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PG Flow Solutions to supply MEG package to Nova tie-back project

Rosenberg WorleyParson AS has awarded PG Flow Solutions subsidiary Calder Ltd. a contract to supply a MEG pump package to the Nova tie-back to Gjøa project.

Norway oil strike escalates with limited supply impact

Norwegian drilling workers escalated a strike early Monday, with the impact on the country’s oil production expected to remain limited to one North Sea field in the short term.

Oil strike in Norway shuts Shell field as escalation looms

A strike curtailed oil production off Norway for the first time in six years as Royal Dutch Shell Plc shut a North Sea field and workers threatened to escalate labor action during the weekend.

A/S Norske Shell drills dry hole southwest of Knarr field

A/S Norske Shell, operator of production license 373S, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 34/5-2 S. The well is dry.

Compliant screen raises the bar for successful and cost-efficient sand control

Maxime “Max” Coffin, Keith Oddie, Halliburton

Hydraulic screen technology in sand control completion can maximize asset value while providing a simpler, more flexible installation that improves reliability.

Nexans wins major subsea umbilical contract from Equinor for Troll Phase 3 development

The Troll oil and gas field is the most prolific field on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), with more than half of its reserves still remaining after over 20 years of production.

Aker BP boosts digitalization agenda with Resoptima

Aker BP has entered a three-year cooperation agreement with Resoptima for the incorporation of Resoptima’s software solutions into Aker BP’s digitalization effort within reservoir management.

Equinor announces approval of Snorre Expansion Project

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Snorre Expansion Project.

Spirit Energy Norge completes Fogelberg appraisal wells

Spirit Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 433, has completed the drilling of appraisal wells 6506/9-4 S and 6506/9-4 A on gas and condensate discovery 6506/9-2 S (Fogelberg).

Lundin identifies additional resource potential at Edvard Grieg field

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has successfully completed the PDO development drilling program at its operated Edvard Grieg field on the Utsira High, in the Norwegian North Sea. A significant reserves upgrade and extension of the production plateau have been made since the PDO, with additional resource potential identified in the area.

C-Kore Systems awarded contract with A/S Norske Shell

C-Kore Systems recently secured a contract with A/S Norske Shell for a deployment in the fall 2018 on their Draugen field in Norway.

Halliburton secures field assessment, well construction contract from OKEA

OKEA AS and Halliburton have announced the companies have signed a well construction services agreement to implement Halliburton Landmark’s full suite of software in the iEnergy cloud and field development planning services for all OKEA fields in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Eni Norge and Point Resources merge to become Vår Energi AS

Italy based energy company Eni and leading private equity investor HitecVision are pleased to announce an agreement to merge Point Resources AS into Eni Norge AS, and renaming the company Vår Energi AS.

Faroe Petroleum claims success in well sidetrack, production test in Nowegian Sea

Faroe Petroleum is pleased to announce a successful sidetrack well and successful production test following the drilling of the downdip appraisal well on Fogelberg located in the Norwegian Sea.

Wintershall awards rig contract for Nova development

Wintershall Norge AS has awarded a rig contract for the Nova development to Seadrill Norway Operations Ltd who will operate the West Mira drilling rig on behalf of Northern Drilling.

Equinor granted drilling permit for Cape Vulture appraisal wells

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for wells 6608/10-18, 6608/10-18 A and 6608/10-18 B, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Aquaterra Energy wins well construction work for Johan Sverdrup

Aquaterra Energy, a leader in global offshore engineering solutions, has been selected by Equinor to deliver early well construction operations, via its Well Start solution, for Johan Sverdrup field.

Still plenty of discoveries to be made on the Norwegian shelf, NPD says

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has published the 2018 Resource Report for Exploration. The report shows that production of oil and gas will increase going forward – but that new and larger discoveries have to be made in order to maintain the same level after the mid-2020s.

Equinor, Microsoft partner for cloud services delivered from new cloud data centers in Norway

Equinor and Microsoft have entered into a strategic partnership agreement. As part of the agreement, Equinor will provide industry knowledge and business needs to support Microsoft in developing new solutions for the industry. Microsoft will provide expertise to accelerate Equinor’s IT development and establish new data center regions in Stavanger and in Oslo.

Oil explorers get best results in Norway since 2010 bonanza

Oil companies in Norway have more to rejoice about than just higher crude prices: they’re now boasting the best exploration results in almost a decade.