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Barents Sea safety and rescue capabilities assessed

Peter Schütz, DNV GL

Conditions in the Barents Sea are more favorable for offshore activities than in other Arctic areas.

Regional Report: The Arctic

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

Prices, sanctions and environmental politics chill the air

North Energy farms out of Barents Sea license

North Energy has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Pure E&P Norway, whereby North Energy sells its 10% interest in PL 708 to Pure.

IKM Ocean Design inks Johan Sverdrup hot-tap contract

An engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Johan Sverdrup gooseneck spool and retrofit hot-tap tee has been awarded to IKM Ocean Design by Statoil on behalf of pipeline operator Gassco.

Statoil second-quarter profit beats estimates as output rises

Statoil, Norway’s biggest oil and gas producer, said adjusted earnings after tax fell 27% in the second-quarter following a plunge in crude prices.

Baker Hughes bags integrated drilling services contract for Johan Sverdrup

Statoil has awarded Baker Hughes Norway the onshore contract for integrated drilling services for Johan Sverdrup.

EMGS inks 3D EM data licensing agreements in Barents Sea

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has entered into two new data licensing agreements for the provision of 3D EM data from EMGS' multi-client data library in the Barents Sea.

Fjords Processing wins supplier award from GE

Fjords Processing was recently honored by General Electric (GE) through its supplier award, Excellence in Customer Centricity. The prestigious award recognizes suppliers that consistently meet the sourcing critical to quality and price, delivery quality, and demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to GE.

Lundin finds oil, gas with Alta appraisal wells in Barents Sea

Lundin Petroleum's wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway has successfully completed the drilling of appraisal well 7220/11-2 and sidetrack 7220/11-2 A in the western part of the Alta discovery in PL609, in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.

Suretank appoints William Wilson as sales manager for Norway

Suretank, provider of engineered solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry, has appointed William Wilson as sales manager for Norway.

Statoil orders Kongsberg technology delivery for Johan Sverdrup field

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a call-off order for delivery of the Safety and Automation System (SAS), Life Cycle Simulator and SAS Information Management System for the four platforms on the Johan Sverdrup field centre in Norway.

Petrofac supports Bumi Armada with maintenance build for North Sea FPSO

Petrofac has been awarded a contract to support maintenance management system (MMS) implementation for Bumi Armada’s North Sea bound FPSO, the Armada Kraken.

Gudrun leak could have proved fatal, Statoil finds

Statoil has completed its investigation into a leak on Gudrun platform.

Eni Norge to perform manned underwater operations at Goliat field

Eni Norge has received consent from Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway for manned underwater operations at Goliat field.

CGG starts new multi-client survey offshore Norway

CGG has announced a western extension of the Horda BroadSeis-BroadSource 3D multi-client program that it began acquiring in the Northern North Sea, offshore Norway, in 2014.

Optime Subsea Services targets cost savings on subsea tree installations

A group of ex-FMC employees have teamed up with subsea installation player DeepOcean to found Optime Subsea Services, whose multiCompletionSystem (mCS) can provide up to 80% time and cost savings on subsea tree installations as compared to traditional solutions.

Statoil scouts for deals yet to become ‘cheap’ after oil slump

Statoil, Norway’s biggest oil company, is keeping a close watch of acquisition opportunities after a crash in crude prices.

Subsea 7 bags $300-million contract offshore Norway

Subsea 7 has been awarded a contract with a value of approximately $300 million for Wintershall Norge's Maria field development. The field is located in the Norwegian Sea at a water depth of approximately 300 m.

Plexus Holdings wins third order from Maersk Oil's Danish business unit

Plexus Holdings has secured an additional purchase order with Maersk Oil's Danish business unit to supply its wellhead system and mudline services for a well in the Danish sector of the North Sea.

Statoil spuds Bister exploration well in Norwegian Sea

Statoil has started drilling the Bister exploration well (well 6407/8-7) in the Norwegian Sea, Faroe Petroleum, a partner in the well, has announced.