Statoil has awarded Sembcorp Marine in Singapore the £375million contract to build the hull and integrated living quarters for the vessel which will serve the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea.
Statoil and its project partners in the Fram field off Norway have agreed to invest more than £90million to increase production from the asset.
Norway has given Swedish firm Lundin permission to drill a wildcat well in the Barents Sea. The Leiv Eiriksson rig will carry out the drilling campaign on licence area 533. Lundin operates the licence and holds a 35% stake. Aker BP also has 35% while DEA has 30%.
The Oslo Stock Exchange will admit the shares of a new offshore drilling contractor set up by billionaire John Fredriksen.
Norwegian oil service investment firm Akastor said today that a Japanese business had provisionally agreed to buy into one of its portfolio companies.
Norwegian oil service firm Aker Solutions posted an increase in third quarter profits thanks to a cost efficiency drive and its involvement in major projects.
Statoil's chief executive will continue in his role after deciding not to exercise his contractual right to retire at the age of 62.
The renewable energy revolution doesn’t scare the man overseeing western Europe’s biggest crude oil spigot.
Norway’s offshore safety watchdog has given Statoil permission to drill an exploration well in the North Sea. Drilling of the Tune Statfjord prospect on production licence 190 is expected to start in November and last about 100 days. Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible rig, operated by Odfjell Drilling, will be used on the drilling campaign.
The 24,000 tonne topside for the Aasta Hansteen platform has set sail to Norway from South Korea onboard the Dockwise White Marlin.
Swedish firm Lundin Petroleum's Borselv well in the Barents Sea is dry, Norwegian authorities said today.
Norwegian private equity fund HitecVision has restructured oil service group Apply after more than doubling its stake through a £37.5million investment.
Statoil said today that it had reached its 2020 carbon emissions reduction target already.
Norway has given German firm Wintershall permission to drill an exploration well on the Balderbra prospect in the Norwegian Sea.
Japanese firm Inpex has agreed to buy a 40% stake in a licence in the Barents Sea from Bayerngas.
Norway’s offshore safety watchdog said today that it had uncovered a number of flaws in Statoil’s drilling and well operations on the Visund A facility.
Austrian oil company OMV’s appraisal well on the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea has encountered an oil column, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said today.
Statoil and Eni have jointly awarded Bristow contracts for two Sikorsky S92 helicopters operating out of Hammerfest, Norway.