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Wood awarded maintenance data build contract by Total Denmark E&P

Wood has secured a new four-year contract with Total Denmark E&P to provide the development and delivery of a significant operations readiness assurance scope for the Tyra redevelopment project, located 225 km west of Esbjerg, on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark.

Ampelmann secures new decommissioning project in the Southern North Sea

Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions based in the Netherlands, has made another step forward in the field of decommissioning with a recently secured contract in the Southern North Sea.

BHGE secures three-year subsea services contract extension from Equinor

Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), has received a three-year extension to a subsea services frame agreement with Equinor for its operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

BHGE's Neil Saunders stresses the importance of a leaner, healthier energy sector

It’s great to be back in Stavanger this week for ONS, connecting with customers and peers, highlighting innovation, and sharing information and best practices designed to steer the energy industry forward. We shouldn’t underestimate the importance of Norway and the wider North Sea region for its role—past, present, and future—in technology research, development, and incubation.

Houston street artist to showcase artwork at ONS Festival

In connection with ONS 2018, the Houston delegation in collaboration with ONS, invited GONZO to create a work of art on Skur 6.

Siemens to feature electrification, automation and digitalization solutions at ONS 2018

As companies come together to discuss innovation and how to redefine themselves in this digital environment, Siemens will focus on Topsides 4.0, cybersecurity, subsea power, and energy storage solutions at the upcoming Offshore Northern Seas (ONS) trade fair, August 27-30 in Stavanger, Norway, Booth #2550.

Equinor announces contract for improved recovery at Johan Castberg

Digital technology developed in Norway will help improve recovery from Johan Castberg field, in the Barents Sea. Equinor has awarded Alcatel Submarine Networks a contract for permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM), which in turn has signed a letter of intent with Nexans Norway AS for delivery of subsea cable.

Norway $1-trillion fund's plan to sell oil stocks meets resistance

Norway’s $1-trillion sovereign wealth fund is meeting resistance on its plan to dump more than $40 billion in oil and gas stocks.

Oil crisis gave Norway's giant field a $10-billion boost

Right before Norway’s biggest oil project in decades got the go-ahead in 2015, crude prices fell off a cliff. That turned out to be perfect timing.

Decision day on $1-trillion fund's exit from oil moves closer

Norway is moving closer to deciding whether its $1 trillion wealth fund will dump all its oil and gas stocks.

Losing Lofoten would imperil Norway’s Arctic push, oil boss warns

Backing down on drilling off Norway’s Lofoten islands could also threaten the search for 16 Bbbl of oil and gas that lies beneath the Barents Sea, the country’s energy minister said.

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.

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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.