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Wood secures Kollsnes gas processing EPCI contract

Wood has secured a new $42m contract from international energy company Equinor, on behalf of operator Gassco, to provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation services at the Kollsnes gas processing plant in Norway.

Equinor drilling new Martin Linge wells to resolve well barrier deficiencies

In four gas wells that were drilled at Martin Linge before Equinor took ownership in 2018, well barrier deficiencies that are considered to make them inappropriate for safe production have been identified.

Clariant’s O2 remover solution helps Johan Sverdrup team win Equinor’s prestigious “Hero Award”

The Johan Sverdrup is one of Norway’s largest oilfields and will, at peak production, supply 25% of the Norwegian oil supply. Production started in October 2019 where Clariant was awarded the production chemical supply contract in 2017 and has been part of the project phase supporting Equinor in the development of this giant new oil field.

The rise of floating offshore wind energy

Patrick Belenfant, Hélène Butat, Paul-Gaspard de Bovis, Bourbon Subsea Services

To help achieve carbon reduction goals, substantial growth is expected in the floating offshore wind sector. To efficiently harness the renewable resource, a European contractor is taking a leading role by installing powerful floating wind turbines in challenging environments.

Norway cuts September crude shipments to help limit global supply

While Norway isn’t officially participating in production cuts orchestrated by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allied nations, it nonetheless pledged to curb output.

Equinor promotes technology chief to CEO to lead clean-energy push

Anders Opedal, 52, will take over in November with a mandate to accelerate Equinor’s transformation into a broader energy company as pressure grows on the industry to act on climate change.

Neptune Energy confirms significant discovery at Dugong well

Neptune Energy and its partners today announced the commercial discovery of oil at the Dugong well (PL882) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, the largest discovery in Norway so far this year.

Ampelmann and Olympic Shipping join forces in project for Ithaca Energy in the North Sea

Ampelmann has secured a contract with Olympic Shipping to support topside commissioning work on Ithaca Energy’s FPF-1 offshore semi-submersible in the North Sea.

Equinor tallies Q2 profit on trading gains, tax changes

Equinor ASA reported a surprise profit in the second quarter, helped by trading gains in chaotic markets and a tax change designed to help the Norwegian oil industry through the Covid-19 crisis.

Neptune Energy’s North Sea projects mark major milestones

Neptune Energy announced the safe and successful installation of subsea oil and gas production flowlines and gas lift flowlines for its Duva & Gjøa P1 developments in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

Norway’s offshore oil and gas activity accelerating in 2H 2020

"There is still a basis for high, long-term value creation on the Norwegian shelf. The political decisions have helped stabilize an extraordinary and demanding situation. The temporary change will contribute to a continued high activity level, on par with what we forecasted before the pandemic and the drop in the oil price," Director General Ingrid Sølvberg says.

Aker Solutions, Kvaerner transform to seize renewable-energy opportunities

“At a time when renewables have developed from niche technologies to global industries, Aker’s ambitions exceed the announced spin-offs in Aker Solutions,” Aker Chief Executive Officer Oyvind Eriksen said in a statement. “We take an active role to position ourselves in a broader and rapidly growing renewable energy industry.”

Norway to tackle $100 billion P&A liabilities with new oilfield tech

North Sea nations and oil companies face costs of more than $100 billion to shut down old wells in the depleted region. Researchers in Norway believe they can cut that figure dramatically.

ICONIC tallies first successful North Sea instrumented tubular plug installation

ICONIC has successfully installed its first iTP (Instrumented Tubular Plug) in the Norwegian North Sea. Designed to provide real-time pressure and temperature data anywhere in the well, the iTP has been qualified for use on HPHT wells.

Stauper Offshore wins Martin Linge platform upgrade contract

Stauper Offshore AS was awarded a contract by TechnipFMC for the upgrade of the Compact Flotation Units (CFU) at Equinor´s Martin Linge platform in the North Sea.

Neptune Energy confirms hydrocarbon discovery at Dugong well

Neptune Energy and its partners announced the discovery of hydrocarbons at the Dugong well (PL 882) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

Neptune Energy awards remote monitoring contract to Fugro

Neptune Energy announced the award of a subsea inspection contract to leading geo-data specialist, Fugro, which will employ state-of-the-art remote monitoring technology to survey subsea structures at the Cygnus gas field in the UK’s southern North Sea.

Ampelmann secures five new offshore wind contracts in the North Sea

Ampelmann has secured five new contracts in offshore wind over the course of a month with Norwegian companies BOA, Volstad, Olympic Shipping, Siem Offshore and DOF.

Norway sets oil export records as OPEC+ cuts leave a void in the market

As OPEC and its allies make their deepest cuts yet to crude production, Norway’s giant Johan Sverdrup oil field is exporting more than ever before.

Neptune Energy completes safe removal of three Dutch North Sea platforms

Neptune Energy has completed the safe removal of the L10-C, L10-D and L10-G platforms from the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The platforms have been providing offshore natural gas to the Netherlands for around 40 years and ceased production in 2016.