WorldOil Inpex to acquire interest in exploration license PL767 in western Barents Sea Inpex has announced that through its subsidiary Inpex Norge AS, it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 40% participating interest in exploration license PL767 located in the western Barents Sea, offshore the Kingdom of Norway from Bayerngas Norge. Norway prime minister wins second term as insurgency against oil fizzles Prime Minister Erna Solberg became Norway’s first Conservative Party leader in over three decades to be re-elected as a movement to stop further oil exploration in western Europe’s biggest petroleum producer fizzled. Norway oil rouses Wintershall as MandA deals set to gain momentum When a recovery in crude prices sparks more deals in Norway’s oil industry, BASF SE’s Wintershall AG unit will be among those looking for opportunities. Oil cash habit could be hard to kick for Norway's vote winner Most politicians will talk tough on fiscal discipline before they get their hands on the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund. Threat to oil gets real as climate crashes Norway election Politicians and activists who have been fighting to rein in Norway’s mighty oil industry are eyeing a breakthrough. Expro secures 26-well abandonment contract for UK North Sea International oilfield services company, Expro, has been awarded a substantial contract from global oil and gas company Maersk Oil for the provision of subsea and well test services on two offshore units in the North Sea. Total divests remaining 15% interest in Gina Krog field in Norway, sells to Kuwaiti company Total has signed an agreement to divest its remaining 15% interest in the Gina Krog field in Norway to Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC). Johan Sverdrup project more than halfway complete, says Lundin Petroleum Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that Phase 1 of the Johan Sverdrup project is more than halfway complete, and that the partnership has further reduced the gross capital expenditure to NOK 92 billion. Norwegian Petroleum Directorate hires new exploration director Torgeir Stordal has been hired as the exploration director in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Swire Oilfield Services wins seven-figure contract for Johan Sverdrup platform Global offshore container company Swire Oilfield Services has been awarded a seven-figure contract with Aker Solutions.