WorldOil Improved reservoir recovery anticipated for Norway’s Gudrun field with new investment The Gudrun partners have decided to invest in a water injection plant on the Gudrun field to improve reservoir recovery. This will extend the field life by three years compared to the original plan. Equinor drills dry Norwegian well west of Johan Sverdrup Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 502, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 16/5-7. Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reports high activity in the first six months of the year Production on the Norwegian shelf is holding steady at a high level. Many projects are in the development or planning phases. Aker BP strikes oil in the NOAKA area, offshore Norway Aker BP is about to complete the Liatårnet exploration well in license 442 in the NOAKA area. The well has proved oil with a gross resource estimate of 80-200 MMboe. NPD reports June production figures below forecast Preliminary production figures for June 2019 show an average daily production of 1,409,000 bbl of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 184,000 bpd compared to May. Total gas sales were 9.4 Bscm, which is a decrease from the previous month. Capricorn Norge strikes out southeast of Norne field Capricorn Norge AS, operator of PL 758, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 6508/1-3. What’s new in exploration Rebound seen in new offshore exploration Equinor grabs bigger slice of giant oil field in deal with Lundin Equinor ASA built up its share in Norway’s giant Johan Sverdrup oil field in a deal with Lundin Petroleum AB that saw it sell its 16% stake in the Swedish producer. Equinor finds more oil in the Oseberg area Equinor has, on behalf of the Oseberg partners, made a profitable oil discovery related to Oseberg Vestflanken. Tata Steel wins pipe contract for North Sea project Tata Steel has secured a contract to provide high frequency induction (HFI) line pipe for an oil and gas project north-east of Shetland in the UK North Sea.