Norway News


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…

Nexans Designs Power Umbilicals for OneSubsea

Dec 02, 2019

OneSubsea, the subsea technologies, production and processing systems division of Schlumberger, has contracted Nexans to design and supply two 120-km (75-mi) power umbilicals for a subsea multiphase compression system at Norske Shell’s Ormen Lange gas field in the Norwegian Sea…

Chrysaor Buys Stakes in OKEA’s 2 Licenses

Nov 13, 2019

North Sea oil producer Chrysaor Norge has exercised an option to buy stakes in OKEA’s Grevling and Storskrymten discoveries offshore Norway.The Norwegean oil production company OKEA confirmed the sale of 20% of the Company's participating interest in Grevling (PL 038D) and 18…

19 Fields in Production at Norwegian Sea

Oct 22, 2019

Norwegian Sea area, which is twice the size of the North Sea, has 19 fields in production and numerous discoveries are being developed and around 350 exploration wells have been drilled over the past 40 years, said Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD)…

Huge Opportunities in Norwegian Shelf

Sep 29, 2019

Even after more than 50 years, the Norwegian shelf still holds vast opportunities, says  Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).According to NPD's  2019 resource report on fields and discoveries, more than half of the estimated remaining resources on the Norwegian shelf have already been discovered…

NGA in Rig Settlement Pact with Industri Energi

Sep 29, 2019

The Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NGA) reached an agreement with Industri Energi and SAFE in the Mid-Term Settlement for employees on mobile offshore units, drilling and catering on permanently placed facilities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

PGNiG Starts Norwegian Drilling

Sep 02, 2019

Polish state-controlled oil and gas company PGNiG said its unit PGNiG Upstream Norway started drilling an exploration well in licence area PL838 (the Shrek prospect) on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, for the first time in the role of the operator…

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…

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