WorldOil New hope for Jersey Oil and Gas’ Verbier well as Statoil recommends side-track Jersey Oil and Gas has given investors some fresh hope that value could be salvaged from the Verbier exploration well, with news that a side-track is being drilled to test another target. OMV Norge delineates Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea OMV (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 537, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 7324/8-3 on oil discovery 7324/8-1 (Wisting) in the Barents Sea. 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. TechnipFMC secures EPCI contract for Lancaster EPS Project, West of Shetland TechnipFMC has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation contract from Hurricane Energy. Archer wins additional PandA service contracts for Repsol Norge Archer has announced that Repsol has awarded Archer Wireline and Archer Oiltools four-year frame agreement contracts for additional PandA services for Repsol Norge AS. 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. Faroe Petroleum reports Goanna exploration well results Faroe Petroleum announces that drilling has reached the target depth on the exploration well 33/9-22 S (Faroe carried interest 30%) in licence PL 881. Premier Oil sells Wytch Farm field for $200 million Premier has announced pleased to announce that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to sell its entire interests in Licences PL089 and P534, which contain Wytch Farm field, to Verus Petroleum SNS Limited for a cash consideration of $200 million. 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. BP’s Glen Lyon FPSO classed by DNV GL DNV GL has awarded class to BP’s Glen Lyon Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel located West of Shetland.