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Equinor concludes drilling of Sigrun appraisal well, offshore Norway

Equinor Energy AS, operator of production license (PL) 025, has concluded the drilling of appraisal well 15/3-11 on the 15/3-4 (Sigrun) oil and gas discovery.

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

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

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

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

Aker Solutions has, in collaboration with Kvaerner, secured additional hook-up and commissioning work for Equinor's Johan Sverdrup field, offshore Norway.

What’s new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Into the weeds

Aker BP acquires license portfolio from Total

Aker BP has entered into an agreement with Total E&P 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

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

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

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

A/S Norske Shell, operator of production license 373S, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 34/5-2 S. The well is dry.

Compliant screen raises the bar for successful and cost-efficient sand control

Maxime “Max” Coffin, Keith Oddie, Halliburton

Hydraulic screen technology in sand control completion can maximize asset value while providing a simpler, more flexible installation that improves reliability.

Nexans wins major subsea umbilical contract from Equinor for Troll Phase 3 development

The Troll oil and gas field is the most prolific field on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS), with more than half of its reserves still remaining after over 20 years of production.

Aker BP boosts digitalization agenda with Resoptima

Aker BP has entered a three-year cooperation agreement with Resoptima for the incorporation of Resoptima’s software solutions into Aker BP’s digitalization effort within reservoir management.

Equinor announces approval of Snorre Expansion Project

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Snorre Expansion Project.

Spirit Energy Norge completes Fogelberg appraisal wells

Spirit Energy Norge AS, operator of production licence 433, has completed the drilling of appraisal wells 6506/9-4 S and 6506/9-4 A on gas and condensate discovery 6506/9-2 S (Fogelberg).

Lundin identifies additional resource potential at Edvard Grieg field

Lundin Petroleum AB has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has successfully completed the PDO development drilling program at its operated Edvard Grieg field on the Utsira High, in the Norwegian North Sea. A significant reserves upgrade and extension of the production plateau have been made since the PDO, with additional resource potential identified in the area.

C-Kore Systems awarded contract with A/S Norske Shell

C-Kore Systems recently secured a contract with A/S Norske Shell for a deployment in the fall 2018 on their Draugen field in Norway.

Halliburton secures field assessment, well construction contract from OKEA

OKEA AS and Halliburton have announced the companies have signed a well construction services agreement to implement Halliburton Landmark’s full suite of software in the iEnergy cloud and field development planning services for all OKEA fields in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).