August 25, 2014 ONS 2014 / Conference News, NCS Activity, Industry Trends, Companies in the News
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  ONS 2014: Changes lie ahead, and below, for the oil and gas industry   NCS -- Riding a high tide, Norway plans for the future (part 1 of 4)
  UKCS -- World Oil Regional Report (part 1 of 4)   Rosneft, Statoil start exploration operations in Barents Sea
WO0714_Cruthirds_ONS_Show_Review_Fig_01 ONS 2014: Changes lie ahead, and below, for the oil and gas industry
In the same way that operators, service companies and manufacturers have switched gears to respond to the changing oil and gas landscape offshore Norway, the UK and mainland Europe, the organizers of this year’s Offshore Northern Seas event have also updated their focus.   Read More
Jostein Haukali recognized with ONS Distinguished Service Award
STAVANGER, Norway -- Jostein Haukali, the very first director of ONS, has been honored with the ONS Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to the development of ONS.   Read More

Lloyd’s Register Energy to focus on safety at ONS
LONDON -- Lloyd’s Register Energy is challenging oil and gas companies to improve their approach to safety, performance and technical innovation to secure the world’s changing energy supply in a sustainable way, from reservoir and refinery to beyond.   Read More

Roxar comes to ONS on back of significant milestones and award nomination
STAVANGER, Norway -- Roxar, a business unit of Emerson Process Management, will be exhibiting at ONS this year on the back of a number of significant new milestones over the last few months.   Read More
WO0714_Abraham_Norway_Fig_00 NCS -- Riding a high tide, Norway plans for the future (part 1 of 4)
As operators push Norwegian E&P activity close to record highs, the government and industry are working together to plan future upstream growth prudently while keeping costs under control.   Read More
Norway's July liquids output stands at 1.935 MMbpd
STAVANGER, Norway -- Preliminary production figures for July 2014 indicate an average daily production of about 1.935 MMbbl of oil, NGL and condensate, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has said.   Read More

Statoil inaugurates Gudrun platform in North Sea
STAVANGER, Norway -- Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg officially inaugurated the Gudrun platform in the North Sea on Aug. 19. This is the first new Statoil-operated platform on the Norwegian Continental Shelf since Kristin in 2005.   Read More
WO0714_Plowden_etal_UKCS_RR_Fig_00 UKCS -- World Oil Regional Report (part 1 of 4)
Since the first UK licenses were issued in 1964, 42 Bbbl of oil have been produced from the British North Sea, and it is estimated that there could be up to 24 Bbbl remaining.   Read More
Aker Solutions to match main rivals’ subsea margins after split
FORNEBU, Norway -- Aker Solutions ASA plans to boost margins at its subsea unit by as much as two-thirds within two to five years after splitting the company.   Read More

Norway politics could make oil investments riskier, report says
OSLO, Norway -- Norway risks discouraging investment in its oil industry if western Europe’s biggest crude producer repeats surprise tax increases and political meddling in projects, according to a report.   Read More

Reasons for optimism on UKCS and NCS despite contract declines, EIC report finds
LONDON -- Despite the mature status of the UKCS and the NCS, successful exploration drilling campaigns combined with redevelopment and enhanced recovery programs means that more players than ever have converged on the North Sea in recent years, leading to renewed optimism about opportunities in the region.   Read More
Transocean Spitsbergen Statoil, Rosneft start exploration operations in Barents Sea
MOSCOW -- Rosneft and Statoil Petroleum started exploration operations at the Pingvin License PL713 prospect in the Norwegian section of the Barents Sea on Aug. 18.   Read More
Omega Completion Technology wins Statoil contract
ABERDEEN, United Kingdom -- Independent well completion and intervention technology developer and manufacturer Omega Completion Technology has secured a completions framework contract with Statoil ASA.   Read More

Total awards contract to Pulse Structural Monitoring
NORFOLK, United Kingdom -- Pulse Structural Monitoring, an Acteon company, has been awarded a contract with Total E&P Norge AS to provide a real-time integrity monitoring system, to measure platform displacement during drilling operations.   Read More

DNV GL: Overcoming tomorrow’s industry challenges today
HØVIK, Norway -- DNV GL drives the oil and gas sector forward by developing new standards, technologies and industry best practice, together with its partners.   Read More

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