WorldOil An ongoing labor strike could shutter Equinor’s flagship Johan Sverdrup field Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup offshore platform will have to close production until further notice if an ongoing labor strike continues into next week, the Norwegian supermajor said in a statement. Wood secures Kollsnes gas processing EPCI contract Wood has secured a new $42m contract from international energy company Equinor, on behalf of operator Gassco, to provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation services at the Kollsnes gas processing plant in Norway. Equinor drilling new Martin Linge wells to resolve well barrier deficiencies In four gas wells that were drilled at Martin Linge before Equinor took ownership in 2018, well barrier deficiencies that are considered to make them inappropriate for safe production have been identified. Clariant’s O2 remover solution helps Johan Sverdrup team win Equinor’s prestigious “Hero Award” The Johan Sverdrup is one of Norway’s largest oilfields and will, at peak production, supply 25% of the Norwegian oil supply. Production started in October 2019 where Clariant was awarded the production chemical supply contract in 2017 and has been part of the project phase supporting Equinor in the development of this giant new oil field. The rise of floating offshore wind energy To help achieve carbon reduction goals, substantial growth is expected in the floating offshore wind sector. To efficiently harness the renewable resource, a European contractor is taking a leading role by installing powerful floating wind turbines in challenging environments. Norway cuts September crude shipments to help limit global supply While Norway isn’t officially participating in production cuts orchestrated by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allied nations, it nonetheless pledged to curb output. Equinor promotes technology chief to CEO to lead clean-energy push Anders Opedal, 52, will take over in November with a mandate to accelerate Equinor’s transformation into a broader energy company as pressure grows on the industry to act on climate change. Neptune Energy confirms significant discovery at Dugong well Neptune Energy and its partners today announced the commercial discovery of oil at the Dugong well (PL882) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, the largest discovery in Norway so far this year. Ampelmann and Olympic Shipping join forces in project for Ithaca Energy in the North Sea Ampelmann has secured a contract with Olympic Shipping to support topside commissioning work on Ithaca Energy’s FPF-1 offshore semi-submersible in the North Sea. Equinor tallies Q2 profit on trading gains, tax changes Equinor ASA reported a surprise profit in the second quarter, helped by trading gains in chaotic markets and a tax change designed to help the Norwegian oil industry through the Covid-19 crisis.