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GE provides Ocean Installer with subsea connection equipment

Oct 24, 2013

Norwegian-based subsea contractor Ocean Installer AS has awarded GE Oil & Gas a contract to supply subsea tie-in connection systems that will support the development of the Gina Krog and Eirin gas fields in the Norwegian North Sea. Statoil Petroleum AS…

Asha East disappoints

Oct 17, 2013

The Wintershall-operated Asha East well offshore Norway has come up dry, partner Bridge Energy announced. The well will be plugged and abandoned due to no signs of movable hydrocarbons, Bridge said. The primary target in Asha East…

Lundin abandons Sverdrup wildcat

Oct 15, 2013

Lundin Petroleum, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Lundin Norway, posts the completion of wildcat well 6608/2-1S. The well was drilled in PL330 about 60km east-southeast of the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea. The exploration well 6608/2-1S…

Report shows NCS cost overruns

Oct 14, 2013

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) released a report appraising five field developments on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with investments exceeding NOK 10 billion (approximately US$1.7 billion).  The report examines five fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) – Skarv…

Lundin plugs disappointing Sverdrup appraisal

Oct 14, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum), through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), announced the completion of wildcat well 6608/2-1S. The well was drilled in PL330 about 60km east-southeast of the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea…

Barents activity remains high

Oct 09, 2013

A busy 2013 seismic acquisition season is continuing in the Barents Sea, with CGG announcing the completion of its second Broadseis campaign and Dolphin Geophysical launching a new survey. The increase in seismic acquisition activity in the area…

Dolphin begins 3D multi-client survey

Oct 04, 2013

Dolphin Geophysical, in association with Searcher Seismic, is pleased to announce it has commenced acquisition of a new 3300sq km 3D SHarp BroadBand multi-client seismic survey in the Maud Basin South area of the Norwegian Barents Sea. The…

Lundin hits big in Ghota

Oct 02, 2013

Lundin Norway AS confirmed a significant oil find in its Ghota discovery following the completion of a successful flow test of exploration well 7120/1-3, which proved gas flow at a rate of approximately 4,300 b/d. The test showed good production…

Odfjell contracts additional four gas tankers

Oct 01, 2013

Norway-based Odfjell SE signed shipbuilding contracts with Nantong Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co., Ltd., of China, for construction of four 17,000 cbm capacity LPG/Ethylene gas tankers. Odfjell also secured various options for delivery of up to four additional tankers…

Successful appraisal for Johan Sverdrup

Sep 30, 2013

Lundin Norway AS struck a 6m (20 mi.) oil column through completion of Johan Sverdrup (formerly Avaldsnes/Aldous) appraisal well 16/5-4, located in the southwestern part of PL501. The discovery found an oil-filled reservoir section of excellent quality sand with a very high net-to-gross ratio…

Njord, Hyme off production until 2014

Sep 27, 2013

Statoil ASA is extending its production stoppage in the Njord oilfield, located in the Norwegian Sea, to reinforce a drilling platform. Production was originally halted on July 27 due to some small deformations found in some beams and other structural elements in the deck framing…

Sonar Equipment delivers multi-sensor ROV

Sep 26, 2013

Great Yarmouth-based Sonar Equipment Services (SES) delivered its first multi-sensor ROV survey package to Calecore’s marine survey division, Calesurvey. SES has integrated, tested and mobilized a complex array of survey and subsea equipment…

Iskrystall wildcat proves gas

Sep 23, 2013

Statoil ASA, along with partners Eni Norge and Petoro, made a gas discovery at the Iskrystall prospect on PL608 off Norway in the Barents Sea. The well is approximately 30km southwest of 7220/8-1 Johan Castberg and about 240km north of Hammerfest…

New player gets US$150 million backing

Sep 16, 2013

A newly formed UK-focused exploration company has secured US$150 million of funding from Norwegian private equity outfit HitecVision.  Oyster Petroleum's management team comprises of Richard Morgan as CEO, along with former colleagues Nigel Platt and David Went…

Svale North oil discovery

Sep 11, 2013

Statoil has together with partners in PL128 made an oil discovery in the Svale North prospect in the Norwegian Sea, approximately nine kilometres northeast of the Norne field. Exploration well 6608/10-15, drilled by the Songa Trym semisubmersible…

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