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August 28, 2014 ONS 2014 / Conference News, NCS Activity, Industry Trends, Companies in the News
 
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  CEOs share experiences building, running companies with ONS crowd   NCS -- Riding a high tide, Norway plans for the future (part 4 of 4)
 
  Offshore industry challenged to reduce emissions   Billionaire Roekke’s Det Norske hits out at Statoil’s dominance
 
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WO0714_Cruthirds_ONS_Show_Review_Fig_01 CEOs share experiences building, running companies with ONS crowd
STAVANGER, Norway -- Ever wonder what it’s like to build a company, take it to the next level, or instill some solid core values into it? These experiences and others were shared by three CEOs with the crowd at Wednesday’s final ONS conference session.   Read More
 
Industry is not good enough at selling natural gas
STAVANGER, Norway -- Despite Germany’s bold objectives of significantly reducing CO2 emissions, coal has been gaining ground in that country over the last couple of years.   Read More

Industry exec tells ONS gathering, “please fix the ETS”
STAVANGER, Norway -- Frank Sivertsen, CEO of E.ON E&P, is calling for policy changes. The recent developments in Germany, despite their objectives of reducing emissions, have become a big frustration for Sivertsen, as it has for other energy executives presenting at the ONS 2014 conference.   Read More

Renewables underway, but help needed in infancy
STAVANGER, Norway -- Henrik O. Madsen, CEO of Det Norske Veritas, felt totally at home with the theme of this year’s ONS conference -- “Changes” -- since he represents a 150-year-old company that has been through several major transitions.   Read More

ONS innovation award winners show why they won
STAVANGER, Norway -- It’s been a good week for Rune Freyer, owner and inventor at Fishbones AS, as well as Schlumberger’s (Ms.) Emmanuelle Regrain, marketing communications manager, and Christophe Dupuis, Well Placement domain manager.   Read More
 
 
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WO0714_Abraham_Norway_Fig_00 NCS -- Riding a high tide, Norway plans for the future (part 4 of 4)
HOUSTON -- 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
 
NPD core samples on show at ONS
STAVANGER, Norway -- The authority stand at this year’s ONS features a selection of core samples from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s core storage.   Read More

Aker Solutions, Technip lead the way as contract recipients offshore Norway and UK
LONDON -- Aker Solutions, with a total of 51 contract wins, and Technip, with 50, have been the most successful contractors on the UKCS and NCS over the past four years.   Read More
 
 
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WO0714_Plowden_etal_UKCS_RR_Fig_00 Offshore industry challenged to reduce emissions
STAVANGER, Norway -- The Norwegian government has a directive to reduce overall CO2 emissions in the country by 20% by 2020, and 85% by 2050.   Read More
 
UKCS -- World Oil Regional Report (part 4 of 4)
LONDON -- 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

Blowing onshore experience into renewables
STAVANGER, Norway -- Statoil is making a move into renewables while building on its offshore and project experience.   Read More

China making big moves on renewables
STAVANGER, Norway -- “As an oil analyst, monitoring the market for renewables is something I have done for the last two years, only. It simply has not been important, or relevant, to what is happening in the oil market, but relevant changes are certainly happening now,” said Thorbjorn Kjus, oil analyst with DNB, while kicking off a presentation at ONS during a session focusing on renewables.   Read More
 
 
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Transocean Spitsbergen Billionaire Roekke’s Det Norske hits out at Statoil’s dominance
STAVANGER, Norway -- Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA, the Norwegian oil producer controlled by billionaire Kjell Inge Roekke, called on authorities to increase competition with Statoil ASA as a way of curbing rising costs.   Read More
 
AGR secures trio of contracts for software
OSLO, Norway -- With a total contract value of over $1 million, AGR has been awarded software contracts with Det norske oljeselskap, VNG (Norge) and OMV (Norge).   Read More

Wintershall Libya production restart held back by infrastructure
STAVANGER, Norway -- Wintershall AG, the oil and gas unit of German chemical group BASF SE, said a lack of infrastructure is the only thing holding it back from resuming onshore oil production at full capacity in Libya.   Read More

DNV GL-led collaboration to enhance BOP maintenance
HØVIK, Norway -- DNV GL has established a joint industry project to develop a risk-based maintenance methodology with the aim to deliver more effective and cost-efficient BOP maintenance.   Read More
 
 

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