Norway News


Ulstein building new OSVs

Nov 25, 2013

Ulstein's Ulstein Verft yard is to build an offshore construction vessel (OSV) larger than any other vessel the yard has built before. The new OSV, part of an order for two new OSVs from Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore, through Island Ventures II LLC…

Statoil accepts fine for Oseberg

Nov 19, 2013

Statoil accepted an NKR 10MM (US$ 1.64MM) fine after it was ruled that in May 2011, the company improperly sent 180cu m of wash water with chemicals, or hazardous waste, from the Oseberg C platform to the Sture terminal. Statoil maintains…

Lundin completes Torvastad exploration well

Nov 19, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB, through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS, has completed exploration well 16/2-20S, located north of the Johan Sverdrup discovery in PL501, in the North Sea sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf. A sidetrack well will now be drilled…

Walk to walk JIP launched

Nov 19, 2013

DNV GL has launched a joint industry project (JIP) to provide guidance on an alternative means of personnel transfer onto offshore installations. The Walk to Work (W2W) approach, where offshore installations are manned from a ship via gangway…

ONS 2014 - change is coming

Nov 19, 2013

The organizers of next year's ONS conference and exhibition in Stavanger are marking the event's 40th anniversary with a look back at the first time the event was held in 1974. However, next year's event will also very much be looking forward…

Johan Sverdrup appraisal success

Nov 07, 2013

The latest appraisal well on the giant Johan Sverdrup field in the Norwegian North Sea found a deeper reservoir thickness than expected, said operator Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum). Appraisal well 16/3-7, located in the south-eastern part of PL501…

Visund start-up for Statoil

Nov 07, 2013

Statoil has started production from the Visund North oil and gas field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The total recoverable reserves are estimated at 29MM boe and the total investment for the field development is NOK3.3 billion…

Voices: How can technology innovation improve?

Nov 05, 2013

Innovate or die. Newer and better tech is always needed in the oil & gas industry –even when companies aren’t exactly shouting to be first in line, OE asked: “How can technology innovation improve?” The offshore opportunity is vast…

Lundin appoints new Malaysia GM

Nov 01, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB appointed Paul Atkinson as general manager for Malaysia and managing director for Lundin Petroleum's southeast Asia business. Atkinson is joining Lundin Petroleum from Talisman Energy, where he has held various senior managerial positions since 2001…

Eni tests AUV technology

Oct 31, 2013

Eni Norge is testing an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed to carry out subsea environmental monitoring along predetermined tracks. The project is part of investment by Eni Norge in research and development linked to new and improved techniques for monitoring the marine environment…

Eni Norge opens Hammerfest office

Oct 31, 2013

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

OTC Brasil: Innovation and sustainability

Oct 30, 2013

Innovation was a key theme at the opening plenary at OTC Brasil 2013 this week. Renato Bertani, CEO of Barra Energia do Brasil and president of the World Petroleum Council discussed how innovation has changed the oil and gas industry for the better…

New era for Ekofisk

Oct 29, 2013

First oil on the Ekofisk South project in the Norwegian part of the North Sea has started. The project will increase oil recovery in the Ekofisk field, located in the PL 018 licence and operated by ConocoPhillips. Production capacity at Ekofisk South is 70…

Snorre C: Statoil recommends new platform

Oct 28, 2013

Statoil recommends building a new drilling and processing platform on the Snorre field in the North Sea to maximize extraction of remaining reserves. Together with Petoro AS and the other license partners, Statoil says it has worked hard…

Dry wells for Wintershall

Oct 25, 2013

Wintershall Norge AS completed drilling wildcat wells 16/1-19 S and 16/1-20 A in production licence 457 about 2.5km from appraisal wells 16/1-16 and 16/1-16 A at the Ivar Aasen field in the Norwegian North Sea. The primary target for…

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