Barents Sea News

 

Lundin's Polmak Well in Barents Sea Comes Up Dry

Nov 17, 2020

Lundin Energy has failed to find hydrocarbons at its Polmak exploration well in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway. The Sweden-based firm said Monday it had completed exploration well 7221/4-1, targeting the Polmak prospect in licenses PL609 and PL1027…

Equinor, Partners Eye Shore-Powered Cylindrical FPSO for Wisting Field in Barents Sea

Nov 12, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has awarded contracts for concept studies for the development of the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea, off Norway. The studies are expected to further progress the project development towards a final concept select decision…

Equinor Gets Clearance to Drill Barents Sea Wildcat

Oct 23, 2020

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has received approval to drill a wildcat well in the production license 960, in the Barents Sea, off Norway.Equinor will use Seadrill's 2008-built West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the offshore well 7018/5-1 at the Spissa prospect…

Norway: Probe Launched after 26.5t Pipe Drops on Offshore Rig's Drill Floor

Oct 20, 2020

The Norwegian oil and gas safety body PSA Norway has launched an investigation into an incident that occurred last weekend aboard the West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig, just a week after the rig had started drilling its first-ever well…

West Bollsta Offshore Drilling Rig Spuds Its First Well

Oct 14, 2020

Swedish oil and gas company Lundin Energy has spudded the Polmak well in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway, using the West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig.A Lundin Energy spokesperson confirmed for Offshore Engineer that the Polmak well…

Equinor's Fire-hit Arctic LNG Plant to Resume Operations on Jan. 1

Oct 13, 2020

Equinor's Melkoeya liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Norway is expected to resume output on Jan. 1, 2021, after it was damaged in a fire last month, the company said in a regulatory statement on Monday.The fire on Sept. 28 in one of the plant's…

West Bollsta Rig Set to Spud First Well for Lundin Energy

Oct 06, 2020

The West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig, managed by Seadrill, is currently in the Barents Sea, being towed to an offshore drilling location where it will drill its first well, the rig's AIS data shows. The drilling rig is on hire with the Swedish company Lundin Energy…

Lundin Boosts Barents Sea Presence with $125M Worth of Acquisitions

Oct 05, 2020

Swedish oil company Lundin Energy is expanding its oil and gas acreage in Norway through the acquisition of Idemitsu Petroleum's Barents Sea assets, including a stake in the Wisting oil discovery, for $125 million.Under the agreement announced Monday…

Fire Shuts Equinor's Plant That Processes Gas from Barents Sea Field

Sep 29, 2020

A fire at Equinor's Melkoeya liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in the north of Norway halted output on Monday but caused no injuries, police and the company said.Images on local media showed plumes of smoke rising from the plant, but the fire was eventually put out…

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…

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…

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