Ideology shot us in the foot

I spent a few weeks in the mid-70s blowing up glacial boulders on the Norwegian Statfjord field in preparation for the arrival of the Statfjord Alpha platform.


Robots could replace hundreds of thousands of oil and gas jobs, save billions in drilling costs by 2030, Rystad says

Even when the Covid-19 downturn is finally past us, operators will have to continue exploring new avenues for cost reductions to be better equipped to withstand future market declines. In a report that looked into the adoption of robotics across the petroleum industry, Rystad Energy found that existing solutions could replace hundreds of thousands of oil and gas jobs globally and reduce drilling labor costs by several billion dollars by 2030, if there is an industry push for such a transition.


One in three success rate for Norwegian explorers so far in 2021

Westwood Global Energy reports that there were five exploration well programmes active on the Norwegian Continental Shelf as of February 24. A total of three exploration wells have completed to date in 2021, from which one commercial discovery was made with total resources of c. 57 mmboe, giving a 33% commercial success rate.