"Johan Castberg" News

Barents Sea-Bound Johan Castberg FPSO Departs for Sea Trials

Jun 03, 2024

Equinor has informed that the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Johan Castberg departed for sea trials from Aker Solutions’s Stord yard ahead of its deployment at Barents Sea field.The FPSO for sea trials in Klosterfjorden…

Equinor's Wildcat Well Comes Up Dry in Barents Sea Snøras Prospect

Jun 19, 2024

Equinor has drilled a dry wildcat well in the Snøras prospect, located in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.The well, 7220/2-2, drilled by the Transocean Enabler rig, is located in production license 1080, which was awarded in the Awards in Predefined Area (APA) in 2020…

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…

Equinor and Petoro Make Asset Swap Deal for Several Fields Offshore Norway

May 14, 2024

Energy firms Equinor and Petoro have entered into a value-neutral asset swap agreement for the Haltenbanken area, including the Heidrun and Tyrihans producing fields, offshore Norway.Equinor will increase its ownership in the Heidrun field and…

Esgian Week 17 Report: New Contracts for the North Sea

Apr 28, 2024

Esgian reports that new drilling contracts have been announced in the North Sea and West Africa in its Week 17 Rig Analytics Market Roundup.Report SummaryContractsShelf Drilling (North Sea) has secured a letter of award with an unnamed operator…

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…

Esgian Week 8 Report: Industry Positive About Upcycle

Feb 24, 2024

This week, Esgian reports in its Week 8 Rig Analytics Market Roundup that offshore drilling contractors have expressed their confidence in the strength and longevity of the current upcycle.Report outline:ContractsValaris has confirmed that the contract for the 8…

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…

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…

Equinor and Kongsberg Digital Team Up to Enhance Offshore Skills and Environmental Protection

Nov 14, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor is collaborating with the maritime and offshore technology company Kongsberg Digital to boost its personnel skills to protect the environment, prevent offshore incidents, and perform holistic crisis management in advanced offshore operations…

Vår Energi Ramping Up Exploration in the Barents Sea

Sep 01, 2023

Vår Energi has secured the COSLProspector drilling rig for a two-year drilling program in the Barents region offshore Norway, which the company sees as an important strategic priority area.Signed in cooperation with Equinor, the rig contract…

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…

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 Awards Transocean New Contracts for Two Offshore Drilling Rigs in Norway

Mar 28, 2023

Norwegian oil giant Equinor has, on behalf of several licenses in Norway, awarded contracts for the use of Transocean's offshore drilling rigs Transocean Encourage and Transocean Enabler.Transocean Encourage semi-submersible drilling rig will mainly be used in the Norwegian Sea…

Johan Castberg FPSO Suffered Minor Damage in Fire, Equinor Says

Aug 11, 2022

Equinor's Johan Castberg floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel suffered only minor damage during a fire on Wednesday, and the project's timeline will not be affected, a company spokesperson said on Thursday.The vessel is under construction at a shipyard in western Norway…

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