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NPD awards framework agreements to 11 supplier firms

To ensure sufficient capacity to be an even better champion for developing new fields and improving recovery from producing fields, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has awarded framework agreements to 11 supplier firms, representing various technology areas.

Repsol Norge drills dry well west of Aasta Hansteen field

Repsol Norge AS, operator of production licence 705, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6705/7-1.

Proserv Norway secures significant decommissioning project awards

Energy services company Proserv has recently been awarded three contracts worth a combined value of more than $2.5 million for decommissioning work in the Norwegian North Sea.

Fugro commences Mareano survey in Norwegian waters

Fugro has commenced a hydrographic survey encompassing an area of Norwegian waters of approximately 15,000 km2. Awarded by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service, the contract value is 34.5 million NOK (approximately €3.8 million).

DNO re-enters NCS with acquisition of Origo Exploration

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced the acquisition of Origo Exploration Holding AS, a privately-held oil and gas exploration company with a focus offshore Norway and the United Kingdom.

Lundin Petroleum completes Gohta appraisal well in southern Barents Sea

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has completed the Gohta appraisal well 7120/1-5, located in PL492 in the southern Barents Sea.

Faroe Petroleum Norge granted drilling permit for well 31/7-2 S

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 31/7-2 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Maria development on schedule, Wintershall says

Norwegian minister of petroleum and energy, Terje Søviknes, and Wintershall’s CEO, Mario Mehren, visited the Deepsea Stavanger rig in the Norwegian Sea ahead of reservoir drilling on Wintershall-operated Maria field.

Norway announces licensing round for mature areas on NCS

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced this year’s licensing round for mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf – Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2017.

Aker BP awards framework contract to Schlumberger for 4D seismic data

Aker BP has entered into a framework contract with Schlumberger for acquisition of 4D seismic data.

GE, Halvorsen TEC consortium to supply seawater sulfate removal unit for Johan Castberg

Marking a commercial milestone in process water treatment for the offshore oil and gas industry, Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has selected a consortium led by GE Water & Process Technologies and Halvorsen TEC to supply a complete seawater sulfate removal unit (SRU) to help protect production wells in Statoil’s Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea, off Norway.

AGR set to deliver reservoir management to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

AGR has been awarded a new framework agreement with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

Lundin Norway completes drilling of Edvard Grieg appraisal well

Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 16/1-27 at Edvard Grieg field in the central part of the North Sea.

Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling in Barents Sea

Statoil is the operator for production license 532 in the Barents Sea and has received consent to drill exploration well 7219/9-2 in a prospect named Kayak.

ONS reveals theme for next year's event, ONS 2018: INNOVATE

ONS has announced the main theme for next year’s event, ONS 2018. The main theme is INNOVATE.

Norway's labor seeks to soothe oil industry amid Lofoten shift

Norway’s oil industry has nothing to fear from a return to power of the Labor Party in elections later this year, according to the deputy leader of the biggest opposition group.

Wind powered oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

The DNV GL-led joint industry project for wind powered water injection (WIN WIN) has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection.

Norway's oil problem sets election stage after spending binge

Norway can’t afford an abrupt cut in spending if the economy of western Europe’s biggest oil and gas producer is to continue growing, according to the man who most polls suggest will be prime minister after elections this year.

North Sea crude production growth to halt after 2017

In 2017, North Sea crude and condensate production will increase by roughly 50,000 bpd to an average of almost 2.9 MMbpd according to ESAI Energy’s newly published Europe Watch report.

Aker BP receives consent to drill exploration well offshore Norway

Aker BP ASA is the operator of production licence 442 in the North Sea. Aker BP has made a discovery in a prospect named Frigg Gamma Delta, around 20 km east of the Frigg field.