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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.

North Sea expected to see 30 crude, natural gas projects start operations by 2020, says GlobalData

Despite the low cycle that the market is facing, a total of 30 crude and natural gas projects are expected to start operations in the North Sea by 2020.

Lundin Petroleum's international spinoff approved

In addition to shareholder approval, Lundin Petroleum received the regulatory consents and approvals to complete the internal reorganization of the Lundin Petroleum Group to spin-off its assets in Malaysia, France and the Netherlands into IPC. The reorganization was completed on April 7, 2017.

Wood Group secures design contract for Statoil's Snorre Expansion Project

Wood Group has been awarded a contract with Statoil to provide front end engineering design (FEED) to the subsea flowline system of the Snorre Expansion Project in the Norwegian North Sea.

Lundin Petroleum completes Edvard Grieg appraisal well

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has completed the Edvard Grieg Southwest appraisal well 16/1-27.

Statoil granted drilling permit for wildcat southeast of Snøhvit field

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7121/8-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Aker BP granted drilling permit for wildcat in licence 150 B

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 24/9-11 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Trelleborg awarded contract for Catcher FPSO project

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation recently completed a milestone project for BW Offshore for the complete in-house design and fabrication of floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) elastomeric bearing structures.

Statoil’s Trestakk development plan approved by Norway

Norwegian authorities have approved the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) of the Trestakk discovery on the Halten Bank in the Norwegian Sea. Investments are calculated at NOK 5.5 billion, almost half of the original estimate.

NPD reports 6,000 wells on the Norwegian shelf

Well number 6,000 was registered as completed in the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's Fact Pages in late March. This was production well 31/2-Y-21 AY2H on Troll field, in the North Sea.