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40th Anniversary of Norway's Worst Offshore Disaster

Mar 30, 2020

It was March 27th, 1980. The Alexander Kielland offshore accommodation unit was linked to the Edda platform in the Ekofisk area of the North Sea, offshore Norway.Workers aboard were weather-bound to the floatel, because of the fog, and then the storm began to blow up…

Norway Offers 36 Offshore Blocks, None in Barents Sea

Mar 30, 2020

Norway is offering oil firms 36 offshore exploration blocks in this year's licensing round in mature areas and for the first time in a decade did not offer any blocks in the Barents Sea.All the blocks are offered in the western part of the Norwegian Sea…

Equinor's Johan Sverdrup to Hit Upgraded Oil Output Target in May

Mar 30, 2020

Norwegian oil company Equinor has said its Johan Sverdrup field will reach plateau production faster than previously expected. The company also said that the North Sea field's plateau target will increase.The giant oil field's first phase is now expected to reach plateau production in early May…

Equinor to Quit U.S. Lobby Group Over Climate Policy

Mar 27, 2020

Equinor will leave industry lobby group the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) over a disagreement about climate policy, the energy producer said on Friday.The Norwegian company is undertaking a review of its memberships of…

EMGS in Survival Mode. Cuts Workers, Vessels

Mar 27, 2020

Norwegian offshore survey company has announced severe cost-cutting measures that will lead to termination of most employees and consultants and cold stacking of vessels.EMGS recently lost what was expected to be a long-term contract with Pemex in Mexico…

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…

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