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.


Productive year for Norwegian explorers

Westwood Global Energy reports that there were four exploration well programmes active as of December 28. Three exploration well programmes were spudded in December and two exploration programmes completed.


Wood, Lundin and Carbon Tracker on road to net-zero

In the age of the Great Energy Transition, oil and gas companies face a dual challenge; to reduce operational emissions whilst keeping up with growing energy demand they will need to increase both asset performance and lifetime. With increasing numbers of incumbent O&G players making net-zero commitments, the sector will increasingly be judged both by their cost per barrel / cubic feet AND their carbon footprint per barrel.


Lundin to drill Barents Sea wildcat well

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%.

Oil & Gas

Lundin to drill fresh Alta well

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%.    

Oil & Gas

Rowan bags work for jack-up rigs

Offshore drilling contractor Rowan Companies has picked up more work for its jack-up rigs in Norway, the Gulf of Mexico and Saudi Arabia.