Valhall News

Maersk Invincible Plugs Valhall Wells

Nov 01, 2018

Jack-up drilling rig Maersk Invincible has completed a plug and abandonment (P&A) program of wells at the Valhall field center in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea ahead of schedule, operator Aker BP announced.The average time per well has…

Largest-ever Bismuth Plug Deployed

Nov 13, 2018

Metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions provider BiSN said it recently deployed the largest-ever bismuth plug in the Valhall A-30 well, Norway, in conjunction with AkerBP and Altus Intervention.BiSN’s Wel-lok M2M technology – which can be…

Kvaerner Wins Sverdrup Jacket Number Four

Oct 31, 2018

Norway's Equinor has awarded a NOK 900 million ($107 million) contract to local contractor Kvaerner for delivery of the steel substructure for the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 process platform.The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) award…

PSA Consent for Aker BP to Use Maersk Reacher

Oct 16, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has authorized Norwegian E&P player Aker BP to use the Maersk Reacher mobile facility as a quarters facility on the Valhall field.A public statement from PSA said: 'A lot of work will be taking place on the Valhall field in the time ahead…

BiSN Deploys Largest-ever Bismuth Plug

Oct 25, 2018

BiSN, the provider of metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions, has achieved a world first in conjunction with AkerBP and Altus Intervention, through the successful deployment of the largest-ever bismuth plug.Following over a year of development…

Aker BP submits three PDOs

Dec 15, 2017

Norwegian operator Aker BP has submitted three plans for development and operations to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.  Aker BP is planning to develop Valhall Flank West…

Aker BP sells stake in Valhall, Hod

Dec 04, 2017

Norway's Aker BP has agreed to divest a 10% stake in the Valhall and Hod fields to new firm Pandion Energy. The move comes shortly after Aker BP acquired Hess Norge, which gave it 100% ownership in Valhall and Hod, and comes as Aker BP…

Kvaerner lands Valhall Flank West wellhead platform

Dec 18, 2017

Norwegian engineering and fabrication firm Kvaerner has been awarded a US$120 million (NOK1 billion) contract for delivery of the topside and steel jacket substructure for Valhall Flank West by operator Aker BP.  Kvaerner's scope includes procurement…

Aker BP completes Hess, Pandion deals

Dec 22, 2017

Operator Aker BP has completed an acquisition of Hess Norge, which owns 10% stakes in the Norwegian North Sea Valhall and Hod fields, from Hess Corp for US$2 billion.  At the same time, a deal by Aker BP to sell 10% interest in the…

Aker BP takes stake in Fishbones technology

Dec 19, 2017

Norwegian oil and gas firm Aker BP has taken a 17% stake in reservoir stimulation technology firm Fishbones, joining Statoil as an investor in the firm. The Fishbone concept was initially developed for a field trial at Valhall, operated by Aker BP…

Rystad: Norway leads in project commitments

Jan 05, 2018

A new report by analyst firm Rystad shows that Norway is leading the comeback after a sanctioning drought in the offshore industry in 2015 and 2016.  Johan Castberg. Illustration from Statoil. Recent…

Hess inks $2 billion Norway sale

Oct 24, 2017

Aker BP has agreed to buy Hess Norge, which includes major stakes in the Valhall and Hod fields, from Hess for US$2 billion as the US oil firm continues an offshore asset sale. Yesterday, Kosmos Energy said it had agreed to acquire Hess' 85% stake in two long-producing oil fields…

Aker BP agrees two drilling and wells alliances

Nov 21, 2017

Norwegian oil firm Aker BP (Aker BP) has agreed two drilling and well alliance agreements for its assets in the Norwegian sector. One is with Maersk Drilling and Halliburton for use of jackups, and one is with Odfjell Drilling and Halliburton for semisubmersibles…

BiSN completes Valhall P&A

Sep 11, 2017

Metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions provider BiSN has successfully completed its first project, plugging and abandonment (P&A) work for Aker BP's Valhall field.  Using modified thermite heaters, BiSN’s technology reduces the heating…

Aker BP, DeepOcean ink IMR framework agreement

Oct 26, 2017

Aker BP has awarded a contract to DeepOcean for subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) activities. The contract has a total market value of minimum NOK300 million during the initial three years, with an option to continue the…

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