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Statoil recieves consent to use West Elara for drilling, completion at Valemon field

Statoil has been given consent to use the West Elara mobile drilling facility to drill and complete production wells 34/11-B-6 and 34/11-B-16 at Valemon field. Planned drilling start-up is September or October 2017.

Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling at Gina Krog

Statoil has received consent to drill an exploration well at Gina Krog field in the North Sea. Gina Krog is an oil and gas field located 250 km west of Stavanger and 30 km north-west of the Sleipner A facility in the North Sea.

ConocoPhillips receives consent for removal of minor structures at Ekofisk

ConocoPhillips has received consent for preparations for and the start of the removal of minor structures from the Ekofisk field facilities, including the installation of a temporary crane on Ekofisk 2/4 FTP.

Wellesley Petroleum granted drilling permit for wildcat north of Statfjord field

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wellesley Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 33/9-22 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Oil giants dangle $19 billion in investments for Norway tax breaks

Norway’s oil industry says it has some major investments in store if the government can just come through with some tax incentives.

Fortis Petroleum spuds exploration well targeting Hyrokkin prospect

Fortis Petroleum has announced that the company has been informed by AkerBP ASA, the Operator, that the Maersk Interceptor jack-up rig spudded the 25/4-11 exploration well targeting the Hyrokkin prospect, on Aug. 11, 2017.

Statoil reports gas discovery at Gemini North in the Barents Sea

Statoil and partners OMV and Petoro have made a small gas discovery in the Gemini North well, northeast of the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea. The well also proved oil.

Dream of $65 billion hidden off Norway is fading away

Norway’s oil industry has been salivating for years over the Arctic Lofoten islands, which could hold billions of barrels of crude. It will likely have to keep dreaming.

Statoil granted drilling permit for wildcat in Norwegian North Sea

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 7317/9-1, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations

DNV GL carries out its first offshore drone survey on semisubmersible vessel

DNV GL surveyors have carried out the classification society’s first offshore drone survey on the semisubmersible vessel Safe Scandinavia in the North Sea. This 25,383 GT tender support vessel (TSV) is owned and operated by Prosafe, supporting Statoil’s drilling operations off the coast of Norway.

Statoil announces jacket installation for Johan Sverdrup platform

Last week the jacket for the Johan Sverdrup riser platform was installed by Thialf crane vessel owned by Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). Weighing a good 26,000 tonnes the jacket is the largest on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).

Aker BP granted drilling permit for Hyrokkin wildcat

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 25/4-11, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Faroe Petroleum reports positive results from Brasse sidetrack appraisal well

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway, the UK and Atlantic Margin, has announced the results of the 31/7-2S Brasse sidetrack appraisal well in the Norwegian North Sea.

Statoil granted drilling permit for wells in PL 124

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for wells 6507/8-9 and 6507/8-U2, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Record Norwegian Troll gas may help beat UK winter woes

Norway is turning on the taps at Europe’s biggest offshore gas field at just the right time for Britain.

Aker BP receives consent for exploration drilling in the North Sea

The Petroleum Safety Authority of Norway has given Aker BP consent to drill exploration wells 25/4-11 and 25/4-12, in a prospect named Hyrokkin, which is north of Alvheim in the North Sea.

Lundin Petroleum encounters hydrocarbons in Barents Sea's Alta appraisal well

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has successfully completed the drilling and production testing of Alta appraisal well 7220/11-4 (Alta-4) located in PL609 in the southern Barents Sea.

Industry professionals seek guidance in a tough market from OE 2017

Emily Querubin, World Oil

SPE’s biennial Offshore Europe (OE) E&P conference and exhibition will be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Center in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, during Sept. 5–8. The conference, which is recognized as a top E&P event in Europe, is organized to connect professionals with the global industry, and allow them to acquire new technical know-how, as well as to stay in touch with the latest business trends.

Wood Group secures management services contract for Culzean field

Wood Group has been awarded a new contract by Maersk to deliver mechanical and management services for the hook-up and commissioning of the Culzean gas condensate field in the UK central North Sea.

Lundin Norway granted drilling permit for wildcat in licence 533

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 7219/12-2 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.