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Repsol Norge granted drilling permit for first well in licence 705

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Repsol Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6705/7-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

iSURVEY secures rig positioning contract with Shell

iSURVEY has secured a non-exclusive call-off contract with Shell UK, Shell NAM, Norske Shell and Shell E&P Ireland for the provision of rig positioning and surveying services.

AGR data management and analysis software to be adopted at Wintershall's Maria field

AGR has announced that its well data management and analysis software tool iQx is to be adopted by Wintershall’s flagship Maria field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Wintershall pursues subsea tie-back solution for Skarfjell field, North Sea

Wintershall and its license partners Capricorn, Bayerngas, Edison and DEA have selected a development solution for the Skarfjell field in the Norwegian North Sea. Under the proposed solution, the reservoir will be connected to the nearby Gjøa platform via a subsea tie-back.

What oil crisis? Arctic drilling off Norway set for record

Explorers look set to drill a record number of wells in Norway’s Arctic waters this year, undeterred by oil prices apparently stuck below $60/bbl.

ProSep awarded contract for Statoil's Troll B ZMP Project

ProSep, the technology and service provider for integrated process solutions, announced today that it will supply one ProDry unit to Statoil for the Troll B ZMP Project.

Start-up of Nyhamna expansion to increase Ormen Lange production

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted consent for start-up of the expansion of the gas plant at Nyhamna in Møre og Romsdal County.

New technology center to enhance exploitation of North Sea oil and gas

Today, Lord Dunlop, UK Government Minister for Scotland and Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy opened the new £180-million Oil & Gas Technology Center in Aberdeen.

Lundin Norway granted drilling permit in North Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-27, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

MOL Group expands its exploration portfolio in Hungary and Norway

MOL Group expanded its exploration portfolio by acquiring new licenses in Hungary and Norway. MOL acquired six new licences in the 4th bid round in Hungary, doubling its exploration acreage in the country. MOL Norge participated in the latest APA licensing round and acquired four licences in the Norwegian Continental Shelf, one of which with operatorship.

Aker BP reports decline in development costs at Johan Sverdrup

Aker BP ASA, along with the partners in Johan Sverdrup, has released updated key figures for the Johan Sverdrup project. The investment costs continue to show a positive trend.

ABB signs safety and automation agreement with Statoil for Johan Castberg field

ABB has signed a project specific agreement for the safety and automation system with Statoil for the Johan Castberg offshore oil field development. Statoil has issued the first call-off from the agreement covering front-end engineering and design (FEED).

Petrofac secures BP maintenance contract worth $25 million

Petrofac is set to build on its provision of maintenance services for BP, following the award of a three-year extension to its existing contract in the North Sea.

First offshore installation work complete at Statoil's Johan Sverdrup field

Ocean Installer has recently completed the very first permanent subsea installation at the Johan Sverdrup field, marking the kick-off of the Johan Sverdrup offshore work.

Statoil releases details of gas discovery at Valemon facility, North Sea

Statoil Petroleum, operator of production license 193 D, has completed drilling operations on wildcat well 34/11-6 S, in 133 m of water 160 km northwest of Bergen, North Sea.

Oceaneering awarded Statoil contract for E-ROV concept development and testing

Oceaneering International, Inc., has announced that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a technology development contract by Statoil Petroleum AS. The contract provides for the development, manufacturing, testing, and mobilization of a self-contained, battery-powered work class remotely operated vehicle (E-ROV) system deployed on the seabed.

TAM International Norway AS achieves Achilles JQS certification

TAM International, an independent oilfield services company providing inflatable and swellable packers to the oil and gas industry, announces that TAM International Norway AS has completed its registration as a fully qualified supplier in the Achilles Joint Qualification System (JQS).

Shell sets trend through shared decommissioning costs in North Sea

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s $3.8-billion sale of North Sea oil and gas fields creates a model for further transactions in a region where the question of who pays to remove decades-old offshore platforms has been an obstacle for other deals.

Aker Solutions wins hook-up contract for Johan Sverdrup oil field

Aker Solutions won a contract from Statoil for the hook-up of the riser platform for the Johan Sverdrup field, Norway's largest offshore development in the past three decades. The company will work closely with subcontractor Kvaerner on joining together the platform's seven modules, which will be transported to Norway in the second quarter of 2018. The scope also covers planning, management and prefabrication.

Norway’s $1.8-billion pipeline spat moves to appeals court

Offshore gas-pipeline owners will face off again with Norway in an Oslo court on Tuesday in an appeal trial over tariff cuts that investors claim will cost them about $1.8 billion in income.