Tagged: North Sea

Det norske Reports Small Discovery at Jetta

ExxonMobil E&P Norway AS (ExxonMobil), the operator of Production License 027D, is about to conclude the drilling of exploration well 25/8-17 and the appraisal well 25/8-17A. Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) has carried...

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...

Joint hunt for suitable CO2 storage

Norwegian and British authorities are working together in the so-called One North Sea Project to identify suitable formations under the North Sea where carbon dioxide (CO2) can be stored. The first report from the...

Oil windfall at heart of tight Norway election

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s ruling center-left is within reach of becoming the first government to win re-election since 1996 when the North Sea state began investing its oil windfall in an offshore fund. The...

StatoilHydro inaugurates floating wind turbine

The world’s first full-scale floating wind turbine – StatoilHydro’s Hywind pilot – is being officially inaugurated in the North Sea today, 8 September. “Today, we’re inaugurating the pilot facility which could help floating wind...

Norway cuts arctic barrel count

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has cut by 20 percent its best estimate of how much oil and gas lies in the budding near-arctic oil province of the southern Barents Sea, it was revealed Tuesday....

Norway mayor sends letter to UK through gas pipeline

A Norwegian mayor has sent a letter to a British mayor through the world’s longest underwater pipeline, AFP reported on Aug. 26. Bernhard Riksfjord, mayor of Aukra in Møre og Romsdal, dropped a box with a...

RXT wins seismic contract in Norway

The multi-component seismic company Reservoir Exploration Technology ASA (RXT) has been awarded a contract in Norway. The survey duration is estimated to three weeks. The survey will be acquired with RXT’s operation RXT4 –...