Tagged: North Sea

North Sea divers display dignity, aplomb

The Norwegian government’s unveiling of a plaque dedicated to the pioneer divers and surviving relatives was a somber, dignified affair Michael Sandelson The Foreigner Some 250 people attended the event hosted by the Norwegian...

Nomination of areas for storage of CO2

Published  2011-06-26 Maritimeandenergy.com Minister of Petroleum and Energy Ola Borten Moe has invited the industry to nominate areas in the North Sea and Norwegian Sea that might be suited for exploration for reservoirs for storage...

Gudrun plan submitted to the authorities

Today, 23 February, the plan for development and operation (PDO) of the North Sea Gudrun field was submitted to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy for approval. The Norwegian Parliament is expected to approve...

Norway joins cooperation on energy grid in the North Sea

Today the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Riis-Johansen, signed a political declaration on strengthening the regional cooperation on development of an offshore energy grid in the North Sea region. On the side...

Statoil awarded exploration licences

Statoil has today been awarded shares in eight exploration licences on the Norwegian continental shelf. The company is operator on six of the licenses. The Norwegian authorities’ awards in predefined areas in 2009 (TFO2009)...

Gjøa gets its sea legs

During the last few days the deck and hull of the Gjøa platform have been mated together in the fjord outside the Norwegian town of Stord. There were exacting requirements for precision and weather...

Fined for Statfjord incident

The Rogaland county public prosecutor notified Statoil Dec.18 that it has been fined NOK 25 million following the oil leak from the Statfjord A loading buoy on Dec. 12, 2007. “We have noted the...

Statoil gas platform shut down after leak

Today, a gas leak shut down production at a North Sea natural gas platform operated by Statoil ASA, the company said. Production was halted at the unmanned Sleipner B platform after an alarm alerted...

Statfjord – a giant turns 30!

Statfjord, one of the North Sea’s oldest and largest oil fields, has during these years produced oil and gas worth a total of NOK 1,200 billion. That is equivalent to half the value of...