http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil With Arctic drilling under attack, Norway oil chiefs fight back http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/15/with-arctic-drilling-under-attack-norway-oil-chiefs-fight-back The man overseeing western Europe’s biggest crude spigot is fighting back against the oil doubters. Arctic oil promise keeps Norway's disappointed wildcatters going http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/10/15/arctic-oil-promise-keeps-norways-disappointed-wildcatters-going It’s been a bad year for oil explorers in Norway’s Arctic: a record campaign in the Barents Sea yielded little; the most exciting well in years proved to be a flop; and Norwegians grew increasingly skeptical about the industry that made them rich. Statoil reports gas discovery at Gemini North in the Barents Sea http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/7/statoil-reports-gas-discovery-at-gemini-north-in-the-barents-sea Statoil and partners OMV and Petoro have made a small gas discovery in the Gemini North well, northeast of the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea. The well also proved oil. Dream of $65 billion hidden off Norway is fading away http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/6/dream-of-65-billion-hidden-off-norway-is-fading-away Norway’s oil industry has been salivating for years over the Arctic Lofoten islands, which could hold billions of barrels of crude. It will likely have to keep dreaming. Low oil price hurts Norway's economic case for northern drilling http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/3/low-oil-price-hurts-norways-economic-case-for-northern-drilling Low oil prices mean drilling for oil and gas in an offshore zone between Russia and Norway will not bring the economic benefits Oslo had predicted, according to a report commissioned by two green groups that are suing the Norwegian state over its plans. An unlikely Arctic oil boom has a lesson in progress for Trump http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/5/3/an-unlikely-arctic-oil-boom-has-a-lesson-in-progress-for-trump With the oil industry barely recovering from its most brutal slump in decades, you might expect the Arctic Ocean to be the last place explorers would hunt for new discoveries. Eni’s Norway troubles risk fueling fight against Arctic oil http://www.worldoil.com/news/2016/9/8/eni-s-norway-troubles-risk-fueling-fight-against-arctic-oil A series of mishaps at the world’s northernmost producing oil field shows Norway’s plan to boost its flagging production by tapping the Arctic Ocean may not be so easy. ONS 2016: Statoil tells ONS crowd that it continues to plan for exploitation of Barents Sea http://www.worldoil.com/conference-news/2016/8/31/ons-2016-statoil-tells-ons-crowd-that-it-continues-to-plan-for-exploitation-of-barents-sea Some professionals in the global oil and gas industry might think that with oil prices continuing to perform at sub-par levels, all thought of exploiting Arctic plays like the Barents Sea has ceased. But that’s just not true, according to Statoil Executive V.P. Tim Dodson. ONS 2016: Equipped for the new frontier challenges? http://www.worldoil.com/conference-news/2016/8/31/ons-2016-equipped-for-the-new-frontier-challenges Sub-zero temperatures, high seas, strong winds and low daylight present their own unique challenges for the offshore sector. Conditions can be tough in the frontier areas opening up in the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea—which may call for specialized equipment and robust offshore personnel. Forged completion landing string addresses industry challenges http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2016/august-2016/features/forged-completion-landing-string-addresses-industry-challenges A new forged completion landing string gives operators and drilling contractors the flexibility to use the same tubular string for both drilling and completion operations, without compromising performance or safety.