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Update: Oil and Gas Listed as Important Social Function in Norway

Mar 20, 2020

This article, originally titled 'Norway: Oil Workers Not Critical for Society,' has been amended as the Norwegian government has added some parts of the oil and gas industry to the 'Critical Social Functions' list.OEDigital on Friday morning reported…

Tens of Thousands of Offshore Jobs at Risk, UK Union Warns

Mar 19, 2020

UK-based offshore energy workers' union RMT has called for the government to help preserve the offshore oil and gas industry and jobs amid the coronavirus and the oil price rout.RMT has warned that oil price wars and a public health pandemic…

Norway: Approval Granted to Dvalin-Heidrun Tie-In

Mar 18, 2020

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given its approval for the tie-in of Wintershall Dea's Dvalin gas field to Equinor's Heidrun host platform in the Norwegian Sea.The development solution/concept for Dvalin is to connect the well stream to Heidrun TLP for processing…

Aker BP Reduces Offshore Workforce Count to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Mar 18, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Aker BP, 30% owned by BP, said it had reduced staffing offshore to prevent a spread of coronavirus, but aims to maintain its output plans for 2020.The company has not register any coronavirus cases among its employees, but…

MOL Finds Oil and Gas Off Norway

Mar 18, 2020

MOL Norge, a subsidiary of Hungary's MOL, has discovered oil and gas in its production license 820s, at Evra and Iving prospect in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The company said Wednesday it was in the process of completing the drilling of exploration well 25/8-19 S and sidetrack 25/8-19 A…

Drill String Accidentally Cut at Seadrill Rig Offshore Norway

Mar 17, 2020

Offshore drilling company Seadrill was involved in an incident last weekend involving the unintentional disconnection of the lower marine riser package (LMRP) on its West Mira semi-submersible drilling rig. Also, a certain amount of oil-based drilling fluid was discharged into the sea…

Equinor Setting Up 'Project' to Deal with Virus, Oil Price Effects

Mar 17, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor is set to form what it described as a 'temporary corporate project' aimed at dealing with the effects of the coronavirus and the low oil prices.'The Coronavirus, measures to limit the spread and the significant…

Solstad Terminates PSV Charters with SFL

Mar 16, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore has terminated bareboat charter deals for two platform supply vessels with vessel-owners SFL.Solstad said Monday the bareboat charters were terminated for the two PSV's Sea Halibut and Sea Pike…

Equinor Workers to Stay Offshore for Longer Due to Coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020

Equinor will extend its employees' shifts at offshore platforms to 21 days from 14 days to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread, the oil company said on Monday, as oil and gas production offshore Norway continued as normal.Equinor recorded…

Capricon Gets Approval for Duncan Drilling Off Norway

Mar 16, 2020

Cairn Energy’s subsidiary Capricorn Norge has been given permission to drill a wildcat well in the North Sea offshore Norway. The Duncan exploration well (35/8-7S) will be drilled using the Island Innovator semi-submersible drilling rig. The well is located in the production license 880…

Lundin Charters 'Siem Symphony' PSV for Drilling Support in Norway

Mar 13, 2020

Oil and gas company Lundin Norway has chartered the Siem Simphony platform supply vessel from Siem Offshore.The dual-fuelled platform supplier 'Siem Symphony' will support Lundin Norway's 10-well drilling campaign on the NorwegianContinental Shelf…

Equinor Reduces Activity Offshore Norway, Output Not Affected

Mar 13, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor said on Thursday it was reducing activity on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) to contain the coronavirus spread, but said output was not affected.'We are cutting non-critical activity, but production goes as normal…

Offshore Safety Must Not Be Compromised by Coronavirus, Safety Body Says

Mar 12, 2020

Norway's offshore oil and gas safety watchdog Petroleum Safety Authority has said „is prioritizing the maintenance of its supervisory activities as far as possible given the spread of the coronavirus.“PSA Norway, whose main job is to monitor…

TenneT to Spend 4-5 Bln Euros Per Year

Mar 12, 2020

Grid operator TenneT reported a 9% drop in 2019 operating earnings on Thursday and repeated it will need fresh capital to build the infrastructure needed to realize Dutch and German government plans for more renewable energy. In its 2019 annual report…

Norway's February Production In Line with Forecast

Mar 12, 2020

Norway's oil production rose in February from the previous month, broadly in line with the official forecast, as the ramp-up of a major new field continued, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said on Thursday.Output from the giant Johan Sverdrup…

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