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OMV to Sell Stake in Arctic Offshore Oil Field Wisting to Lundin Energy

Oct 28, 2021

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has agreed to sell its 25% stake in the Wisting offshore oil field in the Barents Sea off Norway, to the Swedish oil firm Lundin Energy for $320 million. OMV, which discovered the oil field in 2013, said it was focusing increasingly on low-carbon projects…

ASCO to Provide Logistics Services for Horisont Energi's Barents Blue Project

Oct 27, 2021

Horisont Energi, a Norwegian company developing a blue ammonia project in Norway that involves offshore carbon storage, has signed a four-year framework deal with logistics and supply company ASCO Norge, with an option to extend it.Horisont…

Italian Bank Could Fund Novatek's Giant Arctic LNG 2 Project

Oct 22, 2021

Italy's biggest banking group Intesa Sanpaolo could help fund Novatek's Arctic LNG 2 project even as some European governments show lukewarm support for the giant Russian gas project.'We are studying the dossier ... though no decision has as yet been taken…

Equinor's Barents Sea Johan Castberg Project Faces Further Delay, Cost Overrun

Oct 12, 2021

Equinor's Johan Castberg Arctic oilfield will cost some 10% more to develop than expected a year ago, and will start production later than expected, primarily due to the pandemic, the Norwegian government's budget showed on Tuesday.The project…

Vår Energi Gets OK to Drill at Rødhette Prospect in Barents Sea

Aug 13, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas exploration and production company Vår Energi has obtained regulatory consent to drill an exploration well in the Barents Sea, off Norway.The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway on Thursday said it had given Vår Energi its…

Greenland Says No to Future Oil Exploration

Jul 16, 2021

Greenland has ended its 50-year ambition to become an oil producing nation after announcing it would suspend a strategy of searching for oil and would stop granting exploration licences.Oil exploration has taken place since the 1970s, involving major companies such as Shell…

Climate Activists Take a Swing at Norwegian Arctic Drilling Plans at Human Rights Court

Jun 15, 2021

Norwegian climate activists have asked the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to rule against Norway's plans for more oil drilling in the Arctic, the campaigners said on Tuesday, arguing the country's exploration deprives young people of their future…

Gazprom Neft, Novatek Form Arctic E&P JV

Jun 04, 2021

Russian energy companies Novatek and Gazprom Neft on Friday created an exploration and production joint venture which will focus on work in the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea.As part of the agreement, Novatek acquired a 49% participation interest in OOO Gazpromneft Sakhalin…

Equinor Drills Duster Near Wisting Discovery in Barents Sea

Jun 03, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has drilled a dry exploration well near the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the exploration target of the well was to prove petroleum…

Equinor's Johan Castberg Offshore Field Start-up Delayed until Q4 2023, Safety Watchdog Says

Jun 01, 2021

The startup of Equinor's Johan Castberg oilfield in the Arctic Barents Sea will be delayed by one year until the fourth quarter of 2023 due to technical problems, denting its value, Norway's oil and gas safety watchdog said on Tuesday.The Petroleum…

Gazprom Reports 89% Profit Fall

Apr 29, 2021

Russia's Gazprom on Thursday reported an 89% fall in 2020 net profit to 135.3 billion roubles ($1.8 billion), hurt by lower prices and sales and a huge rise in costs including a foreign exchange-related loss, but it expects a recovery in 2021…

NOVATEK Elects New Board of Directors

Apr 23, 2021

Russia's largest independent natural gas producer PAO NOVATEK announced Friday that the annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) approved the election of members to the board of directors.The following members were elected to the board of directors:Andrei I…

U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Atlantic, Arctic Offshore Leasing Bans

Apr 14, 2021

A federal appeals court on Tuesday confirmed bans on offshore oil leasing in most federal Arctic waters and in the Atlantic after the Trump Administration tried to open them up to development.The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said President Joe…

Equinor Strikes Oil Near Johan Castberg Field in Barents Sea

Mar 10, 2021

Equinor and its partners Vår Energi and Petoro have discovered oil at an exploration well near the Johan Castberg development in the Barents Sea.Recoverable resources at the well - formally known as well 7220/7-4 - in production licence 532…

Norway Launches Consultation on Offshore Licensing Round with 84 New Blocks

Feb 25, 2021

Norway launched a consultation on Thursday on a 2021 licensing round in mature areas in which it offered 84 new blocks for petroleum exploration, including 70 in the Arctic Barents Sea.The maps attached to a statement by the Petroleum and Energy…

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