Valhall News

BP gets PSA orders for Ula, Valhall

Jun 08, 2016

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has issued orders to UK giant BP for its aging facilities on the Ula and Valhall fields in the North Sea. According to the order, BP must systematically review and map all areas and systems in respect of materials handling…

Hess cuts E&P budget by 40%

Jan 26, 2016

Hess Corp.’s 2016 exploration and production capital and exploratory budget has been reduced 40% compared to 2015, with the bulk of it going to offshore production, developments, exploration, and appraisals. Tubular Bells in the Gulf of Mexico…

FPSO suffers mooring failure in storm

Jan 08, 2016

A floating production vessel working on CNR International Banff field has become the latest victim to bad weather in the UK.  The Teekay-owned Petrojarl Banff unit, based some 190km east of Aberdeen, saw two of its 10 achor lines 'lose tension' at around midnight on 3 January…

Storm continues, causes North Sea chaos

Dec 31, 2015

Oil firm BP has started returning staff to its Valhall complex after evacuating the facility when an adrift barge started drifting towards it as fierce weather continued to wreak havoc across the UK and Norway. ConocoPhillips had also downmanned its Eldfisk platform earlier today…

Production resumes, but storm continues

Jan 04, 2016

Ongoing storms in the North Sea have seen another vessel break loose and start drifting. According to reports on Norwegian news sites, the Safe Bristolia flotel, which was being towed from the UK to Poland, is drifting about 120km offshore Scotland…

Real-time seismic hazard monitoring with PRM

Dec 01, 2015

The recent integration of automated real-time seismic hazard detection is the latest development furthering the argument for permanent reservoir monitoring. Aaron Smith, of PGS, sheds light. Fig…

Aker inks BP frame agreement

Nov 26, 2015

Aker Solutions won a framework agreement to provide maintenance and modifications services at BP-operated oil and gas fields offshore Norway. The contract has a fixed period of five years valued at as much as NOK 3.2 billion. It also…

Bittersweet for Edison's Haribo

Jul 21, 2015

Edison Norge's exploration well on the Haribo prospect in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea has been declared dry. Partner Noreco Norway said well will now be plugged and abandoned. The well spudded on 21 June using the semisubmersible drilling rig Transocean Searcher…

Edison Norge spuds Haribo

Jun 22, 2015

Edison Norge spudded its first well as operator in the Norwegian Continental Shelf on the Haribo prospect. Exploration drilling started 21 June 2015 in the production license PL616 in the southern portion of the Norwegian North Sea at 8km southwest of the Valhall Field…

Drilling deep

May 19, 2015

Maintaining a modern fleet with long-term contracts while setting drilling records is Maersk Drilling’s way of doing business. Eloise Logan spoke to the firm’s chief technology officer. The Maersk Voyager drillship…

PSA denies BP Valhall QP request

Dec 19, 2014

BP’s request to extend the operating life of the Valhall field quarters platform (QP), has been denied by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) stating that BP has failed to define realistic acceptance criteria for non-linear analyses…

BP gets Valhall gas lift

Feb 16, 2015

BP Norge received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) for a gas lift at the Valhall IP. Increased water production is expected as a result of the water injection at Valhall, and gas lift is being performed to maintain stable production from the wells at IP…

BP gets Valhall extentions

Jan 08, 2015

The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway (PSA) is extending BP Norge’s use of the Valhall drilling platform (DP) and production and compression platform (PCP) facilities until 31 December 2023. Valhall field…

Lighting the way

Feb 02, 2015

Sending electricity to offshore installations from onshore has been proven on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, but cost is a factor. Elaine Maslin reports. Total’s Martin Linge development. Image from Siemens…

A sinking feeling

Feb 02, 2015

Ekofisk is an iconic field, but its uniqueness gives operator ConocoPhillips some specific challenges around subsidence. Elaine Maslin reports. The Ekofisk Complex. Photo from ConocoPhillips Norge…

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