Norway gives go-ahead for Johan Sverdrup Phase 2

May 15, 2019

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has approved the plan for development and operation of the Equinor-operated Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 project.

UK reserves up, but well count falls short

May 15, 2019

The Oil and Gas Authority has issued findings from its latest ‘Tier Zero’ meeting with managing directors of the 22 largest oil and gas producers on the UK continental shelf.


Norwegian authorities approve North Sea drilling, intervention requests

May 15, 2019

ConocoPhillips Skandinavia has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to use a new submarine cable at the Eldfisk complex in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Equinor hands out offshore Norway drilling contracts

May 15, 2019

Equinor has awarded drilling service contracts valued at around NOK2.5 billion ($286 million) in total for new and existing field developments offshore Norway.


System shows real-time condition of North Sea Grieg platform

May 14, 2019

Eigen has supplied a new safety barrier management system to Lundin Norway, designed to deliver real-time health status of the Edvard Greig platform in the Norwegian North Sea.

Trestakk subsea tieback cleared for start-up

May 14, 2019

Equinor has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to start operations at the Trestakk field in license PL091 in the Norwegian Sea.


Deepwater Blackrock well finds oil west of Shetland

May 14, 2019

Siccar Point has proven oil and gas in the deepwater Blackrock prospect west of Shetland.

Mixers to cut salt content for North Sea Vale-Heimdal tieback

May 14, 2019

Aker Solutions has contracted ProSep to supply two MAX+ ProSalt mixers to Equinor’s Heimdal Gas Centre platform in the Norwegian North Sea.


Wave power system reaches milestone in the Adriatic Sea

May 13, 2019

Ocean Power Technologies Inc.’s PB3 PowerBuoy deployed in the Adriatic Sea has produced more than one MegaWatt-hour cumulative energy to date.

West of Shetland EPS enters start-up phase

May 13, 2019

Hurricane Energy says first hydrocarbons have flowed into the process system of the FPSO Aoka Mizu west of Shetland.


Four Rever vessels on North Sea support duty

May 13, 2019

Rever Offshore (formerly Bibby Offshore) has deployed all four of its subsea vessels since the start of last month for projects in the UK North Sea.

Predator states case for Ram Head subsea-shore project offshore Ireland

May 11, 2019

Predator Oil & Gas Holdings has issued a prospective resources update and conceptual development plan for the Ram Head gas field offshore southern Ireland.


OGTC provides further funding for subsea liquid removal technique

May 11, 2019

Worley’s INTECSEA consultancy has funding from the Oil & Gas Technology Centre for prototype testing of its Pseudo Dry Gas liquid removal system.

OGTC supporting heavy oil recovery prototype

May 10, 2019

Cavitas Energy has secured funding from the Oil and Gas Technology Centre for a new solution for heavy oil.


Write-down of Maria reserves an appraisal issue, consultant claims

May 10, 2019

Wintershall DEA’s Maria field in the Norwegian Sea has undergone a 71% downward revision to the 207 MMboe of reserves estimated at sanction following underperformance, according to consultant Westwood Energy.

PSA issues findings on drilling rig incident offshore Norway

May 10, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has finished investigating an incident earlier this year on the Equinor-contracted semisubmersible West Hercules.


OGIC supports two decommissioned well techniques

May 10, 2019

Clearwell Technology is working on Therm-X-Mill, a thermal energy device for downhole, in situ removal of production tubing components.

Aker BP sanctions infill wells to lift North Sea Valhall recovery

May 09, 2019

Aker BP and its partners in the Valhall field in the southern Norwegian North Sea have taken a final investment decision for the first phase of the Wellhead Platform Production Recovery project.


North Sea jackup to be converted to hybrid low-emissions rig

May 09, 2019

Maersk Drilling plans to upgrade its ultra-harsh environment jackup Maersk Intrepid to a hybrid rig with low nitrogen oxide emissions for operations offshore Norway.

Catalyst signs agreements with two contractors on UK North Sea exploration drilling

May 09, 2019

Azinor Catalyst has committed to drill two exploratory wells in the UK central North Sea next year, as part of a planned three-well campaign.


Catalyst signs agreements with two contractors on UK North Sea exploration drilling

May 09, 2019

Azinor Catalyst has committed to drill two exploratory wells in the UK central North Sea next year, as part of a planned three-well campaign.

Maersk Resilient to drill North Sea Harvey appraisal well

May 09, 2019

Independent Oil and Gas has signed a letter of intent with Maersk Drilling UK for the Harvey gas appraisal well in the UK southern North Sea.


Norwegian research center commissions hyperbaric test facilities

May 09, 2019

NUI, an independent hyperbaric research and test facility, has ordered two large hyperbaric pressure chamber systems from Optime Subsea.

OTC 2019: Equinor official describes future challenges, opportunities of Norwegian Continental Shelf

May 09, 2019

The Norwegian Continental Shelf is expected to remain a viable offshore oil and gas play for many years to come, but future E&P opportunities will not be without challenge and difficulty.



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