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JIP seeks alternative well foundation technology

Dec 14, 2017

A joint industry project (JIP) led by the UK's Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has been launched to investigate alternative well foundation technology for subsea wells.  The aim of the JIP is to examine the versatility and robustness…

Aker Solutions to modify module for Yme redevelopment

Dec 13, 2017

Maersk Drilling has picked Aker Solutions for modification work on a production module on the Maersk Inspirer jackup rig so that it can be used on Repsol's Yme field offshore Norway.  Repsol is looking to redevlop the field, after removing an existing platform facility…

Tambar restarts production, investigation continues

Dec 13, 2017

Production has restarted from Aker BP's Tambar platform, offshore Norway, where a man died last week after in serious incident on the rig, which remains under investigation. Tambar is about 16km southeast of Ula facilities in 68m water depth in the Norwegian North Sea…

VIDEO: World's largest spar, Aasta Hansteen, mated in Norwegian fjord

Dec 12, 2017

Against a backdrop of snow covered mountains around a Norwegian fjord, Statoil has overseen the mating of the world’s largest spar-platform, Aasta Hansteen. The 24-000 tonne topside was towed from Ølensvåg to Stord on the west coast of Norway…

Aker BP picks Subsea 7, Aker Solutions for new subsea tieback

Dec 11, 2017

Aker BP has awarded contracts to Subsea 7 and Aker Solutions for work on its Ærfugl gas field subsea tieback in the Norwegian Sea. The Ærfugl gas field development, previously known as Snadd, about 210km west of Sandnessjøen in the Norwegian Sea…

New North Sea E&P firm launches

Dec 11, 2017

New North Sea-focused independent Spirit Energy, owned jointly by Centrica and Bayerngas Norge, has launched.  Spirit Energy combined Centrica’s E&P business with Bayerngas Norge, under a deal announced in July this year. Spirit…

Eni's Goliat to restart production

Dec 08, 2017

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has granted Eni permission to restart production at its Goliat development after verifying the company has addressed electrical safety issues at the field. Goliat FPSO Source: Eni In October…

UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 injured in Maersk rig incident

Dec 07, 2017

UPDATE: One Maersk Drilling worker is dead and another injured following in an incident on the Maersk Interceptor jackup drilling rig, working at the Tambar field offshore Norway, on Thursday, 7 December. Aker BP said that the 'serious incident' was reported at 12…

Cape Wind to surrender US lease

Dec 05, 2017

US wind developers Cape Wind have applied to relinquish its lease offshore Massachusetts, which at one time had been set to be America's first offshore wind farm. A series of setbacks endured by Cape Wind allowed the honor of America's first…

Fewer applicants in Norway's 24th licensing round

Dec 05, 2017

Norway's latest offshore licensing round, focusing on the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea, has drawn fewer than half the number of companies than its previous round attracted.  Just 11 companies have applied for production licenses in the 24th licensing…

West Phoenix to drill at Fenja field

Dec 05, 2017

VNG Norge, part of German group VNG, has lined up a drilling for for work on the Fenja development in the Norwegian Sea.  VNG Norge has issued a letter of intent (LOI) to North Atlantic Norway for the semisubmersible drilling rig West…

Statoil submits Johan Castberg PDO, $35/bbl breakeven

Dec 05, 2017

Norway's Statoil, with partners Eni (30%) and Petoro (20%), has submiited a plan for US$5.9 billion (NOK49 billion) development and operation for the Johan Castberg field in the Norwegian Barents Sea. The development cost is more than half of the original estimated cost for the project…

Lundin spuds Hurri, southern Barents Sea

Dec 04, 2017

Swedish headquartered Lundin Petroleum has started drilling on the Hurri prospect in the southern Barents Sea, offshore Norway. Exploration well 7219/12-3, in PL533, is about 2 km southwest of the Filicudi oil discovery and south of the Statoil-operated Johan Castberg development…

Aker BP sells stake in Valhall, Hod

Dec 04, 2017

Norway's Aker BP has agreed to divest a 10% stake in the Valhall and Hod fields to new firm Pandion Energy. The move comes shortly after Aker BP acquired Hess Norge, which gave it 100% ownership in Valhall and Hod, and comes as Aker BP…

Connecting the dots

Dec 01, 2017

While decommissioning is often seen as a challenge, to the Dutch it is also an opportunity. Elaine Maslin reports. The North Sea Wind Power Hub concept. Images from TenneT.    The Dutch don’t…

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