Norway News


Rystad assesses global skills challenge

Jun 18, 2013

One of the biggest challenges facing the subsea industry, in Norway and globally, is human resources—access to skills. To help quantify and assess the sector’s skills base and find where the gaps are, the Underwater Technology Foundation…

Seeking new opportunities

Jun 18, 2013

Subsea Index creates business opportunities in English and Portuguese with high quality, business relevant data on subsea companies and organizations. The Brazilian companies União Engenharia and CP+ were among the first to register in the new Subsea Index…

Pioneer Array tests AUV durability

Jun 18, 2013

As more equipment goes on the seafloor, the industry is increasing its hunt for permanent underwater robotics solutions. Elaine Maslin got a view from Kongsberg Maritime. This year, two of Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary Hydroid’s REMUS…

WiSub takes the pins out of subsea

Jun 18, 2013

Technology development firm WiSub hopes to make subsea data transfer easier and faster. A chance meeting at a subsea conference has resulted in the development of a technology aimed at making subsea connections easier, faster, and pinless…

Subsea aftermarket segment emerges

Jun 18, 2013

A new era is developing in subsea aftermarket service provision offshore Norway – one which is expected to set global standards. In 2010 production from subsea wells on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) outstripped production from surface wells for the first time…

World-leading expertise

Jun 18, 2013

The world-leading expertise on subsea equipment and technology that Norwegian companies hold has evolved over time. Now, it is vital that these companies are able to use the resources and knowledge they have available – and work smarter…

The Future of Solutions

Jun 18, 2013

Since the 1980’s, the Norwegian subsea industry has evolved to become a world-leading supplier of underwater equipment and technology. Oil and gas production across the world happens in ever deeper water, and the wells are increasingly complicated to operate…

Lundin spuds Brynhild well

Jun 17, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) has commenced drilling of the first development well on the Brynhild field in PL148, located in the Norwegian North Sea.Brynhild field is adjacent to the Norway-United Kingdom border, about 210 km from the Norwegian mainland…

Norwegian innovation makes its mark

Jun 14, 2013

When Norway first attended the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, 40 years ago, it was at the beginning of a long journey. Building on its seafaring heritage, the country has developed a strong base for oilfield technology. It’s now leading the way into new territories…

Draugen: Exceeding expectations

Jun 13, 2013

Draugen was the first field developed in the Norwegian Sea 20 years ago—Shell now expects it to produce for a further 20 years, doubling its expected life span. Asset manager Odin Estensen explains how. The story of Draugen is more than just the story of a field…

Norway announces licensing recipients

Jun 12, 2013

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum awarded 24 licenses in the country’s 22nd licensing round. The offerings include 20 production licenses in the Barents Sea and four in the Norwegian Sea. The agency granted 29 companies shares—including ConocoPhillips…

Johan Castberg on hold

Jun 05, 2013

Statoil announced it will delay an investment decision on its Johan Castberg project in the Norwegian Barents Sea due to unease regarding recent move by the Norwegian government to increase taxes on oil and gas producers. In addition to the tax rise…

Wave of the future

May 31, 2013

Automation is the ideal way to unite technology with company cultures. Through technology, workers in the offshore environment have the potential to form a myopic view on life. Produce now, don’t worry about tomorrow. It makes sense. From drilling to producing…

Dana Petroleum names Reidar Hustoft new managing director for Norway

May 28, 2013

Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum named Reidar Hustoft its new managing director for Norway, effective February 1, replacing outgoing MD John M. Dahlen. Hustoft, who has 30 years experience in the North Sea, previously served as head of Dana’s Netherlands business…

Statoil secures permit off Norway

May 22, 2013

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate awarded Statoil AS a drilling permit for well 6608/11-8, production license 128 in the Norwegian Sea, the agency announced on May 22, 2013. The well will be drilled from the Songa Trym drilling facility at position 66° 07' 39…

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