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Aker BP awards framework contract to Schlumberger for 4D seismic data

Aker BP has entered into a framework contract with Schlumberger for acquisition of 4D seismic data.

GE, Halvorsen TEC consortium to supply seawater sulfate removal unit for Johan Castberg

Marking a commercial milestone in process water treatment for the offshore oil and gas industry, Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil has selected a consortium led by GE Water & Process Technologies and Halvorsen TEC to supply a complete seawater sulfate removal unit (SRU) to help protect production wells in Statoil’s Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea, off Norway.

NPD doubles resource estimate for Barents Sea

According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s new calculations, the undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea are twice as large as previously assumed.

AGR set to deliver reservoir management to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

AGR has been awarded a new framework agreement with the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).

Lundin Norway completes drilling of Edvard Grieg appraisal well

Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338, has completed the drilling of appraisal well 16/1-27 at Edvard Grieg field in the central part of the North Sea.

Shell and four European energy companies sign financing agreement with Nord Stream 2 AG

Shell and four European companies – ENGIE, OMV, Uniper and Wintershall – signed financing agreements with Nord Stream 2 AG, the company responsible for the planning, construction and future operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Lukoil produces 2 million tonnes at Vladimir Filanovsky field

LUKOIL has reached another milestone with 2 million tonnes of oil, produced at Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea.

TGS announces Crean 3D multi-client project in Ireland

TGS announces new multi-client acquisition project, Crean 3D on the Irish Atlantic Margin.

Growth in Europe’s demand for Russian gas confirms importance of Nord Stream 2

A working meeting between Alexey Miller, chairman of the Gazprom management committee, and Rainer Seele, chairman of the executive board of OMV, took place in Moscow on April 20th.

Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling in Barents Sea

Statoil is the operator for production license 532 in the Barents Sea and has received consent to drill exploration well 7219/9-2 in a prospect named Kayak.

ONS reveals theme for next year's event, ONS 2018: INNOVATE

ONS has announced the main theme for next year’s event, ONS 2018. The main theme is INNOVATE.

Norway's labor seeks to soothe oil industry amid Lofoten shift

Norway’s oil industry has nothing to fear from a return to power of the Labor Party in elections later this year, according to the deputy leader of the biggest opposition group.

Wind powered oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

The DNV GL-led joint industry project for wind powered water injection (WIN WIN) has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection.

Wintershall Noordzee announces first oil at Ravn field in Danish North Sea

Wintershall Noordzee B.V. has commenced production from its first own-operated Danish oil field. Ravn field (Block 5/06) produces oil from a depth of approximately 4,000 m via a newly constructed production platform in the Danish North Sea, some 300 km North of the Dutch town of Den Helder.

FMS, Interocean Marine Services align to form FMS Interocean

An international mooring firm has boosted its multi-million-pound inventory value after securing an additional £5million of offshore equipment, as part of an alliance deal with a global marine services company.

Aker BP receives consent to drill exploration well offshore Norway

Aker BP ASA is the operator of production licence 442 in the North Sea. Aker BP has made a discovery in a prospect named Frigg Gamma Delta, around 20 km east of the Frigg field.

Shell publishes 2016 sustainability report

Royal Dutch Shell has published its sustainability report for 2016, which describes how it is working responsibly to help meet the world’s growing demand for more and cleaner energy.

North Sea expected to see 30 crude, natural gas projects start operations by 2020, says GlobalData

Despite the low cycle that the market is facing, a total of 30 crude and natural gas projects are expected to start operations in the North Sea by 2020.

Lundin Petroleum's international spinoff approved

In addition to shareholder approval, Lundin Petroleum received the regulatory consents and approvals to complete the internal reorganization of the Lundin Petroleum Group to spin-off its assets in Malaysia, France and the Netherlands into IPC. The reorganization was completed on April 7, 2017.

Wood Group secures design contract for Statoil's Snorre Expansion Project

Wood Group has been awarded a contract with Statoil to provide front end engineering design (FEED) to the subsea flowline system of the Snorre Expansion Project in the Norwegian North Sea.