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Deep Sea Mooring commences mooring operations on NCS

Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), a Vryhof company, has commenced operations with the newly awarded contract to provide pre-lay mooring products and services to the Deepsea Bergen semisubmersible drilling rig on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Lundin awarded 14 licenses in Norwegian licensing round

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has been awarded a total of 14 exploration license interests in the 2017 Norwegian licensing round (Awards in Predefined Areas, APA).

Faroe Petroleum awarded eight exploration licences in Norway

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded eight new prospective exploration licences, including four operatorships, in the Norwegian North Sea under the 2017 Norwegian APA (Awards in Pre-defined Areas) Licence Round.

Statoil awarded new production licences on NCS

In connection with the Award in Predefined Areas (APA) for 2017 Statoil has been offered interests in 31 exploration licences on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), 17 of these as operator, and 14 as a partner.

DNO receives 10 awards in Norway's APA licensing round

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary DNO Norge AS has been awarded participation in 10 exploration licenses under Norway's Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) 2017 licensing round.

What's ahead for western Europe's biggest oil nation

After suffering through the worst crisis in a generation, Norway’s oil industry is now back on its feet.

New data transfer protocol improves drilling support and safety

Thomas Halland, Kjell Inge Meisal, Statoil; Ted Abramsen, Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies, Norway; Peter Morrison, Baker Hughes

Using a new protocol, a WITSML pilot project has shown significantly faster data transmission from an offshore wellsite to an onshore operations center. The updated standard has the potential to considerably improve operational support and reduce personnel trips to the rig.

NPD reports successful seismic acquisition on Gardarbank High

During the autumn of 2017, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has acquired about 4,500 km of 2D seismic on the Gardarbank High, east/northeast of Bjørnøya and south of Hopen.

Subsea NE appoints new regional chairman

The regional advocacy group for the North-east of England’s subsea sector has appointed Bruce Heppenstall as its new chairman.

Norway beats back lawsuit seeking to curb Arctic oil drilling

Norway beat back an unprecedented lawsuit by environmental groups that sought to curb oil drilling in the country’s Arctic waters.

Oil majors' exit leaves Norway tending to its own petroleum future

Norway is realizing it will have to do without the deep pockets of the biggest oil companies as it seeks to extend an era that has made it one of the world’s richest countries.

Hess completes sale of interests in Norway

Hess Corporation announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its subsidiary Hess Norge, which owns interests in Valhall and Hod fields in Norway, to Aker BP ASA for total proceeds of $2 billion, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Statoil submits PDO for Snorre expansion project

Statoil is today, on behalf of the Snorre Unit partners, submitting the plan for development and operation (PDO) of the Snorre expansion project to the authorities.

Repsol submits new PDO for Yme field

Operator Repsol has submitted a new Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) for Yme field, in the North Sea. More than eight billion kroner will be invested in the development. The planned start-up is 2020.

Faroe Petroleum submits PDO for Fenja field

Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, is pleased to announce that the partners in Fenja (previously named Pil/Bue) field (licence PL586) have submitted the Plan for its Development and Operation (PDO) to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Production at Wintershall's Maria field begins one year ahead of schedule

Wintershall, and its licence partners Petoro and Spirit Energy, have started production at the Maria field one year ahead of schedule. Costs have been reduced by more than 20% compared to plan. Oil production has now begun, whereas originally start-up was intended for the fourth quarter of 2018.

Kvaerner awarded contract for Valhall Flank West

Aker BP has awarded Kvaerner a contract for delivery of the topside and steel jacket substructure for Valhall Flank West. This is the first project in the Wellhead Platform Alliance, which was established in the spring of 2017 between Aker BP, Kvaerner, ABB and Aker Solutions.

Aker Solutions wins orders from Aker BP for offshore Norway fields

Aker Solutions won orders from Aker BP for the Skogul and Valhall Flank West oil fields, offshore Norway.

Aker BP submits PDOs for three North Sea projects

Today, Aker BP submitted Plans for Development and Operation (PDOs) for three projects. The total investments will amount to approximately NOK 15.5 billion.

Aker Solutions secures subsea services agreement with Statoil

Aker Solutions has secured a framework agreement to provide subsea services for Statoil-operated oil and gas fields offshore Norway.