http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Equinor concludes drilling of Sigrun appraisal well, offshore Norway https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/16/equinor-concludes-drilling-of-sigrun-appraisal-well-offshore-norway Equinor Energy AS, operator of production license (PL) 025, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 15/3-11 on the 15/3-4 (Sigrun) oil and gas discovery. Spirit Energy strikes out in the Barents Sea, north of Johan Castberg field https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/15/spirit-energy-strikes-out-in-the-barents-sea-north-of-johan-castberg-field Spirit Energy Norge AS, operator of production license 852, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7322/7-1. The well is dry. Oil recovers as Turkey tumult calms, U.S. supplies seen falling https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/14/oil-recovers-as-turkey-tumult-calms-us-supplies-seen-falling Crude rose as troubles in Turkey showed signs of abating and amid expectations of tightening inventories in the U.S. Norway to tamp down on oil spending after wealth fund deposits https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/14/norway-to-tamp-down-on-oil-spending-after-wealth-fund-deposits Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is ready to start reining in oil spending after the government began putting money back into the sovereign wealth fund again. Faroe Petroleum announces Agar-Plantain farm-in, on the UKCS https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/14/faroe-petroleum-announces-agar-plantain-farm-in-on-the-ukcs Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, has announced that it has farmed into the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) Agar-Plantain exploration and appraisal well, close to the UK/Norwegian median line, operated by Azinor Catalyst Limited (Catalyst). Neptune Energy to acquire UK central North Sea assets from Apache https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/13/neptune-energy-to-acquire-uk-central-north-sea-assets-from-apache Neptune Energy Group has announced that it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire certain development and exploration assets in the UK Central North Sea from Apache North Sea Limited (ANSL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Apache Corporation. Caspian Sea breakthrough treaty set to boost oil, pipeline plans https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/12/caspian-sea-breakthrough-treaty-set-to-boost-oil-pipeline-plans Five Caspian Sea states reached a breakthrough agreement on sovereign rights to the sea, paving the way for new oil and gas extraction -- and pipelines -- after more than two decades of disputes. Fugro resumes acquisition of data for Norway's Mareano seabed mapping program https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/10/fugro-resumes-acquisition-of-data-for-norways-mareano-seabed-mapping-program Fugro has been awarded a hydrographic survey contract, valued at NOK 44.7 million (approximately €4.7 million), by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service. The survey is part of the Mareano seabed mapping program, which is financed by Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Climate and Environment. Aker Solutions wins hook-up, commissioning work for Johan Sverdrup https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/10/aker-solutions-wins-hook-up-commissioning-work-for-johan-sverdrup Aker Solutions has, in collaboration with Kvaerner, secured additional hook-up and commissioning work for Equinor's Johan Sverdrup field, offshore Norway. Europe shows it's getting serious about buying U.S. LNG https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/9/europe-shows-its-getting-serious-about-buying-us-lng European nations are far behind Mexico and China when it comes to receiving liquefied natural gas from the U.S., but the region is making its biggest effort to date to change that.