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Equinor Resumes Martin Linge Work, after Coronavirus-linked Halt

Mar 27, 2020

Norway's Equinor has restarted work at its Martin Linge development in the North Sea following a haltafter an offshore worker tested positive for coronavirus, the company said on Thursday.'We are gradually stepping up activities again. We have cleaned and disinfected facilities…

Norwegian Workers Might Need to Stay Offshore for 28 Days

Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak in Norway has led some oil companies to extend offshore stays for its workers from 14 days to 21 days. The offshore stays might now be extended to 28 days.In an update on Thursday, the Petroleum Safety Authority said: 'In…

Norway Takes More Time to Decide on North Sea Cable Project

Mar 25, 2020

Norway is postponing a decision on whether to allow companies to construct a new subsea power cable between it and Scotland, the government said on Wednesday.Known as NorthConnect and partly owned by Swedish energy group Vattenfall, the project…

Equinor Cuts Capex, Opex. Says Can Be Cashflow Neutral at $25 a Barrel

Mar 25, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Equinor will cut investments, exploration drilling and operating costs as part of a $3 billion plan to help the company weather the coronavirus crisis and low oil prices, it said on Wednesday.Equinor will halt its onshore drilling in the United States…

Prosafe Loses Safe Zephyrus Gig with EnQuest

Mar 24, 2020

Offshore accommodation rig contractor Prosafe has lost a contract it had won for its Safe Zephyrus offshore accommodation unit with EnQuest earlier this month.As previously reported, Prosafe on March 16 said it had secured a contract to support…

Kvaerner Sends Workers on Temporary Leave. Execs Cut Own Salaries

Mar 24, 2020

Kvaerner, a Norwegian offshore engineering and construction company, has said its executive management will cut its salaries. The company has also placed 30 employees on temporary leave, with this number set to increase.This is a part of the…

Kleven Signs PSV Delivery Contract

Mar 24, 2020

Norway’s Kleven Verft has signed the final contract to complete, equip, and deliver a platform supply vessel, in cooperation with Havyard, to Canada’s Atlantic Towing.To remind, Norway’s Havyard in February decided to outsource the construction…

Head Energy Clinches Brage Platform Well Hook-Up Work

Mar 24, 2020

Oil company Wintershall Dea has awarded Norwegian engineering firm  Head Energy a contract for two well hook-ups at the Brage Platform.'This is a strategically important contract for us and a recognition of our skilled engineering team working with EPCIC offshore modification projects…

Aker BP Postpones Offshore Projects Due to Coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020

Norwegian independent oil firm Aker BP will postpone non-sanctioned projects to cut its planned 2020 capital and exploration spending by 20% due to the coronavirus but maintains its production guidance, it said on Monday.Capital spending for this year would be reduced to $1…

Equinor Delays Offshore Maintenance due to Coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020

Norway's Equinor said on Friday it will delay spring maintenance work at its Arctic liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and five offshore platforms due to the coronavirus outbreak.Separately, Norway's gas system operator Gassco said annual maintenance…

Update: Oil and Gas Listed as Important Social Function in Norway

Mar 20, 2020

This article, originally titled 'Norway: Oil Workers Not Critical for Society,' has been amended as the Norwegian government has added some parts of the oil and gas industry to the 'Critical Social Functions' list.OEDigital on Friday morning reported…

Tens of Thousands of Offshore Jobs at Risk, UK Union Warns

Mar 19, 2020

UK-based offshore energy workers' union RMT has called for the government to help preserve the offshore oil and gas industry and jobs amid the coronavirus and the oil price rout.RMT has warned that oil price wars and a public health pandemic…

Norway: Approval Granted to Dvalin-Heidrun Tie-In

Mar 18, 2020

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given its approval for the tie-in of Wintershall Dea's Dvalin gas field to Equinor's Heidrun host platform in the Norwegian Sea.The development solution/concept for Dvalin is to connect the well stream to Heidrun TLP for processing…

Aker BP Reduces Offshore Workforce Count to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Mar 18, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Aker BP, 30% owned by BP, said it had reduced staffing offshore to prevent a spread of coronavirus, but aims to maintain its output plans for 2020.The company has not register any coronavirus cases among its employees, but…

MOL Finds Oil and Gas Off Norway

Mar 18, 2020

MOL Norge, a subsidiary of Hungary's MOL, has discovered oil and gas in its production license 820s, at Evra and Iving prospect in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The company said Wednesday it was in the process of completing the drilling of exploration well 25/8-19 S and sidetrack 25/8-19 A…

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