Tagged: Snøhvit

Prominent guests visit Melkøya

Executive vice president Øystein Michelsen in Statoil welcomed Norwegian industry and trade minister Trond Giske and US ambassador Barry B. White to the Hammerfest LNG plant today. “It was gratifying to show these two...

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...

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: oil, gas shed emissions

  Norway is still off course in the great race to slow emissions by amounts made “binding” by the Kyoto “climate” treaty, although the Scandinavian country showed Tuesday it had made great gains in...

StatoilHydro plans 21 production shutdowns this year

A total of 21 production shutdowns are planned by StatoilHydro on the Norwegian continental shelf during 2009. This extensive work programme aims to achieve safer and more efficient facilities. In addition to required maintenance...

Two months shutdown at Snøhvit

StatoilHydro’s LNG plant at Melkøya on the coast of the Barents Sea will stop production for at least two months from mid-August, reports Reuters. The plant has been beset by teething troubles since the start-up...

Hammerfest third worst polluter

The northern Norwegian town Hammerfest has passed Oslo and is now on third place amongst greenhouse gas-emitting towns in Norway, reports Barents Observer. In the period 1991-2007, greenhouse gas emissions increased in 4 out...

Norwegian Oil Firm Goes to Energy’s Last Frontier

HAMMERFEST, Norway — A Norwegian oil company has gone to the ends of the earth — almost literally — to get at some of the world’s last untapped energy resources. StatoilHydro ASA operates a pioneering...