A "well control" incident on the West Hercules rig is being investigated by Norway's offshore safety watchdog.
Equinor and partners have detected 12-25 million recoverable barrels of oil at the Skruis exploration well in the Johan Castberg licence.
Equinor has booked Seadrill's West Hercules rig for two wells in the Barents Sea in spring 2019.
Norway scooped up 4,500 kilometres worth of 2D seismic data in the Barents Sea in autumn 2017.
Lundin Petroleum this morning confirmed it had kick-started drilling of exploration well 7219/12-3 on the Hurri prospect in PL533 in the southern Barents Sea.
Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum said today that its Hufsa prospect in the Barents Sea was "non-commercial".
Japanese firm Inpex has agreed to buy a 40% stake in a licence in the Barents Sea from Bayerngas.
Statoil and Eni have jointly awarded Bristow contracts for two Sikorsky S92 helicopters operating out of Hammerfest, Norway.
Lundin Petroleum has commenced drilling the exploration well 7130/4-1 on the Ørnen prospect.
ElectroMagnetic GeoServices (EMGS) has signed two new licensing agreements with two oil companies in the Barents Sea worth $1.6million. The contracts come as the company revealed a loss of revenue in its second quarter earnings.