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Wintershall Dea Drills Deep in Norway

Dec 06, 2019

Reaching some 9,023 meters from the Brage platform, the A36B well recently drilled by Wintershall Dea is the longest ever completed by the company in Norway. Around 200 meters longer than Mount Everest is tall, the well is also the longest ever drilled offshore by the company globally.“On a tail end platform, we continue to operate at the sharp edge of technical possibilities, setting new records while we reach for the barrels that will keep Brage producing for the next ten years at least…

Cyprus Petitions The Hague to Safeguard Offshore Rights

Dec 06, 2019

Cyprus has petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to safeguard its offshore mineral rights, its president said on Thursday, upping the ante with neighbor Turkey which disputes its claims.Cyprus's internationally recognized…

North Sea Countries to Boost Offshore Wind

Dec 04, 2019

Energy Ministers from North Seas countries met yesterday (December 04) in Brussels and agreed their 2020 Work Program on offshore wind deployment as a means of reaching climate neutrality by 2050.The 10 North Seas Energy Cooperation countries – Belgium…

Fishbones Completes Its Largest Job to Date

Dec 04, 2019

Alternative reservoir stimulation technology company Fishbones said it has installed its proprietary technology for a major international oil company in the Danish North Sea. The installation, which comprised 56 subs and 224 jetted laterals…

Ørsted, Covestro Ink World's Largest Offshore Wind PPA

Dec 04, 2019

Polymer materials supplier Covestro has signed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with Ørsted to buy the output of 100MW from the planned Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm, expected to be fully commissioned in 2025, subject to Ørsted's final investment decision (FID)…

Norway Wealth Fund Drops Petrobras from Watchlist

Dec 04, 2019

Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund has removed Brazilian oil firm Petrobras from a watchlist of firms that could be dropped as investments due to ethical concerns, the central bank said on Tuesday.Petrobras was put under observation in 2016 over corruption risks…

PSA Probes Statfjord Leak

Dec 03, 2019

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) said it has launched an investigation into an oil leak from the Equinor-operated Statfjord A facility on November 26, 2019.This discharge was detected by the observation of oil on the sea surface alongside the North Sea platform…

Johan Sverdrup Producing Around 350,000 BPD

Dec 03, 2019

Oil production at Norway's giant Johan Sverdrup oilfield has risen to around 350,000 barrels per day (bpd), operator Equinor told Reuters on Tuesday.The North Sea field, which began output on Oct. 5, is now western Europe's largest oil producer…

Hurricane Confirms Oil in Warwick West

Dec 02, 2019

UK-based Hurricane Energy announced that testing has confirmed oil in its Warwick West well, West of Shetland.Warwick West ( 204/30b-4) was spudded using the Transocean Leader semi-submersible rig on September 24 and was drilled to a total depth of 1…

OMV Petrom Ready to Develop Black Sea Gas Field

Dec 02, 2019

Romania's OMV Petrom is ready to press on with a multibillion euro investment in the giant Black Sea gas project it holds with ExxonMobil once Bucharest's new government lifts regulatory barriers to doing so, it said on Monday.A final investment…

Equinor Takes Wisting Operatorship

Dec 02, 2019

Norwegian energy firm Equinor said it will take over as operator for the development of the Wisting license in the Barents Sea as of December 1. Austrian partner OMV will later assume the operator role for the operation phase.In June, the two…

West Linus Cleared to Drill at Tor II

Nov 29, 2019

Norway's offshore safety watchdog has given ConocoPhillips consent to use the West Linus mobile facility for production drilling on the Tor field.The consent covers the drilling and completion of eight production wells in connection with the new development of the Tor field (Tor II)…

Controversial Wildcat Disappoints -Rystad

Nov 29, 2019

Wintershall Dea’s controversial wildcat well near the closed-off Lofoten archipelago in northern Norway was ultimately unsuccessful, analyst Rystad Energy said.Rystad Energy’s senior exploration analyst Palzor Shenga said, “This stands as a…

Northern Lights Partners Drill Wildcat for CO2 Storage

Nov 29, 2019

Partners in the Northern Lights project will drill an exploration well south of the Troll field in the North Sea with the objective to not find oil and gas.Wildcat well 31/5-7 Eos is being drilled to investigate whether the reservoir in the…

Saipem Wins Offshore Wind Contracts

Nov 29, 2019

Italian offshore services company Saipem said it has secured two new contracts for work related to offshore wind development projects in Scotland and Taiwan.The two contracts, worth approximately €750 million ($826.4 million) combined, represents…

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