Barents Sea News

 

Aibel Picks Up Snøhvit Future FEED Contract

Sep 02, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has awarded its compatriot Aibel a front-end engineering and design contract (FEED) for modification of the Hammerfest LNG plant in connection with the Snøhvit Future project. Snøhvit is the first development in the Barents Sea, and the first major development on the Norwegian continental shelf with no surface installations. Gas from the field is brought onshore and cooled down at the Hammerfest LNG plant…

Lundin: Offshore Activities Returning to Pre-Covid-19 Levels

Jul 29, 2020

Swedish oil firm Lundin Energy, a partner in Norway's giant Johan Sverdrup oilfield, reported worse-than-expected operating profit in the second quarter as the fall in prices due to the COVID-19 pandemic more than offset record output.Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) fell to $166…

Dry Barents Sea Well for Spirit Energy

Jul 06, 2020

Spirit Energy has failed to find hydrocarbons at a Barents Sea exploration well in the production license 719, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Monday morning that Spirit Energy had concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7321/8-2 S and that the well was dry…

PGS Kicks Off Barents Sea Seismic Survey

Jul 06, 2020

Norwegian seismic acquisition company PGS has started an ultra-high-density seismic survey in the Barents Sea. The survey extends Hammerfest Basin coverage further west and north into the southern Loppa High. The first data will be available Q4 2020…

Aker Solutions, Equinor Sign LoI for Askeladd Subsea System

Jun 30, 2020

Norway's Aker Solutions has received a letter of intent from Equinor to deliver the subsea production system for the Askeladd Vest natural gas development in the Barents Sea in northern Norway.The development of Askeladd Vest is phase two of…

PGS Completes Shetland Survey. Moves Vessel to Barents Sea

May 28, 2020

Norwegian seismic acquisition company PGS has completed its East Shetland Basin 2020 survey using the Ramform Tethys seismic vessel.The company said Wednesday the first results of the survey would be available in August. 'PGS and the survey…

Photo: Johan Castberg Anchor System Installation Underway

May 27, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel contractor Island Offshore has shared photos of what it says is one of the most comprehensive anchoring projects globally in 2020 - the installation of an anchor system for Equinor's Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea…

Lundin Gets Drilling Permit for Barents Sea Well

May 12, 2020

Lundin Energy has obtained a drilling permit for an offshore exploration well in the Barents Sea, off the Norwegian coast.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Tuesday that it had granted Lundin Energy Norway permission to drill the well formally named 7219/11-1…

Equinor to Shut Hammerfest LNG Plant for Two Weeks in May

May 06, 2020

Equinor will shut down its Melkoyea liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant for two weeks of maintenance in the second half of May, the Norwegian oil and gas company said on Wednesday.The shutdown of the plant, also called Hammerfest LNG, which liquefies…

Ocean Installer Charters Island Victory for Barents Sea Work

Apr 08, 2020

Offshore installation company Ocean Installer has chartered Island Offshore's Island Victory vessel for work in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.Island Offshore said Wednesday the vessel had already started working for Ocean Installer on a 60…

Norway Offers 36 Offshore Blocks, None in Barents Sea

Mar 30, 2020

Norway is offering oil firms 36 offshore exploration blocks in this year's licensing round in mature areas and for the first time in a decade did not offer any blocks in the Barents Sea.All the blocks are offered in the western part of the Norwegian Sea…

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