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Norway: 'High Interest in Offshore Exploration Blocks'

Sep 25, 2020

The Norwegian authorities have received applications from 33 oil companies for the offshore acreage to be awarded in the licensing round Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2020.Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru: 'In a challenging year for the petroleum industry, I am very pleased with the interest shown by the companies for new licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). We have received a large number of applications…

Looming Strike Could Close 22% of Norwegian Oil and Gas Output

Sep 25, 2020

Norwegian oil firms plan to close down 22% of the country's oil and gas output, or 900,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, if workers go on strike next week, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOG) said on Friday.Some 324 workers out of 7…

OKEA Buys Into Calypso Prospect Near Draugen Field

Sep 25, 2020

Norwegian oil company OKEA will acquire an interest from Neptune Energy in an offshore block in Norway containing the Calypso prospect, with a potential of up to 37 million barrels of oil.OKEA will take a 30% working interest in the production license PL938…

Aker Solutions to Electrify Edvard Grieg Platform

Sep 24, 2020

Lundin Energy, a Swedish oil and gas company with operations in Norway, has hired the Norwegian engineering and construction giant Aker Solutions to help it electrify its Edvard Grieg offshore oil platform in the North Sea.Under the contract…

Solstad Nets OSV Charter Deals with Equinor, Aker BP

Sep 24, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore has won vessel charter extensions with Norwegian oil firms Equinor and Aker BP.Solstad, which said the two firms were its key clients, said that Equinor had extended the contract for anchor handling vessel Normand Ferking for another year…

Aker BP Extends Charter for Eidesvik's LNG-Powered Platform Supplier

Sep 24, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has extended the charter with Eidesvik Offshore's LNG-powered platform supply vessel Viking Lady.The extension for the 92,2-meter ship built in 2009, will take effect upon the expiration of the current four-month contract that started earlier this month…

Norway: Offshore Drilling Firms, Workers Agree Wage Deal Averting Strike

Sep 24, 2020

Three Norwegian labor unions agreed on a wage deal with the owners of floating offshore oil rigs, preventing a strike that could eventually have halted the exploration for new oil and gas reserves, the unions, and companies said in separate statements on Thursday…

Aker BP Contemplating US Dollar Loan

Sep 23, 2020

Norwegian independent oil firm Aker BP will hold meetings with fixed-income investors to prepare the ground for a possible U.S. dollar-denominated loan, the company said on Tuesday.The potential issue of investment-grade senior unsecured notes will be subject to market conditions…

Norway to Launch $2,7B Carbon Capture and Storage Project 'Longship'

Sep 21, 2020

In what has been described as 'the greatest climate project in Norwegian industry ever' the Norwegian government on Monday submitted a white paper to parliament, proposing to launch a $2,7 billion carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Norway…

BP Terminates, Wintershall Hires Odfjell's Deepsea Aberdeen Rig

Sep 21, 2020

Oil major BP has terminated the contract for Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Aberdeen semi-submersible drilling rig that was due to end in April 2022, the drilling contractor said Monday. Under the contract terms, BP will pay Odfjell Drilling an…

Charter Party Ends Four Years Early for Solstad Offshore Vessel

Sep 18, 2020

Italian oilfield services company Saipem has terminated the charter party for Solstad Offshore's Normand Maximus offshore construction vessel four years early.Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad said Friday that Normand Maximus Operations Ltd…

Norway: Wellesley's Schweinsteiger Offshore Well Comes Up Dry

Sep 18, 2020

Oil and gas company Wellesley has failed to find hydrocarbons at its 6204/11-3 exploration well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Wellesley, as the operator of the production license 829, drilled the wildcat well 6204/11-3 (also known as the Schweinsteiger prospect)…

Danish Offshore Wind Service Firm Looks to Raise $118.5M in Norway

Sep 18, 2020

Denmark's Ziton, which provides operations and maintenance services to offshore wind farms, plans to raise up to 100 million euros ($118.5 million) from a sale of new equity and to list its shares on Norway's Merkur Market, the company said on Friday…

Aker's Billionaire Owner Eyes Less Dependence on Oil

Sep 17, 2020

Norway's Aker ASA will create more value from IT and low carbon energy businesses in the next decade than from its traditional oil and gas operations, billionaire investor Kjell Inge Roekke said on Wednesday.Via his 67% stake in the Aker group…

Wood to Upgrade Norway's Kollsnes Gas Plant

Sep 17, 2020

Engineering and construction company Wood has won a $42 million contract in Norway to upgrade the gas processing plant that handles gas from the Troll, Kvitebjørn, Visund, and Fram fields located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The contract was awarded to Wood by Equinor…

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