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Wintershall finds oil near Kristin field in Norwegian Sea

Wintershall Norge, the operator of PL589, is about to complete the drilling of wildcat well 6406/2-8 in the Norwegian Sea. The well proved oil.

Operators to collaborate on Barents Sea exploration

Statoil, Eni Norge, Lundin Norway, OMV and GDF SUEZ will collaborate on solving operational tasks tied to exploration in the Barents Sea.

Statoil makes another gas discovery in Aasta Hansteen area

Statoil, together with its partners in PL602, has made a gas discovery in the Roald Rygg prospect in the Norwegian Sea. This is the second discovery made by Statoil in the Aasta Hansteen area in Spring 2015.

Maersk Oil starts production from new platform in Danish North Sea

Maersk Oil has started production from the new unmanned platform Tyra Southeast-B, the company reported Tuesday.

Polarled pipe-laying underway, Statoil says

The Solitaire pipe-laying vessel started the first stage of the Polarled installation project on Thursday, Statoil has reported. The 482-km long pipeline will transport gas from Aasta Hansteen field, in the Norwegian Sea, to Nyhamna, in western Norway.

Statoil to drill wildcat well in PL 029B in North Sea

Statoil Petroleum has recieved a drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for wildcat well 15/6-13 in PL 029B, near the Gina Krogh field in the central North Sea.

EMGS inks more 3D EM data sales agreements in Barents Sea

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

Dolphin Geophysical sets new benchmark for seismic productivity

Dolphin Geophysical has just mobilised the 'world's largest floating object' by deploying a seismic spread of 12 streamers, 7,050 m in length with 150 m streamer separation, off the coast of Myanmar for Ophir Energy.

Lundin spuds appraisal well on Alta discovery in Barents Sea

Lundin Petroleum, through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway, has started drilling appraisal well 7220/11-2 in PL609.

BG Group brings North Sea's Knarr field online

READING, United Kingdom -- BG Group announced Wednesday that the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO vessel had started production from Knarr oil field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.

Lundin's Gemini wildcat disappoints offshore Norway

Lundin Petroleum, through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway, operator of PL338C, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 16/1-24. The well is dry.

ABB wins $155 million order to power Johan Sverdrup

ABB has won an order worth $155 million from Norway’s Statoil to supply systems and equipment to two HVDC converter stations linking the recently discovered Johan Sverdrup offshore field with the onshore grid.

EMGS inks 3D EM data sales agreement in Barents Sea

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has entered into a data licensing agreement with an oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from EMGS's multi-client data library in the Barents Sea.

DNV GL calls for collaboration over Arctic emergency response, rescue strategies

As offshore field developments in the North and Norwegian Seas face maturity, operators on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) are looking to the more remote areas of the Barents Sea for further development.

Seadrill braces for two more years of rig pain after oil slump

Seadrill, the offshore oil driller controlled by billionaire John Fredriksen, said the rig market is unlikely to recover for at least two years following a slump in crude prices.

Statoil submits development plan for Peregrino Phase II project

Following the sanction of the Peregrino phase 2 project in December, Statoil together with its partner Sinochem, has submitted the Plan of Development (PoD) to the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 30.

Seadrill profit declines 32% as crude slump forces rig delays

Seadrill, the offshore driller controlled by billionaire John Fredriksen, said fourth-quarter profit fell by a third as low oil prices weaken demand for rigs, forcing it to delay the delivery of new units and consider lowering rates on existing contracts.

McDermott and Petrofac form strategic alliance to pursue SURF projects

McDermott International and Petrofac have formed a strategic marketing alliance to pursue top-tier deepwater subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) projects.

Lime Petroleum acquires additional stake in Norwegian Sea licenses from Tullow

Lime Petroleum Norway has entered into an agreement with Tullow Oil Norge to acquire an additional 20% stake in licenses PL591, PL591B and PL591C in the Norwegian Sea.

Lundin to farm-out 30% stake in Gemini prospect offshore Norway

Lundin Petroleum, through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway, has signed a farm-out agreement with Lime Petroleum Norway, whereby Lime Petroleum will acquire a 30% working interest in PL338C.