Westwood Global Energy reports that there was one exploration well programme active as of May 27, plus one development programme with an exploration sidetrack planned. One exploration well programme was completed and one exploration well programme spudded in May.
Four exploration wells and one appraisal well were active in Norway at the end of September. Three wells were completed and one well spudded in September.
Equinor has made an oil discovery with the Sputnik exploration well in the Barents Sea.
Westwood Global Energy reports that there were six active exploration wells and one active appraisal well at the end of July. Since the last report, five exploration wells have spudded and six E&A wells have completed on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
Westwood Global Energy reports that there were five active exploration wells and two active appraisal wells as of June 25. Since the last report, six wells have spudded and four have completed.
Studies continue to identify northern Norway and the Arctic as a growth area for the Norwegian oil and gas industry.
Greenpeace has boarded an oil rig in Norway in protest to drilling plans in the Arctic.
Var Energi today hailed its success with the Goliat West appraisal well in the Barents Sea.
Equinor has made discovery containing up to 24billion cubic feet of gas in the Barents Sea.
A report due to be published by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) today will claim there are still "plenty" of oil and gas discoveries to be made in the North Sea, the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea.
Norwegian operator Aker BP has made a non-commercial discovery with the Svanefjell wildcat well in the Barents Sea.
Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum said today that drilling had commenced on the Alta discovery in the southern Barents Sea.
Statoil and its project partners will invest £450million in the further development of the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea.
A total of eleven firms have applied for Norwegian shelf production licences in the 24th licencing round.
The licensees involved in the Johan Castberg discovery in the Barents Sea submitted their development and operation plans to authorities today.
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.
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%.
Statoil's wildcat in the Barents Sea came up dry, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate today confirmed.
Swedish firm Lundin Petroleum's Borselv well in the Barents Sea is dry, Norwegian authorities said today.
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.
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) today admitted to an error in an assessment of the Barents Sea’s ability to generate oil revenues.
Norway has granted Lundin a drilling permit for another well on the Alta discovery in the Barents Sea. The Leiv Eiriksson rig will drill the well. Lundin Norway operates the licence with a 40% stake. Idemitsu Petroleum and Dea Norge each hold 30%.
Lundin has been granted consent to drill an exploration well in the Alta prospect in the Barents Sea.
Norway has doubled its estimates for undiscovered oil and gas resources in the Barents Sea.
Statoil has received consent from Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority to drill an exploration well in the Barents Sea.