http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Norwegian companies join forces for expansion of AI initiative https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/15/norwegian-companies-join-forces-for-expansion-of-ai-initiative Norway has a huge potential to be a pioneer in Artificial Intelligence (AI), but it needs resources and collaboration in order not to lag behind. To strengthen national efforts on artificial intelligence, Telenor, NTNU and SINTEF are inviting Norwegian businesses to partner on the new Norwegian Open AI Lab. Spirit Energy strikes out in the Barents Sea, north of Johan Castberg field https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/15/spirit-energy-strikes-out-in-the-barents-sea-north-of-johan-castberg-field Spirit Energy Norge AS, operator of production license 852, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7322/7-1. The well is dry. Norway to tamp down on oil spending after wealth fund deposits https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/14/norway-to-tamp-down-on-oil-spending-after-wealth-fund-deposits Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is ready to start reining in oil spending after the government began putting money back into the sovereign wealth fund again. Fugro resumes acquisition of data for Norway's Mareano seabed mapping program https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/10/fugro-resumes-acquisition-of-data-for-norways-mareano-seabed-mapping-program Fugro has been awarded a hydrographic survey contract, valued at NOK 44.7 million (approximately €4.7 million), by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service. The survey is part of the Mareano seabed mapping program, which is financed by Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Climate and Environment. Aker Solutions wins hook-up, commissioning work for Johan Sverdrup https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/10/aker-solutions-wins-hook-up-commissioning-work-for-johan-sverdrup Aker Solutions has, in collaboration with Kvaerner, secured additional hook-up and commissioning work for Equinor's Johan Sverdrup field, offshore Norway. Aker BP acquires license portfolio from Total https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/8/1/aker-bp-acquires-license-portfolio-from-total Aker BP has entered into an agreement with Total EandP Norge to acquire its interests in a portfolio of 11 licenses on the Norwegian Continental Shelf for a cash consideration of $205 million. PG Flow Solutions to supply MEG package to Nova tie-back project https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/18/pg-flow-solutions-to-supply-meg-package-to-nova-tie-back-project Rosenberg WorleyParson AS has awarded PG Flow Solutions subsidiary Calder Ltd. a contract to supply a MEG pump package to the Nova tie-back to Gjøa project. Norway oil strike escalates with limited supply impact https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/16/norway-oil-strike-escalates-with-limited-supply-impact Norwegian drilling workers escalated a strike early Monday, with the impact on the country’s oil production expected to remain limited to one North Sea field in the short term. Oil strike in Norway shuts Shell field as escalation looms https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/10/oil-strike-in-norway-shuts-shell-field-as-escalation-looms A strike curtailed oil production off Norway for the first time in six years as Royal Dutch Shell Plc shut a North Sea field and workers threatened to escalate labor action during the weekend. A/S Norske Shell drills dry hole southwest of Knarr field https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/9/as-norske-shell-drills-dry-hole-southwest-of-knarr-field A/S Norske Shell, operator of production license 373S, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 34/5-2 S. The well is dry.