum resources informed.The awards, unveiled on January 16, 2024…

Vår Energi Says Goliat Field May Supply Gas to Hammerfest LNG

Oct 25, 2023

Vår Energi said on Wednesday it will decide next year whether to send natural gas from Norway's Goliat oil field in the Arctic Barents Sea to the nearby Hammerfest liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant for export to world markets. Oslo-listed Vår Energi…

Johan Castberg Project Costs Rise. First Oil Still on Track, Equinor Says

Sep 19, 2023

Costs at Equinor-operated Johan Castberg offshore field development project have increased by almost NOK 13 billion (currently $1,2 billion) since last year, but the production start-up date remains unchanged and is still slated for the fourth quarter of 2024…

Aker Solutions Wins First SWIFT Contract at Johan Castberg Field With Equinor

Jun 12, 2023

Norwegian offshore services company Aker Solutions has won a contract with the oil and gas company Equinor to deliver the first Submersible Wireless Installer for Tubing (SWIFT™) for 18 tubing hanger installations on the Johan Castberg field…

Equinor's Arctic LNG Plant to Resume Production Next Week After Gas Leak Shutdown

Jun 01, 2023

Norway's Equinor plans to restart production at its Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Hammerfest on June 8 after it was shut down on May 31 due to a gas leak, the company said in a market message on Thursday. The facility will be unavailable until 2100 GMT on June 8…

Aibel Bags Johan Castberg M&M Work. Deal to Create Jobs in North Norway

May 23, 2023

Norwegian offshore engineering and construction services firm Aibel has won a contract with Equinor for Maintenance and Modifications works on Johan Castberg offshore field in the Barents Sea. The work will be carried out from Aibel’s office in Harstad…

Equinor's Hammerfest LNG Plant Offline after Outage

May 05, 2023

Equinor's Hammerfest LNG plant in Arctic Norway suffered a compressor failure on Thursday and is expected to remain offline until May 19, Norwegian gas system company Gassco said in a regulatory note on Friday. The outage was caused by a technical…

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