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Oslo on Monday: 45 Oil Stocks Rattled

Feb 24, 2020

Despite a string of good-news messages in recent weeks, the price of oil continued its weeklong slide on Monday, taking with it many of Norway’s oil-focused stocks.A large swathe of listed offshore suppliers and energy companies took a pounding all day and were still sliding through mid-afternoon trading. In all, some 45 offshore-related stocks were in negative territory on Monday, with Siem Offshore falling the most by 12…

Norway's Oil Fund Earned $180B in 2019

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Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, made a 19.9% return on investment last year, earning a record 1.69 trillion Norwegian crowns ($180 billion) as stock markets rallied, it said on Thursday. The $1.1 trillion fund's return for the year was stronger than that of its benchmark index…

Wellesley Charters Dolphin Drilling Rig for NCS Ops

Feb 26, 2020

Norwegian offshore drilling company Dolphin Drilling has signed a drilling contract for one of its rigs with Wellesley Petroleum.According to a statement released by the Dolphin Drilling CEO Bjørnar Iversen, the contract is for one firm well on the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

Wintershall Cuts Balderbrå Discovery Estimate After Appraisal Duster

Feb 26, 2020

Wintershall Dea Norge has reduced the size estimate of its Baldebra discovery in the Norwegian Sea, after an appraisal well near the 2018 gas find proved dry.The 6604/5-1 gas discovery was proven in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks (the Springar Formation) in 2018…

Eight Candidates Vye for Top Job at Norway's Oil Fund

Feb 25, 2020

Eight candidates are seeking to become the next head of Norway's sovereign wealth fund, in charge of managing a global portfolio of stocks, bonds and real estate worth $1.1 trillion, the Norwegian central bank said on Tuesday.The all-male list of candidates…

Aker BP Gets Skogul Start-Up Nod

Feb 24, 2020

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has received regulatory consent for the start-up of the Skogul field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate granted its consent for the of the field in production license 460 on Monday…

OMV to Drill Hades Appraisal Well with Island Innovator Rig in June

Feb 21, 2020

OMV Norway has applied for an environmental permit to drill the Hades appraisal well in the Norwegian Sea about 280 kilometers north of Kristiansund.The subsidiary of Austria's OMV plans to use the Island Innovator semi-submersible drilling…

Norway's Daily Oil Production to Spike 6.7% by 2020 End

Feb 19, 2020

Norway's daily oil production is expected to be 6.7% higher at the end of this year than at the end of 2019, as a major oilfield ramps up output, forecasts published by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) showed on Wednesday.The country's preliminary oil output in January stood at 1…

TGS in Senegal Seismic Survey

Feb 19, 2020

Norwegian seismic data provider TGS has said it has completed the acquisition of its latest 3D survey offshore Senegal, SN-UDO-19. This latest stand-alone survey is located in northern Senegal and follows a further recently completed survey…

Lundin Gets OK for Barents Sea Wildcat

Feb 18, 2020

Lundin Norway has received regulatory consent from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill an exploration well in the License 609 in the Barents Sea.Lundin will use the West Bollsta semi-submersible drilling rig for the operation. Lundin operates the block with a 40 percent ownership…

Early Charter Termination for SFL Trio

Feb 18, 2020

Solstad Offshore has terminated three AHTS bareboat charter agreements with SFL Corporation.Solstad said that the three medium-size vessels Sea Cheetah, Sea Jaguar, and Sea Leopard, would be handed back to SFL - ex-Ship Finance Internation - during the first quarter of 2020…

Stril Pioner PSV in 8-Month Charter with Equinor

Feb 17, 2020

Norwegian energy company Equnor has extended the charter deal for the Stril Pioner platform supply vessel.The LNG-powered PSV owned by Norway's Simon Mokster will start the contract in direct continuation of the current contract.As with other…

Endur Energy Solutions Goes Bankrupt

Feb 14, 2020

Stavanger-based offshore services provider Endur Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Endur, will file for bankruptcy, on the back of weak results.The parent company Endur in the fourth quarter of 2019 reported a total turnover of NOK 122 million…

Norway: Oil Regulator Recovers Swindled Cash

Feb 14, 2020

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas regulator Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has managed to recover the money lost in a payment fraud last year.NPD was in November of last year the target of a payment fraud amounting to 17.6 million kroner…

Norway: 20 Suppliers Bundled into New Company

Feb 13, 2020

North Sea private equity player, Hitecvision — the firm behind the rise of well-known E&P players and suppliers — has decided to bundle 20 of its oilfield suppliers into a well-capitalized industrial group with other-than-offshore aims.Hitec said the offshore suppliers would live on in a new…

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