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Lamprell awarded contract for Johan Sverdrup development

Lamprell has received a new contract award from Jacktel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Master Marine, for the upgrade of the mobile operating unit Haven as an accommodation service vessel for the Statoil-operated Johan Sverdrup field.

Maersk Oil seen surviving split to become independent producer

Maersk Oil may well survive as an independent oil company after being split off from its larger parent. While assets that include a stake in the giant Johan Sverdrup project off Norway will draw suitors, listing the company would make sense, analysts said.

High interest in exploring for oil and gas in Norway: APA 2016

The deadline for applications to the annual licensing round in the best known exploration areas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (APA 2016) expired on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Thirty-three companies have shown their interest in receiving oil and gas exploration licenses in these areas.

Lundin Norway granted drilling permit by Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 7219/12-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

ENGIE's Cara prospect proves pay offshore Norway

Tullow Oil announced Friday that the drilling and testing of the Cara prospect, in license 636 in the Norwegian North Sea, has been completed.

Statoil awards Troll B contract to Aker Solutions

Statoil has decided to exercise the option for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of a gas module that will increase gas processing capacity on the Troll B platform.

Wintershall in discovery near North Sea’s Vega field

Wintershall Norge, operator of production license 248 F, is in the process of completing the drilling of four wells in the North Sea.

Kvaerner awarded more work on Statoil’s Njord platform

Statoil has made a call-off from the framework agreement for upgrading of its Njord A semi-submersible platform.

Aker Solutions, Det norske, Subsea 7 form development alliance in Norway

Aker Solutions, Det norske oljeselskap and Subsea 7 have agreed on a "one for all, all for one" collaboration model that marks a major shift in how an operator and its suppliers can work together on oil and gas developments offshore Norway.

Statoil awards NCS supply contract to Kraemer Maritime

Statoil has awarded Kraemer Maritime a contract to supply provisions for the company’s installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Total strikes out with HPHT Solaris wildcat in North Sea

Total Norge, operator of production license 618, is in the process of completing the drilling of exploration well 1/5-5. The well, on the HPHT Solaris prospect in the North Sea, is dry.

Aker Solutions wins work for tie-in of Utgard field to Sleipner area

Aker Solutions will provide engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) services to enable a tie-in of the Utgard gas and condensate field to the Statoil-operated Sleipner facilities in the North Sea.

Eni’s Norway troubles risk fueling fight against Arctic oil

A series of mishaps at the world’s northernmost producing oil field shows Norway’s plan to boost its flagging production by tapping the Arctic Ocean may not be so easy.

Statoil increases share in Wisting discovery in Barents Sea

Statoil and Tullow Norge have agreed on a transaction whereby Statoil will increase its equity in four licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The transaction includes the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea.

ION awarded all 2016 North Sea 4D towed streamer optimization projects

ION Geophysical announced Friday that North Sea operators selected ION in-field Acquisition Optimization Services for all time-lapse, or 4D, towed streamer projects for the 2016 North Sea season.

Norway’s oil seen luring smaller fry as big players retreat

Norway’s offshore oil industry, the largest in western Europe, has long been dominated by international companies and state champion Statoil ASA. With the two-year collapse in crude prices, there are signs that will change.

ONS 2016: Safely pursuing continued service for aging assets

Getting the most out of an offshore unit is always the objective of the asset owner, but meeting safety requirements is equally important. So when floating production units (FPUs) are beginning to reach the end of their design life, the obvious question to ask is, “How much longer can this unit continue to operate safely?”

Det norske discovers oil at Langfjellet prospect in North Sea

Det norske oljeselskap, operator of PL 442, has completed exploration well 25/2-18 S on the Langfjellet prospect in the North Sea. The well encountered a gross oil column of 109 m in the Vestland Group.

Wood Group wins framework agreement with Wintershall Norge

Wood Group has been awarded a new frame agreement by Wintershall Norge to tender for provision of modification and maintenance services to assets on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Statoil's Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen project on stream ahead of schedule

Gullfaks Rimfaksdalen (GRD) was scheduled for start-up on Christmas Eve this year, but the project has worked faster and now the field is on stream and at lower costs than planned.