Valhall News

Aker BP Extends Archer Contract

Sep 24, 2019

Oilfield services company Archer announced on Tuesday that it has been awarded a 15-month extension to its existing platform drilling and maintenance services contract for Aker BP’s Valhall and Ula platforms on the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

Valhall Flank West Topsides Installed

Jun 24, 2019

The Valhall Flank West topsides were installed on the Valhall field on Saturday, 14 months after the first steel was cut at Kvaerner’s yard in Verdal. Both the topsides and the jacket were delivered ahead of schedule, under budget and with no serious injuries…

Video: Valhall Accommodation Topside Removed

Jun 14, 2019

The original accommodation platform (QP) topside at Valhall in the southern part of the North Sea has been removed by Allseas' giant multipurpose heavy-lift construction vessel Pioneering Spirit, the field's operator Aker BP announced on Friday…

Safe Commuting Offshore

Aug 25, 2019

The inherent risk associated with working in an offshore environment for oil, gas and wind energy production means transfer methods must fully consider and overcome challenges such as wind speed, sea state, visibility, temperature and vessel…

Kvaerner Awarded Jackdaw FEED from Shell

Jun 25, 2019

Norwegian based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm Kvaerner said it has been awarded a contract from Shell to perform an early phase design engineering of the planned Jackdaw wellhead platform on the UK Continental Shelf.Kvaerner…

Video: Pioneering Spirit Lifts Brent Bravo Topsides

Jun 18, 2019

Allseas’ record-breaking multipurpose heavy-lift and pipelay vessel Pioneering Spirit has completed the single-piece removal of the 25,000-metric-ton Brent Bravo topsides from the UK sector of the North Sea.Completed early Tuesday morning, the operation took approximately four hours…

Ampelmann Scores W2W Contract in Norway

Jun 03, 2019

Dutch offshore service provider Ampelmann said it has secured a contract with DeepOcean to support the hook-up and commissioning of the Valhall Flank West (VFW) project, operated by Aker BP.An E-type system will support the Normand Jarstein…

GustoMSC Delivers Chela to Maersk Drilling

May 10, 2019

GustoMSC, the developer of the Chela crane, has transferred the multi-functional arm to Danish offshore driller Maersk Drilling.GustoMSC, which designs and engineers solutions for mobile offshore units, said in a press release that Maersk Drilling…

Aker BP's Q1 Operating Profit Lags

Apr 26, 2019

Norway's Aker BP, an oil firm partly owned by BP, posted on Friday a bigger than expected fall in operating earnings in first quarter, after impairments in the Ula area of the North Sea and higher exploration costs.Chief Executive Karl Johnny…

MOL Norge Gets Drilling Permit

Mar 27, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted MOL Norge, a Norwegian unit of the Hungarian oil company MOL, a drilling permit for a wildcat well in the North Sea.According to a press release from NPD, the wildcat well, designated 3/7-11 S in production licence PL 539…

Aker BP Raises Dividend, Q4 Profit Lags

Feb 06, 2019

Norwegian oil company Aker BP posted a smaller-than-expected increase in fourth-quarter earnings due to higher production costs and lower oil prices, but raised its dividend.The company said on Wednesday earnings before interest and taxes rose…

Taking the Next Steps in Plugging and Abandonment

Jan 28, 2019

New solutions which could break the plugging and abandonment mold are making their presence felt on the Norwegian continental shelf.At some point in the future, plugging and abandonment operations (P&A) will be a regular and relatively unexciting activity for the offshore oil and gas industry…

Shearwater GeoServices Bags Four Contracts

Feb 06, 2019

The Norwegian seismic JV between GC Rieber and Rasmussengruppen GeoServices has won four Ocean Bottom Seismic (OBS) contracts by Aker BP and Equinor in Norway.Marine seismic specialist said in a press release that the contracts will fill backlog…

HydraWell Executes Valhall Field Plugging Program

Dec 09, 2018

Norwegian oil and gas services company HydraWell has contributed towards Aker BP executing its plugging programme significantly quicker than planned through utilisation of the PWC(Perforate, Wash & Cement) plug and abandonment method (P&A) on the Valhall field…

Exploration Firms Drill Dry Well in North Sea

Jan 10, 2019

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has completed exploration well 2/6-6S, targeting the Oppdal and Driva prospects in PL860 in the North Sea. Both targets were dry…

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