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France's First Commercial Offshore Wind Farm Fully Operational

Nov 23, 2022

France's first commercial-scale offshore wind farm started operating on Wednesday, adding 480 megawatts of capacity to the grid at a time when Europe is scrambling to secure energy supplies following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Saint-Nazaire wind farm…

Norway: Aibel to Prepare Aasta Hansteen Platform for Irpa Development

Nov 23, 2022

Equinor has awarded Aibel a contract to modify and prepare the Aasta Hansteen platform offshore Norway for integration with the Irpa gas field (formerly Asterix).Equinor on Tuesday filed a plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Irpa…

Centrica Taps Wood for Work at Rough Gas Storage Site

Nov 22, 2022

Engineering firm Wood said it has been appointed integrated services partner by Centrica Storage for the company’s U.K. Southern North Sea operations.The five-year contract includes the provision of engineering, procurement and construction solutions…

Britain's Windfall Tax Risks North Sea Cash Flight, Output Drop, Industry Warns

Nov 22, 2022

North Sea oil and gas producers hit back after Britain's decision to raise a windfall tax on the sector, warning the move risked jeopardizing investment in the ageing basin and could cut output just as Britain seeks to boost domestic production…

Equinor Files Development Plan for $1,45B Irpa Deepwater Gas Discovery

Nov 22, 2022

The Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has filed a plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Irpa offshore gas discovery, formerly known as Asterix, to the Norwegian Minister for Petroleum and Energy.The gas discovery, sitting in the Norwegian Sea at a depth of 1350 meters…

Norway's October Oil, Gas Output Lags Forecast

Nov 22, 2022

Norway's crude oil and gas output rose in October from September but lagged official forecasts, preliminary data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) showed on Tuesday. Crude oil output rose to 1.75 million barrels per day (bpd) in October from 1…

Shell to 'Evaluate' 25B Pound UK Investments after Windfall Tax

Nov 22, 2022

Shell said on Monday it will evaluate plans to spend up to 25 billion pounds in Britain over the next decade following the government's decision to increase a windfall tax on oil and gas producers.'We're going to have to evaluate each project on a case by case basis…

UK Oil and Gas Sector Faces $24B Bill to Plug Old Wells

Nov 22, 2022

British North Sea oil and gas producers will spend around 20 billion pounds ($24 billion) on dismantling over 2,000 unused wells and facilities in the ageing basin over the next decade, an industry group said on Tuesday.The cost burden for plugging wells and removing platforms…

Noble Corp. Jack-up Rig Gearing Up for CO2 Storage Work in Denmark

Nov 21, 2022

Offshore drilling company Noble Corporation said Monday that its recently acquired Noble Resolve jack-up rig was preparing to carry out the first-ever CO2 storage under the Danish North Sea seabed as part of Project Greensand.The rig, formerly known as Maersk Resolve…

Norway: Safety Watchdog Launches Investigation into Offshore Platform Fire

Nov 21, 2022

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety regulator Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has decided to investigate a fire in a transformer on Equinor's Åsgard B platform in the Norwegian Sea. The incident occurred on November 14, 2022.Breaking out in a transformer room…

Decommissioning: ASCO Wins Four NORM Decontamination Services Deals

Nov 21, 2022

UK-based firm ASCO said Monday it had signed four new contracts for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) decontamination and disposal services with major operators, worth more than £10 million (around $11,8 million.)ASCO said that its subsidiary…

Norwegian Battery Startup Names Oil Industry Veteran as CEO

Nov 21, 2022

Norwegian startup Morrow Batteries has appointed Lars Christian Bacher, an oil industry veteran, as its new chief executive officer, the company said on Monday. Bacher had spent 30 years at Norway's largest oil and gas firm Equinor, where he held various executive positions…

UK Well Decommissioning Firm Names Subsurface Team Lead

Nov 21, 2022

UK-based well decommissioning services company Well-Safe Solutions has appointed Ruth Thomas as Subsurface Team Lead.Thomas has over two decades of experience in providing subsurface support to assets in the UK sector of the North Sea for energy majors including Repsol Sinopec Resources UK…

Wintershall Dea CEO Doesn't See IPO in Next Six Months

Nov 18, 2022

An initial public offering (IPO) for oil and gas producer Wintershall Dea is off the cards for the next six months, Chief Executive Mario Mehren told business daily Handelsblatt.The company, owned jointly by BASF and investor group LetterOne…

Aker Solutions to Keep Providing M&M Services for Giant Johan Sverdrup Field in Norway

Nov 18, 2022

Aker Solutions has secured a contract extension with Equinor in Norway to continue providing maintenance and modification services (M&M) on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.'The extension of the call off is done in accordance with an existing frame agreement that lasts until February 2026…

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