WorldOil Marubeni retains Jefferies to market its North Sea oil and gas assets Marubeni Corp. could all but exit the UK North Sea as it looks to sell its main oil and gas fields in the region, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Equinor, Moss Maritime to test floating solar generation offshore Norway Equinor plans to build a floating pilot plant off Frøya near Trondheim in the late summer of 2021. It is set to become the world’s first pilot plant for floating solar power in rough waters. Coretrax saves 14 days rig time offshore Norway with expandable drilling liner The expandable drilling liner enabled the operator to kick-off much deeper in the well, eliminating the need to drill a section of the wellbore and install a tie back. The system was fully expanded within six hours and the entire project was completed in less than 40 hours. CGG completes high-resolution Barents Sea seeps study for Norwegian Petroleum Directorate To meet the requirements of the study, CGG Satellite Mapping custom-tasked next-generation SAR satellites to acquire a large collection of high-spatial-resolution SAR imagery at a high revisit frequency. Paradigm Drilling Services and Toolserv form strategic alliance The agreement will see Toolserv AS exclusively managing supply, sales and rental of Paradigm Drilling products and services in the country with the outlook to expand to other countries as business and demand grows. Equinor stakes NOK 3 billion to improve Statfjord Ost oil recovery Equinor and its license partners have decided to invest NOK 3 billion in the North Sea Statfjord Øst field to improve recovery by 23 million barrels of oil equivalent. Wärtsilä helps Wintershall Noordzee mitigate offshore hazards with next-gen marine traffic monitoring system Wärtsilä Voyage has successfully completed its first commercial installation of the state-of-the-art Wärtsilä Navi-Harbour WebVTS 5.0 software application. The system was ordered by Netherlands-based Wintershall Noordzee B.V. to provide greater safety for their offshore installations in the North Sea. Maersk Drilling’s first low-emission rig delivers carbon-reduction results offshore Norway The installation of low-emission technology on offshore rigs is one of several initiatives that support Maersk Drilling’s efforts to reach the company’s recently announced target of reducing its CO2 emissions intensity by 50% by 2030. Aker Solutions lands two key Equinor Northern Lights CO2 contracts Northern Lights is part of the Norwegian government’s Longship project for establishing full scale CO2 capture, transport and storage facilities in line with the country’s international climate agreements. Aker Solutions lands Johan Sverdrup phase two connection contract The new contract covers hook-up on the field and other hook-up and completion tasks that must be carried out after the platform has been installed to prepare it for operation.