Norwegian Sea News


Wintershall Dea Ups Resource Estimate for Norwegian Sea Discovery

Feb 29, 2024

German oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has increased resource estimates for a gas/condensate discovery near the Dvalin field in the Norwegian Sea, following the drilling of an appraisal well with Transocean Norge rig.Wintershall Dea's appraisal well 6507/4-4 S was drilled to confirm the size of the previous discovery 6507/4-2 S (Adriana), which was made in 2021.Before well 6507/4-4 S was drilled…

Odfjell Technology Set to Upgrade Heidrun FSU

Jan 19, 2024

Odfjell Technology has secured a contract from OSM Thome to provide upgrade and modification services on the Heidrun B Floating Storage Unit (FSU), owned by Equinor and partners.Under the contract, Odfjell Technology will provide engineering…

Norway Offers 24 Companies Ownership Interest for Oil and Gas Licenses

Jan 16, 2024

Norwegian government has offered 24 companies ownership interests in 62 production licenses on the Norwegian shelf in pre-defined areas (APA) 2023, Norway's regulator of the petroleum resources informed.The awards, unveiled on January 16, 2024…

Equinor Bites Dust in North Sea Offshore Norway

Jan 11, 2024

Equinor’s exploration well 30/4-4 in the North Sea has come up dry, Norway’s regulator of the petroleum resources Norwegian Offshore Directorate has informed.The well was drilled about seven kilometers north of the Martin Linge field in the North Sea and 180 kilometers west of Bergen…

Norwegian Sea: Equinor's First Well in PL 1058 Confirmed Dry

Oct 24, 2023

Equinor, the Norwegian oil and gas company, has finalized the drilling of the wildcat well 6307/1-2, located 36 kilometers to the south of the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea. The well has been confirmed as dry.This is the first well drilled in the production licence 1058…

Play Opener: DNO Makes Gas Condensate Discovery Offshore Norway

Sep 19, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company DNO announced on Tuesday a gas condensate discovery on the Norma prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.Preliminary evaluation of the discovery indicates gross recoverable resources in the range of 25–130 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMboe) on a P90-P10 basis…

Equinor Gets Green Light for Norwegian Sea Well Drilling

Aug 18, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea.The consent is for drilling in the production license 1058 for the JDE prospect (Well 6307/1-2 JDE)…

Shearwater in 'Pioneering' Seismic Survey Project Offshore Norway

Jul 14, 2023

Offshore seismic survey specialist Shearwater on Friday announced a new project with the Austrian oil firm OMV for a 'pioneering' towed streamer survey with Ocean Bottom Nodes over the Berling gas and condensate discovery in the Norwegian Sea…

Aker BP Raises Guidance after Q2 Profits Jump on Record Oil Production

Jul 13, 2023

Norwegian oil group Aker BP on Thursday reported a rise in second-quarter earnings that matched expectations as record production offset weaker prices for oil and gas, and lifted its full-year production outlook. Norway's second-largest listed oil company…

Transocean Secures $172 Million Offshore Drilling Contract Extension in Norway

Jul 05, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd. said Wednesday that six one-well options had been exercised for the Transocean Encourage semi-submersible drilling rig in Norway. While Transocean did not specify who the client was, the harsh-environment…

TechnipFMC Nets Significant Contract for Offshore Gas Field Development Project in Norway

Jun 30, 2023

Oilfield services firm TechnipFMC said Thursday it had won a 'significant' integrated engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (iEPCI) contract by OMV for its Berling gas and condensate field development project offshore Norway…

Aker BP, OMV Get OK for North Sea and Norwegian Sea Drilling Projects

Jun 30, 2023

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said Friday it had granted Aker BP and OMV consents for drilling projects in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea, respectively.Aker BP has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in block 25/2 of the North Sea in Production license 442…

Environmental Groups Ask Norway Court to Halt Three Oil Developments

Jun 29, 2023

Environmental groups said on Thursday they had demanded an immediate halt to the ongoing development of three Norwegian offshore oilfields, seeking a court injunction against the country's government.Greenpeace and Nature and Youth said they…

Aker BP's Output to Reach 525,000 Barrels per Day by 2028, as Several Offshore Projects Approved

Jun 29, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company  Aker BP said Wednesday that the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) had approved a total of Aker BP's nine plans for development and operation (PDOs) and one plan for installation and operation (PIO)The…

Norway Approves Equinor's New Field Developments, Including Country's Deepest Offshore Field

Jun 28, 2023

Norwegian oil firm Equinor said Wednesday its plans for the development and operation of the subsea fields Irpa and Verdande, and the production well Andvare in the Norwegian Sea have been approved by Norwegian authorities. The gas field Irpa will be tied back to the Aasta Hansteen platform…

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