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More Norwegian Fields to Receive Power from Shore

Oct 28, 2019

From 2022 the Johan Sverdrup field will supply the Gina Krog, Ivar Aasen and Edvard Grieg fields with power from shore. The area’s licence partners have recently agreed on maximizing the utilization of power from shore to the area by enabling partial electrification of the Sleipner field center as well. The overall area solution will contribute to an average reduction in CO₂ emissions close to 1.2 million tonnes of CO₂ per year…

Australia Extends Review of Equinor Drilling Plan

Nov 11, 2019

Australia's offshore safety watchdog has asked Equinor ASA to modify its drilling plan before it can win approval to explore for oil and gas off South Australia, the regulator said on Monday.Green groups want the regulator to bar Equinor from drilling in the Bight…

Saudi Aramco Targets Zero Flaring

Nov 06, 2019

Saudi Aramco said on Wednesday it was joining the World Bank's initiative to reduce gas flaring to zero by 2030 and said its flaring was already less than 1% of its total raw gas production in the first half of 2019.Aramco kick-started its initial public offering (IPO) this week…

Aker Solutions Eyes Low Carbon Tech

Oct 23, 2019

Aker Solutions aims to adjust its portfolio of products and technologies to include more renewable energy and low-carbon technologies over the next decade, Norway's largest oilfield services firm said on Wednesday.While oil and gas will remain its biggest market…

Industry Shares North Sea Data with Scientists

Oct 16, 2019

The offshore industries and researchers are sharing industry-acquired ecological data as part of a program increase understanding of the influence of manmade structures on the ecosystem of the North Sea.The INSITE Program has attracted recognition and support from industry…

Activists Climb Shell North Sea Platform

Oct 14, 2019

Greenpeace activists boarded two Royal Dutch Shell oil platforms in the British North Sea on Monday in protest against plans to leave parts of the giant structures in place after production shuts down.Pictures provided by Greenpeace show two people in yellow hats scaling one of giant two large…

Denmark Weighs Ending North Sea Exploration

Oct 11, 2019

Denmark is assessing whether to go ahead with an already announced tender for new oil and gas exploration in the Danish North Sea after setting itself one of the most ambitious climate targets in the world.The new Social Democratic government…

Climate Stakes for Suppliers

Oct 03, 2019

After a week that saw Norway announce a record number of oilfields in operation and support for the UN Climate Change Committee’s new report, there’s a paradoxical window of opportunity for offshore suppliers offering increments of “green” savings…

GEO Installs Ulstein Blue Box in 2 Vessels

Sep 27, 2019

The Norwegian ship owner Golden Energy Offshore has decided to install Ulstein Blue Box on two of their vessels.The offshore service vessels for the global oil and gas service industry quoted ship owner Per Ivar Fagervoll as saying: “With Blue…

Oil Companies Push Carbon-capture Efforts

Sep 23, 2019

A group of 13 major oil companies charted out a plan on Monday to promote investments in carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS), ahead of a gathering in New York.Oil chiefs grappling with growing demand for action to fight climate change have…

Australia Reviewing Equinor Environmental Plan

Sep 20, 2019

Australian authorities say they have resumed assessing the environmental plan for Equinor's proposed exploration drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight after the Norwegian energy company provided additional information requested as part of the review…

NGO Pushes for Green Recycling in North Sea

Sep 05, 2019

With the oil and gas sector seeing a downturn since 2014, the Platform has documented an increasing number of offshore units sold for scrap.While the recycling of fixed installations occurs under strict regulations, there are serious concerns regarding the recycling of floating structures…

Norway's CCS Project Gets Industry Boost

Sep 05, 2019

Norway's Equinor and its partners in the Northern Lights underground carbon dioxide (CO2) storage project offshore Norway have signed preliminary agreements with seven potential industrial customers for the venture.The agreements are a crucial…

TWMA Nets $24.3 Mln in North Sea Contracts

Sep 04, 2019

Specialist drilling waste management company TWMA reports it has secured new contracts valued at £20 million ($24.3 million) in the North Sea in the first eight months of 2019.The contracts, with major North Sea operators, are for TWMA to provide…

New Net Zero Solution Center at OGTC

Sep 03, 2019

The Oil & Gas Technology Center, in partnership with industry, will create a new Net Zero Solution Center to accelerate the development and deployment of technologies to decarbonize offshore operations and develop the UKCS as the first net zero oil and gas basin globally…

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