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Kleven wins IMR order

Jan 21, 2014

Kleven has signed a contract with Olympic Shipping for a new build MT 6021 design IMR vessel (pictured). The contract value is around US$64.7 million, and the vessel will be delivered from Kleven Verft in March 2015. The Marin Teknikk…

DNO seals Tunisia deal

Jan 20, 2014

Norway's DNO International AS has completed a farm-in by its wholly-owned subsidiary DNO Tunisia AS to the Sfax Offshore Exploration Permit and the Ras El Besh Concession in the Republic of Tunisia. The agreement, with Eurogas International Inc…

Well situation on Snorre A

Jan 20, 2014

Statoil is working to secure a well drilled from its Snorre A platform in the North Sea, after drilling fluid was lost during operations on Saturday night.Drilling fluid is used to maintain pressure in a well during drilling. Statoil…

Kvaerner to upend Aasta Hansteen

Jan 17, 2014

Technip Norge AS has awarded Kvaerner a sub-contract for the fjord base and support services related to the upending and make-ready for mating operations of the substructure for the Aasta Hansteen spar platform (pictured at right). Kvaerner's…

Tanzania discovery for Statoil

Jan 16, 2014

Norway’s Statoil announced that a fifth natural gas discovery in Block 2 offshore Tanzania has opened up new play in the region. The Mronge-1 discovery, drilled in 2500m water depth by the Discoverer Americas drillship, 20km north of the Zafarani discovery…

Norwegian know-how

Jan 16, 2014

The Statoil-operated Peregrino field, one of Brazil’s most significant offshore producers, is a wealth of resources, including Norwegian- developed technology. Sarah Parker Musarra chatted with Statoil Brazil Country President Thore E. Kristiansen…

Ikon Science acquires Terra Geotech

Jan 16, 2014

Geoprediction firm Ikon Science acquired the software, services and intellectual property of Bergen, Norway, headquartered Terra Geotech AS. Eamonn Doyle, the founder of Terra Geotech, has joined Ikon as the VP, real-time operations, bringing…

Safetec unveils new competence center in Bergen, Norway

Jan 16, 2014

Safetec, part of the ABS Group, recently opened a new Competence Center in Bergen, Norway, to provide education and training for industry-focused organizations. According to the company, the center’s specialized training courses will be based…

Norway buoyant but costs rise

Jan 14, 2014

Wood Mackenzie’s annual review of Norway's upstream oil and gas industry concludes that the sector showed no signs of slowing down in 2013.The review cites high levels of development spend, asset deals, exploration activity, and a record NKr 176 billion (US$30 billion) capital investment…

ROV expedition in Norwegian Sea

Jan 13, 2014

Paleontologist Robert W. Williams, University of Bergen professor, Rolf Birger Pedersen, and Nils Rune Sandstå, found the columnar basalt in the southwestern part of the Gjallar Ridgein the western Norwegian Sea.

Giant jackup order for Drydocks

Jan 13, 2014

Drydocks World (DDW) has signed an agreement with Drill One Capital to build what it is describing as the largest jackup ever built. The Dubai Expo 2020 NS jackup rig will be the first Gusto MSC CJ 80 design rig to be built. It has been designed to be operated in harsh environments…

Magseis strikes Statoil deal

Jan 09, 2014

Magseis AS has agreed a frame agreement to provide global ocean bottom seismic (OBS) acquisition services for Statoil ASA from 2014–2018.The frame agreement regulates the work that has been awarded for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, as well as for future tenders during the term of the agreement…

Lundin increases spending

Jan 08, 2014

Lundin Petroleum AB is to increase its spending on new developments by 25%, to US$1.4 billion, in 2014. The majority of the cash (75%) will be spent on ongoing projects offshore Norway, with most of the rest being spent on the Bertram development in Malaysia…

Badger gets funding boost

Jan 08, 2014

Norwegian technology development firm Badger Explorer ASA has been awarded a NOK13.2 million funding to develop high pressure high pressure technology in its drilling units. Stavanger-based Badger is development rigless drilling technology…

Harkand orders DSVs

Jan 08, 2014

Subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) group Harkand has ordered a new build dive support vessel and agreed an option for a second. The order has been placed with Norway's Vard Holdings Limited (VARD), with delivery of the first vessel scheduled for Q2 2016…

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