Tagged: Drilling

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)...

Environmentally friendly drilling solutions in the US

Statoil is the first operator in the US Gulf of Mexico to adopt the Riserless Mud Recovery (RMR) system that reduces discharges to sea. The environmentally friendly drilling solution has been used on the...

New technology in North Sea test

A new method which simplifies drilling operations in unstable formations and thereby saves time and costs has been tested by Statoil on the Brage field. This “liner drilling” solution makes it possible to operate...

Saipem awarded new offshore drilling contract in Norway

Saipem has been awarded two new offshore drilling contracts for a total value of approximately USD$ 460 million. The contracts are for the charter of Saipem’s Scarabeo 5 and Perro Negro 2 offshore drilling...

StatoilHydro: Technology developments paying off

Better drilling methods are making the single biggest contribution to improving recovery from Norway’s offshore fields. A number of solutions adopted by StatoilHydro this year are already yielding good results, writes Inger Ueland for StatoilHydro.com...

Forming a Norwegian government – no easy matter

The future government in Norway faces several tough decisions including the size of welfare expenditure and whether oil and gas drilling should be allowed in sensitive areas off the north-western coast, writes Monster and...

Norway vote may break Lofoten drilling gridlock

OSLO, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Norway’s election next month offers a chance to break years of political gridlock over oil and gas activities in the pristine Lofoten region, one of the last major stretches...