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'World's Largest': First Power Produced from Equinor's Hywind Tampen Floating Wind Farm

Nov 14, 2022

First power was produced from the first turbine at Equinor's floating wind farm Hywind Tampen in the Norwegian part fo the North Sea. The milestone was achieved at 12:55 CET on November 13. The power was delivered to the Gullfaks A platform in the North Sea…

Equinor Extends 'Stril Server' Stay on Hywind Tampen Floating Wind Project

Oct 13, 2022

Simon Møkster Shipping said Wednesday it had secured a contract extension for its Stril Server offshore vessel, working at the Hywind Tampen floating wind project in the Norwegian section of the North Sea.'Equinor exercises all options for the Stril Server working on the Hywind Tampen project…

Norway Oil Safety Regulator Warns of Threats from Unidentified Drones

Sep 26, 2022

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) on Monday urged oil companies to be more vigilant over unidentified drones seen flying near Norwegian offshore oil and gas platforms, warning they could pose a risk of accidents or deliberate attacks…

Equinor Extends Solstad Offshore PSV Charter

Aug 09, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has secured a contract with Equinor for the platform supply vessel Normand Searcher.More precisely, Equinor has declared an option to extend the contract for the PSV for one more year to September 2023…

Equinor's Hywind Tampen to Become World's Largest Floating Wind Farm in 2022, Despite Issues with 4 Turbines

Jul 13, 2022

Equinor's Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in Norway will become operational this year, becoming the world's largest floating wind farm, however, it will not be as big as planned, at least not in 2022, due to steel quality issues found in four of 11 turbines…

Oil Firms Looking to Build 1GW Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Norway

Jun 24, 2022

Five oil and gas companies in Norway, partners in the Troll and Oseberg fields in the North Sea, are looking to build a 1GW floating wind farm in the Troll area, with the plan to use the wind farm to power oil and gas installations. The final investment decision could be made in 2023…

World's Largest Floating Wind Farm: Norwegian Prime Minister Visits Turbine Assembly Site

Jun 07, 2022

Norwegian prime minister Jonas Gahr Støre on Tuesday visited Wergeland Base in Gulen in Vestland County, Norway, to see the construction of floating wind turbines for the Hywind Tampen floating wind farm - the world's largest of the type.'Four…

Transocean Bags Nine Well Drilling Rig Deal with Equinor

Jun 07, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has won a contract extension with Equinor for the harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Spitsbergen for work offshore Norway.Equinor has added nine more wells to the rig contract, and two one-well options…

VIDEO: First Hywind Tampen Floating Wind Turbine Reaches Offshore Site

Jun 06, 2022

Norwegian energy giant Equinor said Monday that the first of 11 floating wind turbines that will make up its Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in the Norwegian North Sea, had reached the offshore location.As Offshore Engineer reported last week…

Equinor Gets PSA Nod for Hywind Tampen Wind Farm, as First Floating Wind Turbine Sets Off to Offshore Location

Jun 03, 2022

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA), the Norwegian offshore safety watchdog, has consented to Equinor taking the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm into use, as the first turbine set sail to the offshore location.Equinor’s 88MW…

Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Others Win $2,1B in Drilling, Services Deals with Equinor

May 06, 2022

Oilfield services giants Baker Hughes, Halliburton, and Schlumberger have signed a contract extension with the Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor for the integrated drilling and well services on Equinor-operated fields offshore Norway.Equinor said Friday it was…

First Floating Wind Turbine for Equinor's Hywind Tampen Project Assembled in Norway

May 02, 2022

The first floating wind turbine for Equinor's 88MW Hywind Tampen floating wind farm in Noway was assembled last week at Wergeland Group's base in Norway, Wergeland shared via social media.Equinor’s Hywind Tampen will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm once completed later this year…

Norway: Shell Given OK for Knarr FPSO Removal

Mar 24, 2022

Oil major Shell has received regulatory approval for the removal of the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO and seabed structures on the Knarr field, offshore Norway.Discovered in 2008, Knarr is a field in the northern part of the North Sea, 50 kilometers northeast of the Snorre field…

Equinor Ramping Up Output at Snorre B Platform after Earthquake

Mar 22, 2022

Norway's Equinor is ramping up production at its Snorre B platform in the North Sea after shutting it down earlier on Monday following an earthquake, the company told Reuters.'We started on this actually a couple of hours ago already, so we're…

Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger Rig Wins More Work with Equinor

Mar 22, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has exercised an option for further work for Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig.The further work was awarded under the continued optionality mechanism provided for in the contract entered into by the two companies in May 2021…

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