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First Major U.S. OWF Delayed

Aug 12, 2019

Massachusetts’ first offshore wind project has been delayed indefinitely by the federal government.The $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts had planned to break ground on the project by the end of this year, but progress has been halted pending a final environmental review by the U.S. body.On Friday, developer Vineyard Wind announced that to its “surprise and disappointment,” the federal…

EOG Bags Offshore Ireland Licence

Aug 08, 2019

United Kingdom-based exploration and production company Europa Oil & Gas  (EOG) has been awarded a 15-year frontier exploration licence for an area in the Slyne Basin, offshore Ireland.The area includes Europa’s flagship Inishkea prospect, which…

Aker BP Gets New Drilling Permit from NPD

Aug 06, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP  a drilling permit for well 30/12-2 located in the North Sea offshore Norway.Well 30/12-2, to be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig is a wildcat well in production licence 986…

NPD Grants North Sea Drilling Permit to ConocoPhillips

Aug 01, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a wildcat drilling permit for well 25/7-7, to be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility.The area in this license consists of parts of blocks 25/7 and 25/10…

Vineyard Wind to Fight Against Rejection

Jul 16, 2019

The developer of the 800-MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind project in the US will request a superseding order from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) to overturn denial of the project’s application before the Edgartown Conservation Commission…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Aker BP

Jun 18, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for well 25/2-20 as per the the Resource Management Regulations.Well 25/2-20 in the North Sea will be drilled from the Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility…

Vår Energi to Remove Jotun B Platform

Jun 03, 2019

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given Vår Energi AS consent for the removal and disposal of Jotun B platform in the North Sea offshore Norway.The consent, with reference to the Management Regulations Section 25 (4) item e, is granted…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Equinor

May 21, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7324/6-1.The well will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility, said a press release from NPD.The drilling programme for well 7324/6…

Eni Secures Offshore Argentina Block

May 21, 2019

The Argentinian authorities have officially awarded the exploration license of offshore block MLO 124 to an Eni-led consortium.An Eni-led consortium wins an exploration license of offshore block MLO 124 from the  authorities, said a press release…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to OMV (Norge)

May 16, 2019

OMV Norge, a subsidiary of the Austrian oil company OMV, has received drilling permit for well 6506/11-11 S from Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).NPD said in a press release that the well 6506/11-11 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Bergen drilling facility…

Lundin Gets Drilling Permit for North Sea

May 15, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-31 A.The well will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility, owned and operated by Ocean Rig.The drilling programme for well 16/1-31…

Equinor Ready for Trestakk Field Start-up

May 14, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor consent for start-up of the Trestakk field in the Norwegian Sea. Equinor plans start-up during the month of May 2019.Consent for start-up of Trestakk is granted to the licensees in production licence PL091…

Vineyard Wind Wins Grid Permit

May 13, 2019

The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) has approved petitions filed by Vineyard Wind for construction and operation of electric transmission facilities within the Commonwealth that will deliver electricity generated at the 800MW…

Aker BP Drills Dry Well in North Sea

May 13, 2019

The oil exploration and development company focusing petroleum resources, Aker BP has failed to find hydrocarbons after drilling a wildcat well in the North Sea offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said that the Norwegian…

BSEE Revises Well Control Rule

May 07, 2019

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) released what it said were “the final improved Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control regulations”The Well Control Rule is a part of an ongoing…

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