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Faroe Petroleum Spuds Well off Norway Coast

Nov 21, 2018

Aberdeen-headquartered Faroe Petroleum has started drilling the Brasse East exploration well off the coast of Norway.The oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK announced…

Johan Castberg Topside Construction Begins

Nov 21, 2018

Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg cut the first sheet for the topside of the Johan Castberg floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) at Kværner's yard at Stord on Wednesday as part of a large scale  project triggering ripple effects throughout Norway…

40-50 Exploration Wells Planned off Norway in 2019

Nov 20, 2018

Oil and gas companies plan to drill 40-50 exploration wells on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2019, similar to levels seen in 2018, the head of exploration activities at the country's Petroleum Directorate told a conference on Tuesday.Norway…

Shrinking Numbers of Jobless Could Mean Engineer Scarcity

Nov 20, 2018

Norway’s overall, oil-fueled economic expansion may be hampering the offshore industry from recruiting the engineering talent it needs, just as signs of recovery appear from segment-to-segment.More openly than ever, a Norway-based offshore industry…

Nexans Wins Hornsea 2 Contract

Nov 19, 2018

Nexans announced Monday it has secured a contract to supply of over 200 kilometers of the high voltage alternating current (HVAC) subsea export cable system for the near shore section of  the world's largest offshore wind farm. The contract…

DP Upgrade for Saipem 7000

Nov 19, 2018

One of the world's largest semi-submersible crane and pipelaying vessels has arrived in the Netherlands for an extensive six-month upgrade.The Saipem 7000 is in Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) for a dynamic positioning system overhaul to meet…

Shearwater Completes Acquisition of Schlumberger's Seismic Fleet

Nov 18, 2018

Norway-based provider of marine geophysical services Shearwater GeoServices Holding  announced the completion of the acquisition of the marine seismic acquisition assets and operations of WesternGeco, the geophysical services product line of Schlumberger…

Bergen Group: New CEO, CFO

Nov 15, 2018

Norway's Bergen Group has appointed Nils Hoff as its new CEO and Morten Riiser as CFO, effective Thursday.Hoff succeeds Torgeir Nærø, who has resigned as CEO to pursue other opportunities. The outgoing cheif executive will take on an advisory position until the end of Q1 2019…

Offshore Platforms Controlled from Land

Nov 15, 2018

Aker BP said it will become the first oil company in Norway to control operations of a permanently manned offshore platform from land from next year.Operating platforms remotely can be done with fewer staff than doing it offshore and other oil…

'Recovery' Led by OSVs with Engineers On Board

Nov 14, 2018

A report back in 2014 from numbers crunchers Rystad Energy — about the timing of an upturn for subsea engineering — appears to be proving largely true. Recovery, it said, would begin haltingly in two parts: first subsea services and then subsea equipment…

Subsea 7 Goes to Taiwanese Offshore Wind Market

Nov 13, 2018

Norway's Subsea 7  subsidiary Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC) has won a contract to supply and installation of the export and inner array grid cable system for the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm project by YunNen Wind Power Company, a company of the WPD Group…

Eidesvik Offshore Bags CGG Charter

Nov 13, 2018

Norway's Eidesvik Offshore said that a company in the group has entered into an agreement with a CGG subsidiary for a new contract for the source vessel Veritas Viking.The contract is 5 months firm with further options and will commence ultimo November 2018…

Largest-ever Bismuth Plug Deployed

Nov 13, 2018

Metal-to-metal downhole sealing solutions provider BiSN said it recently deployed the largest-ever bismuth plug in the Valhall A-30 well, Norway, in conjunction with AkerBP and Altus Intervention.BiSN’s Wel-lok M2M technology – which can be…

HullWiper Expands into Gibraltar with SCAMP

Nov 12, 2018

HullWiper, the hull cleaning solution provider, in partnership with global provider of ship fuel conservation and underwater services SCAMP, is offering an affordable, safe and eco-friendly hull cleaning solution for vessels transiting the Strait of Gibraltar…

Equinor Hires Havila Shipping PSV

Nov 12, 2018

Norway's Havila Shipping  has entered into a charter contract with Equinor UK for the platform supply vessel (PSV) Havila Borg.The offshore service vessel (OSV) operator said in a press release that the contract was for approximately four months for the Havila Borg…

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