http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Ashtead Technology completes subsea installation monitoring for Ocean Installer https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/16/ashtead-technology-completes-subsea-installation-monitoring-for-ocean-installer The contract saw Ashtead Technology provide its integrated Deflection Monitoring System (DMS) services and equipment to support the installation of eight Integrated Template Structures (ITS) in the fields located in the Northern Norwegian Sea. Norway grants Tordis and Vigdis fields a 34-year extension https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/12/norway-grants-tordis-and-vigdis-fields-a-34-year-extension The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor consent to use the facilities on the Tordis and Vigdis fields for a total of 34 years beyond their originally-approved lifetime. Tordis has secured consent to operate until December 31, 2036 and Vigdis until December 31, 2040. First oil https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/columns/first-oil Another mixed outlook awaits the EandP sector Voters deliver warning to Norway’s oil industry https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/10/voters-deliver-warning-to-norway-s-oil-industry Parties that want to rein in the country’s golden goose made significant gains in Monday’s local elections. That raises the prospect of more advances for those forces that want to limit drilling in the Nordic nation, which supplies 25% of the European Union’s natural gas. Shearwater awarded two Barents Sea 3D acquisition contracts https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/10/shearwater-awarded-two-barents-sea-3d-acquisition-contracts Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a master services agreement by Lundin Norway, and new Isometrix seismic acquisition projects for Lundin and Spirit Energy Norway in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea. BP spearheads offshore data harvesting in the North Sea https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/9/bp-spearheads-offshore-data-harvesting-in-the-north-sea BP’s first foray into unmanned over-the-horizon operations, using Sonardyne technology and an unmanned surface vessel (USV), is helping it gather strategic data. It’s also a key step towards a more marine autonomous systems-led future. FlyLogix, Total launch North Sea drone initiative https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/9/flylogix-total-launch-north-sea-drone-initiative The project aims to overcome the challenges associated with drone inspection activities in the North Sea and allow commercial operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles easier access to UK controlled airspace for beyond visual line of sight operations. Industry showcases positive change at SPE Offshore Europe 2019 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/6/industry-showcases-positive-change-at-spe-offshore-europe-2019 “We’ve had some great debates about our future, especially about the energy transition and our license to operate. I think the energy and ideas of the conference will carry on into our work in the future," said Michael Borrell, senior VP North Sea and Russia at Total, and chair of SPE Offshore Europe. Record number of Scottish students experience OPITO’s “Energize Your Future” at OE19 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/6/record-number-of-scottish-students-experience-opito-s-energize-your-future-at-oe19 Organizations from across the energy sector gave demonstrations, set interactive challenges and practical experiences to inform and inspire the next generation. The focus was on the energy transition, the use of technology and the variety of new roles and skills that will be required over the next 15 years. Equinor to start Johan Sverdrup production ahead of schedule https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/5/equinor-to-start-johan-sverdrup-production-ahead-of-schedule The Johan Sverdrup development continues to progress well through the final stages of preparation for operations. As a result, Equinor and its partners Lundin Norway, Petoro, Aker BP and Total, are accelerating the planned schedule for production start-up.