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Climate Activists Take a Swing at Norwegian Arctic Drilling Plans at Human Rights Court

Jun 15, 2021

Norwegian climate activists have asked the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to rule against Norway's plans for more oil drilling in the Arctic, the campaigners said on Tuesday, arguing the country's exploration deprives young people of their future.The lawsuit, by six individuals aged between 20 and 27 as well as Greenpeace and Young Friends of the Earth, is part of an emerging branch of law worldwide…

Horisont Energi Taps Saipem, Technip Energies for Barents Blue Ammonia Project

Jun 15, 2021

Norwegian carbon tech company Horisont Energi has selected Saipem and Technip Energies for two independent concept studies for the full conceptual design of the Barents Blue carbon-neutral ammonia plant in Hammerfest, northern Norway.Back in May…

TWMA Secures Further Work with Aker BP in Norway

Jun 15, 2021

Drilling waste management firm TWMA has secured a three-year contract extension to supply its services for Aker BP’s Valhall Flank North and Hod B field development projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).TWMA was awarded a three-year contract in 2019 for drill cuttings handling…

Equinor to Increase Spending on Renewables. Oil Output Continues to Rise

Jun 15, 2021

Equinor will increase the share of investment it dedicates to renewable energy and so-called low-carbon solutions as it seeks to broaden its business, the Norwegian oil and gas producer said in a strategy update on Tuesday.The majority state-owned firm…

Safety Watchdog Issues Order to KCA Deutag after Serious Injury on Askeladden Jack-up Rig

Jun 14, 2021

The Norwegian offshore oil industry safety body PSA Norway has completed its investigation of an incident involving a dropped object and serious personal injury that happened on the Askeladden jack-up rig on February 10, 2021, and has issued an order to KCA Deutag Drilling Norge (KCAD)…

Equinor Makes Oil Find Off Norway. Eyes Garantiana Tie-back

Jun 14, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has discovered oil on the Garantiana West prospect in production licence 554, offshore Norway.Recoverable resources are estimated at between 1.3 and 3.6 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalent, corresponding to 8-23 million barrels of oil equivalent…

BP, Aker, Statkraft in Norwegian Offshore Wind Team-up

Jun 14, 2021

Oil giant BP, working to reimagine itself and become a wider energy company, has joined Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind in a ‎consortium bidding to develop offshore wind energy in Norway.The partnership – in which bp, Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind will each hold a 33…

Lundin Energy Lifts Output Forecast

Jun 14, 2021

Swedish oil firm Lundin Energy raised its full-year production forecast on Monday and said output had exceeded forecasts at all its key fields.The company now expects daily output for 2021 to average between 180,000-195,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed)…

Norway Not Giving Up on Oil, Gas in Push for Greener Energy

Jun 11, 2021

Norway is betting on hydrogen and offshore wind for its energy transition but will continue to extract oil and gas until 2050 and beyond, the center-right government said as it presented its long-term energy strategy on Friday.Europe's second…

Norway Offshore Drilling Workers Threaten to Strike

Jun 11, 2021

Some 1,065 members of two Norwegian labour unions could go on strike on June 17 if wage talks fail, hitting oil exploration and other drilling services, the unions said on Friday.A strike would not affect oil and gas output in the initial round…

Standard Drilling Agrees to Sell Standard Olympus PSV

Jun 11, 2021

Oslo-listed offshore vessel owner S.D. Standard Drilling Plc. has agreed to sell the Standard Olympus platform supply vessel for $7.5 million to an undisclosed buyer.'The sale of Standard Olympus will result in a gain for Standard Drilling of gross USD 1…

Kongsberg Maritime to Design, Equip Awind's New Offshore Wind Vessels

Jun 11, 2021

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has secured contracts with China Merchant Heavy Industries (CMHI) to design and equip two construction service operation vessels (CSOV) for Awind AS.Awind AS is a Norway-based offshore ship owner and a subsidiary of Integrated Wind Solutions AS…

Aker Solutions Manager Charged in Malaysia over False Documents

Jun 11, 2021

A Malaysian manager of Norway's largest oil services provider Aker Solutions was charged on Friday over allegations he submitted false documents in dealings with state-owned energy firm Petronas , according to a court charge-sheet.Ahmad Hatta Kamaruzzaman…

Aker Solutions Manager Questioned in Malaysia. 'Charges expected'

Jun 10, 2021

Norwegian oil services firm Aker Solutions said on Thursday one of its managers was being questioned by Malaysian authorities and three sources familiar with the case said they expected charges to be brought on Friday.Malaysia's Anti-Corruption…

Neptune Energy: Tech Built for Astronauts to Reduce Need for Offshore Travel

Jun 10, 2021

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has completed a virtual reality pilot on its Gjøa platform in the Norwegian North Sea, enabling teams to make highly realistic virtual visits to the facility. The technology, developed by PaleBlue and used…

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