WorldOil DNV completes concept verification review of Odfjell Oceanwind’s WindGrid floating wind power system Odfjell’s WindGrid is a solution for providing an uninterrupted power supply from Mobile Offshore Wind Units to micro-grids. It combines energy storage, grid converters and floating wind turbines in order to enable gas turbine generators to be shut down during peak wind power production. Equinor extends Heimdal gas center’s North Sea service contract to 2023 New wells at Valemon will extend profitable operations at Heimdal, which is processing gas from Valemon. The Heimdal partners have now decided to extend operations at Heimdal to 2023. Lundin Energy targets carbon-neutral oil from Johan Sverdrup Lundin Energy is starting with the Johan Sverdrup field offshore Norway because the direct emissions from the project are already about 40 times lower than the world average, largely because its offshore facilities are powered by electricity. Norway’s climate activists pivot to human rights to challenge Arctic drilling Climate activists that failed in their attempt to stop oil and gas drilling in Norway’s Arctic are taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights. Norway’s energy minister sees both renewables and fossil fuels in the nation’s future Norway, Western Europe’s biggest oil producing nation, plans to expand its green energy industry and strengthen its power grid, but isn’t willing to budge when it comes to exploiting its oil and gas resources. Maersk Supply Service goes local with Norwegian-flagged vessel and crew based in Bergen “Our goal is to have several vessels operating in Norway – both in the oil and gas industry and floating wind," said Duncan MacPherson, the new managing director in Norway for Maersk Supply Service. Bristow Group announces contract extension with Aker BP in Norway Bristow Group Inc. announced a three-year contract extension until August 2024 with Aker BP to support air transportation crew change services for their operations in the Norwegian continental shelf. Equinor submits Troll West electrification plan to Norwegian authorities Equinor and partners Petoro, Shell, Total and ConocoPhillips have decided in favour of Troll West electrification, and today submit the plan for development and operation to the minister of petroleum and energy. The decision includes partial electrification of the Troll B platform and full electrification of Troll C in the North Sea. Norway’s oil regulator taps Halliburton’s cloud services to power its national data repository Halliburton has signed an eight-year contract with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to deploy and operate Diskos, the Norwegian national repository of seismic, well, and production data for the oil and gas industry. Tenaris to supply line pipe for Northern Lights CO2 transportation and storage project Equinor has awarded Tenaris the supply of tubulars for the Northern Lights CO2 transport and storage facilities in Norway. From its Dalmine mill in Italy, Tenaris will produce 105km 12” Carbon Manganese (C-Mn) seamless line pipe for the milestone project.