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DNO to Drill Highest Number of Wells in its History

May 08, 2019

Norwegian exploration and production company DNO says it plans to drill 48 wells this year, the highest number in the company's 48-year history. The drilling program, comprising 25 development/infill wells and 11 exploration/appraisal wells, will be across the firm's portfolio, which, since 2017 has contained the assets of Origo Petroelum and, since earlier this year, Faroe Petroleum, both of which saw DNO regain it's footprint on the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

Norwegian Wage Talks Break Down

May 09, 2019

Wage talks between Norwegian oil firms and their employees broke down on Thursday, setting the stage for mediation later this year in order to prevent a strike, Norwegian Oil and Gas (NOG) said in a statement on Thursday (May 9).While Norway’s…

Nexans to Power Vigdis Boosting Station

May 08, 2019

French cable firm Nexans has been picked to supply a power umbilical for Equinor's Vigdis subsea boosting station in the Norwegian North Sea.New all-electric actuated subsea boosting station, the industry's first all-electric boosting station…

Maersk Drilling Unveils Hybrid Low-Emission Rig

May 08, 2019

Danish rig operator Maersk Drilling has announced what it's calling the first hybrid, low-emission drilling rig, based on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Through a series of upgrades, Maersk Drilling aims to convert the Maersk Intrepid ultra…

OMV to Appraise Hades/Iris

May 07, 2019

OMV has been given the green light to drill exploration wells 6506/11-11 S and 6506/11-11 A on the Halten Terrace in the Norwegian Sea. The wells are in production licence 644/644 B containing the high-pressure, high-temperature gas/condensate Hades and Iris discoveries…

Norway's Aasta Hansteen Field to Start Producing Gas

Oct 25, 2018

Norway's Aasta Hansteen gas field will start production from Nov. 4 and will feed the system with 12 million cubic metres (mcm) of gas per day, it's largest owner Equinor said on Thursday.The newly connected field, which will send its production to Norway's Nyhamna plant for processing…

Clean Ops Offshore: Johan Sverdrup Powered from Shore

Oct 09, 2018

With a flip of the switch, Kjell-Børge Freiberg, Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy, opened a new era in offshore oil and gas operations, initiating the 'power-from-shore solution' that will provide the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea with electricity for more than 50 years…

75 licenses awarded offshore Norway - highest ever

Jan 16, 2018

The highest number of licenses ever have been awarded in Norway's latest licensing round, with 75 licenses awarded to 19 operators, led by Norwegian major Statoil.  The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy says 34 oil companies…

Repsol to decommission Rev field

Jan 12, 2018

Repsol's Norwegian subsidiary has set out plans to decommission its Rev field in the Norwegian North Sea.  The Rev field, in Production Licence 038C, Block 15/12 on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, comprises four seabed installations split into two separate areas…

Spirit gets nod for Fogelberg drilling

Jan 12, 2018

Spirit Energy, the new name for what was Centrica's exploration and production business, has been given permission by Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority to drill an appraisal well and a side track on the Fogelberg discovery in the Norwegian…

NPD: Norway production increase to 2023

Jan 11, 2018

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) says that while oil production is down on the Norwegian Continential Shelf (NCS), overall production rose for the fourth straight year. The NPD's forecasts indicate that the production increase will continue toward 2023…

Lundin's Barents Sea Hurri well dry

Jan 10, 2018

Lundin Petroleum's Hurri exploration well in the Norwegian southern Barents Sea was dry. The well, 7219/12-3S, drilled using the Leiv Eiriksson semisubmersible drilling rig, in PL533, in the southern Barents Sea, was dry, says operator Lundin…

Oceaneering wins Johan Castberg supply

Jan 09, 2018

Oceaneering International has secured a contract from Norwegian giant Statoil to supply umbilicals for the Johan Castberg Project in the Barents Sea. Field illustration. From Statoil. The contract is for dynamic and static control umbilicals…

Gas focus for 2017 UKCS exploration

Jan 08, 2018

A 10-year low in oil discoveries in Norway in 2017 doesn’t deter an expected increase in drilling in 2018, whilst performance continues to improve in the UK with the focus switching to gas for 2018, says Westwood Global Energy's Dave Moseley…

Keppel delivers first jackup to Borr Drilling

Jan 08, 2018

Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary Keppel FELS has has delivered the first of five jackups to Borr Drilling.  The first is the jackup rig SAGA, a KFELS Super B Class design rig. KFELS Super B Class rigs are designed to operate in 400ft water depth and drill to 35…

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