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BP extends Maersk Reacher contract

Jan 03, 2014

BP Norway has extended its contract for the jack-up Maersk Reacher by two years, from September 2014 to September 2016. BP Norway holds options to further extend the contract by up to additional four years, taking it out to September 2020…

Voices: “What are the main technology trends for your sector this year?”

Jan 02, 2014

New year, new focus. OE asked, “What are the main technology trends for your sector this year?” In 2014, we expect to see an emphasis on automation and control systems to enhance rig efficiency and safety. Multi…

Rocksource strikes deals

Jan 02, 2014

Norwegian exploration firm Rocksource has agreed a farm-out deal with Atlantic Petroleum Norge and announced a deal for a European oil firm to buy electromagnetic data and use its software. The farm-out is an option deal with Atlantic Petroleum…

Statoil makes NCS discovery

Jan 02, 2014

Statoil has made a gas discovery in the Askja West prospect and an oil discovery at the Askja East prospect in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The exploration wells, 30/11-9-S and 30/11-9-A, were drilled using the Ocean Vanguard semisubmersible…

Aker wins Johan Sverdrup FEED

Dec 20, 2013

Statoil awarded Aker Solutions a 10-year framework contract worth approximately US$105.8 million (NOK 650 million) for the North Sea Johan Sverdrup field. The first call-off is the front-end engineering design (FEED) work of the field center…

Maersk secures jackup contract in Norway

Dec 20, 2013

Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with Premier Oil Norge AS for the jackup Maersk Guardian for a one well drilling operation, the Myrhauk exploration well, in the Norwegian North Sea. The duration of the contract is approximately 62 days…

Johan Sverdrup delayed

Dec 20, 2013

Partners behind the giant Johan Sverdrup discovery have said that a decision on the development has been delayed until the New Year. Statoil, Lundin and Det Norske had been due to agree concept selection on licenses PL501, PL265 and PL502 by the end of 2013…

IKM inks Statoil frame agreement

Dec 20, 2013

IKM Consultants is to provide multi-discipline personnel to Statoil's international operations and projects over the next 2.5 years under a new frame agreement with the Norwegian operator. This frame agreement started December 15, and includes an option for two…

NCE Subsea partners with Bergen university

Dec 16, 2013

Norwegian Centre of Expertise Subsea (NCE Subsea) and the University of Bergen (UiB) have signed an agreement that makes the university a new partner in the subsea cluster network. Through the partnership, NCE Subsea and UiB want to improve communication between researchers and industry…

Norway collaborates on Barents seismic

Dec 10, 2013

A group comprised of 17 oil and gas companies, led by Statoil, has established a project for joint seismic acquisition in the southeastern Barents Sea.  At the request of the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE), the industry…

CGG takes on Diskos database

Dec 10, 2013

French geoscience firm CGG is to operate parts of Norway's Diskos database from 2015 to the end of 2020 under a new contract signed with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD). The contract will see CGG implment software on the seismic…

Eni Norge opens new Hammerfest ops center

Dec 05, 2013

Eni Norge has opened a new operations center in Hammerfest as part of its expansion in northern Norway and the Barents Sea. The Italian company has been active in the region since the start of the 1990s and is developing the Goliat oil field…

Frosty prospects

Dec 04, 2013

Plans for arctic exploration and development continue apace—but will there be resources available? Elaine Maslin reports. The size of the arctic offshore challenge is significant, both in scale and complexity, with relatively little activity carried out to date…

Subsea multiphase sampling

Dec 04, 2013

Subsea sampling can help increase PVT accuracy and improve subsea multiphase meter performance.  Test lines for subsea well testing cost as much as US$60 million and come with logistical and well intervention challenges. Eivind Gransaether explains…

Ceona's Polar Onyx out of dry dock

Dec 04, 2013

Ceona's high-capacity flexible/umbilical pipelay and subsea construction vessel the Polar Onyx has been floated out of dry dock at Ulstein Verft yard in Norway following an intensive outfitting program. It has now moved to the shipyard quay…

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