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ONS 2016: Statoil tells ONS crowd that it continues to plan for exploitation of Barents Sea

Some professionals in the global oil and gas industry might think that with oil prices continuing to perform at sub-par levels, all thought of exploiting Arctic plays like the Barents Sea has ceased. But that’s just not true, according to Statoil Executive V.P. Tim Dodson.

ONS 2016: Equipped for the new frontier challenges?

Sub-zero temperatures, high seas, strong winds and low daylight present their own unique challenges for the offshore sector. Conditions can be tough in the frontier areas opening up in the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea—which may call for specialized equipment and robust offshore personnel.

Forged completion landing string addresses industry challenges

Mathieu Massines, Romain Branly, Alexandre Catry, Vallourec

A new forged completion landing string gives operators and drilling contractors the flexibility to use the same tubular string for both drilling and completion operations, without compromising performance or safety.

The last barrel

Roger Jordan, World Oil

It isn’t just about oil

Subsea processing: A holistic approach to subsea development

Tine Bauck Irmann-Jacobsen, Forsys Subsea

Advances in technology are enabling the discovery of, and access to, offshore hydrocarbon reserves previously thought uneconomical. However, many viable-but-challenging projects are put on hold because of uncertainties about their feasibility, high start-up costs, and long lead times. To solve these problems, several holistic subsea processing systems have been created to enhance field economics.

Wired drill pipe delivers 4.25 rig days of net savings

Brian Van Burkleo, Reina Teelken, NOV

The implementation of wired drill pipe (WDP) telemetry on the Martin Linge project was proven successful with quantified time savings and the use of two new technologies, the dual integrated reamer and the seismic-while-drilling tool.

Eni starts production at Goliat field in Barents Sea

Eni has started production at Goliat field, 85 km northwest of Hammerfest, Norway. The field lies within Production License 229, in an ice-free area in the Barents Sea.

Barents Sea safety and rescue capabilities assessed

Peter Schütz, DNV GL

Conditions in the Barents Sea are more favorable for offshore activities than in other Arctic areas.

Regional Report: The Arctic

Mike Slaton, Contributing Editor

Prices, sanctions and environmental politics chill the air

North Energy farms out of Barents Sea license

North Energy has signed a sale and purchase agreement with Pure E&P Norway, whereby North Energy sells its 10% interest in PL 708 to Pure.

IKM Ocean Design inks Johan Sverdrup hot-tap contract

An engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Johan Sverdrup gooseneck spool and retrofit hot-tap tee has been awarded to IKM Ocean Design by Statoil on behalf of pipeline operator Gassco.

Statoil second-quarter profit beats estimates as output rises

Statoil, Norway’s biggest oil and gas producer, said adjusted earnings after tax fell 27% in the second-quarter following a plunge in crude prices.

Baker Hughes bags integrated drilling services contract for Johan Sverdrup

Statoil has awarded Baker Hughes Norway the onshore contract for integrated drilling services for Johan Sverdrup.

EMGS inks 3D EM data licensing agreements in Barents Sea

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) has entered into two new data licensing agreements for the provision of 3D EM data from EMGS' multi-client data library in the Barents Sea.

Fjords Processing wins supplier award from GE

Fjords Processing was recently honored by General Electric (GE) through its supplier award, Excellence in Customer Centricity. The prestigious award recognizes suppliers that consistently meet the sourcing critical to quality and price, delivery quality, and demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to GE.

Lundin finds oil, gas with Alta appraisal wells in Barents Sea

Lundin Petroleum's wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway has successfully completed the drilling of appraisal well 7220/11-2 and sidetrack 7220/11-2 A in the western part of the Alta discovery in PL609, in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.

Suretank appoints William Wilson as sales manager for Norway

Suretank, provider of engineered solutions to the offshore oil and gas industry, has appointed William Wilson as sales manager for Norway.

Statoil orders Kongsberg technology delivery for Johan Sverdrup field

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a call-off order for delivery of the Safety and Automation System (SAS), Life Cycle Simulator and SAS Information Management System for the four platforms on the Johan Sverdrup field centre in Norway.

Petrofac supports Bumi Armada with maintenance build for North Sea FPSO

Petrofac has been awarded a contract to support maintenance management system (MMS) implementation for Bumi Armada’s North Sea bound FPSO, the Armada Kraken.

Gudrun leak could have proved fatal, Statoil finds

Statoil has completed its investigation into a leak on Gudrun platform.